YMCA hires new wellness director, fitness trainer

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The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, recently hired a new Wellness Director and a new personal trainer and fitness staff member.

Denice Davis, formerly the Y’s group fitness coordinator, has been promoted to Wellness Director. Davis has more than 10 years of experience in personal and group training and has been at the Wardle Family YMCA since 2006. Her certifications include: AFAA Personal

Denice Davis
Denice Davis

Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise, Fitour Indoor Cycling, CPR/AED.  She is a dedicated and passionate runner and in addition to designing programs for runners, has various specialty certifications including Aqua Fitness, Senior Fitness and Bone Health, Pre/Post Natal, Resistance Band Training, Kickboxing and Nutrition Fundamentals.

Davis’ duties include guiding new and current members to achieve successful health and wellness lifestyles through physical and nutritional assessments. Additionally, she oversees and implements all fitness programs including group exercise, indoor cycling and personal training.

“Denice was the clear choice for the Wellness Director position,” stated YMCA CEO Michael Bostwick. “She has been as asset to our facility and to our programs and now, with her expanded duties, will be able to take our wellness initiatives to the next level.”

Arlan Johnson
Arlan Johnson

Former AIFIA All Star Team Member, Arlan Johnson, has also joined the Y team. Johnson is a former martial arts instructor, was the Tacony Eagles 2009 Defense Player of the Year, previously served as the Valley Forge Military Academy Football Coach in Pennsylvania and currently coaches the Beaufort High School football team.  He is the creator of his unique fitness program “Madness” and will offer personal training and lead group fitness classes at the YMCA.