Meet our Personal Trainers
Sonya has been a Personal Trainer and Swim Instructor for three years. She gives her clients options for workouts on land or in water. On land she specializes in mobility, resistance and strength training. In the water she helps clients improve stroke form and injury rehab.
Sonya was a member of the Santa Rosa Junior College Swim & Dive team in 2016, where she found her love for weightlifting. In 2019 she became a Certified Personal Trainer through PTA Global.
Her degree in Natural Science gives her an understanding of how the human body works on a physiological level. Sonya’s knowledge and dedication to a healthy lifestyle is what makes her passionate about helping others. She believes fitness has made a positive impact on her life by improving her mental health and making her feel good inside and out. Her training style on land or in water is positive, educational and goal oriented fun!
Joe began his fitness journey after an almost 10 year career in public safety here in Sonoma County. When he suffered a career-ending injury he realized that he needed to make his health and fitness a priority if he wanted to make a full recovery. His first goals were weight loss and enhancing overall health. While achieving his goals and losing 50 pounds, he discovered his passion for fitness! Now he wants to share his knowledge and experience to help others achieve their goals.
Joe knows what it’s like to be overweight, and how that affects quality of life. He wants to help you discover the benefits of training that have helped him become the person he is today—strong, capable and compassionately excited to help you. Life is hectic and we all have busy schedules. Joe will show you that fitness can be manageable and enjoyable, with real and attainable results.
Kathy has always been passionate about movement, from her equestrian bareback romps through the hills as a kid, organized sports at school, to her beloved sport of long distance Ironman. Movement has been an important and positive experience. Her passion was recognized early on by her local Y Athletics Director and she was drafted to teach. It was then she recognized her desire to help others discover benefits of fitness.
She has both personal experience in fitness, teaching and competition and education and certifications in a variety of training modalities. Kathy is a certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Exercise Instructor. She also has certifications in bar and free weights, Spin, BOSU, TRX, and core training.
Kathy’s training style focuses on motivation, methodology, technique and form. These are her foundation to train smarter and safer. She would like to share this with others and see them gain an appreciation for fitness and well being.
Linda is committed to empowering her clients to tap into their own personal strength to reach their goals. She trains with compassion and support. Linda understands life’s challenges and the dedication it takes to be consistent and maintain balance.
Linda’s passion for health and fitness goes back many years. She has been an active runner and weight lifter. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been her priority. Healthy living allows Linda to be more active with her 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. She also enjoys dancing, hiking, animals and a good laugh over coffee with friends.
Linda looks forward to meeting you on this journey!
Nicole loves to exercise. Exercise has been a part of her life informally learning to swim and surf and more formally swimming competitively and later performing in dance groups.
Nicole has a Bachelor’s in Physical Education, a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine and teaching credentials. She has studied a wide variety of health and wellness topics including yoga, Pilates, group exercise, behavior change, sports nutrition, health and life coaching and more! She has special training in diabetes prevention and management as well as lifestyle and behavior change.
She loves to teach and help others achieve their health and wellness goals. Nicole has been with the Y since 1993, teaching, training, coaching, providing programming and supporting the health and wellness of our community all along the way.
Nicole’s message to potential clients:
“Training and coaching are about getting you from where you are to where you 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!”
Need some extra support during these challenging times? Nicole Martinovich, Healthy Initiatives Coordinator and Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach is available for free sessions via zoom to share tips and tools, perspective and options for exploring, experiencing and managing your health and life.
You can email Nicole directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Why Work with a Health Coach?
Health coaches work to empower clients to live their best life, according to the clients' terms.
- To clarify health related goals
- Discover strengths and challenges
- Learn new strategies to solve problems
- Use active learning to develop a path toward greater health and happiness
- Accountability, motivation, and fun!
- Get out of a rut
What to Expect from Coaching
- Respectful Engagement
- Support for healthy lifestyle change
- Actionable Steps / Homework
- Holistic Approach
- Self-discovery & Active Learning
- Co-create strategies for a successful and fulfilling life
- Identify your dreams, desires and goals
- Reframing to expand your options
What is Health Coaching?
Nicole Martinovich, Certified Health Coach & Healthy Initiative Coordinator
(707) 545-9622 ext. 3412