About Us

Fitness With a View

Wellness With a Great Outlook

The philosophy of Fitness with a View is to provide knowledge and atmosphere for a better you. That is what we have worked to achieve by our facilities both with a Greenville Downtown location and the one at Homestead at Hartness on the eastside off of Garlington road. The downtown location provides the convenience for our downtown clients with the character that downtown brings. The eastside location draws clients there due to its beauty. How can you not want to come and work out when the facility is on a 10 acre pond with a track for running, walking, and cycling. The option is always available to make the studio open air as well with our large apertures to the outside both in the personal training area and the group fitness room. The community also has a paved 1 mile track for when you just want to get a little more.


Our knowledge of exercise and nutrition is of utmost importance to us. As you are probably well aware the human body and functions are a constant evolving science. What you know now will change in 10 years. That is why it is a priority to continue with our education in our field and bring on professionals that do the same. In order for us to have ‘exercise with you in view’ we have to be on top of our game. We view it a privilege to be entrusted as a coach for your health, so we do all we can to help you in that area.

 

We have the ability to train you in a 3rd location at Isle of palms. If you have a secondary home or you are vacationing there we have trainers to take care of your needs.

Trainer Bios

We Have a Passion For Wellness

JAMIE BLAIR

Jamie has been training since 2002 and providing nutritional consultation since 2005. He studied at Greenville Technical College for 2 years in the personal training, biology, and nutrition division. He got into this area because of a back injury, and wanted to better take care of himself. Once he found out how enjoyable this field was he changed careers. He then pursued getting licensed through ACE (American Council on Exercise) and the Lifestyle Management Group out of Massachusetts in nutrition. This allows him to talk to many specialized groups ranging from: weight loss, muscle hypertrophy, diabetics, cardio patients, etc. He is certified in post and pre menopause and pregnant clients, exercise design, as well as athletic program design. He also is specialized in the functional movement style; covering all areas of weight resistance, cardio, and flexibility. He has been trained in the field of Gray Cooke. (Gray Cooke did an in depth study on functional movements of professional athletes to determine how to find and correct asymmetries in the body.)

He has a family of 5, a wife of 20 years and 3 children. They give him the passion to not only better his own health but also those around him. He feels a healthy lifestyle is necessary in order to be healthy. He believes each client has their own goal they want to achieve, not one exactly the same as the next. Jamie wants to help clients with their goals and this drives him to learn more about the body. Let’s have fun finding health!

TATIANA DE ANGULO

Tatiana De Angulo was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1976. She comes from a family of athletes. Her father was a nationally recognized swimmer and her aunt swam for Colombia in the 1968 Olympics and 1972 Munich Olympics. She also has a cousin who swam for Colombia at the 2012 London Olympics. Ever since she was young she has been engaged in sports; from swimming to tennis to golf. She had the privilege of playing for the ETSU women’s golf team on a scholarship while earning her degree in psychology with minors in marketing and management.

Tatiana obtained her ACSM personal trainer certification shortly after completing the personal training certification program at Greenville Technical College in 2010. She’s always had a true and deep passion for fitness, nutrition and overall wellness.

Shortly after graduating from Greenville Tech she taught for that same program for 3 years. She finds it gratifying to guide future personal trainers and pass on to them her own experiences in the business. Tatiana has also worked extensively in the field since obtaining her certification. Guiding, teaching, empowering and motivating her clients to achieve their goals is her purpose every day. She has now been happily working at Fitness With A View since January of 2013.

Laurie ann mcjarrett

I am a holistic massage therapst that works with mind, body, and spirit. My specialty is working with trauma, which we know is held in the body. I use Neuromuscular Techniques, which focus on nerves and muscles to assist the body in physical and emotional healing. I am passionate about my work and sharing my gifts with people who are looking for healing and wellness.

Joy LYNN HARRISON

Joy Lynn Harrison is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and now resides in beautiful Upstate South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. She developed an interest in reflexology at a young age. Joy Lynn first encountered reflexology as a child, during annual visits to her relatives in West Virginia: to relieve her allergy symptoms, a family friend applied reflexology techniques she learned from a book by one of the early pioneers of reflexology, Mildred Carter.

As a young adult, Joy Lynn began collecting reflexology books and charts, and would look up reflex points when a specific health concern would arise. But when her youngest daughter developed a recurring health issue as a toddler, Joy Lynn began to see reflexology as a tool that could be used safely, every day, with immediate benefits achieved without drugs or medical visits.

To this day, her daughter still throws her feet into Joy Lynn’s lap and “politely demands” a reflexology session when she knows she is not feeling her best.

With the encouragement of friends and family, Joy Lynn began the pursuit of turning her passion for reflexology into a career. After much research and prayer, she was led to some of the greatest reflexology teachers in the country.

After her training, which included reflexology of the hands, feet, face, and ears, Joy Lynn went through the testing process to become a National Board Certified Reflexologist. Currently, there are only two reflexologists in the state of South Carolina that have pursued this level of accreditation. She is also a Professional member of the Reflexology Association of America, as well as the North Carolina Reflexology Association. 


NANCY PEARSON

Nancy Pearson is one of our newest trainers at Fitness with a View! Nancy grew up in New Jersey where she attended and graduated from Kean University studying Exercise Science. Throughout her college experience Nancy worked as a corrective personal trainer for about three years as her first personal training job exposing her to corrective exercise, golf and tennis specific exercises, yoga and mobility classes, aquatic fitness as well as individual personal training. Ms. Pearson works with clients of all ages from 3 years of age all the way to individuals in their 70’s. With her well-rounded background, Nancy enjoys the diversity in her schedule to truly express her love and knowledge for fitness. In the past, Nancy was trained by corrective exercise specialists and soon realized the benefits these program designs had for her. After her exposure and positive results with corrective exercise, she wanted to create that moment of change with others and decided to carry this passion on as her profession.

LAURA SELTZ

Laura Seltz is 48-year-old mother of two beautiful teenage daughters.  Anna is a dancer; Jenna is a basketball player.  Laura married Perry in 2015, a triathlete who has completed several Ironmans.  Suffice it to say, exercise is a priority for her family.  After decades of being a paralegal, Laura decided to get certified in personal training and share her knowledge and passion with others.  With age definitely comes wisdom.  "I used to work out strictly for the aesthetic results and the way it made me feel.  Now, in addition to those benefits, the numbers I get back from my doctor every year confirms exercise will always be a part of my life."  Whatever your goals are for health and fitness, Laura is eager to help you reach them. If you visit the Isle of Palms, Laura can easily assist you with personal training services.

leslie haynes

Leslie Haynes, RYT200, is specially trained under the Yoganize program, and, a member of Yoga Alliance. She loves the confidence her clients feel with adjustments for proper form. She also encourages “micro-movements” to help lengthen, or, just find that extra extension. She has gained invaluable knowledge during the past year of working one-on-one correcting specific issues.

Leslie encourages all styles of fitness for the body’s optimal health. She will keep you in heart rate zone 1 and 2. These zones improve your overall fitness by increasing the body’s ability to oxidize and use stored energy. . Everyday efforts will become easy and you’ll feel more positive and mentally focused.

Leslie and her husband, Ryan, married 19 years, have a son, Connor. Family life revolves around balance. Connor is a student athlete with Upstate Shredders, a NICA sponsored team. Both parents are also mountain bikers, coaches on the team; and, usually outdoors!

TINA ZUKAITIS

Tina has always been very creative and an artistic person. She was inspired by great art teachers at an early age. Through art, she has been given a great perspective and clever ways of seeing new things every day as well as enjoying the simple things of Life. Tina was a dance minor in college, but she has been dancing her whole life. When your passions are strong, it's difficult to stand still. To her, "The trifecta of Music, Dance and Art has always fueled, and will forever, Mi Fuego!"

After a bit of encouragement, herself, she finally tried a Zumba® Fitness class and immediately was hooked. Dancing, staying fit, and feeling great while exercising ~ what's not to love??!! She has stayed with it since the jump, in 2012, and since then, has really enjoyed meeting and learning from other instructors and experiencing all the different types of Zumba®.

Every class feels like a party! Come join her and you'll see what she means. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow her lead. It's easy and fun! Come try it, "Join the Party", as they say, and you will have a blast!

Karen
Ellis Cossey

Karen Ellis Cossey considers herself a student of life. She draws upon various yoga techniques to create a welcoming space for students. She is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and YACEP with over 1,000 teaching hours.

Karen designs her classes to help students find ease, strength, and focus in their practice and unwind their minds through movement and breath. She creates a safe, welcoming space for students to feel strengthened and rejuvenated. Karen hopes to create an environment where students can let go of the past, not worry about the future, and just be in the present. She truly believes that everyone can benefit from yoga regardless of age or lack of flexibility.

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