My husband and I joined the Y in 1999 to help us stay fit and healthy. Then, we had children and it was too hard to get to the Y and benefit from the membership so we dropped it and worked on building a home gym in our basement. Last summer you had an offer for new memberships and we decided to get a family membership again. Our daughters are 6 and 8 now and they love they YMCA. They were in the studio dance program this past year and we are taking advantage of the family swim times in the pool. Next year they would like to get into gymnastics. So, even though we have a mini-gym in our basement, we've found our Y membership is an excellent complement to keeping our family fit and creating healthy habits for all of us, especially our daughters.