Our Mission is to be the most results-driven Training Studio in the world and to motivate, educate, and inspire our clients to be their all-time best. Meet our team.
Dan Griffin, BS, NSCA-CSCS
Owner, MASTER LEVEL TRAINER
Certification/Degree: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, MedX Spinal Rehab, Reebok RNT, CPR/First Aid Certified, BS-Exercise Sport Science, University of Florida.
Training Specializations: Weight Loss; High Intensity Strength Training; Sport-Specific Training; Group Training
Hobbies/Special Interests: Sports – any and all; Exercise; Home Improvement; Fishing; Music; Playing With My Two Kids
Philosophy on Exercise: Train like an athlete.
Quote: “Commit. Train. Live the Sweat Life!”
Art Waters, MS, NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CES
Owner, MASTER LEVEL TRAINER
Certification/Degree: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, CPR/First Aid Certified, MS-Phys.Ed/Sports and Fitness, University of Central Florida.
Training Specializations: Hypertrophy; Body Transformation; Sport-Specific Training
Hobbies/Special Interests: Gator Sports, Playing Pick-Up Games (football, softball, whatever), Lifting weights, Spending time with family.
Philosophy on Exercise: You get out what you put in. Make exercise/physical activity a lifestyle.
Quote: “If exercise was easy, everyone would be doing it!”
Morgan Smith, BS, ACSM-CPT
Certification/Degree: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; BS – Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
Experience: Achievements with a multitude of populations, including ages from 18-75, persons with special needs and disabilities, novice lifters, and experienced athletes.
Training Specializations: Group training, strength training, shape and toning
Hobbies/Special Interests: Going to concerts, foodie, museums, football (GO JAGS)
Philosophy on Exercise: Great overall health is the key to having an awesome life. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle of a healthy well-being! It is essential to being able to do anything, from activities of daily living to high intensity sports, to staying focused and being energetic.
Quote: You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou
Rob Johnson, BS, CPT
MASTER LEVEL TRAINER
Certification/Degree: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR Certified, BS – Kinesiology, Indiana University.
Training Specializations: Muscle Growth, Strength, Performance, Rehabilitation.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Backpacking, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Motorcycles, Guitar, Music.
Philosophy on Exercise: Creating a healthy lifestyle through challenging the mind and body, eating clean, and having fun.
Quote: “The quality of one’s life can be dictated by the harmonious functioning of physical and mental strength.”
Zach Brehm, BS, NASM-CPT
Certification/Degree: NASM Certified Personal Trainer; Master of Education – Curriculum Instruction, American College of Education; BS – Physical Education, Western Illinois University; CPR/First Aid Certified.
Experience: Five years teaching Physical Education.
Training Specializations: Strength and hypertrophy training, weight loss.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Working out, doing stadiums, playing basketball, UF sports, tailgating, Fantasy football.
Philosophy on Exercise: Train hard, be patient, and the results will follow.
Quote: You can observe a lot just by watching. –Yogi Berra
Samantha Norman, BS,
Certification/Degree: Parisi Speed School, ASI, BS in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern with a minor in Psychology
Experience: Kennedy Krieger Institute in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit as a Student Intern, East Jefferson General Hospital’s Wellness Center as a Health Fitness Instructor, Results “U” as a Fitness Coach, CapitalSUP LLC as a Paddleboard Instructor
Training Specializations: Paddleboard Instructor - I can do on land activities to train for paddling, Full Body workouts
Hobbies/Special Interests: Paddleboarding, running, yoga, cooking, anything active really
Philosophy on Exercise: You work for the body you want to have, what you put in is what you’ll get out and that applies to nutrition as well. Our bodies get us through life, exercise is there to help us relieve stress, keep ourselves healthy, and to keep ourselves sane.
Quote: “I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes, and a giver of strength.” I have that painted on a canvas above my desk to remind me of what I aspire to be in life, a giver of what people need.
Chris Pregony, BS, NSCA-CSCS
MASTER LEVEL TRAINER
Certification/Degree: American College of Sports Medicine-Health Fitness Specialist, EMERY Behavioral Medicine Certified Weight Managagement Specialist, B.S. Exercise Science from the Univesity of West Florida, CPR Certified. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America-Certified Personal Trainer.
Training Specializations: Weight Loss; Strength Training; Sport-Specific Training; Functional Training, Group Training, shape and toning
Hobbies/Special Interests: Sports, outdoors,running, biking, writing, music, life
Philosophy on Exercise: “Exercise is no different than anything else in life, you get out what you put in”.
Quote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
Travis Kossol, BS, NASM-CPT, FRCms
MASTER LEVEL TRAINER
Certification/Degree: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist, Athletes Acceleration Certified Speed and Agility Coach; BS – Sport Management, University of North Florida
Experience: I’ve worked successfully with clients ranging from professional athletes to stay-at-home moms, and from 6 to 84 years old.
Training Specializations: Mobility, Sports Performance
Hobbies/Special Interests: Being outside, Playing/watching sports, Grilling
Philosophy on Exercise: Health is the single most valuable thing in the world. Fitness and nutrition build the foundation to a heathy life.
Quote: “Exercise is a human invention used to compensate for the fact that we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing.” – Dr. Andreo Spina
Stephen Gainsburg, NSCA - CPT
PERSONAL TRAINER & INTERN
Certification/Degree: NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Pursuing A Degree In Sport Management At The University Of Florida.
Training Specializations: Muscle Gain, Weight Loss, Strength Training
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, Working Out, Watching Sports, Reading, Going To Concerts
Philosophy on Exercise: Everyone is born with physical gifts. It’s up to you to show to them to the world.
Quote: “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”- Gene Tunney
Christine Lindner, LMT
Certification: Licensed Massage Therapist (MA89776)- Florida School of Massage
Experience: My client base is very diverse. I work with clients of all genders, ages and athletic abilities.
Training Specializations: Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Advanced Sports
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cooking, hiking with my husband and dog, reading
Practice/Philosophy: I believe that effective massage can be gentle. I work with the body, not against or through it, to provide relief to my clients. I am a lifelong student, continuously seeking knowledge about the body and looking for unique ways to approach discomfort. My interest in working with women’s health also makes me a go-to resource for low back and pelvic pain.
Quote: “A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil
Cassie Catania , LMT
Certification: Licensed Massage Therapist (MA86022)- Florida School of Massage; Certified in Thai massage through the Bodhi Sangha School of Thai Massage.
Experience: Advanced sports massage training from an internship working and traveling with University of Florida athletes.
Practice/Philosophy: Cassie’s massage therapy practice is a combination of a wide variety of modalities and each session is tailored to the unique needs of the client. She is dedicated to providing bodywork that helps relieve chronic tension patterns and that aids each client to function optimally. She believes that the human body seeks freedom of movement and has an innate capability to heal itself.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Cassie discovered her passion for movement in aerial arts, which she has been practicing since 2011 and performs professionally. Cassie's other interests include acroyoga, learning different forms of dance, and she is currently studying to become a Pilates teacher.