THE FITNESS FACTORY

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Meet Our Trainers

With our state-of-the-art facility and experienced trainers, we will help you reach your goals!

Manny Deshauteurs

Personal Trainer

Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Manny Deshauteurs and I’m a personal trainer at The Fitness Factory in Brevard, NC. To keep things brief, I’ve been coaching and training for the last 15 years. In the beginning, fitness performance training was something I got into in order to help my son excel in sports. Thankfully, it was a success and he’s now playing college football at Tusculum University.

I’ve always enjoyed working with AND meeting new people. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for personal training or to ask training questions.I’m here for you and know I can help you reach your health goals. I look forward to hearing from you!

Bill Bailey

Fitness Coach

Certifications: CPT-NASM  (National Academy of Sports Medicine since 1991),  CPT-NSCA  (National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2003), Nutrition Coach – NASN (National Association of Sports Nutrition since 2004)

(Pictured on right) I have been training clients of all ages since 1991. My focus is helping the individual or small group improve on the specific movements and health concerns that matter to them!

I grew up in Daytona Beach Florida and went in the Marine Corps right after high school in September of 1984. After four years in the Marines, I went to college and played one year of collegiate baseball before some shoulder and elbow injuries limited my career.

While in college, I discovered my passion for exercise science and nutrition. Which led me to this career in fitness training and coaching. I have trained kids as young as 9 years old and adults as old as 96.

I start every client with a Fitness Assessment, to help me see their abilities, strengths and weaknesses. This along with knowing their specific goals helps me to design a weekly workout routine for them to progress towards their desired goals.

The first session starts with assessing posture alignment and flexibility. Then moving to balance movements and functional movements such as, squats and lunges, based on the client’s knee stability and strength.

Measuring lung capacity on a stationary bike is next in this assessment session.

Then we move to core movements like abdominal and lower back stability movements such as, Seated Knee Raises or Reverse Crunches and Planks and/ or Torso Cable Rotations.

Finally finishing with upper body pushing and pulling movements, such as, Seated Cable Pulldowns, Pushups or Chest Press movements.

There are also compound movements that can be used in this initial session based on how stable, and strong the person is. These movements require a high level of skill, strength, and stability to perform properly.

When clients start showing steady progress in joint stability along with their muscles adapting to this progressive stress put on their muscles and bones, we can add other compound movements such as, Squat to Row or Squat to Press. There are a variety of strength and functional movements that can be performed, with cables and dumbbells or kettlebells.

These different tools offer a variety of challenges to muscles that stabilize the body while engaging larger muscles to execute each rep properly. Proper form and control are probably the most important aspects of training the body! Mindful awareness of feeling and sensing the muscles engaged is also just as important, and maybe the most important part of training and making progress!

My passion for training people of all ages has continued to grow after all these years of helping clients with their specific goals and needs! The learning and growing in all areas of our lives never stops! When we strive for BALANCE in life, we tend to have a desire to learn more about your body and mind and that connection for Quality of life!

Melissa McCall-Owen

Personal Trainer

I am an ACE personal trainer and do 1-1, couple sessions, small groups and large groups in weight training and HIIT. I have been teaching fitness for over 30 years and in this area of Brevard for 11. I love my job!

I am one of The Fitness Factory’s group fitness instructors and I am certified to teach all levels (Basic, Advanced and Seniors) in Zumba, Silver Sneakers (Classic, Cardio, Yoga, Aqua, Fall Prevention, Stability, Hip Limitation), Strong Nations (HIIT Boxing/Kickboxing Cardio class) and cardio boxing and basic self-defense inside and outside the gym that is very popular.

I also teach basic beginner yoga and gentle yoga trauma classes.

I have a Doctrine in Nutrition and have run an Alternative Health Clinic for 20 years, seeing hundreds of patients for diet and weight loss. I continue to do that downtown but come into the gym and offer my services when needed. I also hold a 2-year degree in physiology and work with people who have emotional issues with working out.

One of my main classes and biggest passions is Cardio Boxing (Co-Ed), Womens Self Defense, Strong Nation (Combo of Boxing, Kickboxing & HIIT), and a program called “Refuse to be a Victim” (a 4-hour Classroom course). The classes are done in 6 weeks sessions and are for all fitness levels. We will take ages 12 & up.

J. Smith

Fitness Coach

Certifications: Certified Fitness Coach through ISSA
Certified Transformation Specialist, Certified Fall prevention Specialist, Certified Women’s Self Defense Instructor, Certified NC Defensive Tactics Instructor.

My name is J. Smith and I am one of the personal trainers at The Fitness Factory. I have been involved in physical fitness for over 30 years through sports, military, and law enforcement.

I have a long history of community service. I am a 20-year veteran of the North Carolina Army National Guard where I conducted physical fitness training to help soldiers pass their PT Test according to Army standards. I am also retired from local law enforcement where I helped implement a training program for the special response team. I am currently working part time as a licensed physical therapist assistant where I help others reach their functional goals.

I believe that everyone can improve their physical condition regardless of their current circumstances. I look forward to working with you to help you reach your fitness goals. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Our personal trainers are ready to help you meet your personal fitness training goals!

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