Classes She Teaches: Strength & Core, HIIT & Core
Education/Experience: BS in Sport Psychology/Exercise Science from WWU; ACE Certified Personal Trainer; 12 years of teaching experience
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in February 2008
Favorite Part About Teaching: I really enjoy building relationships with members and showing them that exercise can be fun!
Favorite Exercise: Burpees, Devil Presses, and Dumbbell Snatches
Classes She Teaches: Total Body Workout, Spin
Education/Experience: ACE Certified Personal Trainer; 7 years of teaching experience
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in October 2021
Favorite Part About Teaching: My favorite part about teaching classes is the connection you make with members. I enjoy creating workouts that are both beneficial and fun and give members a sense of accomplishment.
Favorite Exercise: Running! I am currently in a run streak (running 1+ mile every day) and enjoy running half/full marathons.
Classes She Teaches: Chair Yoga, Pilates
Education/Experience: Certified in Group Fitness, Pilates, Advanced Pilates, and Senior Fitness.
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in April 2014
Favorite Part About Teaching: Interacting with members
Favorite Exercise: A good deep down dog is my go-to! Or any nice, deep stretch!
Classes He Teaches: Morning Yoga
Certified Yoga Trainer; Certified NETA Personal Trainer; Certified YMCA Swim Instructor
How Long He’s Been at the Y: January 2018
Favorite Part About Teaching: The joy of being at the Y is amplified by leading classes. Showing up for others is tremendously rewarding; it reinforces and encourages my own needed activity schedule.
Favorite Exercise: In addition to long walks on Little Mountain, it’s rewarding to spend hours clearing blackberries and English Ivy from our property in Mount Vernon.
Classes She Teaches: Strength and Core, Yoga, Yoga/Pilates Fusion, Yoga for Back Strength
Education/Experience: ACE Group Fitness Instructor since 2015; Yoga Fit Level One certified since 2015; 7 years of teaching experience
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in September 2014
Favorite Part About Teaching: I love helping our members reach their health & fitness goals: whether they leave my Strength class feeling tired from working out or fully relaxed after doing Yoga.
Favorite Exercise: I really love doing inner and outer thigh exercises!
Classes She Teaches: Step
Education/Experience: 40 years of teaching experience; former fitness instructor trainer
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Has worked at the Y off and on since 1982
Favorite Part About Teaching: My favorite part about teaching classes is my participants! They are so fun and happy to work out
Favorite Exercise: I pick all my own music and do all my own choreography!
Classes She Teaches: Spartan Training
Education/Experience: ACE Foundations of Group Exercise Certified; NETA Youth Fitness. Speciality Certified
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in January 2019
Favorite Part About Teaching: I am looking forward to sharing my experiences I’ve accumulated in previous race events. I’m excited to share how best to workout, train, and set personal goals to better yourself.
Favorite Exercise: Leg Day
Education/Experience: NFPT Certified Personal Trainer; 7 years teaching experience; half-marathon and bodybuilding competition experience
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in January 2015
Favorite Part About Personal Training: I enjoy helping people increase their fitness levels and helping them see that they are capable of more than they give themselves credit for.
Favorite Exercise: Pull-ups, push-ups, and deadlifts.
Classes She Teaches: AOA Chair Yoga, Introduction to Yoga Nidra
Education/Experience: Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor; Practicing yoga since 2014.
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in August 2022
Favorite Part About Teaching: I love doing something that helps both me and my clients live a healthier and happier life. I love realizing, seeing and feeling the mind, body, spirit connection.
Favorite Exercise: I love exercise in disguise! A hike with a rewarding view, a yoga class with powerful music, an awesome meditation or visualization exercise, a bike ride to a fun destination, a walk in the woods with a good friend, and dancing!
Classes She Teaches: H20 Fitness
Education/Experience: Certified Water Fitness Instructor since 2017
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in June 2017
Favorite Part About Teaching: I enjoy seeing members come to class ready to become more flexible and stronger. I also like how the stress of everyday life is relieved.
Favorite Exercise: All exercises are fun, but ball exercises are a favorite.
Classes She Teaches: Social Dancing (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, etc.)
Education/Experience: Dancing since 2005, DIVIDA certified in Smooth and Latin dances; teaching ballroom dance for 5 years
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in October 2022
Favorite Part About Teaching: Laughing! The confidence that students grow into when they start feeling what their bodies can do. I’m all about the fun in dance.
Favorite Exercise: Body rolls or dog walking. Sometimes body rolls while walking dogs.
Classes She Teaches: Zumba, Pilates
Education/Experience: Zumba® Certified (Basic, Toning, Gold, Step, Sentao, Kid/Kids Jr.); STRONG Nation®, NETA Certified Personal Trainer, NETA Advanced Pilates certification
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Has worked at the Y off and on since 2014
Favorite Part About Teaching: Being able to reach that one person (or more!) who really needed a workout. Also, hearing stories about how a single class has changed someone’s life for the better and given them a new, positive outlook!
Favorite Exercise: Dancing of any kind and spending time working my muscles while gardening.
Classes She Teaches: Strength and Mobility
Education/Experience: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach, & Group Fitness Instructor; Competitive Powerlifter & WA State record holder, US Navy Veteran
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in September 2022
Favorite Part About Teaching: Being able to pass along valuable skills, encouragement and connection through fitness to help others find their power!
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts and keeping up with my twin boys.
Classes She Teaches: Hip Hop 101
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts, Certified Holistic Health Coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 15 years of teaching experience
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in October 2022
Favorite Part About Teaching: Seeing the transformation of members from the beginning to the end of class. There’s always a shift that happens when we move and dance in a community with others. It’s both uplifting and healing.
Favorite Exercise: Anything outdoors! Besides dancing, I love hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, gardening, yoga, meditation, and martial arts.
Classes She Teaches: Power Spin, Full Body Resistance Bands
Education/Experience: NETA Certified, 5 years teaching experience; extensive triathlon experience (Iron Man, Half Iron Man, Olympic, and Sprint distances); open water swimming teacher
How Long She’s Been at the Y: Started in September 2015
Favorite Part About Teaching: My favorite part of teaching is encouraging others to become more active and watching them achieve new levels of fitness.
Favorite Exercise: Triathlons