To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
At the Y strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adults who care about them and believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development.
Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we work every day to connect people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
Chris joined the Richard G. Snyder YMCA team in November, 2019. Chris previously served as District Executive Director for the Detroit Metropolitan YMCA, responsible for the operation of three branches in the Detroit suburbs for 10 years.
Prior to joining the Y in 2010, Chris enjoyed 25 years in the area of large multipurpose fitness and hospital based wellness centers. As Vice President and Regional Manager with WellBridge, Chris was responsible for the development and start-up of facilities in St. Louis and the plans for Indianapolis, IN and Houston, TX. His leadership guided the creation of chronic disease protocols for the hospital based wellness centers with WellBridge within the St. Louis market.
While in Denver, Colorado Chris was responsible for the operation on the 180,000 square foot Colorado Athletic Club Inverness. Under his leadership, Inverness was able to create extensive retention programs focused on keeping members active. Those innovative retention programs resulted in a seven percent improvement in retention. During his time in Denver, Chris was awarded the National Executive of the Year award by Club Sports International/WellBridge.
Chris is a graduate of Bowling Green State University
Jennifer joined the RGS YMCA in 2013 as a Welcome Center attendant. She has since then held the titles of Corporate Coordinator and Membership Director. Jennifer is now the Director of Business Services.
Hillary manages the day to day operations of health and wellness programs including personal training, group training, group exercise, healthy living programs, youth conditioning programs, and wellness staff. Hillary teaches multiple group fitness classes and holds certifications in SilverSneakers®, Delay the Disease, Zumba, Barre, BodyCombat, MixxedFit® (she is also a National Trainer for this format) and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Hillary has been an instructor for the RGS Y since 2008 and has been the Director of Wellness since 2013. Hillary holds a degree in Sociology from Westminster College.
Mary Ann provides leadership, direction and manages all aquatic programming, staffing, and budgeting for the aquatic department. Mary Ann began working at RGS Y in 2013 as a swim team coach, swim lesson instructor & lifeguard. Mary Ann is also a Lifeguard Trainer and Swim Lesson Trainer. In 2015 Mary Ann became the Aquatic Coordinator and in 2016 became the Director of Aquatics.
Tiger began his career at the RGS Y in 2014. Tiger is responsible for the operations and supervision of Y facilities including basic building maintenance and staff supervision, Tiger is a Certified Pool Operator and is trained in advanced diagnostic & repair for core health & fitness machines.