MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

The Whatcom Family YMCA personal trainers are nationally certified professionals who work to empower their clients. Personal training provides assistance for everything from activities of daily living to becoming fit and active. Whether you are just getting started and need support, diagnosed with a health concern, an athlete, or just looking to make your health a priority, personal training at the Y is for you! One hour sessions can be purchased individually or partner personal training is available. 

LESLEY JONES STEINMETZ

I have trained many clients over the years and helped them achieve their fitness goals whether it is for general fitness, pre/post natal fitness, police/army fitness testing or endurance training for races. Whatever your goal, together with your commitment and my motivation, knowledge and experience we can attain your goals.

Life is busy, balancing a healthy lifestyle, work and family. Making time for fitness and taking care of yourself with good nutrition and fitness is essential for healthy living. There is no greater reward for me than seeing a client or class participant achieve their goal. I am committed to keeping up to date with the latest fitness and nutrition education so that I may pass on new information to clients.

Certified Personal Tainer:  NFPT, BCRPA, CAN FIT PRO, Pre/Post Natal

Group Exercise Instructor:  YMCA BCRPA, CAN FIT PRO, Stott Pilates

CPR & First Aid 

JENNIFER WILLNER

As an adult, I’ve struggled with my weight and certainly struggled with the motivation to do something about it.  After my diagnosis and treatment for cancer, I could barely do any physical activity and was depressed and exhausted. Then I discovered LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. After my first 12-week session, I felt like a different person, both physically and emotionally. I participated in three successive LIVESTRONG sessions and this experience was, to put it simply, transforming. I tell people the YMCA changed my life and gave me a better one and this is my Truth.

I am in the best shape I have ever been in my entire life. I have a strong body and I realize finally that exercise is medicine.  I believe my personal experience puts me in a unique position to help others transform their lives too. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be of service to members as a Personal Trainer. I have a particular interest in helping older adults but I have worked with many teens with absolute joy too.  You will find me to be a very enthusiastic and motivating fitness partner! 

YMCA Certifications: Group Exercise, Strength & Conditioning and LIVESTRONG Instructor

FiTOUR Primary Indoor Cycling Instructor

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach

ASHI CPR, AED and Basic First Aid

JACLYN PHILLIPS

My personal fitness journey has evolved and continues to evolve throughout my life. I was an active athlete in my youth, but during my undergraduate career found that I needed to find types of activity to keep me feeling healthy and that also fit into my busy schedule. I fell in love with running and circuit workouts that could maximize my time and that I could do in my dorm room.

I was working full time and in graduate school when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  My current fitness program had to pivot to accommodate my different health needs. I became more focused on my diet, lower impact workouts and exercises to reduce stress. 

As a fitness professional my goal is to help other individuals wherever they are on their personal fitness journey and as it changes throughout their life. I enjoy working with individuals who just don’t know where to start, individuals recovering from illness or injury and individuals that have specific health needs.  Each individual is unique and I am dedicated to providing personalized attention and encouragement to help them along their fitness journey. 

American Council of Exercise (ACE)

  • Personal Trainer
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • Senior Fitness Specialist

YMCA Certification - Group Exercise, Strength & Conditioning

CPR/AED - American Red Cross