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)



Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health/Fitness Instruction from Grand Valley State University. Her training philosophy is, “Fitness is about seeing what your body can do, rather than what it can look like. Success in it is not measured in pounds lost, but instead in miles run, pounds lifted, and an improved outlook.” Sarah’s passion for fitness comes from her athletic back ground where she feels that sports and fitness has provided some of her best memories and proudest moments. She has seen family members struggle with preventative disease due to unhealthy lifestyles, and want to inspire and empower others to be happy & healthy.


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”.