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KANKAKEE AREA YMCA

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NOW HAPPENING AT THE Y

  • 2014 STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN
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120 YEARS

WE'RE HERE

FOR GOOD

2014 Strong Kids Campaign

THE GOAL IS
$105,000
TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS

 

Our community is
as strong as we
make it.

And the most effective way to makeour community stronger is to startby strengthening our children.

Since 1894, the Kankakee AreaYMCA has worked tirelessly to ensurethat our kids are healthy andsafe. We want their lives to alwaysenjoy a sense of promise. We encourageactions that contribute notonly to reaching their own potential,but also to expanding the potentialof the neighborhoods in which theylive.

Kankakee’s greatest natural resourceis people, especially youngpeople. Our kids need the YMCA andthe support of the Strong Kids Campaign.

And please remember that theStrong Kids Campaign needs yoursupport too.

Thank you,
Bill & Sam Yohnka
2014 Strong Kids Campaign Co-Chairs

KANKAKEE AREA YMCA 120 YEARS… WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD!

To learn more about this year's campaign, click here.

To donate, click here.

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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.

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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. 

diana caise 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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SESSION DATES

SUMMER II (July 14 - Aug 17)
Registration Opens:
Members - June 23
Prosp. Members - June 30
Break Weeks (Aug. 18-31)

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JUST FOR KICKS

Youth Co-Ed Outdoor Soccer Clinic & League 

Through practice and game play, individuals are taught teamwork and sportsmanship as well as the Four Core Values of the YMCA; Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. This 7-week league is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of soccer according to the appropriate age level.

Soccer Clinic (3-6 years old) 
Mighty Mite League (3-4 years old) 
Youth Co-ed League (5-14 years old) 
Youth Co-ed Practice Begins: Week of August 4 
Games Begin: Week of August 11
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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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Upcoming Events

15Aug
Fri Aug 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Last Day of Summer Camp
18Aug
Mon Aug 18 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
BREAK WEEKS!

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Discover
Your
Passion

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

Day Camp Counselor
Swim Instructor
Tumbling & Dance Instructors

Group Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer
Prechool Aide

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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.