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ROBERT D. LOVE DOWNTOWN YMCA

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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.

Jessie oversees member service. She began her YMCA career in August 2011 at the Andover YMCA as a Membership Service Associate. In January 2012, she accepted a position as a Fitness Service Associate at the South YMCA. She has held her current position as the Downtown YMCA Membership Director since October 2012. Jessie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Friends University in 2010.

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.

Brittani is responsible for overseeing group exercise classes, MY FIT, healthy lifestyle coaching and personal/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 and has served in her current role at the Downtown YMCA since November 2010. Brittani enjoys working with individuals and groups to help them achieve their fitness goals. Her specialties include: weight loss, flexibility, and endurance training. 

Brian started at the West YMCA in 2008 working in many different capacities, including Manager on Duty, Fitness Service Associate, and SPLASH instructor. He accepted the position as Assistant Fitness Director at the Downtown Y in March 2014. Brian helps oversee the MY FIT program and personal training staff. He graduated form Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education in 2011.

Raquel has been working in ealy childhood education and development since 2006. She began working for the YMCA in 2012 when the new Robert D. Love building opened its first Kid Zone . In 2013 she was promoted to team leader. In March 2014 she became Youth and Family Coordinator. She oversees Kid Zone staff, birthday parties, and Parent's Night Out.

 

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

B.S. in Neurobiology from Kansas University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor

Specialties: Weight Loss, Youth Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Join For Me Coach

Specialties: Weight Loss, Muscle Gain, Youth Fitness, Bilingual in Spanish

B.S. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor

Specialties: Weight Loss, Youth Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

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