Team Wion: Committed to fitness and family


Team Wion is a family of five on a mission to get fit together.

Daniel Wion, his wife, Ebunoluwa, and their three kids joined the YMCA 13 months ago. At that time, Daniel was the only family member who knew how to swim.

"I was convinced that...still I'm convinced that it was great for life lessons. You know it's one of those things where, in life, you're going to sink or swim," Daniel Wion said.

For them, the swimming pool was the perfect place for their family to learn something new and get in better shape along the way.

"It was scary at first. The first lesson they had, I got to sit and watch them," Wion explained. "And, when they got done, they had a dry spot on the top of their head because they didn't want to go all the way under water. And that's where they were."

Now, the whole family hits the water like champs. And mom, Ebunoluwa, makes sure to practice what she preaches.

"I think I want them to learn that they shouldn't ever be afraid to start something new," Ebunoluwa Wion said. "It doesn't matter how old or how young they are."

Daniel and Ebunoluwa bring their kids to the pool at least three times a week.

"I'm not as young as I used to be. I'm getting older, but I still have fun, I can still be healthy," Wion said. "I mean, we're around a lot of older people that are really healthy and I'm like, I look at those people and I want to be like them when I'm older. And in order to get there, I had to start making some changes."

For the Wions, swimming at the "Y" was the perfect opportunity to spend time together, have fun and improve their overall health.

"It's not always about being skinny because you have skinny people that are very unhealthy. It's about being fit, being strong and living a long and good life," Wion said.

And if that sounds like a good goal for you, maybe it's time to try something new and Commit to be Fit...just like Team Wion.