Meet our expert personal trainers.
No matter what your goal is, they will help you reach it.
Dustin Smith CSCS
President and Head Strength Coach
Brian LeRiche CSCS
Strength Coach and Student of DPT
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Hello! My name is Hunter Smith and I am a coach here at Functional Training Studio. I am 23 years old and I live in Huntersville, North Carolina. I have been with FTS since 2018. Prior to FTS, I was the Director of Health and Fitness for Planet Fitness of Northern New Jersey. I am a NASM certified personal trainer, as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist. I look forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
Certified Personal Trainer
Hi! I’m Nicole, a personal trainer at FTS! My love for health and fitness began as a young gymnast. I was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and trained up to 20 hours a week. On top of trying to keep my grades up and maintain friendships, I was trying to keep my body healthy. I have developed a good understanding of how to balance health with the craziness of life. I have since found joy in teaching this to others. My goal at FTS is to create an environment where everyone knows that they are welcome and a part of the journey that will impact their lives. My new found passion is to empower women to feel strong, powerful, and beautiful being who they are. I have found that weight lifting has been the most beneficial confidence boosting tool for women and men. I love training with kettle bells and Olympic lifts. My mission with every client is finding a program that is enjoyable and will prevent injury to keep them consistent towards their goals.
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
My name is Lucas Froehlich. I am 23 and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Functional Training Studio. As a passionate and loving person I decided to take the route with the best chance of giving back to my family, friends and the community. I take great pride in what I do. As a Strength Coach, I see an opportunity to bring out the best of each person mentally and physically. My goal is to tap into the potential of each person and allow them to see the capabilities they posses. Whether that be through increasing an athletes speed and agility, helping a person achieve confidence while losing weight, increasing the strength of one with physical disabilities or even sending kids from small schools to the NCAA or Pro divisions I am willing to work with them . I put the time and care into creating a strong foundation as if every movement is as important as the last. I work on creating longevity, quality of life and impacting other lives daily. Every day is a day to make an impact bigger than myself and with constant willingness to learn and grow I am willing to help anyone in need.
I have been actively training for 4+ years and was recently introduced to FTS by a friend of mine in the late summer of 2019, since then I have fallen in love. This place has made a difference in me and does what no other studio/gym does. Not only does this gym challenge the clients but challenges the employees to be better at all times. As you grow, we grow. Every little detail is accounted for and all training is backed by evidence-based research. We make the most intimidated ones feel accepted and the most intense clients challenged. We work off of your goals and cater to your preference. THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL.
For my education I am an Undergraduate Kinesiology Student finishing my education through UNC Charlotte while concentrating on exercise science/Strength and conditioning. As well as aspiring to be an entrepreneur, personal trainer and life coach. I am certified in CPR and AED
Blood-borne Pathogen and Emergency Medical Response for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers. A former collegiate Athlete for both NCAA and MCLA divisions.
My educational standards are represented in National Academic Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta and honored into the Deans List and a past Member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
I'm Alexis Farbo & I’m the project manager at Functional Training Studio! I take pride in my abilities to be able to communicate personably with anyone I interact with, the dedication I have to achieving my dreams and passions, and the tendency I have to show significant signs of entrepreneurial abilities. I am currently CPR, AED, First Aid, Life-guarding skills & Vision Screening certified. Aside from working at FTS, I am a college student studying the field of Nutrition and a middle school volleyball coach for the Stanley Blue Devils. The values and characters that FTS represents are qualities that I embody. It is my pleasure and grateful opportunity to call Functional Training Studio my home.