Personal Training


Personal Training is designed to enhance physical fitness and meet a participant's personal wellness goals through one-on-one training. Each personal training session is an hour long. A nationally certified personal trainer will design an individual fitness plan geared to your specific needs. Each session includes the latest training techniques to maximize your results and motivate you to reach your goals.

Program Fees

Individual Training

1 session:       Member $40       Non-member $47
5 sessions:     Member $190     Non-member $225
10 sessions:   Member $370     Non-member $440
20 sessions:   Member $720     Non-member $860

Partner Training

1 session:       Member $70         Non-member $80
5 sessions:     Member $325        Non-member $375
10 sessions:   Member $625        Non-member $725
20 sessions:   Member $1,200     Non-member $1,400


New personal training clients must complete initial paperwork. Completed forms and payment must be submitted prior to beginning personal training. Three forms are required:


Register for personal training at your YMCA branch front desk. Or contact Wellness administrators with questions:

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA: Wendy Jo Cotham - or 864-585-0306
Middle Tyger YMCA: Sherry Johnson - or 864-433-9623


Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA - Personal Trainers

John Gamble


Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist 
Favorite Quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
Why did you choose to become a personal trainer? I wanted to share my passion for health and wellness with others, help them reach, and go beyond their fitness goals.  By implementing functional fitness workouts into their routine, I am able to increase each individual member’s capability to perform activities of daily living.


Caroline Corbin


Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
ACE (American Council on Exercise)
Favorite Quote
: “Not everything that happens in life is meant to be understood, but accepted.”

Why did you choose to become a personal trainer?
I chose to become a trainer to do more than just help people get in shape, but to build a healthy lifestyle, to regain their confidence, and feel good about themselves.

Caroline does individual personal training and specializes in bridal boot camp, strength training basics, heavy lifters training, women on weights, and weight loss small group training.

Brandi Coggins

Hometown: Florence, South Carolina
: Personal Training from Greenville Technical College

: Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine; Group Fitness Instructor from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Favorite Quote
: “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength”

Why did you choose to become a personal trainer?
I love to see people grow, I love to see them get stronger and healthier, improving their quality of life. I love to see them push past what they think they can achieve and I love being a part of that growth and seeing the look of gratification in their face when they reach the goals they thought were unachievable.

Middle Tyger YMCA - Personal Trainers



Sherry Howard, Middle Tyger

Personal Trainer 13 yrs/ Aerobics Instructor 15yrs/ Color Specialist for a local textile company.

Husband- Gordon (X-Ray tech): and Mother of 2: Blake age 24 & Brittney age 22.

SC State Body Building Champ 2004; Greensboro NPC Bodybuilding Champ 2003; Champ 4yrs in a row at the All Natural Body Building Night of Champions, Spartanburg SC, Union County Y Bench Press Champ 2002

Specialties:  Body Sculpting, Strength, Step Classes, Cardio Interval, Cardio Kickboxing, Hi lo, Bootcamp circuits, Belly & Bottoms, Zumba classes for all levels, stretch

Hobbies: Body Building, Running, Teaching aerobic classes, Tennis, Gardening, and Creative projects (color & design), helping others reach their goals

Degrees & Certifications: CPR/First/AED; BS degree in Textile Design, AFAA & Fitour Certification in Group Exercise:  Fitour, YMCA & Golds Gym -Personal Training & Adv. Personal Training; previous certs. Or class experience: Zumba, Turbo Kick cert., Sports Nutrition, Silver Sneakers Senior classes, PiYo, Rebounding, The Slide, Multiple step

BS Degree in Textiles (Design Conc.) – Worked for Milliken & Co. 10 yrs designing automotive and elastic fabrics, worked for ADO corp (draperies) designing draperies, interior design, trade show dev., currently work for Springfield LLC as a color specialist – Military division

Motto – Stay Fit for Life, never give up on your dreams…. If an overweight, shy child from Mt. Olive NC, can lose 20lbs at the age of 14, get in shape, go to a big college, work in textile design and make presentations to customers, travel abroad, have a family, do bodybuilding contests & teach in front of many people, you can reach your goals too. Always follow your dreams and never give up!


Joshua Reynolds Middle Tyger Y

Hometown: Morgantown WV
: Masters of Science in Athletic Coaching Education

: American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

Favorite Quote
: "Nothing good in life comes easy"

Why did you choose to become a personal trainer?
I wanted to provide an environment of quality instruction where individuals could achieve any fitness goals they may have.




Sherry Johnson, Middle Tyger