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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Jason graduated from Wichita State University in 2004 with a BA in Sport Administration. He began his career with the Y in 2003 as an intern and Manager on Duty for the South YMCA. In 2005, he left Wichita to become a Sports Director for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. He returned in 2009 as the Sports Director of the new Andover YMCA. In that role, he’s served on the Andover Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the City of Andover Parks Committee. He also earned the Annual Campaign Staff Campaigner of the Year award for the Andover YMCA, as well as the Kevin Padrnos award for the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Aaron is currently attending Wichita State University and will graduate in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. He was born and raised in Wichita and has been around sports his entire life. His work history includes Southwest Boys Club and the Wichita Wingnuts. Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with family and has recently taken up the sport of disc golf. Aaron and his wife are expecting their first child in October. 

Adam graduated from Ball State University in 2009 with a BS in Aquatics and a minor in scuba. He holds a variety of certifications, including Certified Pool Operator, Certified Pool Instructor, Certified Dive Master, Pool Operator on Location Certified and Certified Lifeguard. Before moving to Kansas, Adam worked for a school district in Michigan as the Aquatic Center Director. Adam started his YMCA career in 2012 in Florida as an Aquatics Specialist/Director. He was also the Associations ADA Compliance Director.


Leticia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Emporia State University and has been dancing since age five. She was captain of dance teams at both Emporia State University and Barton County Community College, and has personally competed in both New York and L.A. She’s been teaching dance and cheer for 10 years, including coaching dance and cheer for Emporia High School. Leticia is a certified National Dance Alliance Instructor and is also certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.

Degree: MEd in Education from Slippery Rock University.

Certifications: ACSM CPT, RRCA Running Coach, TRX Rip Core and Suspension Training, YMCA Personal Trainer, CPR, Oxygen, AED, and First Aid.

Specialties: Running and Race Preparation, Endurance Sport Conditioning, Baby Boomer Fitness, Youth Sport Performance Conditioning, Special Needs, Weight Loss, and Boot Camps


Dezert has been a Group Exercise instructor for the North YMCA since 2012 and is a certified yoga teacher with her 200 RYT from the School of Therapeutics in Kansas City. She received her bachelors from Fort Hays State University. She specializes in yoga for runners and helping others achieve their fitness goals.


Jamie Moore has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA since 2000 where she gained experience and training working in the West YMCA Kid Zone before coming to the North YMCA as Youth & Family Coordinator. Jamie is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED and Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse.

Degree: Bachelor's in Public Health from American Military University; Associate's in Science from Barton Community College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Military Background, Youth Fitness, Pre/Post Natal Fitness, Strength Building, High Intensity  


Degree: BA and MEd degrees in Exercise Science and Functional Aging, as well as an MS in Environmental Health.

Certifications: ACSM’s Health and Fitness Specialist and Cancer Exercise Trainer, as well as YMCA certified Personal Trainer, Pilates, Yoga, Group Exercise and Cycle, and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructor.

Specialties: Active Aging and Exercise for Cancer Survivors.

Degree: BA in Strength and Conditioning and Health and Physical Education, Tabor College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Beginner Fitness, Group training, Boot Camps, Weight Loss, Youth Fitness, Active Older Adults


Degree: BA in Health Science Degree In Respiratory Therapy from WSU 

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Pilates Towers

Specialties: Pilates Towers, Geriatric Fitness, Exercise for Disabilities, Special Populations, Cancer Survivors and Kids Fitness


Degree: BA in Exercise Science, Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Management

Specialties: Active Older Adults, Beginner’s Fitness, One-on-One Training, Weight Loss Management, Strength and Conditioning for Runners


Degree: BA Science in Health and Physical Education from Friends University

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strength Training, Sports Performance, Weight Loss, Youth Fitness, Balance and Coordination with an Emphasis of Agility

Degree: Obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: YMCA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Powerlifting, Strength Training and Weight Loss

Degree: BA Women's Health and Women's Psychology from University of Oklahoma

Certifications: YMCA Personal Training, Cooper's Institute-CPT

Specialties: Weight Loss, Running/Race Training, Group Fitness, Strength Training, Physique Transformation, Trialthon Training, Sports Specific Training, Youth Fitness and Inspirational Coaching


Degree: Associates in Science with Focus in Personal Training from Heritage College

Certfications: YMCA Personal and ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight Loss, Active Older Adults, Beginner Fitness, Youth Fitness, General Fitness, Sports Conditioning, Event Preparation and Boot Camps