The C.W. Avery Family YMCA is celebrating its 15th Anniversary on Wallin Drive in 2021! To commemorate this milestone, we will be sharing the Y story of one of our fantastic members each month. Today we shine the spotlight on Plainfield resident Denise Fudacz. Denise joined the Y as a Charter Member in 2006 and we are excited to share her Y story with you:
Q: What do you remember about joining the Y?
Denise: We live in the neighborhood. When the Y first opened, we came over to check it out on a tour. We really liked it and we were sold on it from the start!
Q: What are the main ways you have used the Y?
Denise: It’s a great place to come work out. I used to come in and swim every morning at 5 a.m. I think I did that for three years. Recently I got some personal training sessions for Christmas and I’ve started working out again.
Q: What are some fond Y memories you have?
Denise: There have been a lot of great experiences and I have met a lot of wonderful people. I remember doing the first weight loss challenge program. And, I was always afraid of deep water, so I actually took some swimming lessons when I started.
Q: How has the Y impacted your family?
Denise: Our children are older now, but our daughter worked at the Y in Kids Corner when she was younger. It’s been wonderful to see kids who grew up at the Y come through. I’ll run into them from time to time.
Q: What would you say to someone interested in joining the Y?
Denise: It’s a safe place for kids and families, and the Y does so much for the community. It really is a place where it’s like coming home.
We send a heartfelt hank you to Denise for sharing her story, and for being a loyal C.W. Avery Family YMCA member!