Meet Our Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Co-Owner, Personal Trainer, Group Instructor
Gayle is an AFAA Certified Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Pilates instructor. She has been a fitness professional for over 20 years and has taught just about everything! Early in her career, Gayle worked part-time as a personal trainer and fitness instructor while also working as a Social Worker in a mental health center in Key West, Florida. Her last Social Work job at Duke was with a multidisciplinary team that focused on disease management and prevention for diseases such as diabetes and hypertension which helped her understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In 2005, Gayle left Social Work to pursue her passion in the fitness industry full-time and in 2017 opened FIT on Main. In 2022, Gayle and Lauren joined forces to reopen FIT on Main as the new and improved FIT Carrboro. Gayle believes that fitness and wellness require an integrative approach to develop a healthy body and mind. She has worked with an extraordinarily diverse population ranging from 3 to 93-year-olds. She's has helped people prepare and recover from joint replacement surgery (including knee, shoulder, and hip) and has collaborated with mental health professionals, physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors to ensure a safe and positive experience for their clients. Gayle has also trained youth athletes, competitive horseback riders, runners, and golfers (among others!) to help them achieve their performance goals. In her training, Gayle believes in functional exercises that utilize the whole body and enhance quality of life. She specializes in Pilates, which she believes is a powerful exercise modality that prevents injury and enhances the ability to do other physical tasks and sports well. She is also certified in TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebells, and Corrective Exercise as well as a range of other modalities. Gayle believes each session should be fun and unique to achieve results, alleviate boredom, and help each client meet their goals. When Gayle is not personal training or teaching classes, she loves to see live music, go to the beach and mountains, and spend time with family and friends. Gayle lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two daughters, ages 13 and 15.
Co-Owner, Personal Trainer, Pregnancy & Postpartum Coach
Lauren is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in Orthopedic Exercise. She got her start as a fitness instructor while acquiring her Exercise & Sport Science Degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enjoys serving her home community in Carrboro and Chapel Hill as a NC-born Tar Heel. Lauren is a biomechanics nerd who loves breaking apart movements with each client to help them move the best for their body and sports. Her studies through ACE as an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist and Weight Management Specialist give her the tools to help her clients build strong, functional, resilient bodies for life. She has guided clients through pre- and post-op fitness programs for back, hip, knee, shoulder, hand, and foot surgeries. She also has experience with creating adaptive exercises for people with chronic neuromuscular diseases. Lauren most recently became a certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach through Brianna Battles. With this education, she helps cultivate the best fitness experiences for her pregnant and postpartum athletes through trustworthy and educated exercise guidance, coaching, symptom management, and support. Early on in her career, internships at Duke Diet & Fitness Center and Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts allowed Lauren to learn how to integrate exercise, behavior change, nutrition, education, medicine, and fun into a wellness plan for individual clients. Personal training work and group fitness teaching in several commercial gym settings introduced Lauren to a wide range of clients from ages 10 to 85 and gave her the opportunity to learn how to adapt fitness programs to many levels of athletes with a wide range of skill sets. Her own interests in activities like strength training, yoga, Pilates, OCR (obstacle course racing), running, gymnastics, and functional mobility work give her clients’ training programs a unique focus on physical form and function. In addition to exercise instruction, Lauren is also an amateur home chef with an experimental palette and interest in healthy family meal preparation. Her background in sports nutrition means her approach to healthy eating is flexible and non-restricted. Follow her menu photo journaling on Instagram for inspiring recipe ideas. Lauren is a native of North Carolina and grew up in Hillsborough. Outside of work, you can find Lauren spending time hiking along the Eno with her husband, cooking, eating, reading, watching sports, trying out new fitness classes in the Triangle, and spending time with her family and friends. The mountains are her happy place.
Personal Trainer, Group Instructor
Kevin is a NASM and IFTA Certified Personal Trainer who has been in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. With a background in a variety of sports, as well as years of experience working with seniors, he is well versed in many training styles. His training philosophy is to build a solid foundation, incorporate exercises that make every day life easier, reduce the risk of injury, and motivate others to have a healthy lifestyle. Originally from Baltimore Maryland, Kevin grew up playing basketball, football, running track and swimming. He has lived in North Carolina commuting back and forth from Maryland since 2000 to visit family and finally made the decision to move permanently in 2017. Kevin graduated from Salisbury University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. He has traveled around providing personal training services to individuals since 2008. He has taught total body strength, water aerobics, TRX, cycle, cardio kickboxing and boot camp. In his free time, Kevin loves to watch professional sports, binge tv series and lift weights.
Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant
In her 20 years of experience in the field, Anna brings a background working with varied populations. The bulk of her experience is in working with clients with orthopedic issues, diabetes and metabolic disorders, as well as neurological and movement disorders. She has taught group exercise classes in Yoga and Pilates and uses these skills to help clients one on one with balance, flexibility, and core stability. Anna’s passion is to help clients enjoy movement and celebrate their bodies for their abilities and strength. Her goal is to train clients safely, and help clients learn to be more comfortable in their bodies. Anna also has a background in nutrition and can help clients appreciate food and nourishment for comfort and for performance. She would like to help clients get in touch with their bodies and what makes them feel their healthiest and most efficient. Anna believes that a client can want a change or improvement and can also be gentle, kind, and content with their body. Anna started at Appalachian State University as a Theatre Arts major. One elective in Nutrition and Health her freshman year and she changed her major to Health Promotion and Nutrition. After graduation, she moved back to Charlotte where she grew up and began working at the Harris YMCA. It was at the YMCA where she was able to find many mentors in different areas - wellness programming, outreach, exercise and group fitness but it was personal training that really stuck! During her time as a trainer at the YMCA and with Prescriptive Fitness, many of her clients were medical referrals from local hospitals as patients were transitioning from physical therapy to more independent exercise. After working at the YMCA for five years, Anna moved to the triangle and has called it home ever since. She has worked for personal training studios, and for Duke and WakeMed hospital systems in wellness and cardiac rehabilitation. During her time at Duke she created and led the Parkinson's Exercise Group, learning from and offering support to the patients as they navigated a diagnosis. It was teaching this class where Anna learned to meet her clients where they are and celebrate every successful movement! Since leaving Duke, Anna has studied Nutritional Sciences at North Carolina Central University and has an anti-diet and intuitive eating philosophy about food. She prioritizes enjoyment in both nourishment and movement and wants to help clients rediscover their natural cues and nurture their relationships with their bodies. She strives to cultivate an environment of joy and respect for what our bodies are capable of during each personal training session.
ABOUT FIT CARRBORO
We founded FIT Carrboro out of our pure passion for helping people get FIT.
Our mission is to have a positive impact on our clients and community by creating a one of a kind, memorable fitness experience through personal training.
With over 75 years of combined experience, our trainers can create the best possible fitness solution for you through individualized programming, coaching, and support. We want your experience to be fun, challenging, appropriate for you, and effective.
We believe that a well rounded exercise program can help you TRAIN FOR LIFE.
We are here for YOU!