YMCA personal trainers are here to help you build a better you

No matter your age, fitness level, or lifestyle, the beauty of personal training is that it’s personal: designed just for you. Whether you’re just getting started, looking to get healthy, or trying to tone up, our trainers provide the customized plan and motivation you need to succeed. All of our personal trainers are certified through accredited certifying associations such as YMCA Canada, Certified Professional Trainers Network, CSEP-CPT or canfitpro. Our personal trainers are also current in First Aid/CPR.

YMCA personal trainers have the expertise you need to achieve and exceed your health and fitness goals. We’ll work with your goals in mind and set you on the right track to success. The YMCA offers a variety of flexible personal training options including Express Sessions (30 minutes), Small Group Personal Training (4-8 members), Individual Personal Training, Team Training (5-20 members), Partner Training and more.

Learn more about our St. Catharines personal training team and their specialties below!

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Walker Family YMCA Personal Trainer



  • Functional fitness
  • Strength training
  • HIIT


  • Strength & conditioning
  • Functional training
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Core & stretch
St. Catharines Personal Training


  • Boot camp
  • Functional fitness
  • Post-rehabilitation
  • Sport-specific training
  • Powerlifting
  • Strength training
St. Catharines Personal Training


  • Boot camp
  • Functional training
  • Free weights
  • All ages training
  • Group fitness
  • Parkinsons & stroke
St. Catharines Personal Training


  • All ages training
  • TRX
  • Queenax
  • Gravity
St. Catharines Personal Training


  • General fitness
  • All ages fitness
  • Functional fitness

Monthly Personal Training Add-on

YMCA of Niagara members have the opportunity to add Personal Training to their monthly membership fee.The monthly packages offer members a convenient payment option, ongoing support and accountability, and an affordable rate for Personal Training.

ProductCost Per Session / Per MemberDescription
30 Minute Express Sessions$22Short on time? 30 minute Express Sessions enable our members to work one on one with a Personal Trainer in a efficient, structured, and condensed format. The focus of this sessions will be on circuit style programming or recovery training including stretching and mobility/stability work.
Monthly Individual Personal Training$36Monthly addition of personal training to your membership provides the best value for our members. This is the most cost-effective personal training option available. You have the flexibility of working with your Personal Trainer on a weekly or monthly basis. Your professionally certified Personal Trainer will work with you in a friendly, safe, effective, and motivating environment. Your trainer will work with you to develop a personalized functional training program that is results driven and tailored to your needs and goals.

Personal Training Session Packages

YMCA of Niagara members can purchase personal training session packages to use at their convenience. Small Group Personal Training is also available which is a 7 week program where a group of 4-8 members trains twice per week.

ProductCost Per Session / Per MemberDescription
Small Group (4-8 members)$12Small Group Personal Training provides a unique experience for our members to work with one-on-one with our certified Personal Trainer in a motivating and fun small group format of 4-8 members. This 7 week program will include two 60min workouts per week, functional assessments, goal setting, weekly take-homes, and a personalized program for you to follow after completion of the training. You will work through a progressive training program designed to help you reach your goals of increasing strength, building lean muscle, improving endurance, balance and stability, and most importantly make exercise FUN! This program can be customized to include all members from beginners to advanced.
4 sessions$42Maintenance Package: Body Composition, Assessment and Basic Circuit Program. Your Personal Trainer can develop a basic exercise program based on your needs and goals.
8 sessions$40Functional Package: Body Composition, Assessement, Functional Strength Focus. Your Personal Trainer will take you through a functional assessment and work with you to increase your strength, mobility, and general health.
12 sessions$38Lifestyle Package: Body Composition, Assessment, Strength and Conditioning Focus. Your Personal Trainer will take you through our Functional Movement Screen and work with you to develop a results-driven, progressive program including elements of functional stength, conditioning, balance and mobility.

Other Personal Training Options

ProductCost Per Session / Per MemberDescription
Non-Member Personal Training$55We invite anyone interested in experiencing the YMCA's Personal Training Services to come into our branch and work one on one with our Certified Professional Trainers. You can purchase up to 4 sessions. To continue using our services and purchase additional sessions, non-members would be required to join the branch.
Team Training (Groups of 5-20)$150 - $250Specialty Team Training allows a sports team to improve their skills in the game and work together collectively outside the game. With a focus on sport specific agility, conditioning, functional strength and mobility; teams will work with a Certified Professional Trainer through a periodized and progressive program designed for results, safety and for fun.
Partner TrainingSave $5 Per Person / SessionPartner Training is a service we provide to couples, friends, colleagues, and families. We are able to train both members towards a common goal and encourage them to stay motivated, accountable and work hard together through their personalized program.