When he first came to the Y, he found it to be a friendly, casual place that makes you feel at home right away and it made him want to come back. He has been coming to the Tioga County Branch YMCA since his start in February of 2014. "The Y staff is very welcoming and supportive. I am grateful the Y is available and that the staff has encouraged me to keep going." Travis continues, "Since joining the Y, I have dropped 35 pounds and am feeling a lot better." Coming to the Y has helped Tom eliminate his back pain, lower his blood pressure, improve his strenth, increase his energy, improve his diabetes and become more alert. He has a goal to lose at least 16 more pounds in the next few months. "I am surprised to be able to do it all at this stage in my life. The Y has really helped me."

We're proud of you Tom!