David Janotha
David and his family joined the YMCA over 20 years ago as a place to workout. The YMCA gave them a sense of community and provides them with an outlet. When his kids were growing up they were involved with sports and other activities. In return, David had a social circle with the parents that also had their children in similar activities.

David said the Health and Wellness staff at the Y are "always very friendly" and encourage him to try new things such as cycling class. For his fitness routine, David primarily enjoys running but will alternate aerobic exercises along with weight lifting. The Oshkosh YMCA is important to him because he knows just by being at the Y and seeing the other members will improve his mood and give him a sense of belonging knowing he is not alone.