Jacki's Y Story

Jacki's Y Story

My family and I signed up as Charter Members in the bank before Copple Family opened. I have struggled with being overweight since childhood, but made the decision this past year to focus on becoming healthy for myself and for my family. With obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer being prevalent in my family, taking the lives of both my biological mother and father, I was convicted to make significant lifestyle changes that would allow me to be around for my husband and two sons.

My decision to join the Y has been an encouraging one, every step of the way. One of my love languages is ‘words of affirmation’ and Jen and Suzanne at the Front Desk have been there to encourage me and have even attended a group exercise class with me when I was nervous to try it on my own. So far on my journey, I have lost over 140 pounds through making lifestyle changes which include an exercise program of both cardio and weight training, along with dietary modifications. Through these changes, I have experienced both a physical and emotional transformation. Dan and Dolly, both personal trainers at the Y, have helped me get used to the Y and have encouraged me on my journey.

My husband Rick saw my transformation happening and now the whole family has jumped right in and we’re all Y regulars! My son, Cole, was so excited to take his first Youth Fitness Training class over Christmas break.

To the staff at Copple Family, you have no idea what kind of impact you have on the lives of the people that you come in contact with; everyone has the opportunity to impact someone’s life in a positive way and you do that for me daily.