Lisa Pappanastos

Lisa has been involved in the fitness world both personally and professionally for over 20 years.  She is an ACE certified personal trainer as well as a group exercise coach.  Previously working for the YMCA of Charlotte and Fitness Together, she enjoys building lasting relationships with her clients and loves to witness their journey to reach their goals.  
In her personal life she strives to balance the roles of wife, mother, business owner, yogi and runner.  She understands that her clients’ time is most valuable and therefore structures her workouts to pack the most punch in a short amount of time.

Stephanie has been involved in sports and fitness from a very young age.  She started in gymnastics and has participated in sports since then. Loving a good challenge, she started to compete in Bikini competitions in 2014, and continues to train regularly.
Previously, she taught a Pilates Barre fusion class at Inspire Pilates & Beyond in Charlotte, and will be providing a similar experience here at Functional Fit.The combination of her fun bubbly personality along with the ever changing upbeat playlists will keep you pushing through these challenging workouts. 
After one class you will be hooked, it is always her goal to keep you inspired and motivated in creating a healthy lifestyle!

Taylor was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2008 with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise Science.  While in school, he trained the faculty and students which pursued him to get his National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) OPT certification.  After graduating he began a six- year career working for Carolina's Medical Center in an outpatient program for kids with psychological/behavioral problems.  

Since then, Taylor has been a personal trainer in the Charlotte area for more than ten years.  Working at the Dowd YMCA, Peak Fitness and Fitness Together Southend.  At Fitness Together, he played a crucial role in the merging of one-on-one training to provide group training as well. 

Taylor has an aggressive style of training and is a stickler for form.  Helping to educate clients on flexibility and the importance of proper form, he has a lengthy track record of results and satisfied clients. He has recently obtained the Corrective Exercise Science (CES) certification from NASM.  He has also recovered from ACL surgery, which has helped him understand what potential clients go through.   The view behind Functional Fit Charlotte is to make sure our client's have success and making sure they see the results they want while limitiing their risk of injury.  


About US


Cheaslei weathers

Sarah was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX and graduated from Texas Tech University in 2010 with a degree in Exercise Sports/ Sciences with a minor in Nutrition.  Fitness has always been Sarah's passion as she worked at the universities' recreational center as a personal trainer/group exercise instructor and interned with the Texas Tech Strength & Conditioning Program.  

Fast forward, after working in a physical therapy facility and the Cooper Institute she then moved to Charlotte in 2012 and started as a personal trainer/program coordinator at the Charlotte Athletic Club.  Getting to cross paths with Michael Jordan, Cam Newton and other athletes (to name a few) was amazing exposure!

Sarah then branched out to the managerial side of the fitness world and managed the Fitness Together Southend and most recent, Orangetheory Fitness Charlotte-University.

Taylor and Sarah met at Fitness Together Southend where they discovered their training style is very similar- Sarah's just less aggressive (wink). 

"I am very excited and blessed to be given this opportunity to see some old faces and meet new faces as well as work alongside one of my best friends in a studio that has been his vision for more than 2 years !"  ~Sarah 


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Stephanie Jones

Davis Conway 

My name is Kayla Moore. I was born and raised in the state of Idaho, where I graduated from Idaho State University. I have a B.S Physical Education emphasis Exercise Science. While pursuing my degree, I was an intern with ISU Athletics as a student trainer aide & worked at a Physical Therapy office as an aide. I am an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. I also have a TRX certification. Health and fitness has always been a huge part of my life. My goal as a trainer/fitness instructor is to be an inspiration! I want to help people meet their goals and make it a fun and enjoyable experience.

Davis grew up in Cincinnati, OH and attended both High Point University and University of Cincinnati, graduating from the latter with a degree in Communication. Davis walked on to the High Point University baseball team, where he played for 2 seasons as an outfielder. He realized his passion for fitness through the strength program at High Point, but it wasn't until he moved to Charlotte in 2014 that he decided to become ACE certified and start training. After running bootcamps for friends and small group training for a few different companies, Davis became a trainer at Elite Wellness. His high-energy, results driven style of training syncs with small group and 1x1 training. Davis has a proven track record of helping clients lose weight and inches, increase strength, as well as improving their balance and flexibility. If a client commits to his program and gives great effort, he guarantees they will achieve the desired results! 

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Cheaslei's passion for Fitness and Wellness came after she tore her hamstring and quads simultaneously during a state track meet in high school and watching her family suffer from  conditions  induced by being overweight . Cheaslei graduated from the  UNC Charlotte with a Bachelors of Science degree in exercise science.  During her time there she turned her ACSM certified personal trainer for certification and certified Inclusive fitness trainer certification to train people with disabilities. While there she also has helped with research in the UNCC Exercise Physiology department. Cheaslei has worked for the YMCA for 3 years training the general population and those who have disabilities and disorders. She has worked in a wide variety of populations also interning at Novant cardiopulmonary rehab unit. Upon graduation she has become a two-time nationally qualified bikini competitor and is pursuing her Fitness Nutrition specialist and weight loss specialist certifications in order to better serve her clients. 

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