Personal training at the JCC is available in one-hour, 45-minute and 30-minute sessions. Multiple session discount packages are available. Discounts for training with two people are also available.
Meet the Personal Training staff
Since 1995, JCC members have enjoyed working with Audrey Edwards as a personal trainer and group fitness class instructor. An avid runner, spinner and fitness enthusiast, Audrey currently serves as the JCC’s Wellness and Fitness Director. Audrey is a certified spinning instructor, TRX trainer, functional training instructor and Well Coach. She is a trained STOTT pilates instructor and holds certifications in aerobics and personal training from AFFA (Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America) and FRA (Fitness Resource Associates). Whether your goal is better health and fitness, a firmer body, weight loss or increased endurance, Audrey will help you gain strength and shape your body. She is CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) certified. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and lives in Newton.
A certified personal trainer, cycle instructor, and TRX instructor, Joe has been in the health and fitness industry for 20 years. His passion is to promote healthy lifestyle habits for long term wellness. He has worked with children, teens, and adults at all levels of fitness in various modes of exercise. He’s highly energetic, and his positive attitude helps motivate his clients.
Bryan has been personal training and coaching since 1990. He has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and a Masters degree in Gerontology from University of New Orleans. He specializes in posture, movement patterns and injury rehabilitation/prevention. He bases his training philosophy around teaching clients to move more efficiently so they can continue to feel youthful and healthy into the later years of life.
Michael began working as a personal trainer in 2002. He is a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association. His approach is to motivate and energize clients to improve their quality of life through improved fitness and to feel better about themselves. For maximum results, Michael develops a plan for each client that integrates the individual’s goals, personality, interests, and fitness level. Michael has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with special needs. He grew up in Jamaica Plain where he currently lives.
Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for health and wellbeing to the JCC. She is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with experience working with various populations. Kim holds a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Wellness from California State University Monterey Bay. She is a certified NASM personal trainer and holds a Medical Exercise Specialist certification to work with post-rehabilitation clients. Kim enjoys running, TRX, and yoga.
Sarah is a certified personal trainer and spin instructor. She started her fitness journey with a goal of running one mile without stopping and has since completed two half marathons. She brings with her the experience of losing over 65 pounds and hopes to combine that with the knowledge of her certification through PTAGlobal to help clients achieve their health goals. When she's not doing something fitness related she works as an engineer designing knee replacements. Reading, hiking and yoga are some of her favorite activities.
Jennifer is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and is also certified in CPR and TRX training. She is an avid runner who has completed nine Boston Marathons. Jennifer believes in working with weights, cross training and eating healthy. All of these factors translate into her personal training style, encouraging people to have a positive, can-do attitude and reaching goals through a step-by-step process. She encourages her clients to have a great time and love what they are doing when training with her in the gym or taking one of her bootcamp classes. Jennifer grew up in Newton and now resides in Needham with her two daughters.
Audrey brings a wealth of experience to the JCC, having served as director of personal training and weight management at a local fitness center for eight years. She uses her skills as a teacher, motivator, cheerleader, confidant and coach to cater to her client’s goals, whether they’re in their teens or their 80s. Audrey is certified in personal training (ACE, ACSM), golf conditioning and nutrition consultation. She is a certified inclusion fitness trainer, allowing her to work with clients with special needs and disabilities. She lives in Chestnut Hill, grew up in Portland, Maine, and graduated from Ithaca College. She enjoys competing in triathlons, practicing yoga and cooking.
Barry is a Certified Personal Trainer who enjoys working with physically challenged children and adults. He is an avid basketball player and combines motivation and support to develop practical training programs for his clients. Barry specializes in working with children or adults with self-confidence issues. He is certified
in personal training from Fitness Resource Associates and from the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. He has completed the cardiac rehab program at Newton Wellesley Hospital and provides cardiac maintenance follow-up training. Barry has served as the director of the JCC’s Men’s Health Center since 1992 and has worked as a personal trainer here since 1998.
Cori has been in the fitness industry for 15 years as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and facility fitness director. She holds fitness certifications from AFAA, AAAI/ISMA, Perform Better, and the Institute of Human Performance. Cori works with individuals of all ages and abilities but specializes in training the active older adult population. Her focus for all of her clients is to help build functional ability and strength through a personalized, safe fitness plan.
Jeannine is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She holds personal training certifications through AFAA, AAAI/ISMA, and the Institute of Human Performance and is specifically certified in Functional Movement Screenings. She uses a functional approach to fitness with a strong focus on balance and stability. Jeannine believes exercise should be a fun and challenging time for her clients. She lives in Framingham with her husband and two daughters.
Joan is a certified personal trainer who has worked at the JCC since 2003. Joan enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities to create individualized workouts to help teenagers, adults and seniors achieve their fitness goals. She is a firm believer in a cross-training approach to keep workouts exciting and challenging. She holds certifications in aerobics and personal training from AFAA and FRA. She is CPR and AED certified and is a certified spinning instructor, group fitness instructor and TRX trainer. Joan’s hobbies include running (she has completed 15 marathons and 15 half-marathons), swimming and skiing. She lives in Newton.
Ana has been an athlete her whole life, playing soccer and basketball. She played basketball at the collegiate level. Ana graduated with a degree in Health Sciences from Hartwick College and is a certified personal trainer through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America). She has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle, including the impact of nutrition. She enjoys cycling, hiking, and strength training.
Roman is a knowledgeable personal trainer with more than 5 years of experience in designing and monitoring exercise programs based on the needs, goals and abilities of his clients. His expertise encompasses knowledge of holistic health, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. He is an American College of Sport Medicine certified personal trainer and also holds an Israeli Wingate Institute personal, group and youth trainer certification.
As a personal trainer since 2007, Justin helps his clients make fitness a part of their everyday routine. He holds a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a degree in Health and Human Performance from Roanoke College in Virginia, where he ran track. He is a native of Connecticut and lives in Brighton.
Debra is a personal trainer, wellness enthusiast and avid runner who is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute and is TRX certified. She focuses on real-life fitness goals, bringing a functional approach to exercise and healthy living. She believes that achieving an improved level of fitness and quality of life is within everyone’s reach and is committed to helping each client realize their full potential
Margarita holds a degree in physical education from Riga College in Latvia and a personal training certificate from the University of Illinois (Chicago). She works with all age groups and is especially experienced in core strengthening, stability, flexibility, balance, and functional training. She was the rowing world champion in women’s double for the USSR in 1981 and holds the Masters 40+ age group record in the single at the Head of the Charles.