The YMCA of Van Wert County has recently hired Julie Schaufelberger and Kristin Lichtensteiger as the new directors of the wellness department.
Schaufelberger has a bachelor of science degree in physical education from The Ohio State University. She is a certified personal trainer and holds certifications in strength and conditioning, healthy lifestyle principles and group fitness/training. She is also trained in kettle bell workouts, kickboxing, core strength, insanity, boot camp and cycling.
She has been with the YMCA for more than one year as a personal trainer. In this new position, she will have a primary focus on the internal fitness/wellness elements of the YMCA and its membership.
Lichtensteiger has a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and nutrition. She is a certified personal trainer and has worked the past three years in Fort Wayne, Ind., as an exercise physiologist. She also specializes in developing training programs for the post rehab exercise, sport team training, aqua fit training, foundation and core training and corporate wellness plans.
Her primary focus will be on developing external fitness/wellness programs. She will work with physician offices, sports team training, corporate wellness and overseeing the further development of funding diversity efforts.