• Everybody in the pool!

    Get 8 private swim lessons for $160 now through Sept. 30 ($216 non-members). Stop in to sign up!
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    New season, new classes to sign up for! Browse the catalog by clicking below to see our latest offerings. Click to view catalog.
  • Refer a Piranha!

    Current Piranhas Swim Team members get a free week of practices when they refer a swimmer to the team! Contact Coach Beth Peterson with questions or your referral: bpeterson@ywcastpaul.org or 651-265-0756. Email Coach Beth
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    Make health and wellness your life's work! We're hiring for the part-time and full-time positions in the Health & Fitness Center. View Job Openings
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Personal Training & Private Lessons

Work individually with our staff to reach your fitness goals, whether that’s personal training, private yoga and Pilates sessions or private swim lessons. To get started, stop by the Personal Training Desk or contact the Fitness Supervisor at 651-265-0796 or trainers@ywcaofstpaul.org

Personal Training

Personal training sessions with our nationally certified personal trainers are available in 30- or 60-minute increments to meet your fitness goals and financial budget. To get started, stop by the Personal Training Desk or contact the Fitness Supervisor at 651-265-0796 or trainers@ywcaofstpaul.org

Personal Training Staff

Kevin Block

Fitness Supervisor & Personal Trainer

Picture of Kevin Block, certified personal trainer

Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine); CPR/AED (American Red Cross), Certified Group Fitness Instructor (American Council on Exercise)

Education: M.S. in Exercise Science, Concordia University; bachelor’s degree in Psychology, College of St. Scholastica

Specialties: Sport-Specific Training & Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning

Experience: One-on-one and small-group personal training, fitness coaching, and coaching high school basketball and baseball.

I played every sport growing up on the east side of St. Paul, and I love helping people and I love becoming immersed within a community. I truly believe that trainers and fitness instructors can help people become the best versions of themselves, not just physically, but mentally as well. I am looking forward to getting to know as many members as possible on a one-on-one basis, and teaching group classes with high tempo strength and cardio components.

Troy Shoberg

Master-level Personal Trainer

Troy Shoberg Personal Trainer
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise), CPR (American Red Cross), TRX Suspension Training Certified, New Leaf Metabolic Assessment System Certified

Education: M.S. in Exercise Science and B.S. in Kinesiology, Concordia University

Specialties: Sport-Specific Training (with focus on speed, strength and explosiveness), Strength and Conditioning, General Fitness and Weight Management, Balance and Coordination

Experience: More than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, high school track and field assistant coach, strength and conditioning coach, All-State/All-Conference Athlete

I look at training like a savings plan for life. It’s something that you diligently invest in so that one day you can make a withdrawal. The investment improves your health, helps you live longer and allows you to enjoy the quality of life you deserve. My goal is to have my clients achieve their very best and get the most out of their lives. Our bodies adapt quickly. With more physical activity, our strength and energy increase. We feel stronger, less tired and less depressed. Most importantly, we feel confident in our daily lives, are more productive and better able to handle life’s stresses. I love seeing my clients grow stronger, more confident and more successful.

Contact our Fitness Supervisor at 651-265-0796 or trainers@ywcaofstpaul.org to get started with a personal trainer!

Yoga & Pilates

With private yoga or Pilates sessions, work one-on-one with an instructor to build strength, increase flexibility, heal injuries or reduce stress. Sessions are available with our certified yoga and Pilates instructors.

Yoga & Pilates Instructors

Elen Bahr

Photo of Elen Bahr, YWCA St. Paul Yoga Teacher & Personal TrainerCertifications: Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine); CPR/AED (American Red Cross); PowerYoga Teacher (CorePower Yoga); Hatha Yoga Teacher (Yoga North); Yoga Therapist (International SomaYoga Institute)

Specialties: Pain resolution, stress relief and increased strength and mobility.

Experience: Group classes and individual sessions. Faculty at International SomaYoga Institute public speaker/workshop facilitator on yoga for healing and stress management.

I love to help people find the connection between their minds and bodies. I work with people of all shapes, sizes and physical abilities. Some are athletes looking to increase flexibility, some are folks living with chronic pain, some are individuals who want to improve their strength and overall quality of life. At any age and at any level of fitness, I believe we can continue to feel better and move through our days more easily and with greater enjoyment. 

Contact our Fitness Supervisor at 651-265-0796 or trainers@ywcaofstpaul.org to get started with private yoga or Pilates!

Swim Lessons

Learn at your own pace or work toward fitness goals with private swim lessons. 30-minute private lessons are available to members and non-members of all ages.Contact our Aquatics Supervisor at 651-265-0756 or aquatics@ywcaofstpaul.org to get started with private swim lessons!

Swim Instructors

Shayne Stone

Certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Biopsychology, Monmouth College

Specialties: Beginning and advanced stroke development, competitive swimming

Experience: 13 years of competitive swimming, eight years of teaching swimming lessons

I have been swimming competitively for more than a decade and swam for a Division III college. I enjoy seeing kids improve at such a rapid pace and really find their niche in competitive swimming. It is about the process. Moving in water can be awkward and really difficult but after some more experience, it can be a lifelong activity.

Contact our Aquatics Supervisor at 651-265-0756 or aquatics@ywcaofstpaul.org to get started with private swim lessons!

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