Cannon Memorial YMCA
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Cannon YMCA

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Ash, Jessica (Harrisburg)

jessica ashExperience:

  • 22 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • 14 years of personal training experience

Education: 

  • Rochelle University
  • Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

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Boyte, Ken (Harrisburg)

k boyteExperience:

  • 2 years of personal training
  • Experience in martial arts, group exercise, and personal fitness

Education: 

  • Associates in Applied Science – Rutledge College

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Buchanan, Angela (Harrisburg)

a buchananExperience:

  • 26 years in the Fitness Industry

Education: 

  • AAS in Radiology - Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Certifications: 

  • AFAA
  • IVET
  • Y-USA
  • Certified in PIYO, Pilates, Yoga, AOA senior, Tai-Chi, Turbo Kickboxing

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Condie, Mandie (Harrisburg)

m condieExperience:

  • 12 years at the Cannon Memorial YMCA

Education: 

  • B.S. in Marketing - UNCW

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Davis, Dawn (Kannapolis)

Dawn DavisExperience:

  • 34 years in the Fitness Industry
  • 24 years teaching water fitness and personal training

Education: 

  • B.A. in Human Resources Management – Florida Atlantic University

Certifications: 

  • A.F.A.A. Personal Trainer/Group Fitness/Weight Training
  • A.E.A. Aquatic Fitness Instructor
  • H.C.D. SilverSneakers® Instructor
  • Cycle Reebok Instructor
  • FITTREK Instructor
  • Thrive Personal Trainer
  • N.A.S.M. Personal Fitness/Corrective Exercise

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Davis, Meredith (Harrisburg)

meredith davisExperience:

  • Cannon Memorial YMCA Trainer since 2013

Education:

  • AFAA Personal Trainer Workshop
  • 2015 Atlanta Mania Fitness Pro Convention

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Hare, Taryn (Kannapolis)

Hoffner, Amy (West Cabarrus)

Amy HoffnerExperience:

  • 14 years in the Fitness Industry
  • Over 5 years’ experience with cancer survivors

Education: 

  • Sports Medicine – Pfeiffer University
  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology – UNC-Charlotte

Certifications: 

  • ATC, National Athletic Trainers Association
  • RCEP, American College of Sports Medicine

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Melton, Sandy (West Cabarrus)

Sandy 2015Experience:

  • Personal Trainer since 2012
  • YMCA Personal Trainer since 2014

Education: 

  • Associate Degree in Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science
  • National Council of Strength and Fitness

Certifications: 

  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Specialist

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Mull, Luke (West Cabarrus)

Luke 2015Experience:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Currently attending UNCC for undergraduate degree in Exercise Science

Education: 

  • B.S. Exercise Science – UNCC (currently attending)

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Pinska, Kirk (West Cabarrus)

Learn how you can hire Kirk to help you on your fitness journey.

kirk pinskaExperience:

  • Worked for the YMCA since 2016
  • Has participated in everything from full/half marathons, triathlons, NORBA mountain bike race series and countless 5k/10k trail/road races

Education: 

  • Attended Murray State University in Kentucky
  • Graduate of the National Personal Training Institute of Charlotte

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Veatch, Jeremy (Kannapolis)

jeremy VeatchExperience:

  • 10 Years of individual training
  • 6 years of group training
  • 7 years of management

Education: 

  • B.S. in Exercise Science
  • Asbury University

Certifications: 

  • CPR/First Aid

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Waters, Rhoda (Kannapolis)