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Each member of our elite team is professionally trained in accordance with EIF founder Joe Aben's exclusive Body of Excellence™ training program. We provide our clients with the safest and most effective personal training. Excellence in Fitness trainers take the time to get to know your needs and understand what you can and cannot do. Our professional staff is held to a high standard of excellence and integrity both on and off the job. 

Voted Best Trainers 9 Years Straight!

Kris
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2012

Kris

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Kris joined the Excellence In Fitness team in 2012, bringing with him a vast knowledge of health and fitness. Born in Lexington, KY, and living all over the states, Kris fell in love with soccer at an early age. He played for multiple club and travel teams throughout his youth and into his high school career.

Upon graduation from Banks County High school in Georgia, having lettered in football and soccer, Kris enlisted into the United States Marine Corps.  In his four years with the Marine Corps as an infantryman, Kris served with 1st F.A.S.T. (Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team), and 1st LAR (Light Armored Reconnaissance). Having developed a deeper love for fitness and learning a wide variety of techniques and training styles from his fellow Marines, Kris wanted to further his education in the health and fitness field. Pursuing his degree in Exercise Science, Kris has become certified as a personal trainer through ACE as well as through EIF’s Body of Excellence™ program. He is also certified in CPR/AED through AHA.

Kris has discovered a newfound love for triathlons. Having competed in multiple already, he plans to complete a full Iron Man by his 35th birthday.  Kris is a valued team member at EIF and believes that the benefits of a healthy lifestyle far outweigh the physical, capturing the mental and emotional rewards as well. Through hard work, perseverance, and accountability, anything is possible.

Tony
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2008

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Tony was born and raised in Harwood, MD and has always had a passion for sports and fitness. That love started at an early age when he started playing basketball for Galesville, a small town near Harwood. For many years he was an athlete only, never exposed to any one on one training except the special attention he received from his coaches and older family members. Sports were a mainstay in his life all the way through Southern High School where he played basketball, football and religiously lived in the weight room. While attending college in Lakeland, Florida, Tony began studying physical education and that lead him to continuing his education beyond the average curriculum.

Tony began working at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center on campus and excelled as a student fitness instructor. Upon returning home, he quickly got a job at Bowie Sport Fit and continued his love for working out and training. While still working in Bowie, Tony received a great opportunity to work in the chiropractic field, which went hand in hand because he was continually expanding his knowledge of the human body. After much extensive training in the chiropractic field and sitting before the Maryland Chiropractors Board of Examiners, Tony became a licensed Chiropractic Technician and spent four years at Advanced Chiropractic Center in Crofton. During those years he became very particular about proper body mechanics and that led him to educate many patients on the importance of exercise and stretching. Tony spent some time in Upper Marlboro coaching boys age 10-12 basketball and his practices where known to be pretty intense, maybe that’s why in the first season his boys only lost 1 game. In order to further his education,

Tony began studying for the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) Certified Personal Trainer Exam and passed it with flying colors. Armed with those two great certifications and energy through the roof, he started training clients in Severna Park, producing great results for his clients, and hasn’t looked back since. In addition to those previous certifications, Tony is also a Level one C.O.R.E. Instructor and has plans to add as many letters as possible to the end of his name. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing sports, and coaching his four nephews. With his ambition and wealth of knowledge in the health and fitness industry, his number one priority is making sure everyone of his clients obtain all of their specific goals utilizing the Body of Excellence™ program here at Excellence In Fitness.

David
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2010

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David has been with the EIF team for over five years. He has worked with a variety of clientele while specializing in high intensity training (HIT), overall weight loss and strength training. Using EIF’s Body of Excellence Program, he develops a customized training program for every individual. Based upon the personal needs of every individual client, he incorporates various elements of a specially designed formula to achieve desired goals for everyone to reach their optimal potential.  

David has a Bachelor’s degree in Sport’s and Health Sciences, and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. Along with helping people achieve their personal goals, David currently is the head coach for wrestling at Annapolis High School. Along with coaching, he is the co-founder of The Bullseye School of wrestling, also located in Annapolis, MD. Having been involved in wrestling for over twenty-two years, David has studied under World Champion and Olympic medalist, Coach Terry Brands. Being a part of the great sport of wrestling has taught him the importance of dedication and determination and believes that these reasons are the determinate in achieving your goals and overcoming any obstacle and the true success of life. This is the foundation of his philosophy and the core element of his being and the reason all EIF clients are successful and achieve their personal goals.

David is a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and American Heart Association CPR/AED Certified. He is a wonderful addition to the to the Excellence In Fitness Team.

Earl
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2015

Britt

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Britt recently moved to the Crofton area and started with EIF in 2015.  She was born in Reno, NV but has lived in Canada, California, Rhode Island, Illinois, Alaska and Hawaii.  She has always loved sports and exercise in general.  She played volleyball, basketball, swam and ran track through high school.  As a track sprinter she competed at the Provincial (state) level in the 100m and 200m events.      

She studied Journalism at the University of Nevada Reno and Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego, CA.  After marrying her military husband she supported his career as well as staying home with her three children.  The gym and running was a haven for her.   In 2009 she became an ACE certified personal trainer and found her passion for training others.

Through her own journey of training and running marathons and ½ marathons she found the power your mind has to hold you back or push you forward.  To date she has run 6 marathons and 8 half-marathons.  To augment all of her running she began to strength train and saw for herself the amazing benefits and results.   In her previous coaching and personal training jobs she loved motivating and helping others to push themselves to be the best they could be and is looking forward to doing the same with everyone she works with at EIF.  In addition to her ACE certification, she has two Crossfit certifications, her CPR/AED through The American Heart Association and is certified in the Body of Excellence program.    

Scott
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2009

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Scott was born in Long Island, New York and graduated from Kingston High School located in the Hudson Valley of upstate NY in 1984. Scott was a three-sport athlete throughout his high school career, playing soccer, wrestling and track at the varsity levels. His passion for one-on-one competition which began at the age of 8, lead him to focus on track and wrestling as his main sports where he excelled as a state level competitor in both.

As a sprinter in track, Scott competed in the 4×100 relay and 100 and 200 meters dashes. In his junior year, his 4×100 meter relay team took third place in the NYPSAA State track meet. Scott also competed as a long jumper and triple jumper and was a divisional long jump champion with a jump of 22′-2.”

While track was a huge part of Scott’s life as a young athlete, wrestling proved to be his first love. As a wrestler, Scott was a 2-time county, 2-time division and NYPSAA sectional tournament champion at 132/138 pound weight classes. Scott’s love for the sport of wrestling lead him into the world of coaching which he has been involved in for the past 15 years. His coaching career began in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where he was a head youth coach and assistant high school coach. There he coached several young athletes who have gone on to compete at the Division 1 collegiate level.In 2002, Scott came to the fine state of Maryland where he and his family reside in the Ulmstead community of Arnold, MD. Scott has continued his commitment to the sport of wrestling and is currently the head varsity coach at Broadneck High School as well as the head coach of the Cape St. Claire youth wrestling program. Scott’s two sons, Collin and Cameron, both compete at a national level in wrestling under his tutelage as well as other members of the Maryland national teams.

Scott comes to Excellence In Fitness with the same passion for health and fitness as he does for wrestling. His goal as a personal trainer is to instill the same “I can” attitude in his clients when it comes to their goals just as he does with his wrestlers. Functionality, increased activity and confidence are all benefits that Scott feels he can bring to his clients lives. Watching a client break through mental and physical barriers are the most gratifying aspects of being a personal trainer for Scott. Scott knows from experience that the more you can push through those barriers, the more you can achieve – regardless of your individual goals.

Bobby
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2013

Bobby

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Bobby lettered in football and basketball at South River High School. He graduated in 2008, and accepted an athletic scholarship to continue his football career at Old Dominion University. After spending two years there, Bobby decided to transfer to Shepherd University.

During his three years at Shepherd, the football team won two conference championships in addition to reaching the NCAA Division 2 final four. As the starting quarterback, Bobby led the Rams to an overall record of 17-5. During his senior season, he was named team MVP and first team all-conference. He was also chosen to play in the Prograss International Scout Bowl which was held in Florence, Alabama. Bobby graduated from Shepherd in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Prior to joining the EIF team, he worked as a Performance Coach at Athletic Republic where he trained athletes of all ages. In addition to being CPR/AED certified Bobby is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA). Bobby also has experience at Excellence in Fitness as a client. In 2004 he was trained by the owner, Joe Aben, for his upcoming football season.

Earl
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2016

Drew

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Drew has always loved sports.  In high school, she played softball and tennis.  It was not until she moved to Whidbey Island in Washington State where she found her passion for fitness.  Drew was certified in group fitness through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America in 2001 and has been teaching group fitness classes ever since.   After having her first child in 2005, Drew decided to get certified in Stroller Strides so she could continue feeding her passion for teaching.  She continued Stroller Strides until she decided to start teaching muscle conditioning and step classes.  Drew felt as though these classes lit her fire even more and then made the decision to pursue her certification in Les Mills Body Combat in 2007 and continues to teach that class today.  She became certified in Les Mills Body Vive in 2007 and Sh’Bam in 2010.  

After falling in love with the martial arts aspect of Body Combat, she decided to pursue Muay Thai and began taking private Muay Thai lessons at a local mixed marital arts gym.  Soon after, she found a hidden passion for MMA and started Fight Fit classes in 2013.  She continues to teach those classes today and dabbles in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and striking classes when she finds the time.  She also received her certification in mitt holding at Level Up in the summer of 2016.  

Drew decided recently that she wanted to take her teaching a step further and transition to training clients one-on-one.  She started working at Excellence In Fitness in the summer of 2016 and is Body of Excellence certified as a Professional Fitness Coach.  Drew has made an immediate impact with encouraging and motivating her clients toward obtaining their health and fitness goals.

Earl
EIF PERSONAL TRAINER SINCE 2016

Steve

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Steven was born in Houston, Texas and moved to Annapolis at the age of nine.  He grew up playing as many sports as he had time for and found his favorite sport was rugby.  Steven attended Archbishop Spalding High School where he played rugby all four years.  He was named team captain in his senior season.  

After high school, Steven went to Texas A&M University where he continued to play rugby and joined the Corps of Cadets.  Steven traveled all around the southern United States competing in the top collegiate rugby division.  In the Corps of Cadets, he was a member of the most physically demanding unit, performing military-style physical training 5 days a week. 

Steven also led a training group for members of the Corps who had failed their physical fitness test.  He achieved a 100% passing rate for both semesters he led the group and discovered a new passion in training others and helping them achieve their goals.  
After graduating from Texas A&M, Steven received his Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council of Exercise and moved back to Annapolis to begin a career in personal training.  He is Body of Excellence certified as a Professional Fitness Coach at EIF.

Our professional trainers have been voted Best Trainers for nine consecutive years by What's Up? Annapolis and What's Up? West County.

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