About Us

FAITH

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We're on a mission!

Our goal is to fuel an #ItsNotAboutMe attitude; a game-changing principle based on Philippians 2:3-5. Our Goal is to serve, encourage, believe in and make others feel Gods love like they've never felt before. 

FITNESS

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We believe fitness is about more than muscle tone, strength, or speed. It's about getting stronger inside and out for the people in your life. It's about pushing your limits and finding out what you're made of. It's about strengthening your entire being for not just yourself, but to serve all those around you. 

FUN

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We've put the fun back in fitness and we're on a mission to redefine youth athletics. Our goal is to empower kids to believe in themselves, to inspire them to be the best they can be, and to give them the courage to live the life they were created for!

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Our Mission

At FMU Fitness our goal is to have a positive and lasting impact on every person that walks through our doors...both the young and the young at heart.  We believe that it is our purpose to help make this world a better place, and to inspire others to want to know Jesus.  We believe that fitness is huge part of living out that mission.  Physically, fitness makes you stronger while building energy and endurance.  Mentally, fitness challenges you to go outside your comfort zone, push yourself beyond your perceived limits and teaches that perseverance and dedication can overcome many obstacles.  Spiritually, we believe that we are meant to use our strengths and abilities to serve.  Put together, these three components of mind, body and soul can be the difference between just getting through life and actually living out the purpose we were created for!!  #ItsNotAboutMe but #ItStartsWithMe

Our FMU Family

Coach Theo

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Husband and wife.  Owners and Coaches. What started with a vision and a leap of faith is now a mission and a calling.  Coach Theo was born and raised in Youngstown in a full-blooded Italian family. He's an former Division I college wrestler from Cleveland State University where he earned his bachelor's and master's degree in clinical social work. He holds the highest fitness training certifications from the International Youth Conditioning Association including the Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1, 2, & 3, Speed & Agility Specialist, High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist. He was featured as a Men's Health Top Trainer and also on the NBC Spartan Team Challenge Show.  He's also an author and motivational speaker and resides in Avon  with his wife Coach Amber, son Giovanni, and daughter Alana. His favorite verse is where his life motto #ItsNotAboutMe comes from, Philippians 2:3-5. 

Coach Amber

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Coach Amber has a degree in special education from Cleveland State.  She has worked both as a preschool teacher and Nanny Governess for several families.  She is head of Business Operations at FMU and special events coordinator. She also manages the adult members and program schedule.   She is a board member for Smiles for Sophie Forever Foundation.   Over the past several years she has helped raise over $100,000 for local charities including Smiles for Sophie Forever Foundation, Roc4NBCure, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  She is an IYCA certified youth nutrition specialist.   She loves coaching, ping pong, decorating, going on dates and traveling with Coach Theo and especially enjoys playing dodgeball with the FMU kids and adults.  She loves children, family and faith more than anything.   Her favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Coach Emily

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Coach Emily graduated from  Christian Community School in Grafton.  She then went to the University of Akron to pursue her passion in health and fitness.  While in college, she obtained her personal training certification from National Council on  Strength and Fitness.  She also earned her associates in sports management and a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology.  Coach Emily loves working with kids and showing them how fitness can be fun!  She also enjoys spending time with her husband Jacob, coaching, learning, growing in her faith and being part of the family at FMU.  Her favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.

Coach Bonnie

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Born and raised in Brunswick, Coach Bonnie graduated from Purdue University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.  After working for Kimberly Clark and Sanofi-Aventis, she made the leap of faith to be a stay at home mom.  She has three kids and is married to her wonderful husband Joe Romano.  She began working for FMU in the Fall of 2016 as both a youth coach and Assistant Operations Manager. She is an IYCA certified youth fitness specialist.  She also runs an after school technology program in the Brunswick area.  She loves working with kids. Her Favorite Scripture is Romans 12:2

Coach Gina

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