MEET OUR FITNESS TEAM
Montrell Wallace - Owner / Head Coach
"As a health and fitness professional, it is very important for me to provide my clients with answers that will enable them to make educated decisions regarding their health. You will not find an instructor who takes care of his clients and prides himself more than I do!"
Bio & Philosophy
Montrell Wallace is the owner of Versatile Fitness, LLC, and is an avid fitness enthusiast. He was born and raised in Macon, GA and received his degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2003. After working in his field for 3 ½ years, Montrell decided to pursue his eclectic passion for fitness. He attended the Professional Fitness Institute in 2005 to study personal training. Montrell received his certification as a certified personal trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association which is esteemed as one of the top examinations that identifies individuals who have acquired in-depth knowledge in many areas of personal training. Montrell is a 10+ year fitness industry leader with vast acquired knowledge in many areas of health and fitness. Touted by clients as a great personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Montrell coaches individuals to become their very best using fun and challenging exercise while incorporating guides for wholesome, nutritious eating and behavior modification that challenges a total lifestyle change. He strives to help each client attain a healthy and fit body so that they may achieve a newfound level of confidence and energy. A renewed sense of self is also one of many accomplishments his clients feel. Montrell plans to continue helping people improve their life and health by developing programs catered to deciphering between the overwhelming amount of mis-information presented in today's society.
LaShawn McCrary - Trainer
LaShawn McCrary, has a BA degree in Communications from Bowling Green State University and is an International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) certified Personal Trainer and Strength Band Training Specialist.
In 2002, she began her career in personal training when she landed her first position with Body Of Change, operated out of Fitworks gym in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
LaShawn provides quality routines that include: strength training, resistance bands, kettle bells, medicine balls, aerobic, anaerobic, callisthenic and plyometric exercises. She specializes in abdominal routines that will strengthen your core and allow you to drop inches off your waist line.
LaShawn loves training because it gives her the opportunity to make a positive, healthy impact in the lives of her clients while helping them reach their fitness goals. She understands and incorporates the importance of making mind-body connections and is driven purely by the desire to see others succeed.
Her results driven approach helps her clients go from ordinary to extraordinary as they create the bodies they desire.
Helping women recognize and utilize their inner strength
Creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere in the midst of a challenging workout
Encouraging an “I Can” discipline while disarming the "I Can't" mentality
Inspiring women to love themselves and live life fully
Dr. John Spencer Ellis - Support Staff
Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John is the President of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 30 countries. John is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Get America Fit Foundation, and is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of "How Badly Do You Want It? - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness," and a contributor to "Power of Champions." He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world. His signature series of outdoor fitness equipment is used in communities worldwide. John has been featured or quoted in every major fitness publication, and held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine. John has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS, SPIKE, ESPN & Bravo. He serves as an on-air expert for Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television with General Norman Schwarzkopf. He is the producer and host of The OC Body on The Healthy Living Channel. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp? & Kung-Fu Fitness?. John created the fitness program used by the U.S. Secret Service and he consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).
John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He is currently completing a second doctorate in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the Illinois Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.