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Personal and Group Training

Achieve your personal health and wellness goals at the YMCA of Three Rivers.  

Are you looking to establish healthier routines, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have a specific health and fitness goal you’d like to achieve, but aren’t sure of the best way to do that. Our committed team of certified personal trainers are here to help. 

Fitness Plan Appointment

When you sign up for your membership, a free appointment with one of our certified personal trainers is included. During your session, they’ll show you around the fitness centre and answer any questions you may have. The personal trainer will put together a fitness plan to help you gain the confidence and competence to reach your health and fitness goals. 

Connect with our team at the membership desk at any of our Health and Wellness locations to book your fitness plan appointment. 

One-on-one Personal Training

Through one-on-one sessions, your certified personal trainer will work with you to develop a program tailored to you, while providing support and motivation to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.  


Connect with your membership team to learn more about pricing and packages.  

Small Group Personal Training

Led by a certified personal trainer, small group training sessions are a great option for those looking for a tailored workout program suited to their needs at a lower price point than one-on-one personal training. You’ll work out in a small group of six to eight like-minded individuals pursuing similar health and wellness goals.


Sessions vary seasonally and depending on community need. Current offerings include: 

Specialized Group Training

These large group sessions led by YMCA staff and volunteers are developed to help build community connections while pursuing your health and wellness goals. Working together allows participants to share knowledge and increases motivation and accountability. Sessions vary seasonally and depending on community need.


Current offerings include:  

Team Training

The YMCA provides dryland training for sports teams. Work with a certified personal trainer to improve overall individual and team fitness, strength, power and performance.

Connect with us to learn more about pricing and packages. 

Is Personal or Group Training Right for You?

There are a number of benefits to participating in personal and group training, including:

  1. Motivation — Personal trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but as an educator, confidant, role model and a major source of motivation and encouragement as well. 

  2. Consistency — Do you find it difficult to stick to your program? Scheduling regular appointments with a personal trainer helps eliminate any excuses you might come up with for not exercising. 

  3. Safety — Unsure about how to use the chest press machine at the gym or how to perform walking lunges without hurting your knees? A personal trainer will show you how to exercise safely (including which exercises to avoid) and instruct you on the proper and safe use of exercise equipment. 

  4. Individualized Instruction — What works for one person may not work for another when it comes to choosing an exercise program. A personal trainer will develop the most effective program for you based on your fitness evaluation results and personal goals. Beginners in particular benefit from instruction on how to perform specific exercises and program planning. 

  5. Effective Workouts — Today's hectic lifestyles mean you don't have time to waste on ineffective exercise routines. Personal trainers help maximize your time by providing workouts designed to meet your goals quickly and efficiently. 

  6. Supervision — Personal attention during exercise is the primary function of personal trainers. Need someone to spot you while you do pull-ups? Looking for feedback on your running form? That's what your personal trainer is for--to observe, assist and, if necessary, correct as needed. 

  7. Sports-specific Training — Many amateur and professional athletes work with a personal trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition. Whether you want to shave some strokes off your golf score or beat your brother-in-law at tennis, a personal trainer can tailor your program to your sport of choice. 

  8. Injury Rehabilitation — Injuries and accidents can prevent you from participating in your favourite activities. An experienced personal trainer can make the road to recovery smoother by recommending exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries. 

  9. Special-needs Training — Research confirms that individuals with health challenges such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis or heart disease benefit greatly from regular physical activity. These conditions, however, can make exercising safely a challenge. Many personal trainers are experienced in designing programs that address the special needs of these and other conditions. 

  10. Ego Boost — Feeling good makes you look good, and vice versa. Not only can your personal trainer help you achieve your health and fitness goals, they provide you with positive feedback on your performance and bolster your confidence to take on new challenges. 

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