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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Lori joined the West YMCA team in December 2014.  Lori holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University in Florida.  Lori began her Y career in 1993 as a Group Exercise Instructor for the Cheyenne Family YMCA in Wyoming.  Approximately five years later, she transitioned to the Aquatics Director position at the same location.  She then served as Marketing Director for two years before joining the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA in Florida in 2002.  Lori spent the first six years of her career at Volusia Flagler as the Membership/Marketing/Wellness Director.  She continued to grow within the association; taking on an Executive Director role with the Southeast Volusia YMCA and later as a District Executive Director.  Lori served as Vice President for her final two years with the Volusia Flagler YMCA.    

Ashley earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Secondary Math Education from Friends University.  She began her YMCA career in 2009 at the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA lifeguarding, teaching lifeguard classes and leading SPLASH classes.  Ashley began working membership in 2010 and became MOD in 2011.  She also gained experience in Kid Zone and Youth & Family programs while working at the Downtown YMCA prior to her promotion as the Membership Director for the West Branch YMCA.

Kimberly joined the YMCA with the opening of the Andover YMCA in 2009. She earned her B.A. from Wichita State University and has taught aerobics for 20+ years in 3 countries. Kimberly continues to attend trainings and workshops in order to bring fitness to all levels of members. She joined the West YMCA in April of 2010 as the Group Exercise Coordinator and later was promoted to the Wellness Director position at the West Branch..

Alex began his career with the North Branch YMCA in 2009 as a lifeguard, lead guard in 2012 and then promoted to the position of Aquatics Director for the West Branch YMCA.  Alex holds an associate in Fire Science from Butler County Community College and is currently attend Wichita State University for a degree in General Studies.

Angie began working for the West YMCA Kids Zone in December of 1997. She worked there for 11 years and, in February of 2009 she was promoted to Youth and Family Coordinator.

Heather has an A.S. Degree as a Physical Therapist assistant
Certifications: ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer and Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer
Specialties:  Experienced in General Fitness, Senior Fitness, Special Needs and Injury Rehab

Certifications: YMCA of USA Faculty Trainer for Personal Training, Group Exercise, Cardio, Step & Cycle; YMCA Personal Trainer; YMCA Group Exercise Instructor; ACE and NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Strength Training and Pilates Towers

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, ACE PEER Fitness Trainer and Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness and Strength Training

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer
Specialties: General Fitness, Sport Specific, Triathlon Training, Pilates Towers

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Endurance Events, Sport Specific, TRX and Boot Camps

Joyce has a Personal Training degree from Heritage College.

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer, Livestrong at the YMCA Trainer

Specialties: General Fitness and Group Training.

Lester is pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science at Wichita State University. 

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sports Specifics, General Fitness, Body Building and Stretching.