The Family Y of Greater Augusta

Ask Me Why- Anna Aligood

Anna Aligood is the Family YMCA of Downtown Augusta's Member Services Director. A sudden relocation upon getting married recently allowed her to connect & build relationships with our Downtown members and share her love of fitness as a Les Mills RPM instructor!

"In the end of April 2014, after being married for just two weeks, a career change for my husband moved us to Augusta. We have no family and moved here knowing nobody. On top of that, I was telecommuting for my job in Washington, D.C., the city from where we moved and that I’ve missed terribly. Working from home kept me inside all day and without much human interaction. I felt isolated, unhappy, and in culture shock – until I got connected to the Family Y, where I started teaching Les Mills RPM.

I also serve as the member services director and am, in general, responsible for welcoming new members into our Y family and making their experience here a positive one. I also have the pleasure of managing the branch’s social media presence. I love that, as an RPM instructor and the member services director, I have the opportunity to share my love for health and fitness with others.

"The organization has blessed me with a community of people who are like me and value health and education and feel passionate about helping others."