Personal Training

Every person is unique with specific goals and physical limitations. Our certified Personal Trainers work with you to develop an exercise program specially designed to meet your needs.

Each of our Personal Trainers is highly qualified with national certifications. They will help you set realistic and attainable goals; and most importantly, they will provide you with encouragement, motivation and accountability to keep you on-track and living well.

Personal Training is available to all our memberships at a very affordable rate.  Our staff of qualified Personal Trainers are happy to give you a free tour of the personal training regime and answer any questions you might have.  We have a number of trainers to choose from.

Personal Training Fees:

1 Session $35
3 Sessions $78
6 Sessions $150
9 Sessions $216
12 Sessions $276

Sessions are 60 minutes.

To schedule a personal training session contact Heather Cassady, Director of Physical Programming by email or call the front desk at 309 692 7631. Our Personal Trainers include:

002 Heather Cassady is the Peoria YMCA Director of Physical Programming.  She is a highly driven fitness and sport programming expert with over 14 years of experience in fitness and wellness.  She has a B.A. in Sport Kinesiology and a M.A. in Sport Management from Indiana University.  Heather is a former professional and collegiate athlete, who traveled the world with her sports and programming background.  She loves empowering members to reach their full potential in fitness and wellness.
016 Justteen W. has been a personal trainer for over 30 years. She is certified through the American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  She also holds the following group fitness certifications: all Silver Sneakers, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Step and Yogafit.  Justteen has a medical background, with sports specific training in: golf, softball, volleyball and track.   She is open to train all ages and all fitness levels, regardless of capabilities.  She is great with injuries, injury recovery and special needs.
025 Dan Stephanoff has been a personal trainer for the Peoria YMCA for over 20 years. He is qualified to train all age groups, but specializes in the Baby Boomer generation, helping to motive & create specialized programs that will help our members reach their fitness & wellness goals.  Dan has a B.A. from St. Ambrose University in Physical Education, along with an athletic training degree from Illinois State University.  Dan was a former body builder and will use his wealth of personal training experience to help you set & reach your goals.
003 Sue Neff has been a personal trainer since Spring of 2002. She earned a B.S. in Health Sciences from Bradley University and is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in personal training and group fitness.  Her clients have ranged from high school and college athletes, to semi pro football players, to the older adult needing to improve balance.  She also loves to work with people who want to lose weight for a special event or vacation or those that want a healthier lifestyle.   
 IMG_0561 (300x184) Janet Higgins is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  She has been certified since 2010 and has five years training experience, specializing athletes and weight training.  She has a focus on running and cardio, and enjoys working with older people with varying concerns.  Janet is also a fitness instructor with 12 years of experience teaching cardio and weight training.
 IMG_0565 (300x225) Kari Holland has a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and holds a certification in CrossFit, Level 1.  She is an active Crossfit competitor and enjoys being active with her family.  Kari has a passion for helping people accomplish their fitness goals and FULLY understands the realities and challenges of fitting in time to exercise.  She is here to help you create a realistic plan to reach your fitness goals.
IMG_0576 (300x214) Rusty Towery is a personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He was certified in early 2015 and is currently working towards his Associates Degree in personal training at Illinois Central College. He has spent 6 years in the US Navy as a boot camp instructor and has worked with a Director of the Physical Enhancement program working with cardiovascular, nutrition, and strength conditioning. He is passionate about physical fitness for all ages and excited to be a part of the Peoria YMCA personal training team.
sara-300x225 Sara Amato is a personal trainer certified through the NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness); certified in fitness and nutrition through Penn Foster Career College; in addition to certifications in Functional Training for Sports, Periodization Training for Sports, Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs and Kettlebell Training. She is experienced working with all ages. Sara enjoys doing cross fit and hiking and likes to teach functional training, sports training and strength training.  She is easily able to adapt to the personal needs to the client.
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