Why the Y Matters to Me
Yes, there are lots of gyms and fitness centers to choose from. Most all offer equipment, classes and personal training. But there are a couple of major difference to me. Most of the other clubs are profit-driven and their objective is to make as much money as possible. Most personnel and instructors are there because it is their job. At the YMCA, I see it differently. I see a commitment to helping others more than they help themselves. Through coutreach, scholarships, many other programs, the YMCA makes a positive difference in the community. The Y personnel and instructors exhibit passion and purpose in what they do. It's not just a job.
For them to keep doing the great things they do, they need the financial support of the community. So take a moment to reflect on how you can contribute to their goals. Perhaps it is giving up one night out to dinner and donating that money. It would be a small sacrifice for a great benefit.
Thank you in advance for your contributions.