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shermanSherman Rosier, Fitness Professional

Sherman Rosier, a Tallahassee native is owner and founder of Fit & Functional. He has been noted as Tallahassee's fitness expert.
He holds a Degree in Physical Therapy along with being a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, NSTA Certified Running Coach, Certified Resist-A-Ball C.O.R.E Instructor, Certified Nutrition Specialist, 1st Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and extensive continued learning courses and workshops related to health and fitness.

Sherman's goal and mission is to Educate, Motivate, and Guide individuals to a healthier lifestyle in which achieving their potential level of fitness. He wants his clients to understand that there are no shortcuts and the 5 major keys to success are:

  • Willingness to Change
  • Understanding What You Need to Change in Your Life Style
  • Setting Action Goals
  • Taking Action
  • Being Consistent with Your Actions and
  • Being Patient with your results

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Caroline Busick is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, barre instructor, and has a Master's in Fine Arts. Her instruction combines functional exercises,cardio, pilates, kickboxing, yoga, balance work, and modifications to meet her students' needs. Her style is lighthearted and encouraging with a focus on form and proper alignment to avoid injury. She believes that movement and exercise should be fun and lead you toward more strength, flexibility, and confidence. When she's not teaching, she spends time with her husband Matthew, their cat Charlie, and their dog Tux.
 
 
 

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Darius Bell

Darius is a certified personal trainer (ISSA) and group exercise instructor at GroupFit90, Core 7 Performance and Fit & Functional. After working a decade in the automotive industry as a production team member/ergonomic specialist, he chose to pursue fitness. Darius is a Master Instructor in Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) aka Ultimate Sandbag Training, TRX (STC and Group), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) : Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and pursuing Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) to become a NASM Master Trainer. Also working toward a degree in Athletic Training at Valdosta State University to become more awesome than he already is, go COACH D!

 
 

ninaChristina “Nina” Raymond, A.C.E. Personal Trainer, AIS Therapist LMT (#39331)

Nina has college degrees in Botany and Wetland Ecology, and she used that knowledge in her professional career to restore native vegetation on disturbed lands. Her hobby is learning native medicinal and edible plants.

For the past 15 years, Nina’s primary modality has been Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). She was inspired to master AIS after Aaron Mattes (inventor of AIS), in just 2.5 hours, applied AIS therapy to successfully eliminate Nina’s humpback that resulted from auto accidents. With her new lease on life, Nina then apprenticed with Mattes for 3 years in his clinic to master his work. She is an assistant instructor at Mattes’s AIS seminars and teaches AIS classes for specific needs, such as yoga preparation, rehabilitation, posture improvement, and athletic conditioning.


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Vinicius Mariani

Vinicius Mariani (Vini) is a NASM certified personal trainer since March of 2017. In December of 2017, he graduated from Hannibal LaGrange University with a degree in Exercise Science. Besides that, he is TRX certified instructor in TRX Suspension Training and TRX Group Training.

Furthermore, Vini spent his whole life playing soccer. He played around the world before he came to the United States to get his undergraduate degree. Mariani played soccer for four years in college as well, and coached kids of the area. In a few years, he wants to obtain his master degree in Exercise Physiology.

Welcome to the team Vini.


Jennifer Tramel LMT (#82504) jennifer

Jennifer is a certified massage therapist. She graduated from Gwinnett College in Atlanta, Georgia. She had been in her career for 3 years & has a real passion for massage. She specializes in deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, & trigger point. Jennifer ultimate goal is to better people & educating them on how the body works. She wants them to know the benefits of what massage can do. When she isn't doing massage, she spends her time working out & being around family.  
 
 
 

ninaChristina “Nina” Raymond, A.C.E. Personal Trainer, AIS Therapist LMT (#39331)

Nina has college degrees in Botany and Wetland Ecology, and she used that knowledge in her professional career to restore native vegetation on disturbed lands. Her hobby is learning native medicinal and edible plants.

For the past 15 years, Nina’s primary modality has been Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). She was inspired to master AIS after Aaron Mattes (inventor of AIS), in just 2.5 hours, applied AIS therapy to successfully eliminate Nina’s humpback that resulted from auto accidents. With her new lease on life, Nina then apprenticed with Mattes for 3 years in his clinic to master his work. She is an assistant instructor at Mattes’s AIS seminars and teaches AIS classes for specific needs, such as yoga preparation, rehabilitation, posture improvement, and athletic conditioning.


Chantel Hormuth, BS, LMT

Chantel Hormuth graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Health Promotion. Diagnosed with Chron’s Disease at 16, Chantel has since developed an interest in nutrition and wellness for over 30 years. Before turning 19, she had three intestinal surgeries leaving her with no core strength and poor posture. Her first introduction to yoga came from the Jane Fonda exercise album she used to do as a teenager in her living room. Those exercises became part of her daily life for many years to come.

“My first yoga class at the YMCA in Asheville, NC, was not a hit at all. I didn’t know what I was doing and there were too many students for any individualized instruction. A couple of years later, I tried it again in Hawaii where I was living at the time” Chantel recounts. “As a new mom, free childcare offered by YMCA was a reason to return there regularly. But as she recalls :

“No elliptical machine or crunches had any effect on my pooch, despite ongoing exercise”. One day she noticed how sweaty yet relaxed people were coming out of the yoga class and decided to try again. “I fell in love with the teacher’s lighthearted style, her openness, and her compassion, despite her young age.” That class was so great that she soon gave up elliptical and crunches for downward dogs and pigeons.

“This practice transformed me: body and mind. With a steady yoga practice came not only a strong core and impeccable posture but also stillness of mind. When the opportunity to participate in a yoga teacher training came up a few years later, Chantel took it thanks to endless support from a dear friend. She completed her training with Yoga Hawaii on Oahu in 2005.

Years later now living in Tallahassee, her position as a state employee felt incompatible with her aspirations for a more authentic way to earn a living. Chantel then embarked on the journey of becoming a licensed massage therapist, a path she felt would complement her love of yoga.

Thus Chantel attended CORE School of Massage and Bodywork in Tallahassee and became a licensed massage therapist in June 2009. She took advanced classes in medical massage, Thai yoga massage, lymphatic drainage, Indian Head Massage, and myofascial release bodywork.

She has also had the opportunity to be a model for a therapist completing the 10 sessions of Structural Integration training. This experience informs her own massage practice she enjoys calling “therapeutic relaxation”.

“I want my client to feel safe, supported, and even loved. When receptive, the client benefits from this wonderful transfer of energy and healing begins through release of oxytocin and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system.”


P1320376Coach Armando

Coach Armando earned two Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida State University in both exercise science and dietetics. Armando spent his childhood playing all kinds of sports, and became a multisport athlete in the Olympic Modern Pentathlon. He raced internationally for Panama in that event throughout his teenage years.

Armando’s competitive spirit drove his love of and his interest in sports. The feeling of racing against other athletes and against himself has driven him to be better and improve every single day. He hopes to be the first Panamanian to go to the Olympics for triathlon.

Some of Armando’s athletic accomplishments and personal records included:

  • first-year pro triathlete for Panama Competed for Panama in the 2011 Panamerican games and 2011 Junior world championships in Modern Pentathlon
  • Ranked 30th in the world for U21 in 2011 at the age of 18
  • 2nd place in the Panama Olympic triathlon national championships in 2013
  • 6th place overall in the Olympic distance and 5th place overall in the sprint distance at 2016 USAT age group nationals
Coach Armando's love for sports and fitness is what drove him to coaching and personal training so he would be able to help clients improve in both their athletic goals and daily life