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Janey Walker

Position: Owner & Wellness Coach

Education:

Mississippi University For Women

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

(concentration: Exercise Science & Nutrition)

Fitness Training Experience: 17 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 Fitness Education

  • Yoga Fundamentals
  • Active Aging (50+) Nutrition

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 free day 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.

“Don’t give up what you want most, for what you want now.”

– Richard G. Scott

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Jake Littlefield

Position: Manager & Wellness Coach

Education:

Kennesaw State University – B.S. Business Administration

Fitness Training Experience: 5 years

Certification(s):

International Sports Sciences Association

  • Personal Trainer

American Council on Exercise

  • Behavior Change Specialist

American Council On Exercise

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist

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 here?

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 free day food?

Pizza!

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

I would be a tiger. Orange is my favorite color and I love orange foods.

“Ain’t nothing to it but to do it!”

– Ronnie Coleman

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Gerald L. DeLoach

Position: Assistant Manager & Wellness Coach

Certification(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine – Personal Trainer

Fitness training experience: 3 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

My passion is in motivating people to consistently work towards bettering themselves. Being a personal trainer allows me to do that in one of the most important aspects of your life, your health. We get to help people learn how to become healthier and add years to their life. My favorite moments are when I hear clients who have adopted a healthy lifestyle say how they have encouraged their family members to start working out and eat healthy.

What sets you apart?

I not only focus on helping you reach your goals, but I try to teach you how we get there. If you understand why we’re doing certain exercises, why we’re eating or not eating certain things, then you’re more likely to stick to the plan and reach your goals. More important than hitting a certain number on the scale, I want to teach you a lifestyle.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

The accountability, the team environment, the friendship. . . What’s not to love?

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

My philosophy is to be conscious of your goals, but focus more on establishing the habit and developing a lifestyle of health and fitness. Losing 30 pounds is great, but keeping it off is even more amazing. To sustain and even push past your goals, you have to establish the lifestyle and be consistent.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Besides working out I love spending time with my wife and daughter. I love when people find out I have a daughter because then I usually get to show them pictures of her. Right under that is eating. There’s not many things I enjoy more than a good meal.

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

My wife and I got married in Vegas.

What is your favorite free day food?

Brownies, cake, pie, cinnamon rolls — Any baked sweet that I can find.

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

I would be an eagle. I’m definitely a dreamer, so seeing those powerful birds fly free and as confidently as the king of the sky is inspiring.

“A healthier you is a happier you”

– Anonymous

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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: 4 years

Health Coach Experience: 10 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 free day 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: 5 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 free day 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

Meet The Team

Michelle Melton

Position: Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

Education:

  • University of Southern California – B.S. General Studies
  • University of Southern California – M.A. Education

Certification(s):

  • American Council on Exercise – Group Fitness
  • American Council on Exercise – Personal Training
  • SCW Fitness Education – Kettlebell, Barre

Fitness Training Experience: 4 years

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?

Fitness has always been a passion of mine since childhood, but I know it is not a knack for everyone. I like helping people see the fun in working out. If you can’t have fun, then you won’t stick it to for the long term. I also like pushing people past their own expectations. It brings a smile to my face to see someone do something they told you they couldn’t accomplish, but didn’t realize they could the entire time.

What sets you apart?

I’m going to get you the results I know you can get. You may hate the process, but you’ll love me in the end. Oh, and the fact that I sing along to songs and will dance anytime anywhere, even while training – just being me.

Why do you love working at Studio 348 for women?

Everyone truly cares about each other at Studio 348. This type of culture is rare in the fitness industry. In most places you are just a number, here, you are valued.

What is your health/fitness philosophy?

It’s a lifestyle change: not a quick fix.

What are your hobbies/interests besides working out?

Hanging out with my husband, making playlists, reading, getting better at Spanish, and YouTube.

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

I used to perform in and work for major production companies on national stage plays.

What is your favorite free day food?

Pizza!!!

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

A house cat, because if you think about it they have it made. They are fed, cleaned up after, and their owner is at their beck and call-that’s the life.

“Fitness is not about being better than someone else . . . it’s about being better than you used to be.”

– Anonymous