MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Brooks Brady

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Brooks has been associated with the YMCA for the past 15 years.  He has always pursued an active and healthy lifestyle.  Since he was a boy, he has competitively played football, baseball and wrestled.  He graduated from high school with a walk-on scholarship to the University of Texas to play baseball and has always loved learning and understanding the physical aspect of the human anatomy.  Brooks loves to rock climb and teach/coach baseball.

 

EDUCATION
Cooper Institute Certified Personal Training
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Cooper Institute
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
B.A. in Biblical Studies – Criswell College
Undergraduate of Architecture University of Texas, Arlington

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“Enlightenment is the first step.  You must train both your mind and body lead a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle.”
 

Deanna Squibb 

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Deanna has been dedicated to her own fitness for over 25 years.  She has been a part of the Semones Family YMCA family for 11+ years.  After being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to pursue her love for fitness and become a personal trainer.  Deanna enjoys indoor cycling and weight training.  When Deanna is not working out or training others, she spends time with friends and family.

 

EDUCATION
Cooper Institute:  Certified Personal Trainer
Coaching Healthy Behaviors Certification
Small Group Personal Training Certification
Weight Control Strategies Certification
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
Associate Degree in Applied Science/Executive Secretarial School

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“Find a workout you can enjoy.  Having fun with a workout will help you stay motivated and committed to staying fit.”
 

Jake Rone 

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Jake is from Chicago and now lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.  Jake was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing baseball, basketball and football.  In college, he chose to focus on baseball as a first baseman and pitcher.  After college, Jake worked as a baseball coach for 5+ years and recently chose to broaden his horizons by obtaining his personal training certification.  He has also made many baseball videos and tutorials focusing on training techniques to help athletes progress in health and fitness.  Jake believes that fitness is a way of life and is easier to do with the right people guiding you. Jake’s goal is to correct and stop many false claims that people have about fitness.

 

EDUCATION
Associate Degree in Science
Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management
American Council of Exercise Certification in Personal Training (ACE)
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ACE)

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“My philosophy is really about functional movement and implementing fun and knowledgeable concepts of exercise.  These concepts and ideas will hopefully rollover and impact your everyday life positively.  Be open to new ideas!  Don’t be afraid to try and fail!  Knowing what not to do is just as important as learning what to do.”
 

Kahou Domingo

Semones YMCA Personal Training

I first experienced resistance training as a teenager and learned creative new ways to push my body.  I was able to see first-hand how my body adapted to these stresses.  As I progressed in my training, I realized a few things: it's rewarding, I'm good at it, and I want to continually grow my knowledge of health and fitness.
My personal challenges give me the passion to help others meet their own fitness goals.  I train clients through empowerment, science, and sincerity.  I strive to make you feel better and stronger in everyday life.  Not everyone can be an athlete, but everyone can be athletic.
As a personal trainer since 2017, I will help you develop endurance, strength, and flexibility.  In my free time I enjoy boxing, cycling, and the occasional Zumba@ class.
 

EDUCATION
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Les Mills Body Combat Certified
Les Mills CXWORX Certified

FITNESS MOTTO
You'll see the best results when you give 10 out of 10.
 

Poll Smith Kamto (Smith) 

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Smith has been a personal trainer for 4 years and a wellness coach for 4 years.

Exercise and a healthy lifestyle are both a journey - not a race.  You should treat both of them like you would treat your own life, because your wellbeing depends entirely on your health.  Discipline, a healthy mind set, desire to achieve goals, and stamina are important. I’ve chosen a profession in the fitness industry, because I like to serve; seeing any healthy human beings makes me happy and brings joy in my life.
 

EDUCATION:
YMCA HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PRINCIPLES 
AFAA Personal Trainer
ASSOCIATE DEGREE/ General studies
Fluent in French

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY 
“The good Lord gave you a body. It’s the only place you live. Take good care of it.”
 

Sharon Jones

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Sharon has worked in the Fitness industry since 1981 starting as a Parks and Recreation Fitness Director, then moving into corporate wellness for 10 years with Johnson and Johnson Health Care systems.  She is a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at the Semones Family YMCA.  When Sharon is not training for ultra-marathon trail runs with her friends, she spends time with her family and her many furry creatures.

EDUCATION
Cooper Institute:
    Certified Personal Trainer
    Biomechanics of Strength Training
    Certified Health Promotions Director
    Advanced Studies Health Promotions Director
    Certified Basic Dietary Guidance
    Nutrition in the Weight Room
IDEA Health and Fitness Association – Certified Personal Trainer
LEARN Institute for Lifestyle Management – Certified Lifestyle counselor
The Society of Prospective Medicine – Certified Pro-change Behavior Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
UCSD; North Texas State University

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“Cardiovascular exercise helps prolong your life, but weight training is the fountain of youth!  I enjoy helping people realize the significance of their personal health – they can actually control 80% of health issues with a clean diet and moderate exercise.”
 

Christine Jannasch

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Christine is a native Dallasite.  Christine has been a personal trainer for 20 years and has been a competitive athlete since the age of 8.  She has competed in soccer, track and field and volleyball.  Christine specializes in strength training using proper form and function to ensure that the work is maximized and the focus is on specific muscle groups.  She has worked with a broad range of clientele, from youth to seniors.  Christine enjoys mountain biking, enjoys being outdoors, going to the movies and spending time with her family and pets.

EDUCATION
Cooper Institute Certified Personal Training
Biomechanics and Functional Fitness Training certifications
Weight Loss Management certification
Certified Group Exercise and Indoor Cycling Instructor
Attended 2012 EAS Nutritional Summit
ABFIT Intervention Trainer II certified through Larry North Fitness
Active Release Therapy – Flexibility and Myofascial Release

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“I believe that anyone can improve their fitness level no matter what their physical condition may be.  Workouts that are functional and compliment your lifestyle will make daily life more enjoyable and will improve your quality of life.  I enjoy creating workouts that are interesting and challenging, while still safe so that the clients are having fun while staying interested and focused.”
 

Craig Frantz

Semones YMCA Personal Training

Craig has over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  He works with clients for sports conditioning, weight loss, functional or traditional training, core conditioning or body sculpting.  He is also certified as a medical exercise specialist. Craig will help bridge the gap between health care and physical fitness.  If you have “issues with your tissues” or you want to shed a few pounds or tone up, see Craig!

EDUCATION
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
YMCA of the USA
International Weightlifting Association
American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP)

Tiffany Rodgers

YMCA Personal Training

The YMCA has been Tiffany’s home away from home since 1996.  She started at the Garland YMCA and came to the Semones Family YMCA in 1999.  She has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 1996 and specializes in beginner exercisers and health seekers.

EDUCATION
ACE:    Certified Personal Trainer
    Group Fitness Instructor
YMCA Certified Personal Trainer
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles
BBA Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“Exercise should be a part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth and taking a shower.  If you are just now adding exercise to your routine, take it slow, build on it and always change it up.”
 

GORDON SAM

Semones Family YMCA

Gordon is a Native American originally from Southeast Oklahoma with a heritage of the Cherokee and Choctaw Tribes.  He has lived in Dallas for over 20 years and has made his living throughout the city in several fitness clubs.  Exercising for over 20 years, he made a commitment to himself to live a healthy life through proper nutrition and fitness training.  His fitness regimen includes resistance weight training, cardiovascular endurance, yoga for flexibility and meditation, as well as the importance of proper nutritional facts of food.  He believes the key for functional movement of the body is through corrective mobility, stability movements of the core, and daily stretching.  The combination of these three physical activities, as well as proper nutrition, will result in a more fulfilled life in each person.

EDUCATION
Certified Personal Trainer – NFPT
Certified Core Conditioning by CHEK Institute
Certified Core Conditioning & Joint Integrity by Todd Durkin
Certified Strength Training for Adults
Certified Boot Camp Instructor
Yoga for Athletes by NFPT
YMCA Healthy Lifestyle Principles

FITNESS PHILOSOPHY
“A strong spirit, a willful mind and a healthy body should all work together as one, finding calmness of contentment.” – Nan Aiya