Gale Marchand

Personal Trainer
Cottonwood Creek YMCA & Downtown YMCA

Degrees and Certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
  • NETA ( National Exercise Trainers Assn) Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • NETA Kettlebells
  • BioMechanics & Performance Consultant
  • Pilates (Mat, Adaptive & Reformer); Barre; Yoga & Adaptive Yoga
  • Specialist Certifications include: Postural Analysis Specialist; Modern Art~Science of Mobility; Running from A-Z, Exercise with Arthritis; Mastering the Marathon; Adaptive Fitness; Interval Training; Exercise management for chronic disease; Stability Ball; Nutrient Timing for Sports; Remedial Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist; Enhance Fitness
  • Master Trainer Certifications include: BOSU, Matter of Balance
  • National Registry of Exercise Professionals; 2 decades of certified practice, multi- certifications

Areas I Specialize In:

  • Core- Power Biomechanics, Sports Agility,Balance & Pain Free range of motion, Corrective Exercise (pre- post rehab); I desire to help empower clients to move better, feel better, look better. Individual program design based on personalized assessment and screening, ‘Waiste management’ and Health Up Spiraling ( Body composition change, lowering of health risks, improving performance) Improving mobility and performance; exercise with health challenges or joint replacements.

My Training Philosophy:

  • Fitness that Fits YOU = whole person wellness & empowerment, health, goals, strength, function, capability, up-spiraling capacity on multi- planes; FUN* FITNESS* FIRE.

Interests and Achievements:

  • When first involved in YMCA,I lost 6 clothing sizes and a knee problem, today I choose to empower others.
  • Served on several Community & National Fitness Certification Advisory boards including: NETA Wellness Coach & Group Exercise Certifications- Subject matter expert & role delineation
  • Avid runner (½ marathons, 25k, adventure/obstacle races including in heat or sub zero, avid outdoors-woman including hiking, gardening, wildflowers & foraging fruits to make jam
  • Life lover and lifelong learner
Gale Marchand
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