Allen Branch CPT, SCS, SNS, NASM-PES
Allen Branch is a Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist with the NASM and co-founder of Fitness One with his wife, Olinda. He is also a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Sports Conditioning Specialist and has been certified in Resistance Training Biomechanics by the World Renown Cooper Institute in Dallas. He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University. He was trained by the legendary Bruce Lee student Joe Lewis in Kickboxing, and holds Black Belts in 6 styles of martial arts, with his highest a 7th Degree. He is also the founder of American Martial Arts Systems, a hybrid martial arts system taught all over the world. He is currently planning the release of his long awaited science based training program for ages 40 and up called Project49.
BA Education, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Specialistm
Olinda has been teaching for 25 years, and is well known as one of the finest fitness instructors in the region. Olinda's classes include boot-camp, circuits, yoga, strength, Pilates, mat works and kickboxing.
Olinda is certified in teaching kickboxing, yoga, mat science, step and pilates. She has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing under Joe Lewis. She is the co-founder of Fitness One, manages the enormous Fitness One class schedules and trainers and is sought after personal trainer for her expertise in multiple disciplines. This has earned her the nickname "The princess of pain."
She earned a Gold Medal in the 1998 AAU Nationals in Russian Combo, and is also a certified Biggest Loser trainer.
Hugo Zapata LMBT, B.S. Kinesiology
Hugo is a massage therapist at Fitness One performing deep tissue, myofacial release, sports massage, trigger point, swedish, cranial sacral, reflexology, assisted stretching, cupping, prenatal, joint mobilization and compression release.
He is available during all hours and weekends for massage therapy on location at Fitness One in Kernersville N.C. You can schedule a free consultation by contacting Hugo at 336-918-1210.
Ashlie has been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at Fitness One for the last 10 years. She is the head of our 21 Day Rapid Fat Loss Bootcamp, trainers our new member intro sessions and keeps our office in line. :)
Dr Ewa W Czajkowska PT, DPT, Cert DN. Board Certified Geriatric Specialist.
Ewa is a licensed physical therapist with a Masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Rzeszow, Poland and a doctorate degree from College of St. Scholastically. Ewa specializes in training clients with specific needs and conditions. In addition to personalized training assistance Ewa offers clinical treatment including dry needling, kinetic tapping, cupping, joint manipulation and soft tissue mobilization.
Certified Personal trainer
Katie is a Certified Personal Trainer, small group boot-camp trainer and co-founder of "The Trainer's Kitchen" premiere online food prep and planning program
Jennifer Bowman CPT, Group Exercise, Metabolic Effect
Jennifer is a high energy, motivating group exercise and bootcamp instructor with a passion for people! She is also certified teaching yoga and cycling. Her classes are fun, upbeat and an awesome workout.
Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Bonnie handles admissions and intros at Fitness One, and is usually the first trainer new members will come in contact with. offers one on one personal training, small group sessions and group exercise classes.
Personal Trainer, Boot-camp Leader
Allison is a Group Exercise Instructor certified through AFAA, Personal Trainer and boot-camp leader. She teaches circuits, strength, Pilates based classes and yoga. She is co-founder of the SMART START program created alongside Olinda Branch to help new clients work gradually into a fitness program, learning to eat properly and learn good exercise form.
Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor
Alaina is the leader of the Bikini Body Bootcamp at Fitness One, works as a Personal Trainer and teaches group classes. Alaina specializes in results based personal training and works with clients individually and in small groups.
Martial Arts Trainer and Teacher
Todd White holds black belts in multiple martial arts including karate, hapkido and Taekwondo, in a career that has spanned over 30 years. He holds his highest as a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Todd was a National Karate and Taekwondo competitor and is now leader of the Kids martial arts and training program at Fitness One.
Katia is a Certified Yoga Instructor completing the Charlotte yoga teacher training certification in 2011. Katia teaches a unique blend of Yoga and intervals for fat loss called Fit Flow, as well as more traditional yoga in her other classes.
Krav Maga Instructor
Jon is a Krav Maga Instructor at Fitness One with over 30 years experience teaching martial arts. He is a holder of multiple Black Belts and also leads the little ninjas program of 4-6 year olds. Jon has black belts in karate, kickboxing, hapkido, the Joe Lewis Fighting System and is the Senior student and recognized co-founder of American Martial Arts Systems.
Alex is the highest ranking female black Belt in the American Martial Arts System at Fitness One, under Allen Branch. She holds Black Belts in Kickboxing and Israeli Krav Maga, and brings a fire to her classes that is fun to watch and an awesome class to take! Alex currently teaches Sport Kickboxing, Krav Maga and fitness Kickboxing classes at Fitness One as a passion and a hobby!
Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach
Sean is Certified Personal Trainer and boxing coach at Fitness One. He has helped trained professional fighters in our camp, is a professional golfer and up and coming Axe throwing competitor. Sean is currently starting a kids only boxing training program to help teach young ones respect, discipline and self-esteem through boxing.
Boxing Coach and Trainer
Danny Akers is a former World Boxing Champion with the IBF and WBA. Undefeated in his amateur and professional career, Danny brings a level of boxing experience to those in our boxing club that is unmatched anywhere in the Triad.
Tim Taylor Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Trainer, 4th Dan Black Belt
Tim is a Certified Personal Trainer with 25 years of martial arts experience in kickboxing, Taekwondo and hapkido. He has been working as a trainer at Fitness One for over 3 years in kickboxing and martial arts, and started working with group classes last year. Tim brings a level of expertise to the striking, kickboxing and cardio workouts that is hard to find from a trainer.
Andy Dence, M.S., B.S CPT, NSCA Certified
Andy spent a little over 10 years in the U.S. Army where he developed a passion for personal achievement through fitness. During time in the military, he learned how to design individual and group sized programs redefining the familiar cookie-cutter structure and creating a well defining model enabling physical improvement. I was injured while serving and was medically separated. This gave me the opportunity to gain a sympathetic understanding to how exercise can be used as a valid treatment for those suffering from injuries or sickness.
Bruce in 1997 became a Certified Personal Trainer. His experience includes Manager & Trainer at Gold’s Gym & Health Unlimited in Delaware and Nutrition Consultant & Manager at Vitamin Health Centers. In 2004 Bruce earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt & Full Instructor Certification in Bruce Lee’s style of Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts.
Past clients have included men, women & teens of all ages specializing in building strength, cardiovascular health, functional fitness & fat loss. Bruce has also coached competitive athletes, U.S. military, FBI & law enforcement personnel.
Melissa Glass. Social media manager and content creator, group fitness instructor, BA in English. Melissa manages Fitness One’s social media channels and teaches a range of classes, and is a certified BARRE Instructor. Mel has 5 years experience teaching group fitness in Charlotte NC. She joined the Fitness One team to bridge her enthusiasm for social media with her passion for fitness. If you ever have a question about health, fitness, or nutrition, let Melissa know and she will bring the information to our channels!
Samantha Dencher Branam
Communications and In-Training for Personal Training, Bachelors in Mass Communication. Sam is a new addition to our team! You may see her in the office or helping with classes. She has an extensive exercise, media, and office management background and is excited to be working in the industry where her passions lie. She has experience with horse-back riding, fencing, dance, gymnastics, rock climbing, weight training, soccer, cycling, and cheerleading. She is growing in her fitness journey through achieving her personal training certification via NASM, as well as for group and kickboxing.
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