Personal Trainer Aaron Edwards began lifting weights as a teenager through the inspiration of his father. At the age of 18, Aaron earned the title of United States Marine. During his time as a Marine, he increased his physical and mental discipline while also maintaining a first class fitness award for 6 years. He learned the importance of discipline, motivation, and a positive mental attitude. Aaron has an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Aaron has obtained his ACE personal training certification and primarily focuses on functional movement that can be used in everyday life. He also has experience in training for multi-distance running as well as the traditional bodybuilder-type training. Through his wide area of experience, he can focus on fat loss, strength, cardio, or overall fitness. Contact Aaron at (252) 945-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.”
While being married and having three kids of his own, he has also developed a program for kids to learn self defense. He has taken his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and combined it with his love and passion for kids. Aaron believes that through a positive environment, kids can easily develop their confidence and discipline at an early age. Aaron also teaches BJJ to adults. Emphasis is placed on comradery and technique, rather than strength. “Keep it playful”, has become the motto for all ages.
A.J. is an East Carolina University graduate with a B.S. in Health Fitness. He has a CrossFit Level 1 Certification and is currently working on another personal training certification. Fitness has been a part of his life since he began playing football and lifting weights in middle school. A.J.’s interests for different avenues of exercise led him to Olympic lifting, a challenging and self-rewarding method of fitness.
A.J.’s future goals include promoting healthy lifestyles, developing exercise programs, and helping individuals reach their full potential. His previous work experience has instilled in him an unparalleled work ethic and drive. He believes that knowledge and determination are the keys to success. A.J. is an advocate for a healthier life through exercise and wants to be involved in making any life better. Ask him about “1440” and what it means.
Contact Info: Cell: 252-560-1415
John Lampkins, known as “Coach John,” is described by many as passionate, patient, and a spiritually led person for all individuals, especially those who want to learn the game of basketball. John’s skills and training began as a player at Chocowinity High School. He took the game of basketball seriously and practiced diligently. His devotion to the game of basketball afforded his the opportunity to play on the same team with, against, and coach some of the most prominent athletes of our team.
Highlighting a few athletes Coach John played against include Tony Midgett (American University), Brian Rossin (Retired NBA/Hornets), Danny Moore (Cumberland University), and Harry Burres (N.C. State).
John has played semi-pro basketball with Chavis Height “Ray’s Team” League for six years, and a host of tournaments playing against elite players that included: Jerry Stackhouse (UNC – NBA Orlando Magic), Donald Williams (UNC), Rasheed Wallace (UNC – Retired NBA), Ed Cota (UNC – Professional Basketball Overseas), Jeff Capel (Duke – Assistant Coach at Duke), Chuckie Brown (N.C. State/Retired NBA), Gary Mallinson (St. Augustine), Corey Hightower (NBA), and Rickey Price (Duke).
John’s coaching and mentoring accomplishments include many basketball greats such as Jimmy Boston (Professional Overseas Basketball – Japan), Tyrone Greene (N.C. and A&T), Damian Wilkins (NBA – Detroit Pistons), Cor-j-Cox (Mississippi Valley State), Samantha Smith (Georgia – Southwestern State), Ebony Lawrence (Charlotte University), and many more.
Today, John shares his enthusiasm, expertise, and experience to basketball. Currently, he is coaching ABA-Pro Team East Carolina Trojans and AAU Gardner Road Youth Basketball team with Founders David West (NBA Indiana Pacers) and Dwayne West.
John is the proud founder and coach of the Washington Heels AAU Basketball League with five nationally ranked players by United States Specialty Sports Association standards. He also coaches a fourth grade team that is ranked 20th by United States Basketball Association rankings.
John Lampkins is determined to continue making a difference in his community and the lives of youth through his passion and love for basketball.
Amanda “Daw” Ussery
Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid Adults and Pediatric CPR/AED
NFHS Sports Coaching Certification (in progress)
Amanda has her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Campbell University. Also, an Associates degree in Science from Pitt Community College! Amanda was an a collegiate athlete in the sport of softball. She uses a circuit style of training , but modified and programed for each individual! Her goal as a trainer is to be a motivator and positive encouragement to her clients while providing beneficial workouts and great guidance. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends!
Fun Fact: Enjoys hip hop dancing!
Crystal O Neal
Crystal O'Neal is a personal trainer at Fitness Unlimited, certified through NCCPT personal training. She lives in Washington, N.C but originally from Pinehurst, N.C. and moved here 16 years ago.
Crystal started coming to Fitness Unlimited as a customer then was very interested in making her life style better, so she hired a personal trainer and has been at it for three and half years now. Her life has changed for the better since she started her lifestyle change.
She became a personal trainer in 2016 and wants to help people meet their fitness goals. Crystal is a people person and very excited to be apart of the Fitness Unlimited family.
Contact info 252-943-5662
Personal Trainer and Metabolic Retraining Trainer, Christina MacMiller, is a Navy Veteran and a mother of 5 children as well as a Military Wife. She found her passion for fitness while paddling on team Manu’ O Ka Kai in Hawaii where she completed in many races including the Na Wahine O Ke Kai which is a 37 mile race from the island of Molokai to the island of Oahu. She thrived in the competitive environment of the team. In the off season she wanted to find a similar situation and tried Crossfit on Schofield Barracks where she fell in love with the family of Crossfitters and the challenge of the “WOD” (Work Out of the Day).
Christina has earned her NCCPT Personal Trainer Certification, and has completed Crossfit level 1, Crossfit scaling course. She continues her studies into nutrition and functional fitness for everyday use. She has a contagiously positive personality that drives others to success. She believes that the goal of fitness is not how much weight you can lift, how far you can run or what you weigh but how you can function at the things you want to be able to do every day for the rest of your life.
Meet Rachel Chesson, the newest addition to the Williamston Personal Training staff! She is currently pursuing a career in Physical Therapy by majoring in Exercise Physiology at ECU. Fitness hasn’t always been a part of her life. After becoming a member at Fitness Unlimited, she ended up losing 40lbs! Her strength as a trainer is in the weight room. She has a passion for weightlifting and loves working with clients that share that passion. Rachel has experience with all spectrums of fitness, CrossFit, bodybuilding, you name it! She loves people and fitness. Her goal is to change lives one workout at a time!
Dustin Mann, Personal Trainer
Dustin is an ECU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. He is currently enrolled at Martin County Community College for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He has experience working in rehabilitation facilities. He was recently certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Since an early age, fitness has always been a part of his life. His skill set includes balance/gait training, functional movement patterns, strength and conditioning, sport specific training, flexibility improvement exercises, and myofascial release techniques. He firmly believes that Exercise is Medicine and that a healthier life comes from being active.
Dustin will be getting married in the Fall and is very excited to start that new chapter in his life. Dustin really enjoys the outdoors, sports, and hanging out with family and friends. He is very excited to continue to impact people’s lives in a positive way.
Dustin can be reached at Dustinmann40@gmail.com or 336-692-208