ACE Certified Personal Trainer
My passion has always been in fitness. I grew up in the north of Sweden, played pro basketball and traveled throughout Europe.
I became a Personal Trainer in 1999 as I wanted to help people become more fit so they could enjoy life better. To be able to reach more people at one time I also became a Group Fitness Instructor. I found that people are motivated by working out with peers and will push themselves harder. I want to motivate and help people reach their goals and do things they never thought possible. My goal is to stay updated and educated on all the latest information coming into the fitness industry to provide to my clients and classes.I am certified as a Spinning Instructor, Les Mills Body Pump & KFIT (Kettlebell), ACE & ACSM Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.I have worked at the YMCA for 6 years now and what I love is that it is a family place, everyone is welcome and we have anything you need to be healthy!
Wits Certified Personal Trainer
Jordan loves learning and creating new ways to switch up old routines. He enjoys answering any questions you may have to help you better understand health and exercise. Let him help you blast through your plateaus and maximize your results. Jordan will customize a plan tailored to your body, fitness level, and personal goals. This means more efficient workouts and quicker results.
Jordan specializes in the following areas:
- Strength and muscle gain
- Speed and agility
- Sport training/athletic training
NETA Personal Trainer
Sonia is the Fitness Director of the YMCA, she has been working at the Y since 1996. Sonia started out as a member, and has become one of the most enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated Aerobic Instructors as well as Personal Trainers. She enjoys working out while also having fun at the same time. She doesn’t believe in “diets”, but she does agree moderation is the key for a happy and healthy life. Sonia has completed several studies with special case groups in which medical concerns have been the concern in subjects like:
- exercise and heart diseases
- exercise and arthritis
- exercise and injury rehabilitation
- core conditioning
- Longevity Wellness Specialist
- Flexibility Training Specialist
Other certifications include YMCA’s Martial Arts, YMCA’s Principals of Health and Fitness, YMCA’s Personal Trainer, YMCA’s Group Exercise Instructor and NETA Personal Trainer and the newest Zumba Instructor.
Sonia also enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 3 children.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Jalen lives, dreams, and eats fitness every day of his life. He wants to share that passion with others who have the aspiration to become a stronger and happier version of themselves. His goal as part of the Hagerstown YMCA staff is to positively impact people’s lives through fitness and helping people reach whatever goals they have in mind. He has his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Salisbury University, so Jalen is ready to answer and assist with any questions about fitness that you may have. Whether you’re looking for a new challenging way to exercise or just want some help or pointers in breaking through your plateau, Jalen can help with it all. Oldest of four siblings, he puts family at the top of his list, while strongly believing that finding time for yourself and your mental and physical health is very important, and a great example for family here at the Y.
NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
A certified personal trainer through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), Norman specializes in training for strength, weight loss, and sports performance. He trained high school and college athletes and has experience in running cross country and sports. Currently he is focused on strength training and cardio conditioning. He enjoys working with individuals that are new to the gym and want a fresh start in fitness.
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
Krista received certification as a Certified Personal Trainer through the national Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) following a lifelong interest in health and wellness. She was employed over thirty years as a registered nurse. During that time Krista had the great pleasure of providing education in the areas of health, wellness and nutrition to both children and adults. Her past experience has demonstrated that improving and maintain physical fitness and health involves both the body and the mind. Krista enthusiastically embraces the NASM exercise philosophy of FITTE: Frequency, intensity, time, type, and ENJOYMENT. Her goal is to create a challenging and fun experience for clients Krista believes that individuals can achieve their goals and help maintain good health with the right training program, commitment, and positive support. Anyone can benefit from a coach!