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Our Y is always looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. Explore and apply for full- and part-time job opportunities available at the Linwood YMCa/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center.
Program Director II
Teela got her start at the YMCA in 2008 at the YMCA of Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs Association teaching fitness classes, working membership and being a fitness floor attendant. She joined the YMCA of Greater KC in 2015 and became the healthy living coordinator II at the Linwood Y in June 2018.
She went to Vatterott College for her personal training certification from NSCA. She is certified in TRX, body weight training, Zumba, boxing fusion, HIIT, HIIT with yoga, Schwin cycle, enhanced fitness, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA and is a diabetes prevention coach. She was also the first person to teach MixxedFit in Kansas City.
Her favorite thing about being part of the Y family is helping people on their journey to health and wellness while building lifelong habits, and coaching and developing instructors and trainers to be the best they can be. She also enjoys event planning.
Teela grew up in Omaha and has a background in cheer and dance. She cheered in middle school all the way to college, then semi-professionally with the Iowa Blackhawks Arena Football team.
When she is not at the Y, she is teaching jazz and hip hop and is a part of an Art in Motion, LLC Dance Company which focuses on West African, Afro Fusion, and Afro Jazz dancing. She also enjoys cooking, singing, writing music and poetry, yoga, meditation and spending time with her children.
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