My first YMCA experience was when I was 3 years old! My mom enjoys reminding me that my first group fitness experience was in a class called Music and Muscles that I went to twice a week at the Milwaukee YMCA.
Throughout my adolescence I took Ballet, Dance and general involvement within the organization. Later in my teens I worked front desk and membership for the YMCA near my home in Denver. And of course today, I work very closely with the YMCA's and helping them to provide exceptional group fitness via Les Mills.
Needles to say, my love for the YMCA as an organization is a long standing one and according to my mother, where I got my start in fitness ;)
This past week I attended the YMCA General Assembly. What a great week and wonderful show! The energy was fantastic and being able to connect with many different YMCA professionals from all over the US was very rewarding.
It was encouraging chatting group fitness with the executives, a lot of YMCA's are getting tremendous results and benefits from having Les Mills programming. They have really seen membership and instructor retention benefit as a result of having Les Mills for their members. The majority of facilities I spoke with had 2-3 programs, and the most popular program offered being Bodypump.
If you would like more information on the programs, and how the YMCA is benefiting from the Les mills system, let me know! I would love to connect with you on the subject. Contact Lindsey Rainwater Here.