YMCAs have led health and fitness programs for people of all ages, incomes and abilities for more than a century. We also focus on overall wellness, empowering you to tailor your own plan toward healthier living by choosing how you will accomplish your wellness goals.
At the Y, we have the facilities, equipment, programs, and staff to support you as you choose your path to a healthier new you!
At the Y we have Personal Trainers who work with you on a one-on-one basis to setup and maintain a workout program that helps you get to a healthier lifstyle.
Kathy Kurtz is a full time Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. Raised on the family farm in rural Watsontown, Pennsylvania, Kathy left her small town to attend Penn State University in 1986. After Graduating with Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance in 1990, Kathy moved to Miami where she performed in Theatrical productions, films and television commercials. She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association. After a decade in the performing arts, Kathy decided to focus more on the area of health and fitness and earned her AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Certification and AFFA Personal Trainer Certification. She is also a certified instructor in Yoga, Pilates and TRX®.
Kathy has been a fitness instructor in Watsontown, Pennsylvania; Canton, Maine; Houston, Texas; Naples, Florida; and Marco Island, FL. She relocated to Naples in 2003.
Marco Y classes Kathy teaches include Cardio/Strength, TRX, Drums, Power Yoga and Pilates.
Though she loves teaching classes, today her focus is on private training, where she can give one-on-one attention. As a trainer, Kathy focuses on the needs of the client and helps with weight loss, strengthening, cardio endurance, flexibility, rehabilitation, posture and balance. In addition to her enthusiasm for fitness and the arts, Kathy loves boating, photography, and time with husband, Matt Crowder, and her dog, Dex. She loves living on the Isles of Capri.
Carole Shea has lived on Marco Island for thirty years. She works at the Marriott as a Beverage Captain in the Banquet Department for twenty-four years. She enjoys baking even though she doesn’t have a lot of time to do it. Carole played basketball in High School and College which is probably why she enjoys exercising.
Carole has a BA in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She taught school in New Jersey which explains her love of teaching. Her classes at the Y include: Cardio Strength, Step-N-Strength and Zumba.
Students in Carole’s classes are known for the many push-ups they do. She tries to make her classes doable yet challenging for everyone. Laughter plays a key role in her classes.
Carole has an ACE Group Fitness Certification, Zumba Certification, Kickboxing Certification and National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) Personal Trainer Certification.