Personal Training

WHAT'S YOUR 2020 VISION?

Whether you’re new to the gym or a fitness fanatic, personal trainers help to breakthrough barriers and achieve goals! With a custom, well-organized plan, working out is engaging and satisfying. Resist the risk of aimless gym trips with a little help from our friends. 

Work one-on-one with a YMCA Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The trainer will evaluate health history, lifestyle and perform physical assessments that measure your starting point to aid in designing a program that will specifically meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. 

 

Small Group Training

Bring a friend and get fit together! Personal attention in a small group (2-5 people) setting that involves camaraderie and energy. By the use of the fitness center equipment and exercises common with strength training workouts there is a progressive approach to common goals within the group. These sessions are led by a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. 

Complimentary Personal Training Session

Take the first step toward reaching your personal goals and meet with one of our Personal Trainers for a complimentary Personal Training Session. It’s included with your membership!

Together, we’ll identify goals and limitations, and then develop a plan for improvement that meets your unique needs. We can guide your training in:

  • Developing strength, power, endurance, and flexibility
  • Machine-based workouts in the Wellness Center on our state-of-the-art Technogym equipment
  • Weight loss
  • Sports-specific training
  • Whatever your goals, we will support you in achieving them!

Limit one per member. 

About YMCA Personal Trainers

Like you, Personal Trainers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different backgrounds and experience.

At the Y, Personal Trainers have at least one thing in common—they have and maintain certification through at least one national health and fitness organization or a 4 year exercise science degree. In addition to national certifications, many trainers have special areas of expertise—like Olympic Lifting, Barre, Kettlebells, Running, and Youth Specific Conditioning—that require additional (and often intensive) training.

Please contact at cgonzalez@meadowlandsymca.org or 201-955-5300 to get started!

Meet Our Trainers

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Kevin G.

“You are what you think you are.” 

Kevin was an all star athlete in high school, playing varsity baseball, basketball and football. He took his fitness knowledge into the professional field, by getting certified in personal training. His sessions will make any newcomer or fitness pro feel like they are an athlete by running through circuits, weight training and incorporating cardio. 

Specializes In:

  • HIIT
  • Strength Training
  • TRX 

Michelle K.

Michelle competed in the 2018 Northern CrossFit Regional Games. Out of 40 athletes she rocked by placing 11th! Not only is Michelle a CrossFit pro, but she also is an active member of the Army National Guard. She found fitness training at the age of 18, after years of swimming and playing volleyball.
 
Michelle welcomes anyone to fitness, new or old! She can tailor a session around any client's goals. 
 
Michelle specializes in:
  • CrossFit
  • HIIT
  • Strength Training

Chris K.

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” - Joseph Addison

Chris is a Glen Rock, NJ native who began his fitness career after suffering an injury during a soccer game. He trained throughout his time at TCNJ, and graduated with a Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science. After college, he obtained his personal training certificate through ACSM, an Exercise Physiology certificate, and other accreditations that helped to round out his knowledge base. If you're looking for a qualified exercise science guru to help you reach your fitness goals, Chris is your guy! 

Specializes in:

  • Strength training
  • Exercise Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Weight loss

Joe I.

Joe is a former State Champion High School football player at Rutherford High School. His fitness journey started in middle school, where he started weight training after school. He is certified though ACE and enjoys working with all different fitness levels.

Specializes In:

  • HIIT
  • Strength Training
  • Tabata

John G.

“The only competition is with yourself”

John has over 30 years of martial arts experience, along with over 20 years of stunt performing, including working as a Knight at the Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ. He is certified through NASM and uses his experience and knowledge in all of his training sessions. He believes in overall, total-body training while incorporating flexibility. His passion for the fitness industry is always visible during a workout!

Specializes in:

  • Flexibility
  • Martial Arts
  • Total Body Conditioning

Lucy B.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Wayne Gretzky

While attending Montclair State University for her bachelors degree, Lucy found her passion for fitness. She is certified through NASM and has many certifications including Les Mills Body Pump, TRX and more. She loves teaching Senior Fit, Body Pump, Group Fitness and more. She loves training the senior citizen community and you can see her passion in anything she is teaching.

Specializes in:

  • TRX
  • Strength Training
  • Senior Fitness

Jeff E.

“If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you”

Jeff believes in enhancing the human experience through movement. Currently earning his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Columbia University, Jeff specializes in rehabilitation and prevention of injury in athletes and weekend warriors. As a certified exercise physiologist, Jeff is also experienced in the management of lifestyle diseases through exercise including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. health and wellness goals. 

Specializes in:

  • Fat Loss
  • Management of Arthritis
  • Injury Prevention
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Youth Wellness Coaching

Matt L.

"Prevention is better than cure” - Desiderius Erasmus

Matt’s fitness journey was sparked by working as an EMT. Matt saw how important exercise and healthy living was to people and decided to make a career change. He is still an EMT but now also a personal trainer, as he received his certification through ACE. His passion for healthy living and fitness is always visible during any of his sessions.

Specializes in: 

  • Strength training
  • Weight loss
  • Rehabilitation

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