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Fitness at the Y: High energy good time


For Mandy Williams, kettlebell class at the Waynesboro YMCA is “mommy me time.”

“I just love it. It’s fun. It’s energetic. I love the teachers. I come with all my friends. We have a good time,” Williams said before a recent class at the Y.

It was a full room for the 9 a.m. class.

Joyce Wright has been coming for years.

“It’s good exercise. It’s well-rounded. They do all muscle groups. It keeps you healthy,” Wright said.

Alison Schultz was there with her husband, Fred.

“This is a terrific class. We come here and get energized,” Alison Schultz said. “We’re a little bit older, and it helps with our strength and our balance and coordination. The people here are really friendly and fun.”

Dolly Dominguez recently moved back to Virginia after living in California for the past 25 years. Now retired, she said her fitness classes at the Y are an important part of her approach to healthy aging.

“I’m 68 years old, but I feel good,” Dominguez said.



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