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Personal Trainers work with people of all ages, help you stay on track, keep you motivated and assist you in achieving your desired goals. Members are able to register for Personal Training for either land or water based exercise. Y Staff recommend at least two sessions when you begin Personal Training. Our personal trainers are certified by national accredited organizations.



Our staff will help you define your fitness goals, take into account your current fitness level and discuss what you want to achieve through your workouts. Here are other additional benefits: 

  • Personalized Workout: everyone is different and to think that a workout everyone is doing is exactly right for you will not take you far in achieving your fitness goals.
  • Instruction: a professional trainer will help teach you correct form for a variety of movements as well as often demonstrating before and correcting any issues with posture or technique. 
  • Motivation: motivation is difficult to maintain when exercising alone. Regular sessions with our trainers will enhance your motivation to continue with the workout regimen. 
  • Accountability: a major problem for many new exercisers and even those with years of experience is accountability. It is easier to skip a session here and there or fall off the wagon entirely without someone to hold you accountable. 
  • Variety: an experienced trainer will provide a variety of exercise methods which keep you from getting bored. Also, is a specific exercise does not work for you the trainer can modify it to one that suits you better. 
  • Efficiency: your time is important, we know that, our training staff will increase the efficiency of your exercise program which is especially beneficial when you have a limited amount of time to exercise. 


First, take a look at our rates and session offerings below. How much time do you want to spend per session? How many days per week? If you have a deadline or goal in mind to meet how many sessions should you purchase? These are all questions to have in mind when purchasing training sessions. If you are able to answer them, we can better accommodate you. Stop by the Front Desk or contact the Health and Wellness Director, Trista Jacobs with any questions. 


The Worthington Area YMCA hires only licensed and/or certified personal trainers from the following agencies/governing bodies: the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Our rigorous standards guarantee all clients will receive proper guidance from qualified, trained, experienced staff. You can train confidently knowing that our staff are experts in the Health and Fitness Industry. 


We offer 2 basic packages for Personal Training in either half hour (30 min) or 1 hour (60 min) sessions. Personal training is available to Members only. 

  • 6, 30 minute sessions: $120.00
  • 6, 60 minute sessions: $210.00
  • 12, 30 minute sessions: $210.00
  • 12, 60 minute sessions: $360.00



All members have a free Fitness Center orientation and personalized workout card when they sign up. Our staff will take you through an orientation for our exercise equipment including selectorizer machines, cable machines and free weights and help you build an exercise regimen to get you started on the right path. Contact the Front Desk or the Health and Fitness Director to schedule a time. 


All clients are required to give 24-hour notice if they cannot make it to a training appointment. If the notice is less than 24-hours, it will considered a training appointment and the client will be charged for that time. Clients who arrive late to their training session will not receive additional time beyond their scheduled time. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late, your session may be cancelled and you will be charged for the session. All personal trainers may make exceptions to this cancellation policy as they see fit. All personal trainers may give their clients their personal phone number if they would like to. A client may call the trainer directly or contact the Health & Wellness Director, Trista Jacobs at 507-376-6197 or


NOTICE: The Worthington Area YMCA reserves the right to adjust pricing or re-evaluate any of the Personal Training information and/or policies.