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» Lee Burton

Lee Burton

Dr. Lee Burton received his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Appalachian State University and his Master Degree in Education with an emphasis in athletic training from Old Dominion University. Lee received his Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness. He attained his Certification of Athletic Training through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association-Board of Certification and his Certification of Strength and Conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

He has presented on numerous sports medicine topics nationally and internationally at various sports medicine and personal training symposiums. He has authored book chapters and articles in a variety of sports medicine journals and produced instructional videos concerning functional applications for treatment, assessment and conditioning of active individuals. Lee is currently consulting with a wide variety of organizations and individuals including NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, military/government entities, as well as the Cooper and Mayo Clinics on injury prevention and performance enhancement. He is currently the program director for Athletic Training at Averett University and resides in Danville, with his wife Sally and children Sam and Ginna.

» Brad Hartman

Brad Hartman

Brad has been a part of the FMS team since December 2009. He was first introduced to FMS at Averett University, where received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Masters in Business Administration. Currently, Brad handles many positions within FMS; however, he is most passionate being the Human Performance Manager, which has locations in both Virginia and New Jersey. In his spare time, Brad enjoys hockey, golf, paddleboarding and hunting, as well as spending time at Leesville Lake, Smith Mountain Lake and his hometown in Canada. 


» Gray Cook

Gray Cook

Gray Cook is practicing physical therapist, a orthopedic certified specialist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an RKC kettlebell instructor. He is the founder of Functional Movement Systems, a company that promotes the concept of movement pattern screening and assessment. His work and ideas are at the forefront of fitness, conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. You’ll find him lecturing on these topics several weekends each month, worldwide. His career started with an undergraduate degree in sports medicine and exercise science, with minors in athletic training and psychology. His interest took him to the University of Miami, where he studied physical therapy and furthered his strength and conditioning development. Gray has introduced a systems approach to understanding, training and rehabilitating movement. He contends that we must map movement patterns and consider movement as a behavior and not simply as clean mechanical data. We must also develop better understanding of how movement is learned, maintained and restored. Gray’s work cuts to the core of problems like low back pain, obesity and the general physical decline of a modern culture. By revisiting the natural developmental principals that all infants employ as they learn to walk, run and climb, Gray forces us the rethink motor learning, corrective exercise and modern conditioning practices.


» Melissa Laughlin

Melissa Laughlin

Melissa joined the FMS team in July of 2011. She received her bachelors degree in business administration from Roanoke College, where she was a four year member of the soccer team. Since graduating she has gained valuable experience working in the fitness industry. As the FMS communications coordinator, Melissa will be glad to answer any questions pertaining to the website, seminars, and general knowledge of the FMS.

» Andy Stoler

Andy Stoler

Since joining FMS in 2011 as Director of IT and Media, Andy has been involved with various new organizational and website enhancements, FMS Mobile App development, and creating new engaging content for our FMS community.

Andy received his Bachelor's degree from Concord University where he was a captain and pitcher on the baseball team. He currently lives in Ringgold with his wife Shannon and two children Anna and Easton.