Welcome families and friends of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley. We are pleased to announce the start of Personal Training on Monday, June 15. To ensure the safety of our participants an staff, the YMCA will utilize a phase by phase restart of Personal Training. To Gain access to the building, members will enter through the far left doors. Text your trainer to let them know of your arrival. Upon entering the facility, you will be asked a series of questions related to the COVID systems, have your temperature taken, and asked to sanitize your hands. If your temperature is 100.4, you will be denied access to the facility. Participants are asked to show up no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the training unless instructed by your trainer to do a warm-up prior to your training. The lobby, water fountains, and locker rooms will not be available for use. Participants should come prepared for their training. Participants will be able to fill their water bottles at the filling stations located in the Health and Fitness Area.
Payments must be made at the time of the training.
There will be no billing for personal training sessions.
By July 1, there will be no payment accepted at the front desk for personal training. Participants should have credit cards on file to make payments at the time of servie.
No big bags are permitted in the Health & Fitness Area.
All bags must be stored in lockers in the Health & Fitness Area.
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Senior Hour: Monday/ Wednesday: 7 am – 8 am
Tuesday/ Thursday: 5 am – 8 pm
Saturday/ Sunday: 8 am-5 pm
Thank you for your continues support during these trying times.
Bruce is a native West Virginian and retired Homeland Security Coordinator with US Postal Service. Bruce has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from West Virginia State College. He is a WITS Certified Personal Trainer with extensive experience in weight training, and is the YMCA’s PEIA Weight Management Program Coordinator. As a former competitive weight lifter, he placed 1st in the Southern WV Bench Press Competition, 1st in the Mid-Ohio Valley Bench Press Meet and 3rd in the West Virginia State Bench Press Open in early 80’s. Bruce is a cancer patient and enjoys teaching fitness to all age groups, particularly highly motivated seniors with unique goals and challenges. When not working out, Bruce occupies his time with car shows and muscle cars.
Evan Sprigle is from Charleston, WV and received he Certified Personal Trainer credentials through the Nationals Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Marshall University and is an active sports enthusiast. Evan’s background includes power lifting, weight training, Jui Jitsu focused on MMA, and team sports. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with special populations as Direct Dare Worker, Case and Federal Grant Managerial positions. Evan enjoys weight training, exercise research, latest buzz in nutritional science, and Marshall Football.
Fely is passionate about and committed to healthy living. She holds a NASM Personal Training Certification and AFAA Group Exercise Fitness Instructor Certification. Prior to her January, 2015 relocation to Charleston, WV, she was a full time Business Manager and Fitness Director for a professional fitness management firm in Arlington, VA. She teaches Body Pump, Cycling, Insanity, Yoga, and Zumba.
In addition, she does Personal Training in between her classes and is in a process of obtaining her Massage Therapy license. In her spare time, she runs numerous Marathons (like the Boston, Chicago, DC, Richmond, and Houston), in several states. Volunteer work has always been important to Fely as well, where she raised funds and shipped care packages to several US military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan for several years. In addition to this, she supports the former World War II POWs of Bataan and Corregidor by running the Bataan Death March Marathon at White Sands, New Mexico, in their honor. Fely is passionate about serving others, and her enthusiasm for health, nutrition, and fitness provides a perfect vehicle for her to do so.
Greg is from Smithers, WV and has a BS in Biology from WV Institute of Technology. Greg is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with over 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Greg has worked at the Charleston Family YMCA since 1994. Greg previously managed YWCA Fitness Program and Building Operations. He enjoys Pittsburgh Steelers & WVU football, Penguins hockey, family and friends, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.
Hey everyone! My name is Noah Moody. I was born and raised right here in Charleston. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Shepherd University, I served in the Peace Corps ’16- ‘18 in Liberia, West Africa. I currently teach 6th Grade Science at Stonewall Jackson middle school and hold a WITs Personal Trainer certification.
Exercising is not my job or something I do for fun; it is a part of my lifestyle. I wanted to become a trainer to share my passion of completing goals and becoming the best you can be. I have used this mentality to run my first of seven marathons when I was sixteen, earning a sponsorship to run an Ironman 70.3 triathlon, and completing the JFK 50 mile ultramarathon. I grew up not specializing in one thing but dabbling in anything that would keep me moving. I was rewarded Athlete of the Year for my three years in middle school and continuing my love for sports through high school. I’m a registered amateur boxer, currently involved in rec league ultimate frisbee.