All staff are Adult First Aid, Environmental Emergencies, Adult/Child CPR, Adult/Child AED, and Infant CPR certified.
Jonathan Logan, Owner
A native of Gaston County, Jonathan grew up playing soccer, baseball, football and even played football and ran track and field in high school. He became a fitness trainer at the local YMCA at 18, and worked there while on holiday from college. During his time at Winston Salem State University he began competition power lifting along with being certified through the International Sports Science Association, and continued his fitness training with staff and fellow students. He also helped develop healthier options for the student cafeteria, working with the fitness director and fellow trainer and training partner. He brings a vast array of knowledge and experience, and is setting new standards for providing elite athletes, athletes, and everyone in the community with cutting edge training and nutritional guidance based on the latest sports science. He has trained many people helping them achieve their goals, improve their performance and ultimately fulfill their dreams and ambitions. He has great expertise in planning and implementing strength and speed programs from aspiring youth athletes to elite professional athletes, helping others implement healthy nutrition, corporate wellness initiatives, and the planning and designing any fitness facility.
After college, however Jonathan began to have his own struggles with weight and fitness. His personal struggle provides him with a unique perspective on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He is excited about fulfilling a life-long dream to open his own club that will allow him to impact others in a positive manner.
Jonathan loves spending time with his loving and supportive wife Amitria and their two son’s Gabriel and Jonah, and cherishes his time with his friends and family.
Adrian Barnett, Fitness Professional
Adrian Barnett grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina where he played a number of sports until his early high school years. After seeing how hard work and dedication can change your body and your state of mind, he was overtaken by the benefits of health and fitness and set out to learn all he could about it. He started at the Stowe Family YMCA as a member of the fitness room staff observing and learning different techniques of weight lifting and cardio fitness. He soon became a Personal Trainer later adding Group Exercise Instruction, Bodybuilding and Power Lifting. Adrian entered and placed in several Renaissance Fitness All Natural Bodybuilding competitions.
“Fitness Training is not only my passion, but it is a way of life and gives me the opportunity to help others reach their fitness goals. No matter your size or age, everyone can live a healthy and fit life.”
When Adrian is not at work or at the gym, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife, Staci of 19 years, his three daughters and 2 year old grandson.
- YMCA-USA Personal Trainer
- Les Mills /Body Training System Certified / Body Pump /Group Ex instructor
- FA/CPR AED Certified Training Instructor
Jordan Chapman, Fitness Professional
Jordan grew up in Mount Holly, N.C, where he was active in sports such as baseball, football, and wrestling. In 2008, he was presented a lifetime achievement award for his involvement in Stanley optimist sports. In high school, he began working for the YMCA, where he worked with children as an afterschool counselor and began expanding his knowledge of health and fitness.
After high school, Jordan began pursuing a career in the entertainment business which is where he discovered his passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. He has competed in amateur bodybuilding and men’s physique competitions and helps others prepare to do the same.
1 John 4:19-20
19We love because he first loved us. 20Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Although I fail to do this sometimes, this verse hits me and truly puts things in to perspective. I want to be this verse in my everyday life, and since I have the privilege of working around people all day, I hope that my life will reflect this verse to others.
Elizabeth Farmwald, Fitness Professional
Originally from Ohio, Elizabeth moved to Charlotte, NC in 2010 where she eventually pursued a career in health and fitness. She attended NPTI (National Personal Training Institute) where she received hands on training and knowledge in the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification program. Elizabeth has been dedicated to health and fitness since overcoming her own struggles with health and weight that had doctors reaching for medication. She knew there was a better, healthier, happier way to live life than to rely on medication. Elizabeth changed her eating habits, and started exercising regularly – her symptoms vanished. Her own personal struggles have turned into her passion to help others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Nelson Hicks, Fitness Professional
Nelson was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. For as long as he can remember, he has always been actively involved in competitive sports. Being an athlete introduced him to the important aspect of training and was pivotal to his success on and off the playing field. He attended Wingate University where he played football, and started a rugby program. He currently plays for the Charlotte Rugby Club. Upon returning home to Charlotte, he took his love of sports and fitness and became a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. He is excited to be a part of the Loray family, impacting the lives of others, and the community of Gaston County.
William B. Miller, Fitness Professional
A retired Army and Iraq veteran, William Miller is from Chesnee, SC and is obsessed with fitness and living a healthier life. His hobbies include motorcycle riding, and working out. He treasures his time and his family.
In his current role as personal trainer, William strives to get the absolute best out of his clients by setting a high, but achievable bar for his clients, and providing education on the field of fitness. He believes it is important to be a role model and to lead by example and motivation is one of his strongest virtues.
“I believe all of life’s challenges are an opportunity for growth. My toughest challenge was completing a 20 year term of the Army. I wanted to quit many times, but if you want something bad enough, you hang in there. Our health is the foundation of everything we do; I believe that our health is important to ourselves, but equally as important to our love ones, as it’s important to be around for them also. Movement is change. Change is life. Movement changes life.”
Personal Trainer Certifications
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
- A.A.S. Health and Fitness Science
LeShea Perkins, Fitness Professional
My relationship with yoga started three short years ago. Yoga immediately became a passion and a lifestyle that I knew I had to share with others.
My intention with my students is to create an atmosphere where you can be strong and weak, opened and exposed, explore new challenges, yet always feel safe.
I consider myself a motivational teacher who gives others confidence in their bodies ability to heal, strengthen and evolve both on and off the yoga mat.
You can expect my class to help you challenge your physical limits, bring you greater knowledge of your body and breath in the poses, and most importantly to laugh and let go. You will leave class feeling strengthened and lengthened and perhaps a bit sore in areas you’ve never felt before. I find challenge, comfort, and joy in my own practice and aim to share that experience with my students.
Taylor Puckett, Fitness Professional
Taylor has been personal training for two years and has been working in gyms and training studios for over five years.
She was born and raised in Mount Holly, NC, and grew up a multi-sport athlete, participating in competitive gymnastics, soccer, golf, swimming, and cross country. During college, Taylor found her appreciation for mental and physical health through working out on her own, coaching competitive gymnastics, and volunteering at an equestrian therapy center for kids. Through these experiences, she decided to dedicate herself to working with as many people as she can, motivating them to become the best versions of themselves.
Personal Trainer Certifications
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
- USAG Certified