Gaye Undem has been with MobilityPLUS Rehabilitation since April 2006, just in time for the Gwinner facility Grand Opening May 1st. A Fitness/Health enthusiast for as long as she can remember, it was not until the early 80s, when Gaye caught a glimpse of her backside in a mirror (after only 1 year of not exercising), that she got serious about exercise. Since that time, Gaye has made fitness her passion, and her constant pursuit of knowledge in the field has benefited all of those she comes in contact with. Gaye discovered that fitness was about more than just exercise, and that the rewards were immeasurable. She now aspires to share the riches of fitness with others.
In 2006, Gaye started coordinating the annual 5k Gwinner Fun Run to raise funds for the Gwinner First Responders. Gaye has completed five full marathons, three half marathons, some smaller races, and a Tough Mudder. Gaye does not consider herself a runner but she began running to encourage her MobilityPLUS members. It has been very rewarding for Gaye to see her clients, who could not initially see themselves as runners, completing their own races.
Whether in the gym, or during the classes she instructs, Gaye is thrilled to help others exceed their own expectations. Mondays and Thursdays she instructs a senior class with women that are a testament to the benefits of exercise at all ages. Monday through Friday she instructs two strength and cardiovascular endurance classes to a group of women varying ages. In these classes, she enjoys seeing the bonds and friendships grow, it’s a place where everyone encourages one another. Gaye says that hearing them moan, groan and complain (often with expletives) during class, and then approach her with the look of accomplishment on their faces as they impart heartfelt “thank you’s” is why she loves what she does.