Our Trainers

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At ARC, our goal is to get you involved in an active and effective program that allows you to make the most of your time with us. We know you want results and we want to help you achieve your goals. Our personal training staff is nationally certified, experienced and caring individuals who enjoy helping others reach their potential. From the moment you are a member, we are working to get you involved and we start with a complimentary fitness assessment or consultation. We will be your guide through your very first workout here, answer your questions, and make sure you feel at home.

Our Fitness Trainers

KimKim Boose

My fitness philosophy is to have a positive attitude and to reach out to all fitness levels and ages. A sensible, safe, hard-working and fun approach to exercise is always my focus. I am passionate about teaching fitness whether it’s through personal training one-on-one or working with a room full of members in a group class setting. Exercise is a stress reliever, it is therapeutic, energizing, and should make you feel good.
Certifications: AFFA Certified in Kick-boxing, Primary Group Exercise, Personal Training, Mat Science 1 & 2(Pilates) and Advanced Personal Training.
Specialties: Kick-boxing, indoor cycling, boot camp, circuit intervals and anything having to do with core work.
Contact: kimboose@yahoo.com or 828-775-4569

KathyKathy Cardillo

I started my career over 20 years ago as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in Florida at some of the most recognized resorts, spas, and fitness centers. When I moved to Asheville I took over the position of fitness coordinator, personal trainer and fitness instructor at the Grove Park Inn. I stayed there for 5 years before leaving to work at Southeastern Fitness and Rehabilitation. Working with physical therapist has taught me a lot about rehab and injury prevention. My continued commitment to fitness enables me to develop programs to fit the individuals needs as well as keeping pace with any new fitness trends.
Certifications: ACE personal trainer, AFFA group fitness, yoga fit, BodyPump and post rehab specialist for older adults, spinning, kickboxing and silver sneakers.
Specialties: functional training, injury prevention, senior fitness, and group fitness do with core work.
Contact: kitkatwnc@bellsouth.net or 828-273-2135

AmyAmy Land

I grew up on the tennis courts in Dallas, Texas and played competitively for years along with other sports. After earning my Bachelors degree from Texas A &M University in Science Education along with a teaching degree, I have now fully fused my love of teaching with science and sports/fitness. A local physical therapist has taught me how to specifically train and help a very wide range of people, from those with chronic ailments to elite athletes. I have had the privilege of also working with NFL and NBA speed and agility coaches, which makes me realize how much more I can learn as a teacher. I have a passion for post-rehab with experience training hip replacement, knee replacement, spinal fusion, chemotherapy, arthritis, neuropathy, and others. Teenagers also have a special place in my heart. My husband and I have been working with teenagers for over 20 years. I would be excited to be your trainer! I have a lot of experience (and continually learning) and passion not just for training, but for people. I really want to help you achieve your body, health and life goals.
Certifications: I have special certifications with the NSCA-CSCS and IYCA.
Contact: Trainwithamy.com, Amyland@gmail.com, 828-335-5598

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An Asheville transplant since age 9, Ariel Sanders was head personal trainer during her time at UNC-Chapel Hill, gaining know-how and proficiency teaching specialty group fitness classes such as TRX and high intensity boot camps. Ariel has a holistic approach to fitness. Her philosophy is to cultivate a balanced and agile body, incorporating the most effective elements from an assortment of fitness regimens to sculpt and strengthen the body. Meticulous about proper form, she teaches her clients how to move with grace and fluidity. She designs fun, safe, and creative programs for all ages and fitness abilities, but specializes in body sculpting, weight loss, athletic performance and youth development. Since childhood, Ariel practiced numerous sports including rock climbing, fencing, hockey and tennis, while dancing ballet from a young age. Her experience engaging in a wide array of sporting activities brought with it the enthusiasm to seek greater knowledge on sports conditioning and training.  AFAA certified, she currently whips her dedicated clients into peak shape at the Asheville Racquet Club in South Asheville.

Certifications: AFAA Personal Training, and TRX.
Contact:  buffluvfitness@gmail.com or call/text 828-273-8337

BeateBeate Mark-Madden, ARC Personal Training Team Leader

As a former competitive athlete and sports coach for over 25 years I believe in optimizing personal fitness and athleticism by providing individualized training after a thorough assessment. Working with physical therapists for years has provided me with knowledge to rehabilitate as well as prevent injuries. As Exercise Specialist of the Diabetes Health and Education Center at Mission Hospital, I consulted with patients of different metabolic diseases, taught diabetes and hypertension classes concerning the role of exercise for those and other diseases. Having facilitated weight loss classes for the past 15 years with a consistent high success rate in losing and maintaining weight, I feel comfortable to find a solution for your quest for an optimal wellness state.

Certifications: AAFA’s Mat Science II (Pilates), Yogafit’s Level 2 and Seniors Yoga and AFFA Certified Personal Trainer, Touch for Health certified, various certifications in nutrition.
Specialties: Helping clients to reach their goals, sport specific and functional training for all ages, injury prevention and rehab; facilitating weight loss and working with special population (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol etc.)
Contact: beatemarkmadden@bellsouth.net or call 828-458-6300.

IMG_0071 (1)Brittney Baldwin

Brittney Baldwin has been teaching group fitness classes at ARC for the past two years. She is an Asheville lover and native. She has a bachelors in Health and Wellness Promotion from University of North Carolina at Asheville, a minor in Spanish, extensive medical training, and a certification to teach multiple fitness courses as well as a Personal Training certification through AFAA. She loves people, outdoors, and anything involving fun. Brittney is certified as a as a CNA 1 and CNA 2, licensed medical assistant, and personal safety expert. Brittney loves to motivate herself and her clients by pushing them and educating them for success and positive lifestyle changes. Positivity, encouragement, and being confident in one’s self, mind and body are all part of Brittney’s big picture. Brittney encourages you to allow her to tour you around the gym and attend one free personal training orientation. Through positivity and determination any dream can be obtained. No matter your level or fitness expertise we will work together to obtain your optimal fitness goals.
Certifications: AFAA Personal Training, CNA 1, CNA 2, Licensed Medial Assistant
Specialties: Athletic conditioning, core strength, pre and post natal.
Contact: baldwin_brittney@yahoo.com or call 828-450-4296

IMG_4323 (1)Lexi Diyeso

As your fitness coach and personal trainer, I am committed to your success in your health and fitness goals. I have trained my whole life, playing various competitive sports including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and softball. I am a former Division I Collegiate Athlete with a passion for coaching individuals and groups through rigorous workouts with a focus on correct form and movement. I know that hard work, focus, dedication,and motivation are keys to success, and having the right coach is paramount. In my free time I am mom to three beautiful active boys, a loving labrador retriever, and a Mobile Boutique owner, Hazel Twenty.
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Certification, ACSM Personal Trainer Certification, Lululemon Ambassador.
Contact: lexi@hazeltwenty.com

Lizzy Zima

Lizzy Zima is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, yoga teacher, and life & relationship coach. She brings her warmth, enthusiasm and positive outlook on life to support her clients in reaching their goals and creating fulfillment in all areas of their life.  She views all of life as interconnected and approaches wellness from a holistic perspective taking into account each clients physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and occupational well being.  For her, fitness is about feeling great in your body so that you can enjoy your life fully. It’s not about pain and suffering, in fact that is exactly the model that we are letting go of, in order to step into a life of ease, grace, strength, flexibility, and JOY.  Her goal is to support people in reaching a state of THRIVING, which she believes is each person’s birth rite.
Certifications: AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
Specialties: Deep Core Stability, Functional Fitness for all ages, Yoga, Pilates, Malfascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy using ball rolling and foam rollers, Holistic Wellness, Teen Empowerment, and Post Natal Recovery.
Contact: lizziogas@gmail.com

Matt Cmatt-clarklark

Certifications: B.S. – Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Certified Personal Trainer – NFPT, Group Exercise Instructor – Silver Sneakers, Army Physical Fitness Master
Specialties: Specializing in Training Programs: Weight Loss, Toning, Multiple Sports, Suspension Training, Flexibility, Post-Injury Recovery, Prosthetic Training, Military Physical Test Preparation, Adolescent Training, Bodybuilding and Power lifting.
Contact:  mattormat@yahoo.com/ 727-560-3419

leah-brennan-1Leah Brennan

Leah trains with the philosophy that fitness is a lifelong journey.  She will meet you on your path.  With Leah’s coaching, you will develop a personalized workout program and healthier eating strategies to enhance your strength and energy. She specializes in strength training with an emphasis on having fun in the gym.
Certifications: ACE certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor
Contact: leahmriley@yahoo.com  / 724-678-0479

Michelle StanleyMichelle Stanly

Certifications: Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, through National Academy of Sports Medicine & a Level 1 Trigger Point Therapy Specialist.
Specialties: Michelle will asses your biomechanics, and correct muscle imbalances, so you can exercise pain free. She believes in functional movement, core strength and balance training. She also specializes in strength training, senior training, and agility training
Contact: 828.250.3110/ livewellfitness@gmail.com