Division 1 Baseball Player at The Citadel
111 kg Bench
Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist
USAW Level 2
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Clinical Weightlifting Coach
Pain-Free Performance Specialist
Certified Speed and Agility Coach
Hughston attended The Citadel to complete his Bachelor's and Master's in Exercise Science and interned with the strength and conditioning staff under Donnell Boucher and Jim Kiritsy. He then moved to New York City to complete his Master's in Acupuncture and continued to work as a personal trainer, sports coach, and corrective exercise specialist. Before moving to Charlotte, Hughston received his Level 1 Weightlifting certification and began coaching weightlifters in 2019. Since then, he's continued to work with youth and adult athletes in weightlifting and team sports, veterans and active duty personnel, and corporate professionals to improve performance, reduce pain, and promote their desired lifestyle. Working to help you succeed, Coach Hugh has continued his education to tackle the different pillars of performance, advancing his education in training/programming, nutrition, and recovery.
Coach Hugh's passion for coaching is rooted in providing others with the tools to succeed, a cue for a lift, a mindset, or maybe the right snack (who, like himself, loves food).
Seeing you succeed, learning and understanding your lifestyle, and acquiring new skills and knowledge, all drive Coach Hugh to continue his education and progress as a professional. "Keep it simple, and remember that simple does not necessarily mean easy." and "It's not about perfection, but about progress. 'Journey before destination.'"