Our team of elite fitness professionals are dedicated to creating programs that keep our clients challenged, their minds engaged and their level of fitness increasing.  We are innovative thinkers and ensure that our clients benefit from the newest and most effective exercises and programs.

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Daniel Ancheta | Owner & Head coach

Fitness and martial arts have always been a part of Daniel’s life. His background in Karate and Tae Kwon Do helped him transition into competing professionally at Muay Thai and MMA during college. After completing his degree in Exercise Science at the University of Georgia Daniel continues to strive for new and innovative ways to challenge his clients.  Devoted to always expanding his knowledge and understanding Daniel holds the following certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach  NSCA
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • Original Strength Level 2 Coach
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • TRX Suspension System Qualified Trainer
  • TRX Sports Medicine Qualified Trainer

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RAYA RODGERS | assistant coach

Raya is extremely passionate about helping people achieve fitness goals, and reach their full potential .  Raya's trains many clients in general fitness, but also has worked with professional athletes.  She is a graduate of Johnson and Wales university, and is a WITS Certified Personal Trainer.




Christian is a born and raised Charlottean with his roots coming from Colombia South America.  He is a  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. He is a 3rd Generation Cyclist with knowledge of "on and off" the bike performance and power development. Other sports knowledge include: Powerlifting, Soccer, Boxing, and Wrestling. 



Blaine is originally from Laurinburg, North Carolina and now resides in Charlotte.  Blaine has many years of experiernce in various martial-arts disciplines. This includes over 17 years experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing and Muay-Thai kickboxing.  Blaine is a retired Mixed martial arts fighter having captured many state and regional championships during his career.

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown belt
  • ISCF North Carolina State Champion
  • Fightlab Welterweight Champion
  • VFL Welterweight Champion
  • Tribal Wars Welterwight Champion


REMY | official team MASCOT 

Remy joined the EDGE Team in 2016 as our Official Team Mascot. His job includes greeting clients, licking faces and weaving in and out of legs. When not at work, he spends his time napping, chasing squirrels and hanging out with his friends at the Dog Bar.