Joshua D and Takako K

Gordon Family YMCA

For active families, it’s nice to have a place around which you can organize your day. That’s what the Daugherty family has found in the YMCA. Joshua Daugherty and Takako Kunikane were first introduced to the Y in Omaha, Nebraska and, after moving to Washington and having two daughters, found that the Gordon Family YMCA was a place to establish what they call their “life routine.”

“It’s almost our second home,” says Joshua. “My family comes here and plans their days around the YMCA. It’s become part of our daily norm.”

The couple’s daughters Sakura and Himawari particularly enjoy swimming in the pool--“The warm one!” says Hima--and climbing the rock wall. Takako has gone from taking MixxedFit classes with Katrina to becoming an instructor herself!

“The Gordon Family YMCA has always kept us active in the community and trying new things,” says Joshua, who is glad knowing his family children always have something to do while he is working as a Client Systems Administrator. “Our kids are now at an age where they are figuring out what they like, and we are taking advantage of all the opportunities here at the Y.”