The gift that keeps on giving.
One of the best parts of the holidays is seeing the joy on loved ones' faces when they reveal the gift you handed them. The joy and excitement that can come from even the smallest offering is powerful, and it has a strange way of becoming our favorite part of the whole season. Giving. Because at the end of the day, the giving allows us to receive too. "When you smile I smile."
In that same vein, those who donate to our scholarship fund have contributed to another’s life far beyond joy. That gift affects not only those receiving the benefit of their donations, but also those doing the gifting by knowing they are helping someone incorporate wellness into their life who may otherwise be unable to.
In reflection of the gift she is receiving, one of our scholarship recipient members shared:
In terms of the Tri-Lakes area's various health-related organizations, since moving here in 2010 the best choice I've made hands down has been the Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center for the following reasons:
They have the friendliest team.
I always look forward to walking through the doors as I enter because I know I will always feel energized when I leave.
In addition to many great classes and a first-rate gym, the center also offers what is my favorite of all: the swimming pool. Swimming is one of the best forms of non-weight bearing exercise. It is a great alternative to other forms of cardio to get your heart up and your muscles working. If it isn't enough that the center offers such a nice pool, but the lifeguards there always seem to make everybody feel welcome no matter what level of swimmer you are. They're all so very personable and seem to take such an interest in everybody that it's almost as if your best friend is up there watching over you who will spring to action like a wild cat to save your life if he or she has to. Visiting that pool always seems like the biggest favor I've done for myself every time I go there.
So you see, one drop of generosity spreads like wildfire, and these members who are amongst you and me in our facility are actively giving back so much by being present in joy as they show up to our facility to better themselves.
If you would like to give the gift of health this season, consider donating to our scholarship fund here or gifting membership to a friend or family member; a gift that keeps on giving.