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EAST YMCA

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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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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.

PJ  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, PJ has worked at the East YMCA as a Director and is a certified ACSM, ACE and YMCA personal trainer.

 Christian has been involved with aquatics for 14 years and competitive swimming for 7 years.   He started his YMCA career after high school at the YMCA of the Rockies .  He later moved to Wichita and and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the North Branch.  He transferred to the Andover YMCA to be the assistant swim coach and was the head coach of the Girls swim team at Rose Hill high school.  We are happy to have his knowledge and experience here at the East YMCA.

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: M.Ed. in Exercise Science

Certifications:ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Coaching track, Boot Camps

Degree: B.S. Exercise Science and currently working on M.Ed. Exercise Science

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Triathlon Training and Active Older Adults

Certifications:   YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties:  Boot Camp, Group Training and Youth Training

Degree: Working on B.S. Exercise Science

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Active Older Adults

Degree:  B.S. Exercise Science

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Group training, running and dance

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.A. Exercise Science/Athletic Training

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sports performance training and injury rehabilitation