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CONCIERGE WELLNESS SERVICES
Building Bodies has designed its services to bring Health and Wellness to your doorstep. Whether you are in need of a personal trainer, a relaxing massage, or a rooftop yoga class, we have services that will increase your overall health and well-being. We are Building Bodies and we are your new luxury amenity.
Meet the Team
Mike is a former nationally ranked high school tennis player and, for two seasons, the #1 player at the University of Massachusetts. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. He has been fitness training professionally since 2007 and is a career trainer. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer(CPT), Performance Enhancement Specialist(PES), and Nutrition Specialist. He is, also, TRX certified and is currently studying for his EXOS Performance Specialist certification and TPI Golf certification.
Mike was born and raised in Boston and has always been involved in sports: playing basketball, football, baseball, and hockey. He loves working with all types of clients ranging from elite athletes to the novice just starting on their fitness journey. For the past 3 years, Mike has been a top trainer at the most exclusive and elite teams in the fitness industry, Prescriptive Fitness. Along with co-founder Matt Nunn, Mike has discovered a new dream: to provide the most premier personal training, yoga, and massage therapy to clients in the comforts of their own luxury buildings.
Matt is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sciences with an emphasis in Health Fitness Instruction. He is a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and certified TRX instructor.
For the past 3 years, Matt has been one of the top trainers of Charlotte’s most elite personal training team, Prescriptive Fitness. His previous experience training everyone from elite athletes to beginners just starting their fitness journey has allowed him to gain priceless experience that has lead to his new endeavor. He has focused his attention on creating an unrivaled concierge wellness service company, Building Bodies.
Montrel is a versatile massage therapist with over 5 years experience. He graduated from the Dayton School of neuromuscular and medical massage and has honed the skills necessary to make to make individuals feel at their best. Studying kinesiology at The Ohio State University, Montrel developed a passion for focusing on awareness and self-care. How do you ask? By connecting and preventing repetitive motor injuries that occur from everyday activities (RMI).
Montrel has experienced an onset of clinical, spa, and gym settings utilizing the muscles’ strengths and weaknesses. He offers deep tissue, Swedish, reflexive, and prenatal massages. He even offers an eastern medicine modality and spiritual alignment of cranial Sacral therapies under the pupils of D.O. Dr John Upleadger. Through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
I am a licensed massage therapist and I hold multiple certifications that revolve around integrating the Body and Mind. My ongoing passion stems from my training in a soft tissue manual therapy in Structural Integration, the Dr. Ida Rolf Method. Additionally, I am well-versed in advanced myofascial release techniques and neuromuscular massage. I am a certified integrative restoration meditation teacher, iRest and finally, a trauma sensitive RYT 200 yoga instructor.
My work, a Body Work Experience with you leading the way, is a partnership between client and therapist. It is through this understanding that at the heart of all lasting change is the capacity to help yourself. I promise to meet you where you are and bring what I call Em-Bod-Ease to your being.
- Em – “Put in or into, bring into a certain state. “
- Body – “The physical structure of a person including the bones, flesh, and organs”
- Ease – “Move with Grace”
Amy has been a licensed massage therapist for 19 years. She earned her massage therapy license from the South Technical Education Center in Boynton Beach Florida. She has worked on pro athletes and in medical offices during her massage therapy career. Amy is highly experienced in deep tissue massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy. Her experience and technique enables her to help each client with their treatment goals. She also has experience with hot stone and prenatal massage therapy.
Over the past 10 years my fitness career has included Spinning, CrossFit, Bodybuilding, Boxing, and High Intensity Interval Training. In 2017, I was named by the Charlotte Agenda as one of the “15 Charlotte workout enthusiasts you should be following on Instagram.” All of this experience has lead me to Building Bodies and I couldn’t be happier to serve on this amazing team of fitness professionals, all with the common goal of working together to transform lives.
It flatters me when people look at me and ask if I was a gymnast, dancer or cheerleader. But no, I wasn’t a former athlete, high school track star, or even cheerleader. I’m just a real chick who decided to fight obesity the healthy way through exercise and proper nutrition. As I grew up, I jumped on the bandwagon of every new diet craze. I’d lose weight, get super skinny, then gain it back. The cycle continued until I finally put my foot down and decided to make a permanent life change and commitment to better health.
My previous struggles with my health have paved the way for me to inspire others on their journeys because I can relate. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and not like what you see. Now that Fitness is my life, my mission is to push people beyond their perceived potential. Often times we limit ourselves mentally which causes us to limit ourselves physically. My purpose is to help you overcome mental roadblocks and self doubt. I’m here to help you push through and unearth the inner strength that can help you exceed your goals!
Giavonni is a NCCA certified action personal trainer and strength and mobility specialist. He is a young, highly motivated trainer in Charlotte, NC who is looking to grow in the personal training field by helping others fulfill their personal fitness goals.
Giavonni played division 1 basketball at Texas Southern University and finished his last year at UNC Pembroke where he received his bachelors degree in exercise science. While obtaining his degree, he studied through NSCM to become an exercise physiologist and, also, became certified in stretch therapy at Restore Hyperwellness and Cryotherapy. This holistic approach allows Giavonni to not only coach you through intense personal training sessions, but also cater to your body by making sure you are following the right steps to help you recover after each session. Giavonni is extremely motivated and passionate about his work and cannot wait to help you accomplish your goals.
Antwon is a passionate and driven personal trainer. Originally from Georgia, he always saw a bigger picture. This picture led him into the Army reserves at age 17. After a year of wanting to see more of the world, he enlisted into Active Duty Army.
Serving 8 years in the United States Army is where he began his love for fitness and health. He started training on his first of three combat tours, helping maintain the physical conditions of his soldiers and unit as a whole. During his 3rd combat tour he took his passion to the next level and became certified through ISSA (International School of Sports Science). During his last year in the Army Antwon started training clients and decided that the joy and satisfaction he received from helping people reach their goals physically was his purpose. After completing his active military service he relocated to Charlotte still a National Guard member but to focus on becoming a better and dynamic personal trainer. Many of his relatives and family members have faced health complications and this drives Antwon to help others build a healthier lifestyle that will last forever.
Mary Bryan graduated from Salem College with a degree in business management and worked in business and banking in Charlotte for many years before retiring to raise her children.
As she raised her children, Mary Bryan volunteered in Charlotte in many capacities. But it was not until after being diagnosed with breast cancer that she found her true career and calling: inspiring others to be their strongest selves – whether in their pursuit of personal fitness or in their own battles with breast cancer. With that, she came out of retirement to become an ASCM certified personal trainer. She launched MBfit Charlotte and has worked with the Prescriptive Fitness team for 7 years and ThriveCarolinas since their opening in 2017.
Nick is a graduate from Winthrop University with a degree in exercise science focused in strength and conditioning and nutrition. He has been certified by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and by EXOS as a Performance Specialist.
While earning his degree, Nick has worked with countless athletes and clients to achieve their highest potential. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for EXOS and Wingate University. In 2014, a Traumatic Brain Injury ended his football career and led to his obsession with rehab, health and wellness. Nick has developed a passion for living and helping others live a healthy, thriving lifestyle. When he’s not training, Nick enjoys mountain biking, skiing, golf and obstacle course racing.
Testimonials from your neighbors
I really look forward to my sessions with Matt!! He is energetic and always changing the workouts to shock my system and as a result the results have been better than expected, both in weight and strength. At 51 yrs old, I’m more tone now than I was 5 yrs ago when I only worked out alone and I’ve maintained a healthy weight while gaining muscle. Due to an accident, I had limited flexibility in my wrists. After six months the flexibility is much better. In addition, my strength is much better as is my endurance. Matt changes every workout and helps me focus on the exercises at hand while pushing me to go further. I’d tell new members to trust Matt and trust the process. I’ve worked out weekly for 20 yrs and this is hands down the best experience I’ve had.
Todd AshworthFixed Income Sales
I've become stronger, fitter and more active both physically and mentally and it's all because of the workouts I do with Matt & those he gives me to do alone. I have lost 30lbs, gained muscle and increased my muscle strength. My greatest accomplishment has been losing the weight and improving my overall health. Matt pushes me to do more than I think I can and I am always surprised at how strong I've become. Make the commitment to yourself, stay focused and stay consistent - it doesn't matter how long it takes, you'll get there.
Shevaun PottowFinance Manager
Matt has not only transformed my physical physique, but has also created a healthy lifestyle that has greatly impacted my overall health. I'm less stressed out, happier to get up every morning and feel great about myself. I came to Matt out of shape and twenty pounds overweight. I have shed over 20 pounds and this is the strongest I have been since college. Friends and family members that haven't seen me in a while are blown away by the transformation. I was amazed how easily the weight started to fall off by committing to a workout routine with Matt and tweaking my diet. I look forward to each and every workout with Matt as he keeps consistently changing the routines to keep things fun and me working in the right direction towards my goals. What I like most about there workouts is the variety. It's never the same workout twice and Matt is the perfect combination of listening to what I'm saying and pushing me to reach my goals.
Michael FlaumFounding Partner - NoFA LLC
An excellent gym needs an excellent trainer and that is just what the Encore, South Park has managed to create through its modern facilities. Matt has been my personal trainer for the last year and whenever I am in town (I travel frequently on business) he has accommodated me by fitting me in to his busy schedule. But it goes way beyond just that. I have been a fitness fanatic for most of my life. Having played professional rugby and enjoyed tennis, golf and running there are not many training exercises with which I have not been confronted. That is, until I met Matt. Every time he seems to come up with something new. There is nothing routine about spending an hour with Matt as your personal trainer. He carefully explains that which is expected of you in an exercise and the expected results. He is aware of your condition during the session, ameliorating or increasing the exercise level accordingly. He seems particularly adept at finding those areas that need most work and at the end of a session and the following day you are keenly aware of the muscle here, the stiffness there, that evidence the workout effectiveness. It is my believe that I am overall body fitter today than at any time in the last 40 years and all thanks to Matt.
I’ve been practicing yoga for 20+ years and every time I go to Laura’s class I feel challenged in a new way. Laura’s style during class pushes me to do more while at the same time helping me go deep to focus on my breath, leaving me feeling more connected.
I am addicted to training with Mike! I was dedicated to my gym routine before I met him, but was working hard and not achieving the results I desired. Nothing has had the transformative effect on my body as training with him. After having 4 kids, I’m in the best shape of my life. I train with him 3 times a week and we have never done the same workout twice. He still comes up with new and challenging exercises for me to do and is happy to adjust the type of training and focus depending on my goals. He has also become a great friend and someone I completely trust. He isn’t ever allowed to move or he will have to take me with him!
With an abundance of conflicting information out there, it was challenging to find the best exercise regime that helped me meet my goals and that fit into my schedule. Working with Mike completely changed my life. I worked with him for over a year and couldn't be more pleased with the results and the knowledge that I gained. Within four months, Mike drastically transformed my physique and the results kept coming. Mike's focus, passion, and motivating attitude is highly contagious and genuine. He goes above and beyond for his clients to make them feel valued, appreciated, and accomplished. Working with Mike will be the best decision of your life.
Cord HodnettSr Systems Analyst
Laura is my favorite Yoga teacher in Charlotte. I have been practicing yoga for about 6 years and I’m also a Certified Personal Trainer. Health and Wellness has been a part of me all my life. Recently moving to Charlotte, I had built A Yoga studio and training facility in Southwest Fla. I immediately can pick up the vibe of an authentic yogi. Laura not only teaches an amazing class, I know she incorporates yoga into her life. Yoga has changed me from the inside out. When you meet someone like Laura who doesn’t just practice yoga for “exercise”; that is when you truly benefit. The days I attend her class are the days I wake up knowing fun will be had, release will be made and I will feel 100% better about my true being. Laura is a gem and a true spirit of helping others.
In my line of work, I receive a significant number of requests on any given day. I'm asked to speak, to volunteer, to provide philanthropic support, etc... But when Mike asked me to take a moment and write a testimonial about him and his training regiment, it was an eays "Yes!" His personalized, creative, and challenging training methods have made a huge difference in my life. Mike's attention to detail to make you fitter and stronger is remarkable. I would recommend Mike to anyone if they want to change their life.