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Caldwell YMCA

Ashley KateAshley Kate “AK” is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through NASM. Her specialties include HIIT Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Weight Loss, Small Group and Youth Training. Watching someone turn an “I can’t” into an “I just did!” is what AK enjoys most about personal training. INTERESTS: Running, nutrition and food prep, Kettlebells, Olympic Weightlifting, Crossfit, fitness education and spending mommy-time with her handsome little son Seanathan.
HaleyHaley is the Caldwell Y Health and Wellbeing Floor Coordinator and is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and has experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic disease. Haley is passionate about education and helping her clients create fulfilling, lifelong changes to their health. As a former college athlete, she also loves working with young athletes in building confidence, strength and sport-specific skills, all while having fun! INTERESTS: Haley enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running, camping, skiing, cooking and lifelong learning. You will likely find her outside running or biking outside in the foothills with her husband, 2 girls and crazy dog, Oakley.
Michelle CMichelle is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Senior Fitness Specialist through NASM. She is also a TRX Suspension Trainer and a 4th degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do. Michelle is personable, knowledgeable, and creative when designing an individualized exercise program to help you meet your goals. By incorporating her Martial Arts background in both external (MMA/Tae Kwon Do) and internal (Tai Chi) disciplines, Michelle’s goal is to help others create a life balance of wellness and fitness. INTERESTS: Helping others, spending time with family and dogs, lifelong learning, martial arts, and outdoor activities.
Michelle is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Senior Fitness Specialist through NASM. She is also a TRX Suspension Trainer and a 4th degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts and Tae Kwon Do. Michelle is personable, knowledgeable, and creative when designing an individualized exercise program to help you meet your goals. By incorporating her Martial Arts background in both external (MMA/Tae Kwon Do) and internal (Tai Chi) disciplines, Michelle’s goal is to help others create a life balance of wellness and fitness. INTERESTS: Helping others, spending time with family and dogs, lifelong learning, martial arts, and outdoor activities.

Downtown Boise YMCA

Now training in Boise, Brad has relocated from the Wood River Valley where he built a sound reputation as a sought after trainer and strength coach for the past ten years. Brad is a career professional trainer holding a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting L1, and Crossfit L1 coach. Brad believes strongly in strength and conditioning for all, his training philosophy is fluid, yet focuses on the client needs and the sciences. As a bonus, Brad was also a chef, a graduate of culinary arts; he is happy to talk about food, nutrition, and recipes!

INTERESTS: Competitive age group athlete: marathoner, ultra-marathoner, transitioning to Xterra off-road triathlon and now to Ironman triathlon

Brian began his Y career as a volunteer and Youth Triathlon Coach. He is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and also has NASM Fitness Nutrition certification. Brian is passionate about fitness and nutrition and is invested in helping others achieve their fitness goals.

INTERESTS: Triathlons, Golf, Tennis, Coaching

ChrisChris has worked with the Downtown Boise YMCA since April 2009 and is our Lead Floor Trainer. He performs many of our Fitness Evaluations and is ACE certified in fitness nutrition. Chris has 12 years’ experience as a kickboxing and boxing trainer with a record of 20 wins and 3 losses. Chris is an avid and experienced cyclist, you will see him riding to and from work every day! He is a Group Fitness instructor certified in Bulgarian Bags, EnhanceFitness, and TRX. INTERESTS: Chris enjoys outdoors as much as possible, biking, flying kites, fishing, and gardening.

Dan’s love of health and fitness comes from participating in high school sports and martial arts while growing up. With a degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University, that gave him the tools necessary to work with a variety of clients through strength and conditioning, as well as cardio kickboxing. He also has experience with a variety of special populations, chiefly in combating Parkinson’s disease through Rocksteady Boxing. Currently studying to be a physical therapist assistant at Carrington College, Dan understands the value of health and fitness in all areas of life and is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.

INTERESTS: Continuing study in Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Group Exercise, Hunting, Biking, Snowboarding, and anything on the water!

Elise loves helping people discover their inner athlete, and lives for the moment that you can do “just one more”. Her specialties include high intensity and core strength training. Elise loves the details of excellent technique and will help you move safely. Having the opportunity to work with clients of all levels of experience is what makes personal training so fulfilling for Elise. She is also an experienced Group X instructor, teaching BodyPump, BodyAttack, and CxWorx.

INTERESTS: Cycling, Snowboarding, Running, Race events (Robie, Zeitgeist), Travel, and spending time with friends.

Gina has been a personal trainer for 10 years. She is passionate about helping people feel comfortable in the gym and teaching them that exercise doesn’t need to be complicated. With specializations in Fitness Nutrition, Behavior Change and Nutrition for Weight Loss, Gina can help you reach your goals through small, sustainable changes that produce real results.

INTERESTS: Mountain biking, yoga, reading, family time, hiking, travel

Grace is a Kinesiology student at BSU. Her focus is on functional exercises, building clients’ stability, and weight training designed specifically for outdoor adventures. Grace’s goal is to help clients discover their true potential through fitness, and that’s what inspires her own training. She helps her clients realize how capable they are and find confidence in themselves both inside and outside the gym. Grace strives to give clients the tools they need to achieve their goals so they can live fulfilling lives through a healthy lifestyle.

INTERESTS: Grace enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing, rock climbing and taking her dog Ellie on runs. Grace also likes the quiet fun of going on coffee dates.

Jennifer has been a trainer since 2008. Her specialty certifications include Cancer Exercise Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Women’s Strength Training. Jennifer is certified in TRX, kettlebells, and Insanity. As a trainer, Jennifer enjoys helping others take control of their physical health and believes that we are all capable of living healthy lives. Healthy, active bodies come in all shapes and sizes—let her help you be your healthiest self.

INTERESTS: Cycling, family time, and being a “personal assistant” to her Irish dancing daughter.

Marla loves helping people improve their health and encouraging all to move their bodies every day. She has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and is certified in Suples Bulgarian Bags & TRX. Marla is a certified Group Exercise Instructor, teaching boot camp and TRX classes.

INTERESTS: She likes running and cycling in the mountains and family time.

MichelleMichelle’s motto is “you are more than just a body”, and that comes through in her approach to training. She will help you understand and enjoy the benefits of moving your body – confidence, posture, endurance, and flexibility for everyday life activities (and travel adventures) and even weight loss, to name a few. Michelle takes an individualized approach to meet your specific needs and goals, working with you to make fitness and lifestyle changes. She will help you create a life that is filled with doing the things that make you feel alive, healthy, and whole. Michelle graduated from Springfield College with a degree in Athletic Training and is a board-certified AT. She is also a Holistic Health Coach. INTERESTS: Hiking, camping, rock climbing, energy healing, personal development, calligraphy, playing cards, reading, visiting national parks.

Serafin Camacho acquired his enthusiasm for physical health by participating in many sports as he grew up. He graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Fitness Evaluation and Programming and is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C). Serafin is highly passionate about helping people in the community achieve their health and fitness goals through the use of resistance training, circuit training, and HIIT exercises.

INTERESTS: Family time and participating in and watching sports—especially his favorite, which is football.

Susan has over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry and a BAS degree with an emphasis in kinesiology and corrective exercise design. As a group exercise instructor, she has taught various group exercise formats, including step, circuit, PiYo, core strength and flexibility, and indoor cycling. The ability to work one on one with clients as added a new dimension for her to encourage personal growth through healthy living and physical activity. Whether you are looking to gain lean muscle mass, improve athletic performance, or maintain an active, injury-free lifestyle, her personal approach in designing your raining program begins with muscle imbalance assessments, and core, stabilization, and balance training in order to help you reach your fitness goals.

INTERESTS: Susan enjoys cooking, gardening, walking, rollerblading, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, golf, fishing, and camping.

Thisbe has a tremendous love of fitness and nutrition. Not only is Thisbe certified in PT but also in several Les Mills programs including TRX, Pilates, and TaijiFit, which she has been instructing for 15 years. She is currently working on becoming a Fitness Nutrition Specialist to compliment many years of experience. Thisbe knows how to listen, evaluate, coach, and make the process fun! She understands the importance of balance, core strength and flexibility as well as strength training, cardiovascular endurance, and nutrition to help her clients find peak fitness. Always mindful of safety, Thisbe emphasizes form and technique to help improve posture, avoid injuries to get the most out of every workout.

INTERESTS: The mindful practices of Tai Chi and Yoga, and outdoor adventuring with her sons.

South Meridian YMCA

Jody has a passion for coaching and helping people reach their full potential. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Madison. As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Wellcoaches Certified Health Coach, Jody enjoys working with people who are interested in making healthy lifestyle changes in all areas of their life. In addition to personal training, Jody is also a group exercise and yoga instructor, specializing in flexibility, balance, and strength. Jody also has a NASM specialization in nutrition, weight loss, and behavior change.

INTERESTS: Running, hiking, yoga, music, reading, and spending time with her dogs. Jody is also fluent in Spanish.

ShalleceShallece Jacobs is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her specialties include PiYo, running, balance, stretch, and half marathons. Seeing someone push through their struggles and accomplish what they thought was impossible is what Shallece enjoys most about personal training. INTERESTS: Running, Nutrition and Food Prep, Half Marathons, camping, trail running, PiYO and spending time with her 3 girls and husband.

West Boise YMCA

Now training in Boise, Brad has relocated from the Wood River Valley where he built a sound reputation as a sought after trainer and strength coach for the past ten years. Brad is a career professional trainer holding a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting L1, and Crossfit L1 coach. Brad believes strongly in strength and conditioning for all, his training philosophy is fluid, yet focuses on the client needs and the sciences. As a bonus, Brad was also a chef, a graduate of culinary arts; he is happy to talk about food, nutrition, and recipes!

INTERESTS: Competitive age group athlete: marathoner, ultra-marathoner, transitioning to Xterra off-road triathlon and now to Ironman triathlon

Casey initially started his personal training career in physical therapy clinics helping patients in a post rehabilitation setting. After graduating from Boise State, he worked at a children’s diabetic camp outside of Portland, OR. He also volunteered as a strength and conditioning coach for a women’s soccer program. From there, he went on to continue his education and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Montana. He enjoys helping individuals and small groups overcome limitations through implementing specific exercise programs to target hormones, genetics, brain and physical performance. Casey also works outside of the Y helping the College of Idaho with their youth sports.

Over 30 years in the fitness industry

ACE personal trainer

Mossa Cardio Step instructor

Mossa Strength Train Together instructor

Mossa Cycle instructor

YMCA Weight Loss Facilitator

Les Mills Body Attack instructor

CrossFit Level 1 coach (expired)

TRX instructor

YMCA group exercise instructor

Jesse is an NSCA certified personal trainer, a registered yoga teacher (200 hours), and is a graduate from Gonzaga University. He has trained in the weight room for over 5 years and has personal experience losing fat, gaining lean mass, increasing strength, and optimizing performance and exercise execution. Whether you are new to the Y and don’t know where to start, an avid gym-goer who needs help breaking plateaus or anything in between, Jesse can help you achieve your fitness goals.

MaggieMaggie is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, and Weight Loss Specialist. She has a master’s degree in Social Work, and is certified in Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and is TRX qualified

INTERESTS: Weight training, hiking, biking or walking the greenbelt, writing, and spending time with her twins.

Michelle has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years; after working with a personal trainer herself, she found a passion for helping others. She enjoys personal training to help individuals meet their goals as well as teaching classes and building community. Some of her favorite classes include yoga, TRX, and Tia Chi.

Patrick has been very active for most of his life. He began weightlifting a few years ago to improve his competitive swim times but then saw how much it impacted his life. The results he saw turned it into his life-long passion. Patrick thrives on helping all individuals accomplish their fitness goals. He believes anyone can achieve anything they set their mind to.

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