Alex Michaels

Co-Owner // Exercise Science Specialist

From young adults to the elderly, Alex has experience working with a variety of fitness levels, injuries, limitations, and special populations.  Through strength training, calisthenics, flexibility, and mobility, Alex has helped her clients lose body fat, gain muscle, improve balance, strengthen their core, and boost confidence in and outside the gym.  Most importantly, Alex has educated her clients so they can make fitness a sustainable part of their life.

Alex has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in nutrition from West Chester University.  She is also an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  

No matter where you are in your life when you begin your fitness journey, Alex believes every individual has the ability to be strong physically, mentally, and emotionally.

“Ability is limitless. Be more. Do more.”

Nicole Michaels

Owner // Business Operations // Donut Connoisseur

Nicole is a decade long plant-based vegetarian with a love for all things nutrition (including donuts) and training.  She launched FTR in September 2015 in an effort to create a personal training business that helped empower and educate individuals to gain control of their health in a sustainable way.  A self proclaimed renaissance-woman, Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Certification in Audio Engineering.