E2M Founder & CEO
Jeff Witherspoon was a natural athlete and loved being active from a young age.
His fitness journey truly began as a young athlete at The Citadel where he was a champion track and field athlete.
Upon graduation, he began a successful career in the Army, first serving as a Field Artillery Officer and later retiring as a logistics officer after 21 years of service. While serving multiple tours in Iraq, fitness became his way to cope with the stressors of combat. He enjoyed the way it not only made his body look but how it made him feel. After seeing how well fitness allowed him to be able to handle high levels of stress in the military, he began encouraging other soldiers to work out to help with PTSD, day-to-day stressors, as well as, their overall health and fitness.
Seeing firsthand how being able to help others through health, fitness, and wellness sparked his desire to become a personal trainer to provide accurate and factual advice to anyone wanting to improve their fitness level.
Whit is our Wild Carolina girl with the southern twang to prove it. She’s a wife and a mommy. They are a totally ﬁt family.
A certified trainer, Whit started her journey with E2M in 2019, but her passion for helping others become comfortable in their own skin began sometime in 2013. She specializes in working the glutes and helping you get the booty you’ve always wanted. Whit’s favorite part about working with E2M is being part of a team that continues to grow and is full of people with the same goals that she has–creating and maintaining a healthy life! She gets so excited at the beginning of every challenge and cannot wait to be a part of each success story with E2M! She can’t wait to be a part of yours.
Mandy is a certified personal trainer and kickboxing instructor, former figure competitor, and mom to Kyra! She grew up in an active family constantly playing outside! Mandy was a gymnast, a cheerleader, and attempted to play all different sports!
Brad is a full-time physical education teacher at Sherman Central School in Western New York. Being a PE Teacher, Brad found an immediate passion for health and ﬁtness as he worked with several of his athletes over the years.
“Don’t let anyone’s body or purpose be the blueprint for you! God granted you with your own body and your own purpose, so BE YOUR OWN GOALS!”
Alicia currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is a 2012 graduate of Winthrop University with a BS in Exercise Science and a 2018 graduate of Florida A&M University with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy.
Alicia has always had a passion to help encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves. She began her journey with E2M in 2019 and has embraced her passion to guide individuals to maintain a healthier and well-rounded lifestyle ever since. She focuses on bringing strength to the body and clarity to the mind during each fitness journey. In December 2019, Alicia earned her Pro Card as an OCB Bikini Professional and later became a certified Zumba instructor in 2020. She is also a certified step aerobics instructor. She continuously provides all members with consistent encouragement. motivation, and inspiration.
YOGA + Pilates
“Every moment of every day is an opportunity to start fresh.”
Nicole took her first yoga class as an elective college course nearly 20 years ago and recognized how the practice helped to quiet her mind. Later, she stumbled upon her first hot power yoga class while looking for “good workout” and fell in love with the hidden mental health benefits of a sweaty and powerful yoga flow.
“Dance like no one’s watching.”
Since she was a little girl, Sindy has always been involved in sports–from ballet, field hockey, cheerleading, and finally track and field. She ran track in college but also continued to dance any time she was able. She continued to remain active through marriage and having children. After her first child, she decided that she wanted to share her love of dance with others and obtained her certification in Zumba.
POSTPARTUM EXERCISE SPECIALIST
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional”
Marissa started her journey with E2M in 2019 and has never looked back. She lives in a small town in upstate New York with her husband Kevin, and their three children Dominic, Leo, and Emilia. She is a full-time Occupational Therapist working with the developmentally disabled population.
CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now” – Alan Lakein
Adrienne started her career in event planning over a decade ago after graduating from college and working as a photo shoot producer. She produced for brands all over the world for a fashion based public relations firm in Miami.
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTS
“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.”— Eleanor Roosevelt
Kristina has always had a passion for wellness and fitness. She was a part of the volleyball and athletic teams in high school. After a long break, Kristina returned to fitness when she moved to NYC in 2012.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan
Dawain has been a content creator and manager of content for over six years. He has skills in recording, editing, producing, and marketing digital content. He grew as an athlete and was named team captain in all three sports (football, basketball, and track). Those roles are where the recognition of Dawain’s leadership skills started.
“Food is the foundation of a healthy life and community.”
Since I was young, Andres Chaparro has always been involved with cooking. I started my career as an intern for a small bakery in my hometown. This gave me a little taste of the industry, which was all I needed to realize that I truly wanted to pursue a culinary career.
“Healthy can be delicious.”
Jennie started her career in nutrition and foodservice after graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. She spent over 10 years working in the corporate food service management industry where her main focus was on nutrition. She has also worked with K12 schools in menu management and trained chefs online on nutrition and balanced menus.
Kevin V Winston II
“Self-care starts in the kitchen, and the best way to take care of yourself during busy days is a healthy meal made according to your dietary needs. ”
Chef Kev’s cooking philosophy is simple: healthy eating can, and should, be delicious and satisfying. He grew up working in his family’s renowned Kansas City BBQ joint – the kitchen is where he always felt most at home. To him, it represents passion, creative freedom, and family.
In 2009, he enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts where he developed his signature style. Whether cooking for an individual or groups of five to 5,000, transforming quality ingredients into delicious, vibrant flavors that exceed expectations is always his goal! Over the years, he’s been privileged to call himself a personal chef to professional athletes like Thomas Davis, Lance Stephenson, and even catered tours for global stars like Justin Bieber and Chris Daughtry.
MS, RDN, LD
“Our food should be our medicine, and our medicine should be our food” – Hippocrates
Courtney is a clinical dietitian, working in the hospital in her local community of Summerville, South Carolina ensuring her patients have adequate nutrition during their acute illness and nutrition education for chronic diseases.
Dr. Brenda Beckmann Gajowski
Dr. Brenda is a doctor of physical therapy who takes an orthopedic approach to pelvic health and your body as a whole, with an integrative and holistic mindset, and she has a special love of guiding healing and return to activity in the postpartum period. Dr. Brenda has 20+ years of experience in orthopedics, sports therapy, and perinatal health, is an E2M client, and mom who loves working with moms!
BSN, RN, IBCLC
“Sometimes a little help is all you need. “
Melissa has been a RN in Obstetrical Health for almost 20 years. She knew that she wanted to be in Womens health before she even graduated. Breastfeeding has been a huge passion for Mellissa and she loves helping the journey of parents to succeed.