Hamilton Area YMCA

Personal Training

Get the results you want!

Let our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers help you achieve your personal health, fitness, and performance goals. Whatever your age, goals, or fitness level - our trainers are skilled in designing a personalized exercise routine that will meet your individual needs and will help you gain confidence! During each session you will have your personal trainer’s full undivided attention on your workout.

Please click here to access the Personal Training request form.

For more information, please contact:
Tyler Koerber 
609.581.9622 ext. 121

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Is Personal Training for Me?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I lack the motivation to exercise regularly and stick to a routine?
  • Have I been unable to lose/maintain my desired weight?
  • Have I been unsuccessful with exercise programs in the past?
  • Am I looking for a proven way to reduce stress?

If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, a Certified Personal Trainer may be exactly what you need!

Why does someone need/want personal training?

  • Motivation
  • Guidance
  • Program Variety
  • Proper Technique
  • Sports Training
  • Time Management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation
  • Safety
  • Accountability
  • Frustration with weight-loss plateau

Benefits of Personal Training

What are the benefits?

  • Improved cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility abilities
  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased lean muscle mass
  • Improved balance, coordination, agility, endurance, and stamina
  • Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure levels
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Motivation, support, and accountability
  • Consistency

Personal Training Options & Fees

  • 5 Hourly Sessions:  $225
  • 10 Hourly Sessions:  $400
Sessions can be broken into 30 minute training sessions. 

To purchase a Personal Training package, please visit our Membership Services Desk. All Personal Training sessions must be paid for in advance. Upon purchase and Personal Training Request Form submission, your Certified Personal Trainer will personally contact you to set-up an appointment at your convenience.

Please click here to download a Personal Training Request form.

Personal Training Policies:

  • Personal Training is available for Facility members ages 12 and up only.
  • 24 hour notice must be given for a cancellation or member forfeits session.
  • Individuals registering for personal training must complete all package sessions within 12 months of date of purchase.
  • Refunds are only allotted for medical reasons, medical forms required with refund request form.
  • Masks must be worn at all times during in the facility
  • Members will undergo a temperature check and brief health questionnaire prior to entering the facility

Flex Package: Personal Training & Nutrition Consultation

Ensure Success!

Individual success in wellness comes from both an integrated fitness plan and a nutritional lifestyle. The Flex Package is a 10-session package where you can choose between Personal Training sessions and Nutrition Consultations based on your needs.

  • 10 sessions:  $400

Meet Our Trainers!

Our team of Certified Personal Trainers will help you achieve your fitness goals no matter what they are!

Meghan Connolly
WITS Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Phlebotomist

Meghan has seen the results of a specific, targeted fitness routine in her own life.  There was a time when exercise did not play a major part of her life but she has come to see the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. "Nothing makes me happier than improving myself session by session and week by week - pushing myself hard and realizing my own limits," she says. As she progressed, she realized she is passionate about helping others unleash their potential. "Noticing results for myself motivates me to help others do the same." Meghan makes it a mission to engage those who are unsure or intimidated in the gym environment with her caring, supportive and motivating attitude. She loves the challenge of making members feel comfortable with her and their surroundings while still encouraging them to push and challenge themselves. Meghan takes great satisfaction in knowing she is making a difference: "I will do whatever it takes to have someone leave with a smile and feeling happy they asked me for help." 

Annette Dillon
RN-BSN - College of New Jersey
AFPA Certified Personal Trainer
AFPA Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant

For Annette, health and wellness has always been a personal passion. As a nurse, she found her interest piqued by topics related to nutrition and exercise.  She decided to take her nursing career in that direction.  She joined the YMCA with the goal of maintaining her healthy lifestyle and found that she enjoyed helping others learn how to use the equipment and exercise more efficiently. Annette eventually got certified through AFPA and gradually began working more hours at the Y, teaching cycle, Pilates and consulting with members about nutrition and fitness. Annette brings her passion for healthy lifestyle along with a thorough scientific understanding of the importance of diet and exercise on the body to each training session. In her free time, Annette enjoys exercise, healthy cooking, spending time with her husband and two cats and travel - especially to warm beaches. Annette specializes in Pilates training, cardiovascular fitness, training for health and wellness, weight management, and nutrition.

Phylis Fennell
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Phylis has always loved playing sports (basketball, softball, flag football, bicycle riding) and now loves boxing with instructor Bo at Ike Williams Boxing Academy.  There came a time in her life when exercise and weight loss became paramount.  That journey started in 2014 when she signed up as a client for personal training at the YMCA with Kristen Yonkman to get healthier, lose weight and relieve stress and anxiety after the loss of her husband.  Her #1 priority was to do everything within her power to be healthier for her children.  Phylis lost 98 pounds by changing her eating habits and exercising, which in turn has become her way of life.  Phylis is passionate about sharing the benefits of exercise with others, so she became a certified personal trainer and now works at the YMCA.

Brian Mulvan
WITS Certified Personal Trainer

Brian has always enjoyed sports such as soccer and boxing and has long appreciated the benefits of cross training to build the strength and endurance necessary to succeed. After his children were born, he realized the essential role a balanced, methodical and efficient workout plays in fitting a successful wellness routine in to his busy life. Channeling knowledge, friendliness and motivational skills into a career with opportunities to inspire others as a personal trainer was a natural step. Brian is centrally concerned with the positive effect he has on others and, as a trainer this means providing experienced, empathetic training geared to producing the desired result for each member he trains. From brand new beginners to work-out veterans, Brian enjoys challenging clients with a variety of goals and abilities. He especially enjoys training older adults and youth as they target diverse wellness or athletic goals.  As an added bonus, many members agree that Brian's boxing workouts are a fun, high-energy way to build strength and endurance and gain confidence. 

Arlene Olla
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
BS University of Colorado, Boulder
Healthy Living Program Participants
Adaptive Populations

Arlene has spent many years as a writer in the health care field focusing on the pharmaceutical industry and has also worked as an editor on a number of projects, including a book devoted to a martial arts training. That's something she is very familiar with, having earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a second one through the Superfoot (Bill Wallace) system. Physical fitness has been part her life and even though cancer put some of her activities on hold temporarily, she attributes regular exercise with helping her get back to what she loves. “The days, weeks and months following cancer treatment can be difficult,” she says. “Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or any combination, takes its toll. All of us who have gone through cancer want to get back to our 'normal', pre-treatment condition as quickly as possible, but bouncing back takes time. “As a founding participant in the THRIVE program, I have first-hand experience of the benefits that can result from a focused strength, endurance and conditioning program. I've always been active and tried to stay active through my surgeries and treatments for cancer, but this focused approach made all the difference and made it possible for me to move to the next level in my fitness training. In fact, it made such an impression on me that I was motivated to obtain my personal training cert so that I can share with others -- not just cancer patients -- the exceptional and life-changing benefits of fitness.”

Jim Persicketti
AFPA Certified Personal Trainer
AFPA Post-Rehab Specialist
AFPA Nutrition Counselor
YMCA Advanced Strength Training, Core Training, Cycle

Jim has been active in various sports all his life. Growing up, participation in basketball, baseball, tennis and running lead him to the weight room with the goal of increasing his own athletic performance. Not only was he successful in achieving this goal, but he found that he enjoyed strength training in its own right. He became a certified personal trainer and started training others after his retirement. At the outset, he wanted to become a nutritionist and even looked into a second career as a physical therapist but eventually decided to stick with personal training as it afforded him the flexibility to travel and to run. Jim delivers a high level of knowledge and professionalism to his clients with a friendly demeanor and encouraging smile. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, running and travel with favorite destinations including Hilton Head and Key West. Jim thoroughly enjoys training runners, athletes or anyone training for a specific fitness goal.  Other specialties include work with older adults and special populations.

Jeff Prunetti
BS Rider University
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Jeff Prunetti earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Rider University. He has enjoyed a successful career as a personal trainer since 1999. Jeff earned his certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. He is always ready for the challenges of the YMCA's diverse membership. His background includes working with all skill levels and ages in a variety of settings. Jeff focuses on proper form to assure a workout that is as safe as it is effective. Resistance and core development training is a personal favorite for him. He often spends free time weight training. He likes to play golf when time permits. He enjoys watching comedy shows, especially big-name comedians like Chris Rock. Jeff follows Champions League Soccer, the NFL, and college football and basketball. He played soccer and baseball throughout high school. Jeff believes in the power of a positive spirit. He loves to help members strive for greatness and have fun in the process.

Phil Simpson
Phil is from Hamilton and played football, wrestling and baseball growing up. Fitness focus is speed and strength training, particularly for athletes. Spent the last year working with athletes from ages 9 to minor pros. Hoping to work with many new people.

Katrine Stumbaugh
BA Douglas College/Rutgers University
AEA Certified Water Instructor
Certified Pilates Instructor

Katrine is a survivor. After enduring breast cancer 16 years ago, Katrine began to exercise with the goals of getting healthy and losing weight. She took a proactive approach to her life, joined the YMCA, enrolled in the weight management class and worked hard to lose 75 lbs. of excess weight.  She had been an active participant in the water fitness program for some time when she seized an opportunity to become a certified aquatic exercise instructor and begin teaching.  She subsequently became certified as a personal trainer and began training clients and helping members on the fitness floor.  A Pilates certification rounded out her fitness portfolio and ensures that Katrine brings a thorough knowledge of proper technique with an emphasis on good form and safety to all her clients.  "Do you want to make a difference?" she asks.  "If you are ready to make a difference, I can help you make that happen."  In her spare time, Katrine enjoys baking, audio books, dancing, walking and collecting. Katrine's specialties include Pilates, water fitness, stability ball training, strength training and weight loss.

Kristen Yonkman
BA Calvin College
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Kristen comes to the world of fitness by way of the sports field. As an NCAA heptathlete,  All-American sprinter, and 4-year starter on Calvin College's varsity soccer team, strength training, like flexibility, agility and other facets of athleticism, was a practical necessity. During graduate school, she began to impart her knowledge and passion for sports performance as a high school varsity soccer and track coach. "Becoming a certified personal trainer was sort-of the next logical step since I was already designing specific, progressive training programs for my athletes." Whether brand new to the gym with a goal of achieving general fitness or veteran athletes gearing up for college sports, Kristen utilizes her extensive experience to motivate people of all ages and abilities toward their specific goals. "I understand how difficult it can be to find time to exercise," she says. "I like to focus on efficient exercises so that my clients really get the most out of their work-out time." Kristen specializes in injury prevention and recovery, sports-specific training, prenatal exercise, speed and agility, running assessment and corrective exercise and special populations including working with those living with arthritis or a cancer diagnosis. She also enjoys training people who are brand-new to exercise, regardless of age.

Matt Zak

”I take pride in giving clients the building blocks, fundamentals, and a steady motivation to provide them the best workout possible.”

Matt is a lifetime athlete, competing in multiple sports at a young age to playing baseball in college. Matt has taken that knowledge and experience to our YMCA. Matt has a deep passion for working out and keeping a healthy lifestyle. He is always looking for new workouts and techniques to continuously learn and improve. Matt enjoys working with clients with varying abilities and goals. Self-described as easy going and a good listener, Matt aims to ensure each client is confident, engaged and is satisfied coming to the gym. I take pride in giving clients the building blocks, fundamentals, and a steady motivation to provide them the best workout possible.