Rye Y Story Project: Sandy D.

I joined the Rye YMCA because I was always interested in exercising since I was a teenager. I used to run and do a lot of fast walking but then my knees started to tell me I couldn’t that anymore. So, I had to do something that was a little lighter on my knees and decided to join the Y. I started with the high-end Zumba class which I loved but that wasn’t so great on my knees either. Then I took the aqua aerobics class, loved it, and have been doing it ever since. It has been fifteen years now!

I also take the senior Zumba class at Wainwright House with Angela. I love that class too because it’s gentle Zumba, as I call it. My goal is to keep fit and keep my knees from going crazy!

All in all, the instructors are great, the classes are fun and I love the ladies that I take classes with. Every once in a while, we get together and we really enjoy each other’s company. We have a Christmas party and a Mother’s Day luncheon. It was a lot of fun! If I don’t go to the Y for a week I really miss it and feel I have to get back soon!