Instructors

Alison Davis-McLain

Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist

Instructor Since: 2002
Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Kickboxing Instructor; Zumba; CPR and AED certifications

 

“The best thing about being a FIRM Instructor is teaching the best workout out there to people who believe in its ability to change their bodies.”

Allie Del Rio

Occupation: Studio Fringe Salon, Owner/Cosmetologist

Instructor Since: 1992
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness,AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“I like to think about how I feel when I DON’T workout. That always gets me going.”

Amanda Gantt

Occupation: Auditor

Instructor Since: 2008
Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Kickboxing Instructor; Zumba; CPR and AED certifications

 

“There is no time like the present!! If there is something you have longed to do, go out on a limb and try it. It may become your life’s passion!”

Dianne Quinn

Occupation: Computer Analyst

Instructor Since: 1996
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Kickboxing, AFAA Spinning, CPR

 

“The best benefit from being a fitness instructor is being able to introduce people to an active life style and watching the results.”

Emily Welsh

Occupation: The FLEX Owner, Business Manager

Instructor Since: 2001
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, YogaFIT Level 1, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“Where else can you get a workout that really works? Watching clients’ bodies change is just amazing!”

Erika Goodwin

Occupation: University of South Carolina Cheer Coach

Instructor Since: 2011
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR/AED, ACE Group Fitness

 

“Challenge yourself! The reward for doing so is feeling better physically and mentally!”

Kelly Branning

Occupation: Fitness and Yoga Instructor, Mom and wife.

Instructor Since: 2008, Originally trained in 1984!
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, Kickboxing Certified, YogaFit Certified thru Level 3, 2 Yoga Apprenticeships, Certified Lifestyle Educator, CPR and AED trained.

 

“Work out to feel better. When you feel better, everything in Life IS Better.”

Kim Hicks

Occupation: Physician

Instructor Since: 2009
Certifications: AFAA Certfied Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“My job is to be fit and I’m really blessed that I get to go and work out and live a really healthy lifestyle.”

Leslie Duffy

Occupation: Outreach Manager for a consulting firm

Instructor Since: 2002
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR

 

“I started doing The FIRM workouts while in college and became addicted!”

Lindsay Starnes

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Instructor Since: 2011
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR

 

“Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everyone would have a great body!”

Marguerite O’Brien

Occupation: University of South Carolina Wellness Director

Instructor Since: 2011
Certifications: ACSM-CPT, YogaFIT–Level 1-4, Rep Reebok, Cycle Reebok, CPR

 

“We all have the strength within to live powerfully healthy lives. I enjoy helping people on their wellness journeys.”

Michelle Edenfield

Occupation: HR Director, Columbia Skin Clinic, LLC

Instructor Since: 2004
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Spinning, CPR

 

“If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Mindy Fenske

Occupation: College Professor at USC

Instructor Since: 2006
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness, group cycling, CPR

 

“Be consistent, persistent, and resilient. Workout and eat clean regularly, through good and bad moods and times, and forgive yourself when you need to in order to get back on track.”

Nancy Butts

Occupation: Paralegal

Instructor Since: 2005
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“There is nothing better than seeing a client that could barely pick up a 5lb dumbbell reach down and pick up a 20lb with purpose.”

Pamela Hemphill

Occupation: Instructor

Instructor Since: 2009
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR

 

“Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy.

Rebekah Sturkie

Occupation: The FLEX Manager

Instructor Since: 2004
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“Do something you love and are passionate about! It will make reaching your goals easier to obtain!”

Susan Barnes

Occupation: Encore DCS, Owner

Instructor Since: 2008
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“Sometimes I don’t feel like working out, but push myself to do it anyway. I end up having a great workout and feeling better when it’s done!”

Tina Smalley

Occupation: Registered Nurse

Instructor Since: 1996
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, ZUMBA, CPR

 

“Stop thinking ‘what if?’ and think ‘why not’ instead…Attitude is everything!”

Tara Judge

Occupation: Instructor

Instructor Since: 1994
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, YogaFIT Level 1, CPR

 

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

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