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!
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.
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.
NETA Certified Personal Trainer
Brooke is not only a group fitness instructor in aerobics and strength training, but a certified indoor cycling instructor as well. She also has experience as a fitness professional at the Senior Center at the Commission on Aging specializing in assisting with proper form and usage of gym equipment. As an American Red Cross CPR and AED certified trainer, Brooke is well versed on ensuring your safety is a top priority during your workouts. Brooke’s guidance, encouragement and support will help you every step of the way in becoming a better, stronger version of yourself. She believes finding time for yourself and your health is very important and a great example for your family.
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!