Rye Y Story Project: Diane D.

IDiane-Den September of last year, I had surgery and had to undergo radiation treatments. My doctor, Dr. Stevens, wanted me to lose 15 pounds. She suggested I join the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. I came and interviewed with Barbara who told me I was a good candidate. I joined the 12-week program in January 2014. The teachers Diane, Carol and JT, were all fantastic.

About a month after my LIVESTRONG program was over, I joined the Y. I signed up to be part of the next Enhanced Fitness program. Many of the same people from my LIVESTRONG group were in this 12-week class that met every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I am now participating in all of the follow-up classes. The Y staff are to be commended for their excellence. The programs have given me the ability to continue exercising to achieve my goal.

I consider the Y to be a very special place. It has also given me the opportunity to meet many wonderful people for which I am grateful.