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  • Jay

    GYMGUYZ Owner

    Favorite Quote: "We are what we believe we are" - C.S. Lewis Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: I played multiple sports into my young adult years, and have always been athletically competitive. I particularly enjoy endurance running. As a cancer survivor, I have a renewed commitment to take care of my body, as I realize I only have once chance to do this. I absolutely love being in the business of helping others actually enjoy fitness! My Mission: Use our success with GYMGUYZ to shine a light of good deeds in the community that glorifies God. My Family: Yvonne Zavada (co-owner), my wife of over 26 years! I am the proud father of 3 amazing boys.

  • René

    GYMGUYZ Owner

    Favorite Quote: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Francis of Assisi Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: I've always been active and have spent much of my life exploring the world. I love to walk, hike, ski, and have recently started tackling a few 5Ks. My desire is to stay fit, so that I can have many more new adventures. My Mission: My mission is to impact people and transform lives. My Family: I have been happily married to Eddie Taubensee for over 25 years. He encourages me and makes me laugh everyday. We have 3 wonderful grown sons.

  • Yvonne

    GYMGUYZ Owner

    Favorite Quote: "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small as though they are great and noble." Helen Keller Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: In my youth, I played High School basketball and ran track. I advanced to play NAIA Basketball in college at Transylvania University. As a working mother and then stay at home mom I struggled with weight gain and stress. Having tried doing it on my own, going to a gym, classes etc. I realized none are as motivating or successful as personal training . I am excited to bring GYMGUYZ directly into people’s homes to help anyone who struggles reach their goals. My Mission: GYMGUYZ is a relationship business. People invite us into their homes. We get to know their stories, their goals, their successes, their barriers, and their struggles and then help them achieve something they could not have done on their own. Changing the life of one person can begin to change a family. Changing one family can begin to change a community. I simply want to help our community live better lives and do it in a way that honors God. My Family: Happily married to Jay Zavada co-owner for over 26 years. Proud mother of 3 exceptional sons who were each high school athletes and one who will get to play next year at the collegiate level.

  • Eddie

    GYMGUYZ Owner

    Favorite Quote: "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." (Yogi Berra) Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: I played 17 Years of Professional Baseball & 11 of those years in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, & Cincinnati Reds. I learned how to push my body to its maximum potential in the years I played, and outside of the game I have a passion for staying fit for life. GYMGUYZ gives me a great opportunity to impact the lives of others and talk some baseball. Certifications: NASM My Mission: “To take the #1 Home Personal Training franchise in the world and use it as a tool to CHANGE the COMMUNITY, CITY and the CALL to go beyond by how we are serving those around us.” My Family: Rene´Taubensee, married 25+ years and we love living life together and pouring into others. I have 3 Amazing Boys.

  • Jack

    Certified Personal Trainer

    CERTIFICATION AND FITNESS DEGREES:

    BS Exercise Science Health & Fitness Concentration – Montreat College

    American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    It is a mistake to think that you must feel love to give it.” Timothy Keller

    ACTIVITIES YOU DO TO STAY FIT:

    Weightlifting, running, biking, baseball, hiking, walking, swimming

  • Nate Collier

    Certified Personal Trainer

    CERTIFICATION AND FITNESS DEGREES:

    National Federation of Personal Trainers: Personal Training, Nutrition Specialist, In- Home Training, Plyometrics, Stretching Principles & Basketball Coach

    FAVORITE QUOTE:

    "As you think, so shall you become!" Bruce Lee

    ACTIVITIES YOU DO TO STAY FIT:

    Basektball and Working out!

  • Jake

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Certifications & Fitness Degrees: Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Colby- Sawyer College, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

    Favorite Quote: "Do your job" - Bill Belichick

    Activities to stay fit: Basketball, Golf and Compete & Win Spartan Races!

  • Dan

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Certifications: National Academy of Sport Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer, CPR & AED Certified, Bilingual English/ Mandarin

    Favorite Quote: "Your body is made to do challenging things."

    Activities You Do To Stay Fit: Weight training, cycling