Janet has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Fit Central at the Dowd YMCA since 1992.
Janet has experience training all types of clients from beginners to athletes. While she incorporates lots of core and stability exercises in her workouts, she believes in the benefits of building muscle mass. Therefore, her workouts incorporate lots of fundamental weight lifting. At the same time, she focuses on her client as an individual and designs workouts based to their goals.
Janet enjoys motivating her clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle through consistent workouts, sound nutrition and stress management.
If you are looking for a trainer, Janet will consult with you and connect you with the trainer best suited to your goals and schedule.
While training clients and running Fit Central, Janet is diligent with her own strength training and cardiovascular workouts. She works out with Fit Central trainers as well as on her own.
Janet is married and enjoys spending time with her family, including 5 grandchildren. She spends most weekends hiking with her husband, John.
Minnie has 25 years experience in Fitness and Exercise and is ACE certified as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor.
She takes her personal training seriously and always prioritizes her client's health and fitness goals. She is a true motivator and encourages her clients through all types of training. In addition to personal training, Minnie shares her passion for fitness by teaching various formats of group exercise classes including athletic conditioning, cycling and kickboxing.
Minnie is an avid runner and has earned 2 Boston Marathon Qualifiers. She also assists in coaching running programs for the YMCA.
From another perspective outside of fitness, Minnie is a diehard Carolina Panther Fan.
Tom has been involved in fitness for over 20 years. He is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor.
He has completed 4 Ironman races and is a YMCA running coach. Tom is also a corporate fitness trainer.
He is an excellent coach and motivator who uses challenging yet fun training options.
His goal with his clients is to help them overcome obstacles that stand in their way of peak performance and improved quality of life.
Alice Rogers Purser
Alice, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, is marathon runner who loves how strength training has kept her strong and injury free for years!
An hour with Alice will be FUN and EFFECTIVE as she loves incorporating cardio and core into strength training.
Alice's passion is creating individual programs for her clients to help them meet their goals.
Ashley has a love of music, a passion for fitness, and energy to burn- so becoming an ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor just felt like the natural next step.
Ashley realized her love of movement at a young age when she started taking ballet, tap, and jazz classes. Through the years she has stayed active through running races from 5ks to Spartan Runs, Bootcamp Style Training, and Group Fitness Training.
Ashley loves making exercise fun, motivating and inspiring, and enjoys guiding people on their fitness journeys. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people and clients move past their fitness goals.”
She believes that fitness should be part of any balanced lifestyle
and is important for all ages, abilities, and walks of life. She loves focusing on strength and balance training. “Building muscle and core strength play such an integral role in our lives as we age.”
Ashley is a wife, mom, and mixologist on the other side of life and believes exercise helps to maintain balance in her busy life.
Will is an ACE certified Personal trainer who focuses on body fat loss, strength training, and conditioning/athletic conditioning. His goal with every client is to improve quality of life and to show them the positive effects of exercise and proper nutrition. Will grew up playing football and basketball so he specializes in athletic training as well as weight loss and improving strength in power movements. When not training Will can be found Powerlifting at the Dowd YMCA!