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Christ Church
15354 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211
615-315-9622
Today's 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Christ Church

615-315-9622
15354 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211
Today's 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions | More Hours

Y-Play Gives Parents Peace of Mind

February 22, 2019

Emily Miller and her boys feel right at home at the Y

Emily Miller joined the Christ Church YMCA about a year ago. Membership offers Emily a chance to focus on her well-being with peace of mind, while her boys enjoy themselves at Y-Play.

Y-Play is a nurturing place where children ages 6 weeks to 6 years participate in arts and crafts, reading, outside play time and music activities.

“I love every single one of the workers and how they interact with my children. I love that I can leave my kids with them for two hours and know that they will be well taken care of, played with, and loved,” Emily said.

The kids give seal of approval

Jaxon, 4, and Beckett, 2, are happy to oblige. “My children love the workers and the toys. They actually call Christ Church Y ‘the gym with the dragon’ because of a really cool dragon toy they have! They especially love it when they are able to play dodgeball.”

Their time spent at the Y isn’t just about playtime, though. Emily says it’s important to have an outlet. “Being a stay-at-home mom can be lonely and isolating. Getting myself and the boys out of the house is crucial to all of our minds.”

Workouts turn into friendships

Emily participates in several group fitness classes at the Christ Church Y. After trying Julia’s GRIT class the first time, she was hooked. With a new sense of confidence, she then tried Bond’s spin class. “I love the friendships I've made by getting out of my comfort zone and participating in classes.”

The Millers' family membership has paid big dividends for Emily's healthy living goals. “Not only have I lost about 40 pounds and gained lots of muscle, I've gained confidence and have an outlet,” she said.

She's tried other gyms, but says there is no other quite like the Y. “Nothing compared to the ‘home’ feeling of the Christ Church YMCA that is created by the workers. They are always smiling, encouraging, and overall helpful. The Christ Church Y is our YMCA home.”

For more member stories and news from the Christ Church Y, check out our blog.

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