Meet the YMCA Fitness Instructors

Fitness classes are offered daily at the Y. All Y classes are available FREE to active Island of Hawaii YMCA Gym Members, we are also accepting fitness center Drop-Ins for fitness classes at $5/class. Check out our fitness class schedule here.

  • All
  • Cardio
  • Dance
  • Hula
  • Martial Arts
  • Senior Fitness
  • Zumba

Amber Fontes


I love doing Zumba and have been certified since 2015. I enjoy Zumba and working out to a combination of old school Zumba songs and brand new ones too. I am not afraid to try a new song that my students might enjoy. Come and join me for a fun workout.

Andie Kunimura YMCA Fitness Instructor

Andee Kunimura

Smooth Moves Soul Line Dancing

Andee loves line dancing to Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and Ballroom. She has a passion for fitness and dance. Join Andee at the YMCA!!

Charlene Lagrimas YMCA fitness

Charlene Lagrimas


Family, friends, hula, fitness, teaching – these are my passions. They all come together at the YMCA where I have been teaching a variety of classes in the last few years. My students and the staff have become friends and family as we share our love of hula, of fitness, and of the “Y.”

Cheryl Sarme

Cheryl DeMello


Cheryl is a working mom with 4 incredible sons, She is a grandma of a little boy that she adores! Her dream was always to become a Zumba Instructor. Cheryl’s hard work, dedication and Faith got her to fulfill her dream. She feels truly blessed to be an instructor at the YMCA. Her motto “no …

Harriet Rocha

Gold Toning, Zumba Gold Chair/Toning, Senior Fitness Specialist

Zumba Gold Toning, Zumba Gold Chair/Toning, Senior Fitness Specialist. Certified instructor of 11 years. Harriet loves teaching and loves her students!

Joseph Lo

Kung Fu, Tao Qigong

Joseph has been teaching Kung Fu and Qigong since 2007.  In 2012, the State of Hawaii recognized Joseph to be a Skilled Martial and Healing Artist of Chinese Kung Fu, Qigong, and Hawaiian Lomilomi.  Joseph received his Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2015.  Kung Fu and Qigong has served as …

Keliko Nathaniel


Keliko is not afraid to start or end the day with a fun jam session. His passion for staying active & performing onstage started from a young age & will not stop anytime soon. Dance to various rhythms & beats from around the globe in his exciting Zumba classes! You are sure to break a …

Marcia L. Timboy

Step Classes

Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over thirty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. Her specialties are Pilates Mat, Yoga, Cardio & Strength Boot Camp classes. Marcia has been the Physical Activity Educator for the University of Hawai`i, CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles …

Maryline Kettavong

Maryline Kettavong


Maryline is a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor. She has been certified since 2016 in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Toning and Strong Nation. Growing up in France, she started at the age of 9 with Ballet and continued her journey with Jazz and Contemporary in her teens years. She loves sharing her passion for dance “There is …


Maxine Barrere


Meet Maxine Barrere! Maxine is a wife and mother of 2 energetic boys! Zumba has always been her “zin”, a place where she can just let loose. Max hopes to see you at her classes, she promises to bring a sweat to your workouts!

Mie Fowler

Mie Fowler


Mie grew up in a ski resort in Japan, she learned the importance of physical and mental health from very active parents. She is a healthcare provider, NASM certified personal trainer, and Strong Nation and CIRCL mobility instructor. Mie’s goal is getting fit while having fun!

Moses Lee


Moses brings high level energy to his early morning and evening Zumba classes.  Burn off calories by dancing to different kinds of lively tunes, such as salsa, merengue and samba, but also other types of modern music like hip hop and dance.  The best part of it all is that it doesn’t even feel like exercise!

Rinya Boone


Rinya loves to give back to the community through dance.  She enjoys her time on the dance floor and connecting with others.  Don’t just dream it, ZUMBA IT!

Romy Salvador

Tahitian Cardio

Romy taught Tahitian Dance for over 20 years and want to continue to share her passion of Tahitian Dance with the community. Romy believes in “you wont know, till you try”. Come build your self confidence… Tahitian is a great exercises and keeps your mind & body happy!

Vanessa Riviera


Vanessa believes that we need to keep active for as long as we can and likes to try different things.  In 2009, she tried Zumba with a friend and had a blast. Vanessa is now an instructor, certified in Zumba (2015) and Toning (2017). Dance, have fun and exercise to Zumba oldies with Vanessa on …

Yolanda YMCA Zumba Instructor

Yolanda Tansley

Silver Sneakers, Tabata Boom!

Aloha, YMCA family I’m Yolanda Tansley. I teach Silver Sneakers, Senior Circuit, Cardio-kickboxing and hopefully soon more classes. I like to spend time with my husband, my two young adult children, and my dogs. I have been in the fitness industry for a little over 10 years and I love helping people feel better through …