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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Learn what an Athletic Trainer does at the Y 

Smiling athletic trainer Click here to access the video. This video will be accessed through Microsoft Teams. If you do not have Microsoft Teams, when you click on the link you will need to do three things to view the video. 1. Open Microsoft Teams. 2. Select "Watch on Web."  3. Select "Join Anonymously."

 

 

 

Ask an Athletic Trainer Monthly FREE Talks

 

February 

Thursday February 4 5:30pm - 6:30pm

This talk will define pain, explain the difference between acute and chronic pain, review the physiology of pain, and discuss treatment and coping strategies for persistent pain. in lower level henkle board room.

Download the flyer here

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

January 

Wednesday, January 13

CANCELLED 

CANCELLED

Cool Down or Heat Up: Knowing when to use ice vs heat for aches, pains, arthritis or other injuries can be difficult. You’ll learn the different effects of ice and heat on the body and when to use each in recovery. Come join us for a free seminar to help you make that decision.

Register now for these FREE Health and Wellness Talks presented by Premier Health