Bernie was looking for activities for her 5 year old granddaughter, Alexis, when she discovered the YMCA of Metro North Gymnastics Center. Bernie and Alexis live in a nearby town, and she loved that the Gymnastics Center was a family friendly location close to home. In addition, the Y was willing to work with Bernie on the fees to make it affordable for her family. Now a thriving 7 year old, Alexis loves her weekly gymnastics class. She has built confidence and seen the results of her hard work thanks to the coaching and mentoring of the Y staff. Alexis and Bernie rarely miss a Tuesday class, it is an important part of their week! The Gymnastics Center has also given both Alexis and Bernie a sense of belonging. They are part of the community at the Gymnastics Center and have developed relationships with other parents and the staff. Bernie’s favorite thing about the Y is how family oriented the Gymnastics Center is. She appreciates the caring nature of the Y staff and the positive role models they have been to Alexis.