Carolee Poythress, Owner and Program Designer
I am a fitness professional with over 22 years of experience in the fitness industry. I’ve worked with the New Jersey Devils NHL team Orthopedic, Dr. Barry Fisher as a trainer and Physical Therapist Aid. I was the Group Fitness Director of Impact Athletics, Group Fitness Director of Jack LaLane and worked as Lead Kickboxing Instructor under Sensi John Giotis and Vesna Giotis at the American Jiu Jitsu Center. My experience in physical fitness includes Group Instruction, Personal Training, Boot Camp, Cardio-kickboxing, Body Building and Aqua Fitness and specializing in agility and power moves. I’ve worked with a wide range of clients, including teens, seniors, and athletes, as well as pre- and post-natal moms.
Passion for a healthy lifestyle has always been an important part of my life–my grandmother would always encourage me to be strong and healthy saying, “if you are healthy, you will be a happy person,” and, “if you eat well and eat clean: stay away from restaurants and fried, greasy, sugary foods, your body will take care of you and run like a machine.”
My inspiration is my family: I’m a mom to two beautiful girls, as well as being a daughter, sister, wife, and friend. When I’m not in the gym I enjoy spending time with my girls, riding bikes, swimming, playing Wii, shopping and watching movies or our favorite shows, like the Biggest Loser and American Idol.
Sharing my love of fitness, helping others to achieve their goals and motivating others to change their bodies and their lives is where I find happiness. I’m a dedicated trainer and I enjoy bringing my wealth of experience and a personal, caring approach to each client. I take great pride in what I do and there is nothing better than seeing people commit themselves to living a healthy and happy life. The best compliment I can get is changing someone’s life for the better! I love to see before and after pictures, as well as cholesterol, blood tests, sugar level tests, life changes, and more. It lets me know I have done my job as a trainer.
Excel Body Fitness was born out of this passion, to create a welcoming, family atmosphere along with the dedicated, hands-on instruction and attention of a personal trainer- but in a group fitness setting.
Fitness is my passion. My goal? To design a world-class fitness program that delivers real results, but to build it around people by investing in community and relationships.
Here at Excel Body Fitness, we believe that if you excel in fitness, you excel in life.