Hi I'm Charlie!

I’m a Personal Trainer and Behavioral Change Specialist certified through NASM. I am also a group fitness instructor at Highland Recreation Complex and owner of the small In Home Personal Training business Fundamentally Fit. I help my clients to motivate, educate, and recreate their bodies, minds, and lifestyles to excel in their fitness and health goals, and to identify and crush any barriers that are in their way.


There are no quick fixes, yoyo diets, or empty promises here. With your commitment and my guidance we figure out what works best for you for the long term. You can expect custom-tailored workouts coupled with a long term plan in mind, and a good balance of positive reinforcement and the occasional tough love when it's necessary. With a goal, a plan, and a commitment to yourself, you can and will reach your fitness AND lifestyle goals.  

I was an overweight smoker in my mid twenties and struggled with self confidence issues in my teens, so I have a deep understanding of the difficulties that come with a new fitness plan and a lot of the mental hurdles. It can be in intimidating. Your physical and emotional well being are my top priorities. Change is tough, but you ARE tougher.

Certifications and experience:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist

  • NASM Mental Toughness

  • Group fitness Instruction

  • Kickboxing Instruction

  • MMA Conditioning

2016 by Charlie McCarson and Laura Thomas. Proudly created with Wix.com

November 4, 2019

Ah the infamous yoyo diet. With such a food centric culture, it's not hard to believe how easy it is to bounce from eating a well balanced meal to crushing a whole bag of chips. Before I give you these handy tips, I'm going to tell a story about a fictional dude named...

February 18, 2019

Have you ever sat back on your Sunday and planned out an absolutely flawless training plan for your upcoming week? You tell yourself you will hit the gym every other day. Every spoonful of sugar will be logged in your extensive nutrition plan. Every single positive and...

November 28, 2018

 It's a few days after Thanksgiving, and for those of us on a fitness plan who may have had a bit more than they meant to, a day of guilt and confession. I'm writing this to tell them it is going to be alright. I had my fair share of mac n cheese too, trust me. Normall...

August 16, 2017

I've been reading quite a bit about diet trends and health "facts" (note the quotes) and decided I'd unleash some straight up science on some of these myths.

Myth #1: Whey protein will make you fat

This is probably one of the most confusing ones I've heard. There are ton...