Introducing the Locomotion Fitness Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

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

Simple! We focus on an integrated approach, developing what we call the “5 Pillars of Health.”
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Fitness
  • Mindset
  • Relationships

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

  • 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’!

Our Professional Coaches

Jay Cohen coach at Locomotion Fitness

Jay Cohen


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

Stephen Eller coach at Locomotion Fitness

Stephen Eller


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

Kayla Fitzgerald coach at Locomotion Fitness

Kayla Fitzgerald


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

Mike Martino


NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)/USA Weightlifting Level-1 Performance Coach
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level-1/Mike Boyle CFSC Level-1/CrossFit Level-1/USAG Gymnastics Level 1
EDUCATION/Master of Science: Physical Education & Health Education K-12
(Brooklyn College)
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology
(State University of New York College at Cortland)

What I enjoy about Loco is that we’re giving people of all levels and backgrounds the knowledge and tools to make lifelong changes in their body, mind, and overall well-being. We also realize that there is no “one size fits all” approach to wellness and we treat each member as the individual that they are.

My favorite barbell movement is the thruster and my favorite gymnastics movement is the handstand pushup. Least favorite would be the bike by far.
Outside the gym I enjoy everything about the beach. Surfing, swimming, spikeball…all of it.

Katie Flaherty


CrossFit Level 1 / NASM Certified Nutrition Coach / NASM Certified Personal Trainer / PRO-Natal (Pre & Post) Fitness Level 1 / USA Weightlifting Level 1

What I love about Loco is the shared desire to improve all aspects of life, not just the fitness part. Everyone that I’ve met is hungry to make changes and so open to learning. It feels like a family and there’s something extremely comforting about that. I am so excited to be a part of this community!

Katie’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym: Absolutely love gymnastics movements – TTB are my favorite and getting to do things like Handstand Walks make me feel like a kid all over again! Aside from the gym, I love being outdoors, especially spending time getting some sun at the beach. I also enjoy exploring Indian food/pizza/ice cream places and chilling with my two dogs, Charlie and Molly.

Adam "Jamo" Jamieson


Crossfit Level 1
Education/Master of Science: Sports and Health Science (American Military University)

What I enjoy about Loco is that it offers a professional environment to help others cultivate the tools and experience necessary to make positive and rewarding changes. Being under one roof that offers group class, personal training, yoga, spin and nutrition is so cool to me!

My favorite movement is the double kettlebell swing and my favorite gymnastic movement is all of them. Outside of the gym, I enjoy adventure walks with my dog named Ross.

Samantha Dupree


USA Weightlifting L1
CF L1 Trainer
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise as medicine

What I enjoy about Loco is that it offers members everything. We have nutrition coaching, personal training, and a wide variety of group classes that members have the choice to utilize. It provides members with all of the resources they need with the best staff to deliver those resources. I also love the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of everyone in the gym each and every day.

My favorite barbell movement is the squat snatch and my favorite gymnastics movement are handstands. Least favorite movement would be wall balls.

Outside the gym I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs, reading, and relaxing at the beach.




200 YTT Baptiste Power Yoga / Bachelors in Studio Art from the College of Charleston

“I wanted to work at Locomotion because I knew it would change my life for the better. I felt welcomed with open arms to this community of members and coaches!”

Jess’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
Running outside or pretty much anything outdoors, hanging out with my boyfriend and all of our pets (3 cats and a dog), painting, and drawing.


200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher

“Health and wellness is my passion. Yoga has helped me gain a further awareness of my body and mind. Through strength work, breath to body movement, and introspection, yoga gives us an incredible opportunity to identify our habits of mind while accessing muscle groups we don’t often activate. I’m excited to share my knowledge and passion with the Locomotion Fitness community!”

Jess’s passions + interests, inside + outside the gym:
When not on my mat, you can find me in CrossFit, boot camp, or walking around the Circle! I recently moved from Fredericksburg, VA; let me know your favorite food places around town. I love some good local grub!

Haley Kramer coach at Locomotion Fitness

Haley Kramer


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

Erica Nicoli coach at Locomotion Fitness

Erica Nicoli


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!

Our Founder

Jay Cohen owner of Locomotion Fitness

Jay Cohen

I moved from Boston to claim the title of United States Marine in Beaufort, SC. After the Marine Corps I attended the College of Charleston, graduated in 2014, and have been the conductor of Locomotion Fitness ever since. I believe EVERY BODY should have the opportunity to get fit and stay healthy.

I’ve been coaching for over a decade and believe in a holistic approach to fitness. Exercise is only one of five pillars we focus on at Locomotion Fitness. Here we train the physical, mental, and emotional self, because I believe a six-pack won’t provide a more fulfilling life.

I lead a team of highly qualified coaches and amazing humans who use a variety of approaches to connect with their clients on a deeply personal level. Our goal is to help you achieve yours, one step at a time!