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Whether you’re a new exerciser seeking a path to fitness, trying to get back in shape or a fit competitor looking to increase your edge, you’ll get results with Personal Training at the YMCA—because we’re absolutely obsessed about your fitness.

Our nationally certified trainers at the Y help you set goals and customize an exercise program just for you. They personally guide you through each exercise, offering feedback, motivation, and the accountability you need to succeed.

Results you want from experts who care

• Lose pounds and inches
• Gain strength and balance
• Increase athletic performance
• Tone and shape
• Build muscle mass
• Improve activities of daily living

Built-in credibility

Every YMCA Personal Trainer has specialized education and training skills. They have acquired and maintained certification through universities and nationally recognized training programs such as ACE, American Council on Exercise, and ACSM, the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Get to know Fishers YMCA trainers

Personal Training tshirtPersonal Training is available at all 12 Central Indiana YMCAs. But let’s get to the know the 19 trainers at the Fishers YMCA. They’re a committed bunch. Like all of our PTs, they come from all walks of life, but they’ve got one thing in common. They’re passionate about helping you meet your fitness goals!

Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification
TRX Certified Group Instructor
Schwinn Certified Cycle Instructor
SPINPower® Certified Instructor
LesMills RPM™ Certified Instructor

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Being able to help others on their wellness journey and seeing them accomplish milestones.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? A fitness routine is not the only step. There are several key “ingredients” to a successful wellness quest. It’s important to set realistic goals in stages along this journey.

Areas of interest: Pre- and post-natal training, triathlon training, cycling, youth and active older adults.

Favorite exercise: The lunge.

What do you do outside of the Y? I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love to bike, compete in triathlons, travel and watch live sports.

One interesting fact about you: I completed a half Ironman when I was 19.5 weeks pregnant!

 

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACTION Certified Personal Trainer
Kettlebell Athletics Certification Level 1
TRX Suspension Training Certification

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Seeing the results people obtain. I really enjoy helping people get healthier.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Personal trainers can show you all the exercises and what to do with them but without good nutrition, fitness is all for naught.

Areas of interest in training: Circuit training , TRX and strength training.

Favorite exercises: TRX atomic pushup & squats.

What do you do outside of the Y? I spend as much time as I can with my family.

One interesting fact about you: I like to go and watch movies all by myself.

 

Certifications:
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group TRX Instructor
Madd Dog Spinning® Instructor

Hometown: South Holland, Illinois

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Helping people realize their potential…taking them from thinking, “I’ll never be able to” to “I did it!”

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? It’s not a luxury, it’s about educating yourself to make your workouts efficient and goal oriented.

Areas of interest in training: Working with beginners is always fun because there is so much to learn and I love to teach.

Favorite exercise: I love the versatility of the TRX (the pike up).

What do you do outside of the Y? I love hanging with my family or working on a home project. Getting outdoors is also something we love to do.

One interesting fact about you: I played in the little league world series when I was 15. We placed 3rd in the world and played teams like Russia and Mexico City.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Health Coach
ACSM Certified Health Physiologist
ACSM Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

Hometown: Indianapolis

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I love seeing people feel better physically and  their confidence rise as they continue to improve.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Achieving a fitness-related goal takes time. Being patient is crucial to conquering health goals.

Areas of interest in training: Core strengthening, circuit training, weight loss, sports conditioning, and functional training.

Favorite exercise: Lunges.

What do you do outside of the Y? I love to go to the park, ride bikes, swim or play sports with my family.

One interesting fact about you: My basketball team won a NAIA National Championship title for Indiana Wesleyan University

 

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Functional Aging Specialist (FAI)
TRX Suspension Training Certification
TRX RIP Certification
Kettlebell Level I

Hometown: Indianapolis

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I love seeing quality of life improve, including mental well being, confidence, and energy level.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? It’s the little things you do daily that make a difference! By working with a personal trainer your goals can be customized based on your abilities to help you become your best self.

Areas of interest in training: New to fitness, active adults.

Favorite exercises: TRX single leg squat to single leg hip hinge.

What do you do outside of the Y? I read, enjoy the outdoors, spend time with my family, enjoy good food, and play hand bells for my church.

One interesting fact about you: My mother introduced me to my husband. After six months of dragging my feet, I went on a date with him and three months later we were engaged.

 

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Senior Fitness Specialist
TRX Suspension Training Certification
Moving for Better Balance instructor

Hometown: Indianapolis

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Helping people achieve things they thought might not be possible.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? I like to work on making progress instead of perfection. We all have a starting point to begin from and improvement is an ongoing effort.

Areas of interest in training: Beginners, runners, active older adults, functional movement, mobility and balance, and positive reinforcement/motivation.

Favorite exercises: Leg presses, TRX and hula hooping.

What do you do outside of the Y? I enjoy being outdoors, running (road and trail) and doing things with family and friends.

One interesting fact about you: As a high school senior, I was a state champion. Can you guess which sport?

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Health Coach

Hometown: Carmel

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Seeing the results people obtain. I really enjoy helping people get healthier!

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Meeting people, building relationships and helping others achieve their  fitness goals.

Areas of interest in training: Working with active older adults as well as those new to exercise.

Favorite exercise: Running.

What do you do outside of the Y? I workout, spend time with friends and family and go to the lake as much as possible during the summer.

One interesting fact about you: I eat catsup on my broccoli.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I get to change and  enrich lives everyday. I enjoy building relationships and sharing my passion for healthy living and exercise!

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Exercise is such a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to losing weight; diet is everything! You truly are what you eat!

Areas of interest in training: Athletic conditioning, functional training, high intensity interval training, cross training and injury for runners, and working with children and teens.

Favorite exercises: Squats.

What do you do outside of the Y? I love spending time with my girls, traveling and being active.

One interesting fact about you: I grew up in New Zealand, lived, worked and traveled through Europe before coming to Indiana.

 

Certifications:
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Hometown: Albion, Michigan

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Helping people achieve things they thought might not be possible.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? There are so many ways to get fit, try new things… or invest in a Personal Trainer.

Areas of interest in training: I like to use free weights and functional equipment with my clients. I enjoy training teens and adults who are willing to do their best every day.

Favorite exercise: Rowing machine and functional workouts.

What do you do outside of the Y?  I also work at the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

One interesting fact about you: I threw discus, hammer, weight and shot put at Western Michigan University.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Functional Training Specialist
TRX Certified Group Instructor

Hometown: Greenfield

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: There is nothing better than spending my time loving on others and helping clients accomplish goals both big and small!

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? It takes time and effort. We need to plan and be intentional with our workouts and what we choose to eat in order
to lead a healthy life. It’s about finding a balance that works for you!

Areas of interest in training: Functional training, HIIT training, pre/postnatal training, diabetes and weight loss.

Favorite exercises: TRX, circuit training, burpees, and push ups.

What do you do outside of the Y? I chase my two energetic little boys around and enjoy every  minute of it! I also love reading, being outside, water sports and being with family and friends.

One interesting fact about you: I was a high school teacher for five years before becoming a personal trainer!

 

Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
TRX Certified Group Instructor

Hometown: Carmel

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Seeing people accomplish goals that lead to a lifetime of wellness.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Stretching after your workout is key, your muscles can shorten without it.

Areas of interest in training: Weight loss, core strength, motivation and pre/post natal.

Favorite exercises: Rollerblading on the Monon Trail.

What do you do outside of the Y? I raise my two boys.

One interesting fact about you: I used to weigh 220 pounds.

 

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate
CrossFit Mobility Certificate
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I love helping clients work outside of their comfort zones to achieve results

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? It’s about quality not quantity.

Areas of Interest in Training: Beginners, strength training, general population.

Favorite Exercise: Pull ups rock!

What do you do outside of the Y? I love barefooting, wake surfing, stand up paddle boarding, doing crossfit workouts, and hanging out with my family.

One interesting fact about you: I used to be a world-ranked barefoot water skier…my only claim to fame.

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
LIVESTRONG Instructor
Diabetes Prevention Facilitator

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I am able to empower clients in becoming strong and confident individuals in regards to their health, body and mind

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Personal training is as much about the body as the mind.

Areas of interest in training: Active older adults, those new to exercising and those interested in weight loss.

Favorite exercise: I run, which allows me to center myself and focus on what is important in life.

What do you do outside of the Y? I enjoy family time and growing in my faith.

One interesting fact about you: I backpacked through Europe for a month.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Watching my clients progress through training to be stronger and healthier.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Consistency is key to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle! You never have to be perfect, you just have to be consistent, and a little disciplined.

Areas of interest in training: Strength training, women, weight loss, and young adults.

Favorite exercises: Barbell hip thrusts and deadlifts.

What do you do outside of the Y? I am a mom of two active boys who love baseball and basketball. I love walking with my chocolate lab outside, yoga and healthy cooking!

One interesting fact about you: I once was 200 pounds and lost about 60 pounds in 2012. I have been able to maintain my weight loss through a lifestyle change. Consistency is key.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Certified Group Instructor

Hometown: Anderson

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Differences in personalities and needs/limitations. It stretches me as I try and want to meet people “where they are.”

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? The physical component cannot be separated from the heart and soul of who we are.

Areas of interest in training: Active older adults and teens and adults with special needs.

Favorite exercise: Walking, hiking, running with my treadmill classes and TRX!

What do you do outside of the Y? Quiet times reading & quiet walks. Time spent with people in my life. These are the gifts the Lord has given to me!

One interesting fact about you: My four wonderful daughters, three sons-in-law and seven precious grandchildren.

 

Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
TRX Certified Personal Trainer

Hometown: Indianapolis

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: When my clients finally develop body awareness and figure out where they’ve been making mistakes in the past.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Overuse injury sites are not the problem, there is something else going on in the body that has led to the injury.

Areas of interest in training: Beginners, runners, active older adults, functional movement, mobility and balance, and positive reinforcement/motivation.

Favorite exercise: Lunges.

What do you do outside of the Y? I am a mom!

One interesting fact about you: I was engaged to my husband 3 months after we met.

 

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EC-P)
Functional Movement Screen Level I

Hometown: San Diego

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Helping people make a positive change in their life

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. With time and dedication anyone can succeed in fitness.

Areas of interest in training: Functional movement, bodyweight exercises, and plyometrics.

Favorite exercise: Box jumps.

What do you do outside of the Y? I’m a huge soccer fan and I play in an adult league.

One interesting fact about you: I have lived on both coasts.

 

Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Hometown: Boston, Indiana (near Richmond)

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: Helping people achieve goals and feel happy with themselves.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? Fitness isn’t easy but it isn’t cutting out every ounce of fat and sugar or eating only certain kinds of food or exercising hard every waking moment…moderation is key.

Areas of interest in training: Seniors and young adults.

Favorite exercise: Burpees…it’s a love/hate relationship.

What do you do outside of the Y? I spend most of my time driving, coordinating calendars and trying to figure out what is for dinner for my family  of four active kids.

One interesting fact about you: Everyone always asks about my name…my mom had a 4th grade classmate named Jere’ and she fell in love with the name.

 

Certifications:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
TRX Group Fitness Instructor

Hometown: Indianapolis (since I was 8 yrs old)

Favorite thing about being a Personal Trainer: I love helping people find a love for exercise and achieving results.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about fitness? With a well focused plan, a good trainer can take you safely to new levels you might not have thought possible or even tried on your own. Form is my sticking point!

Areas of interest in training: Sports performance, weight loss, teen fitness, resistance exercises, core and stability training.

Favorite exercises: Hamstring curls in the TRX and a stability ball plank with knee drive.

What do you do outside of the Y? I spend as much time with my family as possible, staying active and keeping them active. Leading by example is super important to me.

One interesting fact about you: I like to dress broccoli florets as “Little House on the Prairie” characters.