THE REGIONAL

YMCA OF WESTERN CT

Personal Training

Personal Training

The YMCA understands that everyone is not at the same fitness level, so with a personal trainer we can accommodate you at your level of fitness. Whether you are an avid exerciser or a beginner, our trainers can ensure that you are being trained in a safe environment and at a comfortable pace until you are ready to proceed to the next level of fitness without injury. Our training sessions are one of the best ways to begin an overall individual fitness program. A certified trainer will help you develop an enjoyable fitness program that will target your goals. We create a program for you, walk you through each phase and offer suggestions while discussing your personal needs.

Personal Training Contact:

Lisa O’Connor
Wellness Director
203.775.4444 x 135
loconnor@regionalymca.org

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Lisa O'Connor, Wellness Director

Lisa O’Connor

Wellness Director, Director of Evidence Based Health Initiatives

Lisa holds Bachelor Degrees from Syracuse University and WestConn in Community Health. Lisa has been with the Y since 2010 & the Wellness Director since 2016. She’s the Program Manager for the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program & Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. She’s a Healthy Heart Ambassador, Certified Wellness Coach, YDPP Lifestyle Coach &  Certified Health Education Specialist. Lisa strives to help members find the balance between the right amount of exercise & the right amount of food. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family.

Nate Stenabaugh

Nate Stenabaugh

Wellness Coordinator, Personal Trainer

Nate graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a BS in Health Promotion Studies. Nate worked with WestConn’s Women’s Swimming and Diving team, Brookfield High School Football and was Fairfield Warde High School’s head strength & conditioning coach. His Y experience includes personal training, Lose to Win, Spring into Summer, Mako’s Swim Team dryland & teen bootcamp. Nate works to build long lasting relationships with members & clients. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter and playing sports. Nate is a certified strength & conditioning coach, functional strength coach, performance enhancement specialist and weightlifting performance coach.

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Kerry Swift

Personal Trainer

Kerry Swift is personal training certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is also an ACSM certified Cancer Exercise Trainer. She is certified to teach group exercise through AFAA and holds several specialty certifications such as Body Pump, and Pilates. She enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities.

Dylan Worden

Dylan Worden

Personal Trainer

Dylan joined the Y in September of 2021 and he’s been a steady weight room presence ever since. Dylan has a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies from Western Connecticut State University. He is a certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine who uses exercise to enrich the lives of his clients and to help with activities of daily living and listens to any concerns his clients have about previous injuries. Dylan spends his time outside of the Y playing music and reading. He loves animals and owns 1 dog and 4 chickens.

Claire Sersun

Claire Sersun

Personal Trainer

Claire received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2020. She holds a Personal Training Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is trained in somatic based fitness and dance programs as well as pedagogy for those facing the side-effects of cancer and aging. Claire is a Moving For Life Certified Instructor, a Certified BodyMind Dancing Teacher, and a yoga teacher (200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher). She is also trained in the Bridging The Gap Movement Method™ which is a neurophysiological conditioning program. Her passion is in getting people moving so that they can love their bodies and live their lives to the fullest.

Andre Ortega

Andre Ortega

Wellness Staff

Andre is a 2013 graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies and is currently working on his second Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at UConn. Andre is a certified Personal Trainer (ACSM) with 3 years of experience and experience as a physical therapy aide. Andre’s training philosophy is to constantly strive to increase strength and stability while simultaneously reducing future risk of injury. He encourages members to train to grow stronger and healthier than they were yesterday. When Andre is not at the Y he reads, plays basketball, and goes for hikes with his dog. His

Eli Huling III

Eli Huling III

Wellness Staff

Eli works several of the morning weight room shifts, providing a friendly face and words of advice to any member. Eli is the Head Coach of the Brookfield Boy’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field team. When Eli’s not at the Y he enjoys spending time at the Y where he can be found pushing his body to the limits with bodybuilding and powerlifting. Eli’s favorite motivational quote is, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” by Marianne Williamson.

Joe Bonacci

Joseph (Joe) Bonacci

Wellness Staff

Joe makes the rounds on several morning shifts in the weight room. He has been a dedicated, enthusiastic member of the Y since 2003. Joe is a former spin instructor who believes you need to listen to your body while you exercise. When Joe isn’t patrolling the halls of the Y, he can be found reading, gardening and being a high roller going to the casino!

Tim Tuttle

Tim Tuttle

Wellness Staff

Tim has his PhD from New York University and has 30+ years of teaching at Western Connecticut State University and Sacred Heart. Tim published the novel Time Out and many poems and historical essays. Tim has been with the Y for many years as a personal instructor and training instructor as well as having many years of experience with youth training programs. His training philosophy is to be social, help anyone who needs help and when they don’t, be there for them when they do. Tim enjoys running, tennis, writing, historical tours, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. His favorite motivational quote is, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – E. Roosevelt

MaryRose Schiering

MaryRose Schiering

Wellness Staff

MaryRose was first with the Y in 1986 when her young family moved to Danbury from Southwest Ohio. They became members and all four kids were active in the youth programs. She started her career as a fitness instructor at the Y in 1997. She has been involved as an instructor for Junior Weight Training, youth gymnastics, personal trainer, coach for Lose to Win and other weight loss/fitness programs. She also served as Wellness Coordinator along with Tim Tuttle at the Boughton Street Y in Danbury.  She enjoys spinning, hiking, gardening, baking/cooking, knitting/sewing, playing the piano, attending Broadway shows, DIY projects, and spending time with family, friends, and cats.

Julio Arredondo

Julio Arredondo

Wellness Staff

Julio graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Julio also ran track at CCSU. He is also a certified Exercise Physiologist. Julio believes that exercise is a lifestyle, enjoying the process is crucial in any healthy lifestyle, making exercise enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding together. Julio is a movie buff and an avid runner, whose favorite motivational quote is, “life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”

  • Stay motivated and committed to exercise.
  • Rev up a stale exercise with fresh approaches to your workout.
  • Reduce the risk of injury by learning proper techniques.
  • Increase your performance level by working out under our guidance.
  • Break out of a plateau and challenge yourself.
  • Set and achieve short-term and long-term goals, personalized to you.
  • Enhance your overall health and quality of life.

Package Pricing:

30 Minute Sessions

1 30 minute session $35

4 30 minute sessions $140

8 30 minute sessions $280

12 30 minute sessions includes 10% discount $378

60 Minute Sessions

1 60 minute session $70

4 60 minute session $280

8 60 minute session $560

12 60 minute sessions incudes 10% discount $756

Kickstart/New Member

4 30 minute session $99

4 60 minute sessions $199

What you will receive in your session:

  • Interview and assessment to evaluate the your ability
  • Discussion to identify your individual needs and goals
  • Program tailored to suit your needs
  • Personal Attention
  • Encouragement
  • Motivation
  • Expert Guidance
  • Personalized Training Plan
  • Proper Form & Technique Cueing
  • Injury Prevention Tips
  • Proper Warm-Up/Cool-Down
  • Basic Nutrition Info

To get started contact,

Lisa O’Connor, Wellness Director
loconnor@regionalymca.org
203-775-4444 ext. 135

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Personal Training New Member Offer

Personal Training Contact:

Lisa O’Connor Wellness Director 203.775.4444 x 135 locconor@regionalymca.org