All Staff Sam Chmelar Health & Wellness Director COA/North Austin Y Send a Message Languages Spoken English I started at East Communities YMCA in March 2017 – almost four years now! I obtained my NASM personal training certification in August 2015 because I wanted a drastic career change from an unfulfilling sales job. I love working at the Y because through my job, I’m able to maintain and enhance my own personal physical fitness, while interacting and building professional relationships with our wonderful staff and members. I’m here to help others and live my passion daily by assisting members with all things fitness. I am the youngest of three brothers and am from Ennis, Texas. Played football for a semester at Stephen F. Austin State University before transferring to Texas State and have always been an athletic sports-minded person. I enjoy riding my bicycle, playing the drums when I can, and doing anything that gets me outdoors.