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!


Tristan Carlson


I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in business economics, but my passion lies with training and fitness coaching. I’m currently working towards my CSCS certification and plan to pursue another degree in exercise science. Introduced to weightlifting early on in high school, I have always been smitten by the sights and sounds of the gym. To me, there is no sweeter feeling in the world than the completion of a day’s workout and the pump that comes along with it. That being said, the thrust of my training isn’t to just pick up heavy stuff and put it back down. When it comes to fitness and the goals that people set for themselves regarding it: it’s a process that no one pathway or technique can provide 100% for every individual, so you have to tailor the experience and process to that specific individual and their goals. Through dedication and meticulous attention to YOUR needs, I am here to take you where you want to go with your body and lifestyle. My ultimate goal is to be unneeded by the end of our partnership. I want to be exceeded and pushed by my clients and will do everything I can to make that happen. Be it bodybuilding, powerlifting, functional strength, weight loss, you name it.. WE CAN DO IT.

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Cynthia Clayton


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 own...in other words, I want my clients to no longer "need" a trainer.

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Sharyn Conley


Sharyn is a certified Les Mills BodyPump Instructor, Les Mills BodyCombat Instructor, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, and a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. Sharyn began her fitness journey 5 years ago after losing a baby. She turned her pain into fuel and lost 150 pounds. She went from a size 24 to a size 4 by eating clean and strength training. Sharyn knows the struggle and wants to help others find the best version of themselves to live a healthier and fitter life.  See Sharyn at The Local Gym and let her help guide you on your fitness journey.

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Karen Johnson


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 💪🏼❤️. 


Corey Latham


I have been into fitness to some capacity for the majority of my life. I am currently completing my NASM certification. One thing that I have noticed over the years is that most all diets work if followed, whomever the diet is too difficult to become a lifestyle and once the desired weight is obtained then old habits reappear and more weight is gained than you started. I also use the gym as a tool to reach the desired goal, but once the goal is met, there are other forms of exercise that can be done to maintain where you want to be. This is what I am promoting: lifelong fitness. So when I see you 2 years from now you are still in shape and in great health because you made a lifestyle change in how you eat as well as a physical activity you participate in 3 days a week because you enjoy it.


Laura Wyton


I struggled with my weight most of my adult life, so I know just how tough of a battle it can be.  I finally figured things out in 2017, and lost 77 pounds and 34% body fat at the age of 49.  I am passionate about health and fitness and have always loved helping people, so becoming a personal trainer was a perfect fit for me.  I am certified as a personal trainer as well as a specialist in fitness nutrition via ISSA, and also have a bachelor's degree in psychology.  

I believe that long-lasting results come from making lifestyle and mindset changes, not from diets with end dates.  I strive to educate and empower my clients to make those changes while also offering motivation, support, and feedback to help them reach their goals.  If I can lose weight, get in shape, and become the healthiest I've ever been, so can you!

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11am - 3pm

Members have access 24/7



10175 Dallas Acworth Hwy 

Dallas, GA 30132



Tel:  (770) 966-7710


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