Great coaches have the ability to go beyond the movements and connect with their athletes: the “deeper side of coaching,” which is developing an awareness of your athletes’ potential, building trust and creating an atmosphere of success.

The deeper side of coaching is about establishing and nurturing a strong relationship between an athlete and a coach; this relationship is the foundation of our true goals as coaches: to improve the lives, health and happiness of our clients. We pride ourselves with having some of the best educated and experienced coaches around. Please be sure to make sure the person who is teaching you how to exercise is well qualified.

Damien Taglione


Owner, Head Coach

Damien has over 11 years experience training CrossFitters, NFL players, UFC fighters, PGA/LPGA players. He has been certified and coached by the industry’s most elite athletes including Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (CrossFit Games Champion 2014), Matt Chan (CrossFit Games Runner-Up 2012), Jared Fleming (National Weightlifting Champion 2015), Daniel Camargo (Oly Concepts).

CrossFit L1 (2013)
CrossFit L2 (2014)
CrossFit Mobility
Outlaw CrossFit Training Camp
CrossFit Kids
Pose Method Running

USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach L1
USA Weightlifting Advanced Sport Performance Specialist L2
Owner of Old Fashion Barbell Club (USA Weightlifting Club)

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) (2007)
International Fitness Professional Association (IFPA) (2006)

CPR AED First Aid Certified


Mark Roberts




CrossFit/Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Mark graduated from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science in 2013. He has extensive experience working with elite level athletes from a variety of disciplines such as weightlifting, golf, football, rugby, MLB, soccer, CrossFit, volleyball, tennis, skiing, snowboarding and track & field.

CrossFit L1
Trigger Point Therapy Level 1 Coach
OPT CCP Level 1 Assessment and Program Design (OPEX)
UKSCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach

USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach L1
Catalyst Athletics Certified Weightlifting Coach
British Weightlifting Level 1 Assistant Coach

USA Weightlifting
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Australian Weightlifting Federation
British Weightlifting Association

CPR AED First Aid Certified


Payton Jernigan


CrossFit Coach

Payton is currently finishing her bachelors in sports and exercise science at UCF.  She has over a year of coaching experience and spent a year as a wellness coach at the YMCA. She is planning on continuing her education and becoming a registered dietitian. She has a passion for showing others that physical activity and exercise can be fun.

CrossFit L1

CPR AED First Aid Certified

BLS CPR AED American Heart Association Certified


Felicia Goodell