Instructor Spotlight: Marcus Martin
While Marcus may be one of our newest instructors to the Downtown YMCA, he is certainly one that has made a huge impact. Marcus always has a positive attitude, is a team player and is continuously inspiring his classes to push themselves just a little bit more.
Marcus has been a part of the YMCA staff for about two years. He started as a member and was approached by a staff member about becoming a part of the YMCA team. Marcus applied and as he says "the rest is towels and history"!
Marcus started at the front desk and quickly came into the group fitness world. Marcus teaches BodyPump classes on Wednesday at 6:30 and Saturday at 11:30 as well as Cardio Blast at 9am three Saturday's a month.
When asked what his favorite thing about instructing at the Y is, Marcus replied; "The people in the classes, I am very fortunate to have great people who come to class on the regular, rain hail sleet or snow they show up ready to go. I push them and they push me back, I ask for personal records or complete failure and they set that bar higher and higher each class. It keeps my juice up when I show up and lack a little energy. I focus on the technique to avoid injury and make gains faster and its great to watch them work towards perfect technique and double and triple the weight without even noticing it."
Join Marcus at one of his next classes, you will not regret it. You will feel stronger, inspired and will laugh the entire time. Thank you Marcus for all you do for us at the Downtown Y!