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EAST YMCA

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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Casey has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2008.  He worked as a Personal Trainer, a Fitness Director, and an Associate Director prior to becoming the Executive Director at the East YMCA.  Casey received a Bachelor's Degree from Fort Hays State University in Health and Human Performance.  He is also an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist.

Jami began her YMCA career in 2002 as a Membership Associate at the North YMCA.  She spent four out of the six years there as the Manager on Duty.   In October of 2008, she became the Membership Director at the South YMCA . In May of 2014, Jami brings her experience to the East YMCA as the Membership Director.

P.J. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a M. Ed in Exercise Science and Wellness from Wichita State University. She was involved in research with disabled populations for nearly seven years before becoming the Fitness Director at a health club in Ohio. Since January 2001, P.J. has worked at the East YMCA as a Director and is a certified ACSM, ACE and YMCA personal trainer.

Sharon started working for the Wichita YMCA in 2009.  She is a certified lifeguard training instructor as well as a CPR/First Aid/O2 instructor.  She is also P.O.O.L. operator certified.  Sharon has many experiences working for the YMCA including life guarding, teaching swim lessons, maintenance and upkeep, and being the citywide mail courier.  She also has her CDL Bus Driver License to drive the bus for YMCA programs.  We are grateful to have all of her YMCA experience here at the East Branch.

Kathleen holds a BA in Physical Education with a Recreation Minor and a BS in Wellness Program Management with Health Minor form Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. She has a MS in Sport Management from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. For two years, Kathleen worked as a U.S. Army Contractor as the Sports and Fitness Director for the U.S. Military Base located in the Marshall Islands. Prior to that, she worked for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis and was a basketball Grad Assistant at Missouri Baptist University. She began working for the Greater Wichita YMCA in May 2013.

Trish has been with the Wichita YMCA for eight years. She has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and 12 of them have been in management. She is certified in ACE, AFAA and YMCA personal training.

Christina has worked in the East YMCA Kid Zone since 2007. She started as a Staff Attendant and was promoted to the evening supervisor position before becoming the Kid Zone Coordinator in September 2009.

Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies as of May 2012 from Wichita State University.  He is currently working on his Master’s Degree.  He joined our staff in May of 2011 and has 11 years of teaching and coaching gymnastics.

Rhonda has worked for the East YMCA since 1991.  She helps with the Annual Campaign as well as day to day functions at the Branch. 

Personal Trainers

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport performance training, special needs populations, all ages

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Occupations

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Basketball sport performance

Degree: B.S. Health Care Management, M.A. Aging Studies

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Track and Field and Senior Population

Degree:  M.Ed. Sports Administration, B.S. Health and Physical Education

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, NASM and YMCA Personal Trainer, USATF Level 1 Coach

Specialties: Athletic and sport training, correcting muscle imbalances and kinetic chain deficiencies

Degree: B.S. Kinesiology, B.S. Life Sciences Doctor of Chiropractic

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist

Specialties: Triathlon and marathon training, swimming

Degree: Pursuing B.S. Exercise Science

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Has CNA license, is an equestrian, group training, active older adults

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower and group training of all ages

Fitness Service Associate

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Fitness Boxing Training, boot camp, training youth and women

 

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower

Degree:  B.S. Biology

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Youth football coach, YFBUSA, sport performance training