Personal Training at the YMCA

YMCA Personal Trainers are certified and dedicated, not only to your personal goal attainment, but also to helping you experience all of the benefits of personal training. Read about our trained staff below and get ready to start your journey to a stronger, healthier life! 

Not sure which trainer to choose? See our full training schedule! 

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Berat Berisha

Berat is a body builder and health fanatic. He is passionate about helping people live longer, happier and healthier.

Specialties: Building muscle, losing fat

Certifications: NASM


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Chiyo Fraser

Chiyo’s wellness journey began as a professionally trained dancer before entering the fitness world. Her training style includes a focus on body awareness, which includes a variety of exercises. Chiyo's personal training philosophy is that everyone can achieve their fitness goals by building on a foundation of proper form and execution of functional movements.

Specialties: Functional movement, building lean muscle mass, endurance strength, prenatal/postpartum exercise

Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise; NASM; Les Mills BODYPUMP Instructor; Keiser M3 Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor; TRX Qualified Instructor; Oh Baby! Fitness Certified Prenatal/Postpartum Instructor


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Collin McCormick

Collin is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Exercise Science and Education. He was inducted into the Hardin-Simmons Hall of Fame in 2009 for Football. 

Specialties: Building strength and athletic ability

Certifications: ISSA


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Dale Kuehne

Dale’s road to fitness started in 1985 when a 12-year-old at his gym asked for help with an arm exercise. Dale instantly fell in love with helping people become the best they can be, and by high school he was writing exercise programs for his classmates. Throughout his schooling, certifications, and even today, Dale strives to continue learning new things to better help people reach their fitness goals.

Specialties: Senior fitness, golf fitness, osteoporosis prevention.

Certifications: B.S. Fitness and Wellness, A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer, A.C.E. Senior Fitness Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Specialist


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Janice Moore

Janice has a lifelong passion for fitness and has been an avid runner for over 30 years, competing in cross country and road races over every distance from 5k to marathon. She was born and raised in Scotland and moved to the U.S. in 2004. She is married and has a 12-year-old daughter who is a competitive cheerleader. She loves to work with a diverse range of clients from age 8 to 80! She loves to encourage her clients to reach their personal fitness goals and enjoy the benefit of a healthy lifestyle.

Specialties: Cardio fitness, core strength, resistance training, balance, weight loss

Certifications: NASM


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Josh Pegram

Josh has a lifelong commitment to staying active and exercising. He is a former dual-sport athlete, competing in football and track at Texas Tech and University of Houston. Josh uses his experiences as an athlete to design challenging programs for those looking to take their exercise routine to the next level.

Specialties: Weight loss, low-impact functional exercise, strength and conditioning

Certifications: NASM


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Julie Motter

Julie loves the Moody YMCA and is super excited about helping the Park Cities community live happier, healthier lives, and stay youthful.

Specialties: Strength, balance, mindfulness

Certifications: ACE, BS Exercise Science 


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Kenneth P
Kenneth Pham

Kenneth is an avid rock climber and prefers functional strength over muscle building.

Specialties: Weight loss, strength gain, HIIT workouts, group training

Certifications: NFPT certification, CPR/AED certification




Personal Trainer Kevin
Kevin Williams

Kevin’s road to fitness started in his early childhood as an avid athlete. The ability to play many sports taught him to use multiple muscle groups similar to getting fit today. He adapted very well going through 3 military branches and gained extensive knowledge becoming a medical assistant to use in the fitness industry. These experiences have motivated Kevin to train/teach and get results. The fitness industry is a great fit for Kevin and a great learning experience for anyone who will get a chance to work with him.

Specialties: Functional fitness, weight loss, strength training, sport-specific training, military readiness

Certifications: Marine Wellness Coach, Army Wellness Coach, Navy Health and Wellness Coordinator, Nesta Certified Personal Trainer


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Personal Trainer Kristin D

Kristin has been in the fitness industry for well over 20 years. First starting out as The Boston Marathon advertising model then moved on to Body By Jake info-commercials. Based in Santa Monica California, working out and learning from the Pros was an everyday occurrence, “I was there with Jay Cutler and Ron Coleman just to name a few pro bodybuilders” 

Kristin has competed in several body building competitions as well as helped to transform female competitors to go on for a win! 

Now in Dallas, she is here to help sculpt your body to fit your ideal image.

Specializations: mind-body connection, body transformations with true achievable goals, woman based training, firming and building glutes, trimming the waist and sculpting arms. 

Certifications: ISSA CPT




Marissa Pyron

Marissa is a NASM certified personal trainer and a recent graduate of SMU. After graduating, Marissa discovered that she has a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals. Marissa is also a performer and singer.

Specialties: Overall fitness, circuit training, strength training, HIIT workouts, core training

Certifications: BM in Vocal Performance & Minor in Musical Theatre, NASM certified


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Niki Hobbs

Niki is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Yoga Teacher, with 20 years of teaching and training experience. Dedicated to helping her clients identify and achieve their fitness goals, Niki is creative in her approach to each client’s unique needs.

Specialties: Women over 40, Post-rehabilitation or those with injury/joint issues, Goal-oriented training (i.e. race preparation, weight-loss for event), HIIT, Functional Training

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition, Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, ICG Indoor Cycling Coach by Color, ICG Power Wattrate Certified, Barre Above, TRX Suspension Training, Les Mills Body Flow, Queenax Foundations


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Rachel Flowers

Rachel is an NASM certified personal trainer who believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and find health. She is a life-long learner who continues to grow her expertise. Rachel has a drive and a passion for helping others. 

Specialties: Active Older Adults, Post-Physical Therapy, Corrective Exercise, HIIT/Interval, Circuit, Functional Fitness, Aqua, Primal Play

Certifications: NASM Certified, Boxing, Primal Play, Aqua Fitness, TRX, Active Aging, Kettlebell, Behavior Change in Exercise, Exercise and Stress Management, TriggerPoint, Functional Nutrition, AOA Nutrition


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Scott Standiford

Scott has spent the last 25 years as a personal trainer at the YMCA.

Specialties: Active older adults, special needs populations

Certifications: BS Kinesiology & Gerontology, ACE Certified Personal Trainer


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Sean Parchem

Sean has been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor for the YMCA for the last 20 years. Sean spent 14 years at the Y in San Antonio, and the last 8 years in Dallas. He teaches group cycling and boot camp classes. Sean is married with two children; his hobbies include photography and traveling.

Certifications: NCSF, Cooper


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