After a fulfilling 37-year career as an engineer, manager, and executive; I became a Certified Personal Trainer to help others feel at home in a gym and get the most out of their workouts. It took me years to realize how important it is to workout properly. I'd love to help you get the most out of the time you spend in the gym, feel more at home in the gym, and achieve your best-ever fitness level. I’ve lived an active life, played soccer and Ultimate Frisbee for decades, became an avid cyclist later in life, and ate a standard low-fat diet until eventually becoming a vegan (out of necessity.) Like my father, I battle a tenacious chronic disease. Surviving two heart attacks, 9 stents, and a quadruple by-pass; I know first-hand what its like to battle Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - the #1 Killer in the U.S. If you are battling this disease, I'd especially like to help you! Beyond my basic PT certification, I also have specialized certification from NASM in the area of Senior Fitness, and I'm currently studying for NASM's Corrective Exercise certification. These additional certifications are critical to best serve the unique needs of SWFL's residents and visitors. My passion is to help you exercise safely and effectively, make good lifestyle choices, and maintain a strong functionally-fit body at any age.
What our Customers say about Health & Strength Gym...
From our Facebook page... Angela D. on 2/6/19 wrote: "My husband and I have trained in gyms all over the country, and I have to say Health & Strength is one of our favorites. We were immediately greeted by the owner, Mike, who is very passionate about his gym. The equipment is well organized and well maintained. They cater to people of all fitness levels from beginners to experienced bodybuilders and power lifters. Highly recommend!!"
From our Yelp page... Erik W. on 5/2/18 wrote: "Hey y'all just wanted to let you know that as far as I know this is the best gym in Cape Coral. Real gym for getting a real workout in if that's what your interested in. ... Full set of free weights and machines, never crowded enough to stand around. Fantastic personal trainers, classes, and owners. Customers are pretty nice and easy to get along with also. ... Oh yeah and the shakes are pretty good too."
From our Facebook page... Sheila M. on 10/24/17 wrote: "Just got back to Cape Coral. Checked out 7 different gyms. Health and Strength is the best one. It has everything. Check it out!"
From our Facebook page... Matt H. on 10/4/17 wrote: ... "Health and Strength is best gym I've ever been too"
From our Yelp page... Sally F. on 6/4/17 wrote: " I joined this gym in March of 2017 with the goal of losing weight. I've lost 3 inches in my gut area. I cannot recommend this place highly enough! The machines and treadmills etc are great. The instructors are wonderful! They have classes at times that work for me and I've met some great people there. Parking hasn't been an issue, if the lot in the back is full, I park over behind the Asian Buffet restaurant. The gym is super clean too. The owners, Mike and Carol, have been very supportive and helpful. I'm not a smoothie/protein shake gal, but everyone says they're really good too. I don't know how I lived without going to the gym everyday!"
From our Facebook page.... Bruce P. on 2/11/17 wrote: "Great gym! I'm in North Fort Myers for 6 weeks and have been going to this gym every other day. Mike and Carol are very pleasant and helpful. Other staff members have also been very nice. PLENTY of workout equipment and the gym is not usually too busy. Even at its busiest, I get through my workouts without having to wait too often for equipment to free up. The gym and locker room are very clean. I highly recommend this gym."