Meet the Personal Trainers

YMCA personal trainers provide support for ALL fitness levels.

With decades of combined training experience, our trainers define your unique needs and build a personal fitness plan specifically for you. This personal attention will help you reach your goals and make healthy living a part of your lifestyle. Our personal trainers are here to help and truly care about your total health and well-being. Learn about each of our Personal Trainers below!

Jeff Duerr

> 25+ years experience including: teaching and coaching physical fitness, collegiate-level athlete in Football and Track, Burggraff skating strength and conditioning specialist, many students becoming NHL hockey players, trained several Division One and NHL Hockey players, Division II football, basketball, and track and field athletes.

> Close working relationship with spine specialist, chiropractors, physical therapist, and medical doctors.
> CEC’s in marathon training, golf injury prevention specialist, joint integrity for athletes, and speed training for athletes.

B.S. Physical Education | Health and Coaching Minor | Minnesota State University
A.S. Pre-Physical Education and Recreation | North Dakota State College of Science
ISSA  (International Sports Sciences Association) Certified Fitness Trainer
Posture, Pain and Performance Workshop | Egoscue University, Sand Diego, CA
Professional Member of American College of Sports Medicine  (ACSM)
Professional Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Trainers Creed on Fitness
I believe a workout must have a variety of exercises.  This stimulates and challenges your muscles and keeps you interested.  Exercise should be fun and rewarding, then it becomes a lifestyle!

Contact Info  701.239.9556 |


Becca Murphy

> 15 years in the fitness industry
> A nationally collegiate level athlete with a background in swimming, strength and conditioning, boxing, bootcamp, group fitness, figure/bodybuilding and pageant experience.


B.S. Exercise Science | Valdosta State University, GA
AFAA Personal Trainer Certification
ISSA Sports Nutrition Certification

Trainers Creed on Fitness
My goal is to motivate and educate you so you will enjoy exercising and make it a permanent part of your life, because your health is the most valuable thing you possess.

Contact Info  701.361.4628 |


Jason Fuller

> 8 years of training experience.
> Strength Coach for the University of North Dakota for three years working with football, volleyball, swimming and diving, track and field, baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, cheer, and dance.
> Collegiate level athlete in baseball.
> Trained and worked with Olympic athletes, multiple professional athletes in the NFL, CFL, NHL, UFC and smaller professional leagues.
> Trained and competing in Mixed Martial Arts.
> Active Duty Army Infantry for 3 ½ years organizing the daily physical training activity for my company of 150 men.

B.A. Exercise Science and Kinesiology, Minor in Coaching
Army Ground Fighting Tactics level 1 an 2
Sports Nutrition Certification  –  ASFA  (American Sports and Fitness Association)

Trainers Creed on Fitness
Change and consistency are key.  You never want to do the same thing very long, the more you change up your routine the more fun it will be and the more effective it will be.

Contact Info  .701.371.9818 |


Jacob Grosz

> 5 years of training experience
> Collegiate level athlete in Football


B.S. Sports Management & Fitness and Wellness, Minor in Coaching
ACE Personal Training Certification

Trainers Creed on Fitness
Dedication and persistence are the keys to reaching any goal.

Contact Info 701.412.4150  |


Alyssa Blair

> 2 years training experience
> Collegiate level athlete in basketball
> Training experience at Sanford POWER

B.S. in Fitness & Wellness, Minor in Health – Mayville State University
ACE Personal Training Certification

Trainer’s Creed on Fitness
Focus your goals not on breaking down the old, but building on the new. Strive to be a better you with each new day!

Contact Info  320.219.9746 | 

Keith Shaughnessy

> Personal Trainer, UND Student Wellness Center
> Future Leader of Exercise Intern, UND Student Wellness Center

B.S. Kinesiology, in pursuit of M.S. Exercise/Nutrition Science
ACE Personal Training Certification

Trainer’s Creed on Fitness
“The beauty of exercise is that the more you do, the more you’ll imagine yourself doing.” – John J. Ratey
I believe in a varied approach to physical fitness that is both progressive and enjoyable.

Contact Info  218.368.4096 |