About Our Trainers

 

 

Meet the Trainers of Rapid Results Personal Training :

All trainers hold Personal Training certifications as well as advanced trainer practicum certifications including 4 to nine months of intensive training in client injury training, program design, group class instruction, advanced sports training, and body shaping.

 

 

LaurieAnn- 45- Advanced Trainer/Owner

DSC04028_2_2I hold certifications through ACE and the National Health Club Association and have been training for 20 years with experience in strength and conditioning training, weight loss, extreme weight loss ,bodyshaping, athletic endurance training and sports training . I also have 15 years of experience in post rehab training in many areas including injuries of the knee, hip, spine, shoulder, foot, ankle as well as pre and post natal, and total knee, hip and shoulder replacement post rehabs. I love a CHALLENGE as it is what encourages minds and hearts to thrive!  I also love the opportunity to better someones health and change their life and future FOREVER!

I also have certifications in stretch therapy, group exercise instruction including: Kettlebell, Boot Camp, Fitboxing, Advanced Abdominal Training and Cross Training and Pump and Grind and have been teaching these classes for over 15 years at several gyms across Atlanta prior to opening Rapid Results Personal Training first PRIVATE facility!

I have advanced nutrition counseling  for weight loss experience and have helped hundreds to create a proper program for nutrition that has helped them to lose and then maintain their weight!

I have hundreds of before and afters to boast my hard work and success as a trainer and am so very proud of each and every client's success!  I hope you can be my next success story!

 

 

Todd Bonus -47  Advanced  Trainer/ownerToddbiopic

I battled a weight issue as a young adolescent and teenager so I know what it means to put dedication into changing your body and getting into shape.  I was never more proud than when I created the body I wanted and I enjoy helping others to achieve the same!

I am certified through the NHCA as a certified Personal Trainer and Powerhouse Gyms Training Practicums for Strength and Conditioning training. I have been training with Rapid Results Personal Training for 12 years and specialize in strength training, weight loss, older adult fitness, strength and conditioning training for athletes, post rehab of low back and shoulder injuries, children’s fitness and sport specific training.

I am a  former power lifter that competed on a local level in Minnesota.  Now I enjoy just helping people of all ages gain strength and stamina they never thought possible with my gym here in Marietta, Ga.

I like to focus on form and function of training so as to teach safe effective techniques that will last a lifetime of training free of injury. I  enjoy making workouts challenging and diverse but also fun and always incorporates effective stretching into my workouts to ensure muscles remain flexible as well as to reduce soreness levels.

 

 

 

 

 Bobby Lee 23 Certified "Head Trainer"

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Growing up with two military parents (Airforce and Army) there was zero chance I would be an inactive lazy teenager.  This turned out to be to my benefit as I liked to clown around as a kid but my strict and structured upbringing taught me to stay busy and focused.   After being introduced to several sports by my father I realized that applying that structure to athletics would benefit me both in school, physically and socially!  It did all that as well as help me to create a love for sports and fitness.

I went to college to obtain a degree in Exercise Science. I knew that I wanted to pursue some type of career in the sports and fitness world but wasn’t sure which area.  I had an opportunity to train under a friend as a personal trainer for a short  time and was hooked! I loved the idea of helping people to achieve their goals and KNEW this was the career for me.  After a few month of training I found Rapid Results Personal Training  and learned of  their practicum program.  It was exactly what I was looking for to further my education.  I didn’t want to settle for a “paper certification” .  I wanted real hands on training under a proven fitness professional that would mold me into a GREAT trainer so that I could really help people get Amazing results like I saw in all of RRPT’s before and afters.  I was also excited about the “family feel” that this gym encouraged.  Finally I found a place that I could grow and further my career with.

 I am really excited about being able to enjoy a career where I get to help people with the thing that I love most in life…sports and fitness!  How many people get to perform a job daily that they ABSOLUTELY love? Regular exercise is the fountain of youth but many people aren’t as fortunate as I was to learn it at a young age. I hope to inspire many people to learn how to work out not only  so they can get healthy but find enjoyment by sharing in exercise with their family and friends  well into their golden years.    

 

Randrell Lewis 23 Certified Trainer

  I come from a heavy-set family. Throughout middle school and high school I was known to be an overweight guy. I always presented myself to others with a great attitude and a confident smile. Behind that facade though I was occasionally getting bullied and was reminded how unhealthy my weight was. I decided enough was enough! I started out trying to exercise with sports I enjoyed like basketball and football, but that was not enough so I began working out at the gym using machines I did not know how to use. Being a novice at the gym did not stop my determination to make a life changing transformation but I knew I would need some help. Starting this process helped set an example for my family that we do not have to accept our unhealthy life-style.              

    After my first 30 lbs. weight loss, I came across Rapid Results Personal Training and I knew it was the place for me. During my 3 months as a client, I gained knowledge about perfect form, discipline, variety of workouts and will power to take my journey to the next level. I was able to lose even more body fat, gain more muscle and get in even better shape! Two years after spending time at Rapid Result Personal Training, I have maintained and built more lean muscles by obtaining applying the great knowledge I learned there!                                                                                           

   I enjoyed what I was doing so much that when Rapid Result Personal Training offered me an opportunity to consider actually using my journey and passion for fitness to become a trainer myself and help countless others with their journey I was determined this was meant to be. I love working out and helping others, which motivates me to change not only my life but my peers' lives. That is the best feeling in world! This is what I desire, and I believe that this is why I was brought into this world; to inspire others and change lives! It only takes one drop of compassion and motivation to cause a ripple effect. My philosophy is that it's not how you start that matters, it's how you finish. Let's take it one step at a time, one pound at a time, and before you know it you are making a change for the better! 

Marco Silva 23 Certified Trainer

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Having been tall all my life, there was an expectation that I would be athletic and so I started playing sports at a young age. As I grew beyond 6 foot I realized that I needed to change my body composition by increasing my muscle size, endurance and overall stamina in order to achieve the fitness level needed to excel! I began learning and trying to apply what I learned to my own body and in time it and my performance improved! Knowing how difficult this process was,  I decided to pursue a career in fitness so that I could help others to achieve their fitness related goals with more direction and support than I had!

I received my Degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State in 2016.  I received my first exposure to personal training as an intern with Excellence in Exercise Fitness Management in 2014. I then achieved my ACE personal trainer certification. While at KSU, I worked at the Student Recreation Center as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor as well as played football.  The following summer I had the priveledge to work as an intern strength and conditioning coach.

 In 2016 I began working as a trainer at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Through my experiences there I have worked with young kids, older adults, car crash victims, amputees, international students who don’t speak English, people with mental and physical disabilities, and even collegiate and professional athletes.

My philosophy of fitness is rooted in the idea that our ability to grow is vastly limited if we stay in our comfort zone. Whatever your goals may be, if you want to accomplish something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to elevate yourself and work harder than you ever have. This may seem daunting at first but something magical happens when you put a lid on excuses, knock down barriers, and truly push yourself to become better! We only live once so why not live as the best version of ourselves?

 Maria Teresa Curtis Rodriguez-  Zumba Instructor 

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    Maria is not your typical mother of five. In fact, you would never know she has the responsibility of raising five children simply by looking at her. Maria has something that is hard to describe. When she enters a room, it lights up! She is a very strong, determined, and faithful woman. And she loves to Dance! Please read her bio:

At age eleven, I was accepted into the Julian E. Blanco School of Classical Ballet, the premier school of dance and performing arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Upon auditioning for my acceptance, I was selected from hundreds of young aspiring dance students. I also trained in the evenings at Ballet de San Juan, a preeminent school focusing primarily on traditional and modern dance techniques with a focus on ballet. As a student of the ballet company, I performed in classical numbers such as the Nut Cracker, Copelia, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Sleeping Beauty. I graduated from High School with a specialty diploma in dance. I continued my education by enrolling in the University of Puerto Rico and decided to move to the United States where my dancing slipped, I married and became pregnant, and ultimately gained 58 pounds. I gave birth to my daughter, Ana, via c-section where one month later I found herself pregnant with my son, Sebastian. I again gave birth via c-section just ten months later. I had gained 50 pounds during my second pregnancy and was not able to work out or dance until I fully healed from my surgery. I was a size ten, weighed 160 pounds, and was not happy. I could not believe I had lost the petite ballerina figure that I had worked so hard to sculpt.

      My good friend introduced me to Zumba. Little did I realize it would change my life, as well as my figure! In six months I lost 60 pounds and was back to an impressive size two. The process proved very inspirational for many of my friends and family as they watched my pounds melt away and my smile reappear.  My inspiration and dedication to my new life  is the result of wanting to teach others how fun and easy it is to achieve their goals while losing weight along the way.

     There is no greater reward for me than to know I have helped someone else. Zumba is not just my job, but my passion and I hope to always bring a fun, party like environment to each class! COME JOIN MY PARTY AND HAVE FUN WHILE GETTING LEAN! YOU ARE ALL INVITED!

 

 

Dane Auensen Certified Yoga Instructor- 32 

   

20160326_220815 I began doing yoga in 2007 and earned my 200 hour teacher training certification from Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs in the spring of 2015.  I have played soccer all my  life, and continue to play as an adult.  I actively participate in various types of fitness activities including yoga, Pilates, barre, strength training, running, biking, hiking, and swimming. 

My  teaching style accommodates students at all levels, beginner to advanced.  I guide  students through practice with alignment and breathing cues and offer hands-on assists and adjustments to both correct  alignment and deepen poses’ expressions.  My classes are fun and serve to build strength, increase flexibility, align mind and body, and facilitate peace of mind.

  I learned from yoga that you cannot choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to it.  Setbacks are common, suffering is optional.  I welcome the opportunity to have you work with me on reducing your suffering while making your body more flexible and clearing your mind of the congestion our daily life fills it with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Brown - Cardio Trainer- 49

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I have always been concerned with my health and improving my physical appearance. It wasn’t until I joined RRPT That I realized I could in fact overcome physical challenges if I had the right knowledge, perseverance and consistency for my workouts. As I conquered some of these challenges and goals I made major changes in my strength, endurance and my physiques appearance and thus my passion for fitness was born!!

     After Several Years of training under Laurie Ann’s guidance I became somewhat of a student teacher in her ab class as that seemed to be my most advanced skill set in the gym. After months of student teaching, Laurie Ann groomed me to teach ab clinics to her clients. Then she saw my next skill set born …I love to teach and motivate as I began doing with several clients on their cardio programs. Laurie then decided to make me a cardio trainer.  I truly enjoy helping RRPT clients to reach new heights in their cardio endurance and overcome fears they have had about being able to push themselves to the next level of cardio fitness!

  

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