Neighborhood Sports activities: McCook YMCA proclaims new health director (8/24/21)


Vincent Allen

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McCOOK, Neb. ?? The McCook leadership’s YMCA is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Allen as director of fitness.

Allen joins McCook from Spokane, Washington, where he most recently served as the Health & Wellness Director for the Inland Northwest’s YMCA.

A graduate from the University of Idaho with a Masters degree in

Exercise and leisure services, Allen brings a wealth of experience in the world of fitness.

Vincent has over 14 years of experience as a personal trainer, gym owner and program director. Vincent will oversee all aspects of the McCook YMCA fitness department, including the wellness center, weight room, group fitness classes, personal training, and health-related challenges.

Allen is accredited as a certified fitness trainer, fitness nutrition coach, youth fitness trainer, specialist in corrective exercises and elite trainer.

?? We are very excited to add Vincent to our YMCA family, ?? said Mitch Gross, CEO, YMCA of McCook. ?? We look forward to expanding our fitness department program under Vincent’s direction. I am confident that this addition will allow us to keep the community engaged and improve the overall experience we offer our members and guests.

The McCook Group’s YMCA currently includes yoga, strength training, CATS (Cardio-Belly-Ton-Strength) Silverfoxx, Pilates, half-hour HITT and group cycling.

YMCA members have access to a full weight room and wellness center with an array of treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. Complete information on the fitness department can be found online at

?? I really appreciate working with the wonderful staff at McCook YMCA.

This organization promotes a healthy community through physical activity and engagement. I look forward to being part of this process and being a resident of the McCook ward? ”Said Allen.

The McCook YMCA’s mission is to organize human, financial and material resources to promote the spiritual, physical, mental and leadership growth of each individual in a Christian atmosphere.

The organization strives to accomplish its mission by engaging the community in a variety of ways.