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.


REID BABINEC

B.S. CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Environmental Science from Guilford College
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • Back Pain Relief4life Certified
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Reid realized his love for movement at a young age. He was always involved in multiple sports while growing up. The choice to study exercise in college was an easy one for Reid, because he grew a passion for the gym while in high school. He attended Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, as well as Environmental Science. While at college Reid was a farmhand at Guilford’s organic produce farm for two years where he developed a new interest in nutrition and how it plays such a key role in not only athletic performance, but also everyday life. Reid has a plethora of experience working with athletes from his time interning as a strength and conditioning coach at both DiamondFit Performance and the University of Maryland. He believes that exercising and being outside in nature are key parts to a healthy, happy life. He worked as a personal trainer and class instructor at his local YMCA before starting at EarthFIT.


BEN HESKETT

B.S. CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Ben

  • BS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • 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.


KELLY MIZGORSKI

B.S. CPT

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • Multi-sport collegiate athlete
  • BS from Slippery Rock University

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kelly was a long time Competitor in Track & Field and Cross Country. Kelly’s love of racing started as a teen and continued throughout college where she competed at Slippery Rock University and earned her bachelor’s degree in General Studies. Through the university’s Adaptive Physical Education program, Kelly worked to  incorporate fitness and healthy lifestyles into disabled and challenged adults’ lives. Prior to EarthFIT, Kelly worked at Orangetheory Fitness where she excelled as a top sales associates. Kelly has always been a fitness enthusiast and is passionate about helping others attain happiness through health. Her vision is to help others look their best on the outside and feel better than ever on the inside both physically and mentally through training.


WHITNEY OSTRANDER

CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Whitney
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • BA from Austin College
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • 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.


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
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • 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.


CORY RUPERT

B.S. CSCS, CPT

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

Cory

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Indiana University
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Back Pain Relief4Life Certified

Cory has been motivated by sports, health, and fitness for his entire life. He has participated in soccer, basketball, and track and field during high school. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 20 and pursued his degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Indiana University. Prior to his employment with EarthFIT he worked as a personal trainer at Indiana University in Kokomo, coached track and field at the high school and middle school levels, and interned at Athletico Physical Therapy while pursuing his bachelor’s degree.

 


STEPHEN WYATT

B.S. CSCS

Certification(s)/Qualification(s):

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Southern Wesleyan University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Precision Nutrition Certified
  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • Back Pain Relief4Life Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified

While growing up in Pickens County, South Carolina, Stephen enjoyed playing sports and promoting fitness. He played basketball and baseball throughout middle school and high school. The high school he attended had the number one ranked baseball team in South Carolina two years in a row. Stephen received numerous accolades from both sports. As a high school senior, he was selected to the South Carolina 3A All-State and All-Star baseball teams. He was also ranked as one of the top seniors in South Carolina receiving Male Athlete of the Year at his high school his senior year and graduating with academic honors. Although offered scholarships in baseball and basketball, Stephen chose to continue his baseball career, and academic honors, at Southern Wesleyan University, in Central, South Carolina. Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Prior to his employment with EarthFit, he worked in Kershaw County, South Carolina, as a Physical Education teacher, where he also coached basketball, baseball, and football at the high school level. Stephen was also the head strength and conditioning coach for the high school and a recipient of the Golden Apple Award.

 


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