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Personal Training at the Suffolk Family YMCA
We want you to accomplish your goals! That's why the Y is here to work alongside you every step of the way with personal training. Motivation and accountability are at the core of personal training. Certified trainers are instructors who work one-on-one with you, cheer you on during every challenge, encourage you to try your hardest and keep you on track. Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Learn a little more about each of our trainers below... 


Kelci Novak, Personal Training, Suffolk YMCAKelci Novak, Health & Wellness Director

I am the Health and Wellness Director here at the Suffolk Family YMCA. After attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from East Carolina University, I started personal training and teaching group exercise classes in Washington, DC. I have been with the Suffolk Y for a year and am a certified personal trainer. I also work with clients in our transitions programs who have completed physical therapy but need an ongoing exercise plan to recover from surgery, injury, or any ongoing medical conditions. I get great satisfaction helping others achieve their goals and teaching them the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.


Donna Franklin, Personal Training, Suffolk YMCADonna Franklin, Personal Trainer

I am an ISSA certified personal trainer. I have been working at the YMCA for 6 years and personal training for 4 years. I find great joy in improving the quality of life to people of all ages. Years ago, after losing 80 pounds, a trainer talked me into weight lifting. From there I started competing in competitions. Then, I really had a desire to help others. I love my job here at the Y and getting to know some of the best people on earth. My prayer before coming to work is to be a blessing to others.


Edgar Wright, Personal Training, Suffolk YMCAEdgar Wright, Personal Trainer

Edgar George Wright III (Eddy) is a personal trainer from Pontiac MI. He received his personal training certification from NFPT. He has been training since 2003-2004. Eddy is currently working on his social science degree from tidewater community college and will be graduating in May of 2017. Eddy plans on furthering his education in the fall of 2017.


Sue Vaughn, Transitions Coach, Suffolk YMCASue Vaughn, Transitions Coach

I have always been interested in exercise and helping others reach their maximal potential.My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy, Masters Degree in Health Care Administration and I am also a Certified Personal Trainer.I work at the YMCA as a Transitions Coach. The Transitions Coach provides leadership to the YMCA Transitions program, which is a step down program from physical therapy or referral from authorized providers to a structured wellness program (YMCA) that continues a patient's path to recovery from chronic diseases such as orthopedic/musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and neuromuscular.

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