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.

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.