Meet Our Team
We have an elite team of staff here at Next Level Personal Training, who offer a wide variety of expertise to meet the needs of our clients. We only work with the most qualified trainers in the area and maintain strict selection criteria. We believe a good trainer should possess more than just a certification, which is why we require additional qualifications in experience, technique, and client satisfaction from our team members.
Mike Krug, BS, ISSA
Mike has over ten years experience in the fitness industry, as a full time, certified personal trainer. Before opening Next Level Personal Training Studio in the summer of 2011, Mike held the position of head trainer at Achieve Fitness and World Gym for over five years. Mike has also trained and competed as a mixed martial artist for the past five years. Ongoing continuing education has been a top priority throughout his training career, and his training methods have steadily evolved to ensure he is using the most current and effective techniques with his clients. Mike studies under and models his training style after the best trainers in the business, including Mike Boyle and Alwyn Cosgrove, who currently own and operate the top personal training studios in the nation. Incorporating core principles of safety, proper exercise progression, functional movement, and innovative program design, Mike builds on each client’s strengths and improves areas of weakness to deliver the best results. His expertise and integrity, combined with his kind personality and non-intimidating approach have earned him many long-term clients and a reputation of success throughout the community.
David Kounlamith, NASM, LMBT, CNT
General Manager/Certified Personal
Trainer & Massage Therapist
David has over six years of experience as a personal trainer specializing in the areas of conditioning, strength training, player development for athletes, and corrective exercises to improve injuries. His diligence in ensuring clients use proper form in their training in order to maximize results, as well as reduce risk of injury, has positioned David as a very valuable asset to the Next Level team. David is also a licensed massage and bodywork therapist with a certification in neuromuscular massage therapy from the Southeastern Institute of Neuromuscular Massage. His combined expertise in both neuromuscular anatomy and the art of using physical movement to improve performance and body composition allow David to effectively apply a total body focus to his training approach. David’s genuine passion for training, upbeat sense of humor, and infectious motivation continuously help his clients reach goals even they never believed to be possible.
Paige Krug, MSPH, AFAA
Owner/Wellness & Nutrition Specialist
& Certified Group Fitness Instructor
As an accomplished public health professional specializing in fitness and nutrition practices to improve overall health and prevent disease, Paige has more than thirteen years of training and experience in the health and wellness field. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Health Promotion and Nutrition, Paige went on to complete her Masters degree in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina. After graduate school Paige spent the next six years working for the Cabarrus Health Alliance, where she developed and managed multiple community health programs focusing on behavior modification in exercise and nutrition, worksite and church wellness programs, childhood obesity, health-related research, and the prevention of chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Paige is also a certified group fitness and kickboxing instructor with a deep-rooted passion for helping others improve their health, self confidence, and overall quality of life. Paige is now applying her passion and skills as co-owner of Next Level, where she serves as the Wellness and Nutrition Specialist and Director of Business Development.
Susan Sloan, NCCPT
BIO COMING SOON!
Next Level Personal Training
Next Level functions under a results-based business model. This means your success is our success. Our approach is to OVER DELIVER, and to make sure our clients know that their progress is our top priority. ”Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Therefore we are committed to providing our services with sincere intentions of seeing our clients reach their goals.
We train with integrity and a genuine passion for improving people’s health. Our training programs are designed using evidence-based best practices in the fitness industry. We believe that when it comes to personal health, people deserve to be guided honestly and through the safest means possible by all health professionals.
We know there is no magical pill, diet, piece of equipment, or other quick fix method for dramatic weight loss. Gimmicks that promise “extreme results” that are “fast and easy“ are exactly that, gimmicks. If what you see in the media and on late night infomercials seems too good to be true, it probably is.