Get to know the people who make it happen.
Founder & Coach
Andy Strohm is a Nutrition Coach and Co Owner of Vital Fitness. Andy has had an appreciation for health and fitness ever since he recognized his own school and work performance increased as his health increased. Easy going and insightful, he helps his clients dig deep and improve their lives. Andy is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams and considers others success his success.
Founder & Head Coach
Josh Duncan is the Head Coach and Co Owner of Vital Fitness. He has been a teacher in Polk County schools for 7 years and an assistant football coach for five years. Josh loves to spend his free time hanging out with his two Jack Russells, watching movies, and managing his fantasy football league. While coaching high school athletics, Josh realized that he had developed a passion for helping others excel in physical fitness. In 2015, Josh completed his Crossfit Level 1 certification and has been coaching group fitness classes ever since. Eager to acquire more knowledge and find the most effective methods to coach his clients, he earned his Crossfit Level 2 certification in November of last year. Despite being one of the most qualified Crossfit coaches in Central Florida, you will usually find Josh browsing the internet or reading a training booklet to find innovative ways to deliver a quality coaching experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What drives Josh as a coach is his passion to use fitness as a tool to help individuals regain confidence in life. He is driven by the look of joy on a member's face when they are able to accomplish a goal that they did not think they were capable of.⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Josh, “What puts a smile on my face and keeps me motivated to never stop learning how to be the most effective instructor in my community is my continuous search for ways to gain that ‘aha moment’ like the look on a student’s face when they learn a new concept or when a member’s face lights up in the gym after they perform a pull up for the first time.”
Founder & Coach
Jake Foster is a coach and Co Owner of Vital Fitness. Jake specializes in remote coaching, lifestyle coaching, and personal training. His passion for health and fitness comes from a lifetime in sports and a personal health journey to overcome food sensitivities. He is Opex CCP certified and continues his education monthly.
The thing Jake loves the most about coaching is seeing the impact his instruction has on people’s lives. He knows the importance of a healthy body and gets excited to help people along a journey toward vitality.
Blake Scheidt is one of the CrossFit coaches and personal trainers at Vital Fitness. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and is a youth director at Strong Tower Church in downtown Lakeland. Since most of his free time is spent studying or training clients, Blake values any extra time that he gets to spend with his wife and two sons, which is preferably at the beach.
Originally from Baltimore, MD., Blake spent most of his youth training for football. He received a scholarship to play at Frostburg State University, which was followed by an opportunity to play semi pro for Baltimore City. After finishing his football career, Blake began to neglect his personal health and quickly gained an extra 50 pounds. Blake quickly realized he needed to make a change and attended his first Crossfit class in 2012. By balancing his diet and training consistently, Blake was able to lose the 50 pounds he had gained in only 6 months. Impassioned by his results and eager to share them with others, he earned his Crossfit Level 1 Certification and has continued to coach ever since.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Blake, what motivates him to continue training clients, despite his busy schedule, is the continuous joy it brings him to assist members in fulfilling their goals through a healthier lifestyle.