Showing 5 Blog Entries from the 'My Y Story' Category

Y STORY - Finding a New Home

  BAUTISTA FAMILY When a job opportunity relocated the Bautista family from Querétaro México to Oconomowoc in September 2017, they knew it would be an adventure, but this exciting opportunity did not come without challenges. Paco and Andrea wanted to make sure they had a place to go with their children Franco, 3, and Emma, almost 2, to share family activities together, meet new people and be ... Read More »

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Decades of Dedication

Never underestimate the power of consistency. Experts say it takes 21 days for a behavior to develop into a routine. For Barb Hentz, it’s been more like 23 years in the making. Hentz, who’s attended the same fitness class through the YMCA for the last 2 decades, says that it’s really all about finding something you love to do and sticking with what works. “It helps to have a great instructor, ... Read More »

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Swimming My Age

MARY LUTZ (Member 30 years) “Many years ago, I started lap swimming at the “old” Y.  I remember feeling elated when I finished 18 lengths, a quarter of a mile.  WOW!  I continued to build on that reaching 36 soon.  When I got to 54 (3/4 of a mile), that number of laps became my usual swim routine.” “On my 54th birthday, it occurred to me that I was ‘swimming ... Read More »

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Fun, Fitness and Friendship

For Grace Huenink, the YMCA has helped to keep her 85 years young. This active senior member has found that the Y provides her with endless social, physical and emotional benefits. As a widow, who lives alone, the Y provides Grace with both friendship and fitness. She belongs to the Senior Club, enjoys playing cards and taking group trips, as well as working out 3-5 times a week either walking or swimming. “I’ve ... Read More »

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A Great Place to Work and Play

For Jennifer Fell, the Y has always played an instrumental role in her life. In fact, her father, George Howie, was on the Y’s Board of Directors back when the Town and Country YMCA first opened in Oconomowoc in 1965 and she recalls fond childhood memories of her family attending Y outings and ski trips with other families in the community. As an adult, she continued to be active at the Y by working out, competing ... Read More »

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