Our certified personal trainers use their knowledge of current research concepts, methods of sound exercise principles and state-of-the-art equipment to guide you to your fitness goals. Based on your health and individual needs, our personal trainers will customize and implement a program to fit your goals.

Whether you want to lose inches, increase muscle or optimize your workouts, our personal trainers can help you look and feel your best. Invest in yourself to stay motivated and accountable to make you a better YOU!

Trainers are available throughout the day to accommodate your schedule.


Our YMCA Personal Trainers have one or more of the following certifications:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or Kinesiology


Personal Training Is Perfect For:

  • Post rehab training
  • Free weights
  • Older adult/teen training
  • Pre/post natal
  • Sports/power training
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Functional training
  • Balance/stability

A Personal Trainer can help you:

  • Add more challenge to your current workout
  • Reach new levels of fitness
  • Get started on a fitness routine that’s right for you
  • Set and reach fitness goals
  • Deal with special problem areas
  • Be confident that you are exercising safely and effectively
  • Stay motivated
  • Achieve results faster



  1. For liability reasons, only personal trainers employed by the YMCA are allowed to train clients at the Y.
  2. Members will be charged for no show or for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled session.
  3. Sessions expire 6 months from purchase.
  4. Services exchanged or direct payment to the trainer is not permitted and will result in loss of services.
  5. Personal training sessions are non-transferable, and non-refundable, including partner sessions.
  6. The YMCA reserves the right to assign alternative personal trainers if necessary.



Packages Price
1 Session $75
4 Sessions $280
8 Sessions $540
12 Sessions $780



Packages Price
4 Sessions $160
8 Sessions $320
12 Sessions $480



If you are interested in training with a buddy, we now offer reduced pricing for partner sessions. Both clients must purchase the package at the same time and train together.

Packages Price Per Person
1 Session $50
4 Sessions $190
8 Sessions $360
12 Sessions $510


Advance payment is required for multiple session discounts.  Make your payment at the service desk and show your receipt to the trainer.


“Working with a Personal Trainer is a great help with your exercise program. It ensures that you stay focused and disciplined. I have had the experience of working with two of YMCA’s trainers, and can truly recommend the program. They have been professional, supportive and capable of tailoring your work-out to your individual needs. They have also been thoroughly nice and a pleasure to work with.” – Andree M., YMCA Santa Monica member



Johanna Kracke, Wellness Coordinator  wellness@ymcasm.org    (310)393-2721 ext. 112



Johanna Kracke, CPT

Wellness Coordinator/Personal Trainer

Johanna has worked as a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 13 years, and with a Masters degree in exercise science she is ready to help with all your fitness needs.  Johanna is experienced in teaching yoga, cycle, and boot camp/circuit classes. She is also certified as a Pre and Post Natal fitness coach, and as an Exercise Is Medicine Level 2 Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine) she has extensive experience working with clients with chronic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. Johanna is an absolute believer in the power of exercise to improve and change lives.


Sherry East, CPT

Sherry is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and has worked for the Santa Monica YMCA for 8 years as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.  Sherry works with clients of all ages and abilities and specializes in: core strength, balance exercises, clean eating programs, flexibility, weight loss, circuit training and weight lifting.  She lives in the Santa Monica area where she also coaches her son’s soccer team.






Maurkice Palmore, CPT

Maurkice has been a member of the Y for ten years and has worked in membership here for two. His favorite thing about the Y is getting immersed into different areas, while meeting a diverse group of people. He is motivated to train people of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Maurkice’s own fitness journey all started when he discovered the influence that exercise can have on a person, not only physically but mentally as well. He personally worked his way into losing over 70 pounds. That journey motivated him to want to help others to better their lifestyle. Maurkice is now certified as a trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), while additionally having a degree in social and behavioral science. His main focuses in training are working on muscle imbalances, hypertrophy and strength development. 




Rosalynn “Roz” Ross, CPT

Roz started her fitness career in Aquatics at YMCA in Evanston, Illinois in 1999 where she taught swimming and water aerobics. She then branched out to fitness on land by obtaining clients from water aerobics classes. She moved to California to complete a degree in Nutritional and Exercise Science and starting classes at SMC.  She is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and her specialty is weight loss with muscle toning.