Greenbush YMCA Personal Trainers
Personal training is a great program here at the YMCA. Our motivated and talented trainers will help you get back on track or reach your wellness goal! The Capital District would like to introduce you to the Greenbush YMCA Personal Trainers!
Josephine Reeder, Wellness Director
“Anybody can improve their life through exercise. It’s never too late to increase your health or athleticism.”
Josephine has worked for the YMCA since 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. Josephine participated in swimming, cross country, track and field, rowing and football. She is a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine.
- Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine
- Certified Personal Trainer with the YMCA
Ask Josephine for help in building muscle, improving strength resistance training and various exercises to aid weight loss.
“Every set, every rep, every training session is turning you into a stronger version of yourself.”
Patrick joined the Greenbush YMCA wellness staff in 2015. Pat is a former basketball player for SUNY Cobleskill and is the proud father to daughter Kyleigh. He is pursing a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science at SUNY Cortland.
- Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Associate’s Degree in Physical Education
Ask Pat for help with strength training and integrated functional movement.
“Hey… did you remember to stretch?”
Chris has worked for the YMCA since 2011. He has been a personal trainer since 2006 working with younger and older adults.
- Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Certified Personal Trainer with Equinox Personal Training
Ask Chris for help with conditioning, weight lifting, yoga and balance training.
Cathy Van Orden
“If what you’re doing isn’t getting you the results you’re looking for, then it’s time for a change.”
Cathy joined the Greenbush YMCA wellness staff in 2015 after working for the Youth and Teen department and being an active member since 2010. Cathy enjoys running preschool and youth sports programs, cooking classes and educational programs, while also being a mother to her two sons, Andrew and Joshua.
- Certified Personal Trainer through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
- Certified YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
Ask Cathy for help with strength training, weight loss programming and functional training.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
Nick Cioffi joined the Greenbush YMCA wellness team in 2016. Nick recently graduated from Towson University where he played Division I baseball for four years. Throughout his playing career Nick found great benefit in using strength training to increase his playing ability. This drove him to pursue working as a personal trainer.
- Certified Personal Trainer through the YMCA.
Ask Nick for help with sport specific, strength, and functional training.
“Strive for progress, not perfection”
Brandon is a Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). He specializes in training for strength, weight loss, and functional fitness. Brandon really enjoys working with individuals that are new to the gym and want a fresh start in fitness.
- ISSA Personal Trainer
- Master’s in Nutrition Candidate at Russell Sage
Ask Brandon for help with strength and conditioning.
“The first step of your fitness journey is the one through the Wellness Center door.”
Trish joined the Wellness Staff after recently losing over 100lbs through healthy eating and regular exercise. This change in lifestyle led her to pursue a Personal Trainer certification.
- Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise
Ask Trish for help with strength training and for fitness advice for beginners.