Before Matthew Mouton joined the Y last year, he found his biggest opponent in reaching his fitness goals to be only the weight of his own excuses.
However, once being introduced to the powerful ?blend of good fellowship and fitness? found at the Y, Matthew gained the strength to let go of that weight and began to pursue more than just better health. The Y also allowed him to pursue his passions for Christ, love and his hobby of climbing with the Rescue Mission Climb Team, which trains at the Tacoma Center YMCA twice a week.
?The other members make the gym feel like home,? said Matthew. ?The Y gives me a positive place where I can joke around, be compassionate, do the things I love and also drive myself to be a better person every day.?