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Meet the Team

All of our personal fitness coaches are trained to design programs to meet the individual needs of every client. Each coach has their own journeys of health and fitness which allows them to relate to what the clients are going through along the way. No matter where you are in your journey, our coaches will be able to provide you the support you need to be the best version of you. Stop by, meet the team, and find the best coach to guide you to your goals!

COACHING TEAM

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Mike Turkin, MS, CPT
Owner | Head Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor

Mike has been in the fitness industry for the majority of his life - or as Mike says, "...since Abraham Lincoln."  He spent over 20 years in the gymnastics world as an athlete and coach and later shifted his focus to bodybuilding and traditional styles of fitness training. Mike's background and life-long athletic lifestyle has given him the skills and knowledge that all him to be an amazing trainer, bodybuilding coach, and sports conditioning coach. He works with clients of all types, all fitness levels and abilities, and of all different ages. 

Since 2005, Mike has grown his business from a tiny studio in the basement of a building into a growing business of wellness. He opened the doors of our Kingsville Studio in January of 2021 after months of work rebuilding the inside of the empty space to the complete training studio and inviting environment it is today. Through his dedication to helping others in their personal health and fitness journeys, Mike continues to help people reach their goals and achieve things they didn't think possible. Whether you're a powerlifter looking to squat 500lbs, an athlete looking to become more agile, a competitor looking for show prep coaching, or just a person looking to improve their health or to stay in shape, Mike will be able to help you. 

Mike holds a Masters of Science degree in Molecularbiology from Towson University and was a cancer researcher with University of Maryland. He also studied infectious disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mike was also a member of the United States Navy from 1985-1989.

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Jason, BA, CPT
Trainer | DDPY Instructor

Jason is the newest member of the training staff at Atlas! His story is one that can only be told by his perspective. Check it out below!

"Believe it or not, 4 years ago I weighed over 435 pounds! As a single dad, I was setting a poor example for my children – especially because I wasn’t able to enjoy time with them like dads should. I was just existing, not living. Then, in 2020, my brother introduced me to DDPYoga. This program met me where I was in my fitness journey and allowed me to take back my life. Four years later, through hard work and discipline, I’ve completely changed the trajectory of my life! 

 

In the past 4 years, I’ve lost 200lbs! I became a DDPYoga instructor, completed by ISSA Certified Personal Trainer certificate, and have a certificate in nutrition coaching as well. This journey led me to places outside of my comfort zone, but through these experiences I was able to compete in two bodybuilding competitions where I won first place in my division. These experiences have given me the strength to live life on my terms, set a positive example for others, and – most importantly – I am finally able to be the absolute best dad I can possibly be for my girls.

 

Through the days when things were the hardest, to seeing myself reach new milestones I had never imagined achieving before, I’ve developed a healthy passion for fitness and nutrition. Everyone deserves someone in their corner to help motivate their success. For me, it was my children, and I look forward to being that support for you along this lifelong journey.

 

Thomas Jefferson said, “If you want what you’ve never had, you have to do what you’ve never done!”

 

 

Let’s go!"

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Aaron, BS
Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor

Aaron has been a part of the Atlas family for just about half his life. Aaron started as an Atlas client when he was 14 years old and trained with Mike for many years where he found a love for fitness. Now in his senior year in college, Aaron is studying business and sports medicine. He is currently completing his certificate through National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

For the last few years, Aaron has been a personal training coach for many clients at Atlas as well as an instructor for our Atlas Fitness Academy,  Bootcamp, and Sports Conditioning group fitness classes. He primarily works with our youth clients and specialized in sports conditioning. His positive attitude and challenging workouts have made Aaron a favorite among our clients!

In May 2024, Aaron completed his Bachelors Degree in Sports Science at Towson University. 

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Devin, Seasonal
Trainer

Devin is a dedicated personal trainer with a long history at Atlas. Devin started his Atlas journey as a young athlete participating in personal training and sports conditioning programs with owner Mike Turkin. Over time, Devin joined the coaching team and has been a trainer with Atlas Personal Trainers for four years. Devin was captivated by the supportive and motivating culture the Atlas studio fosters. With a background in both high school and college football, Devin has a unique edge in his training styles which combines athletic discipline with a deep understanding of fitness principles. 

Devin's journey from client to trainer fuels his passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals. He believes in the transformative power of a positive training environment and is committed to maintaining the inclusive and energetic atmosphere that drew him to Atlas from the very beginning. 

Devin is currently accepting new personal training clients and athletes interested in sports conditioning. He provides one-on-one conditioning as well as leads our Sports Conditioning Class with another Atlas trainer, Aaron. 

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Tresa, BS, Certified Zumba Instructor
Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor

Tresa enjoys assisting others in their journey toward a sense of personal self-confidence through movement, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Having a dance background allows her passion to radiate onto others to contribute to reaching their goals. Tresa graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors of Science in Administration and Management and curretly works for a private accounting firm in Kingsville. 

Joining the Atlas Personal Trainers team in late 2020/early 2021, Tresa has worked one-on-one with personal training clients and currently leads our Fit4Life group fitness class every Saturday morning at 8AM. She also co-teaches our Monday night "Women on Weights" group fitness class with Mike, our head coach. Tresa is a Certified Zumba instructor.

 

Tresa's fun and encouraging training style keeps participants motivated and coming back. Often, Tresa incorporates music into her workouts that keep the energy up and she makes sure to keep the exercises fun - and of course a little challenging. Don't worry if you're new to fitness - Tresa modifies all of her workouts to accomodate the fitness levels of all clients!

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