Personal Trainers

Johnnie Rutledge

SPECIALTY //Senior Fitness, Rehabilitation, Weight Loss, Functional Training, Strength Training

ABOUT ME

I am Johnnie Rutledge, a retired physical therapist and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, who is continuing the pursuit of serving and helping others regain function and improve fitness and quality of life. Since my days as a competitive powerlifter in college, exercise and attention to personal health and fitness have been significant components of my lifestyle. My education, training, and life experiences have provided the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address seniors’ limitations, common medical issues, aging process and fitness obstacles

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Master of Physical Therapy, Medical College of Georgia; Certified Personal Trainer, NASM; Senior Fitness Specialist, NASM

HOBBIES

Fitness Training, Racquet Sports, Golf, Church Activities, Spoiling the Nieces and Nephew

Corey Taylor

SPECIALTY // Weight Training, Functional Training, and Sports Specific Training.

ABOUT ME

I am passionate about training and helping people reach their goals.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

GA Military
FITour
TRX
Group

HOBBIES

Weight Training, Muay Thai, Football, and Basketball

Austin Smith

SPECIALTY // Weight Management, Functional Training, Senior Fitness

ABOUT ME

I’m a fun loving, hard working guy who brings motivation and charisma to every workout! Quitting is not an option with me, only striving to be the best you!

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

I.S.S.A. Trainer

HOBBIES

Hiking, Kayaking, Outdoor Sports, Basketball, Walking My Dog

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Patience Thompson

SPECIALTY //Weight Loss and Strength Training

ABOUT ME

I am a military spouse and a mommy of two boys and one girl. While pregnant with my first child I gained a considerable amount of weight. After giving birth I was left with a body I did not recognize and my self-confidence had taken a major hit. Determined to regain my confidence I joined a gym, and that is where my true love for fitness began. I was amazed at how much my energy levels, confidence, and physique improved. This motivated me to become a personal trainer. Soon after receiving my certification I started up a boot camp class in Hawaii. I enjoyed writing up workouts that were both challenging and fun for the ladies in my class. I like formulating workouts that incorporate various types of exercise. Some of my favorites are tabata, TRX, kettlebells, and strength training. I strive to give my clients workouts that are fun yet challenging.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

NASM

HOBBIES

Spending time with my family, working out, movies, reading

Ron Husted

SPECIALTY // Power Lifting, Injury Prevention and Recovery, and Movement Mechanics.

ABOUT ME
I came to Augusta from Eastern Washington, by way of the US Navy in 2003. I started volunteering as a Strength and Conditioning coach at a local high school in 2004, mostly as a by-product of coaching football. In 2006 I was hired as the full-time Strength Coach and my passion grew from working with the athletes. That passion led me to the California University of Pennsylvania, where I completed a Masters program in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention in 2014. I also completed the qualifications for a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist in that program. In the fall of 2017, I started training at EFC.
I specialize in coaching Power Lifting technique and programs, Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention, and Injury recovery for athletes looking to return to top form. I enjoy working with athletes of any age, gender, or skill level, that have a desire to improve and the drive to work hard for their goals.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

M.S. in Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
NASM certified Performance Enhancement Specialist.

HOBBIES

Spending time with my family, working out, movies, reading.

Ani (Ana) Anderson

ABOUT ME

I began my personal fitness journey back in 2016 while a junior in college. It started at home with dance fitness videos on YouTube and has grown into a career and passion. Health and fitness have a direct impact on a person’s life and I am committed to encouraging, educating, and supporting everyone in their journey for a healthy life! My training style focuses on a balance of functional, body-weight, and strength training to create well rounded and personalized routines for my clients. I take the trust my clients put in me seriously and want to work with them to create a journey that is realistic and sustainable, “Let’s make the rest of our lives, the best of our lives.”

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

B.S.K. in Exercise and Sports Sciences
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Les Mills BODY ATTACK Instructor
BOSU Skills & Drills Certified
REFIT Certified
PLAE Perform Certified

HOBBIES

Dance Fitness, Kick Boxing, Reading, Spending time with my family, friends, and puppy!

Tyler Kocher

SPECIALTY //My focus is a holistic approach to health and wellness. My style of training varies from client to client, and I enjoy unpredictability in each workout no matter the client’s age or fitness level.

ABOUT ME

First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. My body is a temple, and my life has purpose. In 2006 I became passionate about my personal health and wellbeing. Over the years, I’ve trained many dierent ways. I’ve trained and competed in CrossFit, body building/men’s physique, power lifting, strong man, and even took part in a triathlon. I feel fulfilled watching others reach their fitness goals, and I’m ready to push my clients to their next level.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Certified personal trainer through International Sports Science Association (ISSA)

HOBBIES

I enjoy wood/metal working and doing anything outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and our dog.

Katie Blackburn (Silarek)

SPECIALTY // Weight Loss Strength, Training, and Fitness Comp Prep

ABOUT ME

Hi, I am Katie Blackburn. I have always been an active person who liked to stay in shape. As the years went by and I became a mom, I realized that staying fit was not going to be as easy as it was when I was in my early 20’s. Creeping up on 30 was slowly making being fit harder. In 2010, I started working for a health club after the birth of my second daughter and this is where I began my journey as a FIT Mom. (read more)

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

SCW Sports Nutrition
SCW Fitness Education
SCW Personal Training Certification SCW Behavior and Health Coaching

HOBBIES

Spending time with my daughters, Competing as a Natural Biking Pro, Movies, Traveling, and Skiing

Darla Keen

SPECIALTY // Weight Loss and Strength Training

ABOUT ME

I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness. I started in Jr. High as a cheerleader. I was always having to be conditioned for my sport. As an adult, I enjoy using my knowledge to help others obtain their goals and to live a healthy lifestyle.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

N.C.S.F. Certified
Les Mills Body Pump Certified

HOBBIES

Working Out, Hiking, Spending Time with Family, and Bikini Competitions

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Jackson

SPECIALTY // Boxing, Plyometrics, and Weight Loss

ABOUT ME

I am 28 years old. I served in the United States Air Force for 4 years as SF (Security Forces). I have been a personal trainer for 1.5 years. I am certified through N.A.S.M.. I am an amateur boxer.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

N.A.S.M.

HOBBIES

Boxing, Training, Assembling Cars, Toy Model Cars, and Playing with my Dog

Ian Scurlock

SPECIALTY // Sports – Specific Training, Weight Loss, and Olympic Lifting

ABOUT ME

Ian Scurlock, 28 years old and born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I’ve always had a passion for fitness and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. I’m a graduate of Louisiana Tech and have been in the field of fitness for the past 8 years. My primary expertise is in strength and conditioning and I feel more than capable of helping you reach any of your goals.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

B.A. Clinical Kinesiology
NSCA CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USAW LVL. 1 Strength Coach

HOBBIES

Any And All Athletics

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Jermel Bennett

SPECIALTY // Bootcamp Instructor

ABOUT ME

Personal training, softball coach, sports, agility, and conditioning training.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

B.A. in General Studies
Personal Training

HOBBIES

Fish, Training, Play Sports, and Video Games

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Joel Lillard

SPECIALTY // Exercise Science

ABOUT ME

Georgia Southern Graduate, class of 2013. Have been personal Training at EFC for 2 years.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

B.S. in Kinesiology, emphasis in Exercise Science Minor in Nutrition.
Certified through the American Council on Exercise

HOBBIES

Working out, Any Competitive Sport (Mostly Soccer), Fishing and Being Outdoors, Enjoy Applying My Knowledge to Practical Situations, and Helping Others

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Amber Connor

SPECIALTY // Fitness and nutrition, specializing in athletics and basic weight loss

ABOUT ME

My name is Amber Connor and I am 32 years old. I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC but currently reside in Augusta, GA with my husband Bryan. I have always been into health and fitness. Growing up I was very active in Cheerleading and Soccer. I love spreading my passion for fitness through nutrition and training and being able to help people achieve their personal and fitness goals.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

NASM Certified PT and Nutritionist

HOBBIES

3x Nationally Qualified NPC bikini competitor, Top 13 Arnold Amateur bikini athlete, Mountain biking, Weight Lifting, Hiking, Bodybuilding

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Rodd Corley

SPECIALTY // Group Fitness

ABOUT ME

I am a native of Swainsboro, GA. Augusta has been my home now for 26 years. I have a strong background in baseball/basketball, but I had to choose one in order to play on the next level. I chose baseball and I played four years on the college level as well as one year of AAA ball before having a career ending injury. I have a son named Justus, and I have two American Pits named Cee Lo & Kira

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Undergraduate studies at Paine College in the area of Sociology, International Fitness Professionals Association, Group, Personal, & Advanced Personal Fitness, Trainer, FitTour Indoor Cycling, Young Athletics Certified, CPR Certified through, American Academy of CPR, First Aid, Certified Basketball Referee through USSSA, Baseball Umpire through USSSA

HOBBIES

I enjoy anything that takes place outside. I am big into golf, tennis, swimming and running.

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Ansley Knopf

SPECIALTY // Women’s strength and conditioning, body recomposition, sustainable healthy living, pre and postnatal, obstacle course race prep, and military fitness test preparation.

ABOUT ME

Ansley is a passionate trainer and health coach whose career as a health and fitness professional began as a dream job when she was 12. Fascinated by kinesiology, health science, and nutrition, she made that dream a reality in 2014. As a military spouse, she’s utilized her skills and talents around the world. Now in Augusta, she brings her expertise with weight loss, body recomposition, prenatal, postnatal, women’s fitness, and therapeutic programming to Evans Fitness Club with her practical and compassionate training. She trains with a “Phoenix philosophy”: Rise from the ashes, over and over – never quit. Walk through the fire and find the next season, the next version of yourself. Always strive to be 1% better than the day before.”

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise Certified Group Fitness Instructor
American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach
Precision Nutrition Level 1 and Level 2 Certified

Specialty certifications:
Therapeutic Exercise
Orthopedic Exercise
Mind/Body Exercise
Pre and Postnatal Academy
Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy

HOBBIES

Obstacle Course Racing, 5 Time Tough Mudder, Singing, Powerlifting, Eating delicious food and cooking, Travel, Hard Rock Glass Collection, and a Georgia Bulldogs fan. Loves connecting with people and exploring new places. Favorite animals are otters, dolphins, and dogs. Enjoys her adventures in married life with her awesome husband, Brian.

Jessica Lewis

ABOUT ME

My mission is to be a part of an individual’s commitment to health and fitness goals. My goals are to bring you into a community that will hold you accountable, re-trust yourself, and allow you to transition from a bad place and shift you to move forward in life. As a personal trainer, I am here to help teach you a new path in life that will help build your self-confidence and boost your self-esteem by implementing a perpetual lifestyle change, breaking belief patterns, and influencing and persuading you to get better ‘one percent’ every single day. As YOUR personal trainer, I am taking this journey with you every single step of the way, but first I need you to make the first step today and challenge yourself to change who you are now to who you want to become in the future. Join Evans Fitness Club today and ask for Jessica Lewis to help you reach your fitness goals. We all start at Day One.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Sarah Curry

ABOUT ME

I have always been passionate about fitness and nutrition. I have played sports all my life and love to help others change their lives for the better. I’m a graduate of Augusta University and want to continue to pursue my career in the health and fitness field.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Bachelors in Marketing
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

HOBBIES

Working out, outdoor activities, trying new recipes, spending time with my dog, and hanging out with friends and family

Jason Bevill

SPECIALTY // Strength training, rehabilitation, weight loss, Hawaiian Kempo, Metabolic conditioning, sport specific training

ABOUT ME

My fitness journey began at 13 years old when I had to manage being severely overweight. I soon fell in love with the process of getting strong and fit, and that eventually bled into my academia with majoring in Exercise Science, as well as leading into a career in strength athletics in the form of Strongman Competitions. My passion is helping people transform a better, healthier version of themselves! I also have enjoyed showing and teaching people the benefits of weightlifting over my years of being a trainer and that, within terms of moderation, weightlifting is good for every age and point in life for your health, both physical and mental!

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Bachelors in Science of Kinesiology – Exercise science
W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer

HOBBIES
Powerlifting, competing in strongman competitions, gaming, exploring nature, playing with my cats, trying new foods

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