Since then, Taylor has been a personal trainer in the Charlotte area for more than ten years. Working at the Dowd YMCA, Peak Fitness and Fitness Together Southend. At Fitness Together, he played a crucial role in the merging of one-on-one training to provide group training as well.
Taylor has an aggressive style of training and is a stickler for form. Helping to educate clients on flexibility and the importance of proper form, he has a lengthy track record of results and satisfied clients. He has recently obtained the Corrective Exercise Science (CES) certification from NASM. He has also recovered from ACL surgery, which has helped him understand what potential clients go through. The view behind Functional Fit Charlotte is to make sure our client’s have success and making sure they see the results they want while limitiing their risk of injury.
Fitness to Marissa isn’t just about achieving a goal body or weight, it’s about developing the discipline to overcome new challenges and become better not only in the gym, but in everyday life. She’s been helping others do this by developing custom workouts that are fun as well as challenging. Motivating and keeping her clients on the path to their goals feels like second nature to her because she has a true passion for what she does. Her positive mindset and high energy pushes her clients to reaching their full potential, unlocking a new found confidence after each session.
Outside of the gym Marissa enjoys staying active doing things like snowboarding, hiking, and swimming. Staying fit and eating right is what keeps her going, so she is always influencing others to do the same. Her ultimate goal is to help everyone around her experience the endless benefits of health and fitness that lead to a longer and more enjoyable life.
Previously, she taught a Pilates Barre fusion class at Inspire Pilates & Beyond in Charlotte, and will be providing a similar experience here at Functional Fit.The combination of her fun bubbly personality along with the ever changing upbeat playlists will keep you pushing through these challenging workouts.
After one class you will be hooked, it is always her goal to keep you inspired and motivated in creating a healthy lifestyle!
Michael has experience with many different styles of exercise but mainly enjoys training himself in a CrossFit style of training and looks to compete in competitions in the future. However, he dabbles in all forms of exercise and loves trying different things. This variety of training for himself allows him to offer an experience that obtains results and keeps it interesting. He also offers sport specific one-on-one mobility training using methods obtained with his FRCms. His goal as a trainer is to give a challenging yet fulfilling workout that encourages clients to get out of their comfort zone.
Brandon has experience working with people of all ages and enjoys the process of helping each individual reach their goals. Movement and technique are a staple in his training. “It starts from the big toe and up, everything needs to be functioning properly.” Brandon tailors each program specifically for that person, which is why assessments are always done before the first training session.
Brandon enjoys the one on one experience but also teaches boxing, vertimax, and group classes. Being a collegiate athlete he has learned a lot from personal experience such as rehabbing injuries, sport specific training, and how an athlete or client should be moving to prevent injury. He is working towards his next certification with DBC fitness and is always researching case studies on fitness and nutrition.
Nutrition is a major element with his clients because, “you are what you eat.” Properly fueling your body and improving sleep and gut health is something Brandon educates his clients on. Outside of training, he enjoys playing sports, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
I’ve been teaching yoga & personal training since 2006 & I love guiding people through their journey to feel their best everyday! The more we take care of our own body mind spirit, the more patience we have while taking care of others. Cheers to your HEALTH!
With a new motivation and purpose to train again, I joined Functional Fit as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I train both in person and virtually, specializing in pain management and recovery, exercise for mental health, and weight loss. I loves the relationships I get to form with every client, as well as getting to watch their growth in confidence and strength. I am thankful I get to share my love for exercise and teach about its positive effects on our body and brain. My goal with every client is to make them feel welcome and accepted in the gym environment, so that we can work together towards a healthier body and mind.
Since college she has dabbled in triathlons and spent a few years playing Roller Derby in Charlotte. Then in 2019 she obtained her 200hour YTT at the Whitewater Center from Chakra Flow University, and began teaching Yoga.
Beth strongly believes that wellness is a journey we take in life, and that the little things we do, from sunshine & water intake to food & movement, make a big difference in our health. She is currently taking classes to become a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach.
Beth especially loves working with those new to yoga, while still teaching a practice that challenges all levels. Her class is a playful vinyasa flow that encourages the use of props to encourage alignment, and offers a variety of options to fulfill everyone’s goals on their mat.
Outside of her other current job as a Registered Veterinary Technician and spending time with her husband and pets, she is teaching group classes as well as one-on-ones.