Your Y Trainers

Kim Johnson

I have been an athlete most of my life and involved in the fitness/sports industry over 15 years.  My love for fitness came at a young age competing in a variety of sports including tennis, track & field, basketball and swimming.  My personal training style is a culmination of accomplished endeavors.   If you train with me you will perform functional exercises that mimic more “real world,” everyday activities, using multiple muscle groups and joints at the same time to give you a killer full-body workout.  I’m fierce about empowering my clients to be confident in the gym space and ultimately becoming the best version of themselves! My motto is…I train with a burden everyday…because it is my weakness that makes me strong!

Education and Certifications:

BS Degree in Kinesiology/ Health & Wellness and Major in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern St. Paul

  • W.I.T.S Personal Trainer Certification
  • SCSU Group Fitness Instructor Certification
  • NETA Spin Certification
  • TRX Certification
  • Yogafit Certification
  • CPR Certification 

Training/Specialties:

  • Functional Training
  • Sports Specific (Experience in cycling)
  • Body Sculpting
  • Strength Training
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Kettlebells
  • Small Group Training
  • Health & Wellness Education
  • Interval Training
  • Triathlon Training
Laurie Determan

Having worked full time in the fitness industry as both a personal trainer and group exercise instructor for the past 25 years, my experience is broad.  I have worked with people just starting out on their path to fitness, athletes, pre and post-natal women, active seniors and a lot of people in between.  My joy comes from seeing others find joy in their life through fitness and wellness.  I believe in balance  – there is always time for exercise, but our bodies need rest and fuel and the occasional treat 😊  I would welcome the opportunity to be a part of your fitness journey!

Education & Certifications:

  • B.S. Community Health, SCSU (3 yrs at University of Minnesota – Morris)
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor – American Council on Exercise (also held secondary certification through Aerobics & Fitness Association of Amercia)
  • Yoga Instructor – YogaFit (through Level 4)
  • TRX Professional Education Course completed
  • Zumba Instructor – Zumba Basics

Training/Specialties:

  • Boot Camps
  • Small group training
  • Pre/post natal training
  • Active Older Adults
  • Functional Training
  • Yoga/Flexibility Training
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Resistance/Strength Training
  • Functional Training
Maddie Schug

As a trainer, I believe in taking on new challenges in physical fitness to improve both physical quality of life and the mental health benefits that follow. Functional training is what I strive to implement and educate about, it’s the best way to create positive change and better action through our daily activities. I would be delighted to coach you through your fitness journey, and provide the support, motivation and education to be successful in your new endeavor!

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Community Health, St Cloud State University
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American College of Sports Medicine
  • TRX Certified
  • North Jr. High Track and Field Coach – Distance

Training/Specialties:

  • Athletic Training/Sports Specific
  • Functional Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Couch to 5k
  • Half Marathon and Long-Distance Training
  • Resistance Training
Dan Edem

Dan is a former Division I scholar athlete, which included 5 years of intense strength & conditioning programs, as well as high-level athletic performance training under some of the nation’s most accomplished coaches and staff. He enjoys sharing his learned knowledge, extensive experience, and the challenge of developing creative and unique training plans to assist others. Dan’s clients and people he has assisted include college athletes, body builders, rehabilitation patients, people returning to fitness routines after an absence, as well as assisting people who desire to break through their obstacles and achieve a higher level than they were able to before.

He is passionate about assisting others in obtaining their goals and meeting them on their own level, which is why he chooses to train by these three quotes:

“Your goals are my mission”
“Let’s give passion a vision”