PRINCE DEESE: Owner/Operator
As the owner and head trainer of A.C.T., I am happy to bring my hometown of Greensboro one of the most complete fitness studios available in the area. The opening of this facility is the culmination of a lifetime interest and professional preparation that offers Greensboro residents the opportunity to have “the best of their life for the rest of their life”.
From my earlier years at Ragsdale High School, and throughout my degree program in Physical Education at Elon University, personal training and fitness were first and foremost in my life-goals. My extensive professional sports background includes All American Wrestler, Hall of Fame Wrestler, All American Football Player, Hall of Fame Football Player and State Champion Body Builder. I have continued to extend my preparation by obtaining necessary fitness certifications. These certifications not only enhance my skills as a trainer, but guarantee clients the appropriate safe and healthy leadership needed for their own fitness programs. My fitness certifications include:
Idea Personal Training
CSCS Strength and Conditioning
Participant in Phil Kaplan and Kelli Calabrese Global Trainers Focus Group 2010
2013 Piedmont-Triad Business Ethics Award
My own training began as a hobby of self improvement leading toward a career in professional football. Following a major injury, I began to develop an interest in rehabilitation by spending my time assisting other injured athletes. It soon became apparent that my skills and knowledge in the industry could benefit people from all facets of life. Now, with 29 years of experience, my clientele includes personalities ranging in ages from 10 to 90 years old; many from an extensive special needs population, some total family memberships, and multiple professional athletes whose careers are dependent upon maintaining health and fitness.
Together with my wife, Gina, we welcome all who visit our club. We look forward to helping you discover how an exercise program designed to meet your individual needs can increase your quality of life!
GINA DEESE: Co-Owner/Trainer
2010 Winner of Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Award, I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Communications, a personal training certification, and completed my MBA from University of Phoenix in September, 2009. My background led to a career in the pharmaceutical industry and extensive time among the health care community. Originally from Southern Westchester, N.Y., and having lived in both Maryland and Virginia before moving to Greensboro, North Carolina, I currently serve as the business manager for A.C.T. and part time trainer at the Greensboro facility. Often I serve in the role of senior fitness instructor, and I work closely with the Silver Sneakers program. The combination of communications, health, fitness experience, and business management do not supersede my focus on personal interest in the A.C.T. clients. It is my personal touch and friendly approach that brings the A.C.T. family together to provide the comfortable atmosphere, warm welcome and individualized interest upon which the business is based. (2013 Piedmont-Triad Business Ethics Award)
KAREN HARMSTON : Certified Personal Trainer
I am a native of Greensboro, and a graduate of UNCG with a B.S. in Public Health Education. My certification as a personal trainer is through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). I specialize in weight management, body sculpting, and aerobic conditioning, catering to clients of all ages and fitness levels. Health and fitness are two great loves of mine, and as a trainer I'm very happy for the opportunity to help others pursue a more active lifestyle and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Megan Brock: Certified Personal Trainer
My education is from Guilford Technical Community College with a specialty in Anatomy/Physiology, Psychology & health sciences.
My passion for fitness began in 2003 as a competitive varsity cheerleader in high school. Practices consisted of strength training in the weight lifting room to help improve strength for tumbling and stunting, as well as endurance training to help increase stamina.
In February 2012, I began a journey in bodybuilding as a NPC Bikini Competitor. My interest and fitness specialty lead me to 2nd place and a National Qualifier in the 2012 NPC Stewart Fitness show. Following this competition, I continued on to the 2012 NPC Elite Muscle Classic and placed 6th, then on to the 2013 NPC State Championship and placed 9th.
As a fitness & nutrition enthusiast, my knowledge in the health industry lead me to my personal training certification. As Certified Personal Trainer here at A.C.T by Deese, I am here to inspire, motivate, and encourage all on a plan for personal growth in fitness and life. My goal as a passionate Certified Personal Trainer is to help others accomplish individual goals and help them become “the best they can be!” So be ready to get transformed both mentally and physically!
Josh Prevette: Certified Personal Trainer
Joshua Prevette is a certified Master Fitness Trainer with the IFTA. In his over fifteen years of training, he has trained everyone from professional athletes to rehabilitation patients. Josh takes pride in the service of helping others reach their goals and loves being part of the A.C.T. family! Specialties include core and balance training, athletic training, rehabilitation, and Parkinson's specific training.
Ashlyn Winter: Certified Personal Trainer