Joy Bragdon

Health & Wellness Director – Lawrence Center

As Joy reached middle age she found her passion for fitness. After a complete body and mind transformation, she quickly moved from the back of the fitness class to the front. She realized fitness changed her life and she was ready to share her passion and lifestyle changed with others. Joy worked for The Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth as a Personal Trainer and Group fitness Instructor for many years but wanted to bring her fitness knowledge to her hometown, Blue Hill. Joy has been at the Blue Hill YMCA since 2012 and is preparing for the major transformation into the new Lawrence Family Community Center expected to open summer of 2020. Joy is committed to helping people through difficult times and established the “Embraced the Mountain” program which is designed to help people who have been affected by suicide. The emphasis of Embrace is to engage people and help them recognize that they are not alone.

Joy lives in Blue Hill and has a daughter, son and grandson, Oliver. She also has a Black Lab named Murphy.

With DEFY since 2004.