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Hey, I'm Hayes!

I love what I do. My passion stems from watching my athletes excel and my own personal athletic ambitions. I believe in training FIRST the way I ask/coach my athletes to train. Want to PR in your next race? Want to dominate an obstacle course race? Want to get stronger, faster or both? My goal is to help athletes (elite, intermediate and novice) become STRONGER + FASTER. #HybridAthlete

nice to meet you.

I’m from Charlotte, NC and graduated from College of Charleston in 2003. #GoCougs

I was always involved in sports growing up. I completed 2 IRONKIDS triathlons by the time I was 9 years old and grew up playing AAU and high school basketball.  After college, I spent time living in Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA.  From 2003-2012 I was in multi-family real estate and ran a large company’s corporate wellness program.

In 2010, I moved back to Charleston, SC, had twin girls in 2012 and another little girl in 2014.

I began my fitness journey after having kids. I signed up for my first Spartan race in 2019 and realized I found something I loved. I am a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a Spartan Elite racer and a Spartan SGX Coach (Charleston’s only).  I believe in showing up consistently and being the hardest worker in the room.


“Small disciplines repeated with consistency everyday lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” – John C. Maxwell.


I spend most of my time these days coaching and creating unique programming for runners, obstacle course racers and athletes who want to get STRONGER + FASTER. I love teaching and guiding my 3 girls in the world of life. I also spend time training and writing my own programming for competition in elite Spartan races. 

A little Q&A with Hayes

Tell us about your favorite exercises. 

  • Conditioning: Assault Bike or Ski Erg

  • Legs: Bulgarian Split Squats

  • Upper Body: Pull Ups, Push Ups, Renegade Row, DB Incline Bench Press

  • Beast Mode: Devil Presses

What music are you jamming out to?

Freestyle hip hop, rap instrumental and alternative/indie

What is your favorite movie?

Walk the Line, Radio

What is your go-to ice cream?

Cherry Garcia, but really...just give me popcorn

Describe finishing a race in 3 words.

Let's go again!

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