My name is Amber Stiles and I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Although personal training has been a newer found love and career choice for me, I have followed a path of fitness my entire life. On top of wanting to stay healthy for myself, helping those around me achieve their goals and love themselves has become a true passion of mine.
From 2007 to 2013, I was an Assistant Taekwondo Instructor before I enlisted in the Army National Guard, and throughout highschool I was team captain of JROTC fitness teams, marksmanship team, and Drill/Color Guard. I have always been in some sort of teaching and leadership roles, and I truly enjoy helping motivate others to see the greatness within themselves.
I have experience working with Bariatrics patients, as well as clients with many disabilities or injuries such as hamstring injuries and clients with osteoporosis. Too many people grow fearful of staying fit due to the possibility of injury or reinjury, so my goal as a trainer is to make a workout program that will safely progress my clients to their goals while taking into consideration any past injuries, medical issues, and other factors that could hinder them from who they want to become. It is my personal responsibility to show others their true potential and what they are capable of.
My clients have described me as dependable, hard working and fun to train with. I have a background in High Scott and College Sports, as well as over a decade of experience in Strength Training. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM and have Youth Coaching Certifications as well as experience in Physical Therapy! I focus on developing well-rounded custom programs to help my clients be the best version of themselves both physically and mentally. Contact me as possible so we can come up with a strategy together that leads to your success! Respectfully, Ben Payton
Carol is an ISSA (International Sports Science Association) Certified Personal Trainer. Working out and staying fit has been important to Carol for many years. She feels exercise has so many physical and mental benefits, but believes working out should be fun too.
Philosophy: Carol's mission is to help you find a type of exercise you enjoy, make it a priority and part of your routine. She feels that it will then be hard to imagine life without it and before you know it you will be healthier, happier, and more energetic!
Carol and her husband have been married for almost 30 years and have four grown children. In her spare time Carol enjoy's working out, hiking, traveling and volunteering with ProKids.
My name is Mike Hammond. I am a N.A.S.M. certified personal trainer. I have been in the fitness business for thirty years. I am currently training male and female clients, ranging from ages of twelve to seventy, with a wide variety of goals. I have also held management positions in various health clubs. I specialize in all different types of training techniques including TRX training, HIIT training, Bodybuilding, Plyometrics, Strength training, Tabata training. I am very passionate and devoted to what I do. I take it very seriously that my clients trust me in helping them accomplish their goals. That same devotion and drive carries over into my personal life. I train six to seven days a week. I am also a devoted father and mentor to my thirteen year old daughter, teaching her proper nutrition, and introducing her to exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. You can watch my training tips and video's (starring my daughter) on the MAC Facebook page!
I had always been active in sports as a kid, and my love for activity and moving my body never changed. I always had a strong interest in the exercise field as a profession, so I went on to earn a bachelors degree in exercise science and a masters degree in exercise physiology. I have worked in medical fitness centers as well as corporate wellness promotion, where I gained extensive experience in fitness assessments, exercise program design and implementation, as well as health coaching and behavior modification.
My fitness philosophy is to experiment with different types of exercise until you find a way to move your body that you enjoy and that makes you feel strong and powerful. Few things compare to this feeling! I believe that being able to exercise is a privilege, not a punishment, and viewing it this way and working with (not against) your body is extremely important. I love helping people realize that they are far more capable and much stronger than they thought. I have found that physical strength directly correlates to mental strength, which provides an increased confidence in your ability to pursue interests in other areas of your life. This alone can be life changing, and is where the magic happens, in my opinion!
Personally, you'll see me working out at the MAC 4-5 days/week, and I like to lift heavy weights as the main focus of my routine. I also like to incorporate a couple days of short, high intensity exercise for cardio, as well as a lot of slow leisure walking (mostly with my dog in the evening!). I also stay active with my family: my husband, Todd and I have been married almost 10 years, and we have 2 kids, Tyson (7) and Vanessa (4).