Members share how the Y has made a positive impact on their lives. To enjoy their full stories, click their name.

  • Thomas Sparkman
    YMCA member Thomas Sparkman achieved his goals of weight loss, increased strength and stamina, and improved health. He attributes his success to determination, and the encouragement and support he receives from staff and members.
  • Aileen Whitley
    YMCA member Aileen Whitley achieved her goal of increased strength and stamina. Plus, she made new friends in her exercise class.
  • Terri Curtis
    YMCA member Terri Curtis feels truly blessed by her YMCA experience following bilateral knee replacement surgery. Learn how she progressed from walking on the indoor track to participating in water fit classes in just one year.
  • Lonny Burger
    Member Lonny Burger credits the Countryside YMCA staff for helping complete his recovery after suffering a cycling injury several years ago.
  • Mark Miller
    Member Mark Miller recently sang the praises of Member Coach Elizabeth Doubet and Personal Trainer Butch Doud.
  • Eric Huddleson
    YMCA member Eric Huddleson recently shared his experience with our Member Coach Elizabeth Doubet and how she, along with a team of Y staffers have helped him on his journey back to health.
  • Dick "Buzz" Pentenburg
    YMCA member Dick "Buzz" Pentenburg is a graduate of our Livestrong at the Y program, and shared with us his experience. We are blessed to have made an impact on his journey back to health and fitness.