Duane Alexander

Member Stories

Mentally (the Y) has impacted me, because I have seen people who have disabilities. . . that still go into the YMCA with a positive attitude. Which just goes to prove that with will-power you can excel in anything, even with slight setbacks.

Duane Alexander

"The YMCA has impacted me in two main areas; physically and mentally. Physically, because I try to make it a daily habit to come to the Y, in order to stay healthy--even though I'm not the skinniest and not the strongest. It has benefited me so I can do more activities that don't necessarily connect to the Y, but I have other options! Mentally it has impacted me, because I have seen people who have disabilities, whether it is autism or someone in a wheelchair or an amputee, that still go into the YMCA with a positive attitude. Which just goes to prove that with will-power you can excel in anything, even with slight setbacks."
Zane Gard, Director of Safety and Recreation says, "I have seen Duane mature significantly over the past year and a half. Not only is he consistently at the Y, but he gets others his age involved."

  • LIVESTRONG
  • Childcare Available

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 | Read More