Preston Fogartie, a Greensboro, NC native, moved to Charlotte after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. With college behind her and a determination to get in shape and get healthy, Preston began taking everything from athletic conditioning to cycling to cardio strength classes. Having always had a strong focus on cardio, Preston was doubtful about what kind of change Hilliard Studio Method could bring to her workout. After strong encouragement from her sister-in-law, a loyal HSM client, she tried the class and instantly became addicted to the efficient and effective workout. “It’s the perfect total body workout that I had been looking for. It’s fast-paced while still being strength-focused – a perfect combination that resulted in an immediate change to my body.”
After being an active client for nearly three years, Preston joined the HSM family as part of the desk staff. While working the desk, getting to know the strong and determined clients, and soaking up the routines, Preston realized she wanted to join the strong group of women that were leading the classes and inspiring clients to push harder. “Even on the days I dread it the most, I always feel better and stronger after having completed a Method class – and I want to be the one encouraging others to do the same, to push them to their limits, to hold their plank for five more seconds.”
When she’s not at Hilliard or working at MODE, a digital/branding agency, Preston can be found doing (almost) anything outdoors with her husband Doug, a passionate whitewater kayaker.