We will offer reduced hours and activities on SAT. 7/4 in honor of the holiday. Find location hours, group exercise schedules, pool, and water park hours in our app. 


Address & Contact Info
701 E. Wheatridge Drive, Newton, KS 67114

Newton YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


Ryan Fitzgibbons

Ryan Fitzgibbons: Branch Director 

Ryan has been with the Hanover Area YMCA since June of 2016 as their Chief Operating Officer, and prior to his YMCA experience, he worked in the hospitality industry with a variety of hotels on the east coast. He has been involved with several philanthropic organizations/activities in the United States, Haiti, and Ireland. Ryan joined the Newton YMCA team in 2019. 


Paige Turney

Paige Turney: Wellness Director 

Paige earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Health Promotion from Emporia State University. She is passionate about making an impact on the lives of others each and every day. Whether that is through healthy bodies, minds, or spirits, she encompasses all aspects of health and fitness to better those around her. Paige is a certified trainer through ACE and specializes in: Strength Training, Kettlebells, HIIT, Geriatric, Circuit Training and Functional Training.  

Ashleigh Rodriguez-Bertz

Ashleigh Rodriguez-Bertz: Aquatic Director 

After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Kinesiology, Ashleigh began her Y career as the Aquatics Director at the West YMCA in Wichita.  She then returned to her home state of Michigan and served as the Regional Coordinator of Aquatics for the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit for the past three years.  Ashleigh joined the Newton YMCA team in the summer of 2019.

Allison Hershberger

Allison Hershberger: Youth & Family Coordinator

Allison is currently a junior at Wichita State University majoring in Elementary Education. She is a Newton native and graduated from Newton High School. Her start at the YMCA started as a lifeguard in February of 2017. She then worked in the Kid Zone, taught swim lessons, Fun Fit, Parent’s Night Out, and hosted birthday parties. Allison moved in the Youth and Family Coordinator role in the fall of 2018.

Cristi Hothan

Cristi Hothan: Group Exercise Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Cristi earned a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Kansas State University. As a stay at home mom she fell in love with the Group Exercise classes the Newton YMCA had to offer and began teaching in February 2019. Cristi understands the importance of relationships and connections as motivation to reach fitness goals and is excited for the opportunity to assist others in achieving their full potential in bettering their healthIn January of 2020 Cristi was also assigned the role of Administrative Assistant.

Taylor Durham

Taylor Durham: Sports Coordinator

Taylor is currently pursuing a degree for his undergrad in pre-law. He spent three of his collegiate years at Southern Nazarene University where he played football, and is looking to finish up the last of his credits at Wichita State University. He is a Dallas, Texas native and has been involved with a variety of sports (football, baseball, basketball, etc...) over the course of his life, with 4 years of coaching experience in basketball. Taylor moved to Newton in 2019 and began his YMCA career working in Membership. He is now currently the Sports Coordinator and excited to develop youth in various essential sports skills and lay the groundwork for future athletic competition.