Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Personal Training

“Did you know that 75% of people who exercise are not getting the results they want? But out of the 25% of people that are getting results, 90% of them are working with a Personal Trainer” (IDEA). Your time is valuable and the world is full of conflicting information regarding exercise. Our trainers have the knowledge and skills to maximize the use of the latest exercise techniques to help you reach your goals, whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds, compete in a triathlon, or just get healthy.

All of our trainers are nationally certified and/or have a degree, with several years of training experience improving the lives of a wide variety of clients. Make the most of your exercise time. Contact the Healthy Living Director to find out how your goals can be reached with the help of a Y personal trainer!

Benefits of Personal Training

Everyone knows that exercise is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. Exercising with a Personal Trainer can change your life. Our trainers provide knowledge, accountability and motivation. They can create exercise programs specifically designed to help you reach your goals. If you have a history of starting and stopping exercise programs, personal training is a great way to help you develop consistency. If exercise is already part of your lifestyle, Personal Training can take you to new heights.

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Types of Personal Training

Individual Training

Been struggling to achieve your goals? Bored with the same workouts you’ve been doing forever? Your body deserves a NEW, unique fitness plan, designed for you! At the Kishwaukee Family  YMCA you can attain the goal you have been striving for by using a personal trainer. They can be your coach, motivator, educator and inspirational leader on your fitness journey.

A personal trainer will help determine your goals and design a program specific to your needs. They are certified and knowledgeable on a variety of topic and training regimens, allowing for flexibility, fun and ultimately progress!

30 Minute Sessions

45 Minute Sessions

60 Minute Sessions

Partner Training

We know it’s hard to make a change alone, so we have taken the stress away by adding Partner Training Sessions! You can have your 30, 45 or 60 minute session with your best friend, mom, brother or daughter! This 2-on-1 method still makes it easy for you to get everything you want out of a personal trainer, but you are able to have a partner.

30 Minute Sessions

45 Minute Sessions

60 Minute Sessions

Small Group Personal Training

Class times don’t fit your schedule? Grab 2-5 of your friends for our cost-effective personal training PODS. You and your friends work with a certified personal trainer who is committed to helping you improve your physical fitness, health and overall quality of life. All sessions are catered to the groups’ needs to help everyone achieve maximum results and meet their fitness goals!

30 Minute Sessions

45 Minute Sessions

60 Minute Sessions

TRX Training

Suspension Training exercise techniques are designed to intentionally displace one’s center of gravity, which activates the core in every exercise. In addition to offering a range of intense movements targeting the abdominal muscles specifically, significant fore strengthening is integrated into each back, shoulder, chest, hip and leg exercise as well. Learn More

30 Minute Sessions

45 Minute Sessions

 

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Meet our Trainers

 

Sally Alef

QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); LiveStrong at the YMCA certified instructor; TRX certified instructor, levels I & II; Exercise Science Associate degree from Waubonsee Community College, 2009; Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, 2016

EXPERTISE: My ACSM certification required that I become well versed in many different exercise modalities for many different types of clients. I have worked with older adults, young athletes, people with disabilities and/or various illnesses, runners, and people just looking to improve their health and fitness level. I always adjust the workouts to fit the needs and goals of my clients.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: God did not create us to be sedentary creatures. We are built to move! The hardest part of any workout is just getting started. Anything you can do above and beyond your normal activity level is the first step to getting healthier. For some, that could be a walk around the block and for others it could be running a marathon. Set a goal and use whatever means you can to help you reach it! The key is to find what motivates you to get up and get moving!


Julene Ensign

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD from UIUC in Kinesiology; ACE Personal Trainer Certified 20 yrs+; Group Power Certified; CPR/AED/1st Aid Trainer

EXPERTISE: I teach Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and lots of health content at the University level, so I feel I have a great deal of knowledge regarding how the body works.  In over 20 years of training, I’ve worked with diverse populations of clients in a wide variety of circumstances.  My Master’s Degree focus was on the rehabilitation of athletic injuries, so I am well-rounded in terms of the expertise I can provide to nearly every client who walks through the door.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I believe that good health stems from a healthy balance in all aspects of Wellness.  In short, that means proactively and purposefully pursuing disciplines that will improve my physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual aspects.  When all those facets are functioning at a high level in my own personal life, I feel vibrant and confident.  As a trainer, that’s what I hope to pass along to my clients, too


Craig (Buddy) Fugman

QUALIFICATIONS: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERTISE: Functional and Practical Fitness; Nutrition and Supplementation

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I put a large emphasis on science based education focusing on workouts, nutrition and environmental factors to help anyone from athletes to elderly and anyone in between reach their wellness and fitness goals. I approach the work done in the gym as only a small, yet very important part of the much larger picture of overall wellness and well-being. I am very specific about teaching proper form, posture and body mechanics with relation to everyday movements in life. I put great pride in the positive relationships I build as the mental and psychological health is just as important as physical health.


Fred Harris

QUALIFICATIONS: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERTISE: Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Youth Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Strength and Conditioning

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: Make it fun!  Treat clients as you would want to be treated! Do no harm.  Keep an open mind!   Progressions, modifications & options are a must – encouraging all to listen to their own bodies and make the best choices for themselves.   Address general needs & goals.   Continuous education and exploration – not only for ideas/fun/variety – but also for more effective ways to train. I will never have you do anything I couldn’t do.  Know the limits of my clients, but challenge them to move SAFELY past them.


Darnell Lee

QUALIFICATIONS: World Instructor Training School (WITS)

EXPERTISE: Full Body Workouts, H.I.I.T.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I have always been interested in maintaining good health so i aligned my hear with my action and attended World Instructor Training School and obtained my Certified Personal Fitness Trainer certification. To share my amazing passion, I joined the YMCA family to provide a service that will improve community health and maximize our client’s purpose in life. With that said, I look forward to sharing your journey toward better health.


Kyle Luebke

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Elmhurst College, Associate of Science from College of Lake County, Certified Fitness Trainer from ISSA, BLS and ACLS Certified from American Heart Association, Studying Exercise Therapy through ISSA

EXPERTISE: 2 years working in Nursing Homes (Restorative Therapy), 6 Months in Chronic Back Pain Institute as a Tech, Currently working as Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiologist with Northwestern Medicine at Kish and Valley West Hospital

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: Always remember to be happy with anything you do in life


Tracy McGee

QUALIFICATIONS: WITS personal trainer certification

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I believe everyone can improve their fitness level no matter their age or what their physical condition may be. I feel workouts that are functional and mirror your lifestyle will make daily life more enjoyable and can improve your quality of life. I like to make your workouts challenging and interesting so you have fun while staying focused.


Tim MacPartland

QUALIFICATIONS: W.I.T.S. Certified

EXPERTISE: Strength Training

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I believe God gave us our bodies and that they are not to be idolized but it is our job to take care of them.


Dawn Rivera

QUALIFICATIONS: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERTISE: Women’s total body strength; Adult fitness; HIIT training; Total body resistance exercise (TRX); Road race training; Triathlon training

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: My philosophy is that everyone has an inner strength that will help us meet or even exceed our potential no matter our age or physical conditioning.


Tamara Smith

QUALIFICATIONS: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Red Cross 1st Aid/CPR Certified

EXPERTISE: Back and/or Knee Issues

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I believe that health and fitness is a lifestyle, not just a task to check off your To-Do list. I also believe small manageable changes are the way to start to get you to your desired healthy lifestyle.  When you make exercise and health an easy transition, it more likely to stick.


Mike Sweeney

QUALIFICATIONS: AFAA, CPR, First Aid, Honorary Russian Master of Sport in Powerlifting (no one outside of Russia has one of these)

EXPERTIES: In the sport of powerlifting, I am a multiple World Champion and World record holder and I have inspired others to successfully achieve like-results …in my life I have been in three different National Championships, winning two (powerlifting and all round in gymnastics) the third sport was judo…in swimming I was awarded multiple varsity letters and held multiple records. I have run marathons, half marathons, and races of less distance. I have competed in most organized sports at an organized level, which gives me a very complete and unique understanding.

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: At the YMCA we focus on Healthy Living, this is REAL!….anything else is just a hobby.