“I have been working here for more than 10 years and was a member before I started teaching group exercise classes. I was taking Sheri’s Step class and I thought working here would be a win-win-win situation. I can help other people, work out myself and get paid to do something I enjoy. I now teach Step, LaBlast®, a core class and a balance class for seniors. I was approached about working with LIVESTRONG® and said absolutely, what a great program. It’s now my second year doing it and I enjoy helping people get their lives back after such a difficult experience. LIVESTRONG® is a free program here for cancer survivors. They say that exercise can help prevent a recurrence of cancer and to be part of that is awesome. I also like that it’s a group program. The Y itself is a community and this is a community within the Y of people going through a similar experience. I’m very inspired by these people who have such great attitudes and really embrace their lives when they’re facing adversity.”