Danny L.

Tacoma Center YMCA

Growing up, Danny Lara was bullied at home and school. He lived with a negative perspective on life until 1987, when a friend taught him about positive thinking using affirmations. That's when Danny started teaching group fitness classes at the Y, and it changed his life. 
 
"I am not perfect, but I try my hardest to be happy!" said Danny. Voted as one of the most inspiring instructors by YMCA members, Danny loves sharing words of encouragement with everyone he can. "God gave me the gift of encouragement!" said Danny.