Member Coaching is a program that provides you with an easy to follow plan and cutting edge tools. You will not be alone in this process. Our highly trained staff will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success. It’s a three step process that will give you the support, knowledge and useful tools you’ll need to make your experience here at the Countryside YMCA personalized and satisfying.

You will first have a discussion with your dedicated member coach regarding your goals, interests, current fitness level and other relevant information. You will work together to figure out the best options that specifically suit your needs and develop a plan on how you’d like to get started.

One the second and third meetings, your member coach will follow up with you on what’s working, what’s not, and make changes to your plan if necessary. In these two meetings, you will also have the option to receive a complimentary fitness orientation to learn about the machines in either or Starter Fitness Room or Cardio Strength Center. You will also have the option to use our state-of-the-art InBody body machine that will allow you to understand your weight in terms of muscle, fat and water and set even more specific goals if you’d like.


Studies show that 85% of people who try an exercise program will fail. This is where we come in – we are here to help ensure your success! We know (and feel lucky!) that our YMCA has countless options when it comes to classes and programs, but we also know that sometimes the options can be overwhelming. Our member coaches are specialized in being able to point you in the right direction to ensure you will maximize your membership from the very start.
Our goal at the Countryside YMCA is for you to be 100% satisfied with your membership. We want you and to be a long term, happy member and believe Smart Start is the best way to begin your journey with us!


We will meet with you in three short meetings over the next 30 days. Some of these coaching sessions can even be done virtually, if you prefer.  We can take you from an exercise skeptic to a highly confident individual who is excited about working out. In less than two hours of your time you will gain the tools and resources that will help you succeed.  Here’s how…

Step 1:
  • Meet you dedicated member coach
  • Work with your coach to design a personalized fitness plan to help you achieve your goals
  • Schedule a time to begin your fitness journey
Step 2:
  • Discuss how your plan is working for you and make necessary changes
  • Take a free body composition analysis with our new, state of the art non-invasive InBody machine, (optional)
  • Receive an orientation on the proper way to use fitness equipment (optional) 
Step 3:
  • Review your progress
  • Make necessary changes to your plan
  • Take a second free body composition analysis with InBody, (optional)




Jennifer, along with her husband, Mark and three children, live in Landen and have been members of the Countryside YMCA since moving to the area in 2009. She has a communications degree from University of Cincinnati, as well as a Masters in Montessori from Xavier University. Jennifer feels her education and communication skills help her to be a bridge between a member's goal and their achievements.

She enjoys her time at the Y, and feels lucky to be able to meet so many members and hopes that they are able to learn as much from her as she does from them. She feels the YMCA has given their members such a gift by instituting Member Coaching into its membership process. There is such joy to watch a member accomplish the goals they set for themselves; it has been an extremely humbling process she shares with them. 


Judy is excited to return to the Y and focus on caring for individual members through the Member Coach program. Judy will also be helping out with our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA classes. 






“The YMCA is a wonderful place full of opportunities for fitness, growth, and friendship. I am here to help you get what you want and get the most from your membership.”

Mark has been a member of Countryside Y for over nine years and a Member Coach since May 2023. A retired dentist, he loves meeting with people and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. He does that by asking questions to find their interests, hopes, and dreams. After listening well, he then offers classes and activities to fit those wants and needs, and let folks choose what is best for them. He loves seeing our members grow, develop long lasting relationships and have fun!

To get started, contact one of our Member Coaches at 513 932 1424 ext. 185, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we'll get back to you soon! 


InBody Body Composition Analysis vs The Scale

Health is more than your weight! With these water values, you can begin to identify and track inflammation, swelling, and even injuries with ECW/TBW Analysis while monitoring how this ratio changes over time under the Body Composition History chart.

Key Features:

- 45 Seconds (take a quick and easy body composition test)

- History (track progess with the body composition history chart on the results sheet)

- Lean Mass (see lean mass values for each body segment in pounds)

- Body Water (divides total body water into intracellular water and extracellular water)

- Body Fat (provides segmental fat and visceral fat analysis)