• Frankie

    A member of our Health & Fitness Center, Frankie credits her workouts for helping her to overcome physical limitations and nurture both her body and soul. Watch Video
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  • Leona

    At 91, Leona works out at the YWCA 6 days a week. Her favorite class begins at 6 am and she never misses a day! Watch Video
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  • Lindsay

    As a member of the YWCA, Lindsay found a welcoming community and a support team that helped her to discover her inner athlete and achieve an incredible transformation. Watch Video
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  • Cornelia

    At 96, Cornelia works out in our Health and Fitness Center three times a week. She shows us all that anything is possible! Watch Video
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Jill

A Place to Heal

In early 2012, Jill slipped on a patch of ice and broke her wrist. With her injury, she became reluctant to spend time outdoors and started limiting activities she had long enjoyed. Months passed and the inactivity took its toll – Jill had gained weight and was still struggling with debilitating pain from her injury.

Determined to turn things around, she joined the YWCA St. Paul and began attending water fitness classes. While in the pool, she worked to get fit—and to rebuild strength in her injured wrist/hand. Today, Jill’s range-of-motion and dexterity have dramatically improved and she’s lost more than 30 pounds! “[The YWCA has been] a great place to have fun, meet new people and stay in shape,” she says. “I’m grateful for all the support.”

“[The YWCA] is the first time I’ve made exercise be a part of my day.”