Personal Trainers

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Travis Sullivan

Education
B.S. Exercise Science, University North Carolina at Charlotte

Career
Assistant Sports Performance Coach, Queens University

Certifications
CSCS and USAW

Experience
7 Years

Background
Natural human actions can be categorized into a few general movements: Squat, Hinge, Lunge, Push, Pull, and Carry. Our environment and habits dictate whether we enhance or restrict these qualities. My position is to educate, demonstrate, and teach individuals how to perform each movement in a progressive and systematic process that’s conducive with their training goals. Each client I have the opportunity to train will not only develop improved overall functional strength, but will also improve mobility, flexibility, and health. 

Focus

  • Functional Movement

  • Strength Training

  • Mobility/Flexibility

  • Health Wellness

  • Fitness Class Instructor

My aspiration for coaching/training stems from my love of fitness training and how it benefits one’s physiological and cognitive systems. It feels amazing to see the client achieve their fitness goal with elevated confidence and energy!

 
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kathy Laucius

Education
B.A. Marketing, University of Missouri

Certifications
ACE and NASM 

Experience
13 Years

Background
Growing up I, Kathy was never the athletic type. I struggled with my weight until my late 30’s. Once I realized that it was all about a lifestyle and not a short term diet, I was able to get off the diet roller coaster and move forward with my exercise and nutrition goals. Kathy uses her before/after story to help others make it a lifestyle.

Focus

  • Complete Wellness for Women

  • Beginners/Lifestyle Management

  • Weight Loss Guidance

  • Strength and Endurance Training

Kathy is a motivational speaker and author of “The Time is Now: 7 Ways to Get Off the Diet Rollercoaster and Get On With Your Life!” You can learn more about Kathy at www.thetimeisnowfitness.com.

 
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Billy tobias

Certifications
C.S.C.S., ACSM,  A.C.E, Functional Movemen Years

Experience

30 Years

Background
As a Charlotte native, I have been involved in the the local fitness industry for many years.  My approach is very basic.  Neutralize deficiencies, build core stability, and add strength.  I live and teach a healthy lifestyle.  Join me for personal training or group fitness.

Focus

  • Strength Training

  • Functional Movement

  • Mobility, Agility, Stability

  • Sport Specific Training

  • Executive Coach

  • Small Group Training

  • Fitness Class Instructor

 
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Brian Kipp

Certifications
NPTI-National Personal Training Institute, CPR/AED

Experience
7 Years

Background
I promote a healthy lifestyle during every single session with my clients. With a steady routine of exercise plus a balanced nutrition plan there is no reason for you not to see the results you are looking to achieve. I’m very honest with everyone! I reassure everyone that results don’t happen overnight, to always stay on track and be positive even on those tough days in the gym. 

Focus

  • Youth, Pre/Post Natal, Adult, Senior

  • Executive Coach

  • Sport Specific Youth Training

  • Endurance Training

  • Strength

  • Mobility, Agility, Stability, Core

  • Injury Prevention

  • Cardiovascular Fitness Programming

My motto is consistency equals results.  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships & decide not to surrender, that is true strength.

 
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Heather Webb

Education
B.S. Health Promotion, Minor Exercise Science Appalachian State University

Certifications
NASM, Functional Movement Screening, TRX Suspension

Experience
23 Years

Background
I have a broad range of interest in the wellness field and the ability to work with individuals on all levels.  My special interests are: (1) working with individuals (of all ages) that are eager to make a lifestyle change to become more active or enhance quality of life with weight loss; (2) continuing a rehab based program with someone who needs assistance with improving range of motion, coordination, balance or pain management.

Focus

  • Teens, Adults, Seniors

  • Nutrition, Wellness, Weight Loss

  • Post-Rehabilitation

  • Mobility, Agility, Stability

  • Small Group Training

  • Sport Specific Training

I enjoy coaching and educating someone on how to find their “perfect balance” between strength training, aerobics, nutrition, mental health, and the balancing act of LIFE.  I share with each client my program structure, educate on the “why” and “purpose” of each exercise, demonstrate and instruct how to properly execute a movement, and encourage each individual to try it on their own.  The more tools you have, the more confident you will be in times of stress!

 
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Mary Franceschi Reynolds

Education
B.S. Nutrition, Western Carolina University

Certifications
NASM National Academy of Sports Medicine

Background
#Discipline! Motivation wanes; discipline gets you the results you desire.  I’m here to keep you accountable and push you towards your goals.  As a mom and trainer, I understand multi-tasking and strive to create efficient and effective workouts for all my clients.. 

Focus

  • Core

  • Strength Training

  • Balance, Flexibility, Stability

  • Sport Specific Training - Endurance

  • Pre/Post Natal Conditioning

 
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Megan Driscoll

Education
B.A. Health, Sports Recreation, Saint Mary’s College
Masters in Sports and Recreation, Boston University 

Certifications
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Experience
20 years

Background
A recent transplant to Charlotte, Megan played an active role in the San Francisco fitness industry as a strength coach, personal trainer, triathlete and former Division I athlete. In 2005, Megan founded Presidio Fitness. Named “Best of SF” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Presidio Fitness was a premier personal training and sports performance facility in the heart of San Francisco’s Presidio District.

Focus

  • Sports Performance

  • Health/Wellness Training

  • Strength Training: Core, Agility, Mobility, Stability

  • Body Composition/Weight Loss

  • Preparation for Mid- and Long- Distance Endurance Events

Megan brings her education, passion and enthusiasm to build integrated programs designed to enhance performance, improve quality of movement and overall quality of life. Not for the faint of heart!

 
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Ryan Fuhrman

Education
B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Certifications
Titleist Professional Institute, NESTA Personal Training, CPR/AED 

Experience
15 Years

Background
I have been training clients all day, every day for over 15 years. During this time I have worked with clients of all backgrounds and fitness levels. My goal for my clients is to see them not only become fitter and stronger but also more well-rounded overall in regards to fitness, diet and lifestyle. I believe that finding this balance allows for greater self-confidence and happiness in their day-to-day life

Focus

  • Executive Coaching

  • Sports Performance (Golf/Lacrosse/Tennis)

  • Strength/Speed/Agility

  • Wellness/Nutrition

  • Functional Movement

  • TRX Specialist

Words to live by. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain 

 
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Thom Uhlir

Education
B.A. Health Education, Minor Physical Education, Eastern Illinois University
Masters Health Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Experience
30 years

Background
I like to help people with their overall fitness and am motivated by seeing people get results. If I can help lay the ground work for someone to achieve long term results then I have succeeded. Everyone is different and has different goals. I work on establishing a program that is consistent with their personal goal and motivating people towards achieving their goal. Varied clients aged 15 to 85.

Focus

  • Strength Training

  • Mobility, Agility, Stability

  • Post-Rehabiitation

  • Sport Specific Training: Running, Cycling, Tennis

Thom is an avid reader, runner and cyclist in his spare time.  

 
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Michael Beacham

Education
B.S. Exercise Science, East Carolina University

Certifications
ACSM, HFI Health Fitness Instructor, American Fitness and Aerobics Association, LMT #6517, RRCA Road Runner Club of America

Experience
21 Years

Background
Michael is a Charlotte native and has spent his career training clients in the Uptown area.  Michael believes that in order to succeed you have to set a goal, but you must always be focused on the present moment. 

  • Certified Running Coach

  • Executive Coach

  • TRX certified

  • Endurance/Adventure Racing Coach

  • Post-Rehabilitation

  • Strength

  • Sport Specific Training

Michael also promotes adventure racing.  Visit his website at www.ncars.info.