With Personal Training and Wellness Coaching at the YMCA

White Rock YMCA has certified personal trainers and health coaches eager to assist you with achieving your fitness and health goals. Your coach will help identify what and how you can make small or large behavior changes that will measurably improve your nutrition, physical, and mental health. Each of our coaches have their own special interest and/or experience with whatever goals you may come to us with!

Fat Loss - Build Strength - Build Muscle - Athletic Performance - Youth Sport Specific - Improve Balance - Active Older Adult Stability and Strength - Post Physical Therapy - General Aches/Pain Management (Exercise Modifications) - Machine & Equipment Education - Workout Plan - Short/Long Term Goal Setting- Accountability Coaching - Nutrition Education - Small Group Focus Training - Partner Training 

Personal Trainers - Wellness Coaches - Nutritionists
Ariel Humphrey
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Regional Director of Personal Training

Ariel arrived at the YMCA with a vast array of experiences. From the farmlands of Michigan to the Rocky Mountains, and then deserts of Arizona she has found White Rock to be the place to put down roots and grow as a leader for health in the community. Where there is an opportunity for coaching, she steps into the role to offer hope and motivation. From guiding clients to mentoring rising personal trainers; growth and commitment are two words that brought her to the Director of Regional Personal Training position.

To be paired with the right trainer for you or to register for partner and group sessions please contact:

Ariel Humphrey
Regional Personal Training Director
(214) 328-3849

Julissa Cardona
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Wellness Coach

Empowering others to reach their fitness goals while on my own journey to become the best version of myself. 🏋️‍♀️💪 #FitnessJourney #PersonalTrainerLife #EmpowerOthers #MyYStory:

Switching career jobs from education to fitness was a huge turnaround yet the best choice for me. I chose to be a Wellness Coach because I love to stay healthy and want the best to help others in their health journey. My goal for everyone here on the fitness floor is to feel inspired to stay healthy and never lose hope.

Favorite Motivational Quote:

"Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new." -Barrack Obama



Chinma Omogah
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Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Chinma

Fitness fanatic and motivator, always ready to amp up your workouts and cheer you on while you crush your goals! Let's sweat, smile, and slay at the gym together. #FitFam #WorkoutWarrior #MyYStory:

I've always had a passion for fitness. I love working with people to help them reach their fitness goals. What I like best about the fitness journey is seeing my clients change and improve! Seeing them get one step closer to a better version of themselves is what motivates me to be the best version of myself too!

When I’m not at the gym, I like to take some for myself. I enjoy walking around the nature preserves with my dog, Olive. Other times, I might go rock climbing or visit a plant nursery to see what new things they may have.

Favorite Motivational Quote:

"You’ll never know until you try."



Jonathan Ryan
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Wellness Coach

Empathy-driven health advocate on a mission to uplift his community through holistic care. Committed to understanding your needs and championing wellness with compassion. #HolisticHealth #CommunityWellness #MyYStory

My passion for fitness was ignited in 2019, when I discovered how much I loved bicycle riding around White Rock Lake. What began as Saturday rides with friends turned into a workout routine of 3 to 4 bike rides a week, now surpassing the milestone of 10,000 miles on pavement & trails. Along with complementary weight training, walking, jogging, and weekly Yoga practice I can appreciate all the aspects of fitness from endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. 

I can think of no pursuit more rewarding than to maintain this healthy lifestyle while sharing my passion for health and well-being with others through Personal Training here at the YMCA.

Favorite Quote:

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly." —Proverb


Andrew Sechrist
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Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Andrew

Fitness fanatic, loving dad, and sports enthusiast on a mission to help you crush your fitness goals! Let's hustle and make every rep count. #PersonalTrainer #FitDad #SportsFanatic #MyYStory

I was always involved in athletics - from age 5 to college, I was playing one sport or another. I’ve played just about every sport except Ice Hockey! I became a Personal Trainer to work with others who also have a love for being active as well as being there to support others who are wanting to start again or for the first time. My goal is for you to leave our sessions learning something new or feeling like you’ve accomplished something.

Favorite Motivational Quote:

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.

– Henry Ford


Ellese Garcia
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Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Ellese

Vegan athlete on a mission to sculpt both mind and body through discipline and determination. Fueling progress with plant power to step on stage and showcase strength and grace. #VeganBodybuilder #PlantPower #StrengthAndGrace #MyYStory: 

I have always had a passion to help people and I have discovered my outlet to do so is through personal training. I enjoy promoting ways to improve physical health and prevent injury through exercise. I graduated with my B.S. in Kinesiology, and I am currently working on my Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at Texas Woman’s University. My long-term goal is to continue helping people using a holistic approach.  

Favorite Quote: 

“You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for.” 

Carolina Balderas
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Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Carolina

Mama bear on a mission to bring wellness and vitality to little cubs and fellow mamas 🌿🐻 Let's #nourishyoungminds #momsonamission #myYstory

I joined White Rock YMCA almost 10 years ago to socialize with other mom's and get workouts squeezed in between work and motherhood. After losing 82lbs, I realized I wanted to help other mothers navigate their health and weight. Also, I wanted to see my own children have more options for physical activity and I knew that the YMCA had programs to get involved with. Starting in 2024, I will be coaching school age children to move their body's to prepare for Athletics. 

Favorite Quote: 

"I may not agree with a word you say but will fight to the death for your right to say it" -Voltaire

Wendy Land
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Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Wendy

🌟 Empowering warriors to conquer their fitness goals with perseverance and strength 💪 | Championing personal growth and transformation through sweat and determination #letsworkout #Noexcuses #momof3 #myYstory

Wendy is a 4th year kinesiology student & mother of 3 boys (2 in college & an 8 year old) Balancing life is nothing new. She understands how hard it can be to set aside time for yourself for workouts but she also knows it is possible! If she can do it, you can too! Let her help you reach your health and fitness goals so you can better care for your self and family!

Favorite Quote: 


Jane Roberson

Jane Roberson

Certified Personal Trainer

Train with Jane

🌟Passionate about fitness and empowering others to reach their goals. Always ready to learn, grow, and inspire.  #trainwithjane #LifelongLearner #myYstory

I grew up playing sports and staying active from young age. I have always wanted to incorporate that into my career and help others live a healthier lifestyle. I went on to pursue this at Auburn University, and graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. I recently moved to Dallas and am currently working on my Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at UTSouthwestern School of Health Professions. I am eager to provide clients with the knowledge and support to kickstart their fitness journeys and achieve all of their health goals. 

Favorite Quote: 

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” - Max Depree

Kirby Baber
Kirby Baber Nutritionist

Nutrition with Kirby

Living and breathing the joy of educating on nutrition and healthy living! 🍏📚 #NutritionNerd #HealthyLivingEnthusiast #PassionForEducation #MyY Story

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a profession where I can help others. I love that the YMCA fosters education and inspires communities to grow together. As an aspiring Dietitian, I am passionate about empowering all ages with the knowledge and confidence to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Favorite motivational quote:

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt


I received my Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition at Texas A&M in 2021. Currently, I am a Dietetic Intern at the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions as I pursue my Master’s in Clinical Nutrition.

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