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Dr. Charles Rawlings reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Allen is more than those- much more. He is insightful, resourceful, intuitive, energetic and optimistic. in short- a force to be reckoned with. How do I know? I have been trained and counseled by Allen for almost five years. At first I was merely interested in the physical development side of Allen but then it developed into something much deeper- something rare between modern males. Don’t misunderstand, under Allen’s tutelage I was able to earn my Black Belt in Krav but the education did not stop there. Allen has an intuitive feel for a person’s psyche and needs. You have a problem; Allen typically has a practical solution. You have an emotional set back, Allen is there to stop the slide and move you forward. You have a physical goal or even slide back, Allen is there to push you forward or to stop your slide backward. Allen has the knowledge, he has the capability and he has the wherewithal to improve almost anyone that seeks his help. Ask Allen to be your coach- both physical and lifestyle- you will be a better person in a very short period of time.

Renee Kennedy reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Where do I even begin...I'll start by saying I live 45 minutes from Fitness One and yet I still go there! Why? Because I've never experienced a workout like the one I get a Fitness One. I've tried several different gyms and nothing even comes close! The energy, the encouragement, the feeling you have after a work out is incredible. I've done cardio at a box gym that is closer to my house, and when I've looked at my fitness tracker, I got so frustrated because I had only burned half the calories in the same amount of time that I would at Fitness One. The kick boxing classes are a huge stress reliever for me too. In 45 minutes you burn so many calories and leave feeling like you've really accomplished something. My energy level is better, my clothes fit better, and I'm getting tone. Whatever your fitness goals are they can help you. I absolutely love this gym!

Mark Stewart reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Great classes and instructors. They have a variety of classes to fit your personality and fitness goals. You will find top of the line equipment and knowledgeable staff. They offer aerobics, weight training, boxing and martial arts classes.

Rebecca Barber reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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Omg Ashley was a great trainer I really enjoyed my first day of the 21 rapid weight loss boot camp I look forward to many more and I definitely recommend this place !! Can't want to go back it definitely kicked my butt hahaha

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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.

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.

Sandra Vicente

Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Specialist

Sandra is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise instructor and Puerto Rican National Boxing Champion.

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.

Sean Pardue

Personal Trainer, Boxing Coach

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

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.

During 2006-2010 he was certified as a Functional Training Coach in Battle Ropes, Clubbells, Sandbags & Strength Resistance Bands. In 2007, was inducted into the Action Martial Arts hall of fame for teaching excellence and in 2012 became certified as a Health & Nutrition Coach. Bruce was the founder & head instructor of Delaware Combat University specializing in combat conditioning and self-defense.

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 and directs our after school program coming this fall for 2018-2019 school season.



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