Personal Training

Our strength and conditioning coaches have been trained to provide enhanced performance.  Our certified trainers – Crystal Blair, Kevin Ecker, Howard Dorsey, and John Marconi  – can help you meet your goals and achieve maximum potential.

Personal training can be a great motivational tool to get you a head start on achieving your goals.  Whether it’s meeting with a trainer four times a week or a few times a month, it’s been proven that working with a certified trainer can support your new lifestyle by increasing your motivation to come to the gym, creating accountability and having the support of a knowledgeable resource.

To learn more about YWCA personal training programs, or to schedule an appointment, call 717-334-9171 ext 145.


30 minute individual training                                $20

60 minute individual training                                $35

Meet our trainers


Crystal Blair, Sports and Fitness Director

Crystal has been a personal trainer for over seven years and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Silver Sneakers. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Master of Science Degree in Physiology and Biotechnology. Crystal enjoys helping people get an endorphin rush and look good through exercise.

“I am on a mission to reverse metabolic syndrome (Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Adult-onset diabetes, Obesity, and Stroke) and empower all to live their best life.”


Kevin Ecker, Fitness Facility Manager

Kevin has been a certified personal trainer for more than 10 years. Fitness and sports play a major role in his life.  He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer,  and also holds an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification. Kevin is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals not only in the gym but also at home with smart and healthy meal plans.

Dorsey_HowardHoward Dorsey

Howard is a strength and conditioning coach at Gettysburg Area High School. He has more than 15 years of experience in bodybuilding, 25 years in powerlifting, and 3 years in cross-training. He teaches boot camp classes at the YWCA for both adults and children. Howard placed second in the best personal trainer category in the Gettysburg Times’ 2016 Pick of the County contest.


John Marconi

John has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for four years.  As a results-oriented trainer, he enjoys helping clients achieve their fitness goals. John has been active in fitness training for many years and, in his own life, he has found that diet and exercise go hand in hand. John is always happy to offer advice in these areas. During his employment at the YWCA, he has had the opportunity to work with all ages from teenage athletes to older triathletes, to people with physical disabilities. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland.