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Management Staff | Personal Trainers

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Casey holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from Fort Hays State University.  He began his YMCA career at the Northwest YMCA as a Personal Trainer in 2008.  In 2009 he became the Fitness Director at the East YMCA.  In 2012 he moved to the North Y as the Associate Executive Director.  Casey has spent the last three years as the Branch Director of the Northwest and East YMCA's.

Shannan holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from Fort Hays State University.  She began her YMCA career at the East YMCA as a personal trainer in 2009.  In 2010 she moved to the North YMCA and spent 5 years as a Fitness Director until 2013 when she joined the Community Development team at our Metro office.  Shannan is married to James and they have a 3 year old son named Parker.  We are excited to have Shannan back with us at the East YMCA as our Senior Program Director.

Jami began her YMCA career in 2002 as a Membership Associate at the North YMCA.  She spent four out of the six years there as the Manager on Duty.   In October of 2008, she became the Membership Director at the South YMCA . In May of 2014, Jami brings her experience to the East YMCA as the Membership Director.

PJ  holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a M. Ed in Exercise Science and Wellness from Wichita State University. She was involved in research with disabled populations for nearly seven years before becoming the Fitness Director at a health club in Ohio. Since January 2001, PJ has worked at the East YMCA as a Director and is a certified ACSM, ACE and YMCA personal trainer.

Scott holds a BA in Sport Management from Wichita State University.  He has over 25 years of experience involved in organized sports, extensively but not limited to baseball.  He serves on the board for a local NBC baseball team, Kansas Canons.  After completing his internship as Facility and Operations intern at the South Farha Sports Center, he is excited to bring his passion for sports to the East YMCA.

 Christian has been involved with aquatics for 14 years and competitive swimming for 7 years.   He started his YMCA career after high school at the YMCA of the Rockies .  He later moved to Wichita and and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the North Branch.  He transferred to the Andover YMCA to be the assistant swim coach and was the head coach of the Girls swim team at Rose Hill high school.  We are happy to have his knowledge and experience here at the East YMCA.

Trish has been with the Wichita YMCA for eight years. She has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and 12 of them have been in management. She is certified in ACE, AFAA and YMCA personal training.

Christina has worked in the East YMCA Kid Zone since 2007. She started as a Staff Attendant and was promoted to the evening supervisor position before becoming the Kid Zone Coordinator in September 2009.

Tori coached gymnastics at the ElDorado YMCA for four years before joining the East YMCA team in August 2014.  Effective June 2015, she became our Gymnastics Coordinator.  She also attends school at Wichita State University where she is earning her degree in accounting.  She is excited for the opportunity to grow and continue her journey with the YMCA.

Rhonda has worked for the East YMCA since 1991.  She helps with the Annual Campaign as well as day to day functions at the Branch. 

Personal Trainers

Degree: B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport performance training, special needs populations, all ages

Degree: Personal Trainer Degree, Heritage College

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Sport specific training and small group training

Degree: B.S. Exercise Science and currently working on M.Ed. Exercise Science

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Triathlon Training and Active Older Adults

Certifications:   YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties:  Boot Camp, Group Training and Youth Training

Fitness Floor Associate

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Active Older Adults and group exercise classes including Zumba, cycle and water

Fitness Floor Associate


Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower and group training of all ages

Certifications: YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Fitness Boxing Training, boot camp, training youth and women

Certifications:  YMCA Personal Trainer

Specialties: Pilates Tower