Personal Training

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Personal Training: Fitness that Fits Your Life

The Y offers flexible personal training packages that fit your life and your budget.  Our team of certified personal trainers are available to help you reach your goals with affordable fitness coaching at a time that works with your schedule. One-on-one customized training plans, and an exclusive private workout space, will provide the tools to help you grow stronger.  The certified instructors at the Y will hold you accountable, motivate you to get results, and help you get the most out of your workouts. See the results, feel the difference with personal training at the Y.

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Meet our Personal Training Team
Melissa Berube- ACE Certified 2014

I enjoy lifting heavy stuff!  My love of fitness inspired me to become a personal trainer six years ago and help others on their fitness journeys.  At the Y, I work primarily with women who are looking to reach their goals safely and effectively through strength training.  As we age, building muscle and strength is increasingly important for injury prevention.  My goal as your trainer is to help you create healthy habits that you can incorporate into workouts to build strength and endurance over time. A session with me won’t even feel like a workout, I assure you my sense of humor makes working out together fun!

 

Danielle Harrington- NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, Cycle Certified, Group Exercise Instructor Certified.

I truly believe that weightlifting has changed my life for the better and hope to bring the same passion I found through fitness to others, specifically women.  As a mom of two young girls, I have discovered that weight training is the key to growing stronger and healthier. My journey with the YMCA started as a Group Exercise Instructor three years ago, and this year I became a certified personal trainer so I can continue helping meet their personal fitness goals. Weightlifting can be intimidating when you are starting out, that is where I come in.  It is my job to guide you through safe and effective 1:1 sessions each step of the way to a healthier you.

 

Frank Johnson – ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor. ACE Specialty Certified in Senior Fitness, Weight Management, and Fitness Nutrition. Y USA certified EnhanceFitness Instructor, EnhanceWellness Instructor, and LiveSTRONG Instructor.

I take a client driven approach to my 1:1 training sessions, I start helping you set fitness goals that are meaningful to you and then work with you to meet those goals.  My experience with health & wellness ranges from active older adults who want to stay healthy to younger health seekers who might be training for an obstacle course race.  After training with me, you will develop self-efficacy so that you have the confidence in your own abilities to take steps necessary to achieve the changes that you want to make.

 

Chris Lanning- Bachelor of Science Degree Exercise Science American Military University, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), Performance Enhancement Specialization Certified, First Aid CPR/AED Certified.

I officially started working as a fitness professional two years ago, but I have been actively involved in exercise and physical fitness all my life.  As a 20-year Air Force veteran, I spent my career as a recruiter working with candidates to prepare them to enter the physical demands of the service.  As a trainer, my only goal is to motivate you to reach your personal fitness goals.  My clients range from older adults picking up where physical therapy left off, to endurance athletes who are training for their next big challenge.  In my spare time, I enjoy competing in obstacle course races and mentoring young athletes through youth sports. Whatever your goals are, I will provide you with the tools and accountability to reach them safely and effectively.

 

Melinda Madruga- WITS level I and level II Personal trainer, AFAA group exercise certified, Tabata certified, Schwinn Cycle certified, TRX suspension qualified, TRX group instructor qualified, Enhance Fitness Instructor qualified, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA instructor qualified, First Aid/CPR and AED certified. Currently obtaining ACE Senior Specialist Certification.

I love to help people.  That is why 3 years ago I became a certified personal trainer and started my journey helping people become a healthier version of themselves through exercise at the YMCA of Metro North.  I love to exercise, and I feel that exercise is the most important thing that you can do for yourself at any age.  My true passion lies in medical wellness and helping a client succeed at something they didn’t think they could do. Currently, I am enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program to further my education and knowledge of healing the body through movement. I live in Peabody and train at the YMCA of Metro North branches in Melrose, Peabody, and Saugus.  Train with me get the most out of your workouts and reach your goals safely and effectively.

 

Deborah Medur- NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, USWFA Certified Water Fitness Instructor, Certified Chair Yoga Instructor, ASFA Cycling Instructor, TRX Qualified Suspension Training.

As a personal trainer, my top priority has always been to help clients reach their personal fitness goals.  I have 15 years of personal training experience and have worked at the Torigian YMCA as a trainer since 2003.  Each of my training sessions consist of different techniques tailored to the individual’s lifestyle and tailored to fit their needs.  When I’m not training, you can find me teaching Cycle, Tabata, and Stay Fit for Seniors at the Y.  No matter your age or ability, train with me if you’re looking to achieve your fitness goals.

 

Emily Milewska- ACE certified personal trainer, ACE weight management specialist.

I customize my training style to fit each individuals goals whether they are looking to lose weight, gain strength, or build endurance.  My goal is to mix up every session to make it new and exciting for clients using a mix of strength training and HIIT workouts.  In the two years I have been an certified personal trainer at the Y I have worked with people of all ages helping them get the most out of their workouts.

 

Taylor Thomas – ACE certified personal trainer, TRX functional training certified, Pregnancy Fitness and Post-Partum Fitness Certifications from The American Council Of Exercise and Oh Baby Fitness.

My goal is to teach people how to use exercise and nutrition as a tool for longevity and wellbeing.  A lifelong athlete, I am currently pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Wellness so I can teach people about how to apply the principles of healthy living to their everyday lives.  I have trained people of all ages, but I especially enjoy working with youth to help them build confidence and a healthy relationship with exercise and food.  For me wellness is about than then simply being fit, it is a lifestyle.

 

Taylor Boughnou- NASM-CPT, CES certified, FNS Certified, PES certified, WLS Certified.

I bring a lifelong commitment to health and wellness to my training practice.  My approach is using what I know about training with a broad knowledge of health, wellness and herbal nutrition to provide a comprehensive approach to fitness. I take satisfaction in developing personalized training routines for a wide range of people.  My specialty is in strength and conditioning as well as weight loss and athletic training.  When you train with me I provide you with the tools and accountability to turn your intentions into habits.

Taylor Boughnou- NASM-CPT, CES certified, FNS Certified, PES certified, WLS Certified.

I bring a lifelong commitment to health and wellness to my training practice.  My approach is using what I know about training with a broad knowledge of health, wellness and herbal nutrition to provide a comprehensive approach to fitness. I take satisfaction in developing personalized training routines for a wide range of people.  My specialty is in strength and conditioning as well as weight loss and athletic training.  When you train with me I provide you with the tools and accountability to turn your intentions into habits.

 

Josh Brown- WITS Certified Personal Trainer

I was introduced to weight lifting as a teenager who frequented the Melrose YMCA after school in High School.  I was a High School athlete who played football and wrestled, but it was in the weight room at the Y that I found my true calling: bodybuilding.  Since becoming a certified personal trainer in 2015, I have worked with teenagers to seniors, and every age in between, focusing on strength training to help clients reach their fitness goals.  I train clients 1:1, but also enjoy the small group training classes I teach that are aptly named “Lift Heavy, Look Lean.”  As a competitive bodybuilder I have competed in 13 shows, and I try to bring the same sense of dedication and accountability I hold for myself into each of the training sessions with my clients. When you train with me you will receive a tailored program, designed by your needs, that helps you reach your physical fitness goals.

 

Wendy Healy- SCW Fitness certified.

I have worked in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer for 20 years.  As the mother of three children, I can appreciate the need for efficient but effective workouts.  Through all three of my pregnancies I continued to workout, teach group exercise, and train clients and believe that it helped me immensely with labor and recovery.  This experience inspired me help others achieve their fitness goals and led me to train both pre and post-natal clients.  The best part of my 8 years at the Y has been hearing from individuals who were intimidated to come to the gym that they discovered a love for working out and feel fitter and stronger after training together.

 

Melinda Madruga- WITS level I and level II Personal trainer, AFAA group exercise certified, Tabata certified, Schwinn Cycle certified, TRX suspension qualified, TRX group instructor qualified, Enhance Fitness Instructor qualified, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA instructor qualified, First Aid/CPR and AED certified. Currently obtaining ACE Senior Specialist Certification.

I love to help people.  That is why 3 years ago I became a certified personal trainer and started my journey helping people become a healthier version of themselves through exercise at the YMCA of Metro North.  I love to exercise, and I feel that exercise is the most important thing that you can do for yourself at any age.  My true passion lies in medical wellness and helping a client succeed at something they didn’t think they could do. Currently, I am enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program to further my education and knowledge of healing the body through movement. I live in Peabody and train at the YMCA of Metro North branches in Melrose, Peabody, and Saugus.  Train with me get the most out of your workouts and reach your goals safely and effectively.

 

 

Taylor Boughnou- NASM-CPT, CES certified, FNS Certified, PES certified, WLS Certified.

I bring a lifelong commitment to health and wellness to my training practice.  My approach is using what I know about training with a broad knowledge of health, wellness and herbal nutrition to provide a comprehensive approach to fitness. I take satisfaction in developing personalized training routines for a wide range of people.  My specialty is in strength and conditioning as well as weight loss and athletic training.  When you train with me I provide you with the tools and accountability to turn your intentions into habits.

 

Danielle Harrington- NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, Cycle Certified, Group Exercise Instructor Certified.

I truly believe that weightlifting has changed my life for the better and hope to bring the same passion I found through fitness to others, specifically women.  As a mom of two young girls, I have discovered that weight training is the key to growing stronger and healthier. My journey with the YMCA started as a Group Exercise Instructor three years ago, and this year I became a certified personal trainer so I can continue helping meet their personal fitness goals. Weightlifting can be intimidating when you are starting out, that is where I come in.  It is my job to guide you through safe and effective 1:1 sessions each step of the way to a healthier you.

 

Melinda Madruga- WITS level I and level II Personal trainer, AFAA group exercise certified, Tabata certified, Schwinn Cycle certified, TRX suspension qualified, TRX group instructor qualified, Enhance Fitness Instructor qualified, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA instructor qualified, First Aid/CPR and AED certified. Currently obtaining ACE Senior Specialist Certification.

I love to help people.  That is why 3 years ago I became a certified personal trainer and started my journey helping people become a healthier version of themselves through exercise at the YMCA of Metro North.  I love to exercise, and I feel that exercise is the most important thing that you can do for yourself at any age.  My true passion lies in medical wellness and helping a client succeed at something they didn’t think they could do. Currently, I am enrolled in a physical therapy assistant program to further my education and knowledge of healing the body through movement. I live in Peabody and train at the YMCA of Metro North branches in Melrose, Peabody, and Saugus.  Train with me get the most out of your workouts and reach your goals safely and effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with a Personal Trainer?

A Personal Trainer can help you define attainable goals, create a plan to help reach your goals, and work with you through every step of your plan to make sure you effectively and efficiently reach your goals.

How will I chose a trainer?

Read the trainer bios on this page to get to know our Personal Training team. You can request a specific trainer or we can help pick one for you depending on your needs and availability.

How often should I meet with a trainer?

You and your trainer can work out a schedule that best fits your needs at your first appointment together.

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Personal Training Packages

Individual Training 30 Minutes 60 Minutes
4 Sessions $172.00 $264.00
8 Sessions $328.00 $512.00
12 Sessions $468.00 $744.00
16 Sessions $592.00 $960.00

Partner Training 60 Minute Session
Price Per Person
4 Sessions $172 per person
8 Sessions $328.00 per person
12 Sessions $468.00 per person
16 Sessions $592 per person