Posted on February - 4 - 2013 Comments Off

Leigh Grant was always the picture of health, but that changed in 2001. “I was teaching a step class at the Y when I suddenly passed out. I was diagnosed with life-threatening arrhythmia. Doctors said I had an enlarged heart.” Leigh had to quit her job as a Y fitness instructor and went through years of treatment. In 2009, she underwent a heart transplant. “It was scary. I was only 38-years-old at the time.” Leigh spent several months in recovery before she reached her first major milestone. “On New Year’s Day 2011, I went to the Y and I ran my first full mile on the treadmill since my surgery. I ran faster than I had years before and it was because of the Y.”
Today, Leigh is proud to be a Y yoga instructor. She credits the Y for helping her make her journey back to good health. “The Y encourages me to stay fit because of the people. If I had to go through what I did to help others then it was well worth it.”
Every day, the Y provides a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body. In 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, the Y has the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.

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