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founder & Head coach
Mark has been coaching in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Having played sports his whole life he has always been fascinated by the process of improving physical fitness.
He began coaching whilst studying in university and has had the opportunity to coach everyone from Olympic gold medalists to elderly clients needing rehabilitation.
His breadth of knowledge has enabled him to help many different populations and he is extremely excited to be able to bring that level of expertise to more people through Rise Athletics.
Founder & Weightlifting Coach
Jaimee grew up as a competitive gymnast, competing for over 10 years and representing the state of Florida on multiple occasions. She then went on to captain cheerleading and lacrosse teams throughout high school.
While studying Physical Education at the UCF and working as a competitive gymnastics coach, Jaimee found Weightlifting. For the past 4 years, Jaimee has focused on developing her abilities as a weightlifter and as a coach.
In 2020 she achieved her USAW Level 2 and is currently working on her personal training certification. She continues to share her passion, experiences, and expertise in coaching youth and junior weightlifters.
Nyle grew up playing high level ice hockey, after High School she went on to play for RPI in New York at the Division 1 level. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management, and continued on to get her NASM Personal Training Certification.
She has been a part of the Rise Athletics community throughout her hockey career, and has personally embraced the values of our gym.
Nyle ruptured her ACL while at University and went through her rehabilitation with Coach Mark, it was during this time she really began to understand the training process and how to take control of her own health and fitness beyond an athlete. She has goals of one day owning her own business that provides health education to the public.
Nyle is excited for the opportunity to bring together and apply her background in both business and athletics to Rise.
Sports Performance Coach
Josh is originally from the Bay Area, California, but has been in Orlando for the last 3 years. His passion for fitness started while attending The United States Military Academy on football scholarship. His passion was born out of a desire to maximize elite athletic function while developing long lasting and healthy functionality. Like most athletes Josh dealt with his fair share of ankle issues, seeing this as an all too common occurrence, he strives to decrease the likelihood of injury in all his athlete’s/client’s training while also helping them to achieve their fitness goals.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys being a movie critic, book reader, gym rat, and trivia expert. His favorite movie is Gladiator. Favorite book/series is the Ender’s Game Anthology. He loves pushing his limits in the gym while also being an amateur Jeopardy! whiz. He still plays Football for the Orlando Predators Arena Football Team.
Vic found CrossFit and fell in love with it. He started coaching just a year after his introduction to the sport. Growing up playing team sports, Vic’s life revolved around them. After his football career ended, he felt as if something was missing. Not even working retail at Nike could fill the missing piece. He wanted to be involved in fitness to help others find their confidence and potential. It sparked a flame inside of him.
CrossFit brought Vic endless challenges, constant goals, and an amazing community. He rapidly started getting better at the sport, and would stay with athletes after class to help them out. This quickly evolved into saving up for his CF-L1, and finding the opportunity to actually coach them. Vic has loved coaching from the very start. He has been able to find that missing piece. He helps people achieve their fitness goals, while strengthening them emotionally and mentally.
Luis comes from a competitive background, he started playing soccer at three years old and played professionally before trying other sports like motocross and MMA.
Luis’s coaching career started in soccer while coaching for the Miami Sun FC. However after a friend introduced him to CrossFit he never looked back. CrossFit brought the best out of him and after 8 months he took his CF-L1 so he could learn more about the sport and how to help others. He then took the Precision Nutrition Level 1 so he could learn more and improve his nutrition.
He loves training and loves to push others in the community to improve their health and become the best they can be. He strives to show everyone they have the ability to achieve their goals inside and outside the gym. His favorite movie is The Punisher and his favorite food is pizza.
Nutrition/Assistant Weightlifting Coach
Growing up Sarah was a competitive gymnast, in college she transitioned to track & field and eventually powerlifting. After graduating in 2019, Sarah found Olympic Weightlifting and has been competing ever since. As long as she’s in motion, she’s happy. Sarah loves baking, crafting, puzzling, reading, and rock climbing in her spare time.
After studying Pastry and Business in college Sarah wanted to improve her overall nutrition knowledge and took her Precision Nutrition Level 1. She is passionate about helping members in her community understand how nutrition impacts their health.
In the next year, she is working to get her certification with NASM for personal training and her USAW-L2. As a coach and an athlete, she is always looking for ways to learn and grow.
Colleen Graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelors degree in Fitness Development and Exercise Science. She went on to become NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in perinatal fitness. For the last four and a half years Colleen has been a Trainer and Performance Coach at the Under Armour Performance Center Hunt Valley Location.
Teaching athletes of all ages and fitness levels how to better take care of their bodies and reach their fitness goals.
Since joining our team she has already gained her USAW Level 1 and her Precision Nutrition Level 1 as well. Colleen’s level of professionalism and passion in everything she does makes her a true asset to our team!
Born and raised in Puerto Rico Dr. Luis Alemany came to Florida with interest in the field of sports medicine. He graduated from Barry University in Miami with a bachelors in exercise science and a masters in movement science biomechanics. He later went on to pursue Chiropractic at Palmer College in Florida to further his knowledge of the human body and help people get out of pain and return to an active healthy lifestyle.
Dr Alemany enjoys extreme sports, fitness and spending time with his family.
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