Ruby N.

Bremerton Family YMCA

When Ruby noticed her clothes were fitting too tight, she decided it was time to start exercising. Her energetic and cheery attitude fit right in with the welcoming atmosphere of the Y, but even with her ability to make friends easily, she was nervous to get started. So, Ruby signed up for a one-on-one coaching session. She formed an instant connection with her coach, who created a plan just right for her, and taught her how to use equipment correctly.

"The staff here have helped me reach my goals," said Ruby. "They are so encouraging and understanding."

As her confidence grew, Ruby became a regular at the Y, sometimes coming five days a week. While she is a MixxedFit enthusiast, the weight room is her favorite.

"I love the weight room because it makes you feel strong!" said Ruby. "One week you might be using ten pounds, and the next time you might be at 15."

The Y has even evolved into a strong social support system for Ruby. Every time she heads to the weight room she has to do a lap, greeting everyone she sees with a bright smile.

"Even when I don't want to work out, I still come to the Y for stress relief by socializing," said Ruby. "I just love everyone here. I can't emphasize enough how awesome the Y is!"

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