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Stoico/FIRSTFED YMCA Personal Trainers

Kara Wickman

Certifications: American Aerobic Association International (AAAI), International Sports Medicine Association (ISMI) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Heartsaver® CPR AED Certified, Certified Aerobic Instructor, Certified Cycling Instructor, Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor
Specialty: Weight loss, Muscle Development, Toning and Sculpting, Endurance Training, Sport Specific as well as Functional Training.
Personal Bio: Certified Instructor; United States Army National Guard Veteran; Wife, and mom of 2 very active boys.
Personal Philosophy: I am passionate about building strong, healthy bodies and setting good examples to younger generations. I have trained and competed in 2 Sprint Triathlons, 5K’s, and a Spartan Race. I am 110% committed to helping you along your journey to a happy and healthy life. With guidance, encouragement and support I will help you every step of the way!




James Crosson 

Education: B.S. in Exercise Science – Bridgewater State University; M.S. in Human Performance and Health Fitness – Bridgewater State University
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer American College of Sports Medicine, CPR/First Aid Certified
Specialties: Weight Loss and Muscle Strength, TRX, Sport Specific Training, Teen Sport Training, Exercise for Bariatric weight loss, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Bio: Three-sport athlete and a college recruit, Completed an internship at the Miriam Hospital Center for Cardiac Fitness working with Cardiopulmonary patients after surgery, Post-BS degree in a Physical Therapy office, where he worked on strength and conditioning aspects of patients with various upper and lower body injuries ranging from athletes to individuals recovering from hip/knee replacements.