The Y achieves its mission one person at a time. Our success is driven by the passion, enthusiasm, and dedication of our employees.

Kevin Myers
Margaret Becker
Dixie Dreyer
Joe Edger
Jordan Hoogterp
Lindsey Karpowicz
Jason Lewis


Paula Creswell

Paula is ISSA certified and has been practicing for 13 years. She is also Indoor Cycle Certified and loves teaching cycle classes. Paula has ben in body building competitions, and really enjoys training for them. She has a passion for training people struggling with weight management and overweight obese clients.

Mario Pool

Mario is a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He received a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Wayne State University and specializes in strength training, bodybuilding training, circuit training, and senior fitness. Mario’s main goals are to motivate and make sure each client maintains a healthy lifestyle.

Connie Prins

Connie is personal trainer certified from ACE & Lifestyle and Weight Managment from ACE. She is also AFAA Group Exercise certified. Connie holds a bachelor’s of Science in Business and Marketing. She specializes in adult strength, weight loss programming and spinal/structural concerns. Connie has overcome great adversities with scoliosis, and avoiding a second spinal fusion using strength and flexibility work. Her experience in overcoming such obstacles gives her the ability to help her clients in overcoming theirs.

Sarah Van Eerden

Sarah is a Registered Dietitian. She completed her education at Michigan State University and the Medical University of South Carolina, and continues to learn more about nutrition every day. She uses a whole-person, meal-centered approach in her nutrition consultations. Her passion in nutrition is in guiding clients to be comfortable in the kitchen and excited about planning and creating healthy, delicious meals.