The Boone County Family YMCA is known as the county’s community center—a place where connections create a sense of belonging. Whether it be to drop in for a cup of coffee, watch a child’s first swim lesson, or achieve a long-time fitness goal, everyone is welcome, supported and accepted. We are the hub of our small community and take this role seriously by focusing on each member as an individual. At the Boone County Y, the core of our promise is to accept all and treat every person like family.
JEN WOJCIK ACHIEVES HER GOALS AT THE Y
Throughout her life, Jen Wojcik has been a goal-driven person. That drive led her to earning two bachelor’s, a master’s and a chiropractic degree.
So, when this year started, Wojcik set a new goal - to be nice to herself. The path to achieving this goal was through the front doors of the Boone County Family YMCA and into the caring expertise of the staff.
“The biggest change I had to make was between my ears,” Wojcik said. “I first needed to believe in myself and my ability to make the other changes. The staff helped me to find that faith in myself again.
“Since January, I’ve made a commitment to exercise in a big way. I’m at the Y almost every day, taking care of myself and being nice to myself.”
Wojcik has dropped 66.8 pounds this year through daily participation in a variety of wellness programs at the Boone County Y, including boot camp, kettlebell, hitting the treadmill and swimming with her mother.
“In addition to exercise, I am also paying attention to the portions I eat. Instead of having three tacos for dinner, I have one with some beans on the side,” she said.
That focus has helped Wojcik finish her first triathlon this past summer and run her first 10K at the Pufferbilly Days Run in September.