Welcome to the Y

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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Y Stories

Allen Finds Motivation to Stay Healthy at YMCA
Barb Allen

“I’m disciplined enough to get up at 4:45 a.m., but I’m not disciplined enough to exercise on my own.”

Watson Thriving Decades After Cancer
Rich Watson

“I made a deal with myself that day that if I could ever get myself into that type of (triathlon) condition, I wouldn’t have to look back in my life and wonder, ‘What if I had done more to get healthy?’”

Alvarez Brothers Healthier, Stronger Because of YMCA
Gabe and Daniel Alvarez

“You only have one life, so I want to push the limits on what I can do. Lifting weights, living healthy and being comfortable in your own body are important to me and help me be more confident. Plus, knowing that you put in the work and the time to diet – just the work itself can make you feel better.”

Pastor David Boyd

Gothenburg minister loses 85 pounds by changing his diet and exercising at the YMCA at Gothenburg Health.

High School Job Leads to Career For Lexington Native
Amber Holbrook

The Orthman Community YMCA was in its beginning stages in the former library building in downtown Lexington when Amber Holbrook began her job there as a teen. Although she didn’t know it at the time, she was stepping into a part-time job that would have a big impact on her life. Amber started in a […]