Take your workout to the next level with our knowledgeable personal trainers. They'll partner with you to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals, whether you're an athlete or looking to start an exercise routine for the first time.
Our certified YMCA personal trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, principles of sound exercise, and state-of-the-art equipment to design and implement a fitness program tailored just for you.
Contact For More Information:Deb DeLong at 253-906-9945
I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer with additional training in Functional Fitness, Senior Fitness, and Balance training. I am a strong believer in the concept that health is much more than a number on a scale. Health and wellness have been an interest of mine most of my life. I developed a deep love for strength training and functional fitness after seeing the positive effects it had on my life personally. Growing up I had a very loving family, but like so many other families, food seemed to be the focus at most of our gatherings. Today, several of my family members suffer from health conditions such as obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. I have firsthand witnessed how a person’s relationship with food and fitness can drastically impact their quality of life. My decision to become a personal trainer stemmed from my desire to help people live the fullest life they can. I am passionate and driven to help others reach their goals. My goal as a personal trainer is to empower others through fitness so that they can be more successful both inside and outside of the gym.
Wednesday: 9:30 am-7pm
Friday: 9:30am- 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
- NASM Personal Training Certificate
- Balance and Fall Prevention
- Essential Exercises for Seniors
- Functional Training
The better you move, the better you feel. My love for fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and enthusiasm enables me to tailor your program to meet your personal fitness goals. Together, we will make each workout fun, challenging, and personalized to meet you needs.
Wherever you find yourself on the fitness spectrum, I believe that if you have a body, you are an athlete. I enjoy taking the time with each client to build a strong base of functional movement. I have been a part of the Tacoma community and a member of the YMCA for over 25 years. I have always had a personal commitment to my own fitness. This passion led me to pursue my interest in personal training at the National Personal Training Institute in Seattle. I recently received a diploma from this institute, a state-certified program, and am currently working toward my National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification.
Karen is also available at:Tacoma Center YMCA
My passion for fitness is fueled by helping others like myself to obtain and maintain a healthier and happier lifestyle. I will design a variety of fitness formats guaranteed to provide the results you desire. The holistic approach to fitness is to exercise our minds first with positive affirmations; once this is achieved, then we are able to change how we perceive our body image. I look forward to meeting you and being your accountability partner during the good and bad days.
- National Exercise Training Association in Group Fitness
- AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer
- YUSA Foundation of Strength and Conditioning
- YUSA Group Exercise
- TRX Group Suspension Training
I have been involved in the very top level of sports and athletics for most of my life. As a former professional rugby player in South Africa and England,and soldier in the Unites States Army, I have a vast and unique knowledge base in regard to strength and conditioning. I have been fortunate enough to train and learn from all-time ranked powerlifters and many top tier athletes in my previous professions. I specialize in strength-based athletic training, hypertrophy and body recomposition (changing how you look). My mission is to provide you with a unique, challenging yet effective program allowing you to see results, reach goals, and leaving you wanting more. I am excited to share my expertise with you - whether you are wanting sport-specific programming, to look and feel better, or just be able to live a healthier lifestyle!
Allyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science as well as an ACSM personal training certification. Aside from her educational background, she also has personal experience in health and fitness. She has been involved in athletics since a young age and continued to compete in track and field at the collegiate level. She developed a high level of knowledge and has a passion for fitness. Allyssa has worked with a variety of different age groups and experience levels. Her decision to become a personal trainer stems from her love for fitness and her desire to help others achieve their goals.
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
- ACSM certified personal trainer