WELLNESS PROGRAMS

  • Our wellness classes focus on working out in a supportive, fun and safe environment that promotes positive healthy choices. We have programs for all ages and experience levels.

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Programs to enhance your health and well being

At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier, and our wellness programs are designed to help.

Wellness is about being active, making healthy choices, and feeling great in mind, body and spirit. Classes, seminars, and personal training at the YMCA address every angle to get you on the path to a better, healthier you.

  • Preschool & Youth

    Get your kids active inside and outside with one of our preschool or youth wellness classes. If you’re looking for classes to teach your child proper exercise and stretching technique so they can work out with you in our Wellness Center, these are just what you need. Boys Rock, Strong Girls, Superhero Workout and Kids Run the Y are some of the wellness classes we have to offer. Search the program listings below to view the programs.

  • Teen & Adult

    Stay active and focused with one of our teen or adult wellness classes. If you’re looking to focus on your strength, cardio, and endurance, these classes are just what you need. Adult Running Club, Personal Training, Pure SYNGERY, and Warrior Workout are some of the classes we have to offer at the Y. We also have seminars and classes that focus on relieving stress, improving your diet, and making healthy choices overall. Search the program listings below to see what we have to offer this session.

  • Nashua Personal Trainers

    CJ WHITE

    Specialties
    Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Progressive Calisthenics, and Strength Training with Both General and Special Populations.

    Personal Training Philosophy
    My martial arts instructor once said, “There is nothing that you cannot do–only that which you cannot do yet.” I train people using this mentality and two key concepts: movement and ability. You can’t do push-ups (yet), so you’ll do kneeling push-ups. You can’t clean (yet), so you’ll deadlift. You can’t run a marathon (yet), so you’ll run a mile. If someone somewhere can do it, then it’s possible to build up the ability to do so. In this way, movement, and dedication to engaging in movement, leads to ability. Training, in turn, is achieving (and the process of seeking to achieve) the physical abilities you desire.

    A Little More About CJ
    CJ is currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell working towards his BS in Exercise Physiology and his BA in Sociology. He has been training in martial arts for over a decade, primarily studying Kenpo Karate, Jujitsu, and Pressure Point Fighting. CJ plays the guitar, piano, and trumpet. He also enjoys reading, especially books from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

    Credentials

    • ACSM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
    • FMSC (Functional Movement Screen Certified)
    • FAS (Functional Aging Specialist)
    • UMass Lowell:
      • Anticipated BS in Exercise Physiology (2017)
      • Anticipated BA in Sociology (2017)
    • 2nd Degree Brown Belt in Kenpo Karate, Jujitsu, and Pressure Point Fighting

    MEGHAN GERVAIS

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Meghan loves to help people discover their full potential by helping reach their personal fitness goals. She advocates for finding a form of exercise that is truly enjoyable, so it becomes a hobby rather than another thing to put on your to-do list. She strongly believes that making healthy lifestyle changes can improve an individual’s total well-being, particularly their stress level and overall mental health.

    A Little More About Meghan
    Meghan originally went to school to study physical therapy, but her interest in personal training was sparked while working as an intern at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning during her summer breaks. Since them, she has worked at UMass Lowe”s fitness center, and was a physical education student teacher in the Lawrence Elementary School system. She loves the ability to help people develop healthy habits that can transform their lives. Meghan can usually be found doing anything outdoors, either hiking with her friends or skiing once the snow falls!

    Credentials
    • B.S. in Exercise Physiology, minor in Nutrition from UMass Lowell
    • Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM

    MARYANN KABARSKY

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Maryann believes in keeping it real and sees each client as a whole, unique individual. She works with them to achieve realistic goals and takes the time to listen. As a graduate of a women’s college, she is passionate about teaching and encouraging adolescent girls and young women to believe in themselves and to reach their highest potential.

    A Little More About Maryann
    After college, Maryann spent years working in the Boston academic and art world with little thought of working out. After the birth of her son and a significant weight gain, she hired a personal trainer who changed her life. She has volunteered with Special Olympics and with Fitness University. She has an art studio in Lowell, MA and is currently developing art workshops for children and adults to inspire personal growth.

    Credentials

    • Certified Personal Trainer with the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
    • Diploma, National Personal Training Institute, Waltham MA
    • B.A. in Art History/Art/English, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
    • Certified TRX Suspension Training Instructor
    • Certificate in Kettlebell Strength Training, NPTI
    • Prescribe the Y Fitness Instructor

    BETHANY AZEVEDO

    Specialties
    Post rehab, sports conditioning, core strength and yoga.

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Bethany has over 20 years of experience. She has had the privilege to work with nationally ranked athletes, recreational athletes and many rehabbing from injury. Bethany enjoys creating SMART goals with her clients. Whether it is to improve performance or getting back to daily life activities pain free. During sessions with her clients, Bethany’s primary focus is on good posture, proper technique and safety and above all having fun!

    A Little More About Bethany
    Bethany was a collegiate athlete. She has completed 3 Boston Marathons. She now enjoys adventure races and sprint triathlons. She understands how injuries can slow you down and the patience it takes to fully recover. She is a proud mother of 3 girls and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

    Credentials
    • B.S. in Nutrition with a concentration in Exercise Science
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist with the NSCA
    • 200-hour certified yoga teacher

    TYLER PENN

    Specialties
    Working with special populations, Youth athletes, and General health and fitness seekers.

    Personal Training Philosophy
    My goal and philosophy as a trainer is to not just be a Fitness Trainer, but rather a Fitness professional. With that said, I strive to deliver the most effective and safe programs for clients that are individually tailored to each client’s needs and desires for the best result regardless of age, fitness level, gender, or goals.

    A Little More About Tyler
    I found my love for health and fitness through playing soccer with the US Men’s Paralympic national team and shortly after decided to pursue my degree in Exercise Science to eventually land a career as a Personal Trainer. Beyond being in the gym and training clients I love playing golf, reading and furthering my education, sprinting up hills with my eight year old boxer and being competitive with my twin brother.

    Credentials

    • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Health Science from Keene State College
    • International Sports Science Association Certified Fitness Trainer
    • Crossfit Level 1 certified trainer
    • Crossfit Endurance running certified trainer

    DENNIS COLEMAN

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Dennis enjoys working with members and assisting them in reaching their personal fitness goals. In conjunction with the Y philosophy of Health Living, Dennis believes that he can help people reach and maintain their own personal level of Health and Well Being.

    A Little More About Dennis
    Dennis likes to personally practice Yoga, Qi Gong and to walk with his family along with their dog, Penny Lane. Dennis also enjoys traveling in the USA. Dennis has coached Basketball and played many sports. He is an avid sports fan and watches a variety of sporting events. Dennis stays in touch with the latest trends in the fitness industry and looks forward to learning new and exciting techniques and ideas that his is able to share with members.

    Credentials
    • ACE Personal Trainer since 2007
    • YogaFit Instructor
    • Qi Gong and Tai Chi Instructor
    • Silver Sneakers Instructor
    • LiveStrong Exercise Instructor
    • Y Healthy Steps Instructor
    • Reiki Teacher and Master
    • Basketball Coach

    MICHELLE KARAVANIC

    Specialties
    Small & Large Group Training, Group Exercise, Pilates, Bootcamp and Kickboxing

    A Little More About Michelle
    Michelle is a wife and a mom of 2 living in Nashua who has always had a passion for the gym and fitness. After starting a family and taking a pause from her own fitness goals, she decided to get back into fitness by attending group classes. It helped her stay healthy and strong throughout pregnancy and recovery. Being inspired by her own change, she decided to take a leap and join the fitness industry to help and inspire others.

    Credentials
    • AFFA Group Exercise Fitness Instructor
    • SCW Personal Training
    • SCW Boot Camp
    • ISCA Kickboxing
    • Powder Blue Productions Turbo Kick
    • Endurance Pilates Training

    AGA NYBERG

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Aga believes that fitness is about making positive changes, improving and enhancing everyday life, and discovering your own physical potentials. She likes to make sure everyone enjoys their time in the gym by providing professional guidance, helping them to reach their goals, teaching proper technique, and preventing injury. Exercising is for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding something you enjoy doing.

    A Little More About Aga
    Aga grew up in Krakow Poland, and after college she moved to the US to start her life and family. As an everyday gym goer and yoga fan, she realized that exercising is what she loves, and there is nothing better than having a job you are passionate about. Her journey began with becoming certified in Group Fitness and Yoga, and 7 years ago she started teaching a variety of classes at the YMCA in CT. After moving to NH, she’s continued working for the Y, and recently became a personal trainer. She is looking forward to promoting healthy living, and helping every member of the Y to achieve what life should be about: vitality, strength, beauty, confidence and self-respect.

    Credentials
    • AFAA Personal Trainer
    • AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
    • Fit Yoga Level 1 and 2
    • Kids Yoga
    • Senior Yoga
    • Cardio Kickboxing
    • Piloxing

    DAN ROTATORI

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Dan’s philosophy is simple: train smart. Whether I am working with an athlete or with a general client, my job is to help you reach your goals while staying injury free. I will develop an individualized program based off of the needs of each client to ensure they reach their specific goal.

    A Little More About Dan
    Dan was a three sport athlete in high school playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He continued his lacrosse career collegiately at Endicott College and Springfield College. After graduating from Springfield College, Dan was hired as the head strength and conditioning coach for Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where he saw success programming and training 17 teams and 250 student athletes. After a semester at Clark, he decided that coaching lacrosse and personal training were his passions which led him to where he is today. He is currently the assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Daniel Webster College in Nashua and a personal trainer here at the Nashua Y.

    Credentials
    • NSCA-CSCS
    • Bachelors of Science from Springfield College in Applied Exercise Science

    DIANA NEWMAN

    Specialties
    Older adults, Strength Training, Flexibility, Balance & Fall Prevention

    Personal Training Philosophy

    Our bodies were made to move so let’s go. I enjoy helping people set and achieve their wellness goals. Exercise inspires creativity amid life’s challenges.

    A Little More About Diana
    Saturday mornings she can be found taking step aerobics at 9am with Joy at the Merrimack Y followed by yoga class. Outdoor activities include biking, walking & cross country skiing. She has recently signed up for the Y golf classes so she can remain active when step aerobics is no longer an option.

    Credentials
    • ACE Personal Trainer
    • Strong Living Strength Training for Seniors
    • Fit & Strong Silver Sneakers
    • Tai Chi for Arthritis
    • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
    • Anatomy & Physiology Nashua Community College
    • Senior YogaFit
    • American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, Adult & Child

  • Merrimack Personal Trainers

    RENEE ARCHER

    Personal Training Philosophy
    Working out should be fun and challenge your whole body. Every now and then you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. While age and injuries can be factors, they shouldn’t determine your fitness goals.

    A Little More About Renee
    Renee coaches high school track and field and is also pursuing a Master’s in Public Health.

    Credentials
    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer • Health Fitness Specialist

     

    SETH ZEIGLER

    Personal Training Philosophy
    I enjoy working with a variety of clients, with goals ranging from losing weight and improving overall health, to training for high intensity endurance events, like marathon and Ironman triathlon.
    I also work with many clients to rehabilitate injuries, improve function, and address muscle imbalances. Having been through the weight loss process myself, and also having participated in various endurance events, I can relate to many of my client’s goals and experiences from personal experience.

    A Little More About Seth

    I love the outdoors- cycling, running, and hiking are three of my favorite activities. My wife Sharon and I live in Amherst and take full advantage of all that beautiful New Hampshire has to offer. Community service is also a focus of mine; I am a member of Milford Rotary, and serve on the Board of Directors for the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club.

    Credentials
    • Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM • Whole Health Educator, NIWH • Certified Running Coach, RRCA • LiveSTRONG Instructor

    CHERYL PELTAK

    About Cheryl
    My journey with the YMCA began 18 years ago as a volunteer aerobics instructor. That opportunity has turned into a career with the Y as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. It is a true pleasure to work with so many members, and to be a part of their personal wellness journey. It is extremely rewarding when a client or class participant expresses to me how grateful they are for my guidance and support. I am also blessed to have countless friendships throughout the YMCA community.

    On a personal note, I enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family, especially biking, skiing and snowshoeing.

    Credentials

    • ACE, CPT, 2004 • LiveSTRONG Instructor, 2013 • YogaFit Trained Yoga Instructor, 2002 • Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spin Instructor, 2007 • TRX Suspension Trained, 2010

    KARRI-ANN GREENHALGE

    Personal Training Philosophy
    No one is created the same nor should any program be the same. My favorite part of this job is teaching new modifications and exercises to our members. Working with a variety of populations and getting to know each participant’s background is a unique perk to being a trainer. My goal for each person I work with is to create sustainable, lifelong changes in their pursuit of healthy living.

    A Little More About Karri-Ann
    Right now I’m taking prerequisite courses at Manchester Community College to prepare me for graduate school. Eventually I would like to establish a career in the field of rehabilitation. Outside of work and school I enjoy travelling to visit friends, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.

    Credentials
    • B.S. Health Science: Nutrition • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist • Silver Sneakers Classic and Cardio

    AMY DOYLE

    Personal Training Philosophy
    My training philosophy is based on both traditional and current fitness concepts; this ensures that clients & participants achieve the best possible experience. Making sure that exercises are carried out in a safe, effective and fun way is key. I love learning and sharing new exercises to keep my classes fresh and engaged. Keeping in mind that each person may be on a different fitness path and have different challenges, “what works for YOU” is the foundation I like to build upon.

    A Little More About Amy
    Outside of the YMCA I enjoy hiking with my husband and 3 young children. I love running and swimming. I coach and race for The Gate City Striders and teach exercise classes for PeerFIT, a Dartmouth College study.

    Credentials
    • Certified Personal Trainer, NCCPT • Group Exercise, YMCA • Running Coach, USATF • Swimming Coach, ASCA

WELLNESS PROGRAM LISTINGS

  • Nashua Branch

  • One on One Personal Training

Program Date: 08/01/2016 to 07/31/2017

Monthly Personal Training- Two times per week

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • One on One Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

12 1/2 Hour Sessions MERRIMACK

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Group Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

3 1 Hour Sessions Personal Training-3 Members

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • One on One Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

5 1 Hour Sessions MERRIMACK

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Group Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

3 1 Hour Sessions Personal Training-4 Members

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • One on One Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

5 1/2 Hour Sessions MERRIMACK

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Nashua Branch

  • Group Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

8 1 Hour Sessions Personal Training-2 Members

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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  • Merrimack Branch

  • One on One Personal Training

Program Date: 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2017

8 1 Hour Sessions MERRIMACK

Looking to take the next (or first!) step? Let one of our nationally certified trainers take you to the next level. Work one on one or with a friend but receive a personalized workout and attention. We can help you reach your goals!

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