Personal Training

Every day people join the YMCA motivated to lose weight, exercise more and live healthier lives. But sometimes you need more than motivation, you need help and support to reach your weight loss and fitness goals. Get more from your workout with personalized training.


Grab your friends and schedule a group training session. Our personal trainers will lead you through strength-based training that mixes camaraderie and competition. Choose from scheduled group sessions or private group sessions. Visit one of our branches to learn more and make an appointment.
You deserve a unique fitness plan, tailored just for you. Our YMCA Personal Trainers will work with you to reach your fitness goals and teach you how to maintain those goals for life. Whether you’re an extreme athlete, a sedentary adult, a senior or a teen, working with a trainer on a plan designed specifically for you will help you get healthier, stronger and fit!  

Personal training involves one or more regular training sessions designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Your certified personal trainer will work with you and your schedule to develop a personalized fitness program. Personal training is offered in one-on-one, partner, or small group training sessions. Call our Member Experience Centers for more information.

SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA (815) 489-1252
Northeast Family YMCA (815) 489-3352
Puri Family YMCA (779)774-3675


Meet our Trainers

James BussPersonal Trainer
Charlene DonahoePersonal Trainer
Cathie EversonPersonal Trainer
Candace LatimorePersonal Trainer
Jennifer LemkePersonal Trainer
Leroy McFaddenPersonal Trainer
Julie RedmondPersonal Trainer
Linette RojasPersonal Trainer
Jennifer SmithPersonal Trainer
Merry TrotterPersonal Trainer
Deb WaldoPersonal Trainer
Shaun WalshPersonal Trainer