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Rachel Cooper

Hi, I'm Rachel. I moved to Beaufort in 2006. I have worked as a radiation therapist at Carteret Health Care since 2013. My passion has always been fitness and wellness, not only for myself but for others. I opened my own gym in 2019 and quickly attracted 30+ clients. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Health Coach.

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Carol Armistead

Hello! I'm Carol Armistead, and I live in Beaufort, NC. I've been a ZIN™ Member since September 2015 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! 


Jane Moss

Hello!  I'm Jane, and I am a retired special education teacher from Virginia.  My husband and I just moved to Beaufort.  We couldn't have chosen a better place to live. 


I have always been focused on my fitness and believe daily workouts are good for the MIND, BODY and SOUL...and my marriage!!  During the pandemic, I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer.  I am certified through NASM.  In Richmond, I worked as a trainer at Burn Boot Camp and Rock Steady Boxing (an amazing gym for patients with Parkinsons).


My biggest advice is to believe in yourself because you can do hard things.  Be YOU and let's GROW together!


Grandmaster Lewis

Osu! I am a local martial arts World Champion 8th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster. For over 30 years, I have taught international-level martial arts throughout Carteret County. Since 2010, I have taught Beaufort's only karate club. I also have clubs in Morehead City and Otway. I was born in Sea Level and grew up between Down East and Beaufort. You can choose traditional Korean karate, Tae Kwon Do, Sport Karate, Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), or Scandinavian Viking Gilma.


Beth Nelson

Hello! My name is Beth Nelson.  I have lived in Carteret/Craven county most of my life and retired from Cherry Point after 38 years of federal service. Fitness and wellness have always been my passion.  I have completed three half marathons, numerous 10K and 5K runs, as well as participated in many group fitness classes.  After my retirement, I became an Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AAFA) Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I look forward to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals.


Inez Leyden

Hello! My name is Inez, and I am a certified RYT-200 (registered yoga teacher), an avid fitness fan, and I have a passion for health and wellness. During my 15-year tenure at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), I was a Health & Wellbeing Champion responsible for monthly education sessions. This became especially critical during the pandemic to help improve the mental health of the team. I have an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business management. I live in Beaufort with my husband and two cats. Both the sea and felines offer calming effects.

Meet the GROW Team

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