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!

Jill Cullen

“Set your goals, conquer your excuses. Show up. Sweat. Smile. Refuel. Rest. Repeat.”

Background

Jill has been a personal trainer since 2012 and holds her certification with the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She
enjoys training those new to fitness and those returning to a fitness routine. See Jill to establish/re-establish a fitness routine and to realize your fitness potential.

Certifications

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • TRX Certified
  • Neuromotor Wellness Instructo
  • Spinning® Instructor Level 3 (Elite) Certified
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Jill for help with training and goal setting to improve your quality of life.


Angela Gordon

“I always say maybe not today but eventually. Just keep moving.”

Background

Angela has been a group fitness instructor for seven years and a personal trainer for two. Angela made the decision to become a
personal trainer when she saw several participants in her group exercise classes stopped coming due to embarrassment or
frustration. Angela did not want those folks to fall by the wayside and knew that one on one instruction would benefit them. Angela
takes pleasure in training those new to fitness and those getting back into a fitness routine.

Certifications

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Yoga 200HR
  • Pilates MAT CORE 1
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Angela for help with any aspect of fitness.


Lisa Battisti

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

Background

Lisa has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2008. She started teaching group exercise in 2003 and became a Registered Yoga
Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer in 2009. Lisa joined the Guilderland YMCA in 2015. Lisa is currently working towards becoming a Yoga Therapist.

Certifications

  • MS in Applied Nutrition, Sage Graduate School
  • BS in Nutrition, Russell Sage College
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission of Dietetic registration, American Dietetic Assoc.
  • Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist, NYS
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), Yoga Alliance and Yoga Vidya Inc
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • SilverSneakers Yoga & Classic Instructor
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Lisa for help with any nutrition related concern: weight management, blood sugar, blood pressure, heart health, food allergies or intolerances, gut health, Ayurveda, healthy, balanced, mindful eating, and so much more!


Michele Armstrong

Consistency in fitness brings change to the body one cell at a time.” 

Background

Michele joined the YMCA as a group exercise instructor in 2019 and has also been teaching as an adult education fitness professional since 2017. Michele has a passion for fitness and well-being and a desire to help others achieve their fitness goals by offering individually tailored fitness programs. Michele’s programs are well rounded and help to achieve balance, strength, and flexibility to the body. Michele can help you change your body one cell at a time.

Certifications

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Yoga 500HR
  • LiveStrong Coach
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Michele for personal training that includes balance, strength and flexibility and  for individual  programs that incorporate Yoga.

 


Suzanne Wall

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

Background

Suzanne Wall is a life-long fitness enthusiast, certified health coach, personal and group trainer. Her passion is working with adults of all ages to improve their health and wellness to be the best version of themselves.

Certifications

  • ACE Certified Health Coach
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Master’s Certificate-Public Health Fundamentals
  • B.S. Health Promotion
  • SilverSneakers Certified
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • Yoga and Pilates Certified
  • LiveStrong Coach
  • Better U Coach
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Suzanne to work with you to create an individualized, adaptable, holistic mind-body health plan.  One on one coaching strategies for help with weight loss, stress reduction, blood pressure and blood glucose management.


Cailin Brennan

“When you think things are tough, remember, you are tougher.”

Background

Cailin has been a fitness enthusiast all her life and believes that daily physical activity improves your physical, emotional, and mental health. Cailin was an NCAA Division I athlete and later took up running for fitness. In recent years, Cailin has participated in several marathons and half-marathons. Use Cailin’s extensive experience in competing and training combined with her ISSA certifications to achieve your fitness goals while balancing work, family, and social life.

Certifications

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • ISSA Indoor Cycling
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

Specialties

Ask Cailin for help with developing a training plan that gets you fit, works with your lifestyle and improves your overall wellness.

Sign-up for a Personal Training Session Today!