The Meaning of the MAC
It’s been over a year now and I can truly say that the MAC has changed my life in so many positive ways. From the very first day, every member and employee has welcomed me and made me feel like part of the team. There’s something unique about the MAC and the community we’ve created here, and I feel very honored to be a part of it all.
As the Membership Director, I have the opportunity everyday to meet new members and to hear about the journey that led them to the MAC. Although every story is different, the common theme is that everyone is searching for a strong community, that will not only inspire and support them throughout their daily lives, but will also guide them in the right direction to a healthier lifestyle.
The MAC strives to create a safe environment that welcomes everyone. I recently met a family who just moved to the area - new friends referred them to the MAC and encouraged them to join. After meeting them, I learned that they had a child with learning disabilities and they were searching for a safe environment where they would be accepted, and their child would feel comfortable. They have now made many friends here, their child enjoys Gymazing on a regular basis, and they feel welcomed into their newly discovered MAC family.
MAC also gives back to our community, to help those in need. Recently, with the help of our new members, we have donated to multiple charities throughout the North Shore. Food banks, Horizons for Homeless Children, Wellspring House and the Boys & Girls Club in Salem have benefited from the donations we have been able to collect for them. We look forward to continuing to partner with more charities throughout the year.
The summer season is now upon us and we are excited to welcome families throughout the world that are visiting the area. This is always one of my favorite times of the year because families return year after year, making the MAC experience a family tradition - one that is passed on to many more generations to come. Whether for one week or the entire summer, they are all excited to get back to MAC!
We have lots of new and exciting things happening throughout the year, and I look forward to sharing them with all of you. Thank you for contributing and creating the culture here. You and your families are what make the MAC such a special place.
WRITTEN BY: Dana Leavitt