Meet the Staff
Dr. Charles King, C.P.T.,
A former marine and career educator,
Charles had a long-time dream to open a first-class health club. He
holds a doctorate in educational leadership, and he has served as a high school, middle school, and
elementary administrator, completed a 4-year term on the Kershaw
County School Board, and is an adjunct professor in educational
leadership. Currently, he is the Associate Superintendent for
Instruction for the Chester County School District. Charles states that
his major goals for Atlas Gym is for it to be inviting,
user-friendly, and service-oriented. Charles is certified through
the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and X-Biking, and has
attended a multitude of seminars and conferences in the area of
health club ownership and fitness. He is a competitive racquetball
player, competes in triathlons, survival runs, and was also a
finisher in the Marine Corps Marathon. A big accomplishment for him
was completing the 140.6 mile Ironman in Tempe, Arizona!
Membership and Marketing Specialist/Instructor
Amanda is a lead member of the
Atlas Team, and she takes care of most of the day-to-day operations
of the gym. You will also see her instructing classes and training
members from time to time. She exemplifies the team spirit and
"we're here to help" trait that Atlas Gym is known to have. She is
very personable and always ready to help our members.
Dale McCaskill, Training
Dale is a former college athlete and is a personal trainer at Atlas
Gym. He is well-versed in many types of exercise, and he is also
very knowledgeable about nutrition. He is an advocate and
practitioner of cross-training, and the members who train with Dale
never know what he may have them doing from
workout-to-workout. Dale also helps with the day-to-day operations
of the gym.
Natalie is a Camden native and
well known to our members. She brings a welcoming, positive
personality to Atlas Gym. Natalie has many years of experience in
private business and the fitness industry. She enjoys working out in
her spare time, and she is the proud mom of three children.
Morgan Coughlin, Receptionist
You will most likely see Morgan behind the desk
and assisting members at Atlas Gym. She enjoys the fitness environment and you will also see her
working out during her off hours. She has a very pleasant
personality and is always eager to help our members.
Jenn is new to Atlas as an employee, but has grown fast in the gym
environment. She has a very
outgoing personality and she is in constant motion helping our
Certified Yoga Instructor/Personal Trainer
Amy instructs Yoga and cardio classes at Atlas
Gym. Amy has been practicing yoga in 2005, and has YogaFit
certification. She has been teaching for 5 years. A graduate of
Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic
Communications, she is married to Vincent Sheheen and they have
three sons. Amy is very involved in the community and her children’s
public schools. She has served on several boards and commissions,
and most recently she was on the local United Way Board. With a
strong love of the arts, she enjoys painting and sculpting. She is
also an avid reader. Most days, you will find Amy in her art studio
in the Green Leaf Villas on Broad Street. She loves biking or
walking her dogs around town. Amy enjoys the local farmer’s market,
practicing yoga, and being in the kitchen cooking and baking.
Lisa Casey, Certified Yoga Instructor
Lisa instructs Yoga and X-Biking at Atlas Gym. She
has been studying yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2004. She is
trained in beginner through advanced hatha-style yoga and in senior,
children’s, prenatal, Yin and core strength yoga. She has studied at
various studios throughout the US and Europe, and is a registered
teacher with Yoga Alliance. Lisa's teaching style is an eclectic
blend derived from the study of several yoga disciplines…she
encourages without pushing and brings out the best in her students.
When Lisa is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her son,
dogs, cats, fish and chickens. She loves to play tennis and the
piano, read and write, and travel the world searching for new
Cameron Gill, Instructor
Cameron instructs the Kettlebell class at Atlas Gym,
and it has proven to be a hit. He is a recent graduate of Clemson
University and will soon be attending medical school.
Jennifer Watson, X-Biking Instructor
group classes in cycling. She is very energetic and a super-nice
person. You will see
her regularly throughout the gym experimenting with new music for
her rides. She is always
striving to make herself and her classes better and more challenging.
She truly practices what
she preaches! She also enjoys running, and has completed several
half-marathons. She is married to Van, and you will often see them
around town running together.
Annette Wertz, Certified Zumba
Annette leads the Zumba classes at Atlas Gym. She
is graduate of USC and a retired school teacher (Spanish). She has a
very patient but energetic teaching style, and you will find
everyone from beginners to experienced Zumba fans in her classes.
Certified Zumba Instructor
Annette also instructs Zumba at Atlas Gym. She is
known for her energetic style and often has "themes" set for her
Jonathan Ray, Certified
A former rodeo bull-rider, Jonathan (also known as Jay) practices
what he preaches as a personal trainer. He understands the
importance of core strength and maintaining exercise as a lifestyle.
He spends a lot of time in the gym perfecting his routines, and he
is very passionate about helping members achieve their exercise
Dr. Wendy King, Certified
Wendy is certified as a group cycling instructor through Trixter,
and it is definitely one of her passions. She is also a small-group training
specialist, and is a devout student of proper diet and nutrition. By trade, Wendy is a veterinarian,
but she is an avid group exercise leader and trainer, and runs
several times per week. She has completed several survival runs and
half-marathons, and loves to participate in 5K and 10K road races!
When she isn't practicing veterinary medicine or
exercising, you will most likely find her in the garden, cooking
gourmet food, or curled up with a good book with a pet in her lap.
Rebecca is a receptionist at Atlas Gym, and has
been at the gym since it opened. She is known for being very
friendly and a great conversationalist. She is a talented artist,
and her work can be seen throughout Kershaw County. She also works
at Sports Connection, where she is an expert at screen printing.
Charlene Welch, Custodian
Charlene is responsible for the "deep"
cleaning at the gym. She is very conscientious about her job and
takes a lot of pride in her work. Members say Charlene is super-friendly
and easy going.
Ben Kruger, Sanitation
Ben is known for keeping the equipment at the gym
spotless and clean. He has been with Atlas Gym since it opened, and
he has a great rapport with the members. His trademark smile is
contagious and he always puts folks in a good mood. He is also a #1
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