The training philosophy at the Sports Center is simple but effective. Eat right, put in the work and occasionally reward yourself and you will be successful. There are no magic formulas, pills or fad diets that will ever work as well as a long-term commitment to a balanced strategy of exercise and proper nutrition. Our training staff is here to guide you and support you through your own individual plan. We have years of experience and incredibly talented staff.
We require that our trainers have an exercise related to degree and /or Personal Training Certification, in addition to continuing education classes. We take a scientific approach to your success and working with a trainer will ensure more consistent results. Everyone can benefit from the accountability and positive motivation that comes with working with a trainer.
Grant Kelley is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Growing up Grant played baseball and football at the varsity level while working with several strength and fitness coaches in order to maximize his potential and athleticism on the field. While training in high school, Grant was able to shadow and assist trainers at Global Baseball Development Group in Beaufort, NC that specialized in sports specific strength and conditioning for Baseball and Softball players of all ages.
Grant then went on to play four years of collegiate baseball and graduated from Greensboro College with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. In 2012, after college he pursued his passion in athletics and fitness at Proehlific Park in Greensboro Nc. There he was able to work with a diverse group of people from adult clients looking to loose weight and become healthier to collegiate and professional athletes looking to perform better at the next level of their sport. With his great personality, Grant has an unique way to meet his clients at their own level.
Brittany is originally from Buffalo, NY where she received a Master's of Science in Health and Human Performance with a specialization in Strength and Conditioning. Within that program she had the opportunity to work with cardiac patients, high school, college and professional athletes and aided in facilitating the NHL combine in 2016. She has worked in the industry for over 8 years and has worked with a diverse population of clients on achieving their goals of fat loss, muscle gain and a better quality of life.
She specializes in strength specific sports and is a competitive powerlifter in USA Powerlifting herself. She offers programming, meet prep and meet day handling for beginner and advanced powerlifters alike. Brittany has experience working with bodybuilders, powerlifters and those just looking to get into better shape. She enjoys helping people reach new levels in their fitness journey in a healthy, balanced, sustainable way. Brittany believes that fitness should fit into and enhance your quality of life, rather than take away from it.
Ashlyn has earned her B.S. in Kinesiology from Indiana University and a Certification in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She has played volleyball for 9 years, traveling the country to compete in many different tournaments. In her time in the fitness industry she has had the opportunity to train and work with a wide variety of general population clients aiding in fat loss and mobility, as well as athletes of all age groups. She specializes in volleyball conditioning and SAQ’s and has aided in facilitating many volleyball camps for kids throughout her years in high school. In college she was an assistant coach at The Academy Volleyball Club in Indianapolis and coached positional’s for libero’s and defensive specialists. Ashlyn’s mission and commitment here at Sports Center is to help members meet their fitness and wellness potential.
Taylor earned her B.S. in Public Health Education with a minor in Nutrition and Wellness from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a Certification in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She did competitive cheerleading for 10 years, traveling and competing all over NC, SC, and FL. In high school she helped coach youth cheerleading at her local gym, Crystal Coast All-Stars, and was on the Varsity Cheerleading team at West Carteret as a freshman. In college, she gained her first certification with group exercise, coaching mainly bootcamps and strength training classes. Being a trainer since 2016, she is very diverse in her ability to meet clients’ needs. Whether fat loss, strength, flexibility, stamina, or simply an improved overall lifestyle, her main focus is to always help the client meet their individual fitness goal(s). Personally she loves weightlifting, yoga, and long low-intensity walks. Taylor believes that exercise is a celebration of what your body can achieve, rather than a punishment. Exercise should be fun and engaging, and Taylor makes that her top mission during any training session.
Alana was born and raised outside of Boston, however moved to eastern North Carolina in
1992. A graduate of ECU, Alana received her BS in Child and Family studies and has lived in
Morehead City since 1997. A mom to two grown children Alana is no stranger to fitness. Alana
has competed in and finished 2 Half
Ironmans, 3 body building competitions ( all after the age of 40) and many other races and
competitions in between! After many years in the fitness field Alana earned her Personal
Training, Group Fitness, and Cycle certifications. As an older woman, and navigating “fitness
and aging”. Alana’s passions are for helping middle aged women find their “why?” again and
giving all the tools to live their best life in and out of the gym.