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Aaron Grubb, NSCA-CPT
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Aaron is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Aaron is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, as well as Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.
Aaron has amassed a 20+ year career in fitness facility management and personal training. Before joining Advanced Wellness Centre Aaron spent 16 years in Corporate Fitness management. He joined AWC in 2016 with a very specific goal in mind. To build a fitness center and department at AWC that could work in conjunction with a wellness center committed to drug-free solutions for optimal health. One of Aaron's specialties is helping clients recover from back injuries as well as dealing with chronic back problems. Aaron also works with clients to improve athletic performance, weight loss, weight gain, strength improvement, and mobility.
In his free time Aaron enjoys being on the water fishing, weightlifting, football, and anything outdoors.
Fitness Advice from Aaron:
Aaron's Life Rules:
"I enjoy helping people push outside of their comfort zones and discover what they're truly capable of. To reach success in anything there are mental, physical, and emotional battles that must take place. You can't put a price on having someone help you through that process."
Travis Scarborough, NASM, CPT
Travis Scarborough is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. He has worked with hundreds of clients to help them reach their goals, including weight loss and sports performance goals.
With a background in kickboxing, Travis successfully competed in Mixed Martial Arts. During his free time he enjoys traveling, live music, hiking, and anything physically challenging. Travis devotes as much free time as possible to learning the results of the newest research from the fitness industry.
Fitness Advice from Travis:
Travis' Life Rules:
"The most fulfilling part of my job is helping to change the lives of others through fitness. It is a lifelong journey that I am thankful to share with so many. "
Ryan T. Sweeney, CSCS
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University class of 2011 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Ryan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SPC). His previous involvement at VCU RecSports gyms as a personal trainer was an invaluable experience for learning the art and science of motivating athletes. One of Ryan’s specialties is leading group exercise, which he lead for the VCU Athletic Staff. In his free time, he enjoys anything relating to cars, surfing, snowboarding, sailing, hiking, building/fixing things and traveling.
Fitness Advice from Ryan:
Ryan’s Life Rules:
“I enjoy helping people to improve the quality and duration of their life. Seeing people make gains is inspiring and creates a high degree of job satisfaction for me.”
Anne Beattie, ACE, CPT
Anne is a Richmond native and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master’s of Science in Mass Communications. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Radford University. In 2012, she decided to ditch her desk job and pursue her passion for fitness and helping others. Anne acquired her personal trainer certification through ACE and group exercise certification through AFAA. Since then, she has also attained certifications in indoor cycling and Tabata Bootcamp. Anne enjoys one-on-one personal training as well as coaching group exercise classes including spinning, strength, cardio, and HIIT. Specializing in weight and fat loss as well as overall fitness, she really enjoys seeing her clients reach their goals.
During her free time Anne enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports (football is her favorite), working out and keeping up with all the latest fitness trends. She particularly enjoys discovering all the great restaurants in Richmond!
Fitness Advice from Anne:
Anne’s Life Rules:
"The greatest side effects of exercise are health, wellness and improved quality of life. So, why would you not exercise? I seriously have the best job ever...I get to help people improve their fitness level which in turn allows them to enjoy their life to the fullest!"
Travis Scarborough, NASM, CPT