Our Team


Eric Cottrill

Certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor Level 3
 CPR & AED Certified, BS in Health and Education
Eric Cottrill

Eric is the owner of Meridian Fitness. He received his Bachelors from the University of Massachusetts. He has more than 15 years of experience working with a diverse clientele base. Eric specializes in golf fitness training and conditioning. He holds multiple certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute.

While  sport  specific  training  is  his  specialty, Eric also enjoys  training  to  all  fitness  levels. He also instructs  a  variety  of  classes  including  Spin,  Bootcamp,  and  Interval  Training. As an avid  golfer  himself,  Eric  can  be  found  on  the  links  on  the  weekends. He also enjoys following his New England sport teams.

Mike TeiferMike Teifer

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

A 1980 graduate of Jacksonville University, Mike Teifer has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. While a student at JU, he also played baseball. 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 Mike was teaching and coaching, he utilized his personal training lessons with his student athletes. In 2002, he decided to dedicate his career to the personal training and coaching profession fulltime. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and serves as a Sports Program Design Specialist in baseball training. Mike holds his Personal Training certification through the International Fitness Professional Association. He and his wife Cheryl live in Ponte Vedra, where they have 3 sons: Robert, Chris, and Ryan.

Laura Lambert

M.S. Sports Science & Sports Medicine
B.A. Kinesiology/Physical Education
Certified TPI Golf Fitness Instructor Level 2
CSCS – Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
ACSM – Health Fitness Instructor
AFAA – Certified Personal Trainer

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.”