Introducing the Elite Personal Training team

Meet the fitness experts that are here to help you achieve your goals

Tina Selix owner of Elite Personal Training
Our founder

Tina Selix

Tina began her health and wellness journey in 2001, six months after her daughter was born. She suffered from low energy levels, headaches, and back pain and weight issues. After visiting her doctor for a physical and receiving no medical explanation for her ailments, she was determined to make changes that would guarantee her the opportunity to enjoy life with her daughter. She then began learning about weight management, fitness, and women’s health and wellness. Through changes in her diet, exercise, and lifestyle she went from a size 14 to a size 2. She decreased her joint pain and increased her stamina. She greatly decreased her headaches and improved her sleep. She’s a true testament to the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Now, she devotes her life to helping others look better, move better, feel better and be their best.

Tina is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer (CPT) and corrective exercise specialist (CES). Clinical Massage Therapist; SC #12067 (2019) Myofascial One; John Barnes Institute (2019) Small-Group Program Specialist; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2018) Level One Trainer; Functional Movement Systems (2016) Behavior Change Specialist; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2016) Senior Client Specialist; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2014) Weight Loss Specialist; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2012) Corrective Exercise Specialist; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2010) Certified Personal Trainer; National Academy of Sports Medicine (2008).

Our coaches

Deborah Fortner coach at Elite Personal Training

Deborah Fortner

Deborah is a native of Columbia, SC and a University of South Carolina graduate. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, 10 year Breast cancer survivor, wife, and mother of two adult children and two German Shepherds. Throughout her life, Deborah has lived in New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, and Bulgaria. As of September of 2011, she has been passionate about health and fitness, always striving to learn about health, wellness and the mind-body connection that leads to a healthy life. Deborah is certified by the American Council on Exercise and is currently pursuing her level 1 certification through FMS™. In her free time, Deborah enjoys creating and cooking healthy meals for family, trying new and different foods, going on nature walks, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Jenna Dent coach at Elite Personal Training

Jenna Dent

Jenna graduated from the University of South Carolina and majored in elementary education. After 5 years of teaching, she decided to turn her passion for health and wellness into a new career. Her fitness journey began in her teens when she struggled to lose weight in a healthy way. After years of self-educating and evaluation, she emerged with a sustainable and balanced lifestyle. She now believes that transformative change must begin with the right mindset. Jenna is certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She will soon complete Level 1 Nutrition Certification through Precision Nutrition, the industry-leader in nutrition coaching. Jenna’s personal fitness journey uniquely enables her to help others find a well-balanced approach to movement and nutrition.

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