Last month, we kicked off our “Downtown Instructor Spotlight” series in which each month we will pick an instructor that has had their own unique impact on our Downtown Y! This month we celebrate the one and only Felicity Hillmer. Chances are if you have ever taken group fitness classes here, you will recognize Felicity. She has been teaching at the downtown branch since 2000! Even better, she has been instructing within the Y, first in Tiffin Ohio, then Toledo, since 1991! If that’s not commitment to the cause, we’re not sure what is!
Felicity got her start as an instructor when her aerobics instructor asked her to put together a routine and teach for her while she was on vacation. Needless to say, Felicity caught the “instructor bug” and has gone through all the certifications to be an instructor ever since! Currently, Felicity teaches cycling, kettle bells, and yoga. Over the years she has also taught hi-low aerobics, step, kick boxing, Pilates and even a couple of water classes! When asked what her favorite is Felicity writes, “Don’t even ask me what my favorite is, that’s like asking a Mom to pick her favorite kid. Whatever I’m teaching at the moment is my favorite!”
Fun fact: From 3rd grade through law school, Felicity was an avid amateur actor. She was even a member of her high school’s Thespian Troupe! With Felicity’s bright and outgoing personality, this fun fact doesn’t surprise us at all! Join Felicity Monday’s at 5:30 p.m. for cycle, 6:30 p.m. for Power Yoga; Tuesday at 6:00 p.m for cycle; Wednesday at noon for Cycle/Kettle Bell; Thursday at 12:45 p.m. for Power Yoga; Friday at noon for Cycle AND (whew!) the first Friday of every month for a 90 minute cycle class at 5:00 p.m.! Yes, she really teaches that many classes one week—rock star is an understatement! We promise you nothing less than an extraordinary experience when taking Felicity’s class!