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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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John became the Executive Director of the new Downtown YMCA in November 2012. His involvement with the YMCA started when he was old enough to play youth basketball in Atchison, KS. He also worked for the Salina, KS, YMCA in the Pro-Shop during his high school and college years. John was a member of the East YMCA Board for 14 years. For 23 years, he worked for ManpowerGroup, a global staffing company, as a Branch Manager, Regional Director and most recently Government Solutions Executive. John is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He and his wife Kriste live in Northeast Wichita and have two children.

Brittani is responsible for overseeing Membership, Group Exercise classes, MY FIT, and Personal and Group Training. Brittani earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and is a certified American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS). She joined the Y team in December 2009 as a South YMCA personal trainer, served as Fitness Director for the Downtown YMCA from November 2010 to November 2014 and has now taken on the role of Senior Program Director. Brittani enjoys building relationships with new members as well as working with current members to reach their wellness goals.

Megan oversees swim lessons, lifeguarding, lifeguard training, and pool management. She started her Y career as a swim instructor, lifeguard, and lifeguard trainer August 2010 at the Downtown Branch. She also gained experience in member service, kid zone, and youth & family programs while working at the Downtown Y.  In February of 2014 she accepted the roll of Aquatics Director for the Downtown branch. Megan spent her childhood around aquatic environments and started helping with swim lessons and jr lifeguarding when she was a teenager. Megan earned her Bachelor's in Business Entrepreneurship from Sterling College.

Michael is responsible for assisting and overseeing member services. He started his YMCA career in July 2011 at the Andover YMCA. He was promoted to a full-time Manager on Duty in October 2013. In October 2014 he accepted his current position at the Downtown YMCA. He is currently pursuing his degree in Sports Management from Wichita State University.  

Stefanie is responsible for assisting in overseeing the MY FIT program, personal training staff and is also a YMCA certified personal trainer. She started her YMCA career in February 2014 at the West YMCA as the Fitness Service Associate. In September 2014, she accepted the position as Assistant Fitness Director at the Downtown YMCA. Stefanie graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s of Music Degree in Voice Performance in 2011.

Courtney Hoefer manages the Downtown YMCA Kid Zone, programs such as Mom’s Day Out, and coordinates birthday parties for the downtown branch. She began her Y career as a Night Shift Lead Kid Zone Attendant, and was subsequently promoted to the Youth and Family Program Coordinator in April 2015. Courtney has fifteen years of experience caring for children in a childcare setting.  She will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fort Hays State University in the Fall of 2015. 


Daisy began her journey with the YMCA as a member, quickly falling in love with Group Exercise. She soon certified as an indoor cycle instructor and has enjoyed motivating members ever since. In addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer, Daisy teaches Cycle, Silver Sneakers MSROM and Water Tabata. She is currently working on a degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University.

B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACSM HFS, TRX Instructor, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Certified Instructor

Specialties: Weight Loss/Management, Older Adult Training, Group Training, Resistance Training, Motivational Encouragement

B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University and pursuing Master’s in Exercise Science From Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACSM HFS, USAW

Specialties: Weight Loss/Management, Sport Specific, Strength and Conditioning, Older Adult Training, Cardio-Respiratory Training

Pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight Loss, Endurance Training, Weight Training, BOSU and Balance, Sport Specific/Track and Field

B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Muscle Mass, Endurance and Strength Training

B.S. in Healthcare Management from Park College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Master Trainer from U.S. Army, Group Exercise Instructor

Specialties: Group Training, Weight Loss, Strength Training

Education: Pursuing B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight Loss, Balance, Kettlebell, Endurance, HIIT, Strength Training


Education:Pursuing B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning, TRX Instructor

Specialties: Weight Loss, Strength and Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Athletic Performance, Sport Conditioning