About

about Tessa's Total Training

Craig and Tessa have a combined experience of 19 years specifically in the competition and fitness industry.  Both of them have been involved in sports all thier lives.

Tessa graduated from College of Charleston in 1998 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and minor in Health Education.  She went on to compete in the NPC turning IFBB Pro in 2006!  Since then She has competed in fitness, figure, and physique divisions.  She retired in 2012 and started Team Tessa!

Craig attended college at the University of South Dakota and University of Sioux Falls.  He was competitive in swimming, wrestling, and biking.  He competed in his first show in 2011.  After falling in love with the sport, he continues to train and aspires to compete at Master’s Nationals.  In 2016 Craig and Tessa created Team Charleston Physiques for male competitors.

Latest Instagram Posts

  • The most amazing thing about this pic. On the left is probably 700 less cals. Less carbs and more cardio and days in the gym. What I love about someone who never second guesses the program is the results. If you’re asking you coach to support your bad eating habits (not enough food, no carbs, too much sugar). You will never see these results. It’s not a fad diet. This is almost 1900 cals of effective macros! Over 150 carbs! So keep doing your same diet and getting the same results. But we are here to Improve your physique! Great job @kelseymaize @kelseymaizefit #drugfree
  • These were all done squeezing hard at top and supersets. Big stretches at bottom. #scnpc #tessastotaltraining #fit@50 #charlestonweightloss #summervilleweightloss #mtpleasantweightloss #weightloss #diet #liveright #healthnut #lowcontry #newyearsresution #contest #instacontest #win #winners #weight-watchers #tbt #photooftheday #followme #lfl #likeforlike #30daychallenge #newyears #nyresolutuon #instanewyears #onlinediet #fit_2day #motivation #dailymotivation
  • Chest and touch up shoulders. #scnpc #tessastotaltraining #fit@50 #charlestonweightloss #summervilleweightloss #mtpleasantweightloss #weightloss #diet #liveright #healthnut #lowcontry #newyearsresution #contest #instacontest #win #winners #weight-watchers #tbt #photooftheday #followme #lfl #likeforlike #30daychallenge #newyears #nyresolutuon #instanewyears #onlinediet #fit_2day #motivation #dailymotivation
  • Probably the best presort I’ve ever had! Insane. @_apex_nutrition_
  • Before I met this guy he was flat, had no shape, and just laying around all day. He was a little cold at first. But he let me change his shape and he transformed in about 23 minutes. If you need a transformation like this DM me. (Glasses not included) #scnpc #tessastotaltraining #fit@50 #charlestonweightloss #summervilleweightloss #mtpleasantweightloss #weightloss #diet #liveright #healthnut #lowcontry #newyearsresution #contest #instacontest #win #winners #weight-watchers #tbt #photooftheday #followme #lfl #likeforlike #30daychallenge #newyears #nyresolutuon #instanewyears #onlinediet #fit_2day #motivation #dailymotivation
  • Got a great shoulder workout with our future competitor! She’s a true example of strength and beauty #npcbikinicompetitor #teamtessa @kelseymaizefit
  • Your 3rd IFBB Pro Judge. IFBB Pro Shannon Meteraud has spent her adult life in this sport! As an 8 time Olympian herself and a Pro Judge her back is amazing and can help improve your stage presence. #NPC #IFBB #SCNPC #SCChamp-GrPrix #npcathlete #npcbikini #npcfigure #npcfitness #npcwpd #wpd #npcphysique #npcmpd #npcbodybuilding #scchamp #champion #winning #instagood #instacompetition #apexnutritionllc #proqualifier #ifbbproleague #free #tbt #StateChamp #apexnutritionllc #grindathletics #bellringerathletics.
  • Another great athlete competing in the last SCNPC show. Keep it up @lesleyakoppert and @drteamhodge Nob 9th I’m Aiken, SC #NPC #IFBB #SCNPC #SCChamp-GrPrix #npcathlete #npcbikini #npcfigure #npcfitness #npcwpd #wpd #npcphysique #npcmpd #npcbodybuilding #scchamp #champion #winning #instagood #instacompetition #apexnutritionllc #proqualifier #ifbbproleague #free #tbt #StateChamp #apexnutritionllc #grindathletics #bellringerathletics
  • National qualifier with 3 IFBB Pro Judges! 1 week from Nationals! #NPC #IFBB #SCNPC #SCChamp-GrPrix #npcathlete #npcbikini #npcfigure #npcfitness #npcwpd #wpd #npcphysique #npcmpd #npcbodybuilding #scchamp #champion #competition #instacompetition #win #winning #instagood #instacompetition #apexnutritionllc #proqualifier #ifbbproleague #free #tbt #StateChamp #apexnutritionllc #grindathletics #bellringerathletics
  • Just two of your IFBB P ro head judges that will be judging the 2019 State Championships and Grand Prix in Aiken South Carolina Nov 9th! The third to be announced tomorrow! #NPC #IFBB #SCNPC #SCChamp-GrPrix #npcathlete #npcbikini #npcfigure #npcfitness #npcwpd #wpd #npcphysique #npcmpd #npcbodybuilding #scchamp #champion #competition #instacompetition #win #winning #instagood #instacompetition #apexnutritionllc #proqualifier #ifbbproleague #free #tbt #StateChamp #apexnutritionllc #grindathletics #bellringerathletics

Thank you!

The results I saw from working with this team exceeded all of my expectations!  Craig and Tessa are two of the BEST!  I am so happy that I decided to change my life and join this team!  Thank you Charleston Physiques and Team Tessa…you really do rock!

​Jason Childers
Retail Store Manager
​Charleston, SC

Scene: New Years’ Day 2019

I made a resolution to get back into shape and healthy again. Most of you have seen me in various shapes, sizes and levels of fitness over the years. I signed up for a 12 wk fitness challenge at Golds Gym and worked with Chris Wells as my personal trainer for 6 months. I felt like I needed a finite fitness goal, and after winning the 12 wk fitness challenge, I set my sights on an NPC Figure show. I’ve always thought bodybuilders are badass and never thought that I could compete. Cue my introduction to competition prep coaches Craig and Tessa! For 16 weeks they have guided my nutrition, training, posing and have transformed me into a figure competitor! I am proud to be a Team Tessa athlete.

 

Elizabeth Johnson
Charleston, SC