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.”
Angelo has lived in Bloomington since 2015. He works in education and coaches high school football. When Angelo is not working with kids, coaching football, or helping people with their health and fitness goals, he spends time reading, working out, or enjoying time with his wife, pets, and Jesus. His passion is to assist people with finding a deeper connection with their physical health, no matter the goal.
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 a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist. He has a strong background in bodybuilding, flexibility and mobility training, and functional fitness. As a NASM MMA Strength and Conditioning certified trainer, Bryan also has a robust background in martial arts and self-defense training, emphasizing realism, not “boxer-cising.” He has a unique specialty in rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports, including triathlons, hiking, and obstacle course racing. Bryan's philosophy is "You have the rest of your life to become 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.
I was born in Bloomington and have lived here always with no intention of leaving. I am a certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association, and I have graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s of science in Health and Wellness. I believe that progression is unique to every individual; never is it linear. I always strive to elevate everyone around me, and I want to positively impact as many people as I can. I believe that if what I can do can positively change even one life, then I have by all accounts succeeded. When I am not helping others, I enjoy cooking, baking, painting, and playing tabletop games.
I was in the Air Force for 11 years (2002-2013). I had back surgery and have permanent nerve/muscle damage in my lower back. Every day I am in pain just like most other people. If I can do it, so can you. I am now a certified Personal Trainer through International Sports Sciences Association and I am committed to helping others exercises correctly to maximize results and avoid injury.
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.
Erin is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and she holds an elementary education degree from Indiana University. Teaching and learning have always been part of her life, whether in the classroom, in motherhood, or in fitness settings. She enjoys helping others learn ways of incorporating fitness into their busy lives and keeping things fun, sustainable, and challenging all at the same time. Aside from working with personal training clients and teaching group fitness classes, Erin enjoys time with family and friends, strength training, travel, live music, reading, chocolate, and coffee.
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.”
I obtained two Bachelor’s degrees at Purdue University in Movement & Sport Sciences and also Psychology. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM, Certified Sport Yoga Instructor and Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. I am a Golf Conditioning Specialist, TRX suspension and RIP Certified Trainer, FitStrike Kickboxing/MMA Fitness Instructor, JrFit Youth Fitness Specialist, and Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Fitness and Yoga Instructor. I have over 21 years of experience in the field from clinical hospital settings of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab to stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing, triathlons, and marathons. Do you need a partner to help give you the extra push you can’t seem to give yourself? Want to see how a simple exercise regimen can profoundly impact your life? Let’s develop a customized workout plan to help you feel at home in your body. It’s where you live. Let’s take care of it together. Challenge yourself. Change yourself. Live your life.
Lily is an ACE-certified personal trainer and a senior at Indiana University, where she is pursuing a degree in exercise science. Her passion lies in making fitness accessible and empowering for everyone. Lily truly believes that every individual should feel confident and comfortable in a gym setting, regardless of their starting point. She is driven by the belief that exercise is not just about physical well-being but is equally important for mental health. Recognizing that everyone starts somewhere different on their fitness journey, Lily is committed to helping you gain confidence in yourself. Together we can work towards a healthier and happier you!
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.
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.