Personal Training

Personal Trainer assisting couple on the treadmills - attend your free new member orientation and assessment

 

Our nationally certified trainers design an individually-specialized workout plan that will meet your specific goals. We look forward to working with you and helping you meet your wellness goals. 

All of our personal trainers maintain nationally recognized personal training certifications. Premier personal trainers have no less than three years of experience coupled with either a nationally recognized certification or a specialized degree. 

MEET OUR OUTSTANDING PERSONAL TRAINERS

JAN BAKER

Jan

Jan began her career in fitness in 2012 after devoting nearly 20 years to community educational outreach with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Currently, she instructs a variety of group exercise classes ranging from gentle yoga to HIIT as well as personal training. 

Jan believes that each person's path to health wellness is unique and should be individualized based on your needs. Since joining the YMCA of Central Virginia, she has also become a certified instructor for the Diabetes Prevention Program, EnhanceFitness, and Livestrong at the YMCA. She enjoys being outside in nature whenever possible.

LEANNA JOHSNON

LEANNA

“I began my personal training career in 2015. I started working at the YMCA in February of 2017. I train people of all ages and all fitness levels. My priority is to help individuals make lifestyle changes that will improve their fitness, diet, health and well-being. I educate and motivate my clients to be stronger every day and push themselves to new limits. I also believe in preventative care of ailments and chronic conditions through diet and exercise.”

Certifications: 

  • ACSM Exercise Physiologist 

  • Functional Movement Screen- FMS 

  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor 

Education: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science-Liberty University 



 

Austin Deshner

Austin

Austin is highly passionate about health and fitness as he has personally competed in weightlifting, CrossFit, and participated in Spartan Races.

Austin has been training and coaching for over 6 years. He has worked with highly competitive athletes, beginners, and those with injuries.

"I love working with people to optimize performance and minimize injury within individual goals. I believe we are body, mind, and spirit and all three are tightly integrated and all need attention for one to be a truly healthy person."

 

Andrea Lassiter

Andrea

"I have been a nationally certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2007. I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Liberty University as well as extensive training in Russian Kettlebells and Functional Movement Systems.

My training style is whole body functional movements which consists of exercises that require you to use your entire body and core stability to perform each movement. My focus is to help my clients achieve and maintain their personal level of optimal physical health, perform everyday activities such as moving furniture with ease and injury prevention.

In my spare time I enjoy boot camp style exercising, attending activities with my kids, and planning and organizing absolutely everything."