Meet Our Trainers 2018-03-08T09:39:49+00:00

Urban Body Fitness features the most sought after personal trainers.


Adam is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE), with certifications specializing in Orthopedic Exercise and Fitness Nutrition. Adam personalizes your one-on-one training sessions, while maximizing your time in the gym to meet your fitness goals.

He focuses his training on using a variety of exercises and different techniques. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle or just improve your overall health, Adam provides personal training in a motivating, supportive and professional environment.

Just ask one of his many clients. “I love what I do, everyday I inspire others to adopt a healthier, active lifestyle.”


Beth Feagins started her health and wellness career in 1998.  She is a graduate of 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. 

She’s also the owner of MY FIT 365, a health and wellness company that specialize in mind and body strength and conditioning. 

Beth Feagins started her corporate fitness initiatives over 10 years ago at one of largest fitness clubs in Atlanta. She managed workouts for a corporate community comprised of busy executives, athletes, and serious fitness enthusiasts. Beth also provided customized fitness programs and daily nutritional support for individuals seeking better health through nutrition and exercise.

With extensive studies in exercise prescription, cardiopulmonary physiology, nutrition, fitness program management,

anatomy/physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology, Beth takes a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

As a health and wellness consultant, presenter and speaker for one of the most prominent law firms in Atlanta, Beth realized that a fitness regimen needs to be consistent, convenient, and enjoyable. Therefore her favorite saying, “be fit today; be fit for life” has become her mantra for MY FIT 365

Beth has continued her education in prenatal/postpartum training, exercise and strength training for older adults, sports specific training for athletes.   


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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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,, 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


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.


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.


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!”


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.”


Juan is the founder of 3sixty training systems ( 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.


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


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.�


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.


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.”


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.


Blair Roddenberry joined Sweat- Inc. in 2017. He holds a personal training certification through ACE and is also TRX certified, along with a Bachelor’s in Criminology from Florida State University.

Blair has been providing training services for more than six years. He has helped his clients, of various fitness levels, improve and maintain overall healthy living styles. Sports have always played a significant part in Blair’s lifestyle. He played lacrosse and football throughout his formative years which gave way to his philosophy in functional strength and conditioning. His style is to increase overall performance by training with purpose and maximizing the core movements used during everyday life.