Association Senior Director of Group Exercise & Virtual Delivery, Jackie Canan

Jackie Canan

Senior Association Director, Group Ex & Pickleball

610-643-9622, ext. 2128

Jackie has been teaching group exercise classes since 2008 and currently teaches Core, Pilates, BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK and BODYCOMBAT at the YMCA. Jackie’s favorite class to teach is BODYCOMBAT, she says “There is nothing like punching and kicking your stress away in a room full of my favorite Y family… even if I have to imagine them there while teaching virtually.”

Jackie always tries to add some humor and positivity to her classes.  If she can make our members smile or laugh at least one time during class, she has done her job. She believes, “Half of the battle is just showing up.  If our members have fun while getting in an awesome workout, they will return”. Jackie is incredibly proud of the virtual program and everything that has been accomplished. She always says, “From my patio to the bright lights…”. She loves the support the virtual program instructors receive from each other and from members within our community. She feels that, “ Being able to bring joy and movement into our members’ homes during challenging times is something super special and I hope we have inspired kindness, growth and survival.  Together we are so much stronger.” 

Jackie has two boys, Nolan and Broden, that keep her busy when she’s not at the Y. Both boys play multiple sports and her husband, Steve, coaches their teams so Jackie is frequently cheering them on from the sidelines. 

“If it does not challenge you, it will not change you.”