Meet Our Trainers 2017-04-13T14:41:24+00:00

Urban Body Fitness features the most sought after personal trainers.

330-987-6519
StevenAdamCooper@gmail.com

Adam recently moved to Atlanta from a small town of Dover, OH. He is currently working to finish my bachelors degree in Exercise Science.

He has been involved in some form of athletics for most of my life, and loves all things that have to do with fitness. Nothing motivates him more than empowering people through physical fitness.

He bases his sessions on your personal goals and interests. His goal is to help clients identify their goals and develop plans that allow them to achieve those goals both safely and effectively

Beth Feagins
770.337.8070
bethfeagins@hotmail.com

Beth Feagins has been in the fitness industry for nearly ten years. She is a graduate or Georgia State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Beth is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Beth started her undergraduate degree in Physical Education. After completing her required courses, she realized that she wanted to change her major to exercise science. She has completed courses in exercise prescription, electro cardiology, cardiopulmonary physiology, nutrition, fitness program management, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, and sports psychology.

Beth also completed her internship with Concentra Medical Group in their physical therapy office. Beth has continued her education through workshops and seminars with CEU’S in prenatal/post-partum, exercise and strength training for older adults, sport specific training for athletes, active/reactive training, and strength and conditioning.

Christian’s fitness experience dates back to playing high school football and wrestling where he found his passion for fitness. A competitive athlete by nature he participated in various sports and hand to hand combat. His biggest interest wasn’t the game itself but the preparation for it. He has dedicated countless hours in the gym to different training methodologies and has found one that is fun but also gives results.

Before starting his career in fitness Christian competed in Crossfit competitions. Christian competed in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit games Latin American regional where he placed 7th. His athletic abilities gave him opportunities to work for Reebok training and managing gyms. He has also traveled Latin America continuing his education to become a well rounded knowledgeable trainer.

Training style Christian’s training focus is developing an athletic body, with explosive strength and a powerful core. His training method incorporates power lifting, circuit training, plyometrics and calisthenics through a combination of high intensity intervals. Christian uses different gym equipment in his workouts to challenge your muscles in a different ways but also keep workouts fun and exciting. Christian’s innovative training program will help clients of all backgrounds and ability levels wanting to develop an athletic physique that will not only let you look the part, but also play the part.

Christian believes nutrition plays a big role on your workouts and performance inside and outside of the gym. His goal is to work with you to build a sound nutrition plan that best fits in your daily life.

ITPFitness.com

404.819.9830
drew@ddpt.com

Active in nutrition as well as strength and endurance training for more than 10 years, Drew Dinwiddie has received local and national media attention for his ability to create effective and unique fitness and nutrition programs based on the needs of any individual. Working with a diverse range of clients – from athletes working to build muscle mass and endurance, to busy professionals seeking a healthier lifestyle and a leaner look – he is known for his professionalism, ability to motivate and his genuine passion for helping clients reach their fitness goals.

Dinwiddie earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the College of Charleston and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Council on Certified Personal Training (NCCPT) and by the American Red Cross in CPR. He participates in continuing education courses year-round.

In 2006 he won the Light-Heavyweight title at the NPC Atlantic Bodybuilding Competition, and in 2005 he won the Novice Overall and Novice Heavyweight titles at the NPC Georgia Bodybuilding Competition. Recently his reputation as a fitness expert and motivator led to speaking engagements at Emory Healthcare.

For more information visit his website at: www.ddpt.com


es3mail@yahoo.com

The pursuit and realization of improved personal health and fitness for himself and for others has become the grounding activity of Edward Stone’s life.

He has literally tens of thousands of hours of experience exercising, learning and training. Edward also has extensive communications, corporate customer service experience and skills. This only enhances the care, results and value he provides each of his clients.

Each client’s individual goals and needs direct all interactions. Your work together can be slower more softly nurturing or faster, harder-direct to the point. Edward is committed to treating you and your time with the respect deserved. He is proud to be unexpectedly kind and considerate to any and all around him. He blends his experiences, traits and knowledge into all professional and personal interactions.

Among Edward’s experiences and specialties are weight lifting, body shaping, cardio vascular training, functional strength, radiant health. Chronic medical conditions, infection, inflammation, substance abuse, addiction/recovery, weight management and dietary concerns are all also issues he is sensitive to and able to assist with.

While his abilities, manner, skills and experience are paramount to considering Edward as your trainer, his official credentials will verify he is a International Sports Sciences Association Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. He is also Adult-Infant CPR/AED trained-certified.

Edward still aspires to earning a college degree most likely in Communications. Both as a teenager and adult he has studied at colleges and universities in South Carolina and most recently here in Georgia at Oglethorpe University and Perimeter College .

He is a native of Columbia, S.C. Despite being born into an established family business, Edward left that safety, security for the personal and professional opportunities larger city life presents. Also, though he’s been here in Atlanta since 1991 he also spent several years in the Washington, D.C area. His obsession with exercise aside, some of Edward’s favorite activities and hobbies include college football, philosophy, spirituality, animation, science fiction, fiction, scary and spooky things, comics, graphic novels, healthy cooking. Edward focuses and works daily to become not only a better fitness trainer but also a better and more complete person.

502.424.7747
pyne4@yahoo.com

Eric’s passion for fitness stretches all the way back to his upbringing in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Having come from an exceptionally athletic background, at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, he played Division 1 soccer while studying business management. During his junior year, he realized his passion for sports and fitness was substantially more then just a hobby.

To pursue a career in fitness, he decided to transfer to University of Louisville in Kentucky because it is one of the few schools in the country with a certified bachelor program in Sports and Fitness. While pursuing this degree, he coached several sports including soccer, tennis and gymnastics. Eric also trained to be a silent Bikram instructor. He worked in numerous fitness facilities and learned to master the structure and operations of effectively working with clients and members.

After receiving his B.A. in sports and fitness, Eric worked with LA Fitness as an Assistant Manager in Operations, and the Body of Change training program.

Eric’s training focus is to develop a lean body, with strong definition and powerful core strength. His training method incorporates high cardio intensity for short periods of time with strength training and flexibility. Eric enjoys using the gym facilities for fitness workouts, but also integrates outdoor activities, such as running courses through parks, plyometrics and athletic sports.

Eric complements his training method by creating balanced and effective nutritional plans based on an individual’s goals, for example, increasing muscle mass, maximizing weight loss or maintaining weight. His most recent client used Eric’s training and nutritional approach to reduce their weight from 192 lbs to 172 lbs in two months, gained muscle mass and definition, and now has maintained their weight through a customized training and nutritional maintenance plan. Eric works for Viva Fitness, owned by Stephen Paul Smith.

502.424.7747 – Pyne4@yahoo.com


www.GrantTrotter.com

For 6 years Grant has been one of Atlanta’s top Personal Trainers. He has had success working with all populations and fitness goals. His professionalism and down to earth personality ensure a positive training experience. He received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). While at UGA he also studied sports medicine as a student Athletic Trainer.

He is originally from Macon, Georgia but now lives with his wife and family near the Marietta Square. Hobbies include: lifting weights, baseball, reddit.com, craft beer, fantasy football, and home-improvement projects.

Resistance Training
Specializes in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and fat-loss

Health & Wellness
Advocate of low-carb paleo diet, naturalistic lifestyle, sleep, hormonal regulation, hydration, and stress management

Flexibility & Mobility
Encourages full ROM throughout the body via stretching, myofascial release, soft-tissue mobility, and A.R.T referral

www.GrantTrotter.com


jbb_urbane@hotmail.com

James has over 9 years of personal training and over 7 years of group fitness experience at Urban Body Fitness. Formally ISSA certified and now AAAI certified, with a substantial amount of group fitness and exercise training experience.

James has worked and spent most of his personal training as well as group instructing career at Urban Body Fitness. While at Urban Body Fitness he has taught/instructed various group exercise and fitness classes ranging from, BODY SCULPT & ABS, HIGH DEFINITION, CARDIO KICK SCULP & ABS, KICKIN’ BUTT LEGS & ARMS, STEP BODY SCULPTING, AMAZING ABS, TOTAL BODY BEAT DOWN, OPERATION FIT FAST and is best known for his very own ADVANCED BOOTCAMP classes.

James is a firm believer in “practicing what you preach” when its comes life, but especially when it comes to working out. As a personal trainer and group class instructor, James insist on accountability and progress all while still bringing motivation, fun and levity to the workout.

James a native New Yorker, a entrepreneur and former business owner, he knows all to well the importance of hard work, dedication and commitment. Not only implementing those three key elements in his own life, but has translated them over into his personal training career.

678.310.5789
jwill259@gmail.com

James’ goal is to give you premiere-quality, client-centered training that empowers you. He is one of the most experienced and skilled trainers in Atlanta, having been a fitness professional for more than 16 years, with expert knowledge on how to help you achieve your goals, and safely minimize any risk of injury.

With fitness certifications from YMCA Fit and the CHEK Institute, James also has advanced training in holistic lifestyle coaching, nutrition, and physiology. He is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), has a university degree in life coaching, and is studying a PhD in psychology. James understands the psychological aspects of fitness, as well as how to deliver a challenging workout.

Back in his school days, James used to be a cross-country runner and at age 15, he snuck into the gym and started lifting weights. He loves helping people to get results they can see and feel from their workouts, and he is friendly, supportive, and fosters caring, professional relationships with clients of all ages, many of which are long-term.

James’ training philosophy: To help you achieve your goals of being healthy, fit, lean, muscular, flexible, or to have a pain-free workout, James emphasizes using a combination of free weights of all kinds, custom-selected yoga poses and stretches to match your body, and Swiss balls. His approach enhances your balance, strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination. James can also assist exercisers who want better posture, more ease of movement and mobility, people who are in pain, or want functional training, and all adults who want weight loss and improve tone.

When training together, James’ attention is on you, and he provides helpful, encouraging feedback on your technique and posture. At the end of a workout you feel energized and that you’ve successfully taken a step closer to realizing your goals.

James is a skilled, committed and highly-experienced professional who you can trust to be on your side, is committed to your success, and to delivering results. Call or email him today to know how he can help you.

678-508-5850
jasonrumpf@hotmail.com

Jason is a certified personal trainer with over 12 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. He has extensive experience providing individualized strength and conditioning programs to clients of all ages, and has also demonstrated a high passion for fitness and helping clients improve their self-image!

Jason is currently certified with the American Council on Exercise, and also holds other certifications in both weight management and joint injury rehab training. He has also been a three-time winner of the Trainer of the Year award with a previous employer.

Now as a self-employed trainer, Jason enjoys working closely with each of his clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. These goals include weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, mobility, and many others. And get this, he has even worked with clients who have lost over 100 lbs. on multiple occasions!

Jason is also known to be organized, enthusiastic with good “people” skills, knowledgeable in both anatomy and physiology, and motivating.

My philosophy:

“Your workouts are important meetings you have scheduled with yourself and bosses never cancel!”

404.226.2691
www.FitnessProATL.com

Jimi Lanham is an ACE Certified Personal trainer who has been helping people achieve their fitness goals safely and effectively since 1996. With over a decade-and-a-half of experience in the industry as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and award-winning competitive natural bodybuilder, Jimi’s skill and methods continue to be a proven pathway to client success.

Since his debut as a leader of cycle-based classes in 1998, he has become one of Midtown Atlanta’s most sought-after instructors. Jimi’s other certifications include Power Pacing, Spin and Yoga. In addition, Jimi has also successfully completed both modules of the STEP Company’s popular BodyPUMP training.

Originally pursuing a Information Systems degree at Georgia State University, Jimi’s career path turned to health and fitness as a results of his own quest for self improvement. His goals as a trainer and a group instructor are to provide unparalleled support and safe, effective instruction. With his personal training clients, Jimi seeks to save them from the guesswork, trail and error, misinformation, wasted time and effort, and injuries that most endure in the pursuit of their fitness goals.

His strengths lie in developing caring relationships with clients and class participants, helping clients achieve tangible results in a timely manner, and offering a higher level of service to his clients to create long-term value. “My approach is simple: Be consistent, accountable and do what works. Building a better body is a challenging and sometimes unpleasant process, but the rewards are infinite, and the benefits obtained are much greater than those you see in the mirror.”

jgomezcscs@gmail.com

Juan is the founder of 3sixty training systems (www.be3sixty.com). He is a college graduate who majored in Exercise Science and holds CSCS and TPI Level I certifications.

He has gained great knowledge through practice and execution. Juan’s fitness specialties are:

> Pain management through fitness
> Sports-specific training
> Weight control.

He believes in fitness as the vehicle to improve your well-being and to help you feel good about yourself. His approach leans toward functional, holistic and life-changing training. Juan is eager to help you to make your body the best model of health and fitness.

404.668.0529
kevinmindbody@gmail.com

With optimal fitness and total recovery as the central guiding principles for his own life, Kevin has made it his professional mission to bring the same feeling of health and balance he enjoys to his friends and clients. As an experienced Certified Personal Trainer and intuitive Licensed Massage Therapist, Kevin’s approach has always been a harmonious combination of both disciplines that attends to the mind, body and soul. As Kevin tells his clients, it’s all about being your best self by caring for your body before, during and after a workout—an approach that addresses the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and the key to Kevin’s whole body wellness philosophy.

Not surprisingly, the same thing that drives Kevin internally to stay healthy and keep his body in peak physical and mental condition is also what drives his professional approach. When working with clients, Kevin helps them push beyond their own boundaries by becoming active in new and challenging ways while encouraging them to recover faster and reduce stress afterward with massage. And while Kevin is happy to focus on either fitness or massage, it’s the combination of both fields that makes his approach truly unique. For those who’ve trained in the gym with Kevin and received therapeutic massages thereafter, this holistic way of thinking is what keeps them coming back year after year.

Too often, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t account for an individual’s different abilities, ambitions and goals. That’s what makes Kevin’s complementary approach so unique. No matter how you engage with him, you can rest assured that he will design a training regimen that moves at your speed or offer a customized massage session completely based on intuition and how you respond to his touch. Together, you’ll discover your own personal path to greater health, energy, stamina and relaxation—and enjoy the same passion for fitness and relaxation that Kevin lives every day. It’s time to let go of your old programming, get in tune with your body and live a happier life.

Training and Education
– Exercise and Sport Science: Fitness Specialist at University of Georgia
– Licensed Massage Therapist
– ACE Certification

404.403.6313

www.leesnell.com

At age 36 I made several lifestyle changes, one of which involved adding exercise to my schedule. As an adult I worked out with weights at home but was intimidated by even walking into a health club. Finally, I got up the nerve to join a gym. A friend helped me develop a routine and I was hooked. In fact, I liked the atmosphere so much I got a job at the gym.

Working at the gym lead me to realize I really did not know what I was doing when I was exercising. My friend’s help had only taught me so much. I was intimidated to come into the gym that I worked in. My body suffered. I developed several injuries that made it difficult to lift weights. I was going in the wrong direction. I decided to hire a personal trainer. With the help of the trainer I chose, my life was changed. Yes, that may sound dramatic but it is true. I learned why I had injured myself and how I could exercise without pain! I learned how to understand what I was doing as I exercised. I was not just pushing weight; I was contracting muscles. I saw results that I thought were never possible. My trainer was an inspiration to me and helped me as I chose to pursue a personal training career. He trained me in preparation for my certification. In 1997 I became certified through the American Council on Exercise.

Myrie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist and holds a personal training certification through ACE, along with a Bachelor痴 in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

As a former fitness competitor, track runner, and workout enthusiast, Myrie has been involved in fitness since birth! 的致e come along way since picking up my first weight, which was in the form of gallon milk jugs used for biceps curls.

This industry is changing and growing everyday, sorting through the vast amount of knowledge and applying it to you r workout regimen can be a delicate process. Managing your expectations and setting realistic and personal fitness goals can be challenging. My best advice is to open your mind to new training methodologies and find a fitness professional that you can trust.�

404.771.3965

nash@sweat-inc.com

Nash Tehrani, a certified fitness instructor and the owner of Sweat, Inc., has been actively assisting his clients achieve their fitness goals since 2000. Nash’s approach to fitness focuses on developing unique client-tailored programs designed to achieve and maintain his client’s goals while minimizing the risk of injury. Nash holds personal training certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Sports Medicine Association, both of which were awarded after completion of rigorous certification programs and testing. Nash graduated from Emory University in 1998 with degrees in Biology and Psychology, and he holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science awarded in 2003 from Georgia State University. While at Emory, Nash worked at the Emory Spine Center and V.A. hospital where he learned a great deal about lower back trauma and rehabilitation techniques. Nash trains adults of all ages and his clients include lawyers, entrepreneurs, other professionals and homemakers, many of whom have been long-time clients. Nash takes pride in his work and his ability to help his clients achieve their personal goals. His efforts have not gone unnoticed; in 2003, Nash was rated as one of Atlanta’s top trainers by Jezebel magazine.

404-405-9605
nicolemgourdet@gmail.com

Nicole Gourdet is the founder of the Gourdet Group, a consulting firm that focuses on teaching women how to achieve all aspects of living well, including health, fitness, wellness, weight loss, and overall lifestyle.

Nicole has been a personal trainer and life coach for over 15 years. Although interested in sports from her youth, Nicole’s passion for fitness originated as a college student while struggling to lose excess body fat. After figuring out what really worked, and achieving a “six-pack” her roommate and other friends wanted to know her secrets. Hundreds of touched lives later, Nicole is still passionate about helping women achieve the body and lifestyle they deserve.

As a mom, business owner, and former professional athlete, Nicole understands the unique challenges today’s women face in finding a balance between personal time, family life, and career. This need has inspired Nicole to develop an online resource community of books, videos, and other training tools specifically geared toward overcoming the obstacles many women face.

A native of New York, Nicole was MVP of her high school basketball team, and awarded a four year basketball scholarship to Boston University – where she was also MVP, as well as being recruited by professional teams overseas. Following graduation, Nicole played professional basketball across Europe, traveling extensively to over fifteen countries. During her travels in Europe and Africa, she trained clients and conducted sports and fitness seminars.

Nicole now lives in Atlanta. Her clients range from celebrities to business professionals, from college and professional athletes to stay-at-home moms. When not working with clients, she enjoys traveling, composing music, and playing basketball.

Nicole’s philosophy: “In order to be in the best shape possible, one must achieve all aspects of living well – which includes health, fitness, wellness, and an overall positive lifestyle.”

404 805 6122
sam@elementfit.com

Element Fitness was established in 2006 by Sam Godfrey. He started the personal training company to help others excel in reaching their fitness goals. It has always been Sam’s objective to safely deliver exceptional workouts that are effective and efficient. In doing so, he designs extensive programs and nutrition plans to fit each client’s goals and fitness levels.

Let fitness be a journey through life and not just a destination.

Sam has always had a passion and involvement in athletics and wellness. From sports in grade school to college baseball, Sam has experienced the importance that formal training brings to maintaining a comprehensive fitness level. Growing up, he was competitive in both weight training and power lifting; which helped him develop the proper form and techniques he now uses to safely train. Today, Sam stays active and fit with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit.

As a person actively living with Type 1 Diabetes, Sam recognizes how crucial nutrition is in the role of a healthy and fit lifestyle. He can help the client create a complete nutrition plan that is unique to each individual.

With a proper diet, you can and will increase your overall well being.

Sam is certified personal trainer through International Sports Sciences Association and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Through this continued education, Sam has vastly studied proper and safe training methods for both beginner and advanced clients. He is certified in adult, child and infant CPR. To stay up to date on the health and fitness community, he continues to educate himself in the latest developments in the industry.

As a fitness professional, Sam can help you reach your goals. Start today to begin a new, healthier lifestyle.

404.229.4990
sonyamcmillan@yahoo.com

Health and Fitness has always been a driving force in my life. My foundations started as a former collegiate and USATF athlete and continued in Crossfit and Powerlifting. In my journey I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, an ISSA Personal Training Certification, NSCA, and USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification. My knowledge and sports experience help developed into a passion for others in seeking their own fitness journey.

In doing so, Allworldfitness was established. Allworldfitness is a dynamic health and fitness program that benefits all populations. I aim to reconstruct everyday people into their inner athlete and build athletes into better performers. My program is designed to ensure forever evolving effective workouts that result in body awareness, weight loss, injury prevention, mental and physical strength, flexibility, speed, agility, balance, anaerobic and aerobic endurance. Allworldfitness believes in transforming a once doubting mindset into achievable lifestyle change.

“You never know what you are capable of……until you do it”

Sonyamcmillan@yahoo.com
Allworldfitness.co

He started playing sports as a kid soccer, baseball, football, tennis… He couldn’t get enough of athletics. He started lifting weights in middle school.

His father always had gym equipment in the house and his school had a gym. After high school his love for lifting weights and exercise grew stronger as it became a personal process and not just in the habit of sports. He did my first competition and took 3rd for men’s classic physique in the Mr Buffalo 2016.

He has worked with clients of all different abilities and goals adjusting to individual needs whether it’s weight loss, muscle building or sports performance.