Meet the Y: Maria

We’d like to congratulate Maria, one of our most recent Super Member All-Star Highlight (aka SMASHers*) here at East Communities!

Maria was nominated by her Cardio Agility instructor, Bridget, for her dedication.

Bridget nominated Maria because she attends Cardio Agility 3 times a week, rain or shine, and she always fully shows up and works hard!

Maria and her family have been members at the YMCA for over 18 years. It took a while for her to get into a fitness routine when they first joined, but once she established her exercise habit, it quickly turned into a love for staying in shape and living a healthy lifestyle. She’s been a regular ever since.

When we asked Maria why the Y was her gym of choice, she said, “I stay with the Y because of the values it represents and the community it creates,” and “it makes me feel good!”

Congratulations, Maria! Keep up the good work, and we’ll be here with you all the way along the journey!


*SMASHers are nominated by staff or other members because they go above and beyond in their efforts & dedication. They are truly an important part of the fabric of our YMCA community, and they deserve some recognition! If you want to leave some encouragement for our SMASHers, stop by our branch and leave a sticky-note of encouragement on the SMASH boards where their bios are on display.


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