Industrial Strength Welcomes New Staff!

We are excited to welcome three new staff members to our team: Kim Kotz, Susan Hoover, and Franky Riley.  Kim is certified as an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ASHI CPR/AED Instructor. Her most recent accomplishments have been in seeking the level of Comprehensive Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body, attending Balanced Body Reformer Level I, Reformer Level II, Reformer Level III, and Trapeze/Cadillac Table Instructor Training. Click here to view Kim’s bio. Susan will focus on Pilates, as she is a fully STOTT certified Pilates instructor including mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels. She is also an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. Her emphasis is building core strength and flexibility, especially in seniors and post natal women. Click here to view Susan’s bio. Franky graduated from the National Personal Trainers Institute (NPTI), is AFAA certified, is a TRX Certified Trainer, and will be working on her NASM certification in the near future. Click here to view Franky’s bio.

Trainer Tracy Sproule Talks Fitness on WBTV

Our very own Tracy Sproule talks with Brigida Mack, Industrial Strength client, about exercise. Check it out!

Great testimonial from client Jesse Eichenbaum

We are always thrilled to get emails from our clients!Jesse Eichenbaum wrote to us recently to share some great news.
I’m writing to you for a couple of reasons.  The first and most important is to say thank you for all your help in getting me strong and healthy again.  I know we’ve been at it together a long time but a couple of weeks ago I had the most amazing day of downhill skiing ever!  I was in untracked bottomless powder all day.  My friend and I skied very hard and the conditions were very demanding, but the snow was spectacular.  I don’t think I could have done that a year or two ago without all the training you’ve given me on how to strengthen my core, and all the education you’ve given me on stretching, strengthening, and improving.  So thank you for all that, for allowing me at age 61 to still ski at the level I used to ski at when I was 40!
~ Jesse

Industrial Strength Client, Carin Johnson, Gives Back…

What an inspiring story about one of our clients, Carin Ross Johnson.

Meet Melissa, the Newest Member of the Industrial Strength Team

Melissa Wilson, Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructor
“I love sharing my ever growing knowledge with my students,” says Melissa. “When I can see a client is truly engaged, focused during sessions and growing with their practice I feel wonderful knowing I have helped them on their journey.”
email Melissa

Melissa is a Charlotte native and a graduate of UNC Charlotte. She has been teaching Pilates for six and a half years. Her comprehensive pilates instructor training was with Balance Point Pilates and she holds a group exercise certification. As a certified pilates teacher, Melissa also has certification in the Pilates Method Alliance.

What Melissa loves about pilates is the true mind- body connection that she feels during practice and afterwards. Pilates is proven to help improve flexibility, muscle balance and coordination but what is difficult to see is the clarity of thought and internal balance. Melissa is married with a 10-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son. Welcome, Melissa.

Congrats to our Clients!

Lynn Hamrick

Congratulations to client Lynn Hamrick who completed the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon!

Also, a big congrats to clients Bill Larsen, Steve Allen, and Cutter Davis who all participated in the MS Breakaway to the Beach! That is a one or two day bike ride from Charlotte to Sunset Beach.

Give the gift of fitness

The holidays are here. Give the gift of fitness. Gift certificates available for massage and personal training. Get yours today!
Ask a trainer or call 704-996-0411.

She’s Back! IS Welcomes Back Cynthia Lucas!

We are proud to welcome back Cynthia Lucas to the Industrial Strength team. Check her out here.

Meet David Phillips, our new Myofascial Release Therapist

David has 10+ years experience with massage therapy and personal training. David holds a B.S. in Alternative Medicine and is currently pursuing his Masters in Human Movement with an emphasis on Exercise and Sports Psychology.

He is certified in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Structural Integration* through KMI/Tom Myers/Anatomy Trains (*Structural Integration is often referred to as the Rolf method). In addition to practicing massage therapy, David is also a certified personal trainer. Prior to joining Industrial Strength, he taught massage/anatomy physiology at Southeastern Institute and assisted Tom Myers in Anatomy Trains classes.


March 8 Group Workout Photos!

Check out some of our photos from the March 8 group workout! Click here!


Big News from Industrial Strength: Group to Partner with Novant Health Hallmark Care and Manage Myers Park Country Club Fitness Center

Industrial Strength to Manage Myers Park Country Club’s NEW Fitness Center
Industrial Strength Fitness will oversee the planning and development of Myers Park Country Club’s new 5000+ sq. ft. fitness facility and will stay on as the management and personal training company once it opens in October 2014. 


Novant Health Hallmark Services Offers Patients Access to Industrial Strength Fitness

This new partnership aligns with Novant Health Hallmark Care’s dedication to health and wellness. As patients of Hallmark Care receive their preventative health plan, Industrial Strength Fitness will provide a custom personal training program. Patients will have access to a variety of fitness focus areas offered by Industrial Strength, including weight loss/metabolic stability, osteoporosis care, cardiovascular conditioning, general fitness, post-rehab and senior fitness. 

Novant Health Hallmark Care offers patients 24/7 access to their medical team, comprehensive physical exams, same-day or next-day appointments, and low doctor-patient ratios that allow for longer healthcare visits.



Industrial Strength has partnered with Amy Peacock of Charlotte Chi Running/Chi Walking to provide a special session just for our clients!

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to recognize the Top 5 running injury symptoms including IT Band syndrome and shin splints.
  • Discover how to self-treat a running injury.
  • Learn to perform strengthening and stretching exercises designed to prevent the development of running injuries.
  • Amy Peacock, Chi Running/Walking expert and founder of will discuss tips to reduce injuries with proper running techniques.

Session day/time:
The session will be held on a Saturday morning and will be two hours.

$60 per person

If you would be interested in this Saturday morning workshop, please email Joe Montgomery at to let us know. Please indicate your interest and available Saturdays in June and July. We must have a minimum of 8 people sign up to hold a class. Once we have all of the interest, we will choose a Saturday date in June or July.

What is Chi Running?

Chi Running is a revolutionary form and philosophy that combines the inner focus of Tai Chi with the power and energy of running to reduce impact and make running a safer, more enjoyable sport.

Injury prevention and Energy Efficiency: The core of the Chi Running program philosophy and something a runner should be mindful of with every step they take.

Alignment and Relaxation: Two skills used to produce Injury Prevention and Energy Efficiency. When you are aligned and relaxed while running and walking (as in life) you will increase mental clarity and focus – and reduce stress significantly.

The beauty of Chi Running is that it enhances the joy of running by creating a safe and effective lifelong program of health and fitness, which will extend into all areas of your life.