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#MyWin: Shelley Irwin

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WGVU Morning Show host, Shelley Irwin, talks about one of her wins in health and fitness.

Focusing on Healthy Living

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities.

/Shelley Irwin running in the Michigan Titanium Triathlon

A win is a small triumph. 
A personal victory. 
A success that's all your own. 
It's being able to fit into your favorite jeans, getting your confidence to get back out on the court, being able to exercise after surgery…it's making it through a group fitness class without taking a break. 

We asked WGVU Morning Show host, Shelley Irwin, about one of her wins at the Y and here is her story.

What YMCA do you go to?

I live on the upper NW side of Grand Rapids, just down from Gilda's Club, on a lovely historic boulevard, so it makes sense that my home away from home is the David D. Hunting Y!

Can you tell us a story about a win that you have experienced in health or fitness?

My win is gaining confidence by making a schedule and MOST OFTEN staying with it! It's why I post to Facebook that I'm off to swim or off to run...and then I do it. I believe in commitment and the Y helps me keep it. I started my triathlon "life" competing in the Y’s indoor tris and have been lucky to excel in my age group. This year, I'm competing in the World Long Distance Triathlon Competition in Sweden and it all started at the Y!

How did that win effect your life and how you feel?

My win made me healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally. Now off to the Y.

To learn more about how you can get your win at the Y, visit or call 616-855-9622.

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