Casey has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2008. He has worked in multiple departments and levels throughout the Greater Wichita YMCA prior to becoming the Branch Director at the Northwest YMCA. Casey received a Bachelor’s Degree from Fort Hays State University in Health and Human Performance. He is also an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist.
Jeannie’s passion for group exercise started as a Y member in 1987. Three years later, she began teaching classes, and has taught at the West, South, Downtown and Northwest YMCAs since then. Jeannie teaches a wide variety of group exercise classes and holds certifications in Water Fitness, Step, Turbo Kick, Martial Arts, ZUMBA, Cycle, Pilates, CPR, AED, First Aid and O2.
Hydi has studied dance for 24 years and competed for 8 years. She’s received numerous National Dance Titles and was a recipient of the NCAA All-American Cheerleader Award during all four years of college. Hydi has been part of the Northwest YMCA team since August 2006. She’s coached two competitive teams for the past 3 years - Limelight Dance Company and Storm Cheer – with each receiving a national title.
Jennifer is a graduate of Maize High School and Newman University. She’s a Professional Member of USA Gymnastics and has her Safety Certification through USAG. Jennifer was a competitive gymnast for seven years in Oklahoma and Kansas, and has coached competitive gymnastics for 9 years. She has coached 15 USAG Kansas State Champions and 5 Missouri Valley District Champions.
Candace joined the Northwest YMCA Neptunes staff after most recently coaching at the Masters level. As a swimmer, Candace qualified for Junior Nationals at age 12, was a Junior National Long Course Champion, a Senior National qualifier and an Olympic Trials qualifier. In college, she was Captain of her swim team and an Academic All-American. Candace holds a BS in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Arizona State University.
Matt graduated cum laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. At Wichita State, Matt competed on the Track and Field team for 4 years. Matt started as a part time personal trainer at the Andover Branch YMCA. He then got bumped up to full time with an emphasis on group training and bootcamp. After 2 years at Andover, he received a promotion and became the Fitness Director at the Northwest Branch. His certifications include: ACSM-HFS, YMCA personal trainer, CPR/AED, First Aid and Oxygen.