Lisette Salazar’s motto is “Live in your own strength,” and she is passionate about helping others find their inner courage and personal power as one of the group fitness instructors at the Y’s Maryvale branch. Lisette has led fitness classes at the facility for six years, and her workouts are known for their intensity and non-stop excitement. Since the moment that she first started teaching Latin fitness, or Zumba, she has made a positive impact on countless lives, and she is widely respected and admired by staff, members and her fellow instructors. Her energy and happiness is contagious, and she loves interacting with the members and families at the YMCA and helping them improve their lives through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Lisette was one of the original instructors at the inception of the Maryvale branch’s group fitness programs. Ever since then, she has enjoyed motivating members and class participants to do their best, and she leads by example. Not only is she an inspirational fitness instructor, but she is accomplished in many other facets of her life. She’s a mother of two, and she is dedicated to loving and inspiring her children to be strong and great in their own lives. She also works at the University of Phoenix and has completed multiple Master’s programs throughout her career. In the near future, she hopes to add to her success by gaining a PhD in Business Management.

Lisette is a shining example of someone who is living in and celebrating their own strength, and she is a perfect representation of the talented team we have at the Maryvale Y. She has contributed so much to the lives of our members and staff, and we are proud to have her as part of our Y family. We thank her for her commitment to our cause and we wish her the best in her endeavors!