828.252.0920 • 862 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28804 [email protected]

862 Merrimon Avenue • Asheville NC 28804 (In Grace Plaza, lower Steinmart parking lot)
828.252.0920  [email protected]

Welcome to Training Partners!

Welcome! We are so happy you are visiting us. Training Partners is a personal training studio that has been serving Asheville’s 50+ age market for 24 years.

Do you want to improve your balance? Improve your posture? Be stronger? Be more flexible? Feel more relaxed and less stressed? Be able to hike, swim or simply do whatever you want throughout your day? If so, we can help with all of these. Whether through one-on-one sessions or small group training or a class, we can help.

Despite what many people say, all bodies are not the same, especially as we “mature.” Working with you, we will create an individual and personalized wellness blueprint based upon your goals and body challenges. We will implement this plan together, regularly re-evaluate, expect some detours and have fun with the journey.

Helping people feel better, move better and have more energy is our inspiration for getting up every morning and doing what we do.

While viewing our site, make sure to check out our safety protocols designed to keep you safe while in the studio.  Not ready to return to a studio yet? No worries. We can meet outside or train virtually. You have all kinds of options!

So, come see us or give us a call. We would love to meet you.

Here’s to a happy, active and healthy life,

Charlene Reeves, Owner

Personal Training

Enjoy professional 1-on-1 training with programs designed for your fitness level and medical issues. Check out our training staff. Train inside studio (masks required), outside or virtually.


TP offers Small group training (by advanced reservation only) and large group classes (drop ins and all levels welcome). All group training will be virtual through October 2020.

PILATES 1-on-1

Pilates teaches body awareness and good posture. It’s a great compliment to any fitness routine. Schedule a 1-on-1 lesson or check out our group Pilates class.


it’s important for us to keep the 65+ age group fit and strong. Classes focus on balance, strength, flexibility and stamina. Classes are virtual thru October.  It’s fun – join us!

24 Years and 1000+ Clients Strong


Training Partners is a unique work out facility. It is small, not intimidating, and a very friendly place to be. It is so nice to come to a place where people know who you are and care about your health and well-being. This, along with my personal trainer of course, has been key in my long-term commitment to training.

– Naomi

OUR EDUCATION plus 26 years in business and 150+ years combined training experience.

Highlights from the Blog

We love to learn and share helpful information with our community. Read posts about health trends, fitness/exercise topics, physical therapy tips, nutritional inspiration and more!

5 Exercises to Help Improve Posture

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Strength = Strong Core

A "strong core" is a popular phrase often mentioned in newspapers, TV and health magazines; yet with minimal information explaining why we need a strong core, what muscles make up the core and how it affects our daily lives. "The muscles of the core form a dynamic...

Why You Need Strong Glutes

The glutes are one of the largest muscle groups in the body and are vital for both life and sport. This group of muscles consists of three major muscles: the glute maximum, glute medius, and glute minimus. They extend the hip (pulls the thigh behind you), abducts the...

Should I Do Cardio or Strength Training First?

You get to the gym have 45 minutes to do some strength work and squeeze in some cardio too. But which one should come first? Well, there’s not really not just one answer. Experts agree that your priority in the gym depends on your personal goals. Someone aiming to...

"If you could give one gift to the world what would it be?"

I decided it would be fun to quiz my co-workers on a few holiday questions.  Below are the responses to this one. Peggy - “joy, as long as one person’s joy is not painful to someone else or…. extermination of 75% of the human race so that the planet and innocent...

Rewards of Habitual Exercise for Seniors

We have all read about and know the importance of habitual exercise and healthy eating habits. Despite that as we age, sometimes we don’t make time for exercise in our daily routine and we slip into neglecting something very important for us. The benefits of a...

Returning to Exercise and Activity Following a Bout of COVID-19

Currently, 1 in every 15 people in the US has tested positive for COVID-19; and that number is rising daily. Chances are good that many of you reading this article are included in that group.  As you recover and begin to return to activity and exercise, it is...

Why Meditate?

We hear a lot about meditation these days---for better health, for increased productivity, and for relieving stress and anxiety--and who couldn’t use less anxiety right now? Maybe you’ve tried to meditate and found that you just can’t concentrate or feel contemplative...

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