WOODSON YMCA Personal Training

PAULA DAMASK                   
About Me:  "I know that people of all ages and abilities can achieve their goals. Have you ever dreamed of hiking the Grand Canyon? Or wanted to maintain your current activity level after being diagnosed with a disease such as Parkinson’s? Or maybe just wanted to lose the last 5, 10, 20 or even 50 pounds? These are just a few examples of goals achieved by my clients in my first two years as a personal trainer. Gaining and losing hundreds of pounds in my life has given me the inside scoop on what it takes to achieve and accept your body’s picture of healthy. Whether you need a coach, a cheerleader, or just a partner; I will be with you every step of the way. With 12+ years of experience leading group classes including aerobics, step aerobics, strength and conditioning, cycling and cardio boxing; I can put together a workout plan specifically tailored for you." 
• NETA Certified Personal Trainer
• Group Exercise Instructor
• Indoor Cycling Instructor- Certified in ICG Coach by Color Cycling





LAURA LAWLER                              

About Me:  "I began exercising regularly back in college, when I used dance and weight training to help cope with the stress of school. I found that regular physical activity positively impacted every aspect of my life, and now I enjoy helping my clients discover their own health and happiness through active living. It is truly satisfying to observe my clients growing stronger and more confident with every workout. I enjoy designing fun and varied workouts to challenge the body while safely improving overall strength and fitness." 

• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• YMCA Certified Group Exercise Instructor

NASM Weight Loss Specialization
• P90X Live Certified Instructor
• R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Instructor
• Yoga Body Bootcamp Certified Instructor


About Me: "I enjoy working with people in the fitness industry because I am able to help them create progressive and positive change in their lives. It is a very addictive feeling to be able to aid in someone else’s self-development and witness them learn that they can achieve something they previously thought they couldn’t. I believe this adds to an individual’s self worth and confidence. When people are positively motivated to be physically able, mentally sound and are properly guided, the community benefits. And finally, training others forces me to lead by example which keeps me accountable and on track with my own mind, body and spiritual growth."


• Action Personal Training Certification
• Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
• American Red Cross- CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
• Classical Massage Certificate





About Me: "I enjoy building relationships with people in order to help them discover and develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Having worked in healthcare since 2010, I have seen firsthand the cumulative effects of neglected health, nutrition, and physical activity as they contribute to disease and damage people’s lives. Drawing on skills developed through education and experience in psychology, counseling, personal training, and healthcare allows me to motivate and empower others to build a belief in their own ability to meet challenges and complete tasks successfully. I love helping people identify and overcome the obstacles, excuses, and distractions in their path, then work toward significant, long-lasting results. 
I can’t do it for you, but I’ll be there with you!

• NASM Certified Personal Trainer 
• NASM Group Personal Training Specialist 
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Instructor
• NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist



About Me: "Fitness isn’t being the fastest or strongest or best in the world. To me fitness is realizing the potential within ourselves and bringing it out. That’s why I wanted this profession. I want to show everyone what is deep within themselves. It’s not me lifting the weights. It’s not me putting in the work. It’s all them and no one can take that away. The dedication can’t be bought, it must be earned."

• NASM Certified Personal Trainer

• Corrective Exercise Certification
• Boxing & Meditation Certified Instructor