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Coach Jason Lifting free weights


Certified Personal Trainer

Jason is an ACE certified personal trainer who specializes in muscle building, fat loss, and mobility training. With 10+ years of weight training experience, he has explored many different methods from sports performance to hypertrophy based training. He was a four year starter on his college lacrosse team and after graduating his training efforts shifted into bodybuilding. In 2020 he competed for the first time at the Olympia Amateur where he placed top 6 in classic physique. Weight training is Jason's biggest passion so he became a personal trainer to help others achieve their fitness goals and share that passion!   

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

Favorite Food: Chinese Food

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Pastime: Photography and Lifting! 

Instagram: @jasontraub_

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Certified Personal Trainer

I am a native of Connecticut and a graduate of Springfield College as well as a personal trainer. I began my love of fitness as a child athlete playing softball, basketball, and soccer. I continued my fitness journey in my teens and twenties. I began bodybuilding as an adult after battling thyroid cancer and the inability to stabilize my weight. Not only through lifting did I learn to be patient and persistent, this is also where I found my passion to want to help others achieve their own fitness goals. When I am not in the gym training I am spending time with my children hiking, swimming, or being silly around a campfire.   

“Be positive, be productive, be patient, be persistent and be in it for the long haul.”

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Lift: Anything back related

Favorite Pastime: Laughing with my kids 

Instagram: @DebraLeeFitness

Coach Megan doing a handstand


Certified Personal Trainer

I was born and raised in the cold but beautiful state of Maine. Thanks to hibernating in the gym while the long winters passed, I discovered my passion for fitness. I have expertise in many different training modalities, from CrossFit, to running, and have finally landed on strength training, specifically Powerlifting. In 2016, I began working as an independent personal trainer and have not looked back. I have trained all over the US and even in Spain! I’ve been blessed to have helped so many wonderful clients, and I can’t wait to continue the journey.

I pride myself in a science based and structured approach to training. Something that fits into your life, is enjoyable, and has long-term, sustainable results. 

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” - Zig Ziglar

Favorite Food: Does coffee count? 

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Pastime: Pole fitness

Instagram: @megyvonne



Licensed Physical Therapist

Deb has practiced in the Upstate of South Carolina for most of her career as a physical therapist and is thrilled to be so warmly welcomed back to North Carolina. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to complete residency training in orthopedics to become a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Deb has always been fascinated by the body and its resilience in the face of injury, dysfunction, and pain. She is an avid hiker and practices weightlifting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and soccer to stay active and healthy - these have led to their fair share of injuries and Deb has been able to return to each activity stronger and more adaptable than before. 

I pride myself in a science based and structured approach to training. Something that fits into your life, is enjoyable, and has long-term, sustainable results. 

Deb approaches treatment from a whole person mindset - you are not just your injured body part. She recognizes that the body’s ability to truly thrive only occurs when the whole person is considered and addressed. She uses evidence-based practices to treat a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints including acute and chronic spine dysfunction, joint pain, and athletic injury. Deb is certified in trigger point dry needling and has additional training in concussion management and vestibular disorders. Deb’s favorite part of physical therapy is helping her clients return to the activities they love without pain or fear of injury.

“You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” - The Wizard of Oz

Favorite Food: SUSHI 

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Favorite Pastime: Jui-jitsu & hiking

Instagram: @trailblaze_pt

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