Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Journalism, University of Colorado | Masters of Science in Exercise Science, Louisiana State University | Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Certified Health Coach, ACE (American Council of Exercise) Dawn brings forty years of experience in the fitness industry to Strength Science Studios as the manager and also a personal trainer. Most of her experience has been in managing facilities, staffing and member relations, Dawn’s passion is in helping individuals who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. She is grateful to pass this experience and expertise on to the clients who will benefit the most from this protocol and approach to strength training.
Benton Abernethy, IV
Bachelors of Science, Auburn University | Masters of Education-Exercise Physiology, Auburn University | Certified Personal Trainer, FitTour Benton began his Master’s Degree program with a special interest in exercise physiology. While pursuing his degree, he worked full time at the Auburn fitness center and as a graduate teaching assistant. Benton later had another opportunity to teach as an adjunct professor at Southern Union State community college for three semesters. He moved back to Baton Rouge and worked as an exercise physiologist for the Louisiana Cardiology Group for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Benton later worked at LA FITNESS as the Director of Personal Training before coming to Strength Science Studios.
Certified Personal Trainer, FitTour Charis has been with Strength Science Studios since 2019. Charis has a genuine love for working with older adults. She served several years in the military and did one tour in Iraq. While in the military, her role was to work in heavy construction, supply and mortuary work. Charis states that the most rewarding part of her job is watching clients improve their range of motion while building muscle and confidence.
Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in Business, University of Louisiana, formerly University of Southwestern Louisiana | Bachelors of Science, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, University of Louisiana | Certified Personal Trainer, FitTour Julie has been extremely fortunate to have taught physical education. She has also created and directed summer camps in Gonzales, Louisiana and on the island of St. Croix. Upon retiring from the teaching and summer camp profession, her next venture was to work in senior activities and fitness. In addition to working at Strength Science Studios, Julie works at Francois Bend Senior Living in Gonzales, LA. Through her professional life, Julie has been committed to ongoing professional improvement, learning, and growth in order to continue to grow as a person and to add value to the lives of others.
Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Louisiana State University | Certified Personal Trainer, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Madeline’s degree in interdisciplinary studies includes minors in psychology, animal science, and entrepreneurship. She strongly believes in a wellness approach to fitness, focusing not only on the physical benefits of regular exercise but also the positive changes that occur in mental health and the quality of life. In her spare time, Madeline enjoys many hobbies but is incredibly passionate about mountain biking.
Working Hours (By Appointment Only):
Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM