In May 2011 Lori Brooks turned another year older and decided that a little “me time” had arrived. Her youngest of three children had just turned 21. So, she thought, where can I lose some weight, tone my muscles, and pamper myself in the hot tub after a workout? The Williamsport YMCA was just the place.

The Williamsport YMCA is a place that can help people become healthy and active but it also can help people that have disabilities.  Lisa Ferari started having some numbness in her hand but didn’t think it was too much of a concern until one morning she woke up finding half her face numb.  An MRI in 2002 finally came to the conclusion Lisa had Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

I am writing this letter to the River Valley Regional YMCA to state how I feel about the services that have been provided with for my 2 year old son.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am with everything that the YMCA has to provide!  The caregivers are hard working, loving, and friendly, while teaching him his name, manners, songs, fingerplays, colors, and numbers, as well as preparing him to transition into the preschool classroom. His teachers are very kind and patient and are even willing to help with potty training.

Susan has been a member of the Y since the summer of 2002. “As a Culinary Arts teacher, I was having problems standing all day. I was experiencing pain in my back and feet.”

I’m 59 years old. I’ll be 60 in May. I’ve been coming to the YMCA since the end of October 2011. My daughter Lisa actually got me started using a free trial. We started on the machines and decided to see what Zumba was all about.