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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Jason graduated from Wichita State University in 2004 with a BA in Sport Administration. He began his career with the Y in 2003 as an intern and Manager on Duty for the South YMCA. In 2005, he left Wichita to become a Sports Director for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He returned in 2009 as the Sports Director of the new Andover YMCA. In that role, he’s served on the Andover Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the City of Andover Parks Committee. He also earned the Annual Campaign Staff Campaigner of the Year award for the Andover YMCA, as well as the Kevin Padrnos award for the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Bruce Mace came to the North YMCA from Northern California in May 2012.  He has over 20 years of administrative and programming youth and adult sport experiences with YMCA’s, Higher Educational and Municipal Recreation Departments. Bruce earned his undergraduate degree in Leisure Studies and Sciences from the University of Oregon in March 1992 and he earned an Organizational Leadership Certification (Sr. Director Certification) from the YMCA of the USA in June 2008. He currently resides in Andover and is often seen riding his bike to/from his home to the North YMCA.  

Aaron is currently attending Wichita State University and will graduate in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. He was born and raised in Wichita and has been around sports his entire life. His work history includes Southwest Boys Club and the Wichita Wingnuts. Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with family and has recently taken up the sport of disc golf. Aaron and his wife are expecting their first child in October. 

Adam graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with a BS in Aquatics and a minor in scuba. He holds a variety of certifications, including Certified Pool Operator, Certified Pool Instructor, Certified Dive Master, Pool Operator on Location Certified and Certified Lifeguard. Before moving to Kansas, Adam worked for a school district in Michigan as the Aquatic Center Director. Adam started his YMCA career in 2012 in Florida as an Aquatics Specialist/Director. He was also the Associations ADA Compliance Director.


Alex earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2008. He started with the West YMCA in January of 2008 and shortly after became a full-time personal trainer. In November of 2013 he was promoted to Fitness Director at the North YMCA. He is responsible for overseeing personal/group training, the MY FIT program, and day-to-day operations on the fitness floor. Alex enjoys working with individuals and groups from all fitness levels and feels very confident he can assist them throughout their health and wellness journey. His specialties include: Weight loss, group training, boot camps, high intensity training, TRX, cardiovascular conditioning and beginner’s fitness.

Certifications:  YMCA Certified Personal Trainer and LIVESTRONG Certified Trainer

Leticia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Emporia State University and has been dancing since age five. She was captain of dance teams at both Emporia State University and Barton County Community College, and has personally competed in both New York and L.A. She’s been teaching dance and cheer for 10 years, including coaching dance and cheer for Emporia High School. Leticia is a certified National Dance Alliance Instructor and is also certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.

Dezert has been a Group Exercise instructor for the North YMCA since 2012 and is a certified yoga teacher with her 200 RYT from the School of Therapeutics in Kansas City. She received her bachelors from Fort Hays State University. She specializes in yoga for runners and helping others achieve their fitness goals.


Jamie Moore has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2000 where she gained experience and training working in the West YMCA Kid Zone before coming to the North YMCA as Youth & Family Coordinator. Jamie is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED and Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse.

Degree: Bachelor’s in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM- Health Fitness Specialist, Kettle Bell, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Kettle bells, sport specific, small group training, and triathlon training



Degree:  BA and MEd degrees in Exercise Science and Functional Aging, as well as an MS in Environmental Health.

Certifications: ACSM’s Health and Fitness Specialist and Cancer Exercise Trainer, as well as YMCA certified Personal Trainer, Pilates, Yoga, Group Exercise and Cycle, and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructor.

Specialties: Active aging and exercise for cancer survivors.

Degree: Bachelors in Strength and conditioning and health and Physical Education, Tabor College

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Beginner fitness, group training, boot camps, weight loss, youth fitness, active older adults


Degree: Wheaton College and a MEd in Education from Slippery Rock University.

Certifications:  ACSM CPT, RRCA Running Coach, TRX Rip Core and Suspension Training, YMCA Personal Trainer, CPR, Oxygen, AED, and First Aid.

Specialties: Running and race preparation, Endurance sport conditioning, Baby Boomer Fitness, Youth sport performance conditioning, Special Needs, weight loss, and Boot Camps.


Degree: Health Science Degree In Respiratory Therapy from WSU 

Specialties: Pilates towers, geriatric fitness, exercise for disabilities, special populations, cancer survivors, and kids fitness


Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA certified personal trainer, and TRX suspension and Rip core trainer. 

Specialties:Weight loss, mass building, TRX, sport performance training, youth fitness and group training.


Degree: B.A. in Health and Physical Education from Tabor College     

Cartifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight Loss and general fitness



Degree: Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a minor in Sport Science, University of Kansas

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport specific training, post-physical therapy/injury rehabilitation, weight loss, mass building

Degree: Bachelor’s of Arts in Exercise Science, Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sports performance, health seekers, general fitness and weight loss


Degree: Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Management

Specialties: Active older adults, beginner’s fitness, one-on one- training, weight loss management, strength and conditioning for runners


Degree:  Obtaining a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Physical Education from Friends University

Certifications:  YMCA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties:  Sports specific strength and conditioning with agility advancement

Degree:  Obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications:  YMCA Certified Personal Trainer