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Team Mechanicsville

Meet the Fam

Work towards your dream body with the best personal trainers in Mechanicsville at American Family Fitness gyms. Our dedicated personal training staff utilize a variety of techniques including TRX suspension training, free weights, machines, and more to help you meet health and fitness goals. Call our team today to get started!

Alison Leach

Personal Trainer

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Alison Leach

Personal Trainer

I help people operate outside of their comfort zone. That is where you fail and failure is where success comes from.

Education

Douglas Freeman High School

Certification

AFPA Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified, Water Certified

Experience

Certified Personal Trainer at American Family Fitness since 2011, OCB Atlantic Super Show 2015 1st Place Figure Novice

Specialty

Low Back & Pelvic Floor Recovery, Special Needs Population, Water Training

Philosophy

Success principles work for anyone, you just have to apply them.

Lil Harris

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

Lil Harris

Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach
Everything we do here inside the gym is so we can live life fully outside the gym. As a wife, mom, caregiver to my Wounded Warrior and aging parents, I know that to be my best for them, I must choose every day to fight for my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Let me help you be your best. EDUCATION University of Virginia, B.A. in French and Theatre, Cum Laude, Echols Scholar CERTIFICATION National College of Exercise Professionals; AFAA Primary Group Exercise EXPERIENCE I joined the Group Exercise team in 2016, now coaching MOSSA Blast, Core, Power, Ride/R30, and Coach by Color cycling. I joined the Personal Training team as a Fusion coach in 2018, and became a full-time Personal Trainer in 2019. SPECIALTY Strength training, functional movement training, small group & team training, HIIT training PHILOSOPHY "A healthy lifestyle is not about the mirror; it's about the One we're trying to mirror." - Jimmy Pena

Shelly Wilson

Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach

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Shelly Wilson

Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer &
Fusion Coach
I am on a mission to change peoples life's by leading and encouraging them to focus on themselves. That focus will produce an energy and body that has them excited about everyday life. I want to provide them with the ability and confidence to change their body from the outside in. Creating the strongest version of themselves they have experienced. Imagine not only how this would increase their quality of life but also have a positive impact on all those around them.  

EDUCATION Albemarle High School

CERTIFICATION NASM Certified Personal Trainer & NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

EXPERIENCE 8 years of Weight Training, Show Up Fitness Internship, Bodybuilding Transformation Competitor, 5 years working with teens and children in Muscle Building, Speed, and Agility Training

SPECIALTY Body Transformation, Strength Training, Glute-focused Training, Corrective Muscle Balance, Sports Performance Training, Bodybuilding

PHILOSOPHY "I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I am telling you it is going to be worth it." - Anonymous

Danielle Roberts

Fusion Coach

Danielle Roberts

Fusion Coach

Fitness is here to be enjoyed! It provides us with the ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. The beauty is you get to choose your own fitness adventures, the options are endless. I strive to create a fun safe environment for you to find your own love for fitness.

Education

Virginia Tech, B.S. Psychology

Certification

NASM CPT, ACE Group X, MOSSA CORE, MOSSA FIGHT, MOSSA RIDE/R30, MOSSA POWER, BARRE ABOVE INSTRUCTOR

Experience

Started in the Fitness Industry in 2014 and it has been my passion ever since

Specialty

Team Training

Philosophy

I believe the best thing you can put on in the morning is a smile and your gym shoes.

JeQuan Baul

Fusion Coach

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JeQuan Baul

Fusion Coach
I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals.   EDUCATION Longwood University, BFA in Graphic Design Strayer University, MBA in Marketing   CERTIFICATION NCEP Certified Personal Trainer   EXPERIENCE 10+ years running 5k and 10k. 5+ years running half and full marathon   SPECIALTY Mossa Group Power, Motivation   PHILOSOPHY Let's have some “FUN”!

Shelly Wilson

Fitness Manager, Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer

Shelly Wilson MV FUSION

Shelly Wilson

Fitness Manager, Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer
I am on a mission to change peoples life's by leading and encouraging them to focus on themselves. That focus will produce an energy and body that has them excited about everyday life. I want to provide them with the ability and confidence to change their body from the outside in. Creating the strongest version of themselves they have experienced. Imagine not only how this would increase their quality of life but also have a positive impact on all those around them.  

EDUCATION Albemarle High School

CERTIFICATION NASM Certified Personal Trainer & NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

EXPERIENCE 8 years of Weight Training, Show Up Fitness Internship, Bodybuilding Transformation Competitor, 5 years working with teens and children in Muscle Building, Speed, and Agility Training

SPECIALTY Body Transformation, Strength Training, Glute-focused Training, Corrective Muscle Balance, Sports Performance Training, Bodybuilding

PHILOSOPHY "I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I am telling you it is going to be worth it." - Anonymous

Samuel Franklin

Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer

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Samuel Franklin

Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer
Fitness is something different to everyone -- a journey, a task, a goal. For me, it's a lifestyle that can be applied to all aspects of living. I strive to help everyone reach their full potential. Your goal becomes our goal and we will work together to see it through.

EDUCATION Mechanicsville High School, Virginia Commonwealth University

CERTIFICATION ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

EXPERIENCE 5+ years of Lifting, Personal Trainer, Track & Field Coach, Sprinting, Functional Strength Coach

SPECIALTY Cardio training, Fat loss, Sports-Specific, training, Weight loss, Mobility training

PHILOSOPHY “The people who say they can, and the people who say they can't...are both right" -Confucius

Lil Harris

Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer

Lil Harris MV FUSION

Lil Harris

Fusion Coach &
Personal Trainer
Everything we do here inside the gym is so we can live life fully outside the gym. As a wife, mom, caregiver to my Wounded Warrior and aging parents, I know that to be my best for them, I must choose every day to fight for my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Let me help you be your best. EDUCATION University of Virginia, B.A. in French and Theatre, Cum Laude, Echols Scholar CERTIFICATION National College of Exercise Professionals; AFAA Primary Group Exercise EXPERIENCE I joined the Group Exercise team in 2016, now coaching MOSSA Blast, Core, Power, Ride/R30, and Coach by Color cycling. I joined the Personal Training team as a Fusion coach in 2018, and became a full-time Personal Trainer in 2019. SPECIALTY Strength training, functional movement training, small group & team training, HIIT training PHILOSOPHY "A healthy lifestyle is not about the mirror; it's about the One we're trying to mirror." - Jimmy Pena
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