Our History

In 2007 Noah, Aaron and friends trail blazed the first beach bootcamps on the Outer Banks.  The goal was to provide a program for youth to keep them active and away from trouble. The success of the first bootcamp inspired the team to offer the program to individuals of all ages. 

After a brief break from the program, Noah and Aaron came together to rejuvenate the bootcamp and form Momentum Fitness in the fall of 2012.  The program expanded quickly and the need for additional class times became apparent. 

In 2016, the team realized the need for a Jiu-Jitsu school on the Outer Banks. Their passion for this led them to partner up with Josh, Aaron’s brother, to start Momentum Jiu-Jitsu.

Noah, Aaron and Josh are honored to be a part of so many individual's journey to wellness.


Aaron Saunders Owner & Operator

Aaron is a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over nine years of experience. He is passionate about guiding others to optimal health using practical and proven methods.

He has a diverse background including certification as a personal trainer, Level 1 Crossfit Certification and is a Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Certified Blue Belt. Aaron is trained in areas such as olympic lifting, personal program development, and nutrition and supplements.

Aaron's training has allowed him the opportunity to be proficient in creating an environment conducive to the physical and mental development of his clients.

Aaron's goal with each individual is to leave them better than he found them and to make each client self-sufficient so they can live a healthy life long after his opportunity to work with them.


Noah Snyder Owner & Operator

Noah has a note-worthy background as a professional athlete. He began surfing early in life and almost immediately major surf sponsors picked him up. Noah became a professional surfer at age 21 with Hurley International being his primary sponsor. One of the most seen surf films of all time, was made about his life.

Noah has hosted surfcamps for over 20 years on the Outer Banks and has been conducting bootcamps since 2007. He is a certified Bootcamp and Group Fitness Instructor.

After 17 years of working with Hurley, Noah felt the calling to focus on building his fitness business on the Outer Banks.

Noah is passionate about helping individuals reach their maximum potential in fitness and health. He enjoys creating challenging and fun workouts, while focusing on proper form.


Josh Saunders Jiujitsu Instructor

Josh has an extensive background in wrestling and has been doing it since the age of 14. He started Bjj in 2010. He has studied under many instructors within the Ribeiro association and is currently a brown belt under Scott Oates Of Virginia Beach Jiujitsu who is a 3rd degree Black Belt under Saulo Ribeiro.


Mandy Savage Personal Trainer

Mandy celebrated twenty years of working in the fitness industry in 2017. As a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor she has worked with many men and women of all ages and fitness abilities. She has a strong passion for working with people to help them create, understand and achieve fitness and health goals every day. Faith and Wellness are an ongoing journey and nothing makes Mandy more excited than seeing her clients combine the two and soar to new levels. Over the years Mandy has been certified in and taught many classes with focus on strength, mobility, cardio-endurance, core and functional training.

Mandy and her husband Ken have two beautiful boys Payton and Noah. When Mandy’s not at the gym you can most likely find her on the beach with her family and friends chasing the waves and enjoying God’s beautiful creations.