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PICKENS COUNTY — When the Pickens County YMCA is looking to fill a coaching position, they are looking for the most qualified personnel.

“The Pickens YMCA is excited to announce the newest member of our Wellness Team in Ashley Campbell,” said Christy Stancil of the Pickens County YMCA. “Ashley is no stranger to the Y, having served in Member Services from October 2008 until 2012. She will now be working as a Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer during the morning hours Monday through Friday.”

Campbell said being a part of the YMCA is like being a member of a family.

“I love the Y because it’s a place where the community can come together and build a healthier spirit, mind and body in an encouraging, Christian environment,” she said. “You always have someone to hold you accountable and cheer you on. The Y is a family, and I love being a part of it.”

According to Stancil, Campbell is highly qualified to fill the position.

“With professional certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine in personal training and a personal training certification through Greenville Technical College, along with CPR/AED certifications, she is highly qualified and her training specialties will include speed and agility training, injury prevention, fat loss and toning, and nutrition guidance.”

Stancil said Campbell’s career began in 2012 after completing college.

“Ashley began personal training in 2012 after completing her Associates Degree in personal training from Greenville Technical College,” she said. “She is a long time athlete and volleyball player, which is where her love for fitness began. She interned with an athlete performance gym in Greenville and has also trained in a few other gyms in the Upstate.”

Campbell holds a variety of roles vital to her community.

“She is a volleyball coach for Easley High School and Carolina One Volleyball club where she is in charge of the strength and conditioning programs,” Stancil said. “She loves motivating people and helping them make lifestyle changes that will lead to longer, healthier lives.”

Branch Executive Ryan Smith said he already considers Campbell to a member of the YMCA family.

“We are very excited to have Ashley join our team,” he said. “We already consider her to be a part of the Y family from her previous service in other departments, so the transition into Wellness will be smooth. Ashley will be able to serve clients who are interested in weekday mornings in the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. time frames, which along with our other staff, gives us staff availability throughout the day.”

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