humans of the y

Our next #HumansoftheY story comes from the Downtown Hartford YMCA, and this time features one of our employees, Dan:

Dan has opened the doors at the Downtown YMCA for more than 40 years. He's known for his harmonica skills, whistling while he works, and overall friendly attitude. Dan has not only worked on the fitness floor and taught group exercise classes, but he has also created lifelong friendships with members and staff from being a long time employee at the Downtown YMCA. 

Recently Dan has had some medical issues and has been unable to work, but the morning crew at the Downtown YMCA have been friends for so long a time that they bring Dan in at least once a month to say hello to everyone who works out in the morning. After he is done playing his harmonica and whistling a few tunes, they all go out to breakfast together. Dan has created an atmosphere in the Downtown Y that feels more like a family rather than a gym. He embodies our belief that we are all #BetterTogether