Personal Training

Reach your health and fitness goals under the guidance of a YMCA Personal Trainer. Our trainers are caring, competent and experienced. Whether your personal goal is to lose fat, build core strength and increase flexibility, gain muscle strength or break through plateaus, our Personal Trainers can help you achieve your goals. For detailed information, stop by the front desk or contact Ashley Schlager, Healthy Living Director at 810-732-9622 at the Pierson Y. Participants must be YMCA members.

One on One Training:

$25.00 per session or
$275.00 for a 12 session package ($25 Savings)

Group Training (2-4 Individuals):

$18.00 per session or $200.00 for a 12 session package ($16 Savings)
(Up to 4 Participants – Each Member Must Purchase Sessions)




Ariel holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University.  Ariel’s training philosophy is, “As a Personal Trainer it is my purpose to educate, inspire, encourage and motivate my clients to reach their greatest level of fitness.  In training sessions, I focus on cardiovascular, strength, endurance and flexibility exercises to improve fitness levels.  I strongly believe individuals will reach their greatest level of fitness with faith, confidence, dedication and hard work”.


Jimi has been personal training for over 25 years and hold certifications through the National Federation of Personal Trainers and the American Red Cross.  Jim’s training philosophy is, “Just enjoy your time in the gym and take your time and one day you will reach your goals”.


HeatherHeather has been personal training for approximately 15 years and is a Pro-Level athlete in the UFE Figure and Physique Division and a Masters Regional Cross Fit Athlete.  Heather’s training philosophy is, “There is a need for fitness and nutrition in the competitive and everyday world.  It is my passion to help people reach their goals and be healthy and provide strategy”.


PaulPaul has been personal training for over 14 years and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also Crossfit L-1 Certified.  Paul’s training philosophy is, “Keeping the mind and body functioning at a high level is imperative.  People of all ages must place priority on staying active”.