Personal Trainers

Whether you are just starting a fitness routine, or need a little assistance to achieve your wellness goals, a YMCA personal trainer can help. Your trainer will provide professional assistance to improve strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance, cardiovascular health and achieve weight loss.

Sessions are $55, or $275 for 5 sessions.

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Stephen Hiter P.T.

Professional Certifications: 
Certified P.T. with American Council on Exercise
Red Cross CPR/AED
Ongoing training courses assigned by the YMCA

Education: BS in Community and Human Services

I will make my history and passion for exercise apply to your needs and goals of safety, health, and fitness. One of the biggest mistakes is to assume that starting & sticking with an activity program is easy or simple.

I want to understand the individual differences that each client brings to the client-trainer relationship. Defining short and long-term goals allow me to provide training solutions that are appropriate for each client's current health and fitness. With client input, I will deliver custom and individualized programs that work for you. Yes, I am focused on sets and repetitions, but my central focus is on creating positive experiences that develop and enhance program adherence. Rapport, Investigation, Planning, and Action are needed for basic to advanced performance. Every exercise need is as important as the other.

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Candace Richards

Personal Trainer

In high school, I was super into fitness. I was very competitive and enjoyed the pushup and sit up challenges, sports, and I was always trying to beat my personal record for my mile time. That quickly changed when I became a mom. I struggled with postpartum depression and during that trial, I lost my passion for all the things I loved. My focus became on surviving. One evening, on a whim, I was looking up fitness related information, and I stumbled upon the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) website. I dove in head first, determined to find myself. I did. Now, I am determined to help others meet their personal health and wellness goals, just like I am doing. There is no better time than now. Let's do this, together. 

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Sara Haley

Personal Trainer

Professional Certifications:
Certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor through ACE/YMCA
ACTION certified personal trainer
ACE “Oh Baby” Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Certified
ACE Health Coach
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
New York State DEC Licensed Backcountry Guide
Certified Leave No Trace Trainer
ASHI First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Personal Achievements:
Adirondack 46er
Lake George 12ster Winter Ultra
Experienced Trail and Ultra Runner
Working mother and wife (I get how busy life can get!)
Holistic Health and Wellness Advocate
Outdoor and Adventure Advocate

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Madeline Sumner

Personal Trainer

I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. And a Y -USA Group Exercise instructor. Recently, I became a Certified Barre Instructor. 

Starting a new fitness routine is exciting and yes a little scary. I will encourage, challenge, and equip you to reach your goals. Finding the fun in fitness is essential. 

It is exciting to witness the mental and physical change that happens when someone begins their healthy lifestyle journey.

We All Begin Somewhere.

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Caryn Fuller

Personal Trainer

In 2014, I made some drastic differences in my lifestyle, most notable was developing a passion for exercise.  The Y’s programs made such a difference in my life that I decided I wanted to be a trainer too.  I wanted to pass on my love of fitness to others.  I truly enjoy helping others find the amazing benefits exercise provides.  Whether you need help to stay on track for weight loss, your doctor told you that exercise would help your health condition,  or just the accountability,  I can help you.  And better yet, we will have fun doing it.   One of the things I love about the Y is how welcoming it is.  No one wants to feel intimidated.  My goal is to make exercise fun even though it's challenging and that you will feel comfortable with the process.

I have trained men & women from age 11- 82.  It's never the wrong time to get healthy.   We can work around “bad knees” or a “bum shoulder”,so don’t use it as an excuse.  Get started today.  

Current Certifications and Education

AFFA Personal Trainer

Midlife fitness for Women


Perinatal Fitness (Pre and Post pregnancy)

stability and mobility training

practical modality instruction

group resistance: circuit training

group resistance: exercise sequencing

science of recovery

B.S. In Psychology from SUNY Geneseo

Ashi Certified CPR/AED/First Aid

Ashi Certified CPR/ AED/ First Aid Instructor


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