I joined the Reidsville YMCA two years ago because I had a severe back problem that put me out of working as a nurse after 30 years. When my doctor said after several weeks of treatment I needed to exercise to strengthen my back. I joined the Y to water exercise, and within 2 months I was able to return to work.

Then last fall while on vacation visiting family in California, my second day there my knee went out, and I had to have a total knee replacement. After months of physical therapy, I was back in the pool exercising and after 7 months I was back to work. I’m certain that my exercising in the water has helped my back and knee stay strong! Thanks to all the staff at our Y for making this Y a great place to exercise and also to make new friends!

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