Learn health and wellness tips from our onsite athletic trainer!

Whether you play on one of our recrational teams, use the Y to train for an event, or just come to the Y to workout for your own personal fitness, chances are at some point in time you've had questions about exercise, nutirion, or injuries. Maybe you weren't sure who to turn to for answers. Thanks to our partners at Premier Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, a full time certified athletic trainer is now onsite at the Y 40 hours a week as a free member resource.  

What is an Athletic Trainer? 

An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. AT's work with medical professionals, coaches and athletes to ensure that players are ready to play, maintain proper diets, and receive proper treatment in the event of illness or injury. Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession since 1990.

Whitney Hare, ATC, has a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Anderson University. Her role is to help members with a variety of questions and needs including injury prevention, treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation programs. Whitney can be found in the Cardio Strength Center, or at locations throughout  the building. Members can stop in to see her or schedule an appointment.

Members are also encouraged to attend her monthly educational talks. During these talks, Whitney will share up-to-date information on all kinds of wellness and health topics. Plan now to attend! 

 Meet our Athletic Trainer, Whitney Hare! 

smiling athletic trainer"Hello everyone! I am very excited to be joining the Countryside YMCA family once again, but this time as a member of the Premier Health Sports Med andPT team! I was born and raised in Lebanon and have been coming to the Y my entire life. I was involved with the gymnastics program since childhood, I worked in the Cardio Strength Center and as a lifeguard throughout high school and college. I also had my share of injuries for which I attended physical therapy at the Atrium Sports Med and Physical Therapy office downstairs. This YMCA has always felt like home to me and I am so excited to be working here again."

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 Ask an Athletic Trainer Monthly FREE Talks

 November Nov. 18 
10:00am -11:00am
Stolle Center  

November is Lung Health Awareness Month. Sign up to obtain information regarding lung disease and exercise. You will also learn about health safety with lung disease during the Covid-19 pandemic.

YMCA members only
Register at the Front Desk
Limited capacity - register early! 

 December Dec. 1
6:00pm -7:00pm
Lower Level Henkle

Is knee pain keeping you from crossing the finish line? Please join us for a free seminar to learn the ins and outs of knee pain while running. Learn about managing your knee pain, whether you are new to running or training for a marathon, from proper running form, to appropriate footwear, to stretching and recovery.

YMCA members only
Register at the Front Desk
Limited capacity - register early!