“The North Penn YMCA makes my life better – and for that, I can’t bestow enough gratitude. Like most parents, my days are incredibly busy. I’m a mother of two young girls who juggles childcare, numerous professional commitments, and social relationships each day. Forgetting about my health and needs is all too easy. My husband and I have tried other gyms, but just getting there was a challenge with an infant at home. Who would watch our daughter? Shouldn’t we do something else to capitalize on family time? In essence, our membership rendered useless despite our desire stay active. This changed when I took advantage of a free trial at our Y. That first time my daughter was happily playing in babysitting while I worked out was a dream! We were both happy and engaging in healthy activities. I was sold. Joining the Y quickly became one of the best decisions we’ve made since moving to the North Penn area.
I love coming to the Y primarily because it’s a place where all our unique needs can be met simultaneously. We love the wellness center and I often attend group exercise sessions. Our kids have tried tons of classes and lessons. The best is when we come here as a family. Spending time here no longer feels like a sacrifice to family time – in fact, the routine enhances it by providing a collective, yet individualized, experience that benefits each of our physical and emotional well-being.
Our Y makes my life easier. It’s little things like the parent parking, family restrooms, stools in the restrooms for kids, snacks allowed in babysitting, and the Readbox that put it over the edge. My daughters happily call babysitting “their classroom” or the “playroom.” It’s obvious that kids and family are always a consideration here. And there’s so many opportunities for kids, and thus our family, to grow here as we age. I find the staff incredibly welcoming and warm. The kids love handing over my card to scan upon entrance and saying bye when we leave. I smile at the sight of people sitting in the lobby chatting with friends for hours. There’s a genuine feeling of community and family wellness here. We always leave happy – and that’s what matters the most. I wish that all families could experience what we have here.”
Jackie Geiger, Owner/Manager, North Penn Under Ten
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