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Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at East Cobb.

Steven Bell
Steven Bell

Steven Bell

Studio Manager

Steven grew up in Statesboro, GA and graduated with his B.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern. Steven began as a trainer at Fitness Together back in 2008 and then in 2016 was promoted to studio manager. Steven's passion for helping others and his love for the Fitness Together brand has played an integral part in FT East Cobb's success in helping people for so man years.  

A little more about Steven... He is one of the most positive people you will ever meet. His ability to see the possibility in every situation makes him an amazing leader as well as an amazing personal trainer. Steven is married to Tasha and they love doing anything outdoors: camping, going to festivals and concerts... Steven is also an avid runner and cycler but also has a huge passion for classic strength training. Steven also plays the guitar and his big bucket list item is to visit all the U.S. National Parks! 

Tyler Hauser
Tyler Hauser

Tyler Hauser

HEAD Personal Trainer

Tyler is a graduate of Kennesaw State University's Exercise Science program and has been training at Fitness Together since June of 2015.  Tyler has a passion for fitness and helping others thus, he is highly motivated to help each and every client be the best they can be. Tyler is Nationally Certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has a vast knowledge of many different types of training. Although Tyler doesn't look like a traditional "yogi," he loves yoga and stretching! His "stretch packs" are a hit in the studio! Don't let this big guy intimidate you - he's a very sweet guy! Here's what clients say about Tyler:

  • "Tyler doesn't let me quit. When I don't feel like doing something or I'm having a bad day, he finds a way to get it out of me!"
  • "Tyler is a goofball! He makes the workouts fun!
  • "He really cares if I'm doing it right."

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Jeffrey Mead
Jeffrey Mead

Jeffrey Mead

Lead Programmer and Personal Trainer

Jeffrey Mead came to Fitness Together fresh out of a year-long internship with the Olympic Sports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has now been part of the FT team since August of 2017. Jeffrey has his degree in Sports Studies but his true passion is fitness and helping people reach their health and fitness goals. He also holds a certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through ACSM, is certified by the American Red Cross in CPR, AED and life guarding. 

Jeffrey is originally from Lexington, South Carolina and was a collegiate swimmer for all four years that he attended UNC. In fact, he helped bring the swim program to its first conference championship in over 20 years! Jeffrey has one brother who is in the navy and is a new uncle to his brother’s first child. When Jeffrey isn’t at FT helping clients, you’ll find him working out – he recently took up running and has completed a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon. Some of his favorite exercises include plyometrics, classic strength training and working on his Olympic lifts. 

This is what clients are saying about Jeffrey:

  • "Jeffrey excels at breaking down movements so I understand how to do them properly."
  • "He is thorough and pays great attention to detail."
  • "Jeffrey's workouts are challenging in a different way because he really makes me think about what I'm doing!"

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Tyler Terrell
Tyler Terrell

Tyler Terrell

Personal Trainer

Tyler is a Georgia native, born and raised in the Athens area. He is a graduate from Emmanuel College with a BS in Exercise Science, and a Former Division II college tennis player. His parents are both UGA graduates and former educators. His grandparents live right nearby in Marietta. 

When he’s not uplifting and motivating his clients, you can find Tyler hanging out with friends and family, and playing a wide range of competitive sports: ping pong, tennis, golf, football, basketball, or poker!

Tyler’s biggest motivation is being able to see his client’s change, not only physically but mentally as well, right in front of his eyes. One of his most valued personal assets is a positive mindset. In his own words, “Optimism is key, and you can do everything you set your mind to with faith and confidence!” Our clients love Tyler’s great attitude and energetic personality.

When it comes to his personal workout routines, Tyler enjoys strength training and sprinting.

This is what clients are saying about Tyler:

  • "I like working with Tyler. He pushes me - in an encouraging way."
  • "Tyler is awesome! I don't have anything but good things to say."
  • "He’s just a positive, encouraging force and I think he’s a great trainer."

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Stephen Gaines
Stephen Gaines

Stephen Gaines

Personal Trainer (and our tech guy ;)

Stephen Gaines is originally from Chicago but has also lived in San Francisco, and Dayton before moving to Atlanta in 2006. Stephen graduated from Kennesaw State University with his degree in Cultural Sociology which allows Stephen to combine his two passions, creating meaningful relationships and fitness, into one.

Stephen has a great personality and connects with his clients immediately. His analytical nature allows him to provide thorough coaching to his clients in the training suite as well as in his clients' lives outside of the studio. When Stephen isn't helping his clients achieve their health and wellness goals, you might find him playing board games or following current events and cultural studies. His favorite exercises include chin-ups, weighted step-ups and HIIT (high intensity interval training). He loves alternative rock, football, pizza and hopes to one day visit the mountains of Japan! 

Shawn Garcia
Shawn Garcia

Shawn Garcia

Personal Trainer

Shawn is a Georgia native. He grew up in Valdosta where his family has their own produce company. Shawn graduated from Abraham Baldwin College but moved up to the Atlanta area for more opportunities to help people in the wellness industry. Shawn has been active his whole life, playing in sports and working with the family business but what makes Shawn an excellent trainer is his strong desire to see his clients reach a level of self confidence; to show people that they can accomplish any goal they set their minds to. He consistently strives to exceed expectations by providing an exceptional experience to his clients. Shawn is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and he is also CPR/AED Certified. When he isn't helping his team and his clients at FT, you'll find him working out, reading, playing video games or playing with his dog!