about

What makes Vero Strength + Conditioning different?

At Vero Strength + Conditioning, we provide a complete program, variety and results-oriented progress that will transform you into the best version of yourself!
  • You get professional attention at every class.
  • Our career coaches possess in-depth education and experience with weightlifting, gymnastics, mobility, nutrition and more.
  • We have an amazing community of fun, hard-working people and regularly plan events and seminars.
  • Our programs are for everyone – from the fitness newbie to the elite. All ages. All abilities.
  • In all our programs, we give you injury-prevention techniques that apply to your everyday life.
  • We’ve built a safe and supportive environment. Even if you’ve never walked into a gym, our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible.

OUR coaches

Rob DelaCruz

Owner, Director of Programming

  • Director of Programming
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • Movement Specialist Coaches Week with Julien Pineau
  • Anatomy Trains for Strength Training Therapists Seminar completed
  • USAW Club Coach
  • CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
  • Strength Conditioning Consultant for Your Call Football

I am known for my calm and direct coaching style and enjoy working with athletes in both technical movements, like the Olympic lifts and gymnastics, as well as lower-skill progressions and modifications. I have coached athletes that range from the general population to CrossFit Games and Regionals competitors to an NFL player. I have great comprehension and a deep understanding of human movement, mobility and anatomy. I have been fortunate to work with and learn from a variety of top-level coaches including USAW’s Mark Canella and Movement Specialist Julien Pineau. My role at Vero Strength + Conditioning is directing and overseeing our coaching staff, coaching group classes, driving programming cycles and working with personal clients.

Wendy Shafranski

OWNER

  • Graduate, University of Florida
  • Certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer
  • Five-time CrossFit Games Regional Competitor
  • USAW Level 1
  • Sport Performance Coach
  • ACE Nutrition Coach
  • StrongFit Seminars

With a background in corporate marketing, my main role at Vero Strength + Conditioning is behind the scenes, handling customer service, social media, the website, gym staff and administration of the gym. I have built a passion for coaching and have had the privilege to learn from and be coached by a variety of esteemed coaches, like Julien Pineau (StrongFit) and Kyle Ruth (Training Think Tank).

Zach Bragg

HEAD COACH

  • NASM Certified Trainer
  • TPI-Certified Coach
  • USAW Level 1
  • Sports Performance Coach
  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Weightlifting

Sports, and eating proper nutrition began to be a part of my life at a very young age. Developing proper technique while balancing intensity and bettering mobility, the sport of fitness has helped me to be in peak shape, both physically and mentally. The best results come from those who train smart, intensely, appropriately and consistently. That is exactly my objective in coaching. I love to see people progress and reach goals they never thought possible. As a coach, my goal is to teach proper, functional, and efficient movement in any facet of fitness to prepare individuals in the gym, in competition, and in everyday life.

Colin Kelly

COACH

  • National Personal Training Institute
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Osteoblast Instructor: Bone Strengthening and Conditioning
  • NASM SpeedBlast Instructor: Sport-Specific Training
  • Former lacrosse player and coach

My early involvement in lacrosse led me to a passion for coaching and strength development. Shortly after high school, I embarked on an education and career in training, from helping individual clients meet their goals to leading group classes and sports teams. After leading the team at CrossFit. Kings Point in Orlando, I am happy to have landed at Vero Strength + Conditioning. I am known as the “enthusiastic” coach with a knack for motivating people to exceed their goals! I believe in leading by example and am excited to inspire others.

Mikaela Bagby

COACH

  • Social Director and Hype Woman
  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
  • Competitive swimmer for 10 years
  • 2nd Degree black belt in Korean martial arts

I love the community, health awareness, and the focus on “functional fitness” that we provide. It’s all about feeling GOOD, having energy, sleeping well, and doing things you never thought possible. I enjoy seeing our members become aware of how strong they are…both mentally and physically!

Moselle Bagby

COACH

  • NASM Certified Trainer
  • A.S. Business Administration, B.A.S. Organizational Management
  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Tang Soo Do (Korean Martial Arts)
  • CrossFit Kids Assistant Coach
  • Former gymnast/gymnastics instructor
  • Former dancer/dance instructor
  • Former swimmer

Growing up, physical fitness was always a priority in my family. Activities like running, swimming, hiking, martial arts, gymnastics and dance played very formative roles in my life and have given me a deep appreciation for living an active, healthy lifestyle. Coaching, whether it be dance, gymnastics, or functional fitness, has been very rewarding. It brings me so much joy to see athletes growing, accomplishing goals, and becoming the best version of themselves. Having the ability to be a small part of that journey is unparalleled.

Jill Wheeler

COACH

  • AFAA Group Fitness
  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • Keiser Spinning
  • Tribe Team Training
  • CPR

Early in my life, I fell in love with the sport of gymnastics. I became a competitive gymnast where I learned the fundamentals of body awareness, strength development, flexibility, and coordination. Gymnastics also taught me mental toughness, time management, and nutritional values. Due to my involvement with gymnastics and love for working out at a young age, I decided to seek a career in the health and fitness industry. For over 25 years, I have been teaching spin, group strength classes, step, interval/circuit classes, and gymnastics. I am also the head coach of a competitive gymnastics team. I am a strong believer in cross training and branching out to try new things. I seek to help people achieve their goals by motivation, encouragement, and pushing to get out of one’s comfort zone. I thoroughly love what I do and I look forward to the opportunity to help anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle.

Diane Blais

COACH

  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility Seminar

Greg Budde

COACH

  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer
  • CrossFit Games Masters Competitor
  • AFFA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Training Captain - IRCFR (Retired)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • State Certified Paramedic
  • State Certified C.P.R. Instructor
  • American Heart Association Fire Recue
  • Fitness Coordinator Firefighter Combat Challenge
  • National Competitor Florida Fire Games

Competitor Mr. Florida Bodybuilding Champion Sports and the more “traditional” strength and conditioning world have been a huge part of my life for more than 40 years. I love working out with like-minded, driven individuals regardless of their ability level. Coaching has afforded me the opportunity to help others reach their true potential both physically and mentally. For me the most rewarding part of coaching is watching the accomplishments of members as they achieve their fitness goals. Whether it be their first pull up, rope climb or muscle-up, the smiles on their faces are priceless.

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