OUR STAFF

Jermaine mitchell

COACH / OWNER

  • Education:  Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Community-Based Partnership, Ph.D. in Exercise Science, The University of Alabama; M.A.Ed. in Exercise Physiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham;
    B.S. in Biology, Stillman College

  • Certifications:  ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; ACSM Exercise is Medicine

  • Training Specialization: Strength and Conditioning; Functional Training for Individuals with Disabilities and Senior Adults; Community Wellness Programs

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “We can’t go back and change the beginning. But we can start where we are and change the ending."

    • C. S. Lewis

Qshequilla Mitchell

COACH / OWNER

  • Education:  Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavioral Problems, Ph.D. in Health Education, M.A. in Health Studies, The University of Alabama; M.P.H. in Health Care, Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham; B.S. in Biology, Stillman College

  • Training Specialization:  Social and Emotional Skill Development for Youth, Families and Schools; Health Promotion; Parent Education and Training

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    • Matthew 6:34

Curt Fennell

COACH

  • Education:  Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, Kent State University; M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Western Michigan University; B.S. in Exercise Science, Western Michigan University

  • Certifications:  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; Level 1 CrossFit

  • Training Specialization:  Strength and Conditioning; CrossFit; Group Training

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

    • Proverbs 3:5-6

Diane Landers

COACH

  • Education:  B.S. in Political Science and Spanish from S.U.N.Y at Oneonta

  • Certification:  RYT-200

  • Training Specialization:  Hatha Yoga

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “Inspiration exists, but it needs to find you working.”

    • Pablo Picasso

Robbie Lewis

COACH

  • Education:  B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Dietetics, University of Montevallo

  • Certifications:  Registered Licensed Dietitian (CDR); Hoopnotica Certified Hoop Dance Instructor; CDR Certified Adult Weight Management; NHA Certified Health Coach

  • Training Specialization:  Nutrition Education; Cardiac Rehab Nutrition; Diabetes
    Education; Beginning Hoop Dance; Beginning Poi

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “Enjoy and embrace the
    journey."

    • Robbie Lewis

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KIMBERLY BARNES-AYERS

COACH

  • Education:  B.S. in Nursing, M.A.Ed. in Health Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Certifications:  ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; CPI Certified
    Crisis Prevention Intervention Instructor; RYT-200

  • Training Specialization:  Ashtanga Yoga; Yin Yoga

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture:  Faith is the substance of
    things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.

    • Hebrews11:1

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LaDetric Bentley

COACH

  • Education:  B.S. in Human Performance/Exercise Science with concentrations in Fitness, Nutrition and Health and Wellness, The University of Alabama

  • Certification:  ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

  • Training Specialization:  Strength and Conditioning

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “Only through your persistence, fearlessness and loving service does the world yield to your efforts.”

    • David Deida

Heath Garrett

COACH

  • Education:  Currently pursuing A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant, Jefferson State Community College

  • Certification:  Level 1 CrossFit 

  • Training Specialization:  CrossFit; Olympic Lifting

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture:  Do all things as if doing them for the Lord, not for man.

    • 1 Corinthians 10:31

Cassie Boyd

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a M.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization: Water Aerobics; Flexibility; Inclusive
    Fitness

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: "Twenty years from now
    you'll be more
    disappointed by the things
    you did not do than the
    ones you did."                 

    • Mark Twain​​

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DAVIA PALMER

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization:  Speed and Agility; Strength Training; Functional Training for Individuals with Disabilities; Track and Field

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    • Hebrews 11:1

GRACIE BENEFIELD

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization: Group Training

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

    • Robert Urich

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MYKAYLA HARRISON

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a M.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization:  Speed and Agility; Strength training; Track and Field

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture:  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    • Jeremiah 29:11

CHRIS WOODALL

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a conentration in Strength and Conditioning,  University of Montevallo

  • Certification:  YMCA Strength and Conditioning

  • Training Specialization:  Strength and Conditioning

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.”

    • Benjamin Franklin

emily mccook

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization:  Flexibility; Volleyball

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture: “Discipline is the difference between what you want now and what you want most.”

    • Abraham Lincoln

AALIYAH RICE

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Health Promotion, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization: Basketball

  • “Aspire to inspire before you expire.”

    • Eugene Bell, Jr.

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KOURTnie SMITH

INTERN

  • Education:  Currently pursuing a B.S. in Exercise and Nutrition Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, University of Montevallo

  • Training Specialization:  Basketball

  • Favorite Quote or Scripture:  I can all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    •  Philippians 4:13

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