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Karen Van Ness

Karen Van Ness

Karen is a Certified Personal Trainer and holds certifications in Corrective Exercise, Fitness Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, amongst other focuses. Knowing the importance of resistance training on longevity, she is passionate about helping her clients feel stronger, more confident, and helping them realize they can reach further toward their potential no matter their current age or physical condition.

Location: Northwest Family YMCA

Expertise/Focus: Weight management, Strength training, Functional, Older adult fitness, Corrective exercise

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Gender: Male

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Personal Training Options

  • Choose from these personal training options to meet your goals. 
  • Small group training: all the benefits of a personalized workout with the built-in accountability of a group working toward a goal. 
  • Partner training: develop a stronger relationship with a family member or friend who shares your exercise goals. 
  • Individual personal training: work with your trainer in a traditional one-on-one setting. 

Let us help you discover the right training program. It’s the next step in achieving your goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

In personal training, your trainer creates a customized exercise plan. Trainers may provide one-on-one sessions, or group training. 

Benefits include tailored workouts, accountability, and expert guidance. 

Cost varies by trainer and frequency of sessions. It’s important to find a trainer who fits your specific needs and budget. 

It depends on your fitness goals and schedule. Many trainers recommend meeting at least once a week. 

Yes, many of our YMCA personal trainers offer online training through video conferencing. Your workout plans and check-ins may occur through email or text message.