Who we are

 
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Who we are:

We’re passionate about fitness. We’re endlessly drawn to adventure.

Very few Americans today have a need to pick up a sledgehammer and hit a tire repeatedly. As a nation we have forgotten how important it is to be able to perform simple tasks well. Because we have not forgotten, Vitality is  your conscience. We take a stand for your functional fitness.

We are always learning. You’re always learning. What we have come to understand is that everyone  is an individual with different abilities, wants, body type, and learning curve. Vitality caters to you. We program your workout with you and your goals in mind - using functional fitness as our back-drop.

Our training philosophy is straightforward:

·         First - do what you enjoy.

·         Second - train as hard as your body and your brain will allow.

·         Third - train appropriately/safely.

Vitality embodies this philosophy within a unique, safe, entertaining, social, and challenging experience.

We don't judge. Neither should you. Everyone has a certain capacity. When we say we offer functional training that you enjoy, that pushes both your mind and body, and is appropriate and safe, we mean it. We also ask you that if you step inside, you also step up and give each work out all you can.

We connect with you first and then connect you to your goals. We will ask you to push as hard as you can. Don’t be afraid to rise to our challenges. Sometimes you don’t know who you are until you see how far you can take yourself.

Each of our clients has a different experience from the next and each client's training is customized. Every client should leave the gym with a positive attitude about the day, should feel challenged in the gym, and should feel healthy and recovered, or we haven’t done our job.

 
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Background:

I started the gym simply because I love exercise. I wanted a space to exercise where I could not wear shoes, or a shirt and not get yelled at by management. I wanted a space where I could basically do what ever the hell I wanted. For the first year of operation, I worked as a machinist five days a week, and worked in the gym during the evenings with a few friends and my first clients. These were very exciting times for me. Little did I know that starting an endeavor like this would strip my free time away from me to the point I lost interest in exercising, which lead to me losing all of my own physical ability. 14 hour work days 5 days a week and working weekends allowed me to eventually leave machining, and focus all of my time on the gym. I will never forget that year. Sacrificing my free time, my physical ability, and personal relationships opened the door for me.

Gymnastics opened the door for me physically, which started at the age of 7, and ended when I was 15. I competed locally, regionally, and at one point in a couple national meets. Unfortunately, due to broken bones, I moved away from the sport. While I no longer trained for the sport of gymnastics, my desire to continue exercising never left me. Gymnastics gave me my foundational ability to this day. 

Currently, I aspire to run faster each year in the 200m and 400 m dash. I compete in the masters category. Along with my aspiration is the fortunate ability to lift weights in order to further my capacity to run faster in these events. I love sprinting as much as I did gymnastics, and the ability to lift weights in conjunction with this sport is the best thing ever. Along with sprinting and lifting I operate the gym solely, as well as hang out with my homegirl, Kirsty, and my step-dog Ariel. 

 

Experience Example 1
2002 – 2006

Experience Example 2
2006 – 2012

Experience Example 3
2012 – 2015

Experience Example 4
2015 – Present