Personal Training

Let us create a fitness program designed just for you! Our personal trainers provide body fat analysis, measurements, program design and implementation, so you will have someone with you every step of the way. Whether you’ve been working out for years, are just getting started or wondering where to begin, our personal trainers have the tools you need to reach your fitness goals!


For more information, please contact our Membership Program Executive at 417 781 YMCA.


Nikki Phillips

Personal Trainer
Aerobics Coordinator

P: 417 437 6298

Nikki attended MSSU from 1992-1995 pursuing BSE. Her specialties include:

  • Weight Loss
  • Strength Training
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Martial Arts
  • Zumba Dance

Nikki also holds a Black Belt in GOJU - RYU/Brown Belt in Aikijutsu.


  • AFFA Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Pilates Instructor
  • AFAA Certified Step Aerobics Instructor
  • AFAA Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Zumba® Fitness Licensed Instructor (holding 8 specialized certs)
  • BodyPump® Certified Instructor


Karen King

Fitness Instructor
Personal Trainer

Nutrition Coach

P: 417 437 7712

Karen believes in a moderate approach to fitness and nutrition, encouraging lifelong habits you can not only live with, but enjoy! 

Karen teaches Group Fitness Classes:

  • Silver Sneakers Stability
  • Silver Sneakers Yoga
  • High Energy, moderate level "Move It" full body workout class


  • AFAA Personal Trainer Certified
  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
  • Silver Sneakers Certified
  • ISSA Nutritionist Certified