About Us

Meet the Team at EIM Personal Training in Birmingham, AL

Adam Pounds, BS, ACSM CPT


I started EIM Personal Training Studio because of my desire to make a difference in the health and wellness of individuals. Nothing excites me more than working with individuals to enhance their quality of life through exercise.

Throughout my career, I have worked with various populations, including athletes, senior citizens, CEOs, stay-at-home moms, and students. Whatever your personal fitness goals, I want to help you identify, customize, and reach them. Although I can’t offer you a quick fix or a magic pill, I am excited to share with you the skills I’ve gathered along the way that will help you become the most fit, motivated, educated, and successful person you can be.

I earned a B.S. degree in human performance and exercise science from the University of Alabama. My areas of concentration included health promotion, fitness, and nutrition. I am also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.

My hobbies and interests include intense workouts, college sports, healthy cooking, and travel.

Cindy Pounds, BS, MA, ACSM, ISSA

Health and Wellness Director

I have devoted my adult life working with individuals to enhance their health and wellness. I know firsthand the importance routine exercise plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Along the way, I have worked with diverse populations in various health and wellness settings. This includes health and fitness centers, gyms, universities, hospitals, and corporations. Specifically, I have vast experience in creating and directing comprehensive health and fitness programs, performing detailed health assessments, health behavior strategies and conducting health and exercise counseling.

I hold B.S. and M.A. degrees in exercise science from the University of Alabama. I also have professional certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Sports Sciences Association. I am also a YogaFit Master Instructor.

My hobbies and interests include cycling, gardening, travel, and playing with my dog Bella.

Katherine Sims, MS, RD, LD

Registered Dietitian

My passion lies in working one on one with individuals who are seeking a healthier lifestyle. With an individualized approach, I work with each person to design a unique nutrition plan that is realistic and achievable. My goal is to help each individual develop a healthier, more intuitive, and sustainable relationship with food. While I specialize in weight management, I also work with individuals to prevent chronic disease, including diabetes.

In addition to designing and developing individualized nutrition plans for various populations, I have worked as an outpatient GI dietitian at Children’s of Alabama hospital and a health coach for a corporate wellness company. I hold a B.S. degree in nutrition from Auburn University and completed my Masters degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University. I am also a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian through the state of Alabama.

My hobbies and interests include motherhood, long walks with my family and dog Bella, eating nutritious food and hosting friends.

Heather Gruber, BS, MEd, ACSM, ACE

Master Personal Trainer

I became a health professional because I wanted to make a positive impact in the health and wellness of individuals. I believe in a holistic philosophy to exercise by incorporating a mind body approach through personal training and yoga.

My passion is working with clients who suffer from one or more chronic diseases. I have experience working with high risk individuals with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes. I have many years of experience as a health manager in corporate fitness, personal trainer, and master yoga instructor.

I earned a B.S. degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University and completed my Master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama. I hold certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. I am also a master certified yoga instructor with YogaFit.

My hobbies and interests include gardening, making jewelry, spending time with friends and family, and watching Alabama Football.