OUR TEAM

Freestyle Fitness trainers are certified, licensed or degreed in the following:
*Licensed to Teach: Zumba, Zumba Core, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, AQUA ZUMBA, Zumba in the Circuit, Zumba Step
**AFAA Certifications: Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Aquafit, Power Yoga, Pilates
***Other Certifications: CPR, Wellness, Psychology & Nutrition Coaching, Exercise Science

  • PAMELA BENNETT Founder and CEO


    Along my fitness journey, going from 289 to 145, I was encouraged by the Zumba instructor and my husband to continue to pursue my passion for fitness.  I had worked in the fitness industry in my early 20′s.  I decided to take it a step further and to renew my AAFA Group Fitness certification and then became certified to teach Zumba. Since then I have obtained certifications in Personal Training, CORE, R.I.P.P.E.D USA, Wellness Coaching and Nutrition, Aqua Zumba and I also teach AquaFit Cardio.

    I love that all the instructors with Freestyle Fitness have come through the boot camp.  All of the trainers have been overweight and have lost weight so they understand our clients very well.  How well can you coach someone who is addicted to food if you yourself have never been addicted to food?  How effectively can you tell someone who is overweight how to move if you do not know what it feels like to be overweight?  That is what you get when you participate in a Freestyle Fitness class or boot camp.

    Our classes are not just for the overweight population, our classes are for everyone.  Unfortunately more than 64.8% of Georgia adults are obese or overweight.  I have a passion for fitness and the boot camp. My goal is to help as many people as possible begin the journey to fitness. I am grateful to see so many who want to start and to finish their journey in the Freestyle Fitness boot camp.  I am committed to helping you to achieve whatever your fitness goals are.  Perhaps you just want to lose 10 lbs. or be able to fit into a pair of your favorite jeans.  We want to help you reach your fitness goals whatever they may be.

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    Pamela

  • MISTY KITE Freestyle Fitness Trainer


    Like most Zumba instructors, Zumba Fitness has made a great impact in my life. As a mother of a 13 year old son and full-time manager of a major retail chain, it has been a struggle to make fitness a part of my schedule. I’ve always wanted to set good examples for my son but there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Compounding the issue of not having enough time there was also the dilemma of finding a fitness routine I wanted to stick to. I’m only 5’1 and I weighed 185 lbs. That was a lot weight for my height. I had always been involved in some type of physical activity but like most of us, I tended to slack off and allow life, kids, job, etc. to get in the way.

    I found a Zumba class and fell in love with the way it made me feel and the way it made other people feel around me. I decided to become licensed to teach Zumba. Not long after that I lost the weight and a ton of inches. Not long after my first license I obtained a license to teach Zumba Step and my most recent license is Zumba Sentao. It’s amazing workout using a chair. I get to use all of my favorite Zumba genres in my routines like Reggaeton and Cumbia.

    I recently returned from the Zumba convention and I’m ready to hit the floor! With Zumba you get to meet all kinds of beautiful and amazing people. Zumba brings people together. I love that and I’m glad it’s a part of my life.

  • TAMMIE BALDWIN Freestyle Fitness Trainer


    I was always active throughout my adolescent years by running track, playing volleyball, and basketball. I continued to be active well into my adult life, but that all changed after marriage and children. Once I had my 2 beautiful girls, I lost myself completely. This is an issue most moms have. We focus solely on our children. We are busy and our children’s schedules are busier. I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the past 10 years, losing and then gaining more weight than I had lost. During a routine visit to my doctor’s office, I was told that I was obese and warned that my unhealthy lifestyle would ultimately lead to serious medical problems. I had to gain control of my health as soon as possible. In the last 8 months, I started taking my weight loss journey more seriously. With the encouragement of my children, mother, sister, and a few friends, I began searching for a fitness activity that I could stick with. For 2 months, I didn’t find anything that I enjoyed doing that would help me accomplish my weight loss goals.

    Six months ago I found Zumba and Freestyle Fitness. I heard so much positive feedback about Zumba. It was hard to believe that dancing could change so many people’s lives. I decided to give it a try. I attended a Freestyle Fitness boot camp where I was challenged to increase my cardio and expected to watch EVERYTHING I ate. I began to take baby steps towards a realistic lifestyle change, not just another diet. I made small changes like keeping fresh vegetables, fish, and chicken in my house. I stocked my refrigerator with water and started drinking water before my meals, because it helps make you feel full.  Through hard work and strong will, I’ve stuck with it.

    I was even encouraged by my Freestyle Fitness family to become certified to teach Zumba. I love the new me, and I don’t ever want to see the old queen again. NEVER EVER!!! I gained control of my health and have become a better example to my girls. It’s important to me to set good fitness examples and habits for them. I know now that it helps to shape their attitudes and lifestyles in the future. I know that they are proud of me. I am a certified, licensed Zumba instructor.

    Tammie Baldwin

     

  • BAILEY Freestyle Fitness Trainer


    I grew up in Orlando, Florida in one of its toughest, crime-ridden areas on Mercy Drive. Instead of becoming a statistic, I channeled my energy in culinary arts while attending high school. I went on to attend college at South Carolina State University after receiving a football scholarship.
    I then was able to further my passion by earning a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Management, and this is where I discovered my love for serving others. After graduation from SCSU, I found out that I had Crohn’s Disease. This is a crippling condition. I battled with it for nearly a year before undergoing painful abdominal surgery.
    After spending a year in recovery, I thrust myself into accomplishing some of my life goals. One of which was to publish my first book Look, Listen, Act, an inpsirational devotional. Brinson is the Founder and President of Get Into the Know, affectionately pegged as “ KNOW”. KNOW provides a forum for people to express their art, share their passions and engage in open, meaningful discussion. He is also the host of the new show 20 Something, a talk show on the AIB cable network premieres October 13, 2014.

  • JANET DAVIS Freestyle Fitness Trainer


    Growing up as an athlete, my weight would fluctuate from sport to sport in between off seasons. I would always be able to catch my weight when it got out of control with minimal exercise. Upon graduating from college, sport activities became less a priority than work. I quickly fell into a size 16-18. I know this may not seem a lot to those with greater challenges but being a size 8 all your young adult life; doubling my size was traumatic.

    The world of fitness began to change for me when I received a challenge from a dear friend (PAT). She challenged me to enter a body building competition and dared me to train hard. Let’s just say that my challenge was met and I caught the bug. I won my first competition, and went on to compete for the Georgia title. I did not win my first Georgia show placing 3rd.

    I have work in the Aquatics field for 25+ years as a lifeguard, swim instructor and water aerobics instructor. I utilized water exercise to help with my conditioning to decrease the impact of joint compounding because of weight training. By adding water exercise to my work out regiment I was able to maximize training and conditioning. In 2010 I reach my goal of completion by winning the Ms. Georgia title Lt heavy weight category and overall. During the same year I was crowned Ms Northern Kentucky, Ms. Coastal of south eastern states and 7th place at Nationals. I was the example that age is nothing but a number. My body building experience began at the ripe age of 42.

    Life continues to get better. In September 2013, I met the founder and CEO Pamela Bennett of Freestyle Fitness at Johnson Park Recreation center. I thought to myself that I love the class and the instructor’s energy. I would watch class while on duty. By January 2014 I knew all the routines. Not knowing at the time the world of fitness was about to change again for me. I told MS. Pam that I would soon be resigning my position and wanted to join her team. Becoming an instructor with the Freestyle fitness team has again become a life changing experience. It has ignited my own personal passion to compete again. More than that, I am committed to sharing my gifts in Aquatics and help those wanting to achieve their own personal goals. The Freestyle Fitness team is full of compassion and love for those looking for that special attention to achieve goals.

    AFAA instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Water Safety instructor, CPR – First Aid Instructor, Life Guard, Lifeguard Instructor, USAT, USS swim referee, USS stroke and turn official, USS starter.

    FIT FOR LIFE

    JANET

  • LYSA LOGAN Freestyle Fitness Trainer


    Hey, y’all! My name is Alysia “Lysa Divine” Logan, and 10 years after having my son, I finally decided to get rid of my baby weight once and for all! It’s been difficult, even though I eat “right”, to maintain an active lifestyle as a writer, educator, and a work-at-home single mom, especially when my career mostly requires me to sit for long periods of time.

    When I was home (I’m originally a Cali girl!) it was easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle because there are Trader Joe’s every couple of miles, and sidewalks everywhere to help keep my weight in check (I’ve always been a curvy girl ), not to mention that I was active in Yoga and West African Dance for over a decade. But when I moved to Georgia for a “better” life for me and my two babies, who were just 1 & 3 years old at the time, I gained 10 pounds every year for the first four years in our new home. Granted, I’ve also published 17 novels in my YA series Drama High, penned my first adult novel, The Honey Spot, and went back to school for a second graduate degree, I was also depressed, getting heavier, and for the first time in my life experienced elevated blood pressure and became pre-diabetic. Even the sciatica from my pregnancies (yes, I actually became heavier than I was during either pregnancy!) had reared its ugly head again, and I became even more immobilized and hopeless. Then, a very dark period in a personal relationship, and my daughter crying when she found out that I was at risk for so many different ways to die young, snapped me back to reality.

    5 months ago I found the light through Zumba and Hot Yoga at Freestyle Fitness, and haven’t looked back since! I’ve lost 22 pounds thus far, and know that I’ll reach my ultimate goal and find new mountains to climb with the wonderful and supportive environment here! In the short time that I’ve been a member, and now an instructor, I’ve become a licensed Zumba instructor and am on the path to becoming AFAA certified as well. My life has been saved in more ways than one, and I am NEVER going back to the dark again!

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