Owned and operated by sole proprietor, Kathleen McKelvey, she relocated to Smith Mountain Lake in 2010, from Wellington, Florida. With over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, she is a certified personal trainer with International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), as well as a group certified instructor with Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and Cycle Reebok. Kathy is committed to providing members with the best training tools to embrace a fit and healthy life style.
Amy relocated to Smith Mountain Lake in 2018 bringing with her over 30 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Amy’s career began as a group fitness leader with the YWCA, which led to many other national certifications including Group Fitness; Silver Sneakers; Stretching and Group Cycle. Amy furthered her career in 1999 when she became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and thus becoming the Physical Director at her local YMCA. With plans to retire at the Lake, Underground Fitness lucked out when Amy came out of retirement and joined our team! Always ready to motivate and assist, Amy looks forward to helping and guiding anyone to reach their fitness goals.
Becky was a life-long resident of Hinton, West Virginia until she relocated to Smith Mountain Lake with her boyfriend, and long-time member of Underground Fitness, James McGinnis. Lucky for us, James has passed on his passion for fitness to her as you will often see them in here working out together. In addition to the engaging man in her life, Becky has 2 children, a daughter Angel and a son, Ronnie, and is also a proud grandmother of 2 grandsons, Darien & Isaac. Always staying busy, Becky has worked as a CNA , a pharmacy technician and most recently a general cleaner for both businesses and residences, which included the Department of Health! When not working, she enjoys going to concerts and movies and most of all, fishing! Becky comes to us with an upbeat and friendly personality and will instantly make you feel welcome and glad you came in!
Originally from Roanoke, Mike currently lives right here at Smith Mountain Lake. A graduate of Elow University with a degree in Accounting, the father of a young daughter, Taylor, and a strong passion for sports, itness, & the outdoors, Mike keeps himself very busy! He may be small, but he’s not lazy! Involved in football, track & wrestling for much of his life, he now shares his knowledge and enthusiasm by volunteering locally for the High School and Junior High Football teams. A great asset to Underground Fitness, Mike enjoys working with people and is always
Melissa’s smile alone will instantly make you feel welcome at Underground Fitness. Her warm personality, enthusiasm, and obvious love of the gym will get you hooked! A native Floridian, Melissa, eventually settled down in North Carolina with her husband, Don, and lucky for us, they packed up and moved again to Smith Mountain Lake in 2020! With a background in business and administration, Melissa not only works here at Underground Fitness, but she also volunteers her time with Lake Christian Ministry. She is blessed with a wonderful stepdaughter, Ashlyn, and she and Don have 3 fur-babies Phoebe, Auburn and Aubrey. Melissa also enjoys paddle-boarding around the Lake and the Lasagna at Napoli Cowboy!
A Virginia native, Aimee was born and raised in Roanoke, VA, until she relocated to Franklin County 12 years ago. Aimee’s fun-loving personality is an asset to Underground Fitness and she will always make you happy you stopped by. With a background in Human Resources and Recruiting, Aimee is very outgoing, always smiling, and eager to help members any way she can. And when she’s not at the front desk, you’ll probably find her working out herself!
Oliver is a tri-colored Border Collie born in Bumpass, VA on July 16, 2015. He was adopted by Kathy and Jim and started his career as gym mascot at the very young age of 10 weeks. He began his job getting to know the members by asking for and receiving lot of belly rubs and some kisses. Oliver is a quick learner and soon had gym members doing as he asks on a daily basis. Oliver has been home schooled and is very polite and mannerly. When Oliver is not working he loves to run around on his Bedford County Farm exploring the beautiful acres, or spending his time perfecting the sport of Frisbee. As mascot of the gym, he can often be seen ball chasing with never ending energy. He has a gentle soul and the love he gives out creates good karma, therefore, bringing much happiness and many smiles to the members. Oliver’s presence is significant at the gym and it seems likely that he will be employed for many years.