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WEST YMCA

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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Lori joined the West YMCA team in December 2014.  Lori holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University in Florida.  Lori began her Y career in 1993 as a Group Exercise Instructor for the Cheyenne Family YMCA in Wyoming.  Approximately five years later, she transitioned to the Aquatics Director position at the same location.  She then served as Marketing Director for two years before joining the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA in Florida in 2002.  Lori spent the first six years of her career at Volusia Flagler as the Membership/Marketing/Wellness Director.  She continued to grow within the association; taking on an Executive Director role with the Southeast Volusia YMCA and later as a District Executive Director.  Lori served as Vice President for her final two years with the Volusia Flagler YMCA.    

Heather earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Friends University in 2008.  She comes from the Northwest YMCA where she served as the Youth & Family Coordinator.  Heather has been working in Early Childhood education for over 10 years and is dedicted to the enrichment of children's live.  She is a native of Northwest Wichita and is excited to give back to the community. 

Kristy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a MEd in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. She first joined the Y as a personal trainer at the Northwest YMCA in 2008. In January 2009 she left to complete an internship and work briefly as a wellness coach before returning to personal training with the East YMCA in December 2009. She took on the role of Fitness Director in 2012. Kristy is ACSM and YMCA certified and has 4 years of experience coaching cross country and track.

Kimberly joined the YMCA with the opening of the Andover YMCA in 2009. She earned her B.A. from Wichita State University and has taught aerobics for 20+ years in 3 countries. Kimberly continues to attend trainings and workshops in order to bring fitness to all levels of members. She joined the West YMCA in April of 2010 as the Group Exercise Coordinator.

Dale started working for the West YMCA in 2010 as a lifeguard and swim instructor. He was born and raised here in Wichita attending Heights High School participating in varsity football, swim team and baseball. He earned an Associate's Degree of Science from Cloud County Community College in 2009 and is pursuing an Elementary Education Degree from Newman University. Dale accepted the Aquatics Coordinator position in July 2012.

Angie began working for the West YMCA Kids Zone in December of 1997. She worked there for 11 years and, in February of 2009 she was promoted to Youth and Family Coordinator.

Heather has an A.S. Degree as a Physical Therapist assistant
Certifications: ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer and Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer
Specialties:  Experienced in General Fitness, Senior Fitness, Special Needs and Injury Rehab

Certifications: YMCA of USA Faculty Trainer for Personal Training, Group Exercise, Cardio, Step & Cycle; YMCA Personal Trainer; YMCA Group Exercise Instructor; ACE and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Strength Training and Pilates Towers

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACE PEER Fitness Trainer and Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness and Strength Training

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Sport Specific, Triathlon Training, Pilates Towers

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Endurance Events, Sport Specific, TRX and Boot Camps

Joyce has a Personal Training degree from Heritage College.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer

Specialties: General Fitness and Group Training.

Lester is pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science at Wichita State University. 

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sports Specifics, General Fitness, Body Building and Stretching.

Thomas is pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. 

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: General Fitness, Power Lifting and Sport Specific.