Nora Hussey's 9-year-old grandson comes to visit
from South Carolina every summer. He is a bright and energetic boy, and he is
autistic. He is a beautiful child, she
says, but as you can imagine, it’s challenging for a retired grandmother with
multiple sclerosis to channel the energy of a young boy and minimize the
frustration he experiences when he communicates. So, she turned to the Y. Read more...
Sewell learned to swim at the Mission Valley YMCA & is now training
for the 2016 Paralympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Read more...
morning practices with the masters program, Nelson Vargas watched kids
from two Linda Vista elementary schools shuttling in and out of the
indoor pool at Mission Valley. Unfortunately, many of them are unable to
afford bathing suits, so he watched as kids learned to swim in cut
jeans, shorts, pants, etc. He had an idea. Read more...
you’re ever at Hazard Center, you may happen upon a growing group of
ladies with a shared interest. They don’t come to work out on the
treadmill or take a yoga class, though some do that on their own. They
come to spend time with each other, trade stories — and knit. Read more...
"Youth & Government made me more confident in public
speaking, which has already helped me in college. I wouldn’t have had the
opportunities I’ve had without the Y." Read more...
first glance, Peter Attia looks like your average, physically fit,
38-year-old. And he is. What you might not realize is how healthy he
really is and what he ate to get there. After extensive reading
and studying, Peter had an epiphany: Fat can be your friend. The key is
to teach your body to burn it instead of storing it. Intrigued? We surely were. Read more....
Poston read the stories on this page and was inspired to share her own.
This military spouse enrolled herself in a Y nutrition class and went
to work reclaiming her health. Read more...
Andersen has been a foster parent for more than a decade. She’s been a
mother, teacher, counselor, and mentor for dozens of young people of all
ages. She’s worked hard to provide a sense of normalcy for children in a
situation that’s anything but, and as long as she can remember, Mission
Valley YMCA’s summer camps have been a large part of that. Read more...
Whitton joined the YMCA in 2005 to get into shape. Not a regular
exerciser or a natural athlete, she was anxious about going to a gym. By
her own estimation, she was overweight, and while she wanted to get
into shape, she was terrified to work out in a traditional "gym"
setting, regularly coaxing friends to come with her. Read more...
At 72 years old, John Holman finished his third Ironman triathlon at Kona. And just six years ago, this elite athlete was barely treading water! Read more...
exercise-induced asthma forced her to cut back on running and dancing,
her doctors suggested swimming. She’s currently a member of the Masters
Swim program at Mission Valley YMCA. And while many team members compete
throughout the United States, Diane also swims for her health. Read more...
Hill’s first association with the YMCA in San Diego came when she was a
young girl playing sports. So, it’s no surprise that she turned to the
YMCA again when her daughter, Mikaila, was entering kindergarten and
needed childcare. Since kindergarten, Elicia has enrolled Mikaila (now
in 4th grade) in the Character Builders program – formerly known as YMCA
Childcare – through Mission Valley YMCA. Read more...