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Your body – and your mind - are designed to move. To be strong, resilient, and healthy. 

To be fit, you must find balance. Balance between hard-core training and careful attention to your body. Between pushing your boundaries, and respecting the process of growth. By finding balance between your mind and your body, you find the most effective workout. You become a Balanced Athlete.

Balanced Athlete®

We're a fitness philosophy based on mindfulness and a holistic approach to working out. Founded on the belief that our bodies are built to move, we've created a series of fitness programs that help you understand how your body works - and how to get the most out of your workout.


Movement Principles. Evolved.

Seek a new outlook on working out. A holistic understanding of  how your body is designed to work. A focus on strength, flexibility, and injury prevention. And an understanding of the fundamentals of human movement.


Strength. Through Mindfulness.

Integrate mindfulness into your training. Mental focus is a required ingredient in cultivating balanced movement principles and techniques. When you experience this balance, you're able to train harder to reach your fitness goals.


Lifelong Wellness. Achieved. 

Realize that maintaining balance is a moving target. We wax and wane with our balance and as we live our lives, challenge our limits, seek improved performance, and along the way, age. The practice becomes a lifetime pursuit.

Founder Johnny Gillespie

Johnny Gillespie is a revolutionary teacher of human movement. He regularly speaks across the country on topics of mindfulness in fitness, holistic health, and more. Johnny is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 500-hour level through Yoga Alliance.

He is a graduate of the school of physical education at West Virginia University and has been studying human movement since 1991.


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