Personal Training

Meet Your Goals

We offer a team of exceptionally skilled personal trainers, who will create a personalized training and nutrition regimen based on your needs and ensure that you accomplish your goals in the quickest and safest way possible. Because all personal training is done within the Y environment, we ensure you will be able to be comfortable and in your setting!

Our Trainers can address many needs such as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Strength Training
  • Toning
  • Circuit Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Sport Specific Workouts
  • Motivation
  • Accountability
  • Overall Wellness and Much More

Available Personal Trainers:

JUSSY SMITH   

Qualifications/Degrees/Collegiate Sports:
B.S. in Human Performance and Fitness, Emphasis Strength Training
Coaching Minor
NETA Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Certified GRIT Coach
NETA Strong and Sculpted Certified Trainer
NSU Collegiate Volleyball Athlete
Accomplishments:
2017 YMCA Employee of the Year
2015 NSU Health and Physical Education Major of the Year
2012 SD Miss Volleyball
Experience:
4 years Personal Training at YMCA
Specialties:
GRIT, HIIT, Body Boss, Circuit Training
Fun Fact:
I have a 2 year old chocolate Lab named Jagger
Training Video

EMILY NEWTON 

Qualifications:
South Dakota State University – Nutrition & Dietetics
Iowa State: Graduate College: Nutrition & Dietetic Internship
Certificate in Adult Weight Management
NETA CPT
NETA Maximum Interval Training
Human Performance Degree
Experience:
4 years nutrition education & personal training
Specialties:
CrossFit & HIIT training body fat reduction, muscle gain and increasing strength

 

KRISTINA KESSLER 

Qualifications/Degrees/Collegiate Sports:
College of St. Benedict, Track & Field (100M, 400M Relay, Triple Jump)
ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer
Oh Baby Fitness Prenatal & Postnatal Certified
CF-L1 Coach
Experience:
Personal Trainer 4 years
Group Fitness Instructor 7 years
Favorite Exercise Class:
CrossFit
Running
HIIT Classes

 

TRAN CUONG

Qualifications:
Human Performance Degree

Experience:
36 years of powerlifting and bodybuilding

Specialties:
Body fat reduction, muscle gain and strength training

Fun Fact:
1986 Mr. Aberdeen body building champion
2003 South Dakota power lifting champion
South Dakota squat record holder

ANN ERDMANN

Qualifications/Degrees/Collegiate Sports:
NETA- Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Weight Loss Management Specialist
Certified in Fitness Running Training
Experience:
2 Years Experience as Certified Personal Trainer
10 years in Competitive Running
Favorite Exercise/Class:
Running 
Core Class at the YMCA

SAM POND

Qualifications/Degrees/Collegiate Sports:
B.S. Athletic Training 
Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer
Collegiate Football Player
Experience:
1 year athletic training 
Specialties:
Throwing athletes, fat reduction, muscle gain and increasing strength
Post Injury Recovery


 
 
 

 

For more information about Personal Training and how we can help you reach your goals, contact Personal Training Director Daniel McCoy