Michelle weighed over 400 pounds and was a size 30 when her doctor told her she needed to change her life. After joining the Council Bluffs YMCA, Michelle began water aerobics first, later learning to use the cardio equipment and eventually the weight room. A trainer at the Y taught her about healthy foods and helped her become more active than she had been in 25 years.
Today Michelle is over 252 lighter and wears a size 8. “When I am in the Y, which is daily, I not only feel like I am amongst friends, but my extended family.”