Morgan Family YMCA

Having a brother with Parkinson’s, Denny was all too familiar with how quickly it can take away fine motor skills, balance, and cognitive ability. So when he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease, he was determined to not let it change his life.

“It was time to join the Y and become serious about exercise,” said Denny.

Since joining the Y, Denny has spent every day working out. His routine ranges from free weights, rock climbing, Yoga, Zumba, boxing, and generally anything that can be defined as vigorous exercise. In the past four years, Denny’s dedication to exercise has helped prevent the progress of his disease.

“The Y helps me stay on task and the staff are always welcoming and encouraging,” said Denny. “They know what I am up against, so they check in to make sure things are going well.”