Meet Charlotte Ambassador, Cel Thompson Smart!

Over the past two years, KNOW has been able to bring so many dynamic women and fearless leaders together—and the tribe is only continuing to grow. We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Charlotte KNOW Ambassador, Cel Thompson Smart!

Cel wears many hats as a mom, wife, career woman, fitness professional, and community leader. Her life mantra of “Be Amazing,” through all these roles led her to creating the ‘Be Amazing’ fitness showcase and apparel line to celebrate women in fitness. She also created the Men in Bras runway show—both to raise money for those fighting breast cancer. Celia’s hope for these ventures is that they help other women across the world identify and celebrate what makes them uniquely amazing.

As a fitness competitor for more than 15 years and a professional sales woman for over a decade, Cel has uphold an inspiring career. Since 2014, Cel has held a sales role with Ready Fitness, where she is able to combine her extensive sales background and passion for fitness to design and outfit beautifully unique and functional fitness spaces for apartments, Universities, office buildings, assisted living facilities, and studios.

Cel believes in giving back and helping her local community. She was nominated to participate in last years Dancing with the Stars Charlotte, benefiting Carolina Breast Friends’ Pink House. With fundraising help by her “Pink Squad,” they raised over $32,000 for the foundation.

Cel’s strong community involvement with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, has allowed her to hold an executive board of directors’ position. It doesn’t end there! Cel also coaches the Charlotte Hornets NBA dance team, Honey Bees, and volunteers with several organizations: Carolina Breast Friends, HeartBright, and the Great Charlotte Apartment Association.

Her passion for helping others has led her to become a wonderful leader and friend; Charlotte and all of us at KNOW are so happy to have you a part of the tribe!