Sonoma County Family YMCA

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

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Personal Training & Nutritional Counseling


(See Personal Training Trifold for fees)

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.  

Train one on one with a certified Personal Trainer to reach your specific health and fitness goals. Whether you are training for a race or trying to jump-start your exercise plan, our Personal Trainers will structure a program to meet your individual needs.  For more details, contact Rachel Marcus, Health & Wellness Director at 545-9622 x3122 or 

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIFICSpersonal trainer with client

  • Healthy Back Care

  • Core Strength

  • "Sports Specific" Training

  • Balance & Stability

  • "Re-entry" to Fitness or Beginning Fitness

  • Advanced Conditioning Programs

  • Flexibility Training

  • Weight Management


Interested persons only fill out the "Interest Form" inside the Personal Training Trifold. A Medical Release may be required prior to the first session.

The Health and Fitness Director 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, prior to your set appointment time & bring your receipt to your session.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rachel Marcus, Health & Wellness Director at 707.545.9622 ext. 3122 or


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.

Please contact Rachel Marcus, Health & Wellness Director at 545-9622, ext. 3122 or if you have any special requests.

Nutrition Counseling

My Plate graphicThe best way to make long-term dietary change is to work with a professional.  We offer 30-minute nutrition counseling sessions on site 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.  (Nutrition Counseling flyer)

Nutritional services provided by Joyce Giammattei, DrPH, RD, CDE
For more information or to schedule an appointment for body composition analysis or nutrition counseling pick up a Nutritional Counseling Form at the Member Center or contact Joyce at 

Ultrasound Body Composition Analysis

(Ultrasound Body Composition flyer and form) Body weight is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish how many pounds are from fat and how many are from lean body mass. You can get an accurate measurement of fat and muscle distribution with ultrasound technology.

No more uncomfortable calipers or inaccurate and sensitive bio-electrical impedance scale. Results are comparable to underwater weighing and air displacements. With ultrasound imaging, we are able to track changes in fat loss and muscle gain and provide unique scan images that clearly show superficial and deep adipose tissue layers. Having this information can motivate you to attain your ideal shape. 

For more information regarding Ultrasound Body Composition Analysis, contact Joyce Giammattei at


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