Being With Grace

Being With Grace

5.0 (9)
1 employee
24 years in business

About this pro


Grace M. Swartz – The short story is she is a passionate fitness trainer and life coach who focuses on helping you express the you that God made you to be!


Many of you may recognize Grace from her time with WWAY as host of Your Hometown Show, or the Being with Grace Podcast segment for Warrior Family Minstries.  But that’s a side story.


After years in marketing, planning and promotion for companies like Dupont and Monsanto, Grace faced and recovered from an illness. Although she had previously been overweight and unfit, she had lost the weight and kept it off .  The experience with “Cucuci’s Disease” drove home the need for more knowledge about creating lifelong health and fitness.


Saying goodbye to corporate America, Grace began her new journey as a Personal Trainer, Christian Group Fitness Instructor and Health Coach.  She offers those services, with a special emphasis on adults, here in Chapel Hill today.


Renaissance Programs LLC

2004 Seawind Lane, Wilmington, NC 28405 Phone: 910-208-3067

Website: E.mail: [email protected]




Personal                         Native New Yorker

                                    Born:            January 14, 1954

                                    Married 2 bonus children

                                    Creator of Renaissance Fitness Programs for Women LLC

                                    “First I lived through it ...Now I live by it.”


Fitness Experience            Personal Trainer /Wellness Integration Coach

                                            Wellness Host

                                    Group Exercise Instructor –

                                    Wellness Consultant

                                    Motivational Presenter

                                    Owner Revitalize Wellness, Inc            


Certifications                        ReFit Training                                                July 2014

               AFAA Personal Training                                    Sept. 1997

                                    FITOUR Extreme Strength Step                        Oct. 1998

                                    AFAA Aerobics Instructor                                    Feb. 1999

                                    ISCA Kick Boxing Exercise Training            May 2000

                                    Bally’s Resist-a-Ball                                    May  2002

                                    Physical Mind Institute Pilates Mat                        Nov  2002

                                    Bally Total Fitness – Resist-a-Ball                        June 2002

                                    Bally Total Fitness – Power Flex                        June 2002

                                    Fitour – Pilates Mat                                    Oct 2003

                                                AFPA- Senior & Special Populations            Feb 2004

                                    AFAA- Tele-fitness                                    Feb 2004

Business                         Marketing Executive 1973-1999

                                    - Advertising Account Manager                        -Wyse Advertising

                                    - Director of Public Relations                        - Fieldcrest Mills

                                    - Marketing Manager/Spokesperson                        - Dupont and Monsanto

                                    - Director Marketing Excellence                         - Dupont

                                    - Sr. Marketing Mgr                                    - Monsanto


Fashion                                     Graduate of  S.U.N.Y. at F.I.T.             1973

                                    Major:  Fashion Buying and Merchandising

                                    Awards:  Executive Leadership

                                    Owner of retail shop within Renaissance Programs


Organizations                        Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

                                    ECA World Fitness

                                    Accessories Council

                                    Carolina Hosiery Association

                                    Theatre Charlotte



Volunteer                         Elon Home for Children, Charlotte, NC

                                    Summit House, Chlarlotte, NC

                                    Open Gate Women’s Domestic Violence Center- Wilm., NC

Other                                    Host of WWAY TV “Your Hometown Show”

                                    Producer/host Being with Grace podcast

                                    Producer  “Being” Public access TV  fitness show

                                    Studied 5 years at Broadway Dance Center in New York City

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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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9 Reviews


  • Cathy Wright

    My days of exercise with Grace begin with asking our Dear Lord to be with us, with every step with take during the day. We exercise to music that inspires us to open our hearts to God's love and support, which in turn helps me throughout the day, every step I take. I glisten, perspire, use muscles I didn't know were there, I feel challenged and healthy. Grace sure is good; God is great!

  • Gladys Kofalt

    She is wonderful! Energetic, positive, honest, patient, kind.....and, I consider her my "Amazing Grace"!!!

  • Angela Melillo

    Love the support from scripture

  • Wendy Ball

    Our “Amazing” Grace encourages each of us to work out at our own level and pace. Throughout the work out, Grace plays Christian music and strengthens us mentally, physically, and spiritually with scripture references. I am blessed to be a part of her class.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1. An interview to understand the clients's full needs and abilities and provide background information to help them make an informed decision

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Many certifications...see the resume included