Guilderland 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 Guilderland YMCA Personal Trainers!

Chris_WilsonChris Wilson, Wellness Director 

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

Background

Chris has been a personal trainer for more than 8 years. He has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland. From cardiac and stroke rehab to high level athletes training for the Olympics, Chris enjoys training individuals with all different types of backgrounds.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine
  • GRID Foam Rolling Foundations Level I Instructor

Specialties

Ask Chris for help with sports performance training and functional and corrective exercise.


KevinBardinKevin Bardin

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Background

Kevin has been training for the past 10 years. His history of weight loss problems motivated him to change his lifestyle and earn a degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science at Bryan University. Kevin enjoys weight training during winter months and hiking, cycling and running during warm weather. His enthusiasm for fitness will provide motivation for beginners and athletes looking to achieve their goals.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine

Specialties

Ask Kevin for help with general exercise knowledge and science, weight training and weight loss.


George_editGeorge Goorbarry

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”

Background

George has worked fr the YMCA since 2012. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. George enjoys cycling, hiking and fishing.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

Specialties

Ask George for help with gaining strength, improving conditioning, injury prevention/rehab and weight loss.


suzanneSuzanne Wall

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

Background

Suzanne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion in January 2013.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise
  • Certified LIVESTRONG® Coach through the YMCA
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Pilates Levels I & II Instructor

Specialties

Ask Suzanne for help with core training, balance, flexibility and training for women, weens and older adults.


Amelia Waters

“Find your strength!”

Background

A runner since age 10, Amelia has been an athlete most of her life. Amelia has worked at the YMCA since 2016 and enjoys triathlons, hiking and practices meditation regularly.

Certifications

  • Certified YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Engaging with Cancer Survivors through LIVESTRONG
  • CIZE LIVE certified fitness instructor through BEACHBODY

Specialties

With a background in eating disorders Amelia has an extensive knowledge in healthy eating and positive body image. Ask her how she can help you get and stay healthy inside and out!


Marilyn2Marilyn Westervelt

“Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday. Just believe in yourself.”

Background

Marilyn has worked as a wellness coach for 7 years. She has completed triathlons and teaches body sculpting, kettle-bell training, strengthen, 15-minute abs, balance, aqua aerobics and stability ball training.

Certifications

  • Certified YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Certified in YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
  • Certified YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Silver Sneakers Instructor
  • Silver Splash Instructor

Specialties

Ask Marilyn for help with older adult training, aqua aerobics, abs, stretching, balance and stability ball training.


Cynthia Dominy

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” -Tim Duncan

Background

Cynthia holds an Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science and is working towards her certification in Corrective Exercise and Sports Performance Enhancement through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has an extreme passion for health and fitness and especially enjoys strength training and outdoor activities.

Certifications

  •  Certificate in Worksite Health Promotion
  • Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Certificate in Fitness Specialist, HVCC
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National  Academy of Sports Medicine

Specialties

Ask Cynthia for help with strength training, injury prevention, sports performance training, and special populations — all to help you live a healthy, functional lifestyle.


Jess Coyle

“What seems impossible today will one day become your warm up.”

Background

Jess has a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and is working toward a degree in Psychology. She became interested in training after making positive changes in her life and became a trainer to help others do the same. Jess enjoys working with individuals from different backgrounds. She’s an avid outdoors woman and spends a lot of time backpacking and camping.

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Specialties

Ask Jess for help with strength training, weight loss and healthy lifestyle guidance.


Matthew Akin

““If it does not challenge you, it will not change you.” -Fred Devit

Background

Matthew has a B.S. in Kinesiology with Coaching from the State University of New York at Cortland. Matthew enjoys all sports, in particular soccer. From an early age, Matthew was a soccer player, and played throughout his collegiate years. Having been immersed in sports throughout his life, Matthew has a keen interest in and specializes in sports performance training and strength and conditioning.

Certifications

  • YMCA Foundations of Strength and Conditioning

Specialties

Ask Matthew for help with sports performance training, strength and conditioning, and weight loss.

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