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Health & Fitness

Personal Training

Personal Training

Achieve your health and wellness goals when you work-out with the guidance, encouragement and support of a Certified Personal Trainer.

YMCA personal trainers will start by finding out your goals and then design a specializes program to get you results.

No matter what your need is, we have qualified and motivated personal trainers who are ready to work with you in person or virtually.

In-Person & Virtual Personal Training Rates

Each 60 minute personal training session is customized based on your specific needs and include strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. Sessions purchased can be used virtually (via Zoom), in person, or a combination to meet your personal training goals and schedule.

Category One-on-One Buddy Small Group (3-5)
One (1) Session
Four (4) Sessions
$250 $350 $460
Eight (8) Sessions
$480 $680 $880
Twelve (12) Sessions
$690 $990 $1200
*Rates as of June 1, 2023

Our Personal Trainers Specialize In:

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Fat Loss
  • Balance and Flexibility
  • Strength and Power Training
  • Functional Training
  • Women's Health
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Core Stabilization

Virtual Personal Training

If you prefer to train virtually, your personal trainer will bring the motivation, accountability, and coaching directly to you in the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Receive expert coaching from a nationally certified personal trainer via Zoom to achieve your health and wellness goals no matter how big or small. You have the option to work one-on-one, with a buddy, or in a small group. Sessions are 60 minutes but can be split into 30 minute sessions, if desired.

Our nationally certified personal trainers will meet with you (via phone/zoom) for an initial orientation to discuss goals, any health issues or injuries, scheduling & equipment needs. Through our "Fit Kit" loaner agreement, you may borrow equipment requested by your trainer for your workouts.

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Jo Carpenter


Education and Certifications

  • 29 years of teaching group exercise
  • NASM personal trainer
  • AFAA group exercise instructor
  • Certified Nutrition Coach
  • CPR/AED/FIRST AID certified 
  • Step instructor
  • Bootcamp Leader

Fitness should be about being healthy and having fun. I believe that each person has their own personal struggles, I’m here to help them overcome their fitness struggles.  We will work together to set goals and modify them, as needed. I will be supporting them through every step of their fitness journey

Available: In-Person at Leeward

Cindy Carvalho


Education and Certifications

  • BS in Exercise Science/Lifestyle Management– UH Manoa
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Certified Health Coach
  • CPR/AED – American Heart Association
  • Level II Reiki Practitioner
  • TRX
  • Silver & Fit
  • Les Mills Body Pump & Core
  • Tune Up


  • Boxing/Kickboxing Conditioning
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Functional Fitness
  • Weight Loss

My training philosophy is that we each have the greatest impact on our health and well-being with not only exercise, but also with nutrition, stress management, recovery and our spiritual practices, which is why my training plans include whole wellness.

Enjoying what we do is necessary which is why my personal fitness journey includes: self defense classes, belly dancing, Tahitian, SUP, weight training, boxing conditioning and various group class formats. I believe if we love what we do then it’s not really work. I am ready to help you achieve your wellness goals!

Available: In-Person at Windward

Keone Kaiser


Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Master of Sport and Exercise -Auckland University of Technology
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • CPR/AED/First Aid - AHA


  • Fat Loss
  • Hypertrophy
  • Strength Training
  • Post Rehab
  • General Health and Wellness

I believe in utilizing a mix of evidence-based principles as well as real-world practicality to design effective yet enjoyable programs for my clients. I've been fortunate enough to work with a diverse set of clients over the years, and recognize that helping a client achieve their goals requires a commitment to learning what methods work best for the client whilst being able to continually adapt and evolve these methods for the clients. Your training and your goals are the priority during your time with me, and I look forward to helping you unlock the best version of yourself.

Available: In-Person at Kaimuki and Nu'uanu, Virtually via Zoom

Melissa Mueller


Education and Certifications

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Master’s in Social Work
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • MOSSA Defend and VIPR Certification
  • Silver and Fit Certification
  • Fit4Mom (2014-2021): Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back
  • First Aid CPR/AED- American Heart Association


  • General Health & Wellness
  • Fat Loss
  • Clients With Chronic Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Issues

I began my fitness journey as a young adult. I grew up here in Hawaii, but I never availed myself of the climate and surroundings to find a path towards sustained, life-long health until my early twenties. My walk towards fitness started with huffing and puffing through my first aerobics class to my present role as personal trainer. Along the way, I had to overcome feelings of inadequacy about my body, recover from multiple stress injuries, and carry four healthy pregnancies. Each emotional and physical challenge provided me an opportunity to adopt, adapt, and overcome. These experiences taught me that it is never too late in life to start taking care of yourself and that life events should change the approach towards but not stop the pursuit of good health. I believe people have the power to change through dedication, attitude, patience, and a lot of planning. As your personal trainer, I hope to work with you to find your own enjoyable and sustainable pathway towards a healthier, fitter you!

Available: In-Person at Windward

Anthony Murakami


Education and Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Associates Degree -Exercise & Sports Science, Kapiolani Community College
  • ASHI certified in CPR, AED & 1st Aid


  • Beginner Fitness
  • Senior Fitness
  • Weight-Loss
  • General Health & Wellness

During his 11 years at the Nuuanu and Kaimuki YMCA branches, Anthony Murakami has helped many YMCA members in their health and wellness journeys. His interest in health & wellness began with lifting weights in high school. Anthony continues to stay in shape and stay active by practicing Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, as well as going fishing. A life-long learner, Anthony is pursuing a degree in Dietetics at the UH Manoa.

Available: In-Person at Kaimuki

Dominique Rollins


Education and Certifications

  • AAFA Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Behavior Change Specialist
  • NASM/AFAA Primary Group Exercise
  • Certified Instructors: RIPPED, MOSSA, PiYo, Cycle, TRX
  • AHA CPR/AED/First Aid


  • Corrective Exercise
  • Behavioral Change

I have been a personal trainer since 2015 and a group exercise instructor since 2012. I have a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals in a safe, effective and efficient manner. I believe that through diet and exercise, one can have a greater positive approach to a healthier lifestyle and mental attitude in a more holistic approach.

Available: In-Person at Nu'uanu and Mililani, Virtually via Zoom

Bryan Suka


Education and Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer, ACE
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Beginner Fitness
  • Weight-Loss
  • Strength Training
  • General Health & Wellness

What started with using my dad's old rusty weight lifting equipment in my backyard, has led to my love and affinity for health and fitness! As someone that has always loved food, I grew up as an overweight and unfit kid. In high school, I took a leap of faith in fitness and gained patience, perseverance, and consistency, which resulted in me losing 100 pounds!

My personal health and wellness journey includes 14 years of working out and 8 years on staff with the YMCA, where I have helped and given guidance to members on the fitness floor.

I have been blessed with working with and learning from other YMCA fitness professionals, and now am proud to be a certified personal trainer with the Kaimuki YMCA. I look forward to helping others realize their potential, overcome their obstacles, and reach their goals!

Available: In-Person at Kaimuki

Ready to Get Started? Register Today!

Select the category you would like to register for. Then, select a location and session count package. If you are interested in virtual personal training, register for the branch nearest you to set as your home location.

After you purchase your package, our Membership/Healthy Lifestyles Director will reach out to you within 72 hours to go over your fitness goals and preferred training times, and then match you with an available trainer who best fits your needs and goals.

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