Laurie Williamson

Member Stories

I urge everyone to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are available to us in our very own back yard. Kosciusko County residents are so very fortunate to have the YMCA and its many resources. Not only am I continuing to make positive lifestyle changes, I have met so many amazing people and continue to make new friends each time I visit.

Laurie Williamson

About a year ago, I saw a TV commercial advertising a program called LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. As I watched, I recognized a few familiar faces and realized that it was for our local YMCA. As a ten-year cancer survivor, I was starting to experience more of the long-term after effects from my chemotherapy, radiation and on-going medication treatments. I had been telling myself that I needed to get more active and start taking better care of myself to help fend off those side effects. After seeing that advertisement, I wondered if the program was the kick-start I needed. I made an appointment to inquire about it and discovered that it was exactly what I was looking for. I cannot say enough positive things about the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program and the staff at the Y. There is always someone willing to answer my questions and to offer support and encouragement when trying something new or when venturing out of my comfort zone. Although I graduated from the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program last fall, I continue to frequent the Y several times per week. I enjoy trying different classes and am now on a first-name basis with several of the instructors. I also like working out on the weight and cardio machines and walking on both the indoor and outdoor tracks. I recently enrolled in the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention class and have already seen significant results. This too is an amazing class with a very supportive and encouraging instructor. I urge everyone to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are available to us in our very own back yard. Kosciusko County residents are so very fortunate to have the YMCA and its many resources. Not only am I continuing to make positive lifestyle changes, I have met so many amazing people and continue to make new friends each time I visit.

  • Personal Training
  • soccer camp

Seeing people every day in the gym pushing themselves, or just wanting to make improvements, helped motivate me to keep going.

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