Our Team

Eric Cottrill
Eric Cottrill
B.S. Health Education
CPR & AED Certified
Certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor
Eric is the owner of Meridian Fitness. He received his Bachelors from the University of Massachusetts. He has more than 20 years of experience working with a diverse clientele base. Eric specializes in golf fitness training and conditioning but enjoys training all fitness levels.  As an avid golfer himself, Eric enjoys getting together with friends for a round of golf whenever possible.  He also enjoys following his New England sport teams.


Laura Lambert
M.S. Sports Science & Sports Medicine
B.A. Kinesiology/Physical Education
CPR & AED Certified
Certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor
CSCS Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
ACSM Health Fitness Instructor

Laura comes to Meridian Fitness with more than 30 years of experience in the fitness and sports fields.  Her areas of expertise include sports therapy and post rehabilitation training, rotary sports training (golf, tennis, baseball), core development and activation training, strength training, functional movement patterning, and general conditioning.

“I use my education as a foundation and my experiences with clients, coaching, and my own personal sports and fitness training to analyze your movements and develop a complete training program that will better enable you to reach your goals.”  “I like to use many different forms of training to challenge the body and mind: Pilates, strength/speed combinations, SIT – sprint interval training for cardio, muscular endurance training, proprioception (balance), core muscular activation techniques, and PNF and ELDOA stretching techniques.”

Cassie McKinney
B.S. Exercise and Sports Science
CPR & AED Certified
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Cassie received her Bachelors from Eastern Kentucky University.  She is NASM certified and a TPI certified golf fitness instructor.  She always has a smile on her face and always looks forward to meeting new people.  She believe knowledge is power and when you focus on your goals in life the world evolves around them in the most positive way.  Cassie is raising her two boys (Dalton and Beckett) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Mike Teifer

Mike Teifer
B.S. Physical Education
CPR &  AED Certified
Certified Personal Trainer

Mike received his Bachelors from Jacksonville University.  After graduation, he began a 19-year career as a Physical Education teacher and High School coach. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of North Florida.  While teaching and coaching, he utilized his personal training knowledge with his student athletes. In 2002, he decided to dedicate his career to personal training and coaching.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  He and his wife Cheryl live in Ponte Vedra, where they have 3 sons: Robert, Chris, and Ryan.

John Mousley, PGA
M.S. Public Administration & Healthcare Management
B.S. Psychology
TPI Golf Certified

John is a PGA Member Certified in Teaching & Coaching.  Over the last twenty years John has helped golfers of all levels reach their goals through concise physical assessments and the prescription of new motor patterns to create long lasting change in the golf swing. In addition to John’s golfing credentials, he is a Certified Fitter with several OEM companies including; Callaway, Taylor Made, Mizuno, True Temper, and KBS. The fitting process plays a primary role in assessing a player’s requirements and addressing potential physical limitations.  He has also completed junior certifications for Operation 36 and is a PGA Junior League Captain.   He is a firm believer in the TPI Philosophy, “If you don’t test, it’s just a guess”, and employs Trackman 4 and V1 Video technology for each lesson.  John is a strong believer golf and fitness work together for those looking to improve.