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: 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: 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: 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: Spartan Training (Coming June 2022!)
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
Classes She Teaches: Ready to Run/Hike/Lift Small Group Training (Coming May 2022!)
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: 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: 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: 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: Triathalons