Carla Parrish and her family are a special part of our Ingram Family YMCA community! We asked her to share what the Y has meant to them:
"My Y community is a positive and inspiring group of people from the staff to the members. The instructors are always there to encourage and motivate in the best way possible. It truly is an asset to the community.
The Y has had a tremendous impact on my life by giving me a welcoming place to pursue my fitness goals. The connections I’ve built over the last couple years have been a wonderful bonus to being a Y member. It’s hard not to be motivated. One of my favorite things is the way the Y recognizes members by hosting periodic fitness challenges and by naming the top scanners for the year. The Y has also had an impact on my younger two children by providing a positive after school program. They have both attended for the last several years and have bonded with many of the counselors/staff during that time. I can’t imagine not having access to this program for them.
I find myself constantly talking about the awesome benefits of the Y. From the great after school program to the countless fitness benefits at the Y. I was excited when I was able to get my coworker to join the Y after her gym closed. Now we enjoy talking about the classes we take each week. I am proud to be a member of the Ingram Y."
We're fortunate to have dedicated members like Carla that make the Y feel even more like home for both our staff and her fellow members.
The Y is a great place to make friends, but as Carla shared, it's fun to invite friends to join with you. If you know someone who could use the support of the Y, encourage them to try a 7-day pass or stop by to learn more about our youth programs.