El Camino YMCA member, Nazila Massoodi, was recently spotlighted by LesMills as a shining example of members that go the extra mile to make our group exercise classes a warm, welcoming place to be.

El Camino YMCA group exercise instructor Anita Yee says “Nazila is an amazing, generous, thoughtful and fit member who has a heart of gold. She encourages the other members, welcomes new people and reinforces the program’s objectives with honesty and genuine feedback. She attends BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, LES MILLS CORE and BODYATTACK, as well as jumping into LES MILLS SPRINT from time to time.

“During the pandemic, she attended my livestream classes and sent me a beautiful plant to say thanks for the difference they made to her life. She was hesitant to return to the YMCA when it re-opened, but she missed live classes so much that she decided to come back. Nazila brought such spirit to the classes, that others followed suit. It’s due to members like her that the El Camino YMCA has weathered the effect of the pandemic better than many other clubs nearby.

“Nazila is also instrumental in arranging get-togethers for the Instructors and members. She organized for us to celebrate the Persian New Year in BODYCOMBAT recently, and it was fantastic to get together as a class family.

“She’s been a member for 20+ years and has made a tremendous impact to the schedule to ensure it works for office workers as well as stay at home folks. She embodies the soul of Les Mills values and we’re touched that she says her health is positively impacted by the classes.”