Kris Hollie- Founder, CEO, Head Trainer

Kris Hollie is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also a dotFIT Certified Fitness Professional and is CPR/AED-certified. 

Kris is extremely passionate about health and fitness. In September of 2012, he started his own wellness company, KrisHollieFitness, specializing in Calisthenics and Bodyweight Control training. His philosophy is to “Transform Your Training by Ascending to Greatness!” He has trained hundreds of clients in group, corporate and private settings. Ranging in ages (5-77) and fitness levels (beginner-advanced), Kris always ensures that each personal training session is customized to your abilities, needs, and fitness goals.  

Kris is very active in the community. He has served as program sponsor for health and wellness events throughout WNY. He is also an instructor at group fitness studio Bikeorbar, as well as Hustle for Health.

Besides his health and fitness endeavors, Kris is also a bodybuilder, powerlifter, freelance model, motivational speaker, and has his own apparel line – Ascend to Greatness Apparel. 

Sharod Smith - Trainer and Group Instructor

Sharod Smith is an aspiring fitness guru and soon-to-be NASM-CPT, with over 10 years of experience in fitness and martial arts. Sharod is a strong proponent of personal development, patience, and self-discipline, believing that any challenge can be overcome if these keys are kept in mind.

Sharod’s BASE philosophy is focused on Balance, Accountability, Spirit, and Effort. He enjoys using many calisthenics and higher rep circuits, as well as other modalities such as kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine balls, and free weights. He loves to share his passion with clients and strives to make his classes a fun, welcoming space for all who seek growth and renewal. Look for Sharod on our schedule for GutCamp, METCON, and Tabata Abs classes!

Lauren Gresham - Resident Chef

Lauren Gresham is the Chef & Owner of Ravelle Culinary Creations, LLC and Core Cuisine Meal Solutions. Her specialties include private chef work, meal prep services, recipe writing, and culinary instruction.

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Katie Gerard, Registered Dietitian

Katie graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY with a bachelors of science and a masters of science in dietetics in 2013. After graduation, she became a registered dietitian and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she was a health educator for a supplement company, Life Extension. Katie advised clients on medical and health issues and discussed supplements geared towards their needs. After one year, she moved back to Buffalo and worked in the community for Catholic Charities WIC as a nutritionist. Starting in November 2016, she became the nutrition coordinator of Head Start in the Rochester area. 

In her spare time, Katie likes to compete in 5k runs, bike ride, lift at the gym, catch up on the latest nutrition trends and inspire friends and family to reach their health goals. 

You can reach Katie via email at, and by phone number at (716) 536-3662. Also, follow her on Instagram @kgtherd! All KrisHollieFitness clients receive 10% off of her services!

Angela Nemeth - LMT, Reflexology, and Reiki specialist

Angela has been an experienced LMT for over 12 years. She specializes in Deep tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, Hot stone massage, Reiki and Reflexology. She has been a proud business owner for almost 4 years.