Personal Training sessions are a great opportunity to make the most of your workouts through the close guidance of a trained professional. Personal Training sessions offer clients the certainty and comfort of knowing that the time they spend working out is contributing directly to achieving their fitness goals. A Personal Trainer will use your current experience, health, preferences, and goals to outline a specific routine for you.
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Personal Training Policies
- Clients should schedule their sessions directly with their respective trainer
- Clients must pay prior to having their session
- All payments can be made online, with your trainer, or through the Fitness Director
- At least 24 hour notice must be given to the trainer to cancel a scheduled session
- Personal training sessions are non refundable
- Personal Training Sessions expire 12 months from date of purchase
Group Exercise Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science: UMass-Amherst (2023)
Certifications: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer
All my life I have been playing sports, but my favorites being Basketball and Baseball. I would always pride myself on my speed and agility, which helped me with my game. Once high school hit, I stopped playing sports, only doing track and baseball for a year each. Even though I had stopped, a part of me wanted to keep training! So, at the end of my senior year I joined the YMCA in 2017 and fell in love with working out. I am currently in the best shape of my life!
The following year I began to study at UMASS Amherst; however, I started off as a business major and after a year and a half it felt as though it wasn’t for me. It was then that I decided to become a Kinesiology major! The classes were a little harder, but I could tell it was the right path for me. I am currently finishing up my bachelor’s degree and plan on using it to better myself and others. I started off my YMCA career working as a fitness ambassador for a year. That plus my 5 years of working out here, I am very grateful to be a part of the Cambridge YMCA community and hope I can continue to help that fitness community grow. My goal as a trainer is to unlock people’s potential and help them better themselves one step at a time!
Education: UCLA – Extension Fitness Instruction Certification
Certifications: USA Boxing Level 1 & Green Level Boxing Coach, RRCA Certified Running Coach Level 1
I am what is is known as a late bloomer. It took years, in fact, to realize that I’d rather be out running the streets than sitting on a couch watching television (and a few years after that to realize that it’s possible to do both!). Once I started running, though, I kept going. Over the next 17 years, I ran 14 marathons, a 50 miler and even a long distance triathlon! And while I never qualified for Boston- the most common question any marathoner has asked- I did have the opportunity to train someone for the race, which felt incredibly satisfying. Running eventually led me into boxing. I took my first boxing class in hopes of improving my running. I thought that if I developed some upper body strength through boxing, it might help me run faster. It probably would have, but once I started boxing, everything changed. I fell in love with the sport and never looked back.
The thing about boxing is that while it is simple- the pros use the same punches and defense that beginners do- there are endless opportunities to learn and improve as a boxer. There’s always something to work on. Whether it’s punching technique, learning defensive skills, improving footwork and balance, thinking strategically or just becoming more fit and better conditioned, there is always progress to be made. As both a coach and a boxer, I love the opportunity to challenge myself and continue to grow through this sport. Boxing is the gift that keeps on giving and I’m grateful to get to share that gift with others!
Education: Simmons University- 3+3 Exercise Science/DPT Program (2026)
Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Certification
I have been working in the fitness industry for over four years. In 2016 I was introduced to CrossFit which fueled my desire to pursue a degree in exercise science. In addition to falling in love with science, I fell in love with having a great gym community. The support I received from my gym helped me become the best version of myself and once I became a coach, I took pride in helping others reach their potential.
After graduating high school, I earned my ACE personal trainer certification and began coaching more group exercise classes. My goal as a trainer is to make a difference in the way my clients approach exercise and wellness. I want to work with individuals to boost their confidence and self-efficacy in the gym. I believe it’s important to not simply go through a workout but to understand the programming behind your goals!
My specialties include Olympic weightlifting as well as general strength and hypertrophy training. Since studying exercise science at Simmons University for three years, I have learned so much about what it means to be healthy, fit, and strong and I can’t wait to share that knowledge with you! After graduating with my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science I have aspirations of studying to become a physical therapist and hopefully open my own practice!