Meet Our Personal Trainers

Select your branch below to read about our personal trainers!

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

MOORER YMCA

NORTH MOBILE FAMILY YMCA

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA

PAMELA ANDERSON

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA & JOHN MCCLURE SNOOK FAMILY YMCA

BIO

Originally from New Jersey, my husband and I relocated to beautiful South Alabama in 2002. I have been part of the South Alabama Y Team since 2009 mainly at our John McClure Snook Family YMCA branch, and more recently at our Bounds Family YMCA branch.  Helping people move better, gain strength, increase endurance and improve mobility is my passion.  My goal for clients is that they feel empowered physically, as well as emotionally, throughout their training process.  There is nothing more exciting for me than to take that journey with a client and see them achieve their goals! When I am not at the Y, I spend time with my family, either watching my daughter on the volleyball court/beach or my son  playing soccer or basketball. 

Motto: Never miss a Monday


Favorite Exercise: Plank

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM
Women’s Fitness Specialist NASM
Cycling Instructor
Group Fitness Instructor

Mornings and early afternoons

Women’s Fitness
AOA (Active Older Adults)
Group Women’s Training
Ocean County College

PATTY HEIN

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA & JOHN MCCLURE SNOOK FAMILY YMCA

BIO

In 2000, I became a Personal Trainer so I could help others feel good– not just physically but mentally and spiritually too.  I love helping people but wanted to help in a way that would last them a lifetime, not just for a “moment”.  That is what I love about being a trainer – I can help people set goals and reach them.  No matter the goal… weight loss or gaining strength, starting a workout or needing to change up an existing workout, recovering from an injury/surgery or building on what you are already doing… I am here to help you reach whatever goals you are trying to achieve. Life is worth living and should be lived with a smile.

Motto: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Favorite Exercise: Squats

Personal Trainer – NASM                                                                  Group Fitness Instructor – FiTOUR                                                  Silver Sneakers Classic and Enerchi                                                      Boga Board                                                                                      Stability Ball

 

Corrective Exercise                                                                                Strength Training                                                                            Weight Loss                                                                                  Recovery Training                                                                      Functional Training                                                                              AOA (Active Older Adults)                                                                Group Women’s Training 

 

Health Science – South University (in progress)

 

 

Bounds Family YMCA Personal Trainer

CANDI WILLIAMS

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I started my fitness journey in 2012.  Here at the YMCA, I found inner strength and built self confidence learning and training in Powerlifting.  This drove me to work hard and overcome obstacles and fears of competing on my own.  Being mostly self taught, and learning from friends made along the way, I managed to train, compete and win in numerous categories.  My passion for fitness has provided me opportunities to teach others how to develop personal goals and successfully reach them through exercise, strength training and nutrition.

Motto: Strength does not come from the  physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will

Favorite Exercise: The squat, bench press and the deadlift – the three big lifts that can demonstrate overall power and strength

Personal Trainer – ISSA
Nutrition Coach – ISSA
Strength Training
Powerlifting
Nutrition
Weight Loss
Bounds Family YMCA Personal Trainer

Miles

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA

BIO

Following a 30-year career in the Hospitality Industry, back surgery led me to the gym, working out, gaining strength and flexibility and achieving weight loss.  I enjoy working with all fitness enthusiasts – from teenagers to seniors who want to achieve their fitness goals, lose weight, improve self esteem and feel and be their best!

Motto: Patience and Persistence

Certified Personal Trainer– AFAA
Strength Training– NASM
Senior Fitness
Osteoporosis
Suspension Training for Seniors
Injury Prevention
Yoga
Aquatics

Strength Training
Toning Muscle
Cardiovascular Training
Weight Loss
Fat Loss Targeting

Audio Engineering School, New Orleans

Beth

BOUNDS FAMILY YMCA

BIO

Beth started her fitness journey at the Shelby County YMCA in 1999 where she obtained a multitude of certifications including YMCA Strength and  Conditioning.  Beth has experience training all ages and demographics but particularly loves working with  active older adults.  Helping people obtain, or maintain, their optimum level of health is what she strives for with each client.  Beth is a breast cancer survivor that understands the challenges of  maintaining a healthy lifestyle post cancer and would love to help you get started on your own journey to health and wellness.

Motto: “Exercise is a journey, not a destination.  It must be continued for the rest of your life.  We do not stop because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.” – Kenneth H. Cooper

Favorite Exercise: Anything in the water! I feel water is a forgiving medium allowing a more challenging workout without the impact on the joints.

YMCA Strength and Conditioning
FiTOUR Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Group Fitness
AEA (Aquatics Exercise Association)
Tivity Health Silver Sneakers
Classic Mad Dogg SPINNING
Les Mills BODYPUMP
Active Older Adults
Aqua Fitness
Cancer Survivors
BA in Marketing – University of Iowa
AA in Business

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

Jonathan Beasley

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I am 20 years old and a student at the University of South Alabama. I have been training for 3 years with a focus in athletics.

Motto: Physically Strong, Mentally Awake and Morally Straight

Certified Personal Trainer – FiTOUR

 

Monday – Friday: 5am – 1pm

 

Michelle Daoust

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I have been a personal trainer for 32 years.  I have a M.S in Exercise Physiology.

Motto: You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them

AFAA
NASM

Tuesday –  Mid morning

 

My specialty is training active older adults or those recovering from an injury or surgery.

 

 

Jacque Johnson

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I have been a fitness instructor for 20 years and a personal trainer for 10 years.  It is a personal connection that makes the difference with a personal training client.  I like traveling, decorating, reading, meditating, and yoga.

Motto: You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them

Personal Training – FiTOUR
Advanced Pilates
Yoga
Mad Dogg SPINNING
Group Fitness – AFAA
Resist-a-Ball
Personal Fitness
Strength and Balance
Health and Wellness

Jessica Pauls

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I grew up in Mississippi and I am 34 years old. I am married and have a son named Ryker. I have been a trainer since 2007and have been working for the YMCA since 2015.

 

Personal Trainer – AFAA
TRX Suspension Training
Tivity Health Silver Sneakers Classic
HIIT
Pur Motion
Reformer Pilates
Monday – Friday
5-10am; 4-7pm
Muscle Building
Competition Prep
Muscle Endurance

Elicia Lynch

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

Being an athlete, I’ve always been active and interested in fitness and how the body works. I have a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and I’ve worked for the YMCA since 2009, where I started as an intern.

I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done

Personal Trainer – AFAA
TRX Suspension Training
Tivity Health Silver Sneakers Classic
HIIT
Pur Motion

Catering to client’s needs while customizing plans to meet their goals.

 

Sarah Lamb

HEARIN-CHANDLER FAMILY YMCA

BIO

I am 18 years old and have a huge passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals.  I’m training to compete in American Ninja Warrior and plan to be the shortest woman competitor to complete the run up the warped wall.

Motto: Do your best and forget the rest

Certified Personal Trainer – FiTOUR
Sports Nutrition – ISSA
Group Exercise Instructor
Cycle Instructor

Wednesday 5am-11am; early Tuesday and Thursday mornings

 

MOORER YMCA

Nicole Moore

MOORER YMCA

BIO

I love working with just about everyone. It is rewarding to prove to our members that they are capable of doing things they   didn’t know they could do before. I like keeping people moving now and being able to still move years down the road. I always strive to put 100% of my focus on clients.  I want my sessions to be a safe space where my clients feel secure being able to talk with me about anything. Essentially, I strive to make personal training a part of the day my clients look forward to.

Motto: Consistency, discipline and effort are the most important qualities to help keep a healthy lifestyle

Favorite Exercise: Burpee

Certified Personal Trainer– FiTOUR
Group Exercise Instructor – AFFA
Les Mills BODYPUMP
Les Mills RPM
Mad Dogg SPINNING
TRX Suspension Training

mornings and midday

 

Interval Training
Functional Fitness
Strength TrainingM
Aerobic Training
Core Training

NORTH MOBILE FAMILY YMCA

North Mobile Personal Trainer

Dawn Steadham

NORTH MOBILE FAMILY YMCA

BIO

As a wife, mom, and grandmother too, I believe we owe it to ourselves and to our families to strive to live a healthy lifestyle, which to me, involves body, mind, and spirit.  I am striving in my own life to constantly improve myself in all three areas. Fitness truly is a journey and, as a fellow traveler, I want to encourage and help others as we go. My personal fitness journey began in 2006 when my father started having major health problems and I realized that I was following in that path. I knew I had to make changes for my health’s sake. I became an active member of the Y, lost 65lbs., and began an accidental, yet I believe, God-led path into becoming a fitness instructor and personal trainer.  My focus is to help you identify your fitness goals, design an exercise program that fits your needs, and guide you along that path.  Your achievement is mine too!

Motto: Fitness is a journey, not a destination

Certified Personal Trainer – NASM
Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM
Certified Nutrition Coach (in progress) – NASM
Certified Group Fitness Instructor – AFAA
Advanced Aqua Instructor – FiTOUR
Advanced Personal Trainer – FiTOUR
Silver Sneakers Certified Instructor
TRX Qualified
Aquatic Based Training
Human Movement Optimization (Corrective Exercise)
Functional Fitness
Older Adults
Women over 40