HOLIDAY CLOSURE: The Health & Fitness Center will be closed on Sunday, April 17th, in observance of Easter.

Following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), fitness members will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the Health & Fitness Center (HFC), however masks are highly encouraged. Read our full Covid-19 policy.

Frankie
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Success Story: Frankie

Frankie is a lap swimmer. It’s not always easy, but for 45 years the sidestroke has been her therapy. “I swim because it’s something that

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Irina and her children
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Success Story: Irina

Far away from friends and family, Irina spent seven years in an abusive marriage. “It was like living on a volcano,” she recalls, “never knowing

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Curtis
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Success Story: Curtis

For four years, Curtis worked at a local meat packing plant. The shifts were grueling and conditions difficult, but it was steady work. “Making $15

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Israeel
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Success Story: Israeel

Unemployed and struggling to afford childcare for her son, Israeel was determined to build a better life for her family. As a participant in our

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Leona
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Success Story: Leona

You’ll find Leona in the Health & Fitness Center six days a week. At 93 years old, many marvel at how active she is, but

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Rakeem
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Success Story: Rakeem

At 15, Rakeem was in crisis. Battling the effects of early childhood trauma, years in foster care and a dissolved adoption, he faced a return

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Shalonda and her daughter
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Success Story: Shalonda

For 14 years, Shalonda endured domestic violence. Although she was afraid for her life, she didn’t think she was strong enough to leave. It was

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Ihesha
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Success Story: Ihesha

Earning close to minimum wage and struggling to make ends meet, Ihesha never thought she could do more. Driven to provide a better life for

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Linda
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Success Story: Linda

Living with high blood pressure for many years, Linda finally decided it was time to make a change. Determined to work toward her goal of

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Albert
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Success Story: Albert

“Nothing’s easy. There’s always [hardships]—but if you stay diligent, it pays off,” explains Albert, who came to YWCA St. Paul after getting laid off in

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