Our coaches will help you FEEL Amazing

Meet the team thats dedicated to making your goals a reality.

our story

OUR GOAL

‘Turn YOU into a Kickass 90 Year Old and empower you to do cool stuff along the way!’

HOW DO WE DO THAT?

Simple! We focus on an integrated approach, developing what we call the “5 Pillars of Health.”

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Fitness
  • Mindset
  • Relationships

WE ARE A COACHING BUSINESS

We meet with every one of our members one-on-one every 1-3 months at an ‘athlete check-in’ appointment to measure their progress (Inbody body composition scan, attendance review, goals check in etc.) and write them a new ‘prescription’.

YOUR PRESCRIPTION COULD BE A MIX OF A FEW AWESOME SERVICES:

  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Boot Camp (HIIT)
  • CrossFit
  • Yoga (yin and power)
  • Personal Training
  • Spin

Everyone’s prescription is customized based on our conversation during your appointment. Maybe you have a weight loss goal in which case we could focus on sweating it out in a spin class and working with our registered dietitian. Maybe you want to get stronger and more flexible for golf so you do some personal training and yoga.

Whatever your needs, fitness is potent ‘medicine’!

meet your support team

Locomotion Fit Coach

JAY COHEN

OWNER + CEO + HEAD COACH

BS in Finance / US Marine / CrossFit Level 3 / USA Weightlifting Level 1 / CrossFit Football / CrossFit Barbell / The Ready State Mobility / Aerobic Capacity / Healthy Steps Nutrition / Renaissance Periodization

“Many gyms only work on physical development, but Loco works on developing the whole picture of health. Everyone deserves a place where they feel a sense of belonging; Loco is that place!”

Jay’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Sport-specific training, weightlifting, mindset + adherence, volleyball, meditation, reading

Locomotion Fit Coach

COURTNEY KING

COACH + YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR

PhD in Neuroscience / CrossFit Level 1 / USA Weightlifting
Level 1 / Professional Youth Coach Certification / Certified Trauma Support Specialist / Certified Recovery Coach

“‘You can hit the gym, drink water, eat your veggies and take your vitamins but if you don’t deal with the things going on in your heart and head, you are still unhealthy.’
Loco understands that ‘healthy’ is much deeper than your body composition. The inside is more important than anything.”

Courtney’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Weightlifting, strength + conditioning, working with youth athletes, psychology + mind-body connection, hiking (especially with my dog), gardening, eating cookies with Reid

Locomotion Fit Coach

STEPHEN ELLER

COACH + FINANCE + BOOT CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

BS in Accounting / NASM Personal Trainer

“Loco feels like a family. I was accepted with open arms as a new member, and now I get to do the same as a coach. Helping people reach their PRs/goals and celebrating with them is my favorite feeling!”

Stephen’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Bootcamp+ endurance training, gymnastics, volleyball (8 years of competitive volleyball!), general finance, traveling + exploring

Locomotion Fit Coach

KELLY STEBEN

COACH + MARKETING + ONLINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

MFA in Design / CrossFit Level 1 / Precision Nutrition / Healthy Steps Nutrition / The Ready State Mobility / Functional Range Conditioning Licensed Massage Therapist

“Loco has established a really strong community of support that removes the barriers-to-entry of most gyms, in my opinion. New folks come in and get guidance, support, and friends from day one. It’s pretty incredible and I love being a part of such a holistic model. Loco’s priorities are in the right place.”

Kelly’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Anatomy, mobility + joint dynamics, watching people grow and succeed while having fun, being outside (on, in, or near the water!) my family (including Henry the dog), playing games, reading, learning, cooking, art + design.

Locomotion Fit Coach

CHRISTY MEISTER

COACH + NUTRITION COACH + NUTRITION PROGRAM DIRECTOR + MOMS IN MOTION DIRECTOR

Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Deaf Studies / Collegiate Basketball at the College of the Holy Cross / ACE Fitness + Nutrition Specialty / ACE Personal Trainer / Healthy Steps Nutrition /
Brianna Battles’ Pregnancy and Post-Partum Athleticism Professional

“Locomotion is like the Cheers bar, ‘where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.’ We’re a big family.”

Christy’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
High-intensity interval training, working with pregnant and postpartum women, hiking, kayaking, drinking wine, cooking for my boys

Locomotion Fit Coach

TINA PLEMMONS

COACH + PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM COACH

Doctorate of Pharmacy with Global Health concentration / Clinical Pharmacy Specialist / Residency Program Director at the VA / CrossFit Level 1 / USA Weightlifting Level 1 / Brianna Battles’ Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Professional

“The community of Loco is my favorite aspect; it makes me look forward to coaching and attending classes the most! I place high priority on quality, functional movement, which is a defining principle of our gym.”

Tina’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Weightlifting, fitness for pregnant + recently postpartum moms, prevention of chronic disease with diet + exercise, podcasts, writing, trying to make my dogs instagram famous, my new baby!

Locomotion Fit Coach

ANGIE HOPE

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

BS in Business Administration with concentration in Management / MBA in progress / CrossFit Level 1

“Loco is a dream come true! It’s not one of those gyms where people simply use equipment and then leave. It’s a beautiful community focused on helping people be healthier in every aspect of their lives, one day at a time.”

Angie’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Learning to coach! Translating mobility to everyday life, obstacle course racing, traveling, hand-lettering, spending time with my husband and dog

Locomotion Fit Coach

AMBER BUTLER

COACH + CYCLING PROGRAM DIRECTOR

NASM Personal Trainer / NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
/ Team ICG Indoor Cycling / Les Mills RPM / Body Combat
/ Body Pump / Body Flow / Grit / Silver Sneakers

“Locomotion has the motto of making kick ass 90 year olds! I’m right in sync with that mission as a coach. I’ve been a group fitness manager and a fitness director for a very large gym since 2014.
I’ve seen countless people searching for change but coming up short of their goals for change. I choose to Coach for Locomotion because it’s an inclusive environment where you can be supported to make lasting sustainable change to become the best evolution of yourself!”

Amber’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Silver Medalist in Masters Olympic Lifting, wife + mom of two children, songwriter + novice acoustic guitar player; I was a front woman in a rock band in my not so distant past, I love writing songs with my husband and taking hikes with my kids and our puppy Peanut!

ERICA NICOLI

CYCLING COACH

BS in Business Administration with Concentration in Marketing + Minor in Communications / AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor/Les Mills BodyStep AIM 1/Team ICG, MYRIDE/Les Mills GRIT/Les Mills BodyCombat/Les Mills BodyPump/Silver Sneakers/BARRE Above

“Being a part of something where you are recognized as more than just a face, but as a person with unique talents, needs, goals, and contributions is so important. Locomotion is that place that acknowledges, accepts and encourages you to be your ultimate best, not just at the gym, but in every part of your life!”

Erica’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Group fitness + helping people feel stronger and more energized! Being a mom to my two children + new mom to my adopted greyhound ex-racer, traveling with my family, yard work, working on house projects with my husband, being a bookworm at heart, learning how to use a sewing machine!

Locomotion Fit Coach

NIKKI INGLESBY

YOGA TEACHER

200hr RYT / 300hr RYT [both through Awakened Life School of Yoga / 25hr Yin Certification through MAHA Retreats / 25hr Kids Yoga Certification through Kidding Around Yoga / Reiki level 1 + 2

“I love the vibe at Loco. I felt super comfortable the first time I met and spoke with Jay and have had the same experience meeting the other coaches. The sense of community and wanting to actually know what I’m about is real.”

Nikki’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Excited to try other Loco classes! Otherwise, being outside, going to the beach, hiking, fresh air! A sucker for some good red wine too

HALEY KRAMER

YOGA TEACHER

BS in Business + MBA / 200hr Baptiste Yoga Certification

“Loco not only focuses on the fitness but the lifestyle of its members. Joining this team is not only making me excited teach yoga but also to be apart of this community.”

Haley’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Running all over Charleston, eating at fabulous restaurants, drinking at microbreweries, hanging out with my husband, coaching club volleyball

Coach Mollie

MOLLIE RHETT

COACH + SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

BS Information Science & Technology / CrossFit Level 1 / CrossFit Scaling Certificate / CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate

“What I love about Loco is that you can truly come as you are. We practice what we preach in that it is a place for everybody. If you show up and do the work inside the gym, you’ll start to see improvement in areas of your life outside of the gym. To me, this is the purest form of self-care there is!”

Mollie’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Olympic weightlifting, hypertrophy training, spending time with her husband & 3 boys (ages 13, 11, and 8 months), backpacking, camping, hiking, visiting National Parks – really anything outdoors! Travelling is also at the top of the list. (So far, Cuba is her favorite destination!)

Coach Kristen

KRISTEN NOOE

COACH

BS Sociology with a minor in Nonprofit Management / CrossFit Level 1/ CrossFit Spot the Flaw Certificate / CrossFit Dumbbells Certificate

“My favorite thing about being part of the Loco family is that we truly do offer an intimidation-free program. We preach focusing on making our lives healthier and happier outside of the gym instead of worrying about 6-pack abs and a 300lb deadlift, and it’s helping to change my perspective on health and fitness.”

Kristen’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Any type of gymnastic movements, but handstand push-ups are definitely her favorite, cooking, spending time with her dogs (and cats when they grace her with their presence), trying to keep succulents alive and being outdoors.

Coach Jacob

JACOB THORNTON

COACH

USAW-L1/ NSCA-CPT

“Being a part of Locomotion feels truly special and that’s no accident. Every member of the staff has the clear goal of creating a true second home for all of the members that trust them with something as valuable as their health and fitness”

Jacob’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Outside of the gym he enjoys competing. He’s done several weightlifting competitions and is now focusing more on CrossFit as of late. He loves spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Francis. And of course, getting into the outdoors in the beautiful Lowcountry.

Coach Kayla

KAYLA FITZGERALD

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian/Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor/Two-Brain Nutrition Coach

“Locomotion Fitness is starting what will be a huge shift in how the fitness industry approaches nutrition. Most nutrition programs at gyms promise quick results from restrictive diets. Although the results are achieved quickly they are usually not long-lived and actually end up being more harmful to your health. I am so excited to be a part of a gym that cares enough about its members to help them achieve long-term health.”

Kayla’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Helping people improve their relationship with food & body; running; anything that involves the water (SUP and fishing); camping, hunting, reading, spending time with my family, being outside

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