Personal Training at Downtown & Kerasotes Locations

The Benefits of Personal Training:

Our personal trainers are priced for 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.

You can exercise without a trainer, but studies show that those who invest in a trainer are more likely to get the results they desire. Let our certified trainers keep you motivated and ensure you are using your time effectively.

Progress means results, and seeing results helps motivate you to strive for your next level of fitness. Our trainers keep your motived to meet your goals!

Meeting your Personal Trainer for appointments helps keep you accountable for your success.

As your fitness improves, your Personal trainer continues to motivate and gently move you into a new fitness regime.

Personal Trainers are educated to ensure you get results, so they make effective use of your time.

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Free Fitness Orientation

Let us take the intimidation factor of exercise equipment away by letting our trained staff take you through our Strive and Life Center stations. They will help you fit into the machines correctly and ensure you are using them in the most effective way. Staff can also answer questions about the cardiovascular equipment. Schedule an appointment with our fitness team or contact either facility front desk. FREE for Members.

YMCA Personal Trainer Bios:


Location: Downtown & Kerasotes YMCAs
Availability: Mornings, Early Afternoon, and some Weekends

Lacey bases her training around functional movement and metabolic conditioning.  She focuses on free weight, TRX, body weight, Y-Perform, and Olympic lift training.  Her experience with strongman and Crossfit, along with injury prevention, is used to provide a challenging experience, with moves you can take outside the gym.  Lacey likes to focus on the types of exercise you already enjoy, and then builds on that.  Her greatest focus is on helping you move better, but to also realize that you are capable of more than you think.  When not at the gym, Lacey can be found shuttling her kids between dance, soccer, karate, and swim, or hanging out at home with her menagerie of animals.

Wellness Coordinator at Springfield YMCA
NASM certification
B.S. in Biology
Black Belt Taekwondo
2015 Novice Strongman Champion Lightweight
Certifications in: TRX, Water rower, Barre, Schwinn Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Tabata, XerciseLab, Functional Movement, Coaching, Y-Perform, Strong Nation



“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 has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Champaign in Applied Health Science and has been certified by the American Council of Exercise since 1998. She loves empowering women of all ages to live a healthy, happy, and active lifestyle.  She also loves training teens and young athletes in strength and agility so they can be better at their sport, as well as off-season conditioning. She works on balance issues with seniors and those with Parkinson’s and Epilepsy. She also creates exercise programs for people after they finish physical therapy post-injury or post-surgery as a continuation of their rehab. One of her favorite styles of training is in groups: best friends of all ages (13-90+), couples and siblings. She also loves teaching stress-reducing yoga classes privately or in small groups.

Gina was the first State-Wide Wellness Coordinator for the Illinois State Police. She was a trainer and fitness instructor in Chicago and Boulder, CO before moving to North Carolina to work as an exercise physiologist at a hospital where she created exercise programs for those in the cardiac rehab program. She holds several certifications including yoga instructor for kids, seniors, pregnancy, and arthritis. In her free time she was the assistant cross country coach for a local school and loves to swim, bike and run with her friends. She has competed in over 200 races from marathons, triathlons and mountain biking.  Gina’s goal is to help people stay active, healthy, vital, and happy as long as possible!


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.


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.


“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.


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

Kristen’s fitness journey began after she had her first daughter.  She fell in love with Stroller Strides classes and became certified not long after to teach new moms, postpartum, and pregnant women.  Not long after she completed her first 5k and discovered a new passion.  She went on to complete numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon.

Kristen has 10 years of experience teaching fitness classes.  She has a group fitness certification from ACE and is also Silver Sneakers certified.  She currently enjoys teaching Power Pump, Ultimate Workout, Body Conditioning, and Silver Sneakers Yoga at the Y.

Her passion for exercise lead to her becoming a certified personal trainer through NASM.  She loves helping people get stronger, healthier, and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.  She enjoys empowering her clients to try new things, break old habits, and make positive changes to create an active, healthier lifestyle.



“Take advantage of an opportunity of a lifetime, in the lifetime of the opportunity.”

Location: Downtown YMCA & Kerasotes YMCA
Availability: Weekdays 

Brennan has been weight training for the last 10 years and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. As a three-sport athlete in high school in football, basketball, and baseball, he has been around a weight room for the last decade. After high school he continued his athletic career playing four years of football at Monmouth College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in In Exercise Science. Brennan will be continuing his academic career at Illinois State University in their Sport Management graduate program in the Fall of 2021.  “During my time as a college athlete I quickly realized that I wanted to pursue a career in personal training with a simple goal in mind, help people start moving. My goal is to help improve the lives of my clients through various training methods that will apply to activities of daily living or through sport-specific training for athletes.” Health and fitness should be a priority in everyone’s lives whether it is for general fitness or training for a sport. He looks forward to providing a free consultation to anybody with questions about personal training.

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science
Hank’s Gym Youth Speed and Agility Class Coach
2+ years of experience in Strength and Conditioning
Orange Theory Fitness Coach

1 on 1 Personal Training Pricing (a session is 60 minutes)

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. 

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Personal Training Rates – Member

1-Hr 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)

The total group fee can be divided by the number of participants if needed. The total fee is due at registration. One person must register the group, provide all names and FULL payment to schedule the group session.

Partner/Group Personal Training Fees – 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