Before the Y: Three years ago, Kyle Chambers decided he needed to make some healthy changes in his life. After a few unsuccessful attempts at weight loss, using from other fitness facilities, Kyle joined his local Y.
Kyle's journey: InDecember 2009, Kyle made a wellness coaching appointment at the Walnut Creek Family YMCA. At 205lbs, he was barely able to keep up with his 18-month-old daughter. Kyle started taking Cardio Conditioning and HEAT classes, running and lifting. Through wellness coaching accountability, Kyle altered his lifestyle, got healthy and shed about 50lbs.
Kyle's message: When asked the difference the Y offered compared to other gyms, he said, "The classes and variety coupled with wellness coaching made a huge difference in being able to get healthy and stay at a manageable weight. The Y employees and members are more like a second family. I know I am not just another member or number at the Y."
Wellness Coach's message: "Today, Kyle looks awesome and is such a positive influence on many lives. He is truly an example of a life changed and redeemed for a second chance at being a healthy dad."