Meet the Dancer

Jessica Amling

If you’ve attended a Zumba or BodyPump group exercise class at the Y, you might recognize Jessica! Jessica has been teaching group exercise at the Y for over 3 years and is honored to represent the Y in the 2021 Dancing Like the Stars event. Jessica says “the members and staff at the Duneland Y hold a special place in my heart. I am dancing because the event is so much fun, and to support ALL the amazing programs the Y has to offer.” In addition to teaching classes at the YMCA, Jessica works as the office manager for Angelcrest, Inc., in Valparaiso and volunteers on several boards at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys being the best aunt she can be to her niece, Harper, and having fun with her family and friends. Fitness is Jessica’s main hobby, but she also enjoys bike riding and participating in local races and obstacle courses. She has completed 1 RAGBRAI, 3 Hilly Hundred’s, 3 Tough Mudder’s, and 1 Half Marathon, and is excited to add Dancing Like the Stars to that list!

Dancing like the stars participant and ymca group fitness instructor jessica amling