Chris Wooten - Owner of Bodyshop Athletics- Bodyshop Athletics began in 2000 after Chris decided to hang up his gun and pursue his passion. After training all walks of life; from the Marines that protect the President of the United States, to little league athletes, and virtually everything in between, Chris decided it was time to use the gifts that God had provided him with to help other people, and started a full time career in personal training. "I have had dinner with Presidents, and walked beside royalty, but nothing is as amazing as helping another person improve their quality of life". Through this "ministry" called Bodyshop Athletics, we have literally changed the lives of thousands of people. Chris's favorite quote is from President Ronald Reagan: "Some people go through their entire lives wondering if they ever helped anyone; the U.S. Marines do not have that problem". We at Bodyshop Athletics don't have that problem either!!!
Laura Wooten Laura graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1988 with a B.S. in business and economic studies. This is also where she started her fitness career teaching aerobics. In 1996, she attained her MPH or Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina, focusing on nutrition and exercise science. In 1997, Laura became a wife to Chris and is now a mother of three (ages 3,8 and 11), and author of 3 cookbooks. As a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Laura strives to improve the nutritional habits of all the clients at Bodyshop Athletics. Her services consist of one on one consultations, Corporate wellness, Small groups seminars as well as online nutritional guidance and accountability. "The most awesome woman in the world!" per Chris Wooten
Mary Zanca (General Manager) started training with Chris when she was 15 yrs old and never turned back. She loves people and helping them reach their goals in a healthy way. She is a graduate of Anderson University where she was a 4 year starter in soccer. Mary started working at Bodyshop Athletics the day after she graduated in May 2006. She has been married for over 3 years to her best friend Anthony Zanca. Mary is a certified personal trainer through A.F.P.A. " I am so thankful for the Bodyshop, it is not a job but a family. I love getting to challenge and encourage my clients not only physcially but in their walk with the Lord as well."
Jason Windley Co-Owner of Bodyshop Athletics Irmo. After graduating from Southside High School in Greenville, Jason attended Erskine College where he was captain of the soccer team and a member of the cross country team. Jason started training with The Body Shop in January 2006 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. In 2007, he played in the Premier Arena Soccer League for Greenville’s Performance FC Phoenix. Now he coaches at Lexington United Soccer Club. Jason has a strong interest in music and dance and hopes to soon begin teaching hip-hop classes. If Jason could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world he would love to dine with Bill Cosby. Jason is the proud owner of Bodyshop Athletics X located in Irmo. Learn more about it HERE.
Virginia Geddings While personal training over the last few years, Virginia has made her passion become her life. She and her husband Kevin have three beautiful children, 2 dogs and a cat. Her love for fitness and exercise began over 17 years ago while growing up in Chapin, SC. After attending the University of South Carolina, Virginia made Columbia her home, and has been here for 12 years. As a Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA, Virginia says "I feel the ultimate goal as a trainer is help individuals become healthy so that they can live their lives to the fullest".
Bridgette Grice began working with the BodyShop Family as a Sophomore in high school while training with her volleyball team. She is originally from Lexington and played both volleyball and ran track at LHS, and then furthered her education at Coastal Carolina University where she studied Health Promotion. She now is married to Rick Grice and they have a daughter, Mara Mae. "I feel privaleged to work in such an inspiring, uplifting, and high spirited environment, the Body Shop is a true family." Bridgette is an advocate of having an all around healthy mind, body, and soul. Working at Bodyshop Athletics allows her to not only help others achieve there fitness goals, but also share the gospel through her own actions!
Josh Attaway began working with us in June of 2011. He graduated from Lexington High School in 2007. Josh was first introduced to the Bodyshop in High School, while Chris was training his baseball team. He then went on to college as a memebr of the University of South Carolina Aiken baseball team. Josh recieved his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and graduated in May 2011. His goal is to carry on the tradition of integrity in training and sports, through proper guidance and leadership.
Leslie McCutchan Leslie was born and raised in North East Tennessee where she developed a passion for all things exercise and a heart for helping others. Leslie went to school and played soccer at Murray State University in Kentucky were she graduated with an Exercise Science Degree. After graduating in 2006 she became a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and moved to Nashville to start her career. In 2009 she moved to South Carolina and has been at Bodyshop Athletics since March of 2011. Leslie has been happily married to her husband, Brett, for 2 ½ years. She loves helping people attain and maintain their goals.
Angela Pickel Angela and her husband Ken both grew up in Nashville, TN. They moved to Lexington, South Carolina in June of 2000 where they are now raising their daughter Natalie, 12 and their son Owen, 10. Angela always had a passion for working out and after years of going to others and other places for workouts, she decided to do what she had always wanted to do, become a Personal Trainer. After being certified by A.F.A.A. she began working at the Bodyshop Athletics in October of 2012. "I had always enjoyed working out and I decided that I wanted to help others change their lives and their bodies and have FUN!" "I have really been blessed to work for Chris and with a group of people who are so kind and sincerly interested in helping others." "There is no better place or group of people in town!"