Julius first started coming to the Y for private aquatic balance classes. He was unable to walk into the facility without the assistance of his wife Mary Jane and would hang onto his wife while getting into the pool. When Julius first started getting into the pool he refused to walk backwards and continued to hang onto his wife because his poor balance. After working with our instructor Lisa for a few short months Julius was able to walk into the facility and the pool completely on his own, he even goes up and down the stairs backwards by himself. Today Julius is dropped off at the facility and doesn’t require any assistance while he is here, and will even come in on days that he doesn’t have his balance class and walk the steps of the pool. The balance class has truly made an impact on Julius’s life and it’s great to hear the other members give their compliments and words of encouragement on his progress.