Welcome to Homeward Personal Training!

We are Personal Trainers for a new age -- an age where exercise doesn't have to be boring or barbaric to be effective. Our approach to fitness is scientific in nature and artful in design. We incorporate all of the latest and most cutting edge training/treatment methods into our sessions -- methods that address the fascial network, muscular imbalances, compensatory patterns, and the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems.

We believe firmly in the StrongFirst mantra that "Strength is a Skill." There are many different types of strength -- Strength that lets you lift a boulder and Strength that lets you play with your grandchildren well into the later years of your life. The wonderful thing about a skill is that, much like a golf swing, it can be learned at any stage in life and it can always improve. We are an association of expert trainers whose aim it is to teach the skill of strength.

Come in. Try us out. Let us show you the fearsome things you're capable of.


what we offer:

Intelligent Personal Training designed to help you achieve your goals swiftly and safely. Our trainers specialize in weight loss/management, general fitness, muscle building, and athletic development, and offer a wide variety of training styles including barbell weightlifting/powerlifting, kettlebells, bodyweight training and endurance.

the homeward difference:

We use a "whole organism" approach to fitness. Nothing in the body is isolated -- everything is connected, so we treat it as such. Aches and pains that hold you back from doing the things you love need not be permanent. In all of our sessions, our aim is to help you remove those barriers and get back to doing what you love, and do it better than ever before.


Our Trainers

mitchell osborne

Mitchell Osborne is the head trainer and programmer of Crossfit Homeward.  He has been in the personal training field for 11 years and voted one of The Best Trainers of the Triangle (Indyweek 2015). Mitchell boasts a large number of certifications including:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy Level III (find out more here)
  • USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Official Referee
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP)
  • Z Health R, I, T
  • CrossFit Level 1

natalie parks

Natalie is a Strong First Instructor who utilizes kettlebells for fun, effective workouts geared towards strength gain, weight loss, and graceful aging (both kids and seniors). Her work in hospital settings as a Nurse Assistant and background in psychology make her an ideal match for beginner athletes, teens, special populations, and clients just looking to have fun! Her certifications and work experience include:

  • Strong First Girya Level 1
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified Nurse Aid I +4
  • BS in Psychology
  • NC Interventions

hugh swaso

The most important thing about physical fitness is it's carry over to your day to day life. No matter what your fitness goal is, as long as your "Quality of Life" improves, then you're taking a step in the right direction. Coach Hugh is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, with a specialization towards corrective exercise. His goal at Homeward Personal Training is to guide, educate, and inspire all of his clients to achieve their individual and collective goals. His certifications include:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Crossfit Level 1