Margie Hindman has been a member of the YMCA for 25 plus years. But that isn’t the milestone we are celebrating with her. She just bought her 100th Personal Training Package. That means when this package is completed, she will have had her 1,000 personal training workout.

Margie has been working with YMCA’s personal trainer, Alan Satterly for the past 8 years. Margie says that she used to be intimidated by working out, but Alan has helped her gain the confidence to tackle any machine. She uses a variety of machines and classes in her personal training workouts. Rowing machine, spin class, treadmill, and Nordic Track to name a few. Margie says that it is sometimes hard to improve on your own. Alan was that person that just pushed her far enough to attain her personal fitness goals.

Margie feels so strongly about the benefits of personal training, that she has in fact given some of her sessions to other members so they can reap the benefits of personal training. Margie recently competed in a mountain bike race in Marquette, Michigan. Alan designed her personal training to prepare her for the event. Not only did Margie finish the race, but she came in first in her age bracket.

If you see Margie around the Y (and chances are you will), congratulate her on her dedication and determination. We are proud of you!

If you are interested in signing up for personal training sessions, call Cindy Kropid at the Kerasotes YMCA (217-679-1625) or Elena Holler (217-544-9846) at the Downtown YMCA.