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During his time in the Marine Corps, Armand found is love for CrossFit and competition. He began personal training while in college and never looked back. After earning his MA in Exercise Physiology, he made it his goal to open his own facility. His dream grew from training clients in the basement of their rental to a custom-built 12,000 square foot facility in Cedar Falls, Iowa (The Gym, CrossFit Kilo/XL Sports Acceleration). Armand has dedicated his career to training humans to be stronger, both mentally and physically, as well as develop coaches and trainers to be among the best in the industry. He found his love for business and expanded his vision outside of Iowa and has much to offer the people of SWFL. If you are ready to find your best self and stop with all of the excuses, contact Armand.


A former Division I track athlete, Sarah found her love for training upon meeting Armand. After battling an eating disorder and losing her love for the sport, she had to learn what it really meant to be fit and lead a healthy life. She developed her nutrition program based on her own experience, struggles, and successes and has been able to help so many people with nutritional struggles of their own. She learned to appreciate her body for what it could do and how strong it could be rather than how it looked and loves to teach others the same. Sarah believes that health and fitness goals are ever-changing, and by practicing all of the seemingly small habits day in and day out, we fall in love with the process rather than the final result.


Taylor, a dedicated fitness enthusiast, has grown up through our athletic training program at our facility in Iowa and has now joined us here in Florida to pursue her career in the fitness industry.

With a lifelong passion for fitness, Taylor has been immersed in a gym environment from a young age, surrounded by a competitive atmosphere that has produced top-level athletes. As a multi-sport athlete herself, having played volleyball, basketball, and participated in track during high school, Taylor went on to excel as a Division I volleyball player at Illinois State and Mercer Universities.

Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Taylor has discovered her true calling in coaching individuals of all ages. Her experience ranges from working with young children to adults over 60, providing comprehensive training tailored to their specific needs. With a strong background in CrossFit, weightlifting, and sports-specific training, Taylor has honed her skills through coaching club and high school volleyball teams.

I believe that health and fitness is not only about the destination but the journey, as well as the people that help you achieve your goals. I would love to be a part of your fitness journey!


Josie is a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with a remarkable journey that seamlessly blends athleticism, dedication, and a profound commitment to mental well-being.

In Josie’s formative years, the stage and track were her arenas. With a background in ballet and a history as a track runner, Josie developed a foundation rooted in discipline and dedication. These early experiences laid the groundwork for a lifelong passion for movement and physical expression. Embarking on a weightlifting journey four years ago, Josie discovered the transformative power of strength training. As barbells became an extension of her determination, the gym evolved into a sanctuary where physical and mental boundaries were pushed. Approximately five months ago, Josie found her true fitness calling in CrossFit. The functional and varied nature of CrossFit resonated deeply, providing the perfect avenue to pair her diverse athletic background with a new and exciting challenge. Beyond the barbells and WODs, Josie shares a deeply personal connection with the fitness realm. Struggling with mental health and body dysmorphia, she discovered a profound sense of purpose in helping others navigate similar challenges. Her own journey became a beacon of hope and resilience for those seeking not just physical strength, but also mental and emotional well-being.


Tom is a rarity in the area, a true SWFL native! Although he has lived throughout the Midwest and in Boston while working his way up the corporate ladder in financial management after getting his MBA at Purdue University. His love for fitness started a little later in life. He exited corporate America about 15 years ago to focus on his passion for helping people rather than corporate profits. Having grown up with a serious form of arthritis, Tom found that training became the best way to manage pain and improve his quality of life both mentally and physically. He loves sharing transformative effects of exercise and nutrition with others.

Tom has several fitness certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) including: Personal Training, Women’s Fitness, Senior Fitness, Physique and Bodybuilding, and Golf Fitness. He also holds his Precision Nutrition Certification. He has a wide range of client experience, from working with those preparing or recovering from major medical procedures to female fitness competitors to those who want to lose weight once and for all and transition to a healthy lifestyle. He brings a customized approach to each person that is science and results-based in order to help his clients transition to a healthy lifestyle and stay there! His training style incorporates strength training, nutrition and cardio to create the healthy mind and body you have always wanted and deserve.

“I would love to share the life-changing impact that fitness has had on my clients and myself. I look forward to helping you no matter where you are in your fitness journey to Live Long and Live Strong!

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