John has provided personal training and group instruction at Olde Providence since 2007. He teaches classes in yoga, kickboxing, and Fusion cross training. He is well versed in strength-building and conditioning techniques and highly skilled at working with both adults and juniors to improve their speed, agility and stamina.
John received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from Appalachian State University in 1997. He also earned a designation of Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has training in corrective exercise and advanced flexibility. Apart from helping others to achieve their fitness goals, John participates himself in senior track and field competitions. His fitness philosophy is best summarized by the phrase, “The quality of your movement determines the quality of your life.”
Christina began teaching while in Graduate school at the University of South Carolina while getting her degree in Public Health. Upon graduation, she moved to Chapel Hill and began working in Childhood Obesity Prevention Research and teaching group fitness as a hobby. She has now taught Group Exercise classes for the past 9 years. For fun, Christina enjoys all types of activities and keeps herself in tip top shape. She keeps a competitive edge by running road races and training for triathlons. If you are looking for a challenging workout that takes you to your limit or pass your limit, check the class schedule to find her!
Lindsay Nagele, PERSONAL TRAINER
Lindsay is a NASM certified personal training and a Nutrition consultant with a Master’s degree in Education. She uses what she learned in many years in the education field to help motivate people toward their fitness and health goals. Lindsay's focus is on training women from pre and post natal all the way to retirement. She loves to show women that no matter what, they deserve to find time for themselves. Her specialties include fitness programs geared toward women, strength and core training, balance training and pre and post natal conditioning. Lindsay is married with two children. To learn more, get some daily motivation or learn some great new recipes, check out her blog at busybodycoach.com or find her on social media at busybodycoach.
MELISSA WILSON, PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Melissa has been practicing Pilates for 11 years and teaching for over 8 years. She teaches mixed level mat classes and trains individuals on all pieces of the Pilates equipment. Her passion for the work comes through in her classes. She is classically trained however, she does have fun with some of the “contemporary” Pilates moves.
TERENCE NEWBER, PERSONAL TRAINER
Terence is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (formerly known as Health Fitness Specialist) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He also has a bachelor’s in exercise science from UNC Charlotte. Terence has been actively training in a variety of martial arts for the last seven years. He has trained in the disciplines of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. He has been actively weightlifting for over a decade. He has recently taken up running and is currently working towards his first half marathon. Terence specializes in sports performance, strength building and weight loss. In his spare time, he likes to go hiking and trail running.
MARIEANNA RENFREW, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Marieanna began her yoga journey 8 years ago after breaking her back. After the completion of her PT her therapist recommended yoga to help regain core strength. She felt awkward and weak but kept going and over time, regained and improved her core strength as well as her flexibility. She realized the practice had helped her not only physically but mentally. Marieanna completed her teacher training and student teaching in June of 2014 and continues to attend workshops from nationally recognized yoga teachers such as Doug Keller, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Cora Wen. She is experienced in teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Deep Stretch, Beginner’s, and Athlete’s. Her hope is to share her knowledge and love of yoga in a way that allows students to leave class simply feeling good inside and out. She believes that yoga is journey. It isn’t about the poses, what you can or cannot do, or competing with others in the room. Yoga is about learning to breathe, and gradually improving the strength and flexibility of the body and the mind, so ultimately you can be the best version of yourself.