PERSONAL TRAINING - Meet our team!


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

Click here for more information about personal training at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA. Completed forms need to be filled out and payment must be submitted prior to beginning personal training.

Registration for personal training at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA can be completed online or at the front desk. If you are a member renewing your personal training sessions, payment can be completed on the left side of this page. 

Contact Your Y branch to set up personal training sessions or to ask questions.

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA: Aarika Johnson - 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.

Simone Mack

Hometown: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Speech at University of South Carolina - Upstate
Certifications: W.I.T.S. Personal Training
Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond all measure."
Why did you choose to become a personal trainer? I really wanted to help empower people to embrace their strength and stretch beyond just doing daily cardiovascular workouts but something that would help strengthen them mentally, physically and emotionally allow them to carry it over into their daily walk.

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.

Aarika Woods