People end up staying when they don't do it on their own and feel like they are related to the community. We help them get connected in classes and we stay in touch with them. When someone doesn't show up for a couple of classes we can call and ask them if they are satisfied with our service. When you are not connected with a group, it is hard to stay active.
To help our members stay active, we try to have them become community volunteers among the YMCA. It is bigger than just the do it yourself. We help them set attainable goals and we help them reach those goals by keeping them connected in different ways through personal trainers, clubs and classes that we offer, or through volunteer opportunities.