Meet Our Team

Brandon Tardiff

Brandon Tardiff

Health & Wellness Director

Brandon has been working at YMCA's in Maine since fall of 2012. Brandon's passion is to help others work towards their desired goals and guide them to achieve a healthier lifestyle. He specializes in functional training, circuits, weight training, youth fitness and sport specific training. Brandon's focus is on modifying a variety of exercises to accommodate all levels of fitness for all ages.

When Brandon is not at the YMCA, he enjoys outside activities like hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, disc golfing, and walking his dog.

Brandon's professional certifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach, Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach, CATCH Kids Club, TRX Suspension Training.

Kim Gagne

Kim Gagne

Personal Trainer

Kim has been a personal trainer at the Kennebec Valley YMCA since 2010. Her goal is to improve the quality of the life of her clients while safely meeting fitness goals

She strives to meet every client at their fitness level, and work with them to improve their overall health. and wellbeing.

Outside the gym Kim is an avid Mountain Biker always looking for ways to challenge her mountain biking skills. She also loves to dance anywhere, and she loves to laugh at simple things. If you happen to see her dancing it would make her day if you joined.

Kims professional certifications specialties Include: W.I.T.S personal training, Foundations in Senior Fitness, LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivor Instructor, Fitness for Chronic Conditions, Trigger Point Release Specialist, ACE Group Exercise Instructor, and SilverSneakers Instructor.

Erdem Ankarali

Erdem Ankarali

Personal Trainer

Erdem grew up in Turkey playing soccer until high school and then discovered basketball. During college he happened to be the skinniest player on the team. He then decided to get in shape and be fitter and stronger thus finding his passion for fitness. Erdem has been training for 6 years. Erdem has a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.

Outside of the gym, Erdem loves being outdoors, cooking, and trying new meditation methods.

Erdem`s professional certificates include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer;  TRX qualified instructor

Michael Barden

Michael Barden

Personal Trainer

Michael has been coaching at KVYMCA part-time since January 2020. His goals are to help others reduce health risks associated with chronic diseases and to maintain activities of daily living. Strength and conditioning exercise routines are strategies that can help Y members to attain those goals. Outside coaching at the Y, Michael enjoys being semi-retired and having more time for bicycling, cross country skiing, ice skating, and traveling.

Michael's professional certifications include: ACE Personal Trainer and ACE Senior Fitness Specialist.

Shayna Lester

Shayna Lester

Personal Trainer

Shayna was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA, she made the move to Maine well over a decade ago. Shayna had struggled with her weight and health at points during her life, but through dedicated fitness and a healthy diet was able to take control of her health, she lost over 80 pounds and has kept it off. Shayna's interests and hobbies include hiking with her 2 kids, husband and dog named Beef, crocheting, gardening, cooking, cycling and swimming.

Shayna`s professional certificates include: ISSA certified personal trainer; schwinn indoor cycling; silver sneakers; ISSA Certified nutricanist

Peter Spiegel

Peter Spiegel

Personal Trainer

Peter Spiegel is a fitness educator, podcaster, and father with 20+ years experience in coaching and education. He is the founder of multiple startups focusing on health and wellness and works full time as a health consultant for individuals and small businesses.

As a health educator, Peter is focused on getting clients to relearn how to learn as an adult & put new skills into the context of a busy adult life. This metacognitive approach to adult fitness training leads to major changes in health from minor adjustments in lifestyle for his clients.

Trish Hanley- Goodwin

Trish Hanley- Goodwin

Personal Trainer

Trish Hanley-Goodwin is a Health/Fitness Professional with 30 years' experience, including having been a former Senior Manager at the KVYMCA 2000-2010. Her current full time occupation is Operations Manager/Corporate Health Coach for Occupational, Occupational Medical Consulting, LLC, a subsidiary of Wellness Workdays out of Hingham, MA.
all multi-level group exercise class formats freestyle
Her mission is to help people "Lengthen & Strengthen" for gains in functional fitness;
increased stamina, vitality, self-esteem; and improved posture, stability, mobility, agility and core control.

Jamye Martin

Jamye Martin

Personal Trainer

Jamye Grew up in southern Maine and discovered her passion for wellness through physical fitness while playing high school field hockey and lacrosse. She has been in fitness for 9 years as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Jamye took her passion for helping people improve their quality of life through exercise to the next level by becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Through this education and work experience she has gained a better understanding of the importance of incorporating injury prevention into exercise programming for exercise progression.