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Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a YMCA personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals faster, and have more fun along the way. Is your workout getting stale? Are you looking to get to the next level? Or do you just need some help getting started? A YMCA personal trainer will work with you to create a workout plan tailored to meet your needs and help guide you through it.

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Save on Personal Training Partner Packages


From now until May 15, save on all personal training partner packages at the YMCA. 

Partner Training Packages Regular Partner Package Price Promotional Partner Package Price
5 $ 475 $ 403.75
10 $ 900 $ 765
15 $ 1275 $ 1083.75

*Must be new to personal training at the YMCA for promotional pricing.


Take a look below for a breakdown of our personal training packages and pricing.








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 I am not sure if I need/want a trainer long-term and would like to check it out. I am comfortable with my regular workout schedule but am interested in learning new types of exercises, new ways of programming and how to take my workouts to the next level”. 

This number of sessions will allow members to work with a trainer and get a sense of the value of working one-on-one with a professional. 

This number of sessions is also the perfect choice for those interested in enhancing their existing workout. You currently train once a week or are looking for a check-up to ensure you are challenging yourself and working towards your goals in the most effective way. 



 “I am ready to make a commitment to my health and understand the difference it will make to work with a personal trainer on a regular basis” 

This number of sessions is designed for members looking to train 1-2 times a week with a trainer. A great option for a client who likes consistent one-on-one coaching and support during each of their workouts, but may occasionally like to work out on their own separately. You are comfortable with your workouts and the gym environment but you need some guidance to push onto the next level. 



 “I am ready to commit to a long-term training program and would like the best value training package available. I know my personal trainer is an inspirational coach and will do the best work with me to hit my goals” 

This number of sessions is for someone who understands the value a trainer can make to their long-term fitness goals and likes having someone to help them every step of the way to get to their goals. The best package for anyone committed to the long-term benefits of working with a personal trainer 2-3 days per week. 



Meet Our Trainers

Bob Chan-Kent Family YMCA




  • Canadian Fitness Professionals (CanFitPro)
  • British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA)
  • Diploma - Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
  • Urban Poling Inc - two Nordic Walking certifications: Fitness Technique and Rehab/Activator Technique
  • Older Adults, Concept 2 Rower, YMCA/YWCA & Osteoporosis Canada "Break Through" program, Fraser Health "Healthy Heart"

What do you specialize in as a Trainer: Pre and post-rehabilitation/physiotherapy, new and/or returning exercisers, diagnoses such as arthritis, balance issues (early onset Parkinson's), etc.

What do you look for in a client: Alive, willing to put in the work and be challenged from time to time. Clients who are enthusiastic about becoming more active and less sedentary.

What do you like about working at the YMCA: Sense of community, wonderful staff and members.

Hobbies: I enjoy hiking and eating chocolate but not at the same time


Qualifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

What do you specialize in as a Trainer: I have an interest in helping clients to lead healthy active lifestyles, helping clients to achieve goals in weight loss and muscle gain.

What do you look for in a client: I like working with clients who want to make a positive change in their health and body composition.

What do you like about working at the YMCA: Helping others achieve their goals.

Hobbies: Working out, going on hikes and practicing MMA.



  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • BCRPAS Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Coach
  • Athletics Canada Run
  • Jump and Throw Coach
  • Choose to Move and Active Age Coach
  • Osteofit Instructor

What do you specialize in as a Trainer: I specialize in older adult training, new to fitness, functional training, strength training for running and triathlon, core, and stability training. Certified since 1997 as a Group Fitness Instructor.

What do you look for in a client: I like a challenge and welcome individuals of all ages and backgrounds!

What do you like about working at the YMCA: The Y is a very welcoming, inclusive, and respectful place that supports leading a healthy lifestyle.

Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, and exploring new places with my family

Langara Family YMCA

Shirley Abi-Ad

Qualifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM, CPT), Athletics and Fitness Association of America, Group Fitness Instructor (AFFA, GFI), National Academy of Sports Medicine, Seniors Fitness Specialist (NASM, SFS) 

What you specialize in as a trainer: Small Group Training and Group Fitness, Fitness for Seniors

What do you look for in a client: Someone who works hard and is not afraid to step outside their comfort zone

Hobbies: Continuous Learning, exercising and spending time with family 

Fun Fact: I have four pets - two cats and two dogs

Jacky Luong

Qualifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer 

What you specialize in as a trainer: Performance training, general strength and conditioning, functional movement 

What do you look for in a client: Anybody who’s enthusiastic and shows up ready to work! 

Hobbies: I love playing sports like basketball, volleyball, hockey... and maybe some pickleball...?! Nonetheless, I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 

Fun Fact: I’ve dunked a basketball, and I have a big husky named Juneau

Reno Ranatunga


  • NASM CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM CNC (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Nutrition Coach

Years as fitness professional: 9 years

What you specialize in as a trainer:  Strength training, Basic Kickboxing

What do you look for in a client: Consistency and Interest to learn

Hobbies: Watching mixed martial arts, cooking and hanging out with my pets.

Fun Fact: I have two dogs

Robert Lee YMCA 


Qualifications: American Council on Exercise, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, certified spin instructor, certified aquafit instructor 

What you specialize in as a trainer: Functional training, strength training and mobility training 

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: I look forward to working with clients who are motivated about their fitness goals and keen to put in their 100% 

What you most like about working at the YMCA: Directly working with people in a meaningful and impactful way in a friendly environment. 

Hobbies out of work: Pottery, taekwondo and yoga 

Fun fact: I love watching martial artists break concrete blocks! 



  • Certified Personal Trainer - YMCA
  • Certified Personal Trainer - NASM (in progress)
  • Nutrition Certification - NASM (in progress)
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor - YMCA

What you specialize in as a trainer: Stabilization, Mobility, Calisthenics, Muscle Hypertrophy.

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: Those who seek progress in a structured way. Through commitment and willpower, we can achieve any goal together. Make every workout a fun workout.

Hobbies outside work: Gaming, Stepping, the beach, a good read!

Favorite quote: "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."


Qualifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer. Studying in Kinesiology. 

Years as a fitness professional: 13

What you specialize in as a trainer: Functional training, orthopedic exercise and youth fitness training specialist. Aquatics groups and personal training catering to individuals or groups with health conditions and pre & post-natal.

What you look for in a client: Any individual or group with the drive to change for the better. Clients enjoy exercising for stress relief, weight loss, health improvement/maintenance or just enjoyment.

What you like most about working at the YMCA: The people! From staff to clients, everyone is welcoming and warm. They make me feel like I am more than just part of the community; but part of a family.

Hobbies: Sports including volleyball, swimming & playing billiards. I love hiking and strolling in the park and the beach on a bright sunny weather.

Fun fact: I am a foodie with lactose intolerance.



  • American Council on Exercise.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Counselling.
  • 1st year anatomy and biology.

What you specialize in as a trainer: Functional, strength, and mobility training.

What you look for in a client and what type of clients you like to work with: Someone interested in learning new exercises and enjoying the process.

What about the Y you enjoy: The kind community.

Hobbies outside of work: Contemporary Jazz dance, walking the sea wall, snowboarding, and reading.

Fun fact: The core stabilizes the body and is your best friend.


Qualifications: BCRPA/NASM Personal Training Certification

What you specialize in as a trainer: Beginners and those looking to lose weight or improve their current routines.

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: Clients who are motivated and committed to the process. I am passionate about dismantling and re-establishing limiting beliefs that can form in relation to how we think about our bodies and exercise. My goal is to empower my clients' mind/ body connection while getting fit!

What you most like about working at the YMCA: The YMCA is passionate about inclusivity and accessibility for everyone in their community. What's not to like about that?

Fun fact: I have been a semi-professional vocalist/ musician and theatre performer since I was six. 


Qualifications: BCRPA Personal Training Certification

Years as a fitness professional: 13 years of experience

Years with the Y: 5 years

What you specialize in as a trainer: Beginner clients, those new to exercise and those whose main goal is weight loss

What type of client you like to work with: I prefer working with clients who are self-motivated to put the work in and we can focus on the plan and trusting the process. The fitness quest is not a comfortable one, but with my clients, we work on that quest in a controlled, well-thought-out way.

What it is about the Y you enjoy: The YMCA creates a welcoming and down-to-earth work environment, and also is an organization as a whole that takes an active role in supporting the community.

Hobbies outside of work: Work even more!

Fun fact: I take everything too seriously, so can’t think of anything fun!



  • Performance Therapy and Training Specialist
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Years as a fitness professional: 5 years

Years with the Y: 4 years

What you specialize in as a trainer: Optimizing Movement, functional stability training, mobility work, rehabilitation. Beginners in the gym/to exercise or advanced clients with a specific goal.

What type of client do you like to work with: Just be ready to listen & learn, whether you are a beginner or advanced, and show a passion for what I am teaching you.

What it is about the Y you enjoy: The people who I work with.

Hobbies outside of work: CrossFit.

Favorite quote: “Work for free or full price, never for cheap!”



  • CFES - Certified Personal Trainer
  • CFES Certified Weight Trainer
  • MOSSA Group Power Certified Instructor

Specializations: Weight training, Functional Training, and Weight Management.

Years with the Y: Since 2017 February as a volunteer, June 2017 hired as a PT/Fitness staff

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: Clients who are humbled, willing to learn/follow, committed, motivated, and persevering to work out/reach fitness goals.

What it is about the Y you enjoy: They are my second family. A community of respectful and uplifting staff and members.

Hobbies outside of work: Working out, watching movies and anime, hiking, Dragonboat paddling, volunteering with community, and supporting 2SLGBTQIA+.

Fun fact: I like food, sweets, and my beloved airfryer.



  • American Council of Exercise Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Spin instructor
  • Certified Zumba instructor
  • Certified Strong Nation Instructor
  • Certified BollyX instructor 

Years as a fitness professional: 7 years

Years with the Y: 7 years

What you specialize in as a trainer: Bodybuilding, Weight loss, Injury Rehab, Functional Training, and Sport Conditioning.

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: Looking for clients that are coachable, have the drive, and are dedicated.

What is it about the Y you enjoy: I enjoy the Y because it feels like a community and everyone is friendly.

Hobbies outside of work: Outside of work I like to compete in bodybuilding, play pickleball and volleyball, and dance.

Fun fact: You'll notice me as the instructor because I am the one with the most luminous outfit!

Philosophy: It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!



  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer & NASM
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist 

Years as fitness professional: 11 years

Years with the Y: 9 years

What you specialize in as a trainer: Corrective Exercise, Performance Training, General Strength and Conditioning.

What you look for in a client and what type of client you like to work with: Anyone that shows up with a positive attitude, ready to put the work in, desires results, and can handle some tough love. I like the challenge of teaching a novice trainee what it takes to perform well.

Hobbies outside work: Art, Travel, Leisure, and developing my craft as an educator of human performance and movement.

Fun fact: I am a pro graphic designer.

Frequently Asked Questions about YMCA Personal Training

What is the process for getting personal training sessions?

We start with a 30-minute consultation. Visit us at the membership desk or fill out the form online on our website to send through an enquiry. Give your availability to train and we can then pair you up with a trainer.

What does the consultation involve?

This is a complimentary sit-down session with one of our trainers. It generally involves some questions relating to your lifestyle and goals and gives you a broader idea of whether one-on-one training is something that would suit you.

What are the prices for personal training?

5 pack of sessions - $350 ($70 per session)

10 pack of sessions - $650 ($65 per session)

15 pack of sessions - $900 ($60 per session)

Why have the package sizes changed?

The new model rewards our long-term, repeat clients. Rather than put on discounts once or twice a year and clients load up with a discount, this provides the opportunity for consistency in training and gives both the client and the Y a better opportunity to plan for future months of training.

Are there any discounts available?

Yes, if you are a regular long-term client, you have the opportunity for a discount. If you purchase a 15 pack of sessions before your current 15 pack expires, you receive one free session (a 16th session).

How should I contact my trainer?

Email is the best way to contact your trainer once you have completed your consultation, arranged your first training, and paid for your sessions.

What if I need to reschedule a session?

Make sure you re-schedule more than 24 hours before your booked session as per the cancellation policy. You can then work with your trainer to find a date that works best.

If I am not sure if training is for me, what are my options?

There is no obligation to purchase a package once you have a consultation. The Y offers free workouts online through our Y-Thrive and Y-Home platforms that you can use as an alternative.

Can I get a refund on a YMCA personal training package I have purchased?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds.

Is there an expiry on my package?

Yes, all sessions expire six months from the date of purchase.