Personal Training at the YMCA

Our personal trainers are priced for a great value! With more trainers on staff, you will find the one who is best for your goals. We have a great group option so you and your friends may work together to achieve your goals. Personal training at the YMCA is a members-only benefit. Personal Trainers are available at both our Downtown and Kerasotes locations.

YMCA Personal Trainer Bios:

Jim

Jim YMCA Springfield IL

“The only currency required between an unhealthy lifestyle and a healthy one; is choice!”

Location: Downtown YMCA & Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weeknights 

After making his own change from an overweight and unhealthy lifestyle, to one that includes fruits, vegetables, and three workouts a day, Jim felt inspired to coach the Lose Big program at the YMCA. It was there he fell in love with helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. Both of his clients who participated in his first two Lose Big Programs/Competitions, came in 1st place. Although he felt great pride in helping them achieve a much healthier body fat percentage, it was more enjoyable for Jim to watch them break out of old habits and push themselves over and beyond what they thought was possible. He understands that change comes from within, not without, so to see positive change in others based on their own choices is very satisfying. Jim is certified Personal Trainer through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America), and absolutely loves what he does. He is CPR/AED certified.

Gina

Gina YMCA Springfield IL

“I want to empower women to live their healthiest and happiest life.”

Location: Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays

Gina has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer. She loves empowering other women of all ages to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. She has a Bachelor’s degree from U of I Champaign in Applied Health Science and has been certified by the American Council of Exercise since 1998.

She holds several certifications including Yoga instructor for children, pre-post pregnancy, senior citizens, training for those with arthritis and fibromyalgia. She was the first state-wide Wellness Coordinator for the Illinois State Police. She was a trainer & fitness instructor in Colorado for several years before moving to North Carolina to work as an Exercise Physiologist at a hospital. There, she created exercise programs for those in the cardiac rehab program. She has competed in over 100 races from triathlons and marathons to mountain biking. She has two little boys who love their active lifestyle.

Alan

Alan YMCA Springfield IL

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year’s worth of conversation.” – Plato

Location: Downtown YMCA
Availability: Weekdays 

Alan is a military veteran with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. His emphasis was in Fitness and Exercise with extended studies in Nutrition and Pedagogy. He began his career in hospital based fitness facilities performing stress tests, exercise prescriptions, body composition analysis, movement screens, lecturing and personal training. He has experience working with clients with fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. He has trained single and multi-sport athletes, amateur and professional, and children and adults.

Alan has been involved in the martial arts studying Shorin-Ryu Karate since 1976. He has achieved a fifth degree black belt. He continues to train and, on occassion, compete. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting Federation Level One Instructor. He’s previously held Life Guard and WSI certifications. He is currently CPR, AED, and First Aid certified.

Alan enjoys providing people with new, interesting, and appropriate ways to glean and benefit the values of exercise.

Jennifer

“Feel better, and look better. Be healthier. Be happier.”

Location: Downtown YMCA & Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weeknights & Saturdays

Jennifer believes a gym should never be intimidating, and she wants to help make it your happy place. She is passionate about helping people find a fitness routine that fits their lives. She is knowledgeable in various training tactics, especially lifting, and values fitness education and motivation as much as delivering a good workout! Jennifer believes that fitness is essential to physical and mental health throughout the lifespan and especially so as we advance in age. She would like to help you kick start a better you – in a way that works for you – today. There is no need to wait for your happier, stronger self. Make the investment now so you can enjoy an easier tomorrow.

Jennifer is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a YMCA Total Body Transformation coach. She has a fitness nutrition specialization (FNS) and offers fitness nutrition counseling. She competed in a National Physique Committee (NPC) fitness competition in 2015. She has been lifting weights since 2013 and has competed in various races and triathlons. She is well-versed in weight lifting, strength training, bodybuilding, mobility work, HIIT, circuit training and plyometrics.

Cindy

Location: Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays

Cindy is a certified personal trainer through ACE. She has a passion to help others on their health and wellness journey to become the strongest, fastest, and healthiest version of themselves. She strives to push her clients beyond their comfort zone with functional fitness and out of the box thinking. Cindy holds a group fitness certificate through the Y where she has taught a variety of classes including Ultimate Workout, Body Conditioning, and Ballet Sculpt. She is also a 3 time Total Body Transformation Coach for the YMCA.

Cindy has always been active, but her own fitness journey took a turn when her husband Darren pushed her to complete her first 5K. From that point on, she realized she is more than a number on a scale and that skinny does not equal healthy. She now sees food as the fuel, not the enemy and her goals no longer revolve around her negative body image, but rather around strength and what amazing thing her body can do next. Cindy has completed 4 marathons (including Chicago), an ultra marathon, Tough Mudder, River to River 80 mile relay, and multiple other races.

DeAnne

Location: Downtown YMCA
Availability: Weekdays & Weekends

YMCA Bio Health is the new wealth.

DeAnne believes that staying fit is a key to staying in good health and that health is the new wealth. Her fitness journey started in high school where she learned fundamentals of fitness as body movement along with strength training. She completed the Master Fitness Training Course in the United States Army and holds Personal Training Certifications from the World Instructor Training School (WITS) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Her main enjoyments in life are being a wife, helping others, and playing board games with her family. She is CPR/ AED certified.

Kim

Location: Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays

Kim is an ACE certified personal trainer. She has a passion to design effective training programs that will help her clients meet their health and wellness goals. She loves to incorporate things her clients like to do into their workouts so that it is an enjoyable experience for them. Kim holds a Silver Sneakers Certification as well as a Group Exercise Certification through the YMCA where she has worked as a Health and Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, and has assisted with the Lose Big program. Kim is also CPR, AED and First Aid certified.

Six years ago, Kim started working out regularly 5-6 days per week. At that time, she was mostly doing Strive machines and some cardio. She felt intimidated to work out in the free weight area, but after she began working at the Y as a Wellness Coach, she learned all she could about using free weights. This motivated Kim to become a personal trainer. She loves to help people learn new exercises and feel confident working out in any area of the gym.

“Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.” Kim has applied this quote to her own life. When she wasn’t eating healthy and was not in the best shape, she made the decision to eat healthy and work out more. She believes that your mindset and consistency are key to achieving the results you desire.

Richard

“Those who say they can and those who say they can’t are usually correct.”

Location: Downtown YMCA & Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays & Weekends

Richard has been weight training for 10 years and will continue to exercise throughout the rest of his life. His goal is to bring people up with him by introducing them to new boundaries in modern-day exercises and motivate them by using various strategies to yield a healthier lifestyle. Health and fitness should be enjoyable, gratifying, and rewarding and Richard takes pride in balancing these values out in his specialized programs. After a college baseball career he has chosen to share his knowledge on techniques of different exercises to improve on strength, endurance, and flexibility. “As a personal trainer, I love the opportunity to be creative and show clients different ways to isolate targeted muscle groups so the weight room never loses its luster. I understand what it’s like to do the same thing over and over, and ultimately, get bored.” He brings a lot of energy to the table and is looking forward to providing free consultation to anybody with questions about personal training.

Lenny

“We must do the things today others won’t do in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have.”

Location: Downtown YMCA & Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays & Weekends

I am a two sport collegiate athlete running track and playing football. After a brief professional career. I began pursuing bodybuilding championships and personal training. I started at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson Illinois. Along with working in the rehab facility. I was able to win numerous bodybuilding contest and championships including 2015 Mr. Kentucky, Mr. Peoria, and 2017 Mr. Peoria. I specialize in athletic training as well as aging populations training. I’m certified through ACSM. Feel free to contact me and let me help you achieve your goals.

1-on-1 Personal Training Pricing

Let our certified Personal Trainers get you started on the right track or take your fitness to levels you never imagined. You may exercise without a trainer but studies show that those who invest in a trainer are more likely to get the results they desire. Our trainers will keep you motivated and insure you are using your time effectively. (A Session is 60 Minutes)

Personal Training Fees – Member

1-Hour Starter Session

$ 60

Total Cost

Three Session Pack

$ 165

Total Cost

Five Session Pack

$ 237

Total Cost

Ten Session Pack

$ 402

Total Cost

Twenty Session Pack

$ 772

Total Cost

Partner/Group Personal Training Pricing (2-5 Individuals)

Personal Training Partner/ Group – Member

Three Session Pack

$ 182

Total Cost

Five Session Pack

$ 252

Total Cost

Ten Session PackMost Popular

$ 445

Total Cost

Twenty Session PackMost Popular

$ 830

Total Cost

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