RP P.

Mel Korum Family YMCA

Coming in with my exercise science degree, I thought that I was going to be a strength coach type of person and I was going to deal with athletes or performance-based individuals. And I remember my first day as an intern [at the Y], I came to this class to work with active older adults. I remember thinking, “This is not really my style, but okay, I’ll give it a try.” Sure enough, all these years later, it’s one of my favorite classes to teach and the part of the program that I mostly oversee. This job is so much more than fitness. It’s about connecting with our members.

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