Lessie Koopman is one of the founders of 3D Dance & Fitness. Lessie was born in Tampa, FL but has lived in Sevierville, TN most of her life with her daughter named Aleya! Her huge passion for dance & fitness began at a very young age. Throughout school she was a cheerleader, on the dance team & always active. She began working out & learning as much as possible about Fitness & Nutrition at the age of 17. Even then, deep down her true desire was to use all of her talents for God. The Lord opened the doors in 2002 for her to travel in a Christian dance ministry called “3D” that she is still very involved in today. During this time she has also been blessed to work with people of all ages teaching church groups, choreographing many routines for cheerleading squads and dance teams and leading dance workshops all over the U.S as well as helping personal train & transform peoples bodies in a healthy way.
Waylon McCarter is one of the founders of 3D & was born and raised in Sevierville, Tn where he still lives today with his daughter Aleya. Waylon has always been involved with Fitness from a very young age and still makes working out and nutrition a very important part of his life. He began his training in Martial Arts at the age of 7 and is now a 3rd degree black belt. Wrestling and Gymnastics were also a big part of Waylon’s life growing up. He wrestled all four years of high school and was the wrestling captain for his junior and senior year. Waylon is also involved in the Dance & Drama Ministry called, 3D, where he has been traveling and ministering all over the US for over 15 years. Waylon feels blessed that God has allowed him to provide a facility that offers Dance, Tumbling, Ninja Warrior and Fitness in a positive and Christian atmosphere.
Cammie was born and raised in Sevierville. Her passion for group exercise started in high school and has continued to grow as an adult with certifications in Yoga & Pilates, Kickboxing, Barbell Weights, Indoor Cycling, and Zumba. In addition to fitness, Cammie has been actively pursuing nutrition education since childhood due to food allergies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology in 2004, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics in 2013, both from Carson-Newman University. When she’s not covered in sweat at a gym somewhere, you can find her taking someone else’s yoga class, reading, and trying very hard not to eat all the cupcakes.
Amanda was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She married Adam Akers in 2003, graduated from The University of Central Florida in 2005, and moved to Tennessee in 2007. Amanda is a proud mother to 4 boys, Haydon, Mason, Lincoln (who now lives with Jesus), and Cade. Amanda started passionately on her fitness journey shortly after becoming a mother. She loves to see others love and take pride in themselves and reach their fitness and wellness goals! Amanda became certified in Barre in 2015 and enthusiastically promotes the benefits of strengthening and toning as well as elongating muscles.