"The gymnasium’s key endeavor is to provide a family, faith based facility for all to enjoy." -Tony Greene
About Blue Ridge Fitness
Since opening in December of 2011, Blue Ridge Fitness has helped to shape and grow athletes of all backgrounds (powerlifters, football, track, bmx, volleyball, and baseball athletes... the list goes on). We also stress the importance of health and wellness to general population members of upstate South Carolina; we invite anyone striving for personal growth to join. No matter what goals you have set for yourself...improving everyday activities, getting back in shape and "feeling better," improving strength through weight lifting, becoming a well-rounded powerlifter, improving sport specific movements, or even bettering your cardiovascular endurance, Blue Ridge Fitness will equip you for success. We have a passion for helping our members to achieve their goals, and maintain healthier lifestyles.
Blue Ridge Fitness truly offers a unique experience. In comparison to some of our competitors, we guarantee that you will feel like "more than just a number" here. We are always excited when we are given the opportunity to grow our "gym family." Sign up today, or just come try us out. We look forward to seeing you!
About the Owner
In 1978, at the age of 17, Tony Greene started competing in Power-lifting events. During his first power-lifting meet, he placed in the top three; this sparked Tony's love for power-lifting and ignited a desire to compete.
The beginning stages were difficult and frustrating. Especially, when he realized most athletes were using steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. While Tony rigorously prepared for power-lifting meets, he soon learned about the WNPF, World Natural Power-lifting Federation. The policies of this federation closely aligned with Tony's personal beliefs on power, and building strength the proper (healthy) way.
Tony has been competing with the WNPF for more than 20 years now. Since his start, he has conquered many personal goals; he has also claimed 9 state titles, 5 national titles, and 4 world titles. Tony still holds the national and state records for his age and weight. He is still training for power-lifting competitions, and hopes to achieve a new state record in February 2020.
If you're a member (or considering a membership), you'll see Tony doing a variety of unique training modalities to prepare his body for competitive power-lifting. If you see him, feel free to encourage him/lift him up. We are a family at this facility, and a little positivity and faith goes a long way in helping others reach their goals. Keep up the good work, Tony!
You can learn more about Tony's accomplishments, as well as get a better understanding of the WNPF by searching "www.wnpf.net"
Taylor Cromer, MSK, CSCS.
Director of Daily Operations, Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Taylor graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelors in Exercise Science. She is now finishing her Master's of Kinesiology program, through the University of North Georgia. While an undergraduate student, she was a track and field athlete; this experience influenced her passion for strength and conditioning. Currently, she is also assisting the USC Upstate Exercise Science department with research.
At Blue Ridge Fitness, Taylor writes fitness programs for many of our members. Blue Ridge Fitness has partnered with Taylor to offer sport-specific training sessions, and also personal training sessions. These intense bouts of exercise will have you ready for upcoming competition/sport seasons, or at the very least, will help you get back in shape, so that you hit your fitness goals.
Taylor is onsite most mornings from 5:30am-10:30am. If you have any questions or comments about the gym, don't hesitate to ask.
For more information & rates on individualized training:
Call or text: (864)580-0324 (T.Cromer)
Supplementation Specialist, Evening Supervisor
Nathan Frick is a knowledgeable staff member, and is extremely competent in the health and wellness world. At Blue Ridge Fitness, Nathan oversees supplement sales and orders. For all of your supplementation and nutritional snack needs, Nathan is an excellent resource.
Here at Blue Ridge, Nathan also actively helps with equipment and facility maintenance. This gentleman is always eager to lend a helping hand to members at Blue Ridge Fitness. If you are unsure or have any questions about equipment use, he is happy to aid you with technique. A very bright and experienced health and wellness consultant, Nathan is a guy you want to know.