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Michelle Renney reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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I have been very pleased with every aspect of this gym. From the trainers, other members and how Allen makes a point to say hello and encourage!! I tried BBC and found it didn’t suit me and especially when it came to the price of membership!! Just as many classes available and 1/2 the price...So glad to have found this treasure!!’

Lisa Uber reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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I absolutely love the fact that every time you go, you will always be doing a different, while very effective, workout! I get bored super easily working out - but not here! Love the variety, the instructors, and the people attending! Everyone is so supportive!!! If you are looking for a gym - give this one a try!

Tina Robbins Barton reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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There isn't a better gym out there.. These guys work hard to bring us the newest most effective way to get and stay strong/fit. Fitness One is also the friendliest gym I have ever been to.

Jason Milam reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Personable trainers, intense workouts and a variety of classes will get you where you want to be. Allen does an awesome job on the Krav classes! Never had one class disappoint.

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Certified Personal Trainers in Kernersville, NC

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.

Olinda Branch

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.

Ashlie Reid

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. :)

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.

Katie Holbert

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

Bonnie Longhitano

Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Bonnie offers one on one personal training, small group sessions and group exercise classes.

Allison Pyrtle

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.

Alaina Byrne

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.

Todd White

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 Yurko

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.

Jon Phipps

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 Rice

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!

Sean Pardue

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach

Sean is Certified Personal Trainer and boxing coach at Fitness One.

Danny Akers

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.

I am grounded in strength and conditioning fundamentals and love seeing your body change through a well organized free weight training while incorporating functional movement techniques. I bring the total package with an experienced understanding on body composition, nutrition, and adaptations in muscle and cardiovascular biology.

I look forward to working with anyone from all walks of life and levels of fitness.

Bruce Pahl

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.

Danielle Parrot

Facilities Manager, After School Director

Danielle is the facilities manager for Fitness One.

Sandra Vicente

Personal Trainer



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