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Sean Pollock

Personal Trainer
Central YMCA
An active member of the Central YMCA Health and Wellness team for over five years, Sean is passionate about healthy living and helping others to accomplish their health and wellness goals, whatever they may be. A certified personal trainer, Sean works with members of all backgrounds and abilities, and has extensive experience working with cancer survivors and individuals with chronic illnesses. He has lead exercise and wellness classes for cancer survivors for years, and specializes in helping people with chronic conditions find their own unique health path using proven techniques that empower them to accomplish their health goals. Sean also has experience with youth, and has taught physical education and family fitness classes. In his personal life, Sean loves playing ultimate Frisbee, loves tea, and likes to cook.
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Lisa Schouten

Personal Trainer
El Camino YMCA
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George Cheng

Personal Trainer
Southwest YMCA
George is an enthusiastic trainer at Southwest YMCA. His specialties include stretching, mind-body corrective exercises, and bodyweight conditioning. His goal is to make you feel your best and to ensure you have fun during each session. George spends his free time in nature, enjoying movement outdoors.
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Jordan Yamat

Personal Trainer
South Valley Family YMCA
Jordan has been a personal trainer for over 10 years. In that time he has worked with post-rehab clients with shoulder, knee, hip, and back injuries. He has also worked with a range of special populations including; Alzheimer’s, cancer, pre/post natal, and children with special needs. He's certified as a NASM CPT, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Mindbody Coach, and USPA Powerlifting trainer.
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Tina Helmer

Personal Trainer
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
Tina Helmer, MBA, ACE Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutrition Specialist, is a native German who has traveled to and lived in many places. Her instructor career started with kickboxing, moving on to ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer, Les Mills Bodypump, Les Mills Bodycombat and Les Mills CXWORX. She teaches classes from bootcamp, to sculpt, circuit training, small group training and high intensity interval training in addition to personal training.

She speaks three languages fluently (German, English, Spanish) and has a thorough knowledge of French, which helps welcome various ethnicities into her classes. She always makes sure to offer options to cater to various levels of fitness. Let her enthusiasm motivate you to reach your next level of fitness!
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Hector Castaneda

Personal Trainer
Central YMCA
Available at Central YMCA, Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA, and El Camino YMCA, Hector specializes in weightloss, toning, and Circuit Training. He will be able to teach you how to enjoy physical activity and create healthy habits while enjoying your favorite food! He will also bring out your love and passion for music and guide you to enjoy the love for dance.
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Misty Yoon

Personal Trainer
East Valley Family YMCA
Misty specializes in circuit training, core training, balance training, cardio endurance training and youth fitness. She is the perfect trainer for a health seeking individual, or someone looking to rebuild their fitness after an injury or time off. When you work out with Misty, you will focus on your goals and monitor your progression to modify and incorporate different options as necessary to optimize your results. This will make your training session more fun and enjoyable and help keep you motivated.
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Ruth Le Beau

Personal Trainer
East Valley Family YMCA
Available at Central YMCA and South Valley Family YMCA, Ruth specializes in strength & conditioning,running techniques, senior fitness, sport specific training and HIIT. When you work out with Ruth, she will assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals while keeping your unique needs and preferences at mind.
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Jennifer Baumann

Personal Trainer
El Camino YMCA
Jennifer joined the El Camino YMCA over 15 years ago as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor and has worked close to 20 years in the fitness industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Psychology. Jennifer is certified as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is certified as an Instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She believes that a regular cardiovascular and strength training program is the cornerstone to a healthy body and mind. As such, she designs each workout to be challenging, results-oriented and, most importantly, fun for the individual. Jennifer specializes in cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and weight management. She uses the Rate of Perceived Exertion and Heart Rate monitoring to help clients make their cardio workouts as efficient as possible. She believes in functional training and develops strength and resistance programs based on the activities that her clients do in their everyday lives, from sports like golf and cycling to basics like carrying groceries and pushing strollers. Jennifer is here to coach, motivate and encourage you to succeed. In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, cooking, reading and spending time with family.
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Jamar Sturn

Personal Trainer
Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA
Jamar teaches Beginner Strength Training & Weight Loss, Advanced Strength Training & Muscle Development, Corrective Exercise. Core Strength, and Senior Fitness. When you work with Jamar, he believes training is more than looking good it’s also about feeling great; but importantly it’s about performing at your best at any moment whether its physically or mentally. You might be surprised to find out that he's also an Cycling, Enhanced Fitness, and Core Training Instructor.
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Mercy Forde

Personal Trainer
El Camino YMCA
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Leslie Young

Personal Trainer
El Camino YMCA
Leslie has always been passionate about fitness. Her career started as a Group Fitness Instructor, teaching Les Mills Body Pump (Advanced Certification), Body Attack, and Les Mills Core. This led to becoming a NASM certified Personal Trainer. Her style as a trainer is professional but engaging, and her number one priority is helping clients meet their goals using efficient and creative exercise programs.
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Brittany Taylor

Personal Trainer, Health & Wellness Director
El Camino YMCA
Brittany Taylor has Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and specializes in sports performance, strength and conditioning, HIIT and circuit training, and youth fitness. She has a passion for physical activity and find innovative and fun ways to achieve your goals!
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Jenny

Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Insturcotor, Nutritionist
Central YMCA
Jenny joined the Central YMCA team in 2016 as a group fitness instructor teaching classes like BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYFLOW, Les Mills GRIT, and Aqua Stand Up. She is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has a Master's degree in Food and Nutrition. She is an advocate for body positivity and inclusivity. She can help you improve your health and fitness at any size so that you can go on to live your best life. You'll find that Jenny has an upbeat and positive personality, and she strives to make your workouts fun and enjoyable. Jenny is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
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Susan

Personal Trainer
Central YMCA
Susan joined the Central YMCA Health and Wellness team in 2009 as a Certified Personal Trainer, and has nearly two decades of experience in the fitness industry. Susan began as a group exercise instructor specializing in the martial arts field, with a focus on boxing. Her credentials include personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), MMA Conditioning Specialist (MMACS), and Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS). She uses five basic principles to structure her member’s training programs: injury prevention, body-shaping, strength, conditioning, and food management. Susan’s passion is to inspire your discovery and confidence in health, while safely meeting and exceeding personal goals.
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Chelsea Chan

Personal Trainer
South Valley Family YMCA
Chelsea joined the South Valley Family YMCA as a member in 2018. Her active and regular attendance in group exercise classes inspired her to become a certified personal trainer through NASM and also a group exercise instructor. Her advocacy for healthy living for life and mental positivity pervades her philosophy for health and wellness. She uniquely designs her clients’ workouts to be safe, effective, and challenging. She strongly believes that a functional strength and resistance program, combined with cardiovascular conditioning and proper recovery, enables an individual to have the tools necessary for long-term physical and mental health. Chelsea will guide, encourage, and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals.