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Katelyn and Cody: Living Our Cause

Dec 1, 2016, 11:03 AM by


Katelyn Wojniak

Title: Lifeguard

How long have you worked for the Y: I have worked at the Y for almost 2 years now.

I work at the Y because…The YMCA is a wonderful organization that gives back to the community, and I think it's great that I get to be a part of that. It also doesn’t hurt that it's close to home and my school!

The most fun part about my job is…getting to talk to the swimmers that come in. There are people from all walks of life that I would have never met outside of the pool, and lots of them with funny stories.

The most meaningful part of my job is…being able to keep the pool safe and help out where I can. It’s awesome to think that as a Lifeguard we are trained to save lives, which thankfully we don't have to do often. I think sometimes we forget that when just doing chores to keep the pool clean.

The biggest lesson I've learned while working at the Y…is time management. The flexibility that this job allows means that I can pick up shifts whenever somebody needs a sub so I can get more hours, but that means less time to work on homework. Finding a balance between work and school has been a learning experience.

Pets: I love dogs! I have a German Shepard-Lab mix named Ebony.

Hobbies: I love playing the French horn in my school band and the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras. I hope to major in Music Performance or Education in college.

Favorite Band: I’m a nerd about classical music, but my favorite band is Metallica.

Favorite Movie: Lawless


Name: Cody Hart

Title: Cody Hart, CSCS, Associate Program Director - Health & Fitness

How long have you worked for the Y: Since June 2012

I work for the Y because…I enjoy being a part of and benefitting the community.

The most fun part about my job is…Wearing sweatpants to work.

The most meaningful part of my job is…Helping clients and members meet their fitness goals.

Pets: A pitbull puppy named Ronnie

Hobbies: Working out (duh!), baking, Dungeons and Dragons

Band: DMX

Movie: Generation Iron

Fruit: Grapes

Sports Team: Bronocs

Way to Relax: Deadlifting

Holiday: All of them

I would love to travel to…The strongman gyms in Iceland

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