Meet the Trainers
Looking for a personal trainer to help guide you along your health & fitness journey? Read through our roster of trainer bios to find an expert who feels like a good fit for you and your goals. Don't forget to sign up for your first training session at our Welcome Center!
Alexander, or "Alex," is an ACSM-certified Personal Trainer and holds an associate’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science. He specializes in mobility, principles of muscle balance, movement assessment, and coaching. Alex's practice emphasizes training with awareness and objectivity and helping a client better understand the way their body uniquely moves. His training philosophy is to remove the ego and numbers from the training. He focuses on stability, function, and long-term longevity in one’s routine. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, playing the bass guitar, and traveling.
Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and a Bachelor's degree in Health and Fitness Management. She is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, an AEA-certified Aquatics Instructor, and an ACE-certified Group Exercise Instructor.
Amy has experience working with a wide range of individuals from youth to senior citizens, tailoring each training program specifically to the individual’s needs. Amy’s philosophy: “Being healthy isn’t always about how you look, but rather how you feel. Focusing on numbers is important, but focusing on how you feel can be just as important.”
Brandon is an ACSM-certified personal trainer and a senior at Indiana University studying Exercise Science. In August 2022, he will be attending physical therapy school to earn his DPT. Brandon began working out in the gym at the start of 2017. Since then, he became very passionate about setting new goals. His personal training specialties are building lean muscle mass, bodyweight training, functional movement, and giving clients a better understanding of the science behind working out. Whether you are new to the gym and are learning how to use equipment or are an experienced lifter needing some motivation, Brandon is here as a resource for you. Some of his hobbies other than working out include playing sports, drone photography, longboarding, and playing guitar.
Brant has a Bachelor's degree in Recreation from Indiana University and is an ACSM-certified Personal Trainer. He has over a decade of coaching experience of all levels, from three-year-olds to seventy-year-olds. Brant’s training also ranges from general conditioning to peak athletic fitness.
Brant specializes in endurance sports, in which he has worked with athletes from all over the United States and in five different countries. He is also knowledgeable in other areas of fitness. Brant understands that everyone comes from different backgrounds, and we all have different obstacles to overcome. He will challenge you to be your best, but he will primarily be there to support you through every step of your fitness journey.
Bryan is NASM-certified and is the former Vice President of the Ball State University Boxing Club. He has a strong background in bodybuilding, flexibility & mobility training, and functional fitness, as well as a robust background in martial arts and self-defense training with an emphasis on realism, not “boxer-cising.” Bryan also has a unique specialty in rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports, including triathlons, hiking, and obstacle course racing.
In his free time, Bryan enjoys rock climbing, reading, writing, doing chores for his wife (he hopes she reads this), drumming, and stand-up comedy. Bryan’s philosophy: “You have the rest of your life to became the best you, so be patient, and enjoy the ride.”
Having been with the YMCA for over 15 years, Chris has worked with a wide variety of individuals through different programs, including Cardiac Rehab, W.I.S.E., and Y-Fitness for Life. Her goal is to provide functional and effective exercises by determining the needs of the individual and teaching specific exercises that will benefit her clients the most.
Chris is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and an ACE-certified Weight Loss Specialist who believes fitness starts with taking that first step towards a healthier lifestyle, and that improving your health and wellness leads to a more positive outlook on life.
Coy is an ISSA-certified Personal Trainer and a student at IU in the class of 2023. Working out has been his passion since he was 15 years old. He became a Personal Trainer to share his love of fitness with others and to help others achieve the goals they set for themselves. Everyone’s definition of health is different. No matter how big or how small your goal may be, Coy will be by your side cheering you on the whole way. His training philosophy is "what hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow." In his spare time, Coy enjoys bodybuilding, motorcycles, and cars.
Debbie has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer & Group Ex Instructor, and an ACSM-certified Health Fitness Specialist. Debbie’s strengths as a trainer are in her many years of experience and her ability to make a client feel at ease in the gym. As a trainer, Debbie enjoys helping her clients reach their fitness goals, as well as the challenge of reducing the fear that clients associate with free weights and/or working out in the free weight room.
Jacob is an ACE certified personal trainer and working towards a degree in Public Health with a focus on Fitness/Wellness at Indiana University. He specializes in training aging populations, daily movement with a focus on pain reduction, and functional training for daily activities. Jacob's practice focuses on finding ways to fit more activity into a daily schedule as well as strength training with a focus on reducing the risk of complications caused by aging.
Jennifer is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, and Boxing Instructor, as well as a certified Cardiographic Technician, and she carries a specialty certification through ACE in Orthopedic Exercise. She has extensive experience working with people post-cardiac rehab, as well as with stroke, cancer, and Parkinson’s patients.
Jennifer provides a comfortable atmosphere with her clients to help them feel they can achieve their health and fitness goals, whether it is for weight loss or simply getting in shape. Jennifer believes health, fitness, and wellness are the foundations of a happy life, and she looks forward to helping her clients achieve their goals.
Kristy is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Orthopedic Specialist, and Group Ex Instructor, as well as a certified TRX Instructor & Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified Instructor, and she's certified in BOSU, Dragon Door Kettlebell, and Precision Nutrition.
Kristy enjoys working with clients of all fitness levels and abilities, and has worked for the last several years as a Group Ex Instructor for a variety of Y classes. Kristy’s trainer philosophy: “I have learned through my group exercise experience that each individual has their own path to reach their goals. I believe in working with my clients to help them achieve their goals in way that works for them.”
Lyndon is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. His fitness journey started with playing school sports from elementary through graduation, and he fell in love with resistance training during his junior year of high school. Over the years, he realized the impact physical activity plays throughout life. His own mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being are all markedly positively impacted. Lyndon has a passion for helping others navigate their journey with exercise and leading them to all the benefits physical activity offers. He plans to pursue a corrective exercise certificate to help alleviate and prevent forms of chronic pain.
Mary has 18 years of experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Mary has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and is certified in Aquafitness, Yoga, Silver Sneakers, and Prenatal Fitness. She is also an ACSM-certified Exercise Physiologist and an AFAA-certified Personal Trainer.
Mary’s fitness philosophy: “Physical activity and fitness are essential to a feeling of well-being and a good quality of life. After becoming familiar with your personal goals and challenges, I can help you supplement your current activities to reach a more complete and well-rounded fitness program that fits your lifestyle.”
Shellie is a certified instructor for a variety of Group Ex classes on both land and in water. She has a special interest in helping others achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be.
Shellie’s personal fitness philosophy: “Improving health and fitness is for everyone and should be enjoyable. Age and current fitness level doesn’t matter... It’s the commitment to start that matters.” In her free time, Shellie enjoys running and participating in triathlons.
Staci is an NCSF-certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition Specialist. Her personal training strengths emphasize flexibility, mobility, strength training, stretching exercises, HIT, and circuit training. Her philosophy is to keep people mobile and independent for as long as possible by promoting good health habits. Staci is also a mother of four grown children and a grandmother of four. In her spare time, she is an avid runner and bodybuilder with a passion for fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Stephen is an ACSM certified personal trainer with an associate of applied science degree in kinesiology and exercise science. He has a passion for corrective exercise and loves helping others achieve their goals. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Stephen is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
Tony graduated college with six years of education in exercise science. He prides himself on practicing what he preaches on a daily basis. He is also a full-time instructor at Ivy Tech in the kinesiology department. Teaching is his passion. In his personal life, Tony loves almost any outdoor activity, enjoys playing musical instruments, and likes trying new foods from different places with his wife.
Walter is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, and he is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. His strengths as a trainer include his experience working with active aging adults and the many years of experience he has as a YMCA Personal Trainer.
Walter believes working with a trainer should be fun and uplifting; it should leave you with a sense of accomplishment. He also believes in “starting low and going slow” while getting a client to push themselves further than ever before.