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MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Train with the best.

With extensive personal training certifications and education, our trainers help you achieve your health and fitness goals. 

Jill Akin | Wellness Coordinator
  • ACSM / ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science - Education | Appalachian State University
  • IFTA Cycle Instructor
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Training
Kate Clarke
  • AFFA Cycle
  • Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science | Lander University
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer
  • WaterART Certified Fitness Instructor
David Dupont
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Management and Economics | University of Pittsburgh
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Tom Irving
  • Bachelor of Arts - Human Performance | Midland University
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • US Soccer License D
Sarah Jones
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Arts -Economics | Duke University
  • NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist
Amber Kesterson
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science - Human Nutrition | Winthrop University
Kathryn Leach
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified Health Coach
  • Bachelor of Science - Nutrition | North Carolina State University
Dan Moore
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science - Engineering | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Charlotte Fire Department Battalion Chief, Retired
  • Developed and facilitated the Charlotte Fire Department Wellness Program
  • Helped develop Firefighter Candidate Physical Agility Test (C-APT)
  • NC EMT
  • YMCA Lifeguard
Geoff Palmer
  • Bachelor of Arts - Computer Graphics and Animation | University of Central Florida
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Spartan SGX
  • TRX Group Suspension Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Certified Trainer
  • United States Marine Corp 1986-1993
Andrew Peterson
  • Bachelor of Arts in - Education | Miami of Ohio University
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Nathan Scott
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Mariah Shaw
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Graduate of the National Personal Training Institute
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Laura Skelton
  • ACE Prenatal Fitness Certificate
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
Dana Von Badinski
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • ACSM Accredited Workshop Presenter
  • Masters of Science - Kinesiology | Indiana University
  • Peak Pilates Certified Instructor
  • Pre and Post Natal and Senior Fitness Instructor
  • Real Ryder Level 1 Spinning
  • Spinning Certified Cycle Instructor
Melissa Woller
  • AFAA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Idea member since 2002
  • Mad Dog Athletics Spinning
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Real Ryder Level 1 Spinning
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • YMCA Cycle Instructor
  • YMCA Group Exercise Instructor

To schedule personal training, please stop by the Fitness Center or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 6800