Meg Pickard

Director of Recreation, Chautauqua Institution

Meg has worked for the Jamestown YMCA for 21 years, serving in a variety of part-time capacities prior to coming on board as the full-time Wellness Director in 2007. Besides overseeing the day-to-day operations of fitness related activities at the Y, Meg participated in several regional and national health and well-being related committees, served as Y-USA faculty training Y staff across the U.S., taught a plethora of group exercise classes — anything from Zumba and group cycling to yoga and tai chi — and counseled individuals as a personal trainer.

In the late ’80s and early ’90s Meg fulfilled fitness-related roles at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York, and Bally Total Fitness of Atlanta. Prior to that, Meg taught ballet for various studios including Lake Erie Ballet and the Dance Conservatory in Jamestown.