I have been a sports enthusiast for as long as I can remember! I believe that being fit in body will make you fit in mind. Back in 2006, I realized that the hours I had spent “pounding the pavement” while listening to the theme from Rocky, the millions of steps I had taken on the stair climber while listening to Eminem and the zillions of r.p.ms I had exhausted while spinning to Michael Jackson, had actually given me the strength and courage I needed to set my deepest destiny and purpose in motion. The same drive and dedication practiced in my work-outs eventually spilled over into my professional life and has allowed me to turn my passion for exercise, music and people into a successful gym! Setting and reaching new fitness goals and helping others to achieve their own has given me confidence and purpose in my life. My goal as a trainer is to help my clients discover their own untapped potential by encouraging them to surpass their perceived physical limitations and to help them realize how being physically fit will empower their lives.
My name is Fred Abraham. I'm a former arena football player who has always had a passion for fitness. I am naturally very competitive and believe that limits and goals are meant to be pushed until surpassed.Throughout my career I have learned what it takes to prepare the body to perform, maintain, and endure at it's highest potential. I have had great success in teaching and helping many high school, college, and pro athletes increase muscle mass, become stronger, faster, gain flexibility, and agility. I'm a firm believer in consistency and nutrition being a major part of the success in achieving body goals.
Between Physical Therapy and Personal Training I have over 12 years of experience working in Health and Fitness. While I have experience working with almost any type of client, I specialize in working with clients over 50 years old who understood that a well designed fitness routine is essential to their quality of life.
I believe that for long term health training time must be appropriately balanced between three key areas: Mobility, Strength Training, and Cardiovascular Exercise. My clients do not workout simply to burn calories, but to improve mobility, strength, and endurance.
Most adults have some sort of pain or movement restrictions that make certain types of exercise less than ideal. Trying to follow an exercise plan that is not built around your personal needs usually leads to pain and frustration. That is why it is so important to work with an experienced trainer like myself who understands how to find the exercises that work well for your body.
I am a certified Buti Yoga Instructor currently teaching in southwest Louisiana. I will soon be working on my 200 RYT and Advanced Buti certifications. Buti (pronouced BOOTY, but does not mean “booty”) Yoga is a soulful and powerful blend of power yoga, cardio-intensive tribal dance, and deep abdominal toning. The word Buti is a Marathi Indian word meaning “the cure to something that’s been hidden away or kept secret.” This practice is about going within, fighting those inner demons, and getting back to our truest selves, before society started disfiguring us and adding layers of fear, self hate, and doubt. I, as an instructor, have made it my goal to make women feel beautiful, empowered, strong, and loved. That, I feel, is my purpose.
My name is Erin Clanton. I am a busy mother of 2 children with a 3rd on the way, a previous school teacher, a fitness instructor and wife to Owen. I have a passion for health and fitness and am a teacher by nature. I have been a part of the Project Fit family as an instructor since the doors opened on 7th and Common in January 2010. I lead SpinZone classes, Core Fusion classes, Functional fitness classes, and 30/30 combo classes. I also provide small group personal training classes and one-on-one training. My desire is to help others learn to love fitness and make it a part of their day to day life.
Personal Trainer certified - W.I.T.S and Fitour
Small Group Training certified - Fitour
Spin certified - Fitour
CPR certified - American Red Cross
My times are very limited, but feel free to contact me to see if our schedules will work out.
Contact me by phone at 337-515-1861 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
"No one lands on top of the mountain, you have to climb their first!"
My name is Ondrea Clement. I have been teaching yoga for seven years. I received my yoga certification in Sedona Arizona at the 7 Centers for Arts Yoga. My specialty is power yoga with expertise in proper alignment. I enjoy teaching private lessons as well as large classes. I am also certified in Barre. I have taught Barre at ProjectFit for several years.
I have been practicing yoga for over ten years and sharing the practice through his teaching since 2014. My style is influenced by Ashtanga Yoga, martial arts, & natural body movement. My Athletic Yoga class is designed to increase strength and endurance while promoting agility and flexibility. Remember that you don't have to be flexible to start practicing! It's all about being present within your unique experience and enjoying the practice of the ancient art of yoga.
My name is Ivan Harmon, I am a fitness professional here at ProjectFit. I
have been involved in fitness for 10 years. My journey began right out of
high school. My senior year I was 325 lbs, I was out of shape, got winded
easily, and I was unhappy with the person that I saw when I looked in the
mirror. I would keep to myself, find any reason not to leave the house
because I convinced myself that people were whispering bad things or
calling me names behind my back. They say there's no better revenge than
to succeed so one day I started to walk long distances daily, which turned
into walking further distances, then jogging. Soon after, purchased my
first gym membership and started reading health magazines to expand my
knowledge. A few years later, the gym became more than just an escape, it
became a necessity. I found self confidence and finally loved the person
that I saw in the mirror. I loved the feeling so much that I wanted to
help anyone struggling with overweight or low self esteem. If they knew
that they were one good decision away from a healthier life, the
possibilities could be endless. So I became certified, gained experience,
branched off to athletics for a while, but my drive for training will
always remain the same. It starts with one choice. Don't look back a year
from now and wish you would've started today.
Hi! My name is Kylie, and I'm a FiTour Certified Personal Trainer of over three years.
I've always enjoyed working out and setting new goals, but program and nutrition changes became necessary after having my second child. Over time, I've learned to make personalized fitness and nutrition regiments that people actually enjoy and can stick with.
My clientele ranges from people who have just started working out for the first time, to moms who want to get their pre-baby bodies back. I've also had the pleasure of working with athletic clients, and even the elderly.
I truly enjoy combining my passion for fitness with my love of connecting with and helping people! I love helping clients discover that they can do anything with hard work, perseverance, and consistency.
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My name is Katie! I am health enthusiast and Graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion. Prior to being on the Project Fit team, I utilized my degree through cooperate wellness as a health coach. I now have been at Project Fit for over a year working one on ones/small groups with men, women, children, teens, senior citizens and athletes.I strive to achieve over all wellness with my clients as well as work towards any specific goals they may have. I am by no means a "cookie cutter" trainer and I offer programs that will challenge you mentally and physically in order to see results!
My name is Bre Miller. I have a degree in exercise science, 7+ years of experience in personal training, and my newest role is a mom and wife!
My passion is helping women learn to prioritize themselves and find sustainable lifestyle habits to feel great while achieving the body they desire. Small group training is my expertise, I love the energy level of others getting fit together and encouraging one another. Whether you work full time, a stay at home mom, beginner, or an exercise fanatic looking for variety I am confident I have a group that would fit your needs.
Along with workouts you will look forward to I will show you how to exercise more efficiently, fuel your body and enhance your life. When you exercise efficiently and nourish your body with the right nutrition and you'll find that your body will thrive and you'll achieve that lean physique you desire while truly living life without deprivation. I'm excited to show you how!
I'm Anicka Newell, professional Canadian pole vaulter, 2016 Rio Olympian and 2017 London Track & Field World Championships Finalist. I live and train here in Lake Charles. With a degree in Exercise and Sports Science, I am now a personal trainer, prepared to spread the wealth of my experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm with anyone interested in getting fit, or finding out what it means to be strong in body and mind. I have been a coach for over 5 years to athletes of all ages, from 9 - 67. I tailor workouts to each individual while understanding their personal limitations. That being said, I am extraordinarily competitive, so limits are something I like to push in order to get results. I have experience in training balance and coordination, cardiovascular endurance, and muscular strength and endurance. My training consists of body weight workouts, cardio circuits, free weights, Olympic lifts, etc, depending on an individual's goals and objectives. I look forward to meeting you, to working with you, and to watching your own transformation.
I am a firm believer in longevity through fitness and nutrition. I have received a Cooper Institution Personal Trainer Certification and have studied Exercise Science for 6 years at McNeese St. University while attaining 9 years total experience training individuals as well as small groups/classes with a speciality in aerial athletics. Currently, i train a variety of clients with the focus of fat loss and muscle gain. I am very personable and passionate about seeing that my clients get the results they're looking to achieve while having fun getting there.
Hi! My name is Nicole. I am a certified personal trainer and spin instructor. I specialize in individual and small group training. I have always been an avid runner, but I stopped running during my second pregnancy and, consequently I gained 60 pounds! That is when my real fitness journey began. I started to incorporate weight lifting into my routine and instantly noticed a positive change in my physique. Now I enjoy inspiring other people to live a healthier life-style. Through my years of personal training, I have learned that the same dedication and work ethic used in the gym can be applied to every aspect of your life. Never give up!In addition, along with athletic training, I also have experience in weight loss, Cardiovascular training, and footwork training etc. I am looking forward to being a part of your life transformation!
My name is Justin Timpa. My primary interests are Neuroscience, Performance Psychology and Martial Arts. I began training and competing in Jiu Jitsu at the age of 18. I began training MMA in 2003. I now teach Jiu Jitsu, self-defense courses, and MMA. Both Jiu Jitsu and MMA have firmly instilled the values of humility, patience, and confidence in me. I also have an extensive baseball background and went semi-pro for two years. My experience in baseball taught me from an early age the importance of team work and the qualities of successful leadership. I enjoy training clients of all ages and fitness levels, but my true passion lies in training athletes.
I believe that our maximum potential can only be reached through challenging and testing our mental, physical, and spiritual abilities and I know that I can get you to that point!
As a former US Army Ranger, I found my love for fitness in Afghanistan. It was there that I realized that my fitness level could potentially save my fellow soldiers lives if the situation came about, and from there it took off.
Since I have returned, I have obtained numerous certifications, and trained all walks of life, from youth athletes, to senior citizens.
I believe that your health shouldn't be a limiting factor in your life. Specializing in sports performance, high intense interval training, and special populations, I can definitely get you to your ideal health at combat speed.