“When I first learned about the LIVESTRONG program at my Y, I felt a sense of hope,” shares Conni Schubert, graduate of LIVESTRONG program at Kishwaukee Family YMCA. The feeling of regaining control physically after feeling hopeless for quite some time is what I gained from this program. Knowing you’re not alone is an amazing comfort.”
"I use the Y two to three times a week for cardio and then the weight lifting is two to three times a week. The Y has just been a really good fit for me. You have access to weights, cardio, swimming, racquetball, all the group exercise classes you could ever want. I have been lifting weights for the past forty-seven years and two years ago I asked my YMCA personal trainer, Mike Sweeney to help me get back to lifting. My goal was to increase my bench and suddenly I find that Mike entered me into a contest! A year and a half ago I won the state meet in 2016. Then the world meet happened to take place in Chicago. I entered and won first place in the Amateur World Power Congress World Drug Free Championships. I set a national record for my age and weight. I’m sixty-two years old and weight class of 185. If it weren’t for Mike, I never would have entered a contest in my life. If you are looking to become more physically fit, the YMCA provides personal trainers. I would suggest get a personal trainer; get in a group which the YMCA all provides. It makes a huge difference."