WHO WE ARE
Of course, we’re fitness aficionados. But we do our best to be even more. We strive to be your fitness friends, encouragers, expert advisers and guides. That’s what sets CustomFit apart from big chains, hard-core sweatshops and long-term clubs: We’re focused on you. We’re local. And we want you to want to be here. So we don’t lock you into yearly memberships (although we do offer some great multi-visit savings). Learn more about our people below, and let us help you become your new personal best.
A fitness educator since 1989, Jane joined the CustomFit team in 2013 and is now a co-owner. She’s an IDEA Master Level Trainer, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and FMS practitioner, and she holds certifications in Schwinn indoor cycling and Pilates Mat training, too. With noteworthy experience in corporate fitness and staff safety programs, she’s happiest when she’s “giving clients tools and guidance to change their quality of life and movement.” Jane’s also a 10-time marathon finisher. She believes that getting up and really moving, versus sitting in a machine, is crucial to making our bodies better. She emphasizes the connections between quality of movement, holistic fitness, good nutrition and overall health and performance. Speaking of performance, Jane also happens to be an accomplished singer. She performs with her own Southern Holiday Jazz Band and with other instrumentalists around town. Born and raised in Wappingers Falls, New York, about 100 miles north of New York City, Jane holds a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany.
Brigitte, a Savannah native, is co-owner of CustomFit Center…and a certified spin, strength, cardio, stretch and yoga teacher/trainer. And she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Georgia Southern. Like Jane, Brigitte began her fitness education career in the 80’s. She began at Gold’s Gym, teaching aerobics in (yes) leg warmers, headbands and thong leotards. She became a personal trainer in 1992, and has also been a fitness facility and staff manager. Brigitte’s favorite part of teaching is the end of a session, “when we are all in the mindset, ‘I did it, now let’s stretch!’ It’s the most ignored part of fitness–but usually what we need most.” Brigitte likes to spend leisure time at home with her animals (dogs and cats) and a cup of coffee. She grew up helping out–and singing to customers!–at her family’s popular Italian restaurant in Savannah. Her mantra: “Keep moving!”
Jasmine is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and ACE-certified personal trainer from Macon, GA. She is passionate about total body wellness, and has taught a variety of fitness programs—including boot camps, circuit training, strength and conditioning, high-intensity interval training, R.I.P.P.E.D., TRX, and children’s fitness classes—since becoming certified in 2011. She is a Zumba and Strong by Zumba licensed instructor as well. She’s worked with seniors, blind/low vision students and other special populations. When she’s not teaching or training, Jasmine enjoys hiking and mountain climbing. (In fact, she conquered Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.) An avid traveler, she spent 5 weeks in India in 2018 as part of the Rotary International Friendship Exchange program. She likes cooking, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, reading, sunshine, shopping eclectic boutiques, and spending time with her nine nieces and nephews. She has an avid interest in classical music and follows a plant-based diet. Jasmine moved to and “fell in love with” Savannah in 2014. She earned her MBA from Georgia College and State University.
Tina is a native of Savannah but did not grow up playing sports or enjoying the outdoors nearly as much as she does now. Her daughter, a runner in high school, taught her how to run. Tina became an avid runner and was a volunteer run coach for Fleet Feet Sports before a chance encounter with an inspiring yoga teacher changed her passion to yoga. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2015, and also graduated with a BS degree in psychology in 2018. Now she is enjoying a gap year before heading off to graduate school by spending time with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rats, and 4 grandchildren. Tina also plays roller derby with our local league, the Savannah Derby Devils, on the Hostess City Hellions team as a blocker. (Rad!)
A fitness enthusiast from a young age, Emma grew up in an athletic household and played a variety of sports throughout her youth. After earning her BS in Psychology and Human Services, she found her passion applying the behavioral skills she learned to her love for a fit lifestyle. She became a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist to motivate people to prioritize their health so they could enjoy their best possible lives. Emma loves using her Precision Nutrition Coach training to optimize and customize nutrition to fit each individual’s lifestyle. In her free time, you’ll find Emma running with friends, enjoying family time with her husband and two beloved pups—and staying outdoors as much as possible.
Haley hails from Savannah, and earned a degree in Human Performance and Fitness Management from Georgia Southern University. She’s been lifting weights since middle school, then got serious about her own fitness and nutrition discipline and became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2017. She likes to mix it up her teaching with a variety of classes and styles like high-intensity, circuit style and body weight exercises. Outside of the gym she loves playing basketball and pickleball, and enjoys crafting and baking! Haley went to ministry school in Alabama for 2 years, and she love cats but can’t cuddle them because she’s (tragically) allergic to them.
Keegan is a Savannah native, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and a Delay the Disease Certified Instructor. He also has experience teaching group exercise formats including isometric strength training, TRX, full body functional fitness, and core work. His favorite things to teach at CustomFit are bootcamps and body weight classes, or really anything! Among his hobbies: Playing basketball, football, spikeball, pickleball, tennis, and ping pong. He also enjoys cooking for people, especially breakfast foods-as long as he doesn’t have to wash dishes. He is a culinary school graduate and worked in a few different chef jobs for about two years before he started working at a gym. He also considers himself a coffee addict.