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ROBERT D. LOVE DOWNTOWN YMCA

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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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John’s involvement with the YMCA started when he was old enough to play youth basketball in Atchison, KS. He also worked for the Salina, KS, YMCA in the Pro-Shop during his high school and college years. John has been a member of the East YMCA Board for 14 years. For the past 23 years, he has worked for ManpowerGroup, a global staffing company, as a Branch Manager, Regional Director and most recently Government Solutions Executive. John is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He and his wife Kriste live in Northeast Wichita and have two children.

Jessie oversees member service. She began her YMCA career in August 2011 at the Andover YMCA as a Membership Service Associate. In January 2012, she accepted a position as a Fitness Service Associate at the South YMCA. She has held her current position as the Downtown YMCA Membership Director since October 2012. Jessie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Friends University in 2010.

Kasey oversees aquatics and youth and family programs. She is experienced in pool management, lifeguarding, swim instruction and lifeguard training. Kasey works hand-in-hand with YMCA Community Development and is instrumental in the success of the free STARS afterschool recreation and SPLASH learn-to-swim programs for area low-income youth. Kasey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Human Services and a Master’s in Organizational Development from Friends University. 

Brittani is responsible for overseeing group exercise classes, MY FIT, healthy lifestyle coaching and personal/group training. Brittani earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and is a certified American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS). She joined the Y team in December 2009 as a South YMCA personal trainer and has served in her current role at the Downtown YMCA since November 2010. Brittani enjoys working with individuals and groups to help them achieve their fitness goals. Her specialties include: weight loss, flexibility, and endurance training. 

Daisy began her journey with the YMCA as a member, quickly falling in love with Group Exercise. She soon certified as an indoor cycle instructor and has enjoyed motivating members ever since. In addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer, Daisy teaches Cycle, Silver Sneakers MSROM and Water Tabata. She is currently working on a degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University.

Degree: Completing B.S. in Exercise Science, Wichita State University

Specialties: Group Training, Weight Loss, Sport-Specific Training/Volleyball.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer.

Specialties: Athlete/personal training, fitness testing, and body composition.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer.

Specialties: Athlete/personal training, fitness testing, and body composition.

Degree: B.S. in Healthcare Management

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Certified Master Fitness, U.S. Army Certified Group Exercise Instructor.

Specialties: Group Training, Weight Loss and Strength Training.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, YMCA Group Exercise instructor

Specialties: Personal training, athlete/fitness testing, and body composition.