About The Fitness Forum

After graduate school from the University of South Carolina, Karen Leatherman, a Florence native, dreamed of operating a wellness facility to promote better health in the Florence Community. After proposing the idea to the management at Bruce Hospital, she received the green light to make her dream a reality. In 1984, the Fitness Forum was born as the first hospital based facility in SC, and one of the first dozen in the nation.During the 16 years as a hospital based facility, the Fitness Forum served as a wellness/fitness model for hospitals across the state. In 2000, Karen pursued the opportunity to take on full ownership of the Fitness Forum. As the Owner/President of the company, Karen’s dream has come full circle. Our employee family is comprised of:

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Landra Calcutt
Director of Operations

Beth Williams
Kids Room Attendant
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Lisa Wilkins
Accounting Manager
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Chip Clary
Membership Representative
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Whitney Tabor
Wellness Director

Kim Hawkins
Membership Representative/Kids’ Room Attendant

Julia Wagner
Kids Room Attendant/Front Desk Attendant

Tim Shorter
Personal Trainer
 
Catherine Gough
Pilates Instructor

Bobby Bethea
Personal Trainer

Robin Parker
Fitness Director/Personal Trainer

Brock McCallister
Cross Training Instructor/Personal Trainer

Jourdan McCallister
Swampfox Trainer/Personal Trainer
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Stephanie Elgin
Personal Trainer