Rye Y Story Project: Tamora

I’m here for fitness. I’m a runner so strength training is very important. I don’t use machines; I do everything freestyle. My trainer, Brendan Ahearn, is superb. He is very knowledgeable and takes training seriously. He has actually kept me on the road running. I text him ahead of time if I have any issues and he has everything planned out and when I leave here I feel better. It is wonderful.

I support the Y because as a young girl growing up in Charleston, my parents were busy and not very interactive, but we had a rec center and I used to go there. I learned to run there and became part of that community. To me, that is very healthy. I contribute to kids’ programs here because my life was really changed. I’m giving back.