Personal Training

Personal Training

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Knox County YMCA Certified Personal Trainers are available to YMCA members as well as non-members. The personal training program is based on your individual needs and limitations. Only personal trainers who are staff members of the YMCA may provide personal training within Knox County YMCA facilities. Sessions are offered one-on-one, semi-private and small group training. Sessions must be paid in full before they can be used, and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


There are so many reasons why working with a Certified Personal Trainer can benefit you, such as added variety to your workouts, maximizing your time, specific personal attention, enhanced results and increased support. 


We believe in health and well-being for everyone. We are here for you, to help you grow in spirit, mind, and body. At the Y, you will be part of a welcoming and nurturing environment where together we will achieve the results you have always wanted. No matter where you start, we can help you get to where you want to be.


Mary Royse

Mary's exposure to group fitness and the fitness industry as an adolescent inspired her to pursue personal training at a professional level as an adult. She loves helping clients reach their goals through fun, functional and safe programming. Mary is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association. She has specialized training in Martial Fitness Kickboxing, HIIT, Bootcamp and Kettlebells.

Alexandria Hall

Alex is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and an ACE Certified Health Coach. She became interested in health and fitness through her own personal wellness journey, and has become passionate about helping others reach their goals!

April Smykal 

"Fitness and nutrition are a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. I focus on quality over quantity. I want my clients to feel empowered so they can break through the barriers! With hard work, dedication, discipline and desire, together we can accomplish your goals! Fitness is here to be enjoyed!"

April is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Les MillsĀ® RPM Instructor and Wellness Coach. She loves spending time with family, going on vacations to the beach and soaking up the sun!

Danny Lim 

"Being smarter at what you do in life also goes with trying to maintain a healthier and leaner lifestyle. I want my clients to enjoy the wonders of losing weight a few pounds at a time, even with their busy life schedules. I did through my own personal wellness journey through calisthenics and strength training! Together we can make a difference!"

Danny is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Les MillsĀ® RPM Instructor. He loves seeing art in all forms and listening to good music to clear his mind!


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One-On-One 30-Minute Motivator

Fast and fun results driven workout with a Certified Personal Trainer. These workouts are a great way to begin or end your day. Fully customizable schedule for how often and when you work together. 

One-On-One 60-Minute Full Potential

On-on-one personal training sessions with a Certified Personal Trainer. One hour sessions include fitness assessment, cardio respiratory training, resistance training and personal coaching. Fully customizable  schedule for how often and when you work together

Semi-Private Training

A great way to get results and  motivate each other by training with two to three individuals under the direction of a Certified Personal Trainer. Fully customizable schedule for how often and when you work together. 

Small Group Training

Small group personal training offers clients the enthusiasm and encouragement from a group environment while still getting personalized attention and fitness routines.                            

*Minimum of four participants per group. 


Please contact Kelly Corbin, Associate Executive Director at 309-344-1324 with any questions regarding Personal Training. 

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Our Success Stories

After six months of personal training sessions, one of our clients tripped and fell at church, causing her to need a knee replacement! After getting up from that fall, she told everyone that if that would have happened one year ago, she probably would have been really bad off, but since she had been working with a trainer she was stronger and able to recover from that fall with no problems! Personal training works!