Peter

Mel Korum Family YMCA

When Peter realized how difficult it was to get in and out of his wheelchair, he knew he needed to make a change. His first stop was the Y, where he met one-on-one with a health and well-being coach.
 
"The Y has been instrumental in helping me because I have been in Activtrax and FitPath," said Peter. "If this place wasn't welcoming I would not be at the Y."
 
After two years of appointments with staff and hard work, Peter lost 30 pounds and can push himself up a hill and through parking lots in his wheelchair. Beyond his regained sense of independence, Peter has made new friends, and uses his workouts as an opportunity to socialize with the staff and members who motivate him.