"When a partial reopening took place, we realized quickly that the Y was, and is, more than machines and dumbbells."
We've always prided ourselves on being more than a gym - here's one Y member's story.
"To know the real value that a service provides you, let COVID-19 sneak in and have it removed. Over the Spring and Summer, we discovered just how much we missed the Reidsville Family Y when the opportunity to attend was taken from us.
It was horrible!
The benefits of working out, sure, they were missed as expected, and with a little ingenuity we found ways to compensate, somewhat, for the absence of that wonderful benchpress, the irreplaceable stomach crunch machine and, yes, that formidable treadmill! So when a partial reopening took place, we realized quickly that the Y was, and is, more than machines and dumbbells. It's the kind, professional staff there, the ones who regularly fix broken things -- including us! It's those who work in the shadows -- while we're pausing between sets to catch up with sweaty friends on the news -- who keep things running, clean and in order.
Did I miss the Y? Yep, like crazy. Am I glad that they've reopened?
In ways you cannot know!"