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Evans Fitness Center is a preferred NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) fitness club. Our trainers have access to receive the nation’s highest quality education and specialty certifications. Through this partnership, when members choose a trainer that is NASM certified, they can expect to receive the best guidance and instruction to reach their fitness goals.

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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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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

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Scott Boutwell

SPECIALTY // Scott has trained many differing populations. This spans from a 93-year-old needing basic functionality and mobility, to the gym goer that needs to lose 80 pounds, and all the way to professional athletes. Whatever your specific need is, he can make a plan to reach your goals in a safe, functional, and effective manner.

ABOUT ME

Scott has a fitness background that spans over a decade of experience. This background comes along with a great dedication to the science and methodology of exercise. He has background personal training for some of the biggest gym names in the business such as Anytime Fitness, Golds Gym, and LA Fitness. In addition, He has served at the collegiate level as a strength and conditioning coach and served as the post-rehab specialist at an athlete performance gym. During his career, he has also spent time training athletes of the professional level in preparation for upcoming seasons and scouting combines. Overseeing the EFC training department allows him to utilize his Master programming background in every single EFC personal training client’s individually designed routine.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Graceland University BS 2016 – Corrective Exercise and Athlete Performance Enhancement
American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Coach
HOBBIES
Scott played 4 years of High School football starting 3 of them and being named Team captain his senior season playing as an offensive and defensive lineman. He decided to continue his career at the collegiate level playing 5 seasons as a linebacker and defensive end. After college, Scott spent time with 3 teams at the professional Indoor Football Level of the sport playing 2 seasons as a Defensive Lineman. This year, he will be competing with the Augusta Ducks Semi-Pro Football team on the D line.
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Chantal Wilmore

Weight Training

ABOUT ME

I fell into fitness through a high school weight lifting class. Ever since, I’ve loved weight training and have learned to love all other aspects of fitness. I love helping others discover their passion for fitness. My goal is to educate individuals on how to live a healthier lifestyle while keeping it challenging yet fun.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
ACE – CPT
HOBBIES
I love to dance, anything artsy or creative. I love to watch my cousins play football.
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Amanda Gyves

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALTY

Silver Sneakers Classic, Yoga, Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mills BodyFlow, and Les Mills Barre

ABOUT ME

After serving as the captain of her Division 1 Collegiate Track and Field team, Amanda spent 6 years in the Army. Now as a personal trainer, she teaches a variety of group exercise classes in hopes of reaching and impacting as many clients as possible. Her foundation in yoga helps guide her in skeletal alignment and muscle balance. She is a 200-hr certified yoga teacher and has her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

“I want you to feel, be and look your best at any age with activities that get you excited to move for a lifetime of health and wellness.”

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
NASM Certified PT and 200-hr Certified Yoga Teacher
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Samantha Wuensch

Strength training

ABOUT ME

Samantha has always lived an active lifestyle. From playing softball and basketball in high school to distance running in college, she has always maintained the mentality of an athlete. After college, she refocused her fitness routines to start lifting heavier weights and fueling her body in ways that were conducive to building muscle mass. After she witnessed considerable muscle gain along with empowerment, strength and an increase self-worth and confidence, she knew that personal training would be her niche. She believes in sef-discipline and accountability.

“I belive my personal fitness experiences an involvment in sports have instilled in me a strong work ethic and a sense of integrity that have been invaluable.”

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Certified Personal Trainer
HOBBIES
Speding time with her family and her husky, Oakley.
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Kirsten Haase

Certified Personal Trainer

ABOUT ME

Kirsten began her healthy journey in the fitness industry 6 years ago. She wanted to take her health and nutrition into her own hands. She worked with many different trainers and nutritionists, learning different styles and ways to eat and work out. Once she started college, she minored in exercise science and worked with professors, performing several studies about the human body and what the body needs to be healthy. After graduating with her Bachelors of Science, she earned her certification in personal training. She knew she wanted to be able to help people like herself take control of thier own health and fitness. Learning how to tlive a healthy life by learning the physical and mental aspects of nutrition and fitness is her passion and commitment.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelors of Science
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
HOBBIES
Anything active, spending time with her family, reading and baking.
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RJ

Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALTIES

Strength conditioning, nutrition, endurance, and fitness aerobics.

ABOUT ME

Dylan has always had a passion for exercise and sports, from track, football, baseball, basketball and tennis. He has coached boys and girls ages 7-13 during summer basketball camps. He loves helping kids to adults achieve their fitness goals to become stronger and healthier, making exercise and nutrition a lifestyle.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
AMFPT
HOBBIES
Darts and playing pool.
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Dylan Rector

Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALTIES

Strength and Conditioning, Power lifting, Corrective Exercise.

ABOUT ME

Dylan has a passion for sports and fitness. He graduated from West Virginia University and went on to coach strength and conditioning at the college level working with D1 sports. This experience included working with football, swimming and diving, volleyball, track and field athletes.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelors of Science in Sports and Exercise Psychology, emphasis in Strength and Conditioning NETA-CPT USAW-LVL1
HOBBIES
Outdoor activities.
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