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
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 DONORS!
Your support is very important to the Y, and we believe the best way to demonstrate that is to show you this video on how the YMCA impacts lives in Kankakee County.
Thank you again for sharing in the important work of the Kankakee Area YMCA. Those who are helped by your contributions will never forget that you cared about them – and neither will we!
“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.
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 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
WINTER II (Feb. 23 - April. 18)Registration Opens:Members - Feb. 2ndProsp. Members - Feb. 9thBreak Week Mar. 30 - April 5th
Spring (April. 23 - June 6th)Registration Opens:Members - Mar. 30thProsp. Members - April. 6th
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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.
Our YMCA is an agency of the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties and provides critical services in our most fragile neighborhoods.
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