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Meet Kerr's Personal Trainers

YMCA Personal Training is a one-on-one session with a personal fitness trainer. Personal training will be offered with additional social distancing protocols in place at this time.

Our personal trainers are educated professionals often with years of experience who can help any YMCA member including working professionals, new moms, seniors and triathletes.

YMCA personal trainers come from as many different backgrounds and walks of life as our members do, and we take great care in matching members with the right personal trainer. 

Learn more about our team of personal trainers at Kerr, and see additional details about getting started here.

Ron Bellamy

Certified Personal Trainer & NCHSAA Football Coach
Additional Specialties: Strength Training, Teen Conditioning & Adult Weight Loss

Ron brings 20+ years of training and coaching experience to the Y! His motto is "strength builds confidence" and he has a passion for creating personalized workout plans based on individual goals, whether it be a young athlete with a sport-specific focus or an adult focused on active longevity.

Julie Bradshaw

Certifications & Specialties: Fitness For All Ages, Circuit-Style Resistance Training & Core/Balance/Stability.

Julie enjoys personal training and leading group fitness. She believes that "fitness is not a destination, but a journey that can empower, excite and inspire the body, mind and spirit."

Her mission is to keep fitness fun and use it to help others discover the fulfillment and euphoria of moving, strengthening and challenging the body.

Katy Coombs

B.S. in Exercise Science, Certified Personal Trainer, Speed Specialist, Postpartum & Pregnancy Corrective Exercise Specialist and Spartan SGX Coach

"I enjoy being able to run, and run fast. I also enjoy finding new ways to strengthen the body to be able to perform at its peak. My certifications as a Speed Specialist and a Spartan SGX coach mean that I can train you to move faster, with more power and agility, to help you get ready for your next event.  

Fitness is more than just being in shape.  It’s about being able to function normally in order to perform everyday activities. As a mother of six, I know what it’s like to want to get back into shape, get back into running and racing, and basically get your life back.  Getting to that point can take some time, but with the proper Postpartum Corrective Exercise techniques, I can help you get there!" 

Brandon Gainey

Specialties: Weight Training (including Strong Man), Athletic Training & Nutrition

Brandon is a dedicated fitness professional with a background that includes competing in basketball at the collegiate level. Brandon brings a dedication to serving his community to his training work and enjoys the opportunity ot encourage, motivate and accompany his training partners on their unique fitness journeys (health maintenance, strength training, weight loss and more).

Sue Payne

Certified Personal Trainer

Sue brings a wealth of experience and her educational background in Exercise, Sports Science and Nutrition to our Kerr team.

"I believe exercise needs to be fun! Doing activities that you enjoy as well as changing up your routine can help. Feeling stuck? Not sure where to begin? I can help! I bring a different way of exercise to my clients. Adding new & fun exercise stations that you may have never done before. Challenging the body in fun safe ways will help people reach their goals and get over any plateaus they are facing. Let me know if I can help! I look forward to working with you! :)"

Tom Shank

Certified Personal Trainer

Tom's background as a business professional with an on-the-go schedule allows him excel in crafting training plans that are time-efficient and results-oriented. He prioritizes matching your schedule and goals with a personalized plan to achieve the flexibility, cardio and strength conditioning that you want to focus on.

Beth Stout

Certifications & Specialties: Personal Training, Nutrition and Group Exercise

Beth has served clients of all ages and fitness levels in bootcamps, small groups and 1:1 training. She is adept at customizing to the goals and interests of her clients. A community-focused member of the Y team, her goal is to help her clients thrive in personal training, and find their personal tribe in the YMCA community. Her specific experience with YMCA's Medical Membership Programs means she is interested in serving the whole person - body, mind and spirit.   

Cheryl Williams

Certified Personal Trainer, Diabetes Prevention Healthy Lifestyle Coach & First Aid/CPro/AED
Additional Specialties: Injury Prevention & Rehab, Circuit Training, HIIT, Tone/Strength/Stability Training, Functional Fitness, Core Training & Diabetes Prevention 

A New York City native from the Bronx, Cheryl has always been physically active, and experience setbacks due to severe injuries that left her facing extended rehabilitation. Those challenges further fed her love of fitness that she shares with clients of all types - from beginners to those looking to push towards new heights. Cheryl values her client relationships and being a consistent source of direction, balance, motivation and accountability while they progress to obtainable goals.