Whether you are an elite athlete, a novice exerciser, or somewhere in-between, Y Personal Fitness Training can benefit you in ways you’ve never thought about.

A YMCA Personal Fitness Trainer can help you take your workouts or sports to a new level in a safe and structured manner.


Download a Personal Fitness Training Brochure: PFT-Sport Spec July 2019


Personal Fitness Training Options


One-on-one weight training sessions designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Fitness assessments/evaluations are included. Available in eight 30-minute or six 60-minute packages.

Single Training Sessions

Single (one-on-one) training sessions are available in 30, 60 and 90 minute sessions. Fitness assessments/evaluations are included.

Group Personal Fitness Training

Team up with your friends and enjoy the benefits (and fun!) of personal fitness training in a group. Your trainer will meet with you as a group, assess your goals and prescribe cardio and weight training to fit your needs.

Y Family Group Personal Fitness Training

For immediate family members. Get stronger, fitter and healthier as a couple or a family and have fun doing it! Appropriate for youth ages 10+ with parent/guardian. Physical assessments are included.

Y Aquatic Fitness Training

Whether you’re training for an event like a triathlon or simply trying to improve on your strokes, breathing, flip turns and all of those other skills that will make your workout more efficient, this program is for you.

Y Fitness Evaluation

Measurable cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility assessments give us some direction on how to help you proceed with your personal training program.

Y Body Fat Analysis

The Y 7-site skin fold analysis is used to provide you with an overall body fat percentage.

Y Personal Fitness Training Consultation

Complimentary for Y members, a meeting with a Personal Fitness Trainer will help you assess your fitness goals and give you a place to start your new fitness plan.




Individual or Group Training

Golf, basketball, baseball/softball, hockey, soccer, football, volleyball and more. For youth and adults. Enhance speed, agility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility and skills. Your trainer can work with you individually or in a group.


Speed Training for Young Athletes

This program is appropriate for competitive and recreational athletes age 10 and up in any sport. Designed to inform, educate and motivate young athletes to reach new levels in their training, this course will help take their game to the next level.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:45 – 4:25 pm, in the mini gym.

Session 1:  June 4 – 27, 2019

Session 2:  July 2 – 30, 2019

Session 2:  August 1 – 22, 2019


Members: $40, $35 Session 3

Non-members: $60, $52.50 Session 3


Head Trainer: Sonia Kraft

Assistant Trainer: Adam Sorum


Altru Family YMCA Football Academy

The Grand Forks YMCA offers the Football Academy, to help athletes improve their football fundamentals, technique, and skills. Coach Myers has experience coaching football at a variety of levels including youth, high school, professional, and was defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of North Dakota. In addition, he has experience in professional player personnel and specializes in motivation and mentorship.

Youth Group sessions will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Session 1:    June 4 – 27, 2019

Session 2:    July 2 – 30, 2019

Session 2:    August 1 – 22, 2019


Members: $40 / $35 Session 3

Non-members: $60 / $52.50 Session 3


Head Coach: Kyle Myers

Assistant Coach: Adam Sorum

Football Academy 2019




Meet Our Trainers

Dani Stramer, B.S., ISSA-CPTDani

Dani has been in love with fitness since she was a child, playing a variety of sports from baseball to karate.  Her love of fitness still runs strong and has inspired her to help others with their fitness goals in life.  She coaches girls volleyball and basketball along with personal training a variety of clientele including people just beginning their fitness journey to athletes wanting to condition for a sport.  She has been at the Y since 2002, working in the fitness center, teaching group exercise, and personal fitness training. Dani has held her personal training certificate with ISSA since 2007 and has her B.S. in Exercise Science with a Minor in Athletic Coaching from UND.



Sonia A. Kraft, B.S., NETA-CPTSonia

Sonia grew up in Ardoch, ND where she participated in high school basketball, volleyball and track.  She played both volleyball and basketball during her college years at UMC and Mayville State University.  All American honors in basketball at both universities.  Sonia has her Bachelor of Science degree with minors in coaching, health and early childhood. Sonia is married and has two boys.  They live a very active life.  She is very passionate about health and wellness and just plain loves working out.  She would like people to think of working out as a part of their everyday lifestyle.  Sonia is certified through NETA. As a trainer she is here to motivate and help in any way she can.  Variety is key to success and having fun.  “Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going” – Jim Ryan


Mallori Hewitt, ISSA CPT

At a very young age, Mallori developed a love for fitness when she started jogging and cross-country skiing with her dad to stay healthy. From there on, her passion for fitness grew, and she began developing her own workout routines to reach her fitness goals. Mallori is certified through ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association). She has two associate degrees: Health Sciences and Liberal Arts through the Northland Community & Technical College. As a personal fitness trainer, Mallori is dedicated to educating and guiding her clients through safe and effective workouts. She is passionate about helping men and women reach their fitness related goals and maintain a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise.



Michael Bonewell, NETA-CPTMike 2

Michael is a graduate of UND with a B.S. Degree majoring in  Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness and a minor in Coaching. He interned with the UND Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track & Field and Softball teams for three years and also has a background in Olympic Weight Lifting and working with collegiate athletes. Mike has worked with other YMCAs working with youth camps and adult activities. He holds a Personal Trainer certification through NETA, a LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Instructor certification, SilverSneakers certifications, and current CPR & First Aid. Mike played for the men’s Rugby team at UND and still plays with a local league. He also teaches sport specific training at the Y, including Golf Performance and others. Mike is married to Kayla Bonewell.



Adam Sorum – Healthy Living Director 

Adam is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness. Adam was a Personal Trainer and Clinical Exercise Specialist at Altru’s Medical Fitness Center for 13 years and worked with various organizations developing services for individuals in our region with different health conditions. Adam is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, and is certified in numerous group exercise and education formats. Adam is married to Jody and they have one child.




For more detailed information, fees for service, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Adam Sorum, Healthy Living Director or a Y Member Service Representative, at 701-775-2586 or click here .