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Janey Walker

Position: Owner & Wellness Coach

Education:

Mississippi University For Women

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • M.S. Public Health

(Concentration: Exercise Science & Nutrition)

Fitness Training Experience: 18 years

Certification(s):

  • American Council On Exercise
    • Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, Lifestyle Coach
  • Athletics & Fitness Association Of America
    • Personal Fitness Trainer, Certification Specialist
  • SCW Yoga Instructor

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I had a personal trainer who helped me lose 65 pounds. As I was losing weight and gaining confidence, I realized I found the key to successful weight management. I did not like that the key was consistent exercise, clean eating, and caring accountability. But after trying all other methods of weight loss unsuccessfully, I accepted that this was the only way to keep the weight off. Honestly, I wish I had known and accepted this years before. Because of that, I decided I was going to help people lose weight the right way, the sustainable way. No fads, quick fixes, or false hope. It comes from changing your habits and living healthy, not yo-yo dieting and intermittent exercise. I wanted to deliver that message to everyone who was struggling with their weight and help them achieve their goals for life.

What sets you apart?

I’m real. I fight the food battle everyday. Sometimes the fried chicken wins – but I never give up. I am the personal trainer who has a personal trainer. Without accountability, you can find me sitting on the couch with nachos, not working out or eating kale salads. I get it.

Why do you love working here?

I love that we can provide each woman with a team of fitness professionals to help her. I enjoy the people I work with and feel that we have created a really special place where women can get the caring accountability they need to succeed. Most of all, I love seeing women get happier and healthier because of the positive changes they have made. For me, this is a calling – not a job.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

The 3 C’s – Consistent Exercise, Clean Eating, and Caring Accountability Once you accept that this is what it takes for life, it becomes less of a chore and starts to mold into your daily routine as how you live – not just something you did for a little while.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Taking classes. In the past three years, I have passed 4 levels of improv comedy classes and completed 40 weeks of American Sign Language classes.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

I’m a cat lady.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Batter and condiments – I like anything fried and dipped in sauce.

If you could be any animal what would it be? Why?

An owl- because I’m a hoot.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Ganghi

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Jake Littlefield

Position: Manager and Wellness Coach

Education: Kennesaw State University – B.S. Business Administration

Certification(s):

  • International Sports Science Association – Personal Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise
    • Fitness Nutrition
    • Behavior Change Specialist

Fitness Training Experience: 6 years

Why did you decide to become a Personal Trainer?

I have always had a passion for working out and staying active. I liked the idea of helping others live a healthy lifestyle. While I was a student at KSU, I got the opportunity to train a lady for a semester. From that point on, I knew that I wanted a career in helping women achieve their health and fitness goals. I find it very rewarding to see a woman reach a goal she once thought was unobtainable.

What sets you apart?

I believe in open and honest communication. I do my best to truly understand where each woman is coming from to ensure I take the best approach in helping her achieve her goals. Every session, I try to get every woman closer to where she wants to be and make Studio 348 the best part of her day.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for Women?

This place is special. There is nothing else like the culture we have created here. We truly get to know each lady and work to figure out what motivates her. I am certain that Studio 348 is the best place for a woman to reach her goals because we offer a complete program with weight training, cardio, nutrition, and most importantly – accountability. As a team, we are always trying to improve ourselves and our program.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

Our abilities are relatively fixed but our effort is not. Hard work pays off, and at the end of the day, it’s up to you if it’s worth fighting for. No one can force you to change unless you are truly ready yourself.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Being able to hangout with friends on the weekend and taking mini road trips. I love to do anything outdoors.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

I like Rap music better than Country music.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Pizza

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

I would be a tiger because they are strong and independent.

“Ain’t nothing to it but to do it!”

– Ronnie Coleman

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Susana Hoffman

Position: Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

Education:

Florida State University – B.S. Marketing & Multinational Business

Certification(s):

  • American Council On Exercise – Personal Trainer
  • National Institute Of Health – Health Coach

Fitness Training Experience: 5 years

Health Coach Experience: 11 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I lost over 30 pounds, and the transformation had such a positive impact on my life as a whole — not just physical. It was then I discovered my passion to help others and strive for optimal health. I transformed again after joining Studio 348 as a client. Then I discovered an even better approach to “real world” coaching to inspire and empower women to create health in their lives.

What sets you apart?

I became a trainer at 39, so my perspective is different than someone who studied and/or became certified early on in their career. My ability to communicate and relate to other women helps me connect on a personal level and I truly feel that I not only sympathize but empathize with them.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

My favorite thing about my job is the relationships and friendships I build each day with the women I train and the people I work with. Studio 348 is special because we EMPOWER women. We don’t tear them down, we lift them up. We elevate them so they can succeed in their health goals. Our program and its 3 components set the stage, but how we treat our clients is what makes us unique. We are a family and community; we build trust and camaraderie and we value each woman. We are genuinely passionate about who we are and what we do—that is evident to anyone who joins.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

One’s fitness goals should be personal and individual to themselves. You have to know where you are to know and understand where you want/need to be. Achieving fitness and health means being honest with yourself about what you truly desire. Know your “why”! Life and health is about balance—physically, emotionally and financially. Exercise is important, but healthy eating is the key to a healthy body and healthy life. I believe healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle is achievable in the “real world” without deprivation. I want to coach and teach women that health is feasible and that they can and will reach their goals successfully.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

I am an avid reader. Additionally, I like to drink wine and pet my dogs…

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

When I was a child, I lived on a ranch in Paraguay. Nomadic Indians, called the Guarani Indians, lived on the ranch (it was well over 2000 acres) in teepees. I got to know many of them and played with their children. Incidentally, I learned their language and was fluent until I moved back to the States and grew older.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Bread, cheese, chocolate and wine in any combination.

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

I would be a horse. They are majestic and gentle, strong and incredibly intuitive. My favorite smell in the whole world is the way a horse smells after a long ride.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Leon Allen Jr.

Position: Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

Education:

  • Valdosta State University – B.S. Exercise Physiology
  • Georgia State University – M.S. Exercise Physiology – pursuing

Certification(s):

  • American College of Sports Medicine – Health Fitness Specialist
  • Pursuing American Council On Exercise – Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Fitness Training Experience: 6 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I have been involved with sports and fitness all of my life. It has helped me stay strong and healthy. I have always been fascinated with figuring out how to improve my physical performance through nutrition and exercise. When I started helping others do the same, I knew I had found my place. I love helping people improve and change their lives in ways they never imagined.

What sets you apart?

Definitely my personality and southern gentlemen’s charm. My combined education and experience allow me to work with diverse populations and adapt to the needs of each client. I love seeing the ladies come in after a long day and leave smiling!!

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

This is the greatest program on the planet. It ensures the woman safety, love, accountability, great workouts, and a family oriented environment. We back our facility with world class training. We encourage our women to have fun while reaching their maximum potential.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

Everything we put in our bodies must be nutritious and safe.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

I love cars, especially working on my Mustangs.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

I enjoy 70’s groove music.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Fried chicken wings & sweet potato pie.

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

I would be a pigeon because I could freelance on all the food dropped at the park.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing what your trainer told you to do the first time!”

– Anonymous

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Nick Eagle

Position: Personal Trainer

Education:

  • University of Alabama – Exercise Science; specialized in Human Performance and Health Promotion

Certification(s):

  • National Federation of Personal Trainers, DMC – Renegade Training

Fitness Training Experience: 8 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I experienced the benefit of an active lifestyle and the power of being able to improve oneself. Dealing with back injuries and learning how important our bodies really are to our quality of life was another part of my own journey. Fitness is getting more popular everyday (and for good reason) and I knew I could help people and also do something I felt was important and that I believed in.

What sets you apart?

I’m not afraid to be myself and show people I love and care. Good people appreciate other good people, so there’s no reason to hold back.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

When I got to spend my first few moments at Studio 348 I didn’t know what to expect. Very soon I realized how special of a place Studio 348 is. People are happy to be here when they walk in the door and see their friends! And they’re always happier when they walk out! It is the ideal environment to better yourself. People care about each other here, something that is harder to find everyday. If there is one thing I realized in my first two weeks it is: when you join Studio 348 you’re joining a family.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

Long term consistency > Short term intensity

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Following SEC Football, NFL, and NBA. I also like learning new music, culture, and inspiring ideas from others.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

My Father was a fighter pilot in the Air Force for 30 years and retired as a colonel. He flew 100 missions in Vietnam before he could return home.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Pizza or BBQ.

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

A dolphin. They can communicate with each other and I’d enjoy exploring the wonders of the ocean (minus the sharks).

“Just do it!”

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Jumaane Palmer

Position: Personal Trainer

Education:

  • Florida State University – B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Certification(s):

  • International Sports Sciences Association
    • Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Cancer Exercise Training Institute
    • Cancer Exercise Specialist

Fitness Training Experience: 21 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I have always enjoyed being physically fit and realized that I had developed a passion to help others become physically fit while in college. Since then, I have helped hundreds of clients attain their fitness goals.

What sets you apart?

What sets me apart, is that I have a versatile training approach that allows me to meet each client where they are currently. With multiple training certifications under my belt, I am qualified to train a variety of clients from various backgrounds including cancer patients, athletes, weight loss, and other special populations groups.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

I love working at Studio 348 because it feels like family. Everyone from the staff down to all of our clients just feels like an extended family all working together to reach a common goal while having some good times along the way.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

My personal philosophy stems from a famous line from one of my favorite movies Shawshank Redemption. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” Meaning, regardless of what life’s obstacles may be thrown at you, never stop being active and allow yourself to stop living. Our bodies live to move and the moment we stop, is the moment we start to die.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Right now I am an aspiring professional golf athlete so I am always practicing. When I’m not working on my golf game, I enjoy working out, volunteering my services to cancer patients, playing other sports, writing poetry, and spending time with my 6yr old son.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

I’m not just a typical sports jockey but I was also the first black valedictorian of my high school.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Fried seafood and gelato. Lots of gelato!

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

If I could be any animal, I would be a panther because they are strategic, fast, and one of the most powerful leaders in the wildlife community.

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”

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Kevin Burnham

Position: Personal Trainer

Education:

  • Studying Exercise Science at Kennesaw State University

Certification(s):

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Total Resistance Exercise
    • Suspension Training Course, Group Training Course, Sports Medicine Course

Fitness Training Experience: 3 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

I was highly unmotivated as a high school student. Junior year I had a weight training coach who had his CPT. I borrowed his book (700+ pages) and read it twice. It was the first book I fully read in high school. It didn’t take much to realize that it was something I was passionate about. I love working with people and helping them achieve their fitness goals, so the profession fits!

What sets you apart?

I have worked with a wide array of clients. I’ve trained middle school and high school Cross country teams, student athletes at Kennesaw State University, geriatric populations, and spent a large amount of time shadowing the Physical Therapy profession. From 1-on-1 training to group exercise classes of 50+ people, I’ve learned that everyone is different but I have the experience to customize the perfect workout for each person.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

From the second I walked in, I felt part of a family. Everyone is so fun and energetic, and I think to stick with fitness you have to enjoy what you do. Everyone here definitely enjoys what they do.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

Have fun with it! Simple, fitness should be enjoyable. People typically don’t stick with unenjoyable for too long, and fitness requires commitment.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

If I’m not working out, I’m learning about it. I typically study with my cat. I love to ride my motorcycle around town, talk to myself or sing out loud in the streets. I also like going to the shooting range. I love music, playing the guitar, and piano. I use music to connect with myself and the things around me.

What is something that not a lot of people know about you?

I play the guitar, piano, drums and ukulele.

What is your favorite indulgence food?

Pizza . . . love pizza.

If you could be any animal, what would it be? Why?

A puppy. They have so much energy, they always seem so happy and playful. I’d like to have that consistent view on life.

“If you live your life believing that the past will repeat itself, you will never enjoy everything your future has to hold.”

– Kev