About Us

COACH HART

B.S. CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Ian

While in New York City, Ian ran personal training departments for high level fitness clubs, where he coached, led and supervised over 70 trainers. Ian also served as a PR representative and spokesperson for Crunch NYC, was a monthly blogger for the company’s website, and a lead educator and CPR instructor for Crunch. He was featured in both the Men’s Health magazine as an “Expert Veteran Trainer”, and the Men’s Health website dedicated to specific workouts and tips for success. Ian is a graduate of Officer Candidate School for the United States Marine Corps with a certificate of superior physical performance. Prior to that, he played National AAU basketball for the Connecticut Starters. Ian is continually progressing his education. His next pursuit is a Master’s degree in Sport Science.

 


KHADINE CLIFFORD

BBA, CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Khadine

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • BBA Howard University Graduated with top honors
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Article and blog writing and editing for EarthFIT
  • Former collegiate scholarship winner
  • Back Pain Relief4Life Certified

Originally from the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago, Khadine obtained a Bachelors degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. While in Trinidad, Khadine spent her early and high school years participating in many track & field events, but excelled in mid-distance running, receiving several accolades. During her advanced level years in H.S., Khadine was named captain of 200+ students, in charge of keeping them active and encouraging them to participate in various sports and activities. After high school, Khadine focused on academia, pursuing the field of Finance and garnering full scholarships and top honors. While working on Wall Street, Khadine rekindled her passion for fitness while training at NYC’s top personal training gym, seeking the best personal trainers NYC had to offer. That passion for fitness redirected her career to the field of personal training and fitness, and she moved to Beaufort, South Carolina to help build EarthFIT. One of the original staff members, Khadine has been under the wing of the EarthFITs highly knowledgeable and experienced trainers. Khadine works concurrently in her role as Operations Manager and Personal Trainer here at EarthFIT.


BEN HESKETT

B.S. CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Ben

  • BS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
  • Training for Warriors Level 1 Certification
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Competed in Men’s Physique in the OCB
  • Took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in my three competitions

Ben always loved athletics and ran Track and Field in High School. He interned at GoSport Physical Therapy while in High School and discovered through the internship that he wanted to help people through training and nutrition as opposed to rehab. Therefore, he decided to attend Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.

Passionate about health and fitness, Ben became president and Head Advisor of Bloomsburg University’s (BU) Strength and Fitness Club. He organized club Powerlifting and Strongman meets and full sanctioned organization RPS Powerlifting Meets. He was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for BU’s Women’s Basketball Team and Men’s Baseball Team and was a Personal Trainer for the BU Student Rec Center doing one on one training and Group Personal Training before starting his employment at EarthFIT.


 CATIE PUCKETT

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

  • BS from UNC Wilmington
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Certified WaterArt Instructor
  • Back pain Relief4Life Certified

Catie grew up living an active lifestyle, dancing competitively for 12 years winning numerous competitions across the East coast. She carried her health and fitness interests into college where she studied Exercise Science at UNC Wilmington. While at UNC-W, Catie co-founded an Occupational Therapy club and volunteered in an after school program where she taught the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle to children. After graduating she moved to Beaufort where she began working as the wellness coordinator at an active adult community. While managing a fitness center, Catie taught exercise classes, personal training, and coordinated health and wellness events for the community. Catie’s interest in a holistic lifestyle and passion for learning and growth brought her to EarthFIT.


 

JACKSON DAVIS

B.S. CPT

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Jackson

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Equinox Tier II Trainer
  • National Personal Training Institute Personal Training Diploma
  • Kettle Bell Certified (NASM)
  • CPR Certified
  • Osteoblast Training Certified (NASM & NSCA Accredited)
  • Speedblast Training Certified (NASM & NSCA Accredited)
  • Back Pain Relielf4Life Certified

Prior to his employment at EarthFIT personal training facilities, Jackson was employed at a high-end Equinox sports club as a Tier II trainer as well as the House of Sports fitness center. Jackson’s focus was group fitness as well as coaching D1-D3 athletes and high school athletes. Before that, he interned at Sweat Revolution concentrating on bootcamps and youth athletic trainings.
As a young teen, Jackson battled obesity, and at age 13, tipped the scales at 238lbs. That was when he had an epiphany, made a lifestyle change in his diet and started sports. By high school, Jackson became a member of a winning Class B soccer team in his division, was on the NY state team in Nordic Ski racing and sectional competitor in the track and field pentathlon. Jackson’s drive and passion for health and fitness has led to his employment at EarthFIT and continues in his pursuit for knowledge of the fitness field and business overall.


LEE POWELL

MSc, CPT

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Lee

  • MSc in Sport & Exercise Science
  • Authored and published SAQ book ‘Speed for Soccer
  • CPR Certified
  • Certified FMS Specialist
  • Completed a full soccer scholarship as team captain.
  • NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
  • IYCA Certified
  • National Association Speed Explosion Certified
  • NESTA SAQ Certified

Originally from Wales, UK, Lee moved to Georgia where he obtained a full soccer scholarship and became captain after his first season. It was here that he gained his passion for helping individuals to reach their health and fitness goals and pursued a career in personal training in Augusta, GA, while also coaching select soccer in his spare time. This move led him to Charleston, SC where he continued to gain more knowledge and experience at the personal training studio Shaping Concepts. In search of more knowledge Lee then went to London, UK to complete a Masters degree in sport & Exercise Science while also working at Professional soccer clubs Sports Science departments. He also set up a thriving group fitness business called HIITCAMP where members have the option of indoor and outdoor classes. The next adventure involves taking his young family back to SC and the next challenge involves bodyweight training calisthenics which he is passionate about performing such feats as human flags, front levers and planches.


WHITNEY OSTRANDER

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Whitney

  • BA from Austin College
  • CPR Certified
  • NCAA, ASC All-Conference 1st Team award
  • USSF “Y” License
  • USSF Grade 8 Referee
  • Back pain Relief4Life Certified

Whitney has always been passionate about health and fitness and has led an active life.  Her primary sport growing up was soccer, which she played competitively both in the United States and abroad – winning championships at the local, state, national and international level as well as individual honors.  Whitney graduated with a BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.  As a certified USSF Youth Soccer Coach and Referee, Whitney became involved in the operations of Dynamic Youth Sports Programming, LLC, an organization that changed the face of youth soccer in North Texas, expanding from 12 teams to over 300 in five years.  She managed the league’s website and supported both business development and operations.  Whitney is thankful for the opportunity to be at EarthFIT first as a client and now as an Operations Manager where she can align her passion for health and fitness with her operational experience.


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