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KANKAKEE AREA YMCA

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    Accountability, motivation, and support are key to achieving any goal. 
    Personal training at the Y offers all of these things and so 
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 CAMP & SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDES ARE HERE!

 

HOW THE Y IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY

 

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NOW HAPPENING AT THE Y

  • 2015 STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN
  • MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

 

Dear Friends,

“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!

Sincerely,

Matt Gentry  (2x  Olympic Wrestler,  2015 Strong Kids Campaign Chair)

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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.

Kay KAY BEYER
Kay is new to the world of Personal Training, but not new to personal fitness. After raising four kids and working full-time in the corporate world for 20 plus years, she has stayed healthy through it all! She understands that juggling priorities and making the choice to be fit is not easy, and has adopted a philosophy of BALANCE. “Adding exercise to your routine, no matter how little or much, will improve other areas of your life. It’s not what you see in the mirror, but what you FEEL inside that makes daily exercise worth it. Our society emphasizes physical beauty, but a healthy body glows no matter what shape you are.” Kay specializes in Yoga, Pilates and Core strength training. Whether it’s your first step, or your 501st, Kay is excited to share it with you! Together, you might just find the joy in fitness.   

Dustin DUSTIN BURCH
When Dustin was fifteen years old he began exercising and immediately developed an interest in physical fitness. He became a certified Personal Trainer through the ACE program so that he could help others feel good about themselves and reach their fitness goals as well. “For some, weight loss can be one of the hardest struggles they face, and I want to help those conquer that struggle.” He is a firm believer that what you eat is the number one component in determining your results and that you should constantly change up your workout routine so that coming to the gym never becomes dull. Outside of the gym Dustin also enjoys being active, playing baseball, swimming

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SESSION DATES

Summer II  (July 13 - August 15)
Registration Opens:
Members - June 22nd
Prosp. Members - June 29nd

NO Classes  July 4th

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The Summer Season is On!
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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.

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The Y is hiring energetic and dedicated people to help deliver on our mission to the community. We have several openings at this time:


Health & Wellnes Director

Lifeguard

Climbing Wall Instructor/Belayer
Swim Instructor

Tumbling & Dance Instructors

Group Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer
Healthy Living Director


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Upcoming Events

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Sat Jul 04 @ 7:00AM - 11:30AM
4th Of July Building Hours
04Jul
Sat Jul 04 @ 9:45AM - 10:30AM
Holiday Fitness Schedule
11Jul
13Jul
17Jul
Fri Jul 17 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Pool Side Luau
23Jul
Thu Jul 23 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED
25Jul
Sat Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
First Aid

United Way

Our YMCA is an agency of the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties and provides critical services in our most fragile neighborhoods.

KANKAKEE AREA YMCA MISSION
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.