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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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Condie, Mandie (Harrisburg)

MCondieExperience:

  • 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 Davis 2Experience:

  • Cannon Memorial YMCA Trainer since 2013

Education:

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

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Hare, Taryn (Kannapolis)

A personal trainer, group exercise instructors and group exercise specialist at Kannapolis Y for a little over a year. My experience includes working with athletes in sports performance settings, clinical settings working with cardiac rehabilitation patients as well as volunteering with special needs children and adults teaching art of dance and fitness.

Education:

BS in Kinesiology

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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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Mason, Cadarreus (West Cabarrus)

Cadarreus

Education

  • B.S. Exercise Sports Science and Exercise Physiology

Certifications:

  • Personal Training and Functional Training American Fitness and Professional Associates (AFPA)

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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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Moore, Cyndi (Harrisburg)

Certifications:

  • ACE since Aug 2016
  • Cycle since July 2017

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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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Randall, Kathryn (Harrisburg)

Experience:Kathryn

  • 9 years of experience as an exercise physiologist

Education: 

  • Masters degree in Exercise Physiology

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Sharpless, Rashona (Harrisburg)

RSCertifications:

  • NASM CPT
  • NETA Kettleball
  • NETA HITT

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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)

Born in Mobile, Al and raised in Texas, relocated to NC in 1995. I have been in the Fitness Industry since 2013. I started out in my own private personal training studio in Concord. In 2014, I obtained my Group training certification and quickly began to teach group exercise class all over the city. I have been a PT in many large fitness chains such as Gold’s, and Heroic Fitness before coming to the YMCA. In February of 2016 I started teaching Group X in Kannapolis and within a months’ time started personal training. In May of 2016 I was promoted to Fitness Coordinator, where I served for one year. Fast forward April 2017, I was offered the position as Healthy Living Director of the Kannapolis YMCA, in which I now serve.

Education:

MBA in Organizational Management/Business
BA in Early Childhood

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YMCAs in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties will Join Together

The boards of directors of the YMCA of Rowan County and Cannon Memorial YMCA of Cabarrus County have voted to merge effective January 1, 2020. The new Association will be called Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA.

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