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"We love the Spencer Fmaily YMCA and are grateful for the opportunities for children. Our kids became involved with the Y as infants in childcare to preschool to after-school care. They have had fun with their friends learning to dance, swim, cook, play volleyball, basketball and many other activities over the years. We are so lucky to have this wonderful facility in Spencer." -Amy Simpson
" I love coming to the Y in the mornings after dropping my older kids off at school. The Child Watch lets me have some me-time and get my workout in without my 2 yar old climbing all over me. Aurora enjoys going to play and making new friends. Aurora's day ins't complete unless she gets to play with her new best friend Collins. We have known Hilary and Collins sonce last Spring, but have become good friends in the last month coming to the Y together." - Natasha Bovee
" I have lived in Spencer for 3 years and just joined the Y a month ago. The first thing I thought was why didn't I join sooner? The Y has been nothing but a positive experience for me and my family. Everyone here has empowered me to try new things I wouldn't have tried on my own. I love that I can workout guilt free while my daughter Collins is having a blast at Child Watch. Collins looks forward to coming to the Y to see Aurora and to give Megan knuckles at the front desk. We met Natasha and Aurora at the library, but coming to the Y has given the girls their time and the moms their time to connect. " -Hilary Olson
" Kids Club is fun. Demi is my favorit teacher there. Today I had no school so I went to Kids Club and Demi was the only teacher there and when we went outside we played hide and seek. I love hide and seek. When Madi got here Demi left Kids Club but shes going to come back in a littl bit. I love Kids Club. You should listin to your techer all the time because I do you should to. Madi is my favorite techer to." -Brynlee
Steve McCormick and Jiggs Jorgensen met at the Y in December for the first time. They began with small talk while exercising in the Y's weight room. Through their talks they found they knew a lot of the same people. As the weeks went on Jiggs and Steve started meeting each other to work out together! Steve explained that by becoming friends we were also making wach other accountable to exercise. Jiggs says he thinks "that's what's great about the Spencer Y, it gives us retired people a place to go and get some exercise along with meeting new people and talking with old friends."
Steve Quattlebaum has been a Y member since 10/12/2015. He recently has been kicking his life in high gear trying to get healthy. Steve visits the YMCA 3 times a week and it is really making a difference in his life. Steve stated "The Y provides me not only with the tools to get healthy, but also the encoutagement I need from staff and other members."
Three year old Bradie Boyer loves the YMCA Childcare becasue " I like to read books in the library!"
I can't say enough positive things about having Miss Julie and Miss Tammy as part of Brennan's early education. Ever since Brennan started coming to the Y as an infant the activities that went on in this classroom always caught my attention. When Brennan was old enough to be signed up for this class, I made sure that I did so the day registration opened as I did not want to pass up this opportunity. Since school has started, I have loved seeing how his little brain is soaking up everything that he is learning. My favorite part of my day is when I pick him up and hear "mom...I can't wait to tell you what I did today!!!" Truly music to this mom's ears. Every day when Brennan wakes up one of the first things he asks is "is it a school day or home day?" When I respond with "school day" he always responds with a "YEAH!!" like a first day of school YEAH!!! I look forward to what the rest of this school year will bring for Brennan in regards to his developmental learning, relationships built with peers and staff but most importantly the skills that he is learning that he will cary with him through life. So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU Miss Julie and Miss Tammy for all you are doing for Brennan. It is very appreciated!!!
I have been coming to the Y since I was in 5th grade (I think...there was carpet on the walls). I have worked here off and on for 25 years, trained here with Tammy McKeever for a triathlon and watched all 3 of my boys participate in many after school activities as well as youth basketball league. Nowhere else can I take my family and do a variety of activities and exercise options....LOVE the Spencer Y!!!
"Having recently retired, I soon realized I needed to schedule some type of consistent fitness routine for both my physical well-being and my sanity. i thought a membership at the YMCA would be a good place to start. I was committed to finding a program that would be both challenging and realistic. Not knowing where to start I signed up right away with one of the YMCA personal trrainers. It has been both rewarding and fun to workout and to feel the benefits of maintaining the best health possible. Life is short, keep moving and think fun!"
"I absolutely love my work friends! Thank you coworkes for all that you do and making work in Kids Club even more enjoyable than it already is. I honestly have the best job ever with the best staff! The kids make it such a fun job also. I love to spend my workday playing with the kiddos and seeing them outside of work makes my day! Love my YMCA family. I miss them so much when I'm in Cedar Falls at college. Honestly the best job I've ever had, my heart is definitely at the YMCA with the kiddis and staff!