Each day, more than 30,000 people walk through the doors of YMCA facilities serving more than 100 neighborhoods across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard and Marion counties.
They’re visiting 27 Y family centers that anchor communities; 57 after school locations; dozens of summer camps sites that teach values, reading and wellness to kids; senior centers where elders gather for health and connection; innovative child development centers; and so much more.
While the Y will always be there to help people reach their individual goals, we know that personal growth, alone, is not enough. To become fully whole and healthy, we need to belong to something bigger. A cause, a purpose, a way to strengthen our communities.
By giving people a voice and focus for their energy, as well as a proven model for creating long-term change, we can truly move mountains.
So if you think the Y is just place to exercise, think again. Yes, we teach cardio. But we also teach caring and responsibility. And when you visit for Pilates, we hope you’ll leave with a sense of purpose and passion.
It’s why we say the Y is more than a gym. It’s a cause. And our cause is strengthening communities.