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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.

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.

 

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.

Degree: MEd in Education from Slippery Rock University


Certifications: ACSM CPT, RRCA Running Coach, TRX Rip Core and Suspension Training, YMCA Personal Trainer


Specialties: Running and Race Preparation, TRX, Endurance Sport Conditioning, Baby Boomer Fitness, Youth Sport Performance Conditioning, Special Needs, Weight Loss, Boot Camps, Motivational Encouragement  

 

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: B.S. in Public Health from American Military University, Associate's in Science from Barton Community College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Military Background, Youth Fitness, Pre/Post Natal Fitness, Strength Building, High Intensity  

 

Degree: B.A. in Exercise Science, Master's in Exercise Physiology and Environmental Health

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACSM HFS, ACSM, CET, CETI CES

Specialties: Active Aging and Exercise for Cancer Survivors

Degree: B.A. in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Tabor College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Boot Camps, Group Training, Sports Performance, Strength Training, Weight Loss, Youth Fitness

 

Degree: B.S. in Health Science Degree In Respiratory Therapy from WSU 

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Pilates Towers

Specialties: Pilates Towers, Geriatric Fitness, Exercise for Disabilities, Special Populations, Cancer Survivors and Kids Fitness

 

Degree: B.A. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM HFS, Livestrong Coach

Specialties: Weight Loss, Beginngers Fitness, Active Older Adult Fitness, General Strength and Conditioning, Special Populations

 

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

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Powerlifting, Strength Training and Weight Loss

Degree: BA Women's Health and Women's Psychology from University of Oklahoma

Certifications: YMCA Personal Training, Cooper's Institute-CPT

Specialties: Weight Loss, Running/Race Training, Group Fitness, Strength Training, Physique Transformation, Trialthon Training, Sports Specific Training, Youth Fitness and Inspirational Coaching

 

Degree: B.A. Exercise Science from WSU

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Active Older Adults, Youth Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength Training, Boot Camps, Group Training, Power Lifting and Sports Performance

Degree: B.S. in Athletic Training - Minor in Biology from Bethel College

Certifications: Athletic Training Certfied, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Sports Conditioning, Military Background, Strength Training, Powerlifting, Weight Loss

Degree: A.A.S. from Hertiage College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Bodybuilding/Physique Contest Training, Weight Loss, Toning, High Intensity Interval Training, Tabata, Speed & Agility Work, Power Training, Strength Training, Crossfit, TRX

Degree: Finisthing B.A. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Flexibility/Strength/Bodyweight Training, Weight Loss, TRX, Boot Camps, Supportive Accountability

Degree: Finishing B.S. in Exercise Science from WSU

Certficiations: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Boot Camps, Youth Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength and Conditioning, Active Older Adult Fitness, Beginner Fitness, Sport Specific Training, Balance and Agility