Personal Training

Using A Personal Training Pass

  1. Select a personal trainer from the list, which includes a short bio describing their education, experience and contact information. Contact a trainer before buying a personal training pass to determine the trainer’s availability and to ask any questions.
  2. When you determine which trainer you’d like to work with, purchase a personal training pass online or at the front desk. All payments must be paid in full before starting personal training sessions. Do not make payments directly to the personal trainer.
  3. To use your personal training pass, scan your pass at the check-in desk before each session begins. Staff will subtract a session from your pass. It is important to check in prior to your training session.
  4. All personal training passes expire in 90 days.

Personal training passes are non-refundable.

DCRC Personal Trainer Pass Rates

A certified personal trainer can help you sift through health and fitness information and provide on-going motivation. DCRC annual pass holders and non-pass holders may use a personal trainer from a list of sanctioned trainers

* Contact with personal trainer required prior to registration.

Meet the Trainers

Jason Cooley


By appointment

Associates in Physical Therapist Assistant
Licensed Massage Therapist

NASM® Certified Personal Trainer
Trigger Point Therapy certified
Myofascial and Kinesio Tape certified
Certified PTA Clinical Instructor
CranioSacral Therapy certified
Valemee® Level 2 Adaptive Inclusive Instructor

Sports injuries post PT, geriatric fall prevention, osteoporosis, pre-surgical joint replacement strengthening, adaptive exercises for physical and cognitive impairments.

I have 15 years experience working in various hospitals, outpatient clinics and fitness centers across Columbus. I’ve worked as a licensed massage therapist for 25 years and use my knowledge of anatomy and physiology to release trigger points and myofascial tension to help with each individualized program for my clients.

Jamie Friday


By appointment

A.S. Early Childhood Education University of Cincinnati, A.S. Equine Studies Findlay University

American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer since 1997.

Certified Yogafit specialist, certified Spinning instructor.


Specialized education in Exercise for Older Adults, Health and LIfestyle Management, Health and Nutrition, Longevity and Wellness, Special Populations and Strength Training for Women.

Over 17 years of experience in the fitness field promoting a realistic approach to health and fitness, with an emphasis on stress management and long term lifestyle changes. All ages and abilities will benefit from proven techniques and supportive coaching either in a one-on-one setting or with a training partner. Experienced in  pre and post joint surgery strengthening and conditioning.

Jill Howard


Saturdays until 2 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays early a.m – 7 p.m.

B.S. in Medical Technology, Oregon State
M.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of Wyoming

ACSM® Personal Trainer
NASM® Corrective Exercise Specialist
Stott and Balanced Body (Club Pilates)
Pilates with Injuries and Special Populations
Delay the Disease and Total Health Parkinson’s
MS and Early Dementia
Trigger Point Therapy for Trainers (Neil Asher)

Balance and stability, recovery from joint replacement, sports injuries post PT, trigger point and myofascial release for tension and increasing flexibility, movement and postural assessment for improving movement patterns, improving core strength.

13 years personal training and groups, fitness for corporate, gyms and private home sessions. In-water and on-land sessions.

Lauren Koenig


By appointment

BA English and Spanish, Ohio University; Masters in teaching Foreign Language, The Ohio State University

Certified Personal Trainer: National Academy of Sports Medicine

Experience in race preparation/strategy and designing personalized training plans for a variety of distances

Alex Lee


Mondays – Fridays 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 8 p.m.
Weekends by appointment

BS of Science in Human Nutrition/minor in Business at The Ohio State University

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED

Strength & Conditioning

I specialize in fitness training for all ages, teaching the basics of form utilizing free weights and resistance equipment.  I enjoy working with individuals who need exercise guidance and nutrition tips. Looking forward to helping you reach personal health, strength or fitness goals.

Josh Matthews


By appointment

Master of Public Health from Benedictine University, Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Capital University

ACTION- Certified Personal Training
National Academy of Sport Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Sport Medicine- Certified Exercise Specialist
American Red Cross- Certified Instructor; CPR/ AED/ BBP/ BLS/ First Aid (Adult, child, and infant)

Peggy Mills

Peggy Mills


By appointment

B.S. Physical Education
M.S. Adapted Physical Education

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Autism Fitness
Valemee® Fitness Professional Level 2

Specialty Areas
Autism; Developmental, Cognitive and Neurological Disabilities

Taught Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education for 27 years. Owner of Valemee® Fitness Center for individuals with disabilities.


Jason Ryan


Mondays – Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.
Weekends by appointment

Bachelor of Arts in History, The Ohio State University; Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Concordia University

NASM Certified Personal Trainer Level 1, CrossFit

With over 10 years of coaching experience in high school football, basketball, track and field, personal training and CrossFit, Jason brings with him a breadth of experience that he looks forward to utilizing to benefit the Dublin Recreation Center community. Continuing to experience new things, refining sustainable routines and building fitness as a hedge against sickness and old age are among his favorite aspects of training. Jason teaches high school social studies in Columbus City Schools and resides in Dublin with his wife, Rachel and children, Ben, Grace, Jack and Phil.

Weightlifting, High-Intensity Interval Training and Functional Training.

Suzanne Schwarz


Weekdays, weeknights, and weekends by appointment

B.S. Marketing, University of Georgia

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Mad Dogg Certified Spinning Instructor
TRX Qualified Instructor
Barre Intensity Trained Instructor

It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.

Suzanne is a deeply passionate, energetic trainer who thrives on creating an engaging and rewarding experience where her female clients can tap into their true potential to experience lasting changes.

She firmly believes that one size does not fit all, and is dedicated to partnering with you to customize a training program to achieve long term success.

When out of the professional fitness setting, Suzanne is a busy wife and mom of 2 young kids. Her family loves to travel together, enjoy family movie nights, and take advantage of the incredible Dublin parks and local events.

Resistance Training for Women; TRX; Spinning; Barre; High Intensity Interval Training

Sam Smith


By appointment (AM openings)

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach
Valemee® Fitness Professional Level 2

Specialty Areas
I specialize in Adapted Personal Training, special population training, beginner and intermediate strength training as well as nutritional and behavioral health coaching. I am willing to help anyone accomplish their fitness and wellness goals.

Martha Snee


Mondays & Wednesdays 6 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays 6 – 11:30 a.m.

BA Exercise Science Capital University, AS Exercise Science Columbus State Community College

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, FMS – Certified Level 2, Precision Nutrition – L1 Nutrition Coach,  Certified Spinning Instructor, AHA – CPR /AED

The Fitness Loft Columbus – Personal Trainer, Wellness assessments, FMS screening, Group Instructor.  Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Internship at Columbus State Community College).  Former Weight Watchers leader, Nutrition  Coach

Weight loss and maintenance through exercise and nutrition. Improving mobility, stability, and quality of movement using FMS screens and corrective techniques.  Strength training for women over thirty.

Sarah Simmons


Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings, Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons

Associates degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting, Marion Technical College
B.S. in Exercise Science, The University of Akron

ACSM® Certified Exercise Physiologist
Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Developmental and physical disabilities, working with the elderly population

I have been a personal trainer for six years now. I began personal training in 2017 at the Honda Wellness Center in Marysville, training individuals from ages 16-75. While at Honda I taught group fitness and trained athletes doing sport specific training.  In 2019 I began working at Valemee Fitness using the Valemee system to personal train and adapt exercises to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Overall, I have 6 years of experience working with various populations and various needs.

Miyuki Sugiyama


Weekdays and Weekends after 5pm

BS in Exercise Science and Sport Management, Ashland University

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Group Personal Training Specialist

2012-2016 Professional Basketball Player at Chanson Cosmetics, Inc., Japan
Personal Trainer at Ashland University
2015-2016 No.3 WJBA Championship Japan plus 20+ years’ basketball experience
Track: Triple Jump and High Jump, Hurdles
Professional Model

Group Training: Cardio, Tai Chi, Circuit, Yoga, Balance
Personal 1:1 Training: Women, seniors, Sport Specific Basketball and Track

Amy Tackett


Weekday and weekend availability by appointment

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music, Master of Science in Dietetics

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed and Registered Nutritionist, CPR/AED Certified

Strength and conditioning, high intensity interval training and weight management

Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.

The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.

Community Hall
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.

Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.

Computer Lab
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.

Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.

Fitness Area
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.

Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.

Jogging/Walking Track
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.

Multi-Purpose Pool
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.

Leisure Pool
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.

Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.

Teen Lounge
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.

Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.

Courtesy & Rules

Hours of Operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.

A number of our shelters and pavilions are available to reserve on a first-come, first serve basis. Please be courteous of your neighbors and abide by your reservation times.

Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.

We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.

Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.

Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!

Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

Hunting and Fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.

Respect our Parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.

Rules & Regulations

Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:

  • Proper and valid identification is required to gain access to the DCRC. Users of the DCRC need to check in at the front desk and provide annual pass, resident card, temporary pass or pay the daily pass rate for admittance.
  • Annual pass holders who do not present their annual pass will only be admitted if an alternate form of photo identification is produced.
  • Resident card holders must present their Dublin Resident ID card each visit to receive the daily pass discount rate.
  • Annual passes are not transferable and will be deemed void when in the hands of those other than the proper registrant.
  • The DCRC and its grounds are smoke- and alcohol-free environments by City ordinance.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Children ages 9 and under must have adult/guardian at least 16 years of age supervising at all times.  Supervising adults must keep children ages 4 and under within arm’s reach; there must be at least one adult for each two children in this age group. Children ages 5 through 7 must be within sight of their attending adult at all times. Children ages 8 and 9 must have an adult in the facility at all times. For children ages 5 through 9, there must be one adult for every five children. Children ages 10 years and over may enter the facility without an adult supervisor.
  • Youth must be 16 years of age or older to be on the fitness floor.  Youth ages 12 – 15 years are permitted on the fitness floor if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Fitness Card Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth under the age of 12 years are not permitted on the fitness floor area at anytime.
  • Youth must be 13 years of age or older to be on the track or in the track stretching areas.  Youth ages 8 – 12 years are permitted on the track if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Track Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth may enroll in the Junior Track Program if they are ages 10-12.  Youth under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the track at anytime unless utilizing the pool observation area with an adult.
  • Changes in recreation schedules may occur without notice. Staff will post changes in the schedule with as much advance notice as possible. Current pool, aerobics and open gym schedules are available at the Front Desk.
  • Dublin Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. It is strongly recommended that you lock your possessions in a locker during your visit to the DCRC.
  • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight. Locks which are left overnight will be removed by staff.
  • All participants must observe the rules and regulations relating to the safety and operation of the facilities. Any passholder who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the DCRC will be subject to the following penalties:
  • One week’s suspension from use of the facilities upon the first incident;
  • Thirty days suspension from use of the facilities upon the second incident;
  • One year suspension from use of the facilities upon a third violation; and
  • Permanent suspension from use of the facilities upon any subsequent incident.

The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:

  • Fighting
  • Stealing
  • Property Damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal damage
  • Verbal abuse of staff and/or patrons
  • Not following posted policies and rules

DCRC Regular Building Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2023 Modified Hours

  • New Year’s Day: Sunday, Jan. 1 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Easter: Sunday, Apr. 9 – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Juneteenth: Monday, June 19 open from 5:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4 – CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec. 24 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Sunday, Dec. 31 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 open from 8 a.m. to noon

2023 Dublin Irish Festival Special Hours

  • Friday, Aug. 4 open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 – CLOSED

2023 Annual Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.

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