Jacob Stein, Branch Director, Newton YMCA
Jacob started his career at the YMCA in 2011 as a part-time lifeguard at the Northwest branch after moving to Wichita from Southwest Kansas to finish his degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University. During his career with the Y he has also taught swim lessons and worked at the Climbing Wall. In late 2012 he moved to the Membership Desk were he has worked under a multitude of titles until becoming Membership Director in May of 2015, Senior Program Director in April of 2018 and Branch Director in May of 2021.
Tiffany Anderson, Group Exercise Coordinator
Barre, Insanity, Muscle Pump, Y-Box, Body Blitz, Fierce, Core, Body Design
Tiffany grew up in Wichita where she met and married her high school sweetheart. They moved to Newton in 2012 and began building their family here. After becoming a mom, Tiffany had to become creative and intentional with finding time to get in exercise. She began working out from her living room early in the mornings before the kids were up for the day. She would share workout video clips on social media to help motivate other moms to make time for their own health as well. Tiffany and her family joined the Newton YMCA shortly after it opened. Where she continued to fit workouts in at home and also take group exercise classes at the Y, it didn’t take long before she fell in love with the community there. Tiffany became a group exercise instructor shortly before the Pandemic. When the stay at home order was placed she missed her members tremendously and decided to host virtual Insanity classes. She wanted to still be able to provided that community feel even though they couldn’t be in person. Tiffany has a passion for not only health and fitness but also for community and connection. You can find her still today (even as the Group Exercise Coordinator) teaching multiple formats multiple times a week because she wants to be where the community is! Getting to interact with the members during a group exercise class is one of the highlights of Tiffany’s days and she strives to make their time in her classes a highlight of theirs as well!
Abriel Schmidt, Aquatics Director
YMCA Lifeguard, YMCA Swim Instructor, YMCA LGI, YSLT, Safety Certification Instructor, and EMT Certified
Adaptive, Preschool, and Behavioral Challenge Swim Lessons
Abbie started at the Northwest YMCA in 2019 as a Rock Wall Instructor while getting certified as an EMT. With her background in medicine, she moved over to the Aquatics Department. While working at Northwest she learned that she had a passion for working with kids through swim lessons and rock-climbing classes but still loved practicing medicine. She ended up deciding that she wanted to take on a bigger role in the Aquatics Department moving from lifeguard to lead guard to end up being the Aquatics Coordinator before she left. She is certified to teach lifeguards and swim instructors making training one of her favorite things to do. In November of 2021, she was hired on as Newton’s Aquatics Coordinator then moving to the Aquatics Director managing the pool. She over sees the lifeguards, swim instructors and everything swim lessons.
Jamie Moore, Senior Program Director
Jamie has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since January of 2000 where she gained experience and training working in the West YMCA Kid Zone before going to the Dennis Schoenebeck North Branch YMCA as Youth & Family Coordinator. In November of 2016 she was promoted to Youth and Family Director where she oversaw the Youth & Family Department, Climbing Wall and Martial Arts. Jamie accepted the position of Senior Program Director of the North Branch YMCA in April of 2018 and oversaw multiple departments including Sports, Aquatics, Youth & Family, Dance, & Gymnastics. In October of 2022 Jamie accepted the Senior Program Director position at the Newton YMCA where she oversees Aquatics, Membership, and Youth & Family.
B.S. in Athletic Training, Minor in Sport Management; Coaching Certificate from Bethel College
NASM-CPT, Functional Aging Specialist, TRX
Endurance Training, Proprioception Training, Strength Training, Rehabilitation, TRX Training, Aquatic Exercise, and Training with Older Active Adults
Katelyn believes helping people reach their fitness goals, staying accountable, and being successful are highlights of being a trainer. She enjoys seeing people reach and maintain goals either they have set for themselves, or she has created with them. Most of all, she appreciates being a part of her clients’ fitness journey and helping them feel comfortable and safe in the gym. Exercise should be enjoyable and fun, and she delivers that in all her training sessions.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Nutrition Coach
Overall Health and Wellness coaching, Strength Training, Muscle Building, Weight Loss, Functional Training
As a certified personal trainer, I have a desire and talent for helping others to live the best possible life, through supporting them in developing and practicing good habits. Teaching functional movement to help enhance everyday life, and to positively impact the life of each person I meet.
Associates in Personal Training at Heritage College; Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State
Strength Training, Balance/Coordination, Senior Fitness, Crossfit
Jon’s desire is to guide his clients to recognize their fitness potential, and to challenge them to exceed their own expectations.
Beginner Fitness, Strength Training, Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Functional Strength Training
Farrah is dedicated to instilling healthy habits in her clients by leading by example. Farrah comes from a non-athletic background and has coached herself through losing 140 pounds and developing a new lifestyle. She enjoys seeing individuals become the best version of themselves through dedication and self-belief. No matter your fitness level or athletic background, you deserve a happy, fulfilling, and healthy life.
Endurance Training, Strength Training, High Intensity Interval Training
I encourage my clients to focus on "wins" such as a higher number of push-ups and pull-ups and increasing their resistance & intensity. Instead of always focusing on the number on the scale, I share the importance of building muscle mass because we know muscle burns fat. My workout style centers on building cardio endurance, strength and agility. I enjoy providing a variety of exercises and new workouts for my clients to try, and I love watching them rise to each new challenge!
Sports Specific Training, Corrective Exercise and Mobility Training, Bodybuilding, Functional Fitness
I am a big believer that health goes beyond physical. My goal is to help people learn how exercise is an important part of restoring the natural functions of the body including the mind, often providing reduced levels of stress and an increased sense of accomplishment. Exercise is also a great way to learn perseverance, consistency, and discipline. As you learn to respect and love yourself, you become an example for others to do the same. I have worked with people of all ages and experience, from youth to senior, and seasoned athletes to beginners. It is my hope to help people implement different styles of training such as mobility, endurance, and strength to increase longevity, performance, and quality of life.