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  • Katie & Mike Warechowski, Owners

    Years of Experience

    • 20 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. in Exercise and Health Science
    • Nationally certified personal trainers through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    • Corrective Exercise Specialists
    • Sports Nutrition Specialists

    Katie and Mike met while studying for their degrees in Exercise and Health Science back in 2002. They graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2004 and 2005 respectively. While finishing school, Katie and Mike were both personal trainers at Fitness Together East Cobb until purchasing the studio from its previous owner in 2007. Katie and Mike have worked with hundreds of clients over the years and have had the privilege to mentor dozens of personal trainers. Katie and Mike were named Fitness Together Franchisees of the year in 2017 and in 2018 they received the prestigious recognition as Franchisees of the USA out of all franchisees in the country!

    in my free time I like to
    EAT!! We are big "food people!" We love to cook and eat and try new restaurants. I, Katie, am a big tennis player and love anything outdoors (hiking, riding my bike and running). Mike loves classic weight lifting, classic cars and movies!

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  • Shawn Garcia, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise

    I am a Georgia native! I grew up in Valdosta where my family has their own produce company. I graduated from Abraham Baldwin College but moved up to the Atlanta area for more opportunities to help people in the wellness industry. I've been active my whole life, playing in sports and working with the family business. What I love about FT is our clientelle - they are some of the most hardworking and committed people I've ever met and they inspire me every day. I also love that I'm part of such an amazing team of trainers. I have such a strong desire to see my clients reach a level of self confidence so I love that I get to show people that they can accomplish any goal they set their minds to!

    in my free time I like to
    spend time in they gym (go figure!). I've learned so much about how to challenge others by challenging myself in the gym. When I'm not in the gym, though, I love spending time in my yard, reading, watching sports and playing video games!

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  • Kimberly (Kim) Grose, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Business Management from Shorter University
    • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    • Senior Fitness Specialist (ACE)
    • SilverSneakers® Stability Instructor
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ACE)

    In 2018, after having spent most of my career in business management, I was looking for a new challenge and a job change. Fitness has been a priority to me for as long as I can remember, and I realized I could turn that passion into my profession. I became a certified personal trainer in 2019 and began the transition from the “business world” to the “fitness world” by leading group fitness classes at senior centers. While my specialization is in senior fitness, I love training people of all ages and have found Fitness Together to be a wonderful place to pursue my passion. What I enjoy most about working at FT are the clients and the staff! The clients here are fun, thoughtful, energetic people who work hard to improve the quality of their lives through exercise. Working with them inspires me to become the best trainer I can be. The staff at FT is second to none. It is a joy to work alongside people who sincerely care about helping others and who take pride in their work.

    in my free time I like to
    hike and camp - those are my favorite outdoor activities, and I spend many of my days off in north Georgia playing in the woods! When I’m not at FT or on a trail, I enjoy reading, sketching, going to concerts, and spending time with my family & friends.

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  • Beau Vaughn, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors of Science in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University
    • Masters of Science in Health Education from Florida State University (GO NOLES!!)
    • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA)
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist through ISSA

    I was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. I have 2 brothers, one lives in Colorado and the other in Atlanta. I became really passionate about health and fitness after I completed my bachelors and decided to go back to school to receive a Master’s in Health Education. Nutrition is something I love especially, I have profound knowledge of foods specifically beneficial for training hard, bulking up, losing weight, or just leading an overall healthy lifestyle. I love to cook and find recipes that use healthy and creative alternatives to otherwise unhealthy foods. I love seeing and helping people attain their fitness and nutrition goals. I get great satisfaction when someone is thankful because they followed a specific plan and actually saw the results.

    in my free time I like to
    make music and listen to music. I am creative by nature so I also love to cook and eat, and try new restaurants. Of course I also love spending a lot of time in the gym, lifting weights, working on flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. My favorite time of the year is the Fall because of college and professional football!

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  • Riley Reed, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's Degree in Community Health and Wellness
    • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise

    I was born in Indianapolis but I've lived in GA for most of my life. I've always been active, participating in all kinds of sports from swimming to wrestling. My interest in health and fitness actually began in high school when I was on the wrestling team and had to learn how to get strong and "cut" weight. I began researching all I could about working out, lifting weights and how to eat right and lose weight. As I was learning all of this, my passion grew and I realized I wanted to help others who wanted to get healthy or lose weight. And so, I began my education in Community Health. Now, I get to use my passion for health, fitness and nutrition to help those around me. What I love most about personal training an watching my clients reach the goals they set for themselves, no matter how big or small. Reaching a personal goal can be life changing and it gives me purpose to see that happen for my clients.

    in my free time I like to
    exercise and enjoy the outdoors. I love to hike and kayak but I also like to stay inside and play video games from time to time ;) Something interesting about me...I was actually on the United States Swim Team in South Carolina. Also, my birthday is on April Fool's Day!

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  • Kevin Richardson, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • American Council on Exercise, Nationally Certified Personal Trainer

    I am a lifelong athlete...I love exercise and enjoy kickboxing and playing basketball. I also love the outdoors; hiking and swimming...hot days in the sand, by the beach. I was mentored from a very young age by a phenomenal and inspiring coach. He taught me not only about hard work but about taking pride in my craft and always working to continuously improve myself. It was during my time learning from him that I realized I wanted to coach others and inspire them. I am currently studying for my degree in Journalism. I hope to use that knowledge combined with my passion for helping people to make an impact on my community through teaching people how to have a better life through better health and improved fitness. I love working at Fitness Together because I get the opportunity to do what I love everyday; to help people and serve my community. Also, my goals align with the values of FT.

    in my free time I like to
    practice yoga, exercise, meditate, hike and and enjoy nature. I also love spending time with my family and friends, and playing with my Dachshund, Diamond.

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  • Brandon Gilliland, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M) Certified Personal Trainer
    • N.A.S.M Corrective Exercise Specialist

    I am originally from Jeffersonville, Indiana but I've also lived in Florida and Mississippi. In first grade, my family finally settled in Georgia so this is home! Growing up I was always interested in sports and physical exercise. Many years ago, I became very interested in fitness so I began reading and watching videos...learning all that I could about exercise, workouts, how to challenge and change the body. It was while I was teaching myself that I realized I really wanted to teach others. My passion is helping people be the best that they can be in all areas of their lives so at Fitness Together, I get to do what I've always wanted to do every day.

    in my free time I like to
    draw and detail cars. Of course I like to workout but I also really enjoy watching movies and various TV series. Most of all though, I like spending time with my family, exploring new places and teaching my son about the ways of life.

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  • Justin Balmforth, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
    • Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist

    Justin was born in New York but grew up in Lawrenceville, GA. Interestingly, his father was born in England! He is the 3rd out of 4 siblings and growing up, Justin always played sports, mainly baseball and basketball. Like many fitness professionals, this is where Justin's love of health and fitness began. Justin graduated from the University of GA with his degree in Exercise Science and since then, he has developed a passion for helping people. He loves seeing the joy they experience from transforming their lives. Justin has a real talent for working with clients who suffer from postural issues, dysfunction, pain and injury. He focuses greatly on technique and recovery, leaving his clients feeling great and ready for more!

    in my free time I like to
    do so many things! I stay busy playing the drums, listening to music, watching and playing sports, watching movies, fishing, mountain climbing, playing video games, traveling and of course, anything exercise related!

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here’s how it works

complimentary

signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

  • I started working out after having breast cancer and heading to osteoporosis. My primary goal with FT was to increase bone density. I now have normal bone density.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!

  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.