The Family Y of Greater Augusta

Ask Me Why- Melinda Madden

Melinda Madden has been a member/volunteer at the Family YMCA of North Jefferson since February 2013. The Y is so much more to her because it’s inspired her to live a healthier lifestyle and be active with her family. “My first time at the Y was as an adult-I wanted to lose weight so I could play with my grandson and keep up with him on-the-go. Since I first joined the Family Y of North Jefferson in February of last year and being a part of the annual Team Lean competition (as a competitor and volunteer). I’ve lost 167 pounds and still losing weight to this day!"

""The person I’m most thankful for meeting at the Y is April Parker, a group exercise instructor/personal trainer at the Family Y of North Jefferson. What inspires me about April is that she never gives up on me and pushes me enough to achieve my weight loss goals."

""I love encouraging members to take group ex. classes and motivate them towards their own goals!"

"I never imagined I would be this small and healthy, and I owe it all to the Y for helping me live healthier and be stronger.”