Swimandsweat is kicking off 2020 with Lynn Yonally as our instructor of the month! Lynn’s participants want to shine a light on their amazing instructor!
“Regarding Lynn I find her to be an exceptionally knowledgeable instructor who has water certification. She has over twenty years' experience and continues to keep her certification. Her classes are well structured, and she works to give each student individual attention making sure each exercise is done properly while strengthening core muscles and increasing aerobic fitness. Lynn even selects great music recommended to keep heart rates in a specified range. She is in the water with her students, a smile on her face, encouraging her students to be the best they can be. While taking Lynn’s classes I have learned much about moving correctly, increasing muscle strength and cardiac conditioning while improving posture and flexibility. Her class is an enjoyable hour of exercise”. - Deborah
Lynn’s passion started as a young girl swimming on her high school team and continued to follow her passion joining her college synchronized club, competitive team. Her love for the water continued into her summers lifeguarding at her local pool, and the teaching of sailing. While teaching in the public-school system a friend approached Lynn about a position opening at their local gym for water fitness instructor and recommended that she apply. That’s when Lynn decided to register for all the training and learned all the benefits of water fitness, then made her decision to take the national boards to receive her certification. 20 years later, Lynn is an instructor at Steel Fitness Premier teaching water jog and core, which includes a combination of running, walking, and core exercises. She uses hand weights to do upper body exercises, while emphasizing the importance of correct positioning and postures.
Lynn says, “Water exercise has been my “go to” exercise always”. Nothing could keep Lynn from the water, she was swimming 20 laps the day both of her daughters were born. “As a woman, we experience so many changes in our bodies, water seems to be the best medium for us as we change. I also have the common problem of getting overheated during regular exercise, so water is perfect for staying cool and hydrated”. -Lynn.
“I truly believe that teaching and doing it that are part of who I am. I advocate it everywhere I go. Get your suit on, get in the pool and feel better. As we age the hardest part is accepting our body, our water needs to be in the water where we feel better”. Lynn