Joshua M.

Bremerton Family YMCA

Josh Masters stared at the number on the bathroom scale and decided it was time to make a change. He didn't know how this was going to work, but he did know where he wanted to start. So in July of 2011, Josh found himself at the Y, ready to begin his journey.
It didn't take him long to discover Zumba class at the Y. A naturally passionate person, Josh instantly felt welcome and inspired. In Zumba, he found both an emotional outlet and a physical benefit. "It is no longer a means of exercise, but a means of communication, excitement, and fellowship," he explains. Since his first Zumba class in 2011, Josh has lost over 80 pounds, a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and passion. 
"Never did I believe that the person I was four years ago would now be creating the same thrill and drive for members of the incredible organization that helped turn my life around," said Josh. "The YMCA is a true inspiration in my life, and I am thankful to be a part of this great family."