YMCA of the Pikes Peak region are much more for profit clubs as opposed to non-profit YMCA's. High Stress Culture in all departments. In my tenure there of 10 months, among others, 4 full time Healthy Living Directors either quit, or were fired. Keep this in mind when looking for a career. People don't last long in this high stress culture. Prepare for a lot of sleepless nights if you're interested.
I work in several departments. I work in membership department for 2 hours, diabetes prevention program for 2 hours, driving a mini-bus for 2 hours and 2 for the afterschool program. This is a typical day. The hardest part of this job is finding enough time to complete the work I feel I need to complete in order to help the site I am at it. I enjoy with working with the kids that attend the Y. I try to reach out to the children especially when I see them struggling. I will talk with them and point them to people who can give them more help than I can give. I look at myself as someone who cares about our fellow man and the amount of money I make is not the reason I work at the Y. I work there because I can.