MY SECOND HOME
Stephani - Englewood YMCA
At 31, Stephani had always wanted to start a workout routine, but personal troubles pushed that healthy desire aside. Then, last year, Stephani made dramatic changes in her life, ending addictions to drugs and tobacco, she needed healthy people to connect with, which is when she joined the Englewood Y.
Today Stephani has lost 45 pounds and works out at the Y daily, alternating between water aerobics and strength training. Her five-year-old son, Giovanni, attends the Y’s VPK program, too.
“I wanted a better life. I wanted to be healthy,” Stephani said. “I’ve pulled myself up and I’m never looking back.”