Trainers and Coaches

Meet our world-class training staff!

VCC Team

Meet the Fam

American Family Fitness gyms at VCC is home to Glen Allen’s best personal training staff. It doesn’t matter if you’re training for your next marathon or just getting started at the gym, our world-class personal trainers are ready to help. You’ll work one-on-one with our personal trainers to create a workout regimen you’ll love to do week after week while you crush health and fitness goals. Sign up for your first appointment today by calling the gym.

Buck Albritton

Personal Trainer

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Buck Albritton

Personal Trainer
"I’ve trained in Kickboxing and Martial Arts since a teen. It made perfect sense to me: why not develop fighting and self-defense skills while improving cardio, strength, speed, and flexibility? Let's combine fitness with fight training to make workouts practical, smart, and fun!"

Education

J. Sargeant Reynolds, Business Administration VCU, School of Communication Arts and Design

Certification

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Black Belt in Kickboxing/Karate

Experience

Coached kickboxing in groups and one-on-one to students of various ages, abilities, and experience.

Specialty

Teaching practical fight techniques designed and applied to maximize fitness and fight ability.

Philosophy

"The most important investment made is in your fitness and health, improving quality of life for you and your family." - M.Rkalogie

Dave Leung

Personal Trainer

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Dave Leung

Personal Trainer
"As a Personal Trainer, I believe that there is always room for improvement. I strive to find new ways to help my clients to achieve their maximum potential in the most enjoyable way possible."

Education

Associate's Degree in Nursing

Certification

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Experience

Martial Arts and Self Defense Instructor, Striking Coach, Group Fitness Instructor

Specialty

Combat Sports, Weight Training, Sports Performance

Philosophy

Don't be afraid of greatness, bet on yourself.

Andre Minor

Personal Trainer

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Andre Minor

Personal Trainer
My mission is to share my infectious passion for fitness with others. I want to share my knowledge along with my personal story to help shed light on what is attainable. I value a great sense of ambition because it breeds the existence of positive energy. I want to train my clients to understand that wherever their focus goes, that's where their energy flows.

EDUCATION Associates Degree in Exercise Science

CERTIFICATION ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERIENCE 5+ years in the Fitness Industry, Sport-Specific Training

SPECIALTY Weight Loss, Strength & Conditioning, Online Coaching, Sport-Specific Training

PHILOSOPHY "Some days are harder than others to get up early and grind, but I'd much rather suffer a little today than struggle the rest of my life." - Eric Thomas

John Street

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

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John Street

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

After serving 10 years in the Marine Corps and 22 years in Law Enforcement, I am continuing my journey of helping others by guiding and coaching them to achieve their strength and weight-loss goals and improve their quality of life.

 

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Sociology

CERTIFICATION NCEP Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERIENCE 4 years Personal Training in Corporate Wellness

SPECIALTY First Responder fitness and wellness

PHILOSOPHY "Hide from risk and you hide from its rewards." - Anonymous

Kia Nelson

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

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Kia Nelson

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach
My mission is to help others achieve their health and fitness goals no matter how big or small. As a Personal Trainer, I get to combine my love of fitness and helping others!

EDUCATION

Associates Degree in Exercise Science

CERTIFICATION

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALTY

Weight loss, Strength Training, Postpartum Recovery

PHILOSOPHY

"You have two hands. One to help yourself and one to help others." - Anonymous

Nick Myers

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

Nick Myers

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

I believe that setting goals, giving your maximum effort to work towards them, staying focused even when life throws you curve balls, and accomplishing those goals is one of the best feelings ever. My goal is to help you be the best version of yourself and to help unlock your true potential.

Education

Massaponax High School

Certification

International Sports Science Association, ISSA; BFI Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer; Certified TRX Suspension Trainer

Experience

6 years in the Fitness Industry

Specialty

Functional Bodybuilding, Boxing for Fitness, Muscle gain, Weight Loss, TRX suspension training

Philosophy

Success at anything will always come from two things: Focus & effort, luckily we control both.

Alexander Jones

Personal Trainer

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Alexander Jones

Personal Trainer
"I have always enjoyed helping people feel better and to ensure that they are the best versions of themselves in all aspects. Fitness is crucial to achieving the best version of ourselves mentally and physically. It requires discipline and mental fortitude."

Education

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Associates Degree in Social Science

Certification

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Experience

I am a newly certified Personal Trainer and am ready to help people achieve their goals.

Specialty

Weight loss, Strength training, Mobility, and Flexibility training

Philosophy

"Be strong, you never know who you are inspiring." - M.Rkalogie

 

John Street

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

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John Street

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

After serving 10 years in the Marine Corps and 22 years in Law Enforcement, I am continuing my journey of helping others by guiding and coaching them to achieve their strength and weight-loss goals and improve their quality of life.

 

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Sociology

CERTIFICATION NCEP Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERIENCE 4 years Personal Training in Corporate Wellness

SPECIALTY First Responder fitness and wellness

PHILOSOPHY "Hide from risk and you hide from its rewards." - Anonymous

Kia Nelson

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

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Kia Nelson

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach
My mission is to help others achieve their health and fitness goals no matter how big or small. As a Personal Trainer, I get to combine my love of fitness and helping others!

EDUCATION

Associates Degree in Exercise Science

CERTIFICATION

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALTY

Weight loss, Strength Training, Postpartum Recovery

PHILOSOPHY

"You have two hands. One to help yourself and one to help others." - Anonymous

Shannon Lawson

Fusion Coach

Shannon Lawson

Fusion Coach

I believe every body is a good body! Love and appreciate all the things your body can do!

Education

James Madison University, Theatre and Dance

Certification

NASM CPT, AFAA Griup Fitness

Experience

Over 20 years experience in dance and fitness instruction

Specialty

Group training, Aquatics

Philosophy

Strive for progress, not perfection!

Nick Myers

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

Nick Myers

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

I believe that setting goals, giving your maximum effort to work towards them, staying focused even when life throws you curve balls, and accomplishing those goals is one of the best feelings ever. My goal is to help you be the best version of yourself and to help unlock your true potential.

Education

Massaponax High School

Certification

International Sports Science Association, ISSA; BFI Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer; Certified TRX Suspension Trainer

Experience

6 years in the Fitness Industry

Specialty

Functional Bodybuilding, Boxing for Fitness, Muscle gain, Weight Loss, TRX suspension training

Philosophy

Success at anything will always come from two things: Focus & effort, luckily we control both.
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