Staff Member Spotlight

Karen Patterson

What is your role at the Y?

I am a group fitness instructor at the Bear Levin Studer Y. I teach Body Flow, Body Pump, Spinning, and H.I.T.T..

What is something our members might not know about you?

I group up as a gymnast. Now I love water and snow skiing. I know that running is good for me, but I hate it the whole time.

Have you had any interesting experiences as a result of your work or role at the Y?

I once had a member tell me that her doctor was going to be able to release her from some of her medications as a result of participating in group fitness classes.

What do you really do at the Y?

I really love the people at the Y and knowing I change people’s lives is what makes me get up in the morning. The fact that members tell me how their lives are impacted through exercising and being at the Y is why I’m here.

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