About Us

About the gym…

Established in 2009, we are one of the longest running, private single owner fitness facilities in the Charlotte Metro area. Both Doug and Lindsay have competed in Muay Thai, boxing, kettlebell sport, powerlifting, and olympic weightlifting. We started with just a handful of clients, one rack, and some dumbbells, and over a decade later we are one of the largest most well equipped gyms in Charlotte.

Pride is also home to Prolific Bodywork (Sara Sumner LMBT) and Boxing with Kyle (Kyle Harrell).

Doug Seamans

Growing up in football and karate, Doug has been competing in sports since the age of 7. After moving to Charlotte, Doug began training in Muay Thai and boxing and fought in both disciplines. After a knee injury in Muay Thai, Doug transitioned into competitive kettlebell sport and competed in several world championships and has written several books and training programs on kettlebell sport. Now Doug competes in Olympic Weightlifting and powerlifting.

Lindsay Seamans

Also growing up in sports, Lindsay played soccer and softball. Lindsay also fought in Muay Thai and boxing and even fought for a national title in IKMF Muay Thai. After competing alongside Doug in kettlebell sport, Lindsay moved on to powerlifting and has won several nationals and has competed against the best in the world at the IPF equipped world championships.