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Our Trainers

Sometimes you just need a little push, and at The Local Gym, we understand that sometimes taking that first step to wellness can be the most difficult. That is why our certified personal trainers are here to guide, educate, and push you just enough to reach your fitness goals. Whether that goal is to lose weight, tone up, run a marathon, or just feel better about yourself, our trainers will ensure that you get the most out of every workout. Our personal trainers are committed to helping you achieve your goals!

Cynthia Clayton


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I am an AFPA certified personal trainer since 2008.  I've competed in women's bodybuilding and was successful in earning a Pro Bodybuilding card.  


I strive to make my clients aware that losing weight and keeping it off must result in living a healthy lifestyle.  One of my favorite sayings is..."eat to live, don't live to eat" which sums up my thoughts on our bodies.  I also like to train and give my clients the tools to be able to venture on their other words, I want my clients to no longer "need" a trainer.

Grace Guinan


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I am a Sophomore at Kennesaw State University and currently studying for my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I was a cheerleader for 4 years and have experience in tumbling and gymnastics. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA and am currently enrolled in their Elite Trainer Program and am striving to complete my Corrective Exercise and Nutrition Certificates. 

I believe that physical fitness is more than just "going" to the gym; it is a lifelong commitment. Living an active lifestyle requires a change in mindset, discipline, and diet. These changes are the root where real results and progress stems from. I am prepared to help people not only achieve their goals but equip them with the knowledge to improve their overall health and wellness."

Karen Johnson


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My name is Karen Johnson. I am a competitive bodybuilder in the Women’s Physique division and have competed in the sport since I was in my early 20s. I am also a physical therapist assistant. Currently, I am working towards achieving my goal of becoming an IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness) professional athlete. 


I haven’t always been physically fit, there was a time in my life after having children where I became extremely overweight. My husband and I decided to go on a weight loss journey by “Setting Goals High & Smashing them Together”.


We both made the decision that a significant lifestyle change was needed in order to accomplish our goals. Are you ready for CHANGE???  I would love to be your change maker. Nutrition is the foundation but cardio and resistance training are also key components to ensure success. 


I am a tough trainer and I will support, encourage, and motivate you to be your best self. Now let’s get to work 💪🏼❤️. 

Vesselina Kaynarova


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I am attending Georgia Highlands and studying to become a dental hygienist. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Management, but my passion is fitness. I am currently working towards being certified. Currently, I am also working on becoming a Real Estate Professional. To me a fitness certification does not mean anything, it’s all about what you know and what you’ve learned over the years so you can help others. I am all about helping people reach their goals with my knowledge.

I always strive to improve and set goals for myself. If you want to learn how to be stronger then let us get to work! The goal is not to be skinny; the goal is to be a better version of YOU!  So, bring the “beauty and the beast” out of you, and let’s get to work! 

Francisco Orozco


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I am a prior service member where I trained Marines to meet peak physical fitness goals to achieve unmatched efficiency and performance. My training is vigorous as it is adaptive to anyone’s needs and goals. I am an ISSA certified personal trainer and am currently enrolled in their elite training program seeking my nutrition specialist certification, powerlifting instructor certification, and strength and conditioning coach certification. I am also a student at Kennesaw State University seeking a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree. My training is not limited to weights as I can tailor speed training, explosiveness, corrective exercise, and aquatic training if needed. I believe in developing powerful human beings from the inside out, as most, if not all of the physical training consists of developing a mindset as well as a physique that is set upon a foundation of dedication, consistency, and confidence. 

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