Team Members



Destinie Sykes

BS, Exercise Science

​CSCS Certification, pending


I have been working at Live Fit Now for two years, first as an intern and then at the Front Desk.  In 2017,  I received a Bachelor’s degree at USC Upstate in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology, and I participated in Division I track and field for 4 years. I am part of the National Coaching Registry and have completed my CPR/AED certification.  I have experience in weight training as well as strength and conditioning and am working on receiving my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. 

Laury J. True

Certified Personal Trainer, NASM

Precision Nutrition Coach, Level 1

Cancer Exercise Specialist, CETI


​I have worked in the fitness field for 15 years and over that time span, the fitness world has changed dramatically.  The focus on "flat abs", crazy diets and no pain, no gain has evolved into  challenging, functional  workouts  and client-centered training.  The studio environment at Live Fit Now is a great fit for clients seeking  current training methods that get results. 


​As a "seasoned" trainer (yes, that's the word!) I know how to tailor workouts appropriate to experienced, novice, rehab  and returning-to-exercise clients.  Busy schedules present a challenge for everyone, and online options are growing.  Ask about ways to stay accountable and on track with your fitness.



​​​Ashley Marie Nichols

Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM


I received my bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and am, needless to say, a fitness enthusiast. I care deeply about health and wellness, and so when I began my collegiate career at USC Upstate, I sought employment in the healthcare industry. I started working for a primary care physician at a private family practice, and quickly realized that I would rather inspire people to stay out of the doctor's office (through exercise and diet), than to treat patients who were already there. I feel that this attitude is quintessential to fostering a healthy society. Given my background, I have a firm understanding of both the anatomical and physiological processes of exercise. As a marathon runner, I know I am equipped with the drive and commitment to help any individual achieve his or her own personal fitness goals, however big or small they may be. 

Kim Smith Butler

Owner

Certified Personal Trainer, ACE

STOTT Pilates Instructor


I opened Live Fit Now eight years ago with a goal of sharing my passion for health and wellness with clients of all ages and abilities.   My current focus is Pilates training in the LFN Reformer studio.  I have the opportunity to challenge clients looking for their next level of fitness and to help others returning to exercise after rehab.  I also love teaching Pilates Mat classes, indoor cycling and HIIT.  I'm a member of Todd Durkin's Mastermind practice development program and find inspiration working with studio owners across the country.  Many of my clients have been with me for over 10 years, allowing our time together to evolve beyond just a 'workout'.

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