What you get out of your personal
The YMCA can provide you with one on one personal training sessions designed to meet your personal fitness needs. Each session is a duration of one hour and appointments must be scheduled prior to the training session. Our certified personal training staff members can assist you to:
- Provide a personal exercise program that is specifically designed to help you attain your goals
- Instruct you on the importance of your individualized program and how it works with your body.
- Provide safe exercise settings, encouragement and support
- Help motivate you in staying with your program.
- Construct revolutionary and innovative new teaching methods to meet your needs.
Assessing your fitness level
The YMCA Personal Training Staff is capable of assessing your current fitness level through a series of tests. An appointment must be made by calling the YMCA at 815-223-7904. During your first appointment you must fill out a Personal Training Form with health, medical history, activity, interests, etc, giving our training staff the information needed to create an effective exercise prescription, custom designed for you. You are able to choose from the test options listed below that you would like to have administered by your trainer. Get your Personal Training From here.
- Body Analysis- refers to the absolute amounts and distribution of the structural components of the body – fat, fluid, muscle/tissue and bone. A complete body composition analysis is a great way to check your fitness progression and success by comparing your test results before, during, and after your program. Stop at the Front Desk to use the Biomeasure machine for just $1
- Cardio Respiratory Fitness- refers to the ability of the body to take in, transport and utilize oxygen. It includes the capacity of the heart and lungs to exchange and deliver oxygen to working muscles during sustained motion. We offer various testing options to be decided the day of your fitness test
- Muscular Strength- refers to the amount of weight (maximal force) that can be lifted in a single attempt by a particular muscle group. This is a great way to learn how strong you currently are, with relation to how strong you hope to become through your future program.
- Muscular Endurance- refers to the ability of a single muscle group to lift a sub maximal weight numerous times. It also is the ability of a muscle group to stabilize a fixed contraction for an extended period of time. A testing procedure that is able to predict how long you can continue a single exercise, great for endurance athletes such as marathon runners, triathlon competitors, etc.
- Flexibility- also defined as mobility, refers to muscle suppleness as well as the range of motion for the major joints that make-up the human body. Adequate range of motion can imply that the muscles are able to elongate to accommodate the full mobility required by the joint, as well as to maintain functional muscular balance. The testing procedure for flexibility is very simple and easy to learn.
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Current & Past Cancer Patients
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Personal Training Profiles
Certified Personal Trainer
9 years experience in Group fitness Instruction, Certified in LesMills Bodypump, LesMills Grit, and Beachbody Cize Live.
General Fitness, Focus on Nutrition, Weight Training, and Cardio
WHAT HER MEMBERS ARE SAYING:
Excellent instructor, always in positive mood. She makes her classes fun! Kelly is Fantastic!
I continually commit to becoming the best version of me and hope to inspire others to do the same.
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor, Illinois Valley YMCA
QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Personal Trainer, 28 years experience in Group Fitness Instruction, Kickboxing and Step Instructor, E.S.A. Certified, 15 years experience in Pilates and Yoga, 6 years experience in Aquatic Exercise, and Certified SilverSneakers Instructor.
EXPERTISE: Yoga, Pilates, and Private instruction, Flexibility, Overall Toning, Lifelong exercise instructor, General exercise instruction, and General fitness.
WHAT HER MEMBERS ARE SAYING: Wendy’s dedication to her clients and class attendees is unsurpassed. She truly cares about your health and wellness.
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: While living, I want to live well.
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Group Exercise Instructor, Illinois Valley YMCA
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree; Western Illinois
University, CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified, LesMills Body Pump Certified,
SilverSneakers Certified, NESTA Certified.
EXPERTISE: Step Aerobics, Total toning, Indoor Cycling, Aquatic Classes, 3-2-1– Blast!, SilverSneakers, and LesMills Body Pump.
WHAT HER MEMBERS ARE SAYING: Dana is enthusiastic about exercise and that makes it easy to have fun in all her classes.
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: Good, better, best—don’t let it rest—until the good get better and the better gets best!
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: Exercise is my passion. I want everyone to be healthy and enjoy getting fit. Take pride in yourself!
Certified Personal Trainer
QUALIFICATIONS: Certified by I.S.S.A. in Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, and Essence of Dumbbell Training. CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.
EXPERTISE: General fitness, Bodybuilding, Unique free weight lifting technique, POF Training (Position of Flexion) for muscle size increase.
WHAT HIS CLIENTS ARE SAYING: Having an overall knowledge of all major aspects of fitness, Mike has the ability to be creative in the selection of
choosing the perfect exercises for any muscle group. His strong communication skills allow him to explain exercises thoroughly and he doesn’t hesitate to spend extra time with clients when time permits.
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I can work with what you have, as long as you are willing to put forth the effort. You are only limited by your own imagination, not application.