Small Group Training


Our Small Group Training series combines the energy and inspiration of group exercise with the individualized attention of a personal trainer. Small class size (4-8 participants per class) ensures that our Coaches can provide a personalized programming and goal setting. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, train for an event or just feel better about yourself, small group training will drive those results.


Benefits of Small Group Training

Coach to member ratio is 1:8 vs. 1:many in a group fitness class. 

By design small group sessions allow the coach to focus on each members form and progress by providing specific instruction.

Coaches creates a training system that ensures incremental improvement and momentum towards your goals week to week.

You and your coach create measurable benchmarks to gauge your success against your fitness goals.

Coaches develop a plan to challenge you and continue to develop new skills and ensure continuous improvement.

Principles of Training:

  • Overload: resistance
  • Progression: strategic increases in frequency, duration, intensity
  • Specificity: skill development
  • Variation: varied exercises
  • Reversibility: ensuring safe return to exercise after lapses in training

Having the support and camaraderie of a training group and Coach can be just the thing some of us need to get us into the gym.  It like having a group of workout buddies.

Small Group Training (SGT) is the enemy of boredom!

Your Coach will introduce a variety of equipment, formats and training concepts to keep you motivated.  Circuit, TRX, Kettlebells, Functional, Agility, Mobility and Flexibility training are a sample of the limitless potential workouts your Coach can deliver. 

Info/Meet the Coach Sessions

Free 30 minute Info/Meet the Coach session registration opens December 15. Info/Meet the Coach is a not a workout session, but rather an informational session. Registration for Orientation/Meet the Coach is required before joining a training session, so sign up for a spot on December 15.

INFO sessions: January 5 & January 6, 2022

Training Sessions & Registration - training starts w/o January 10, 2022

The Small Group Training program is for Members-only. Each SGT session is for 8 weeks, and each class is 55 minutes. Registration for training opens on December 15. Training sessions schedule is below. Training starts w/o January 10, 2022.

Functional/HIIT Training:
Halie M/W/F 9:00-9:55 am
Bonnie Tue/Thu 6:30-7:25 am
Nathan Tue/Thu 3:30-4:25 pm
Nathan Tue/Thu 6:45-7:40 pm

Women on Weights:
Kinley Tue/Thu 10:00-10:55 am

Bonnie Tue/Thu 8:45-9:40 am
Halie W/F 10:00-10:55 am

6:30 am
9:00 am
5:30 pm





Workouts/weekCost/workoutMonthlyPaid in Full (incl 5% disc.)










Bonnie Gaskell

Bonnie's fitness background extends beyond a hobby. She earned a BS degree in Physical Education & Athletic Training and went on to have a 30+ year career in corporate fitness & wellness management.

A lifelong lover of all things fitness, recreation and anything that would challenge her physically. She played D2 collegiate basketball and soccer as well as competed in track & field. Her natural passion and need to connect with like-minded people lead her to coach youth sports, adult triathlon and swimming. She has always been an eager learner; thirsty for a deeper understanding of the human body and how it works.

Her training philosophy is simple...come with a desire to change, improve and learn and your goals will be realized. Sweat is a by-product of your effort with her guidance. It's a partnership, goals are achievable if you believe in yourself. Fitness is a journey best taken with company.

Halie Patterson

Halie specializes in Lifestyle Change for Quality of Life, Motivation, Balance Training, Total Body Conditioning, Bodyweight Training, Suspension Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning.

She is a true helper at heart! She helps individuals overcome obstacles that may be too hard to bare alone. As a health advocate, finding ways to increase the quality of life through evidence-based approaches is key.

She strives to help individuals identify areas to work on, understand why the change is needed for themselves personally, and continue to search for what works for them through their health and wellness journey. Great success starts with a small step!

Nathan Adams

Nathan began his journey to become a personal trainer after competing for several years in running, triathlon, and volleyball. He has turned his attention to helping people in his community achieve and maintain their fitness and overall health & wellness goals in a style that is simultaneously fun, challenging, and sustainable. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Core Health and Fitness HIIT Coach, TRX Suspension Trainer Coach, Schwinn Cycling Coach, and TriDot Triathlon Training Systems Coach.

Nathan's core coaching beliefs are promoting a sound mind and a sound body, and using clean sports and effective exercise to develop these qualities.

He believes that everyone deserves an exercise program that promotes comfort in activities of daily living, as well as comfort and confidence in your own skin. In essence, he hopes to offer people the opportunity to look good and move well.


Kinley Wilson

Kinley fell in love with fitness after years of playing sports, which led to her become a personal trainer. She wanted to find a way to continue to see people achieve goals and stay active throughout their lives, and what better way than becoming a trainer to help them with the process.

She is from Seneca, SC and earned a BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training from Anderson University. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and specializes in functional training.

Kinley believes that everyone has different capabilities and exercise programs should be unique to their skill level. It’s her goal to make programs individuals will enjoy and continue throughout their fitness journey.


SGT is limited to no more than 8 people with 1 Coach.  In group fitness classes, generally, there are 10+ members or more to 1 instructor.  SGT is designed to provide more individualized instruction for each member.  Your Coach will customize the workouts based on your fitness level, exercise experience and goals.  Programs are specific in duration, frequency, intensity and are meant to help you progress safely toward your fitness goals.  You will also learn proper form in order to build strength & endurance and increase mobility and flexibility safely.

You have the option of 3 workouts/week.

Each group runs for 8 weeks.

There are no make up classes.  Your Coach may consider putting you in another group for a make-up class if there is room.

Motivation & Accountability!  Studies show that people who work out in a small group are more consistent and tend to have less excuses not to workout.  The camaraderie within the group is like playing on a team.  There is accountability to show up for the team.  Also, your Coach provides motivation, education and guidance in a more intimate small group environment to ensure your success.

Please refer to the Cost section above.

You have two options:

  • Pay in full when you register and receive 5% off
  • Pay in 2 monthly installments.
Go to Programs on the FAYMCA website.  Click on Small Group TrainingSelect the timeslot you want to register for and complete the payment process.  

Initially, we will be evaluating each person’s fitness capabilities and needs.  We may recommend a specific trainer or group in order to ensure goals are achieved.  We want this to be a fun and positive experience with guided training that meets each individual’s needs.

We are offering FREE Meet the Coach sessions in JULY. They are offered based on the timeslot the actual session will be offered beginning in August. You can find the schedule on our website under Programs/SGT/Orientation & Meet the Coaches Schedule. Coaches will give you an overview of the program, set expectations and provide any materials needed for the program. This is NOT a workout session. It is informational and for Q&A purposes only.

We may add additional sessions if we have enough people interested.