At Fitness First Health & Wellness we believe that achieving your fitness goals is crucial because people are the most important factors in a company’s success.
That’s why we’re proud to say that we work with some of the best people around!
Meet the team and find out how they help make Fitness First Health & Wellness the Best Gym in Norfolk!
Hannah Hooper has incorporated weight training into her fitness routine, discovering not only increased strength in her yoga practice, but also a deeper understanding of our physical structure itself. With her unique skill set and experience in teaching students of all ages and backgrounds…MORE INFO
Owner / Trainer / Director Julie’s passion for fitness started in 1991 when she began teaching group fitness classes at Wareings Gym in Virginia Beach. She then became a certified Personal Trainer in 2001. Julie is a Graduate of Old Dominion University; Certifications from the National Council on Strength and Fitness (Personal Trainer), Tufts University (Nutrition Specialist), as well as certifications from AFAA Primary Group Fitness, AAAI, Kickboxing and Profitness Cycling. She is also a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association…MORE INFO
Group Fitness Instructor Alexa is a RYT500 teaching yoga to beginners and seasoned students since 2010. She was introduced to yoga by a good friend over 15 years ago and her own practice began. She was immediately drawn to that sense of calm, inner peace, and joy that a continuous practice awakened in her. In 2009 she found Atma Bodha Yoga Studio and enrolled in the teacher training program under the guidance of …MORE INFO
Group Fitness Instructor Nichole has close to a decade of experience as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Throughout her career she has had the privilege of working at top gyms in Baltimore (her hometown), New York City, and Norfolk. Since moving here see has worked as the sole trainer for an environmental company in Ghent…MORE INFO
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor Jaci and her husband, Rob, transferred to Norfolk from Annapolis in the fall of 2013 as part of his naval career. One of the first orders of business when they moved was to find a new “home gym,” and have been loving the “Fitness First” life ever since. Jaci has always been passionate about all things fitness related-having been a two sport athlete in college and a finisher …MORE INFO
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor Jenae is a certified personal and group training professional through AFAA, and she also has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. Jenae served in the United States Navy for four years, and it was there she developed a love of fitness. She trained every step of the way through running, weight training, circuit training, step aerobics and yoga which launched her into …MORE INFO
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor Kevin has a unique passion for fitness. With twenty years of physical training experience, he is well rounded in the movements and limitations of the body. He played athletic and competitive sports for many years up to the collegiate level, with a focus in endurance and strength building. After taking the step to turn his hobby into a career, he developed …MORE INFO
Group Fitness Instructor Christie has been with Fitness First Health & Wellness since it opened it’s doors in 2010. Her passion is to share her personal fitness journey with others. Christie believes that the pursuit of wellness is ongoing and only achieved through balance, consistency and clear commitment to personal goals…MORE INFO