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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
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Education | Appalachian State University
  • IFTA Cycle Instructor
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Training
Kate Clarke
  • AFFA Cycle
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science | Lander University
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer
  • WaterART Certified Fitness Instructor
Ramon DeArmas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology | Belmont Abbey College
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Liz Fall
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology | Charleston Southern University
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kim Gamble
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business | University of Georgia
  • Real Ryder Level 1 Spinning
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • YMCA Strength and Conditioning
Georgia Greene
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  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration | University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Mad Dog Athletics Spinning
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • USA Swimming Level 2
  • YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • YMCA Lifeguard
Nichole Hyland
  • Bachelor of Arts | Western Carolina University
  • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Level 1
Kathryn Leach
  • ACE Certified Health Coach
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition | North Carolina State University
Jhonny Medina
  • Charlotte Eagles Soccer Team 2014
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Dan Moore
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering | University of North Carolina 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
Joe Moore
  • ACE Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Fitness | Middle Tennessee University
  • Body Builder, Power Lifter, and Tri-Athlete Competitor
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Strength and Conditioning
  • YMCA of the USA Facility Trainer-Foundations of Strength and Conditioning
  • YMCA of the USA Organization Leader
Ralph Oliva
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Therapeutic Specialist
  • ACSM Exercise is Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts | University of Bridgeport
  • Tae Kwon Do Brown Belt
  • TRX Group RIP Trainer
  • TRX Group Suspension Trainer
  • TRX RIP Trainer
  • TRX Sports Medicine Certification
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • United States Air Force 1966-1970
Geoff Palmer
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphics and Animation | University of Central Florida
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Group Suspension Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Certified Trainer
  • Spartan SGX
  • United States Marine Corp 1986-1993
Andrew Peterson
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education | Miami University
  • CrossFit Level 1
Brian Schmitt
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science | East Carolina University
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • TPI-Golf Certified
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
Aneesh Tungare
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Registered Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science | Appalachian State University
  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology | University North Carolina Charlotte
  • Parkinson’s Recovery Wellness Trainer
Howard Van Zant
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1
Dana Von Badinski
  • ACSM Accredited Workshop Presenter
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Masters of Science in Kinesiology| Indiana University
  • Peak Pilates Certified Instructor
  • Pre and Post Natal and Senior Fitness Instructor
  • Real Ryder Level 1 Spinning
  • Spinning Certified Cycle Instructor
Cheaslei Weathers
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM/NCHPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology | University of North Carolina Charlotte
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