Mary has been working in the realm of fitness for over 30 years. She knew early on that helping others achieve their goals in fitness and nutrition was her passion (along with beautifying them as a hairstylist). She graduated from beauty school in 1986 and worked as a full-time stylist while coaching gymnastics. While maintaining both careers as a hairstylist and Junior Olympic gymnastics coach, she decided to further her education and become an ISSA Personal Trainer in 2005.
Over the last 17 years, Mary obtained several certifications in kickboxing, nutrition, and coaching. She serves as a Master Trainer through her mentor Dr. Jack Barnathan, owner of N.Y. Strength Inc. Her coaching style is from the heart with a tough love attitude. Whatever the goal be it weight loss, recovery from an injury, competition, or beginning stages of training Mary’s mission is to empower her clients to train with a purpose, set goals and nail them with tools that create a safe and effective training program. Nutritional support and guidance along with mindset to train for life.
Mary has motivated hundreds of clients to achieve their weight loss goals, run races, and build confidence and self-esteem. Some have been inspired to become fitness trainers or have taken courses within the industry. She has also become a Nerium brand partner.
Mary has competed in Figure Competitions, taking 1st place on stage in ABA’s Master’s Division in 2012 (2nd overall) and 6th place in Kentucky Muscle’s 2017 Competition placing 6th in Masters (6th overall). Check out her public book release on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and other digital platforms, “The Midlife Movement: 8 Steps to a Happy & Healthy Lifestyle for Women of a Certain Age”.
Robert has been in the fitness and coaching industry changing lives for over 5 years. He has a background in sports. Excelling in football at the high school and collegiate level. He truly believes that his passion and desire to go above and beyond to inspire people will impact communities, sports teams, and households across the world one person at a time. His main focus is to get people to find and understand their WHY. He uses his creative and challenging workouts to get people to overcome and feel empowered to live healthy and happy lives.
ISSA – CERTIFIED PT
I discovered my passion for health and fitness after giving birth to my youngest daughter. Through reinvention physically and mentally, seeing my body take on a stronger and healthier shape I decided to explore the world of fitness. Raising three very active girls gave me an opportunity to start my journey through their activities, this lead to coaching Girls on the Run. In one season with these ladies I made the decision to become a certified personal trainer.
My “why”, my purpose comes to life everyday I’m on the coaching floor. I have a hand in helping our tribe members become the best version of themselves both physically & mentally. Its a mindset that I can help them develop and an inner strength that they might not of tapped into on their own.
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Brandy Benyo is a skilled licensed Massage Therapist with 13 years of experience. She’s a graduate from a top COMTA certified school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Cary resident. Brandy owns Tranquility Wellness Studio here in town and works largely by referral. She takes a therapeutic approach to her practice and believes in a mind, body, spirit connection and tailoring every session uniquely to each client’s individual needs. Her specialties include site-specific deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, athletic sports recovery, Swedish, pediatric sports, and prenatal massage. Brandy believes in natural wellness, clean eating, exercise and the practice of being present and mindful. She is passionate about helping others improve their health simply and holistically.
Brittany has been a Registered Dietitian since 2009 and carries extensive consultation experience in all aspects of health and nutrition. Her areas of expertise include weight-management, sports nutrition, digestive disorders, and healthy aging. She is also an ultramarathoner with a passion for nutrition as it relates to training, fueling, recovery, and competition day. Brittany provides workshops and consultations for TruFitness members.