Whether it's in private, with a partner, or in a small group, the Y's expert personal trainers are on your team to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
Our Y offers personal, partner, and small group training to help you set and meet your personal fitness goals. Whether you're new to the gym and seeking extra guidance, a triathlete needing support training for a big race, wanting to break out of a fitness plateau, or looking to enhance your functional fitness for everyday life, our trainers will help you reach your goals in a way that works best for you!
I love the Y because of the motivation it gives me. My advice to members on a health and fitness journey – Don’t give up! Keep pushing through! You are stronger than you think! - Rachelle P, Kent YMCA member
A personal trainer will help you set realistic and attainable goals, form good habits, keep you accountable, and encourage you to find joy in exercise.
Personal trainers are your partner in motivation and commitment to reaching your health and fitness goals. They bring positive encouragement, accountability, and support to every session.
Personal trainers customize and map out a plan to reach your fitness and health goals. They identify short and long-term goals and help you track and measure your progress each session.
Personal trainers integrate variety into your sessions to avoid training plateaus and to keep exercise fun. They are experts in problem-solving road blocks and getting you back on track!
Personal trainers customize training plans that keep you engaged, inspired, and having fun! They introduce fresh workouts and techniques, and offer alternatives along the way.
Thanks to Ryan, I am the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been. I started training with him two years ago to help me overcome back and knee pain and to achieve my fitness goals. I had not used much strength equipment or free weights before and had only participated in group classes. He’s incredibly knowledgeable and takes time to teach proper form, make adjustments as needed, and explains why we are doing the exercise. He motivates and challenges me to do more than I think I can. Training with him has given me the confidence and skills to lift weights on my own and I am forever grateful! - Stephanie Chen, Coal Creek Family YMCA member
Through our holistic approach, our Personal Trainers structure the right kind of workouts, provide encouragement, motivation, and accountability, and design a progressive plan to help you achieve your goals. Goals can include completing a 5K, losing weight, recovery from an accident or surgery, or just getting healthier.
Our highly-educated personal trainers all have and maintain certification through a nationally accredited health and fitness organization. In addition to national certifications, many trainers have special areas of expertise like Barre, Kettlebells, and Pilates Reformer that require additional training.
Most Y personal trainers have many years of experience working with a variety of clientele, including active older adults, kids, and teens, and specialize in formats like HIIT, functional fitness, or weight lifting.
Our personal trainers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different ethnic backgrounds, life experiences, and languages. These life experiences, as well as functional expertise, help Y trainers create a welcoming space for anyone interested in reaching health goals.
The Y is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. To ensure equitable access for all, we offer affordable membership and program options. If you currently have a Y membership scholarship, a program discount will automatically be applied to personal training programs upon purchase.
1. What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?
Most of us know we need to exercise more, but don't know where to start, what to do, or how much/how often to do it. The benefits depend on your particular needs and goals. Personal trainers assess their clients and make a customized, progressive exercise plan. For experienced exercisers, personal trainers can assist clients in breaking through plateaus or boredom by selecting exercises that will continue to challenge the body in new ways.
2. How do I know who the right trainer is for me?
Talk with the Healthy Living Director at your local YMCA to see which personal trainer might be the best fit for you. Look for a trainer who has education and/or experience that match your needs and goals. Ask for a consultation to get to know them better!
3. Can I request a personal trainer?
Yes, if that particular trainer has time available during your desired workout time.
4. What can I expect in an average session?
The first session will focus on health history, physical assessments, and discussion around goals and interests. The following sessions will focus on an exercise routine that facilitates progression toward your goals.
5. Will my personal trainer work with pre-existing injuries or conditions?
Yes. At the first session, any pre-existing injuries should be discussed with the personal trainer so he or she can modify an exercise routine to best address that issue. If the injury or condition is something that would jeopardize your safety while exercising, a medical clearance may be requested from your physician.
6. How do I sign up?
You can purchase personal training above or fill out a Personal Training Request form at your local YMCA. The Healthy Living Director will pass on the request to the appropriate personal trainer, who will call you to schedule your first appointment. Personal training fees must be paid prior to the first appointment.
7. If I currently have a membership scholarship, what is my program discount for personal training?
Before you complete your purchase of personal training, you will see the discounted price in your cart. You may also contact your local YMCA branch to learn your specific program discount.
8. What is the cost of personal training?
9. What happens after I sign up?
After you purchase personal training, our team will be in touch to set a day and time that works with you and/or your partner's schedule.
10. Who do I contact for questions or more information?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by your local YMCA for more information.
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