Meet Niki

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Today, Niki stretches herself in more ways than one thanks to the Y.

“I was a stay-at-home mom and needed some me-time.”

When Niki joined the YMCA four years ago, she found her me-time and a new passion—competing in triathlons.

“One of my new friends at the Y suggested I train for my first race. I got hooked,” exclaimed Niki. “It lit a fire under me. I lost weight and got healthy.”

Her Reason Why

“Personally, it helped me find my identity again. You pour everything into your kids. The more you take care of yourself, the better mom you’re going to be—the better wife you’re going to be.”

Today, Niki inspires others to chase their dreams and find their reasons why.

“I did that race, felt amazing and completely changed. All because of the Y. It changed my life.


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