Rose McCrary first started coming to the Y about 5 years ago. At that time, she weighed over 240 lbs. She just wanted to lose some weight and reduce the amount of medication she was taking for various problems. Traditional exercises made her hurt all over so she tried the pool. She found that she could move almost effortlessly in the water. In the pool she made new friends and discovered that she loved working out in the water. Then, the weight started coming off, and that motivated her to make even more changes in her life. She realized that her body is a machine that she needed to take care of so she stopped eating junk food and started eating healthier. Now, she comes to the pool twice a week and has discovered her body can do things she never thought she could…like do 400 sit ups in 8 minutes. She’s down to 150 lbs and no longer has to take ANY medications.
Rose’s story proves that dedication and hard work really do pay off. We are so proud of her and honored to be part of her journey. We love to interact with our members, listen to their stories, and help them towards their goals…whatever they may be. Everyone has a story, and we want to be a part of it.