MEET OUR TRAINERS

AMANDA CABRERA

Owner of Elev8 Fitness :: Former CrossFit Level 1 Trainer :: USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach :: WITS Certified Personal Trainer :: CPR/AED Certified :: CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certificate :: Pregnancy Fitness Certificate :: Licensed and Insured

Amanda believes being fit is a lifestyle. As owner of Elev8, she and her team of fitness professionals are dedicated to seeing their FIT Family get fit, and STAY fit for life. As a WITS Certified Personal Trainer for over 14 years, a former Level 1 CrossfFit Trainer, and Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USA Weightlifting), Amanda offers a variety of programs to her clients to keep their workouts fresh and fun. She also completed the CrossFit Mobility Trainer Certificate and Pregnancy Fitness Certificate from WITS.

 

Amanda is a business owner and a mom of 3 boys under the age of 5. She has always been active and has completed numerous races such as The Tough Mudder, The Nation's Triathlon, The Rock N Roll Half Marathon, and Shamrock Half Marathon. Her love of fitness and helping others is why she chose to pursue personal training. There’s nothing better than to see confidence instilled into a person as they start seeing results. Over the years, Amanda has trained ALL types of clients, from athletes to people who have never stepped foot in the gym. Her company offers Olympic Lifting, F.I.T. Classes, Sports and Conditioning Camps, Personal Training, Group Training, Corporate F.I.T. Classes, Bridal FIT Camps, Online Training, Nutritional Counseling, and more!

 

Whether you are just starting your fitness journey, or if you have been working out for years, Elev8 can help take your training to the next level!

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AARON MARSHALL

NASM Certified Personal Trainer :: CPR/AED Certified :: Licensed & Insured

Aaron is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer. He is also a husband, a father, a world traveler, and an avid hiker. Fitness is what he loves and fitness is the focus of his life path. After personally experiencing all the benefits that come along with a healthy lifestyle, it has been Aaron’s mission to share this knowledge. His methodology is simple – a proper fitness routine coupled with excellent nutrition is the key to a healthy life. As your personal trainer, Aaron will implement professional workout programs and nutrition systems and diligently work with you towards all of your fitness and health goals. Whether that be weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular endurance, mass gain or just overall health and wellness. The long journey to health can seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance there is no goal that is unachievable. Fitness is FUN – it is Aaron’s intention for you to share those same sentiments after training with him. The greatest investment you will ever make is in yourself. Why not start now?

Jessy Kistler

NSCA CSCS :: Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Athlete :: Southern Powerlifting Federation Competitor :: CPR Certified :: Licensed & Insured

Jessy is a Navy veteran and active, Nationally Qualified, NPC bikini athlete as well as powerlifter for the Southern Powerlifting Federation in the 123 weight class.

 

After serving in the Navy, she completed her Personal Training and Fitness Certification at Tidewater Community College and later earning her Strength and Conditioning Certification (CSCS). She specializes in bodybuilding and strength training. She has also prepared individuals seeking to join the military in preparation for their physical readiness tests.

 

Jessy became a trainer to fulfill her desire to help others reach their full potential. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Regent University and believes strength begins with mindset. Sports Psychology is a tool for athletes to use to break the ceiling of their full potential by combining specific strategies to maximize performance.

As a wife and mother of two, having worked out through two pregnancies, Jessy believes that fitness is something that’s meant for all ages and body types. No matter what your goals are there is room for a healthy lifestyle for everybody. Jessy has worked with small groups and one on one clients in everything from general fitness and weight loss to various competition preparation while  also offering online programming as well. Fitness does not begin and end in the gym. Training has purpose and you carry your strength wherever you go!

JOHN BROWER

ISMA Certified Personal Trainer :: CPR Certified :: Licensed & Insured

 

John discovered his passion for helping people get fit while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Early on in his career he was chosen to be a Physical Training Leader for his squadron, as a PTL he assisted fellow servicemen who were not reaching their PT scores, which was necessary for advancement. John worked with participants in small groups as well as one-on-one until they were able to reach their goals. 

A certified personal trainer since 2013 with the International Sports Medicine Association, John's mission for his clients are to help them achieve their goals through total health and fitness

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RHETT BARON

B.S. Kinesiology (ECU, endorsed by the NSCA) :: CSCS :: EXOS XPT Performance Specialist :: CPR/AED/Ocean Rescue :: SSI Open Water Diver

Rhett attended college at East Carolina University and received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, and also played on their hockey team. After finishing his undergrad, Rhett moved to Los Angeles to intern with EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance). During this time, he was able to work with top-level professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes and grow as a coach. After his time in EXOS, he transferred to the University of Vermont working with various sports teams including lacrosse, hockey, swimming, and track.

 

Later on in Rhett’s training career, he served as a coach at Prentiss Hockey Performance in Connecticut working with NHL, college and prep school hockey players during their off-season training. Amongst his experience working in athletics, his client roster in the private setting also has included former Special Forces, first responders, Ironmen, and general populations looking to enhance their lives.

 

Currently he contracts with O2X Human Performance traveling to different fire department locations and sharing information that can help firefighters enhance their performance and career longevity. Whether you are an inspiring athlete or a beginner searching for guidance on working out, Rhett has the knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals.

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THEANA SHAW

ISSA CPT :: CPR Certified :: Licensed & Insured

Theana is an International Sports Sciences Association certified personal trainer.  She has always lived an active lifestyle but health and fitness took on a completely new meaning when she was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy FSHD.  She has used nutrition and exercise to overcome many of the symptoms of her condition.  

 

Since being diagnosed she has tried different methods of exercise to figure out what works best with each individual she trains as well as herself.  She believes that health and wellness is a lifestyle that is lived through the mind and body connection.  With a positive mind set, consistency, dedication, and teamwork she can help her clients achieve any goals they set.  Being part of the ride and seeing her clients push themselves past their self imposed limits is why she became a trainer.  She is a Navy vet, avid sports fan, and a self proclaimed amazing dancer.  

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CHRIS SYKES

ACE CPT :: CPR Certified :: Licensed & Insured

 

Chris loves being apart of a journey that is achieving a goal, and that is why he chose to become a personal trainer.  Chris has been working with clients over the last 10 years. He has worked with athletes from middle school through the pros to unlock new levels athleticism, strength, quickness and speed. His experience playing minor league football for 8 years has enabled him to coach athletes to become better at their craft. After investing time and training into his clients throughout their high school careers, 40 have been offered scholarships at colleges- including many at Division1 colleges.

Chris has also enjoyed helping clients achieve various fitness goals over the years from weight loss, adding muscle, conditioning or just conquering a new personal challenge. Chris can help you train for whatever goal you want to achieve!

Jocelyn Sidwell Holman

NASM CPT :: Certified Health Coach :: NASM FNS :: NASM BCS :: CPR Certified :: Licensed & Insured

In 2012 Jocelyn developed her practice, Level Lifestyle. Level Lifestyle focuses on a healthy food relationship while prioritizing plant foods to optimize clean eating. Her passion for fitness led her to become certified with NASM in 2015. She has taken her desire to improve her client’s overall well-being with an in-home practice, online coaching, along with coaching fitness and nutrition classes at several gyms in the area.

 She prides herself in proper movement and motivating her clients to surpass their goals. She loves to coach functional fitness and how to use your body properly along with HIIT classes. She enjoys living the lifestyle of fitness, nutrition and wellness. Her fitness and food motivation along with mindset will help you achieve the same.

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TROY PANAGUITON

B.S. Exercise Science (Old Dominion University) :: CPR & AED Certified :: Licensed & Insured

Troy has been living an active lifestyle since the age of four with soccer being his sport of choice. He played at the travel level and semi-pro level where his team, Fut5ol FC, won the U.S. Futsal Federation Southeast Regional Tournament in 2017.

 

From Troy’s past history of high-level training, he began to study different types of programming for sport specific athletes, which made him choose Exercise Science as his major. During his time in college, he began to lift weights and started a mix of bodybuilding and powerlifting program. After Troy finished his undergraduate degree he was hired as the JV Soccer Coach at Landstown High School and is a Personal Trainer.

 

Troy pays attention to detail and thrives off of seeing his clients reach their goals. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey, or if you just need fresh motivation, Troy will design a program that will work for you and your schedule.  He believes that hard work will always beat talent when talent does not work.