The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has appointed Sandi Bingham as its new Health and Wellness Coordinator.

Bingham, an Illinois native, brings a wealth of fitness experience to his position at the YMCA.

“Our fitness department continues to grow and expand, and Sandi brings the exact kind of talent, mindset and leadership needed to further the YMCA’s mission,” said Dickinson Center Director Ron Deuter. “We are thrilled to have her join us and look forward to her leadership as we strive to continue to meet the health and wellness needs of our community. »

Certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Bingham has held various positions in suburban Chicago over the past two decades, working for Life Time Fitness, LA Fitness, Homewood-Flossmoor Park Racquet & Fitness Club, Tinley Park District, Mokena Park District and Franciscan Health and Fitness Center in Schereville, Ind.

Bingham has taught all types of fitness classes including yoga, cycling, kickboxing and weight training, as well as CPR/AED training.

“I’m really excited to join the YMCA,” Bingham said. “My true passion has always been fitness, and I can’t wait to get started, helping people from all walks of life on their health journey.”

Fitness classes (excluding spin) are included with YMCA membership. Bingham also hopes to bring new course offerings to the Dickinson Center curriculum.

“I would like to spend my first few weeks attending some classes, getting to know our members and learning how we are meeting people’s needs or not,” she said. “For a small town, the Dickinson YMCA is truly a fantastic facility. When it comes to health and wellness, there really is no limit to what we can offer the community.

The YMCA’s second summer session begins Monday. Fall sessions will begin after Labor Day. Visit www.nlymca.com/dickinson to learn more.