A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.  Such statement perfectly describes our remarkable group fitness instructors, Tina and Katie Pyykkonen.  This mother/daughter duo has rocked the Ahwatukee YMCA with their enthusiasm and passion for fitness.  They currently teach some of the most beloved group fitness classes and have a true knack for leading healthy lifestyles.

Their journey at the Ahwatukee YMCA began when Tina decided to pursue her goal of becoming a group fitness instructor.  She quickly achieved her certifications and became a spin instructor in January of 2011.  Since then, Tina has set her sights towards teaching a variety of classes.  She now along with spin classes teaches Shallow Water Aqua, Silver Sneakers, Group Power, Group Core and Group Active which are our ever so popular MOSSA classes.

Following right in her mother’s footsteps is Tina’s daughter Katie.  Katie came to the Ahwatukee YMCA with a desire to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.  She quickly acquired her group fitness certifications in September of 2014 and now rocks our members with the intensity she brings to each class.  Katie currently teaches various Youth and JumpStart classes, Deep Water Aqua, Group Fight, Group Power, and Group Core.

The Ahwatukee YMCA has never had a mother/daughter duo and we wish to applaud their hard work.  Their time and dedication at the Y could not be more appreciated.

Congrats Tina and Katie, we are honored to have such a duo at the Ahwatukee Y!