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
  • Senior Fitness
  • Tai Chi
  • Zumba
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

Hula

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

Zumba

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 …

Harreit Rocha

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!

Lisa Dixon

Afro-Brazilian Samba, Cardio Carnivale

Lisa is a student and teacher of dance and exercise for over twenty years. Focused on cultural dances of Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas, Lisa learned from master teachers of West Africa, Congo, Cuba, Brazil and the US. In recent years, adding Eastern belly dance to bring another dimension to dance, core …

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

Zumba

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

Maxine Barrere

Zumba

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!

Beks Akiona

Rebecca “Beks” Akiona

Zumba

Rebecca, also known as Beks is a mother of 3 and wife to 1 😆. She is an educator and loves to dance! She keeps Jesus at the center of her life in hopes to reflect His light though her life. Beks loves working out and getting others to workout, too! What better way to do this than dancing?!  …

Vanessa Riviera

Zumba

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 …

Vivian YMCA fitness instructor

Vivian Stein

Tai Chi

Vivian is a Tai Chi descendent and Tai Chi culture researcher. Her classes consist of gentle movements that can promote well-being, energy, strength and balance. You will learn standing meditation, Tai Chi basic movements, and traditional Tai Chi form. Join Vivian at the YMCA!

Vol Gronowski

STRONG Nation

Bring everything to the floor and sweat it out with Vol! She started her fitness journey seriously back in 2018 and fell in love with building the best and strongest version of herself. Four years later and a hundred pounds lighter, she is still working hard towards that goal and invite you to sweat it …

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 …