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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 
    much more to reach your fitness goals. Join today and receive 
    FREE personal training all year long, a savings of $50 per session! 

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WHY THE Y?  TRIPLETS SHARE THEIR Y EXPERIENCES

 

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.

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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

Fall I  (Aug. 31 - Oct. 25)
Registration Opens:
Members - Aug 3rd
Prosp. Members - Aug 10th

Fall II  (Oct. 26 - Dec. 20)
Registration Opens:
Members - Oct 5th
Prosp. Members - Oct. 12th

Break Weeks (Dec. 21 - Jan. 3)

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PRE-SEASON STROKE CLINIC-STARTS AUGUST 31ST

 

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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:

NEW POSTINGS!

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

Lifeguard
Climbing Wall Instructor/Belayer
Swim Instructor
Group Fitness Instructor
Personal 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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

08Sep
Tue Sep 08 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Junior High Girls Volleyball
10Sep
Thu Sep 10 @ 5:00PM - 06:15PM
Youth Co-Ed Fall Basketball Clinic
11Sep
12Sep
Sat Sep 12 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED
15Sep
16Sep
Wed Sep 16 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Preschool Parent Night
17Sep
Thu Sep 17 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
First Aid
KANKAKEE AREA YMCA MISSION
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.