YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

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Downtown YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

 

Terrell Benton

Terrell Benton: Branch Director

Terrell began as the Branch Director of the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in February of 2017 after many years of service to multiple organizations in the health and fitness industry. Terrell and his family have been members of the YMCA of Greater Wichita since returning to the area in early 2016. Terrell has served the Wichita area in several capacities such as being a volunteer for Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Communities in Schools, and the Real Men Real Heroes campaign, in addition to his service as a Board member for The Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas. Terrell received his degree from Wichita State University after four years of basketball, and lives here with his wife and their two daughters.

 

Sue Ellen Stewart: Administrative Assistant

Sue is the Downtown YMCA's Administrative Assistant to the Director and has several years of administrative background. Sue began working at the Downtown Y in August of 2016 in the Custodial and Membership Services. Sue enjoys working along side the staff, meeting the members, and is happy to help serve our community through the YMCA.

 

 

Rebecca Crawford

Rebecca Crawford: Youth and Family Coordinator

Rebecca, the Youth and Family Coordinator for the Downtown YMCA is responsible for overseeing programs such as Fun Fit, in addition to overseeing our Kid Zone. Since working here, she has gained a passion and new found respect for the Y and all that it does for the community Rebecca's enthusiasm for the YMCA and its mission, along with her passion for Early Childhood Development make her a wonderful resource for all parents here at the Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA.

 

 

Ben Gerber

Ben Gerber: Aquatics Director

Ben oversees lifeguarding, swim lessons, and pool management. He has worked in aquatics and recreation for over ten years. Ben is a certified EMT and enjoys working with and mentoring new lifeguards. He graduated from Wichita State University with degrees in Exercise Science and Physical Education.

 

Brittani Poland

Brittani Poland: Senior Program Director

Brittani is responsible for overseeing the departments of Membership, Fitness, as well as Youth and Family. 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, served as Fitness Director for the Downtown YMCA from November 2010 to November 2014, and has now taken on the role of Senior Program Director. Brittani enjoys building relationships with new members as well as working with current members to reach their wellness goals.

 

Jerry Nguyen, Personal Trainer

B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight loss, endurance training, group training, balance training (BOSU, free weights, body weight, etc.), older adults, water exercises for arthritis and spinal conditions, TRX training

 

Bree Bolin

Bree Bolin, Personal Trainer and Floor Fitness Associate

I like to run, fish, go camping, watch and play sports, and be outdoors.

AS from Butler Community College, BA in Exercise Science from Wichita State University, and M.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strengthening and toning, weight loss, pilates, stretching and flexibility, sports specific training, endurance training for running.

Meghan Hill

Meghan Hill, Personal Trainer

Education: Pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Y-USA/ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Group Cycle Instructor, Barre Above®, Y-USA Water Instructor.

Specialties: Strength training, group training, HIIT training, Barre, Bootcamp

Joanna Whittit

Joanna Whittit, Personal Trainer

I spend my time chasing 2 little boys, running, at the YMCA, and as a WIC dietitian. 

Education: B.S. in Dietetics from Kansas State University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Y-USA/ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Turbokick® Instructor.

Specialties: Running, weight loss, resistance training, group training.

Kira Morris

Kira Morris, Personal Trainer

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I enjoy trying new physical challenges, such as riding my bike across America, competing at National Championships as a collegiate triathlete, and winning the Lifestyle + Fitness Swimsuit Award at Miss Texas 2009.

Education: B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Spanish from University of North Texas

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Y-USA/ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Keiser Certified Cycle Instructor, Beachbody PiYo® LIVE Instructor, Barre Above® Instructor, FiTOUR® Myofacial Release Foam Roller Certified

Specialties: Endurance sports training (cycling/triathletes), pageant preparation, lower limb injury prevention and recovery, strength and conditioning, weight loss/management, balance and flexibility

Carlea Miles

Carlea Miles, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

Education: Pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight loss/management, strength and toning, sports specific/track and field.

Julie Oler-Manske

Julie Oler-Manske, Personal Trainer

Education: B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University, M.S. in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Y-USA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Keiser® Cycle Instructor.

Specialties: Strength and conditioning, weight loss/management, active older adults, group training.

 

Arielle Orsuto, Personal Trainer

Education: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Sports Administration from the University of Miami

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Strength training, HIIT, group training

Josh Richards

Josh Richards, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

Education: A.S. of Sports Medicine, B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Body weight training, stretching, balance, HIIT, functional movements, dance, weight management.

Josh Horn

Josh Horn, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I am a retired athlete (football) and I enjoy playing any kind of sport, singing in the car with the windows down, hanging out with friends, and I love to cook/grill and eat ice cream

Eduacation: B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Friends University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight loss/management, endurance and strength training, body building, muscle mass, functional training for athletic performance, HIIT.

Kim Arias

Kim Arias, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I enjoy being outside, working out, and hanging out with friends and family!

Education: Pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University (graduating May 2018)

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Personal Trainer

Specialties: Multilingual- English, Spanish, and French; weight loss, strength and conditioning, older adults

Baylee Wisley

Baylee Wisley, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I love to spend time on nature trails, ride my bike, read, and hang out with my family.

Education: Pursuing a M.Ed in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight loss, active older adults, running, and building lean muscle.

Ryan Tholen

Ryan Tholen, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I enjoy a full and active lifestyle, from hiking in the mountains, to lifting daily at my local gym. I never turn down free pizza or Chipotle! The search for improvement is never ending.

Education: Pursuing a B.A. in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Personal Trainer, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Endurance and strength training, physique competition, bodybuilding and power lifting, weight loss

Jarred Maxwell

Jarred Maxwell, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I enjoy finding balance with life. If I'm not working on fitness related things, I enjoy some gaming, graphic design, video editing, cooking, and playing with my dogs.

Education: Pursuing a degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a Fitness Nutrition Specialization.

Specialties: Body building, sports specific training and conditioning, strength training, lean muscle gains, fat loss

Vicki Florine

Vicki Florine, Personal Trainer

I am an Ironman Boulder 140.6 finisher 2016, Ironman Austin 70.3 finisher 2015, 2017

Education: Doctor of Chiropractic, BA Sports Administration

Certifications: Y-USA/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Y-USA/ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, USA Triathlon Level I Coach

Ashley Kayl

Ashley Kayl, Personal Trainer and Fitness Floor Associate

I love to eat, collect shoes, watch sports, and binge watch Netflix.

Education: B.A. in Psychology from Wichita State University

Certifications: Y-USA Certified Personal Trainer

Specialties: Weight loss, athletic performance, HIIT, balance support, functional training.