KANKAKEE AREA YMCA
Accountability, motivation, and support are key to achieving any goal. Personal training at the Y offers all of these things and so much more to reach your fitness goals. Join today and receive FREE personal training all year long, a savings of $50 per session! Read More
Do you love the Y? And do you have lots of friends? Then this is for you! For every friend you refer to the YMCA, you get a month's membership on us. READ MORE
WHY THE Y? TRIPLETS SHARE THEIR Y EXPERIENCES
HOW THE Y IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY
“It takes a community to raise an Olympian.” Family, friends, teammates, coaches, fans, volunteers and more. As a two-time Olympian, I know the truth of this statement and the importance of providing youth an opportunity to grow and learn in a positive environment.
The Kankakee Area YMCA has been providing just such a nurturing environment for kids and families in our community for over 120 years. The YMCA teaches more than just how to shoot a basketball or how to complete a swimming backstroke. The YMCA teaches our youth core values such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, values that transcend sports and help shape the character of the future leaders of our community. Investing in our youth is an investment in our future community. To view the campaign video, click here.
That is why volunteers are putting in countless hours for the 2015 Strong Kids Campaign. The Strong Kids Campaign has an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 , money which will help over 2,000 local families enjoy the numerous benefits of the Kankakee Area YMCA. To read the campaign brochure, click here.
We don’t know where the next 2028 Olympian will come from. That is why it is up to us to ensure that no child or family is turned away due to inability to pay. Please consider a contribution today to help make a difference in someone’s life! You never know where their journey will go!
Matt Gentry (2x Olympic Wrestler, 2015 Strong Kids Campaign Chair)
MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS
Y Total Health Coach/Personal Training Team
YMCA Personal Trainers are exercise professionals with the knowledge and experience to offer advice and guidance in the areas of exercise and wellness. Our trainers will design a safe and effective exercise program to help you reach your personal goals-whether it be weight loss, exercise performance or overall improved wellness. Your trainer will provide education about strength training, cardio endurance and basic nutrition while keeping you motivated and accountable to reach your goals.
DIANA CAISE Diana is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Teaching Science/Biology from Olivet Nazarene University. She is currently working on an Exercise Science Degree. She is a Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA. She enjoys coaching soccer and cross-country and has also coached swimming and basketball. She is a runner and triathlete, and enjoys the outdoors; swimming, cross-country skiing, running, biking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and hiking. She focuses on healthy eating and lifestyle, functional strength, sports conditioning and injury prevention.
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Fall I (Aug. 31 - Oct. 25)Registration Opens:Members - Aug 3rdProsp. Members - Aug 10thFall II (Oct. 26 - Dec. 20)Registration Opens:Members - Oct 5thProsp. Members - Oct. 12thBreak Weeks (Dec. 21 - Jan. 3)
PRE-SEASON STROKE CLINIC-STARTS AUGUST 31ST
Applicants for School Age Child Care must have at least 6 college credit hours in child development or elementary education plus 750-1,560 hours of experience working in a childcare, camp or youth recreation program.**School Age Site Coordinator**School Age Worker
LifeguardClimbing Wall Instructor/BelayerSwim InstructorGroup Fitness InstructorPersonal Trainer
The Kankakee Area Y's Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative, know locally as Live Healthy Kankakee County, works together with local governments, community organizations and social service agencies to promote physical activity and healthy eating for everyone living in Kankakee County. Click here to learn more about this community initiative.
Our YMCA is an agency of the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties and provides critical services in our most fragile neighborhoods.
Fitness & Wellness
Stingrays Swim Team
Value of Membership
YMCA Military Outreach
Child Watch Handbook
Board of Directors
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