Coaches

Kelly Creel, Inspire Coach and Owner

Kelly Creel is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Spinning® Instructor, and Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA), and holds a Level One Coaching Certification from USA Weightlifting. Kelly’s interest in a mind/body approach to physical fitness incubated during her yoga training and accelerated during her martial arts training. She practices contact-style karate and is currently training for her brown belt. Kelly is also an avid practitioner and teacher of Vinyasa-style yoga and enjoys meshing strength training, Spinning®, yoga, and karate together in her training plan. Aside from coaching others and building her own physical fitness, her passions include cooking, reading, studying Eastern philosophy and meditation, breaking things with nunchuks, brainstorming about fitness topics with husband and Inspire co-owner Stephen Creel, and just being Mom to their ten-year-old son.


Stephen Creel, Inspire Coach and Owner

Stephen Creel is a Certified Spinning® Instructor and avid road cyclist. Stephen brings real-world experience to indoor cycling, designing challenging, entertaining rides that simulate an outdoor experience. Stephen’s wackiest accomplishment was a solo ride on his Seven titanium-steel frame bike to Orange Beach from Birmingham. His hobbies include following professional cycling, watching college football, hiking with his son and dog, and designing SPIN® rides to follow professional cycling races such as the Tour de France and Giro de Italia.


Sarah Moody, Inspire Coach and CERTIFIED SPINNING® INSTRUCTOR

Staying fit and being active has always been a big part of Sarah’s life. She loves sports and exercise and has been an avid Spinning® enthusiast since trying out her first class almost ten years ago. A Nashville native, Sarah relocated to Birmingham in 2009. She and her husband Matt love living in the Highland Park area and being part of all that the ever-growing and increasingly vibrant city has to offer. When she’s not on the bike, you’re likely to find her running (her second favorite form of exercise), working on her cooking skills and traveling the world as often as she can get away.


stephanie chandler, INSPIRE COACH AND CERTIFIED SPINNING® INSTRUCTOR

Stephanie began her Spinning® coaching career 4 years ago teaching at an award winning privately owned Fitness Club in the Pensacola Beach area of sunny Florida.  She enjoys teaching in a studio setting like Inspire Fitness because, she loves getting to know members on a deeper level and enjoys watching them meet and exceed their goals.  She says “Teaching is the most fun when members take ownership in the studio and bring excitement and energy to class!” Originally from Texas, Stephanie relocated to Birmingham in 2013. When Stephanie isn’t Spinning, she loves strength training, running, kayaking, paddle boarding and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband Caleb love Birmingham life, partly due to its close proximity to the lake, where they maintain a weekend presence with their two daughters.


Caitlin Gaynor, Nutrition Consultant and Dietetic Intern

Caitlin began her journey with Inspire Fitness as a client and fan, attending classes originally with a friend from the Highland Avenue neighborhood. She completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May 2012 with a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics. She began coursework for a Masters of Clinical Nutrition at The University of Alabama in Birmingham in August 2012 and will complete the Master’s program in December of 2014. During her Master’s coursework, she elected to take a sports nutrition class, which sparked her motivation to work with athletes. In August 2013 she was accepted into the UAB dietetic internship program. This program is a prerequisite for becoming a Registered Dietitian, and entails 10 months of rotations at various hospitals, outpatient facilities, public health departments and even food service. Caitlin’s philosophy is one grounded in science-based knowledge and foregoing fads and “diets” for research-proven methods that support active people, from the casual to the dedicated exerciser to the competitive athlete. Caitlin sums up her philosophy on nutrition in two words: Functional Foods. Aside from pursuing her passion for optimal nutrition, she is a fan of Spinning and also enjoys building her strength via FuncFit classes at Inspire Fitness. When she’s off the clock, her hobbies include cooking, reading and blogging.  Learn more about Caitlin by reading her blog, or checking her out on Facebook and Twitter at @GaynorCE.


ADAM BURTON, ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH

Adam has been a personal trainer for 3 years. Adam is a Certified Master Trainer, Sport Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification. Adam’s strengths are helping clients build strength, build muscle, and lose body fat. He also encourages a mind/body approach to fitness and maintains a strict focus mentally while working out. Adam played high school basketball and his team won a State Championship his senior year. He was enrolled to play college basketball but his basketball days were cut short by an unexpected ACL tear. Instead, he set a goal to pursue a career in fitness, and fighting obesity in children and families is his underlying motivation. In Adam’s spare time he likes to read fitness books, play video games, cook, watch basketball games and especially workout! Adam’s training philosophy is simple: “Every time you eat you are either helping cure a disease, or causing one. Train smart over training hard.”


JESSICA FURNISS, PERSONAL TRAINING INTERN

Jessica recently completed her certification course for WITS personal training and she will be interning with Inspire Fitness throughout the month of May to complete this certification. Jessica’s passion for fitness started at a young age where her “personal trainer” was her tennis champion grandmother. While in college at Greenville Technical School, she studied Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Nutrition where she gained a greater understanding of how the body works. Her fascination in Biology continues as she pursues her ACE certification that she hopes to complete July of 2014. Jessica believes in whole body fitness: clean eating, functional exercise, meditation and prayer. She is new to the Birmingham area and loves learning new things about the city. Jessica enjoys hiking, cycling, gardening, cooking, and writing her blog, spiffyeats.com.