“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi
I love the functioning of the human body and hothe mind-body connection will lead you to a more functional and productive lifestyle.
As a 27 year veteran of teaching Biology, Anatomy, Genetics and Bacteriology for the Gadsden City School System, my love of science and the human body led me to Personal Training in 2000.
After suffering a herniated disc and back surgery, I was led to Pilates to rehab my back.
I trained through the Physical Mind Institute in 2002 and have been teaching Traditional Pilates since then.
I discovered Yoga in 2003 and after training with YogaFit levels 1-2-3, I wanted to dig deeper and was led to my yoga teacher, Carol Stahl, a yoga therapist in 2009.
I completed my 200 hr. Yoga Alliance Certification in 20012, exhaling gratitude to Lynn Jacobs, Springstone Yoga for her loving guidance and to the mentoring of Lawrence Biscontini, in Puerto Rico who helped me “get out of my way” as a teacher.
At present I have over 1,500 hours teaching experience and over 500 training hours including 200 hours Yoga Alliance.
I have trained with Tias Little- Subtle Body, Matthew Sanford- Adaptive Yoga, Sarah Powers- Yin Yoga, Erich Schiffmann- Movement of energy, Nicholai Bachman- Language of Sanskrit, Rolfe gates- Meditation on the Mat to name a few.
I hope to begin my 500 hr. training in Yoga Therapy in the coming year.
I have been able to make this journey with the love and support of Garry, my husband of 43 yrs.
who has been a constant source of support and encouragement.
I invite you to explore your own “mind/Body connection with me in one of the nine classes I teach Monday thru Saturday or schedule private sessions if interested in a deeper study of Yoga.
I am a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where I performed helicopter search and rescue. I became a personal trainer in 2011. I have a B.S. in Physical Education from Jacksonville State University, and I currently teach P.E. and coach junior high football at Westbrook Christian School. I am blessed with two handsome boys named Max and Major, and I have a beautiful wife named Madison. I love my family very much and enjoy spending time with them.
My philosophy is that training your body should be a covenant relationship. It is a lifelong commitment. We don’t look for the quick success or the shortcut. We strive for finishing the race. Motivation will help get you started……but it is Discipline that ultimately finishes the job.
My name is Ryan Condy and I am married with two daughters. I have been in Law Enforcement for over twenty years and hold almost a dozen instructor certifications in that field. I was involved in athletics all through high school as well as college and hold a B.S. degree from Jacksonville State University. In 2015 I obtained my AFFA group fitness instructor certification and in 2016 my personal trainer certification. I frequently participate in OCR events across the southeast as well as running in local races and urns. I enjoy challenging and encouraging other to work for a healthy lifestyle and push them to achieve their fitness goals.
Tiffany Jacobs, AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness director at Absolute, is passionate about her job. Her many qualifications as an instructor are only exceeded by the amount of driven, result-seeking clients she helps to motivate on a daily basis. Tiffany’s certifications have included IFTA group fitness and indoor cycling and AFAA kickboxing. When she’s not personal training, leading group fitness classes or coaching Performance Training, Tiffany works as an LPN. Her medical affiliation, fitness ability, unmatched encouragement and intensity are sure to provide not only physical results but confidence as well. Busting the “6-minute-abs” myth, Tiffany challenges her clients while also helping them realize that fitness can be a fun lifestyle.
My name is Amanda Martinez. I am married and have a wonderful family. I have obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama……ROLL TIDE!!! While at the University I was Drum Major for the Million Dollar Band….what an experience!!! There is nothing more exhilarating then performing for over 90,000 screaming fans. I currently teach kindergarten, 7 years to be exact. I have taught group fitness classes for 13 years. I am AFAA certified, Les Mills Body Pump certified, and hold SCHWINN and Precision cycling certificates. I look forward to seeing new faces in group fitness classes this coming year.
Being an athletic adolescent, I was always amazed by the bodybuilders on television. Thereafter, I was inspired to change my physique and set personal goals for more muscle development and success within the competition realm. Instead of wasting time reading bias magazine articles or listening to someone in a gym without formal and specific education in this field, I decided to take a more efficient approach and educate myself. As my clout in the world of bodybuilding grew to a national level, I began being approached by potential clients with their fitness goals, and for that, I was humbled. I have dedicated countless hours making a career from sharing my training experiences with others while also encouraging them to incorporate every component of fitness into a balanced lifestyle.
Tailoring exercise, nutrition, injury rehab programs, and one-on-one private training has been the primary occupier of my time over the past decade. Catering from the athletic to the geriatric, my wellness programs have been designed for a wide range of individuals. In addition, my Physical Therapist Technician skills, guest speaking opportunities and training seminars have created a well-rounded competence in the world of fitness.
My job as a personal trainer is to help my clients get the results they want while maintaining proper health. I listen to my clients, understand their needs, and enjoy setting attainable goals which will keep them motivated to make fitness a lifestyle.
My name is Ashley Helms and I am an AFAA certified Personal Trainer. Fitness should be fun, not boring; which is why I like to integrate HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and weight lifting to achieve the results you would like to see! By building a strong foundation and using correct form, there’s nothing that can stop you from becoming a stronger you! I believe that exercise is one of the key factors to feeling healthy, confident, and happy.