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The Fitness Center

Building 3 / Weight Room / (928) 771-4886

Click here to purchase pool and Fitness Center passes

Personal Training now Available!

Please inquire in the Fitness Center or call Paula Tomitz (928)776-2238.

The fitness center offers access to fitness classes, machine and free weights, cardiovascular training, strength training and other key components of fitness.

Fitness Center - Hours Of Operation

During the Spring and Fall Semesters Only: the fitness center is closed due to classes from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
6:00 am Open Closed Open Closed Open Closed
7:00 am Open Open Open Open Open Closed
8:00 am Open Open Open Open Open Closed
9:00 am Open Open Open Open Open Closed
10:00 am Open Open Open Open Open Open
11:00 am Open Open Open Open Open Open
12:00 pm Open Open Open Open Open Open
1:00 pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
2:00 pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
3:00 pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
4:30 pm Open Open Open Open Open Closed
5:00 pm Open Open Open Open Open Closed
6:30 pm Open Open Open Open Closed Closed
7:00 pm Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

Fitness Center 2019 Closure Dates

  • Labor Day—Sept. 2rd
  • Thanksgiving Day—Nov. 28nd
  • Christmas—Dec. 23rd-25th
  • New Year's Eve—Dec. 31st (closes at 1pm)

Fitness Center Pass Information

Combo passes for Fitness Center / Pool available. Call (928) 776-2238 for details.

To qualify for student rate, you must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester. Please bring a copy of your class schedule at time of purchase.

Purchase at the Fitness Center Purchase at Cashier in Building #1
Daily Pass Adults - $5
Students / YC Faculty & Staff - $2 
Annual Single Pass - $250
Annual Couples Pass - $400 - save $100
Students / YC Faculty & Staff Annual Pass - $125 
  Monthly Pass - $25
Students / YC Faculty & Staff Monthly Pass - $12.50 
  Semester Pass - $40
Students Only 

 Fitness Center Rules

Fitness Center Rules:

  • You must be enrolled in a Yavapai College class (PHE130A, PHE130C, PHE130H, PHE130K) or have purchased a Fitness Center Pass
  • Minimum age for lifting is 14 for all other equipment minimum age is 12. All persons under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Closed toed shoes and a shirt are required at all times.
  • No food is allowed in the fitness center. Drinks are allowed as long as they have a closeable lid.
  • Hand towels are provided by the facility and must be placed in the dirty towel hamper after use.
  • Strong perfumes and aftershaves are not permitted as many of our patrons have severe allergies. Please make sure you wash them off prior to use of our facility.
  • Do not rest on or monopolize fitness center equipment please make sure you share well with others.
  • There is a 20 minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are waiting.
  • Offensive language and/or behavior will not be tolerated.
  • All instruction and training is to be performed by credentialed employees of Yavapai College Fitness Center. Taking tips from students or other personnel may get you hurt.
  • Yavapai College Fitness Center Employees reserve the right to ask you to stop an exercise if it has the potential to injure you or others.

Free Weight Users:

  • Please re-rack barbells, weight plates, and dumbbells after use.
  • Do not drop weights on floor.
  • Please ask for a spot from the instructor if you are lifting heavy weights.
  • Always utilize safety collars.
 Fitness Center Staff and Personal Trainers

Fitness Center Staff and Personal Trainers

Brandon CorralesBrandon Corrales

Brandon Corrales was born in Morristown, NJ but grew up in Flagstaff, AZ. He played sports in high school, but his true passion was fitness and bodybuilding. He was a competitive bodybuilder during his junior and senior years in high school before joining the U.S. Army Infantry immediately upon graduation. He served 4 years in the Army, which included a deployment to Mosul, Iraq where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart medal. He was medically retired from the military in 2013.

After the military, Brandon earned his A.A. degree from Yavapai College, as well as a Fitness Trainer/Instructor certificate and Exercise Science/Sports Medicine certificate. He then transferred to Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fitness Wellness in 2018.

Brandon is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and ACE Certified Health Coach. His passion is strength and conditioning and but welcomes clients with any fitness goal.

Sarah EastmanSarah Eastman

Sarah Eastman has been a fitness educator for 15 years, with a resume that includes ski instruction, teaching indoor and outdoor rock climbing and rope skills, soccer coach and dance instructor.

In addition to being an ACE certified personal trainer, and a member of IDEA since 2008, she has appeared in several fitness/exercise videos, and has been a group exercise instructor, and a registered yoga teacher since 2001. She is certified in TRX suspension training, Turbo Kick, RIPPED, PIYO and much more.

Sarah believes in training the whole person – brain, heart, and body, inside and out. She will encourage you to transform the experiences you have had with exercise and your body, observe your attitudes, feelings, and beliefs to create change with lifelong results.

She encourages building positivity and thus gaining a powerful connection to yourself. By doing this, restoring the playfulness in exercise like we had when we were children, Sarah feels you will ultimately transform not just your body but your life in the ways you desire.

Sarah believes in a holistic approach which focuses on nutrition first, followed by cardiovascular training, strength/resistance training, flexibility, balance and coordination-- all to help achieve optimal physical health and well-being.

Brittany HallBrittany Hall

Brittany Hall grew up in Sparks, NV. She played collegiate volleyball at Feather River College in Quincy, CA where she earned her A.A. before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Here she received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiological Sciences with a focus in Allied Health in the spring of 2012.

After graduating Brittany returned back to Feather River College in Quincy, CA as an assistant volleyball coach as well as strength and conditioning instructor. Brittany has been coaching volleyball for the past 9 years and really enjoys working with high school athletes and implementing training programs.

Brittany moved to Prescott, AZ in 2015 with husband Kyle Wise, an assistant baseball coach for the YC baseball team. She is excited to explore the area and become part of the YC training staff.

Cathy KarpinskiCathy Karpinski

Cathy is one of our adjunct faculty at Yavapai College and has been with YC since 2000, specializing in the science behind permanent weight loss & health through proper nutrition and exercise. She teaches the online class PHE130J Weight Loss and Health with Whole Food.

She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through The T. Colin Campbell Foundation, Scientific Integrity for Optimal Health, eCornell. Cathy has over 28 years of weight training experience and holds a state champion title of Ms. Connecticut in female bodybuilding.

She is also a Fitness Consultant for the VA Medical Center. Come stop by the fitness center and see Cathy if you have any questions about weight loss and general fitness.

Pete KarpinkskiPete Karpinski

Pete has been a fitness instructor at Yavapai College since 2001 and has over 30 years of weight training experience with an emphasis in bodybuilding.

He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and has a Bachelors of Science from The University of Northern Colorado. Before becoming a certified ACE instructor Pete toured the country performing stand-up comedy.

He is the author of the book Fitness Fanatics, a humorous look at the gym industry, which was illustrated by his wife, Cathy. Stop by and see Pete in the Fitness Center to ask him a great joke or for some body building exercises.

Deana LohmanDeana Lohman

Deana Lohman is a former Firefighter/Medic from Virginia. She began her education in health and fitness by studying nutrition at Florida State University. She earned her BA in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Promotion from Northern Arizona University.

She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and with her interest in exercise and nutrition, she decided to earn her ACE certification as a Weight Management Specialist. In addition, she is a Red Cross certified CPR instructor.

Her passion in preventive health led her to become a certified Lifestyle Coach for the YMCA’s Diabetic Prevention Program to help people learn about exercise and nutrition to prevent diabetes.

Janine PereiraJanine Pereira

Janine was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. She holds a BS in Corporate Fitness from Minot State University in North Dakota. She enjoys teaching a variety of group fitness classes and working with athletes in sport specific strength and conditioning programs.

She is a certified Crossfit coach and enjoys training and competing in the sport. Olympic and power lifting meets are are also something she focuses on and has helped prepare people for these events.

Janine enjoys being outdoors with her family, hiking, and canoeing. Janine has been teaching, coaching, and training in the Prescott area since 2003 and feels blessed to be part of the YC team of trainers.

IvethIveth Tamayo

Iveth Tamayo began working in the fitness industry in 1998 when a local gym posted a call for anyone interested in training to sub group fitness classes. Subbing classes turned into having a permanent class on the schedule and one class turned into two and so on.

In 2006 she became a Certified Personal Trainer, later that same year she became a credentialed HPER Adjunct and began teaching for YCC and most recently in 2015, she joined the Fitness Center staff.

Iveth is certified in a number of fitness modalities including Bootcamp/Cross Training, In Door Cycle, Barre Pilates, Kickboxing for Group Fitness, Pilates, Yoga and Zumba.

She enjoys the helping of others and the healing aspect that exercise and fitness bring. Her hobbies hiking, the out doors, crafting jewelry and exploring the healing arts. When not at work, Iveth enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Robert ZampolRobert Zampol

Bob has been at Yavapai College since 2006. His first career was in aerospace engineering for the Department of Defense, Navy. Bob moved to Prescott in 1999 and joined the Prescott YMCA participating in group fitness classes and weight training.

In July, 2001 Bob started to work as a floor trainer and received his YMCA personal training certification in 2004. While teaching at Yavapai College Bob received a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, one of his emphases is Corrective Exercise Specialist.

If you have issues regarding corrective exercises stop by and see Bob.