Meet your new Healthy Living Director - Jeff Hymer!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Meet the Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA’s new Director of Healthy Living, Jeff Hymer. Jeff has been part of the CHCYMCA director team for a few weeks now, and we couldn’t be more excited that he’s part of our family. We did a Q&A with Jeff recently. Take some time to get to know him!

Jeff, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m originally from Wisconsin (Go Packers!) where I studied economics at UW-Madison, but health & wellness has always remained my true passion. Learning to properly lift weights grew my self-confidence, physically and mentally, and I love seeing that growth in others while teaching. Starting as the Healthy Living Director here gives me the platform to affect change on a larger scale, and I couldn’t be more excited!

What does the YMCA mean to you?
I came to the Y after years of personal training at “big box gyms.” My clients and I were simply seen as statistics. To me, the YMCA means community. It’s a place where many work toward similar goals, but have taken such different paths. I truly enjoy working in that positive environment and building genuine relationships that extend outside the gym.

What excites you most about working at the Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA?
We already have an established and passionate team at our branch. While continually learning the community’s interests, I’m excited to begin using our staff's diverse talents and passions to provide our members with more unique wellness programming.

What else should we know about you?
After college, I moved to Colorado and Washington, following my love for exploring the mountains. North Carolina brings a new adventure and I’m excited to hike the Smoky Mountains. Stop by my office downstairs if you have any trail recommendations!

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Jeff can be reached at Jeff.Hymer@YMCATriangle.org.