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In April, I began doing personal training twice a week. I wanted to manage my own cardio conditioning and have Megan concentrate on muscle conditioning. I have knee problems and wanted to have her prescribe specific exercises that would help me build my core strength and muscle tone in my legs without further aggravating or injuring my knee. Megan always has each workout session planned out in such a way that I am usually working different muscle groups in different ways every time I train. With her assistance, I’ve learned how to use most of the exercise equipment properly so as to get the best workout without injury. Even so, I still prefer to work out with her rather than on my own for a variety of reasons. First, I’d probably never push myself as hard as she does so I know I work harder and get a better workout with her help. Second, at my age, the last thing I need is an injury. Even now, she still corrects my form from time to time so as to avoid injury. Third, since I have scheduled time with her, it helps keep me committed to getting to the gym on a routine basis rather than sleeping in. Lastly, she does an incredible job of varying my workout routines so that I don’t fall into the trap of redundancy and lose some of the benefit of my exercise regimen.

At the end of July, I did another fitness profile so we could evaluate my progress. I was pretty amazed at the results. I improved in every single category so that my overall fitness rating was "excellent." The fact that I was most excited about was that, in just four months, I reduced my body fat by 5.3% to a level on the low end of the norm.

I look forward to my personal training time and really enjoy the process of staying in shape. I began to tire of using the elliptical machine or cycle for my cardio workouts so I started experimenting with some of Health Club’s fitness classes. Now I’m totally hooked on Zumba, Tae Bo and Pilates. Not only that, I’ve been able to start taking golf lessons and I have been able to get back out on the tennis courts for the first time in over 8 years. I even competed in the club’s little fitness Olympics and did well enough to win a complimentary body massage! I still experience some muscle soreness every time I train with Megan but I am no longer stressed and am sleeping so much better. I have more energy, I’m feeling great and my only regret is that I didn’t start down this path sooner! --R.T.

Personal Training

Our mission at WellStar Health Place is to create and deliver high quality wellness programs and services that enhance the health and well-being of the communities we service.

The Medical Fitness Difference

True Fitness Professionals
Each exercise specialist and personal trainer at WellStar Health Place is certified by a nationally recognized organization.  All exercise specialists hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in the field of exercise science.

Benefits of Personal Training

Personalized Workout Programs
When it comes to workouts, there is no one-size fits-all approach.  Our trainers design workouts to specifically accommodate the personal needs, abilities and goals of their clients.

One-on-one Supervision
Our trainers are with you every step of the way.  Each client receives one-on-one attention from their trainer to ensure the most productive workout.

Our Exercise Specialists

Kyle Brown - kyle.brown@wellstar.org
Indiana University / Kinesiology BS
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
At Indiana University Kyle was a 4 year collegiate cyclist as well as the Sigma Chi Fraternity cycling coach. He has competed in multiple triathlons and cycling events completing his first Ironman in Wilmington, NC in October, 2011. Cycling throughout college influenced his decision to become a Personal Trainer.

Lamar Fernanders - lfernanders@hotmail.com  
Aerobic and Fitness Association of America certified Personal Trainer / FitPro Aerobics Instructor
Lamar has been training for 8 years, primarily teaching kick boxing classes. He has been competing as a natural bodybuilder for 6 years receiving his pro bodybuilding card in 2007. 

Mary Ann Guarnieri - maryannguarnieri@aol.com
National Council on Strength and Fitness Certified Personal Trainer
Water Safety Instructor
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Instructor
At WellStar Health Place Mary Ann teaches aquatic aerobic classes, arthritis aquatic classes, swim lessons for children and adults, as well as land base group exercise and strength training classes for senior adults. She has conducted personal training for clients in both residential and corporate settings.

Patti Hungate - patricia.hungate@wellstar.org
Kennesaw State University / Health and Sports Science BS
California University of Pennsylvania / Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Weight Training certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Patti believes that if you get moving and make exercise a part of your everyday routine you can achieve your fitness goals. 

Martie McLean - martie.mclean@wellstar.org
Georgia State University / Exercise Science BS
American College of Sports Medicine- Health Fitness Specialist Certification
During his 5 year enlistment in the Marine Corps, Martie adopted their strict physical fitness regimen. This lifestyle proved to be essential during his tour fighting in the Iraqi War. His passion to pursue a career in the exercise field strengthened as he realized the mental benefits that are associated with exercise. He strives to use his education and life experience to help others overcome their mental obstacles in order to reach their health and fitness goals.

Martha Mosley - martha.mosley@wellstar.org
Michigan State University / BA
American Council on Exercise / Certified Personal Trainer / Nautilus Cycle Instructor / Group Exercise Instructor
Martha attended MSU on an athletic scholarship and has always enjoyed an active lifestyle.  She is an avid runner and tri-athlete having completed several marathons and 70.3 Ironman events.  Martha believes that fitness needs to be a priority in our lives not just for the physical health benefits but also for the emotional benefits.  Whatever your fitness level and goals, Martha wants to help you achieve them for a healthier, happier you.

Tim Palmer - timothy.palmer@wellstar.org
Kennesaw State University /Exercise and Health Science BS
American College of Sports Medicine - Health Fitness Specialist Certification
Tim’s interests vary from sports specific training to weight loss and lean muscle gain.  He believes that exercise is truly a preventative medicine. Tim feels that maintaining a healthy body is a way of life.  It's not only about what you do in the gym, but what you do outside the gym that makes a difference. In addition to his duties as an Exercise Specialist at Health Place, Tim also works as Supervisor for the Fitness Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital.

Megan Teplica - megan.teplica@wellstar.org
Georgia Southern University /Kinesiology
National Council on Strength and Fitness Certified Personal Trainer
Being actively involved in sports at Georgia Southern and the willingness to help others has led her to her career choice. Megan believes that through motivation, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive attitude you can achieve your fitness goals

Jeff Poe - jeffrey.poe@wellstar.org
Georgia State University/Exercise Science
National Council on Strength and FitnessCertified Personal Trainer
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
Jeff is a 31 year veteran of endurance sports.  He has been coaching for 12 years and enjoys individual structure and group activities.  Jeff has found success in Multisports including Sprint distance to Ironman Triathlons, Marathon Swimming, Ultra Marathon Cycling, and Ultrarunning.