Gail Climer – Office Manager & Aquatic Instructor
Gail Climer divides her time between BTAC and Transylvania Aquatic Physical Therapy. She has worked with T.A.P.T. since 1992 and she joined the BAC team in 1994. She has degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Appalachian State University. She is certified by the American Red Cross for Lifeguard and Water Safety Instruction. She has been a certified Aquatic Instructor with the Aquatic Exercise Association since 1990. She and her husband Don have 2 children, daughter, Kara and son, Jesse. Gail is happy to assist with any membership concerns you may have especially in areas of billing and accounting.
Karla Mather, CPT – General Manager, Director of Fitness
Karla Mather joined the club as assistant general manager in December 2007. Prior to that she was group fitness manager, personal trainer and taught several of our group fitness classes. Karla, a native of Brevard, has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 20 years. She is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a certified outdoor fitness trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Training Association. She is a certified group fitness leader and a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor. Karla is a qualified instructor in the Les Mills Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Vive and RPM programs. She is currently studying massage therapy and will soon be certified to provide Thai Yoga Massage. Karla’s primary responsibilities at BTAC are club director, manager of the group fitness program, advertising, sales, member relations and team management. Karla and her husband reside in Brevard.
Thomas Smith, AFPA – Nationally Certified Trainer/Cycling Coach
Thomas joined the club in early February to assist with member orientations and personal training. He has a strong fitness background with over ten years of coaching and nutritional counseling. He comes to us with over ten years personal training and management experience through Gold’s Gym and the YMCA. Thomas was a former pro soccer player for four years before becoming a pro cyclist. He was invited to the Olympic Training Center in 2000 to train with the cycling team, after spending a year racing in Italy. He has coached high school/middle school soccer, as well as club and pro cyclists. Thomas says he specializes in “healthamatizing” people .
Mike Vandegrift ~ Owner
Greg Stacey ~ Director of Tennis
Lori Park ~ Fitness Coach