About Us


B.S. CSCS | EarthFIT Founder

Best Selling Author of Healing Hacks

Creator Of EarthFIT Training Systems

Creator Of Back Pain Relief4Life

Costa Rican Tree House Owner


Ian Hart has been in sports and fitness for his entire life. He has worked professionally in the health and fitness industry for more than 14 years. He is a best selling author of Healing Hacks. He is the creator and owner of EarthFIT Training Systems – designed to transform people to their optimal health and fitness level in the safest, fastest and most effective manner. He is also the creator of Back Pain Relief4Life, an internationally successful back pain relief program which has been sold in over 120 countries and Co-founder of MyBackPainCoach.com. Ian is the owner of a treehouse in a world famous treehouse community called Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica, where he hosts transformational Wim Hof Method retreats as a Wim Hof Method Instructor. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Eden Men’s Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, OK! Magazine, the Fox Morning Show, and NY1 News as a guest fitness expert.

Ian started his career in New York City, the most competitive fitness market in the world. He worked his way up to become a Personal Training Manager in one of the most successful personal training companies in the world. Then opened up his own training facility EarthFIT over 11 years ago which now has 3 locations.

Ian has hired, educated, managed, led and sometimes fired more than 150 personal trainers. He has dedicated his business and his life to helping people lead healthier, happier and stronger lives and have more freedom through cutting-edge scientific training programs designed to get working professionals and their families to their optimal fitness levels in the safest, fastest, and most effective way possible.


BBA, CSCS | EF Coach


  • 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.


B.S. CSCS | EF Coach Lady’s Island


  • 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.


CSCS, CPT | EF Lady’s Island Owner | EF Coach


  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • International Sport Science Association Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
  • Officer Health,Wellness, and Fitness Certified
  • Back Pain Relief4Life Certified
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Sam has been involved in health and fitness his entire life. Originally from Seneca, Illinois, Sam was a decorated athlete in high school playing Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Sam continued his athletic career at Monmouth College where he was a four year letter winner on the football team. Sam was voted team MVP and Captain of the football team his senior year. After graduating with a B.A. in Communications, he coached youth football and began a career in Law Enforcement. While working the night shift as a city police officer, he spent his days creating a personal training business, Find Yourself Fitness LLC. The success of the business further ignited Sam’s passion for personal training. With the support of his wife, Sam and his young family moved cross country to further pursue his professional desires. When not at EarthFIT Sam can be found spending time with his wife & three children, cooking a luscious meal, or working out in his garage.


B.S. CPT | EF Coach Habersham


  • 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.


CSCS | EF Lady’s Island Ops Manager | EF Coach


  • 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.


MSc, CPT | EF Habersham Owner | EF Coach



  • 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.


B.S. CSCS | EF Lady’s Island PT Manager | EF Coach


  • 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.


EF Lady’s Island Massage Therapist | EF Coach


  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Reiki Energy Work Practitioner Level 3
  • True Body Intelligence Practitioner
  • Apprentice Healer of the Sounnt Kemetic Healing Tradition
  • Certified CPR and First Aid
  • Fluent in Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese

Lev lives to empower himself, his family, and his greater community by taking healing into our own hands. With a client-centered approach to his work and an integral understanding of the human body, Lev combines the arts of massage, bodywork, energy work, deep breathing techniques, healing movement practices, and guidance towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to assist his clients to reaching greater levels of vitality, relaxation, freedom of movement, strength, flexibility, and balance within their bodies.

Lev’s fascination with the healing power of the body began as a child. His first experience using his touch for healing was at the age of 7 when his older sister experienced a car accident that caused her to suffer severe scoliosis. Lev spent countless hours walking on her back, massaging her neck and shoulders, and finding the exact points that would relieve her pain and helped her body relax. Lev first experienced energetic healing at age 10 while receiving Acupuncture after suffering an eye injury. The treatment prevented him from going blind and instilled within him a deep sense and inclination towards the subtle energetic body and the healing arts. Always an athlete, as a teenager Lev competed at a high level in Basketball and Track and Field before shifting his focus to meditation, qi gong, and martial arts. Everywhere Lev has travelled from Israel, Brasil, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, and across the states, Lev has explored every opportunity to study the healing arts.

These travels made it clear to Lev that we as human beings are an integral aspect of nature and for our own survival and ability to thrive, it is of the highest importance that we cultivate ways of life that fit with the Earth. Lev humbly looks to and honors indigenous cultures who’s principles and ways of life give us examples of how to be preservers of life and stewards of our collective Earth home. In his sessions, Lev only uses non-toxic, pure, and high-quality materials and ingredients – from the candles, to the incense, to his own blends of oils and body-butters.

Before working at EarthFit, Lev worked at Zen and the City, the #1 rated massage therapy studio in Baltimore, MD, as well as at Camille Intuitive Wellness, where he became the first male therapist to ever join their team because of the quality of his character and his ability to hold a nurturing and safe space. After visiting Beaufort last April, Lev instantly fell in love with the low country islands, its nature, and the people. Upon the birth of his first child, Lev and his wife decided to leave Baltimore and relocated to St Helena Island in order to raise their son close to nature with a foundation of optimal health.