The Hannibal YMCA helps you get healthy

Body Pump is one of the Hannibal YMCA classes Corey Reynolds takes to keep his weight loss plan going.

When you look at Corey Reynolds, it's hard to believe he was ever overweight.

"Actually I was about 300 pounds," Reynolds said.

For the past three years, Reynolds has been working hard to shed more than 100 pounds.

"I started off at home for about a year or two and then came here and work the rest off, two years here," Reynolds said. "I feel great. I feel blessed to even have the opportunity to be motivated to workout because some people just don't do it."

"He's definitely getting what we call "cut up" and leaner," YMCA Fitness Instructor, Andrew Earls said.

Reynolds has been working hand in hand with the Hannibal YMCA staff to reach his fitness goals.

"You can get a great workout here," Reynolds said. "Everyone is really nice and it's comfortable here. I feel like I'm at home when I workout, everyone greets you with a smile."

"He's more confident indefinitely," Earls said. "You come up to him, he's always smiling and always asking, 'how are you doing?'"

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website, one third of U.S. adults are obese. The Hannibal YMCA wants to do it's part to lower that statistic.

"It can seem overwhelming, it can seem intimidating but we don't want you to give up of feel like you don't have a direction," YMCA Director Marlene Rodenbaugh said.

The Y offers its members group fitness classes, personal training sessions and workout equipment to fit any lifestyle. Reynolds says that variety is what keeps him going.

"If you want to motivate your mind, come to the Y," Reynolds said.

You can find the Hannibal's YMCA fitness schedule, here.

Get an inside look to its new Body Pump class, here.