PEOPLE OF THE Y
When Emma moved to Mattoon she found the Y to be her second home. By getting involved in group activities, such as water volleyball, she has made several friends around the Y. Each visit Emma and her friends make time for some fellowship and coffee in the lobby. -Emma Derrick
Richard enjoys his Y membership and appreciates that the Y offers something for everyone. He visits the water aerobics classes and is motivated to continue his workouts as it improves his health. -Richard Myers
Evonda Thayer, along with her husband- Nathan and two kids-Morgan and Maxum, joined the Y after moving to central Illinois. In 2016 Evonda and Morgan attended the Y’s Sunday Sampler, where they tried out several classes. They were hooked. Becoming regulars in classes such as ZUMBA(dance fitness) and cardio-kickboxing, Evonda was ready to try out the title of instructor. In late 2016 she became employed at the Y teaching CXWORX. All four members of the Thayer family have found activities at the Y. Sports and fitness have become a part of their lifestyle while visiting the Y several times a week.
-Evonda and Morgan