The Y is here to support you in reaching your health and wellness goals. YMCA Personal Training is a one-on-one session with a personal fitness trainer to help you unlock your full potential.


Personal training is offered virtually and at the Y with additional social distancing protocols in place. Our personal trainers are educated professionals often with years of experience who can help any YMCA member including working professionals, new moms, seniors and triathletes. They come from as many different backgrounds and walks of life as our members do, and we take great care in matching members with the right personal trainer.

  • Your initial visit includes a review of your health history, lifestyle and goals.
  • Both YMCA Members and Non-members can purchase hourly Personal Training sessions.
  • Members can purchase 3 Month blocks of 3, 6, 9,16 or 24 1-hour sessions.


Do you have more questions? Click the red button below and our Director of Wellness will contact you:


Cari Honsinger

About Me: I have spent the last 10 years working in education, and the last 6 years facilitating support groups for individuals and families dealing with substance abuse. I am passionate about holistic health and functionality, and in my free time enjoy trail running, cooking, reading and backpacking with my family.

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Strength: Prenatal/postpartum fitness, endurance athletes

Gabrielle Parks

About Me: I came to the USA to play college soccer earning both an BS in Exercise Science and a MSEd in Sport Performance, spending the last 5 years as a college soccer coach. I have experience in strength and conditioning for a variety of sports and have experience training clients with a range of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and heart disease. My fitness philosophy is that if it doesn’t challenge you in some capacity then it won’t change you.

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, FMS, TRX Certified, Exercise is Medicine Credential

Strength: Athletic performance, Special Populations

Jesselyn Hodgson

About Me: I worked in the Wellness Center at the Y as an intern when I was obtaining my fitness management degree from Walla Walla University, and personal training become my passion. I also work Walla Walla Public schools as the Health and Nutrition Coordinator for the Headstart and ECEAP preschool programs. My fitness philosophy is do what works for you and create a lifestyle you love.

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Strength: Youth fitness, general health and wellness

Joanna Simon

About Me: I am a native of Chicago, but have lived in Walla Walla for most of my adult life. Before becoming a part of the Wellness team, I was a member at the Y. I have a passion for sports, fitness, and health and have grown up playing soccer and other sports with friends. I have a passion for helping others achieve their goals, no matter how big or small and my fitness philosophy is to trust the process.

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified

Strength: General health and wellness

Kelli Pitzer

About Me: I started working at the Y in 2000 and have worked in various positions, finding my love for health and wellness as a personal trainer. I am also the Group Exercise Director here at the Y. I enjoy helping people feel their very best through exercise and my fitness philosophy is nothing changes if nothing changes.

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Cancer Exercise Specialist

Strength: Older Population, Pain management 

Pat Burrows

About Me: I am Walla Walla local, managing my family’s wheat farm for the past 32 years. Recently, I have lost 100 pounds and found cycling. I have been inspired by working in the Wellness Center at the Y and have a passion for helping others make positive changes in their lives.

Certifications: ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist, TRX Certified, FMS/FCS certified

Strength: Functional training, weight loss

Sebastiana (Savvy) Browning

About Me: As a child, the negative environments in my life were made better by the positive environment at the Y, and kept me smiling. I have spent a lot of time in the youth department involved in all facets of sports and enjoy working with kids and teaching the values of the YMCA. I am also a bit of a gym fanatic which led me to becoming a personal trainer here. My fitness philosophy is that you already have the tools in your toolbox to succeed, we just need to learn the most efficient way to use them. 

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Balance, Mental Toughness

Strength: Youth Fitness, Balance

Terry Kirkpatrick

About Me: I am retired, but I have a Masters in Counselling/Psychology and have coached Track and Field locally for 40+ years, and am currently coaching at the high school level. I enjoy volunteering in various ways throughout the community, working out at the Y, travelling and walking my dogs.

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Strength: Older population

Theresa Peasley

About Me: Before coming to Walla Walla I rowed for the University of Tampa receiving a BS in Exercise Science. I also obtained a MS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Enhancement and Injury prevention. I got involved with the Y through the AmeriCorps program and my ambition is to instill in others self-worth and motivation for living a healthier lifestyle.

Certifications: NASM Master Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, ASEP and National Association of Speed and Explosion

Strength: Corrective exercise, pain management, athletic development