Our Team: Next Step Fitness

Aaron Watkins

General Manager

Aaron Watkins

I have been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 10 years with a back ground in Health Sciences. My passion for fitness started as a collegiate soccer player and coaching younger players in my off time. I started training athletes while in college and quickly found a love of personal training. I completed my Personal Training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine in 2011 then continued to add more certifications to broaden my scope of practice as I grew into my field. I am blessed with an amazing wife, Tarah of 5 years, along with two children, Jace – 3 and Haven – 18mo.
“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.”

Will Dooley

Personal Trainer

Will Dooley

I have a passion for fitness and a pure desire to help others to never give up on achieving their goals and develop healthy lifestyle patterns in each and every client I work with. As an Army vet and personal trainer I continue to improve my own overall health and fitness through mountain biking, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Kari Wessinger

Certified Personal Trainer

Kari Wessinger

I am the proud mother of one very energetic little boy and I love fitness! Being a Fitness Instructor, I am motivated by helping clients at all fitness levels get into the best shape of their lives. I strongly believe health is a conscious lifestyle choice necessary for longevity and happiness. No matter what age or goal, I love helping others become healthier and stronger. It's not about vanity, it's about being the best version of yourself!

Brandon McCall

Fitness Consultant

Brandon McCall

I’ve been working out and pursuing fitness since my early teenage years, what I believed at the time were just extracurricular activities and fun hobbies have since blossomed into a passion and the career path I plan to pursue! Other than fitness I enjoy fishing and spending time outside with my family and friends! Remember, you’re a dream come true you just have to believe!

Joseph Miller

Front Desk Lead

Joseph Miller

Growing up I have always been into sports and overall being active. Basketball was always one of my favorite sports to watch and play, but I didn't notice how good I was until I started playing organized basketball games. An interesting fact about me would be that I am a huge gamer, from computer games to console games, I am a huge fan. Working here at Next Step Fitness has been a very life-changing experience for me. I have never been a "gym rat" but the staff and members here encourage me to workout and stay in great shape. Our personal trainers here also have given me workouts and tips to help me reach my fitness goals towards basketball. I hope to continue growing with this company and changing lives the same way they have changed mine.

Caitlin

Front Desk Associate

Caitlin

I never really went to the gym; I used to keep active though gymnastics, cheerleading, and other activities. Sometimes it's hard for me to go into the gym because I am not the strongest or most fit person, but at the end of the day I'm not competing with anyone but myself to become the best I can possibly be. I am also a full-time student at CF studying to become a psychologist. In my spare time i like to read, drink tea, and cuddle up with my guinea pig.

Kylle Edwards

Front Desk Associate

Kylle Edwards

I am a front desk associate at Next Step Fitness. At a young age I was exposed to super heroes and anime characters, with Goku from Dragon Ball Z being one of my favorites. Seeing those characters on television and witnessing their feats of strength made me want to train and be just like them. I started by doing push-ups and other calisthenics to improve my strength but it wasn't until the age of 14 when I started training with weights. I am now 19 and my passion for weight lifting has grown even stronger.

Judy Reyes

Front Desk Associate

Judy Reyes

My name is Judy and I have never met a stranger! I love finding new ways to stay healthy and active, which is why I am excited to be a part of the Next Step family! I am also passionate about my community, and look forward to finding new ways to help and connect with others. When I am not staying fit, I can usually be found planning my next trip or getting new decorating ideas for my home.

Marcus Manning

Front Desk Associate

Marcus Manning

My goal is to be the best version of me that I can possibly become. The word impossible is not in my vocabulary, because I believe every dream can come true with faith along with effort. I love everything about fitness and watching others work hard to reach their goals. I put my all into my training along with everything I do. I train like Black Panther to unleash my inner Hulk, compete like Hawkeye so I can ball like Ironman. Everything is possible with a little faith and hark work.
"Just because I'm struggling doesn't mean I'm going to give up."