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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Train with the best.

With extensive personal training certifications and education, our trainers help you achieve your health and fitness goals. 
Mark Baeuerle
  • ACE Certified Trainer
  • BS Exercise Science
  • Distance Runner
  • Triathlete
Jeff Decker 
  • ACSM Certified
  • BS in Exercise Science From UNC Charlotte
  • Specializes in Strength and Conditioning
  • Performance Specialties (golf)
  • Weight Loss and Nutrition
Mark Patterson
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Strength and Conditioning
  • Athletic Training and Functional Training
  • Power Lifting and Weight Lifting
Monica Patterson
  • ACE Certified Trainer
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Distance Runner
  • TRX Suspension Training

Billie Pechenik

  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Training Certified
  • Running Trainer
Connie Rankin
  • Pilates Reformer Trainer
  • YMCA Certified Exercise Instructor
  • Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Mat Instructor
  • Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Reformer Instructor
Bernie Rapp 
  • Certified Athletic Trainer 
  • BS in Athletic Training from UNC 
  • Experience working with athletes as well as injury recovery and rehabilitation exercises
Lindsey Schruer
  • NASM Personal Trainer
  • B.S. Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Individual and Community Development
  • Specializes in strength training, core strength, and plyometrics
  • TRX Certified
Nathan Stewart
  • 2015 Silver medalist in the Pan American Weightlifting Championship
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 certification
  • Level 1 CrossFit Instructor
  • BS in Sports Management and Fitness
Emily Wilkens
  • Passionate believer that exercise is a key component to emotional, spiritual, and physical well- being
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • BS in Kinesiology
  • Kickboxing fitness trainer
  • Did a two month Public Health internship in West Africa


Dianne Baist  
  • ACE personal trainer
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor
  • YMCA Aquatic Fitness Instructor
To schedule personal training, please stop by the Fitness Center or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4200