Meet Our Personal Trainers | West Suburban YMCA

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Work with a Certified Personal Trainer in a private, semi-private, or small group setting to achieve your health and fitness goals. 

For more information or to make an appointment for an intial consultation (Fit Connect), please email Jenni or call her at (617) 244-6050 x3034.

 

Sarah Briskin

Personal Trainer

Sarah is a NASM certified personal trainer, and is excited to join our YMCA team.  She also holds advanced degrees from Tufts University School of Medicine in Public Health and Nutrition Science.   

Sarah enjoys helping people of diverse ages and backgrounds find the inner confidence and personal strength – both mentally and physically – that fitness can provide.  Sarah enjoys Olympic lifts and metabolic conditioning, and is adept at customizing workouts to suit your needs.  You may see her teaching Spin class as well!

Michelle Gagne-Borque

Personal Trainer

Michelle is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer, and an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor. She began her fitness career as a yoga instructor, and, after becoming a mother, obtained a specialization in pre- and post-natal yoga. 

Michelle creates individualized programs for all of her clients that align with their lifestyle and goals, and she specializes in supporting women through motherhood.

Her positive attitude inspires others to tackle tough challenges for great rewards!

Ivan Kostadinov

Personal Trainer

Ivan is a USATF Certified Track & Field coach, NASM PT Certification and is currently working to complete his ACSM PT Certification. He has worked with clients of various ages and fitness levels, from children to seniors to people starting from scratch after major medical procedures.

He has been training clients & coaching athletes for 10 years (with some Track & Field athletes even receiving full scholarships to a Division 1 College!).

"My approach to Fitness Training is based on balance, consistency & knowledge. My goal is to coach you and educate you so that you need me less and less over time for telling you 'what to do', and more as a guide leading you to what more you can do. No matter what your situation, with the right guidance and support, you can achieve your goals no matter what they may be."

Mike Kozul

Personal Trainer

YMCA Personal Training Instructor (2003)

Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine (2007 - Present)

Mike is a Sport & Fitness enthusiast. He has over 13 years of Personal Training experience, including the technical knowledge and assessment skills to adapt to most any client's needs, both practical and functional, from the proverbial "couch potato" to the more athletically inclined. He believes there is an athlete inside each and every client! Mike is a very strong believer in Continuing Education, always striving to be on the cutting edge of the latest in "best practices" taking from and communicating with some of the brightest minds in the Fitness Industry to benefit his clients. Mike is also a full time High School Special Education/Mathematics Teacher with Quincy Public Schools.

Nicholas Livoti

Personal Trainer

Nicholas is an ISSA-Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist with over five years of experience working with diverse clientele in Manhattan and Boston. He has experience working with a wide age range and enjoys helping both older adults and teenage members accomplish individual goals. He can customize workout and food plans - from weight gains and loss, to positive living and peak athletic performance. Nicholas believes that a combination of body weight and resistance, core balance and cardio-intense programming, coupled with healthy nutritional choices, is the most efficient method to meeting most goals. However, he knows everyone is unique, and he is excited and committed to working with you to create a custom program that fits your individual needs.

Nicholas competes in NPC Physique shows in his free time, and last fall he placed in New England’s nationally-ranked competition.

Raman Magay

Personal Trainer

Raman Magay is certified and experienced in many health and fitness modalities. She is a group exercise instructor, a personal trainer, and a Board Certified Structural Integration practitioner (aka rolfing – a type of deep-tissue bodywork). She is a registered yoga teacher RYT200 and a Holistic Health Coach.  

Raman’s mission is to provide the tools and support needed for you to create a lifestyle that gives you access to more energy and empowerment – one that will take your health and fitness to a new level!

Anthony Moscatelli

Personal Trainer

Anthony likes to work with all age groups and strives to get you to where you want to be in your fitness journey. He likes to have fun during the workouts, but also encourages you to push past your limits so you can get the results that you want. Anthony is here for you with anything that you need!

Jenni Plym

Personal Trainer

Train with Jenni and you'll get diverse, dynamic workouts that challenge you physically, while focusing on safe alignment and proper technique. Your sessions may be held on the gym floor, outdoors on the track or even at the pool!  

Jenni's background is in sports, dance, yoga and massage therapy. If you're a competitive athlete, new to exercise or somewhere in-between wanting to improve your overall wellness, Jenni can design sessions that meet your goals and keep you interested.

Corey Wong

Personal Trainer

Corey is a certified personal trainer accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Exercise and Health Sciences, concentrating in Applied Exercise Physiology at UMass Boston. 

He believes that a high quality of life can be attained and sustained through following healthy habits, including regular exercise. Corey designs creative, individualized programs based on his clients’ goals and level of experience. Outside of work, Corey likes thrift shopping, ice skating, and playing soccer!

Ezzy Reyes

Personal Trainer

I served in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years, and am earning my Bachelors in Exercise and Health Science. I decided to become a Personal Trainer because fitness has always been a passion of mine. I want to be there for those who want to bring in change.  There’s nothing more important to me than helping somebody go through an experience that challenges them and makes them happy and more confident.  I want to share the benefits of training and growth mindset that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and also allowed me to fully recover from a serious auto accident.  I will be here to guide you every step of the way of your journey

Alex Trimble

Personal Trainer

 

Alex has been a trainer at the Y for over 10 years, working with people of all ages and all varieties of health concerns. A fitness and sports enthusiast since an early age, Alex grew up working out at the West Suburban YMCA and enjoys passing on what he's learned to the younger generation. He also understands the limitations that pain and dysfunction can create, especially as we get older, and the critical role movement (even very gentle movement) plays in helping alleviate pain and restore function. Whether you're looking for a push in the gym, or just looking to stay active and physically engaged, Alex can help you meet your needs, in a fun and safe way.

Susanne Robertson

Personal Trainer Intern

Susanne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a passion for sports and strength training. As a teen she experienced the difference weight training and various foods had on her sports performance on the Track & Field team.  Since getting her RDN credential, she’s spent years teaching individuals and groups of all ages about healthy eating for optimal health. She has worked with chefs to design meals for severely ill homebound individuals, counseled patients in hospitals, taught children how to make simple and fun meals, and taught nutrition courses at Northeastern University. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Spanish from Worcester State University. She is dedicated to working with each client as a team to develop realistic, achievable, evidence-based goals.  When not at work, you can find her training for sprint triathlons, strength training, playing recreational soccer, or baking with her family.  In addition to nutrition counseling, she will be offering personal training in late spring 2022.