What We’re About

Redefine Strength and Fitness is a fun, quirky and LGBTQ+ friendly fitness studio. A place where anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable or intimidated by mainstream fitness spaces is welcome.

We’re Mike and Theresa, the duo behind Redefine Strength and Fitness. We’re married and go by spouse. Or we’re Thing 1 (Mike) and Think 2 (Theresa) if you’re Hector.

That’s us in the photo. And just like the gym space we’re creating, we’re fun, friendly and a little quirky. (hint: see video below). We are serious about fitness, actually we’re really quite geeky about it,

In a past life we were flying trapeze artists and coaches. But we both experienced a few injuries over the years and our focus and life goals changed. Back in 2010, we said in a somewhat shy voice, “some day we’ll open a gym.” As time passed that voice got louder and after a few years of training folks on our own and out of our living room, we decided to make it official. We opened the gym in August of 2020-yep smack in the middle of a pandemic. Not the original plan, but that train was already rolling and we just had to keep going with it.

We feel pretty excited to finally see our dream come true.

We’re excited you’re here. We’re excited that you might join the community we’re building.

We believe that fitness really should be for everybody. And every body.

Like many things, Redefine Strength and Fitness started with an idea: What if fitness could be fun? And welcoming?

That sentiment is all well and good, but there aren’t a lot of places where everybody feels welcome.

We understand.

Even though we’ve been in the fitness industry 20+ years, we can so relate to feeling either intimidated or uncomfortable in a gym and wondering ‘do I fit in here?

That’s why it’s so important to us that we build and nurture a radically inclusive fitness community made up of folks who are all working on their own unique versions of health and fitness and strength and badassery.

Everyone deserves a place to be their authentic self and feel healthy, strong and alive.

We are here to assist you in making your fitness goals a reality! We will always meet you where you’re at and grow with you from there. We’ll work with you to achieve your goals using the best, most effective, body-friendly, proven and science-backed training methods. This is our promise.

It’s time to redefine what the gym and fitness means to you!

Are you ready for it to ‘stick’ this time?

Our Core Values

Service. We are here to serve.

Community. We’re all in this together. We all belong here.

Compassion and understanding. Everyone has ‘stuff’ they’re dealing with that we may know nothing about.

Always learning, evolving and growing. 1% better every day.

Fun. Remember to have fun. Even when it’s hard.

Mission Statement

We exist to facilitate people’s ongoing (re)discovery and amplify their own innate awesomeness so that they might live their best, most badass lives.

Our mission is to build and nurture a radically inclusive fitness community of people who are working on their own versions of excellence, strength and badassery.

Physical fitness is for everybody and the mainstream fitness industry does not provide a welcoming space for everybody. We are creating a space where everyone feels welcome. A space where people can feel they can bravely challenge themselves to grow and expand their sense of possibility and potential. 

Everybody deserves a place to feel healthy, strong and alive and to be their authentic self.

We will always meet you where you’re at and grow with you from there. We are here to help you to make your fitness goals a reality.

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