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Inman is 'Fitness Instructor of the Year'

Merilee Inman is shown with her Group X Instructor of the Year Award presented by the YMCA of the Greater St. Paul area. Submitted photo

Merilee Inman, a Group X instructor at the Southeast Area YMCA in Woodbury was awarded the YMCA "Fitness Instructor of the Year" for the Greater St. Paul Area.

Inman has been teaching at the YMCA for 16-plus years. She currently teaches BodyPump and Boot Camp. In addition to working at the YMCA, she is a registered nurse focusing on women's health.

She enjoys speaking with women about the importance of making time every day to do something for themselves and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In a press release regarding Inman's recognition, a YMCA spokesperson stated, "Congratulations Merilee, from your friends and co-workers at the Southeast Area YMCA."

This award is given to the Group X Instructors who are nominated by their co-workers and then chosen by a committee of leaders in the Group X department for the Twin Cities YMCAs.

The selection is based on education, technical skills, fitness industry experience, community service and YMCA commitment.

For more information on Group X classes offered at the Southeast Area YMCA, call member services at (651) 731-9507 or visit