OWNER / TRAINER / COACH
I began strength training and conditioning when I was 14 years old, and early on was comfortable in a gym environment. From working in and managing gyms, to honing my skills as a personal trainer, I ultimately developed a passion to help people achieve their personal goals, from strength training and endurance, to weight management and stress reduction.
My success as a personal trainer is a result of the immense joy and satisfaction I receive from helping others realize meaningful life changes. My philosophy extends beyond the weight room or gym, as I promote a holistic approach to life – a combination of physical, mental and spiritual well being.
I have three beautiful girls, including twins and a special needs child. Being the father of a special needs child fuels my desire to work with and help kids of all ages, especially children with disabilities.
My methods and teaching philosophies have evolved over the years, but one thing that’s remained constant is my never-ending pursuit of accomplishment – not only for myself, but my growing clientele as well.
PT / TRAINER / COACH
Lauren is a unique instructor/trainer with a rare skill set. Her background as a D1 athlete combined with her degree in Kinesiology makes her an invaluable resource for young aspiring athletes that want to compete at the highest level while avoiding the incidence of injury.
Pitching instruction is one of Lauren’s specialties. Windmill pitching is a high force activity where specific physical preparation is required. In this regard, Lauren has helped hundreds of female athletes optimize their abilities without injury, particularly at the shoulder joint.
Lauren received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan in Kinesiology, with a focus in Movement Science. She is currently working as a Physical Therapist Assistant for MIHP in Troy.
Lauren played for the University of Michigan Softball Team (2005-2007) and was an instrumental figure on the 2005 NCAA National Championship Team, playing the position of shortstop.
Amanda is a certified personal trainer who understands and relates to people who are struggling with their weight. She became a personal trainer because of her experience of being overweight in her early teenage years. Hitting her heaviest at 176 pounds, she finally said “ENOUGH!” From there she started weight training and eating better, which proved to be her “new beginning.” Her passion is helping people achieve their goals by transforming their bodies and lives forever. “I believe that with determination and dedication you can achieve anything. Don’t wait another minute, YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF!”
RD / INSTRUCTOR
Anne-Marie studied nutrition at Wayne State University and became a Registered Dietitian in 1996. Prior to that she earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Anne-Marie is also a certified Zumba instructor and a full-time mom of four children – she intimately understands the personal challenges of raising a family and trying to fit in exercise.
TRAINER / INSTRUCTOR
Rachel has spent the last three years as a personal trainer and group instructor, teaching yoga, senior fitness classes and Tough Mudder Boot Camps. For the last seven years, Rachel has worked with children and adults with special needs at The Miracle League of Michigan. “The Miracle League” is a charitable organization that provides children with disabilities an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
As Rachel states; "I enjoy all aspects of physical fitness, including exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. I have worked with people at many different fitness levels and ages, including children, seniors, and people with special needs. I LOVE helping to motivate people to get active and implement changes that will become life-long and life-altering. Age and gender are not barriers for me. I enjoy them all!"
TRAINER / COACH / INSTRUCTOR
Mike Conflitti was a student/athlete at the University of Findlay, where he was an All-American wrestler and team captain. He graduated in 1999 with a degree in Sports Science and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.). Additionally, Mike’s unique skill set includes a background in martial arts and karate. In his career, he has competed in and trained a number of clients in mixed martial arts (MMA).
Mike’s passion has been, and continues to be, wrestling. He is one of the top wrestling coaches and instructors in our area and has been involved in youth and high school wrestling for over 25 years. In 1996, Mike coached at Groves High School, working directly with the schools first and only state champion. From 2001 to 2010, Mike was head coach at Hazel Park High School, sending 28 of his wrestlers to States (nine of which earned All-State status) with three teams reaching the Division 2 Team State Championships. The past two years, Mike has coached at Southfield High School where they have had a school record five state qualifiers in those years.
Mike is currently the head coach for the Beat the Streets Detroit, an inner city program developed to help underprivileged kids in southwest Detroit stay in school and stay off the streets. Mike uses the discipline and structure of wrestling to mentor kids 8 to 13 years of age.