Your Fitness Advocates

founder & Head coach

Mark Roberts

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.


BSc Sport and Exercise Science, UKSCA, USAW-L3, FMSC-L2, PPSC, PN-L1, OPEX-L1, Crossfit-L1, CPR/AED

Manager & Coach

Jaimee Linehan

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 University of Central Florida and working as a competitive gymnastics coach, Jaimee found competitive weightlifting. For the past 4 years, Jaimee has focused on developing her abilities as a weightlifter and as a coach. 

In 2019 she achieved her USAW Level 1 and is currently working on her personal training certification. She continues to share her passion, experiences, and expertise in coaching youth and junior weightlifters.


BS Physical Education, USA Gymnastics Professional Membership, USAW-L1


Joshua Nascimento

Coming from a family of former Professional soccer players and as a former soccer player himself, having played almost his entire life. Joshua gained interest in the field of strength and conditioning. Because of that he decided to move to the United States and pursue his degree. 

He also coaches at the Golden Goal Soccer Academy in FL assisting coaches in the creative process of Soccer and Strength & conditioning sessions for the U-10 up to U-15 teams. Joshua enjoys being active, doing Olympic weightlifting, Functional Fitness and also playing soccer. 


BSc Human Performance and Exercise Physiology OPEX Level 1 ACE Personal Training Certification


Colleen Zimmerman

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 specialisation 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!



B.S. Fitness Development & Exercise Science, CPT, USAW-L1, PN-L1, AFAA Perinatal Fitness

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