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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Chuck joined the West YMCA team in June 2010. He began working for the Sioux Falls Y in 1994 teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding. He’s directed various Y programs including Middle School After School, youth basketball, Y-Service Club, high ropes climbing and more. Before beginning his current role with the West Y, Chuck was the Program Executive for the Leif Ericson YMCA Day Camp in Sioux Falls, SD. Chuck has a B.A. in Art Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Jessica joined the West YMCA in May 2009 after nearly four years as the Sports Director for the East YMCA. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Administration. While in Pittsburg, Jessica also held the Sports Coordinator/Director position at the Pittsburg YMCA from 2003-2005.

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.

Pharouk started working for the West YMCA in 2011 as a soccer official and coach. He graduated from Newman University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Sports Communication. He is currently on track to finish his MBA in December 2013. He joined the West YMCA in September 2013 as a Sports Coordinator.

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.

A.S. Degree as a Physical Therapist assistant
Certifications: ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal 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

B.S. in Exercise Science- Kansas State University
Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness and Sport-Specific Training

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

Certified Personal Trainer - YMCA of the USA
Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Sport Specific, Triathlon Training, Pilates Towers