Whether you are brand new to fitness or a veteran wellness seeker looking for new workout ideas, YMCA Personal Trainers are trained and certified to provide you with safe and effective workouts. Your Personal Trainer will develop a workout program specifically designed to help you attain your fitness goals.
Personal Training programs include:
- sport specific training (including running, cycling and swimming)
- prenatal/postpartum fitness
- muscular impalabnce correction
- balance/posture training
- bone density/weight bearing training
- strength training
- fat loss management
Available for members only.
Personal Training must be booked through the Health & Wellness Director, Kira Parker. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252)638-8799.
1hr. - $35 3hrs. - $99 6hrs. - $198 10hrs. - $325
Small Group Training
Our personal trainers will help you achieve your goals with a small group of friends (up to 5 people per session). Available for members only.
All fees are per person.
1hr. - $25 3hrs. - $70 6hrs. - $140 10hrs. - $225
Meet the Trainers
I was born in Gaithersburg, MD, and raised in central Florida. I became interested in the health and fitness industry when a few of my family members passed away from cardiovascular heart disease. I was not exercising or eating well which unfortunately my relatives suffered through this lifestyle behavior.
I took my studies through the University of Central Florida as an undergraduate for health and fitness. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2008 and wanted to pursue my education. I attended an online graduate degree through Arizona Still University in human movement. If anybody asks what human movement is, well I study how the body moves in all directions relating to sport or activities of daily living. I graduated through ATSU in 2013 with a Master's Degree in Human Movement.
I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. This is a more clinical and health based certification dealing with populations that have certain risk factors such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc. I make sure the individual gets an exercise program that fits their needs based on the risk factors listed above.
My other specialties are group exercise classes. I love to teach participants how to make exercise fun! I love to cycle, run, and play basketball. I make time for those who want to change their lifestyle habits.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with minor focuses in Dance and Nutrition from Middle Tennessee State University. I am a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist through American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA), a certified SilverSneakers instructor, and a licensed Zumba instructor. My passion has always been dance-centric, and through dance lessons and competing ondance teams in high school, I learned the importance of physical fitness. The excitement of combining dance and fitness is what motivated me to study Exercise Science in college, during which I found particular interest in women’s fitness and how it relates to pregnancy. I enjoy working and teaching group fitness classes at the YMCA and am excited for the opportunity to help women obtain their fitness goals before, during, and after pregnancy.
I’m a NASM certified personal trainer. I joined the YMCA team in November and along with personal training, I also instruct the Monday night HIIT class. You could say I started my fitness journey early on with sports like tennis, swimming, and soccer but my real passion started over the last few years and particularly within the last year when I trained to compete in the NPC state bodybuilding competition as a bikini competitor. I’m a firm believer in shocking the body through different workouts and love high intensity, plyometric, and strength training. I push my clients to train to their full potential no matter their skill level. Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, or just get a good workout in – I can put together a personalized workout for you!
I've been a personal trainer for 3 years and certified through Interactive Fitness Trainers of America. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University in Aquatics and Fitness. I was influenced to become a personal trainer when I went from 250 lbs to 185 lbs in a matter of months. I wanted to be able to reach out to others and let them know that they can do it! My motto is "GET RIGHT" my training style is constant motion. I believe in getting that blood flow pumping and getting you sweaty. Feel free to come talk to me, I'm all arms. Excuse me, I mean ears.
I am a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with 25 years experience. Recently retired from the teaching profession, I continue to work in the fitness industry teaching classes and training individual clients. I have experience working with members who require modifications as well as those who desire core training with an emphasis on posture and balance.
I hold a Bachelors degree from Radford University in Dance. Staying physically fit was always a big part of my life, especially with dancing. I am certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in personal training. I have been certified for 3 years. My true love for fitness and wanting to help others in their journey started after my second child was born. I realized then that I needed to get myself healthier for my family in order to take care of them better. I love helping others who want to become healthier but are not sure where to start. Along with personal training, I also teach the early morning HIIT class on Monday and Wednesday. I enjoy putting together workouts that uses weight lifting, plyometrics, cardio, core training, and balance training, I believe it's important to change up the workouts in order to keep the body guessing and avoiding a plateau.
My journey towards health began in college as a biology major & received my Bachelors degree from Hofstra University in NY. I was a stay at home mom for many years & have had a keen interest in natural & alternative health. I've combined that interest with my newly found career in fitness as a certified personal trainer through NASM. My hearts desire is to motivate & encourage others to never give up & find hope where it once seemingly had been lost. I am an individual with a passion for life which is too short to be wasted & would love to pass that on to my clients to motivate them to keep fit so they can enjoy life to its fullest in a healthy body.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and have been certified since 2013. I also have 10 years of experience teaching fitness classes. I have taught a little bit of everything including Pilates, Strength training, HIIT, Spinning, Floor Aerobics, SilverSneakers, and Step. My favorite classes are Pilates, SilverSneakers, and Spinning!
I am native to North Carolina and grew up in Raleigh. I have been married since August, 1999 and have two children. I have B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a M.A. in Christian Education from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. I have been an avid fitness enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I played soccer for 7 years as a child and currently enjoy running for my personal exercise. In January 2017 I made a goal for myself to run one 5k or 10k each month of the year! I thoroughly enjoy working with clients, teaching classes, and motivating others. I also love to learn new things! My philosophy is that exercise should be fun and incorporated into daily activity! I have worked with clients of various ages and stages of life.