Personal Training

Training Packages

Our personal trainers will motivate you, answer all questions concerning health, exercise, diet, nutrition and make up a goal oriented health and wellness program for you! Progress charts, body fat testing and fitness assessment tests are available upon request. with your training package. (Ask your trainer.)

Our trainers have access to a variety of Y facilities to provide safe social distanced training to meet your needs.

Personal Training is available at the following rates:

  • 1 Hour Session $50
  • 5 One Hour Sessions $195
  • 10 One-Hour Sessions $295
  • Personal Training for Two for $325 (Train with a friend or family member for 10 sessions.)

*All rates are per person; payment options are available.

All individual and group training packages require either a full Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA membership or program membership.

For more information contact Carrie at 203-440-1925 or email Carrie.

Meet Our Trainers

Beky Henderson-Hanna


  • AFAA Personal Training Certified
  • AASDN Nutrition Specialist
  • CrossFit Level I Certified
  • AFAA Pilates Certified
  • AFAA Indoor Cycling Certified
  • AFAA Yoga I Certified
  • Coach Potato to 5K Coach
  • IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist
  • Kids Triathlon Coach
  • Punk Rope Certified
  • Piloxing Certified
  • TRX Certified
  • Bosu
  • ZUMBA® Certified
  • Hoopnatica Certified
  • Balletone Standing Flow Certified
  • SilverSneakers Certified- MSROM
  • American Red Cross CPR Certified
  • Youth Sports and Fitness Trainer
  • Meriden YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Boot Camp, Adult Cross Training, Aqua Fitness
  • Retired Corrections Officer 

Annie O'Farrill 


  • W.I.T.S. Personal Training Certified
  • CrossFit Level I and Level II Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance Certified
  • CrossFit Kettlebell and CrossFit Strongman
  • CrossFit Kids
  • AFAA Biggest Loser Training
  • AFAA Indoor Cycling Certified
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
  • Piloxing Certified
  • Bosu
  • Russian Kettlebell Master Certified
  • Silver Sneakers Certified- MSROM
  • ZUMBA: Kids, Toning, Gold, Aqua
  • AASDN Nutrition Specialist
  • Nutrition for Performance
  • Specializes in: Boot Camp, Athletic Training, Body Fat Reduction
  • Meriden YMCA Fitness Professional 8 Years

Sharlene LaBissoniere



  • AFAA Personal Training Certified
  • AASDN Nutrition Specialist
  • Resist-a-band Training
  • Pilates Certified
  • Silver Sneaker Certified- Yoga I, II, III, MSROM
  • ZUMBA Certified
  • American Red Cross CPR Certified
  • Senior Fit Instructor
  • Kick Boxing
  • Body Building “Placed 2nd in Light Weight Division”
  • Trained Two Body Building Champions
  • Meriden YMCA 5 Fitness Professional Years

Paul Murphy 

Paul Murphy

  • YMCA Fitness staff 10 years
  • Certified CPR/AED First Aid, Professional Responder
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Biggest Winner Trainer/Coach
  • Youth Fitness Trainer/Coach
  • Won “Biggest Winner Challenge” – lost 35 pounds and has kept it off!
  • Hiked the South Rim, Bright Angel & Plateau Point Trails of the Grand Canyon
  • Avid outdoorsman, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, biking
  • NRA instructor for skeet shot gun shooting, rifle target shooting, and range safety officer
  • Boy Scouts of America volunteer
  • Middle School basketball coach

Sue Meadows


  • AFAA Personal Trainer Certified
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • AASDN Nutrition Specialist
  • Madd Dog Spinning Certification      
  • Madd Dog Spinning for Kids
  • AFAA Yoga Certified I,II, AND III
  • AFAA Pilates Certified
  • Aqua Fitness
  • PiYo Certified
  • Country Heat Certified
  • ZUMBA -Basic 1 ( as of July)
  • Yoga 200 RYT ( Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • American Red Cross CPR Certified
  • Fitness Professional 5 years

Ben Belancik

  • Personal Accomplishments

    • Weight loss of 125 lbs
    • Ran 4- 5K’s
    • 2 Time Tough Mudder Completion
    • Cheshire Half Marathon
    • MS 50 mile bike ride
    • Eversource Marathon Finisher
    • 1 Time Rugged Maniac Finisher
    • 1 Time Warrior Dash Finisher
    • Iron Man Participant 

Ben's Journey:

Throughout my elementary school years I was active in baseball, basketball, and bowling.  It wasn't until middle school when I began to go through difficult times and the weight started piling on. In high school I became more active and was a baseball manager. I even started walking as part as my exercise regime but then I was in a car accident. I couldn't exercise at all because I had a back injury and the weight started coming on again. 

When I started college I had hit 300 pounds and maintained that until I was about to get married and I lost 20 pounds on my own. When I got married I was walking more and I ate only about 800-900 calories per day. Nothing was happening and I knew I wasn't healthy and I should have been taking in around 1800 calories per day.

In 2011 things became harder and I had to have a sleep study. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea due to my weight. After this I was put on a CPAP machine so I can sleep at night.  My doctor considered putting me on diabetic medications and I was being closely monitored. I decided to go for a consult for weight loss surgery. The doctor told me before I can even go for surgery I had to lose 30 pounds on my own. I knew I needed help. I found a fitness professional to help guide me through this next part of the journey and to help me eat right.

After a few months of the right exercise and diet plan the weight started coming off. I also no longer needed a CPAP machine. I went for the next consult and told the doctor I decided not to proceed with the surgery. He told me that I didn't qualify for it because I lost too much weight to consider it and I was on the right path. 

Since then I have maintained my 110 pound weight loss. I use exercise as a stress reliever, manage my weight and I eat smarter - I am so much happier. Since I had so much success with my journey I decided to become a personal trainer because I want to help and teach others how to live a healthier lifestyle and help people, possibly like you live a much healthier life. There are so many goals that people can have and while it may be just to live healthier, lose weight, build muscle, or to get involved I would love to be involved in helping you set your goal(s).  I would love the opportunity to help you, loved ones, or friends with your next steps.

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