Flexible options to reach your wellbeing goals with help from a personal trainer

Achieve your health and wellbeing goals with the guidance, encouragement, and support of a certified personal trainer. Your personal trainer starts by exploring your goals, and then designs a specialized program to get you where you’d like to be.

Options for personal training

Trainers can work with you in person, virtually, or both.

You can work 1-on-1 with a trainer, or you can invite a friend or few to join you. Buddy training is you plus 1 other person. Small-group training is you plus 2 to 4 others.

Personal training is available to buy in single sessions or packages of 4, 8, or 12 sessions.

Personal training rates

 1-on-1 trainingBuddy trainingSmall-group training
1 session$65$90$125
4 sessions$250$350$460
8 sessions$480$680$880
12 sessions$690$990$1,200

Book personal training

If you are interested in virtual training, select the location nearest to you.

Personal training team

Like you, personal trainers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different backgrounds and experience. At the Y, personal trainers have at least 1 thing in common—they have and maintain certification through at least 1 national health and fitness organization. 

Ajunelle Simmons

Available in person at the Nu’uanu Y.

I believe in connecting the development of our physical body to the growth of the mental and spiritual aspects of our being, in order to accurately achieve a greater sense of equlibrium and sustainable balance. Integration of fitness principles and some tough love gets the job done!

Education and certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
  • Certified Instructor – HITT Level 1
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Red Cross
  • Self-published author

Specializations

  • Bodybuilding competition prep
  • Physique posing
  • Military Bootcamp style training
  • Customized meal plans
Anastasiia Lychagina

Available in person at the Nu’uanu Y.

I came into the fitness industry to help people become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Whatever your goal is: build strength, overcome injury, improve quality of movement, posture, or be fit! I'm here to help!

Education and certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist- National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Stretching and Flexibility Coach- National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Pre/Postnatal Performance Training Specialist - ProNatal Fitness
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Red Cross

Specializations

  • Weight Loss
  • Strength & Flexibility Development
  • Range of motion improvement
  • Pre & Post Natal exercise program
  • Precision Nutrition
Anthony Murakami

Available in person at the Kaimuki-Waialae Y.

During his 11 years at the Nu’uanu and Kaimuki YMCAs, Anthony has helped many YMCA members in their health and wellness journeys. His interest in health and 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.

Education and certifications

  • Associate degree in Exercise & Sports Science – Kapiolani Community College
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Safety & Health Institute

Specializations

  • Beginner fitness
  • Senior fitness
  • Weight loss
Bryan Suka

Available in person at the Kaimuki Y.

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!

Education and certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Heart Association

Specializations

  • Beginner fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Strength training
  • General health & wellness
Cindy Carvalho

Available in person at the Windward Y.

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!

Education and certifications

  • B.S. Health, Exercise Science, and Lifestyle Management – University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist – American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Health Coach – American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Instructor – Les Mills Body Pump & Core, Silver & Fit, TRX, and Tune Up
  • Level II Reiki Practitioner
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Red Cross

Specializations

  • Boxing/kickboxing conditioning
  • Functional fitness
  • Strength training and conditioning
  • Weight loss
Dominique Rollins

Available in person at the Mililani-West Oahu Y, Nu‘uanu Y, and virtually via Zoom.

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.

Education and certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – Athletics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Behavior Change Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Primary Group Exercise - Athletics and Fitness Association of America and National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Instructor – RIPPED, MOSSA, PiYo, Cycle, and TRX
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Heart Association

Specializations

  • Behavioral change
  • Corrective exercise
Jo Carpenter

Available in person at the Leeward Y.

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.

Education and certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor – Athletics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Nutrition Coach
  • 29 years of teaching group exercise: Step and Bootcamp
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Heart Association

Specializations

  • General health and wellness
Keone Kaiser

Available in person at the Kaimuki-Waialae Y and Nu‘uanu Y, and virtually via Zoom.

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.

Education and certifications

  • B.S. Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science – University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Master’s degree in 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 – American Heart Association

Specializations

  • Fat loss
  • Hypertrophy
  • Rehab recovery
  • Strength training
Melissa Mueller

Available in person at the Windward Y.

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 4 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!

Education and certifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor – Athletics and Fitness Association of America
  • Defend and VIPR Certification – MOSSA
  • Silver & Fit Certification
  • Fit4Mom Instructor (2014-2021): Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back
  • CPR/AED/First Aid – American Heart Association

Specializations

  • General health and wellness
  • Fat loss
  • Clients with chronic diseases
  • Musculoskeletal issues

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