You need a team who has the knowledge to guide you through this process. Our personal trainers have more than 50 years of combined experience.
Lacking the right tools is one of the biggest roadblocks to success. Our local gym has the best equipment, weights, trainers and nutrition coaches to help you on your journey.
Owner of Elite Fitness
Kevin DeHaven started weight training in his twenties, and has since spent the last 30 years dedicated to promoting health and fitness in a number of industry roles, including working in and running multiple gyms and health clubs. He has also been fortunate enough to be mentored and coached by some of the leading industry experts and champions, and strongly believes there is no better combination for success than experience and practical application. Over the past 20 years, Kevin has put his skills to the test by competing in numerous bodybuilding competitions and has also helped countless athletes succeed in their own goals, whether it be attaining their IFBB professional status, or just generally improving and maintaining their own personal health and fitness.
After being a well-recognized member and coach at Elite Fitness for over two decades, Kevin was thrilled when the opportunity to purchase the facility and further expand his reach to the local fitness community recently came about. Elite Fitness offers the very best in equipment and atmosphere, ensuring that members have access to proven equipment, immaculate facilities and a welcoming staff and membership base. Kevin also recognizes that every member is different in their needs, goals and progression and so is careful to not oversubscribe the gym, so that no one feels left out or overwhelmed while training, and he can spend ample time with his members.
Whether you are looking to dominate the stage, improve and maintain your conditioning, or just simply keep yourself moving, Kevin can work with you to identify a plan and approach that works for you.
REBECCA JACKSON- WEAVER
General Manager/Head Trainer
Rebecca has over 15 years experience running healthcare facilities and we are excited she is joining our Elite Fitness team. Rebecca has a degree in Exercise Science with an Athletic training focus, holds multiple certification in rehabilitation pre and post surgery and extensive training with athletes in sports specific training and injury prevention.
Ryan has had a passion for the health and fitness industry for the past 12 years. He knows firsthand the importance of maintaining good physical health as a former football player and wrestler in high school and then during college being active in intramural sports. Ryan graduated from The Citadel in 2012 and served 5 years in the United States Army where fitness and endurance are challenged daily. In his spare time, He likes traveling and being outdoors and is an avid hockey fan. Go St Louis blues!.
Ryan holds certifications in NASM CPT certified personal trainer and CNC certified Nutrition coach specializing in helping clients achieve a variety of fitness goals.
"When I began training with ABS and Mike Opengari in December 2011, I was very hesitant. I have tried things on my own in the past but have never stuck with it long enough to see any results. After my initial assessment, I decided it couldn't hurt to give it a try...little did I know; I was making one of the best decisions I had ever made for myself. With the help of Mike, I have been working out two to three times a week, which is unheard of for me. I have done things in the last five months that I would have never thought possible for myself, including losing 18 pounds, dropping 5 pant sizes, and numerous inches off my waist and hips. It has truly been a lifestyle change. When I began with Mike, he asked me what my goals where. I gave him a number, but my goal for myself was to wear a very particular pair of pants that I hadn't been able to wear in four years. Just last week, I was able to wear them for the first time!! I eat better, have more energy, and just feel better about myself all around."
Elite Personal Training Manager
Long distance runner turned bodybuilder, I have been lifting weights for the past 8 years, worked in gyms, group fitness studios and trained one on one clients from a multitude of backgrounds. I love supporting and motivating people through their fitness journey, especially motivating women to not be afraid of lifting heavy! I studied exercises science at Virginia Tech then finished my education at Virginia Western community college in the ACE fitness certification program!