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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Community Center Hires New Fitness Director


August 17, 2022 | View PDF

The Cheyenne County Community Center, known for being the recreational sports hub for Sidney and the surrounding area, has recently brought on Trevon Newmann to serve as the Community Center's Fitness Director.

Newmann has an extensive background in fitness and teaching, and brings a fresh approach combining movement and exercise to help Community Center members achieve their fitness goals.

Originally from the Bay Area in California, Newmann earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dance from Colorado College, and then moved to Mississippi and taught in the public school system for about two years. But he always wanted to combine the practical applications of movement and fitness together, and started down the path of becoming a personal trainer.

Newmann then moved to the Denver area and became a Fitness Instructor at Planet Fitness. After meeting his current girlfriend who was from the Sidney area, Newmann visited Sidney and recognized the opportunity to use his skills and knowledge in a creative way, and offer the Sidney community a fitness program that caters to individuals and helps them achieve their goals at their own pace. Newmann is now a full-time resident of Sidney and has recently bought a home and is becoming a fixture in the community.

“Getting back into shape is a commitment to yourself, but there's no need to do it alone,” he said. “It really helps to have somebody monitor your progress and keep you focused on your goals”, he added.

“One of the great things about the Community Center is that most everybody knows each other, and having friends and co-workers also getting in shape helps motivate and keep you focused on your goals.

Every day the Community Center offers fitness programs such as Spin, Pickle Ball and Power Yoga, while the Fitness Center offers a wide variety of equipment to help users get into shape and maintain their physical fitness. The center has recently added new equipment such as a StairMaster for member's use.

Former Activities Director Kiersten Richards noticed Newmann's extensive background in fitness and education and offered him the position of Fitness Director. Newmann jumped at the opportunity, and has been developing programs and bringing a new focus combining movement, exercise and nutrition.

“It's a great benefit for our members to have somebody available full-time to answer questions and help develop individual programs focused on specific goals. Also, I can help members use our equipment properly and target specific muscle groups. Many times, the machines have features and different set ups that users don't know about that can help them create more efficient workouts,” Newmann said.

A personal trainer as instructor and other members that are friends can help create additional motivation for people who have difficulty sticking to a workout program.

Having the guidance of a fitness instructor and a supportive environment are often critically important to achieve fitness goals. Often times, people will begin a fitness program, and after not seeing immediate results, lose motivation.

“Often times, people will say that they're working out but still feel tired or that they're not losing weigh like they thought the would,” said Newmann. Sometimes the issue is their diet, and what they are eating prior to or after a workout. “Your whole body works together in a complementary way, so sometimes although you're doing the right exercise, what you are eating or certain habits you may have are minimizing the positive effects of your workout.

Having somebody that can analyze your whole regimen can be the difference between achieving your goals and getting frustrated and quitting,” Newmann said.

Newmann plans on expanding the Community Center's yearly “Transformation Challenge” by focusing more on diverse exercises and programs that encourage movement while adding more nutritional guidance for members.

Newmann recognizes that for many that want to get back into shape, or who are trying to become physically fit for the first time, getting started is often the hardest part. However, Newmann will work individually with members to put them on a program that will help them achieve their goals at their own pace while accounting for each individual's unique challenges and motivations. And once they get started down their path of physical fitness, they have their own Personal Trainer to motivate and keep them focused, and a whole group of members to provide encouragement and support.

Newmann is available to answer questions and provide assistance at the Community Center. His office is adjacent to the workout area and machines, and his office hours are Monday and Thursday-11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon, then 3 p.m. to 7 p.m on Wednesdays. He is also available for Personal Training sessions.


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