Meet Our Trainers - Balanced Movement Studio

Meet Our Trainers

Elizabeth Towe, owner of Balanced Movement Studio, has a B.A. in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. She has worked in the fitness industry since 1985, including ten years with Pulse Athletic Clubs and five years as the program manager of a fitness center at GlaxoSmithKline.

Elizabeth is certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine & American Council on Exercise, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and IDEA Fitness Professionals Association. She has extensive experience with post-rehab personal training; her clients have included people with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain, as well as stroke survivors.

Elizabeth is also a runner and cycling enthusiast, and a Maddog Certified Spinning Instructor. She loves spending time outside with her husband and dogs, especially trail running in Carolina North Forest!

Thurmond Buckelew holds a BA in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a National Association of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Health Coach. Thurmond’s passion is helping people integrate sustainable health and wellness practices into their everyday life. Thurmond is also a Certified Health Coach and understands the importance of coaching clients on the mental/emotional component of the fitness/wellness journey in addition to the nutritional and workout components.

His clients include current and former athletes, youth athletes, first time exercisers, and sedentary people looking to improve their health and relationship with exercise.

In his freetime Thurmond enjoys cooking and baking, watching a good movie or playing a board game with friends. Being from California he is also a life long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. Go Purple and Gold!!

Andy Greene is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has enjoyed fitness and athletics his entire life, and is enthusiastic about helping clients to reach their fitness goals.

Andy is a former United States Navy SEAL, and has completed some of the most arduous physical and mental training in the world. Andy‘s training focuses on core stabilization, balance, strength, speed, and agility, as well as injury prevention programs and increasing flexibility. His distinctive background enables him to work with clients to create workout programs that are safe, effective, and enjoyable.

Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, and earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He enjoys competing in triathlons, and is a consistent top 20% age-group finisher in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.