By AMBER JOHNSON Missoula Y member Christine Cole reached a breaking point in October of 2013. After struggling with maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle for years, and with three kids at home, Christine’s confidence and energy levels were shot. “My weight and my lack of confidence were affecting my marriage,” Christine says. “I didn’t [...]
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By RICK MARCUM Here at the Y we are all about impact stories. Stories of how the Y has made an impact in our community and to the individuals that make up the Y. It’s what makes us unique! Jon Lange, our CEO here at the Missoula YMCA, has one of those stories. Jon came [...]
By AMBER JOHNSON Denise and Austin Graef have more in common than family ties. Both employed at the Missoula Family YMCA, and both black belts in the martial art Tae Kwon Do, the mother and son also both gave similar answers when asked what the Y and Tae Kwon Do mean to them. Here is [...]
By AMBER JOHNSON The annual Firecracker Classic swim meet draws hundreds of swimmers to Missoula from across the region every year. Hosted by Missoula Aquatics Club at Splash Montana, the event is an important one for swimmers in the Northwestern United States and Southwest Canada. Our own acclaimed YMCA swim team, MYST, participated in the [...]
By PAIGE LEDFORD Norah, Hazel, Asher and their parents Tom and Erica have lived in Missoula for 9 years. They became members at the Missoula Y in 2007. “It all started with a family membership. We loved being able to utilize the Childwatch Center,” Tom said. “The Y has everything. It’s the only place in [...]