Illinois Valley YMCA




What you get out of your personal training session

The YMCA can provide you with one on one personal training sessions designed to meet your personal fitness needs. Each session is a duration of one hour and appointments must be scheduled prior to the training session. Our certified personal training staff members can assist you to:

  • Provide a personal exercise program that is specifically designed to help you attain your goals
  • Instruct you on the importance of your individualized program and how it works with your body.
  • Provide safe exercise settings, encouragement and support
  • Help motivate you in staying with your program.
  • Construct revolutionary and innovative new teaching methods to meet your needs.

Assessing your fitness level

The YMCA Personal Training Staff is capable of assessing your current fitness level through a series of tests. An appointment must be made by calling the YMCA at 815-223-7904. During your first appointment you must fill out a Personal Training Form with health, medical history, activity, interests, etc, giving our training staff the information needed to create an effective exercise prescription, custom designed for you. You are able to choose from the test options listed below that you would like to have administered by your trainer. 

Get your Personal Training Form.

  • Body Analysis – refers to the absolute amounts and distribution of the structural components of the body – fat, fluid, muscle/tissue and bone. A complete body composition analysis is a great way to check your fitness progression and success by comparing your test results before, during, and after your program. Stop at the Front Desk to use the Biomeasure machine for just $1
  • Cardio Respiratory Fitness – refers to the ability of the body to take in, transport and utilize oxygen. It includes the capacity of the heart and lungs to exchange and deliver oxygen to working muscles during sustained motion. We offer various testing options to be decided the day of your fitness test
  • Muscular Strength – refers to the amount of weight (maximal force) that can be lifted in a single attempt by a particular muscle group. This is a great way to learn how strong you currently are, with relation to how strong you hope to become through your future program.
  • Muscular Endurance – refers to the ability of a single muscle group to lift a sub maximal weight numerous times. It also is the ability of a muscle group to stabilize a fixed contraction for an extended period of time. A testing procedure that is able to predict how long you can continue a single exercise, great for endurance athletes such as marathon runners, triathlon competitors, etc.
  • Flexibility – also defined as mobility, refers to muscle suppleness as well as the range of motion for the major joints that make-up the human body. Adequate range of motion can imply that the muscles are able to elongate to accommodate the full mobility required by the joint, as well as to maintain functional muscular balance. The testing procedure for flexibility is very simple and easy to learn.

Current & Past Cancer Patients

Current and past cancer patients can receive 5 personal training sessions by clicking the Get your Rear in Gear Application.

Personal Trainers


YMCA Fitness Coordinator
FITOUR Certified Personal Trainer
Certified LES MILLS™ Instructor

QUALIFICATIONS: 13 years of experience in Group Fitness Instruction, FITOUR Certified Personal Trainer,  Certified in LES MILLS Bodypump, LES MILLS Grit, and Beachbody Cize Live.

2B Mindset Nutrition Mentor, Diamond Health & Fitness Coach with BODi, and Founder of Kelly Campbell – Life on the Run.

EXPERTISE: General Fitness, Focus on Nutrition, Weight Training, and Cardio

WHAT HER MEMBERS ARE SAYING: She’s an excellent instructor, always in a positive mood. She makes her classes fun! Kelly is Fantastic!

I continually commit to becoming the best version of me and hope to inspire others to do the same.

Katie Washkowiak

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor

QUALIFICATIONS: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer.  Certified in Silver Sneakers Classic and Silver Sneakers Circuit.

EXPERTISE: Weight Training, Cardio, General Fitness, and Weight Loss Management.

WHAT HER MEMBERS ARE SAYING:  She’s taken a bunch of older ladies, way older than her, and got us up on our feet moving & shaking! Katie has patience when we have questions, listens when we need her to, and the routines are great. Kudos to Katie!

I believe you can overcome any obstacle as long as you have the right kind of support system.

Spencer Fleming

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist

QUALIFICATIONS: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer.

International Fitness Association (IFA) Sports Nutritionist Certification.

EXPERTISE: Personal Trainer for 7 years. Specialize in Bodybuilding, Weight Training, Sports Nutrition, and Weight Loss.

WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING: Absolutely life-changing! I cannot recommend Spencer highly enough as a personal trainer. From the moment I began my fitness journey with him, I knew I was in expert hands. Spencer’s extensive knowledge, dedication, and unwavering support have propelled me toward achieving my fitness goals faster than I ever thought possible. His personalized workout plans are tailored to my individual needs and constantly challenge me to push beyond my limits. Not only has Spencer helped me transform my physique, but he has also instilled in me a newfound confidence and determination that extends far beyond the gym. If you’re looking for a personal trainer who will inspire, motivate, and guide you every step of the way, Spencer is the one for you. Thank you, Spencer, for your passion and commitment to helping me become the best version of myself!

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: I am a person who aims to become 1% better every day and lead others to do the same.

Luke Lewis

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

QUALIFICATIONS: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer.

ISSA Certified in Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

EXPERTISE: Cardiovascular Training, General Fitness, Functional Training, Mobility Training, and Weight Loss Management.

WHAT HIS MEMBERS ARE SAYING: Having Luke help me achieve my fitness goals has been a great experience. He is motivated , knowledgeable, personable, and an effective communicator. From the start he actively has listened to all my concerns & goals . He has been able guide me through movements & work with me to implement new techniques that have improve my workouts . I greatly appreciate the time he spends answering my questions or researching new exercises that we discuss. It puts me at ease, knowing I have a trainer who always has my best interest in mind.

I believe that everyone has the potential to be healthy and capable, regardless of their current fitness level or limitations.

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