Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

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The Y continues to be closed until further notice due to the current health order. We promise we will provide reopening info once we have an update. - More Details >>

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Distance Learning site closures due to fires: Yulupa, Strawberry, and Prestwood through 9/30 - More Details >>

Personal Training & Nutritional Counseling

Personal Training

Virtual and In-Person Options Available

Personal training is a great way to receive in-depth and individualized support in meeting particular fitness needs, conditioning goals or coming back to exercise after an injury. Our trainers are experts in helping you set goals that are appropriate and achievable. They also provide support, accountability, and guidance along the way.


  • Healthy Back Care
  • Core Strength
  • "Sports Specific" Training
  • Balance & Stability
  • "Re-entry" to Fitness or Beginning Fitness
  • Advanced Conditioning Programs
  • Flexibility Training
  • Weight Management


Sonoma County Family YMCA Personal Trainers are certified through nationally accredited fitness organizations such as American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine and National Association of Sports Medicine. Trainers are required to attend continuing education classes throughout the year to maintain their qualifications. This ensures that you, the client, receive the most current and safe training information available.

PLEASE NOTE: Only certified Personal Trainers employed by the Y are allowed to train others in the YMCA facility. The YMCA employs and contracts the Certified Personal Trainers in our facility. We also provide our trainers with the necessary employment and liability insurance to ensure their safety as well as yours. Thank you for your cooperation.


Single session

60 min: $65
45 min: $50
30 min: $40

4 Session Package

60 min: $220
45 min: $180
30 min: $140

Duo Training - Train with a friend or partner
(Duo Training sessions are 1.5x the price of a session for an individual)

60 min: $330
45 min: $270
30 min: $210

Personal Training & Nutrition Combo

  • One 30-minute Nutrition Counseling session with Joyce Giammetti, Registered Dietician
  • One 60-minute Personal Training session with a Certified Personal Trainer

$125 Value for $105

Our Trainers

Click here for bios of trainers available to work in person!

Or, click here for bios of trainers available to train virtually!


Health Coach • Personal Trainer • Group Exercise Instructor
Nicole loves to learn, teach and coach.
She can work with you both in person and virtually.

Nicole Martinovich is an ACE Certified Health Coach, SCW Certified Lifestyle & Behavior Coach and has completed Core 100 with Robbins-Madanes Training and Strategic Intervention Training.

Nicole’s love of physical activity started at Ocean Beach as a toddler, splishing and splashing in the waves. Continuing her aquatic journey she began body surfing and competitive swimming. Shifting gears a bit, she participated in horseback riding and water skiing in elementary & junior high. Later in high school, dance took center stage and continued to hold that position through collage, and beyond. In 1993 she started working at the Y. She has been and continues to teach a wide variety of exercise classes, provide Personal Training, Health Coaching and program support. She has been working full time at our Y since 2013 getting the YMCA’s Diabetes  Prevention Program up and running, and is now our Healthy Initiatives Program Coordinator.

Nicole works with you to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. She draws from her education and experience to support you in defining your goals, mapping out a course, moving obstacles out of your way and achieving your goals, while enjoying the process.

BA in Physical Education & MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine

ACE Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer

SCW Certified Lifestyle & Behavioral Coach & Small Group Personal Training

Trained Lifestyle Coach for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

200 Hour Yoga Instructor, Integrative Yoga Therapy

200 Hour Yoga Instructor, Ayurveda focus

Life Coach trained with:
Robbins-Madanes Core 100 & Strategic Intervention


“Training and coaching are about getting you from where you are to where your want to be. You show up, do the work. I’ll bring my all; from sets and reps to downdog and hundreds, with lifestyle hacks, diet course corrects, meditation, inspiration, tools and techniques, with focus and fun. Let's get started!"


Our Indoor Personal Training Studio

Virtual Personal Training:

In-Person Personal Training:

  • Complete this interest form and return by email to Nicole Martinovich, Healthy Initiatives Coordinator
  • Sign updated Sonoma County Family YMCA waiver of liability.
  • Once these steps are complete, Nicole will reach out to you to match you to your trainer.
  • Your trainer will reach out to schedule your first session, which may be conducted indoors in the personal training studio (subject to availability and not available for duo sessions) or outdoors in a location TBD.
  • If indoors, both trainers and clients are required to wear face coverings and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance at all times.
  • If outdoors, facial coverings are optional as long as physical distance is maintained at all times. Facial coverings must be worn when in closer than 10ft proximity.
A Medical Release may be required prior to the first session. The Personal Training Coordinator will contact you to assign a Personal Trainer. Your assigned Personal Trainer will contact you to coordinate an appointment. Ongoing appointments are agreed upon by the trainer & client on an individual basis. Pay for your Personal Training sessions in the membership office or by calling 707-545-9622 ext. 3150, prior to your set appointment time.

Nutrition Counseling

Phone sessions only during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best way to make long-term dietary change is to work with a professional.  We offer 30-minute nutrition counseling sessions with a registered dietician.  In these sessions, the dietician guides the participant through an in-depth nutrition survey, discussion of performance goals, calculation of energy needs, developing a meal plan and goal setting to improve performance and health.  Sports nutrition counseling also available.

Nutritional services provided by Joyce Giammattei, DrPH, RD, CDE
For more information or to schedule an appointment for nutrition counseling, contact Joyce at and fill out a Nutritional Counseling Form  prior to your appointment.


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