Meet our team of certified personal trainers all ready to help you reach your health and fitness goals of getting fit and leading an active lifestyle.
Hi there! My name is Joy and I'm the owner of Get Fit Together. As a Nesta Certified Group Fitness Instructor, I'm passionate about helping people find joy in fitness, no matter their background or fitness level.
Growing up in Concord NC, I didn't have an athletic background. It wasn't until my mid-thirties that I discovered my love for fitness, thanks to some amazing instructors at the gym.
In 2008, I started teaching group fitness classes for an all ladies gym in Concord. From there, I spent most of my fitness career teaching boot camp in the park classes for the City of Concord.
I believe that fitness should be a fun and inclusive experience, which is why I offer a wide variety of classes that welcome all levels of fitness on all steps of the fit & healthy journey. Whether you're into boot camp, circuit workouts, strength training, HIIT, step aerobics or low impact workouts, there's something for everyone at Get Fit Together.
My motto is simple: "Find a workout you love and repeat it often." I hope to inspire you to reach beyond your goals and discover the joy of fitness!
Meet Erin DiCesare, a certified Level 2 Barre Above Instructor passionate about teaching barre classes focusing on mobility, flexibility, and strength training. With her recent completion of HIIT training, Erin is equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead her students through challenging and effective workouts.
Along with her ACE Personal Training and ACE Group Fitness Certification, she holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Erin serves as an Associate Professor and Department Chair at Johnson C. Smith. Her primary research areas are Gender and Sexuality Studies, Mass Media, and Popular Culture.
Still, she also knows the importance of self-care and wellness. Erin believes that fitness is integral to daily living and strives to make her classes inclusive and fun for all. Join Erin in her mission to promote healthy living and find balance in your work and personal life.
Meet Kim Plott, a certified group fitness instructor based in Concord, passionate about helping others discover the benefits of staying active. She understands the power of exercise firsthand as she embarked on her fitness journey after experiencing chronic back pain and plantar fasciitis.
Through self-healing and the right types of workouts, she realized that the body is meant to be strong, pain-free, and mobile for life.
Kim is excited to be part of a studio offering a diverse range of workouts, as she firmly believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding inspiration to move.
As an ACE-certified instructor with certifications in Barre, Essentrics, Balletone, and TabataGX, she is committed to helping her students unlock their bodies, release pain, and move more freely. She looks forward to meeting new people and working together to achieve fitness goals.
Meet Melanie Cresenzi. She is passionate about any form of movement. She enjoys dancing, hiking, walking, and other activities that get her active. Originally from North Carolina, Melanie grew up in Connecticut and now resides in Mount Pleasant with her family. During the day, she works as a consultant in fraud at Wells Fargo, but she spends her free time volunteering at a Rottweiler Rescue and experimenting with home brew and wine making.
In 2016, Melanie began teaching fitness classes at a gym in Mount Pleasant and found her calling. She has taught various classes, including Tabata, Circuit, Boot camp, Butt and Gut, Pure Cardio, Pilates, and Yoga. Through teaching, she has met some incredible people and formed lifelong friendships. Melanie is thrilled to embark on a new adventure as a group fitness instructor with Get Fit Together.
She firmly believes in Mark Twain's words, "Never regret anything that made you smile."
LaCorey Cunningham is a licensed health professional based in Charlotte who is passionate about fitness. During the pandemic, LaCorey discovered Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil, a high-intensity step aerobics program set to a Hip Hop playlist.
This program completely transformed LaCorey's approach to working out, making it so much fun that they forgot they were even exercising. As a result, LaCorey became a certified Xtreme Hip Hop instructor in May 2022 and is eager to help others experience the same positive impact on their lives.
LaCorey invites everyone to join them in getting moving and having some fun together.
Melissa has been passionate about movement since she was 5 years old. She discovered yoga in college and it quickly became a centerpiece of her life. Melissa completed her 500 hour Power Yoga Training and is certified in Kids' Yoga and Silver Sneakers.
She leads transformational yoga teacher training and has a fun, lighthearted approach to teaching.
When not teaching or practicing yoga, Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching General Hospital, going to the beach, and reading romance novels.
Meet Kelly, a dedicated fitness expert excited to work with you. Kelly has been teaching group fitness classes since 2011, focusing on weight training, spinning, and small group mixed-fit style classes. She loves both taking and leading classes and is proud to be a part of the talented team of trainers at Get Fit Together.
Kelly's fitness journey has had its share of ups and downs, which she believes many people can relate to. She has always been drawn to anything active and has played sports. However, after college, she lost herself without organized sports and neglected her physical health. She gained weight, lost confidence, and convinced herself that her passion for movement had waned. By the time she reached her 30s, she was in the worst shape of her life and struggling with weight-related health problems. That's when group fitness saved her. It gave her the "team" she had missed since leaving organized sports. The people she worked out with were her teammates and, the instructor, her coach. It was a natural step for her to start leading classes herself.
Kelly is known for her energy, encouragement, and at times, her loudness. She has had major setbacks in her fitness journey, so she understands what it feels like to start over. She believes anyone can achieve fitness goals with consistency, proper training, and the right support system. Kelly is excited to be that support system for you and help you achieve your fitness goals.