Our Coaches

Scott Grondin

 

A born and raised North Miami native, Scott is Co-Founder of ADAPT. Scott holds over 10 years of experience in training others in the strength and condition industry. He has been involved in many facets of the industry from personal training, bootcamps, and sport specific training. Furthermore, Scott has been employed as a Firefighter/ Paramedic in the City of Hialeah for the past 7 years.

 

Scott possesses numerous certifications and qualifications. His certifications include: NSCA/ CPT (certified personal trainer), Weightlifting coach, Power Athlete strength coach, CF L1 & L2 trainer, CF football coach, and sports performance specialist. Scott is also currently working towards a CSCS degree. His years of experience coupled with these various certifications allow him to efficiently work with athletes of all ages and levels.

 

Scott is highly passionate in regards to helping individuals meet their personal fitness, athletic, and health goals. He is constantly working towards bettering himself and his personal knowledge in order to better aid clients and members of the gym. Despite his busy schedule, Scott is always available to answer any questions or concerns and is constantly motivated as well as dedicated to the needs of those around him.

 

Jorge Sanchez

 

A former United States Marine, Jorge continues to live by the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis”, or “Always Faithful.” Additionally, Jorge has acquired 15 years of experience in capacity training, exercise science and sports performance due to his background in football and baseball. Due to this expertise, he has knowledge and skills that are essential in training athletes of all fitness levels. Furthermore, he emphasis and encourages his clients to remain focused on their specific athletic goals or fitness targets.

 

In addition to being the Co-Founder of ADAPT, Jorge is an NSCA/NASM certified strength and conditioning specialist, a corrective exercise specialist, a CF L1 trainer, RKC kettlebell certified, and a CF Olympic lift certification instructor. He combines his military training, knowledge of nutrition, and performance training to create development programs suited to each individual’s needs.

 

ADAPT is an acronym for Athletic Development & Performance Training. The name in itself, exemplifies the coaches drive to develop athletes through proper assessment and exercise correction. This state-of-the-art complex is designed to improve athletic performance by incorporating all facets of strength and conditioning. Whether for amateur athletes playing sports for fun or professional athletes playing for a paycheck, Jorge and the coaches at ADAPT believe anyone can be a trained to their optimal performance.

 

Douglas Ponce

 

Joe Falco

 

Jonas Grabarnick

 

Audrey Banada-Marrero

Winner of the South Region Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership & Sportsmanship
Two-Time All-ACC
2005 All-American (Doubles)
Current record holder

Audrey is a North Miami Beach native, who grew up playing tennis all over the country and playing a year of professional tennis in her sophomore year in high school. She ended her high school career with a full-scholarship to play tennis for University of Miami. She made her presence known her freshman season, after she captured her first 30+ match record when she finished the 2003-04 season 31-2 overall. At the NCAA Regional’s, the then-rookie was responsible for what many consider to be the biggest upset in NCAA Women’s Tennis History when she defeated Lindsay Dawaf of defending NCAA Champion Florida 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the deciding match to propel Miami into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1999, and first win over Florida in 18 years.

Audrey finished a successful college career after posting her 104th victory in singles to become Miami’s all-time career leader in singles, surpassing former All-American Ronni Reis, who tallied 103 wins from 1985-1988. This marks Banada as the second player in Miami women’s tennis history to uphold the position as the all-time career records leader in both singles and doubles simultaneously. Former Miami star Lise Gregory also led in singles and doubles at the same time in 1987.

She graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology and she has accumulated over 10 years of training experience in group and private training environments to Division I and high school athletics. She has coached Dr. Michael Krop High School Girls Tennis to 2 State Championship wins. She was also a volunteer assistant coach for Women’s Tennis at University of Miami for 2 years, where she traveled, trained, and worked with the team as a coach at matches and in the development of their strength and conditioning program. She holds her CrossFit Level I and CrossFit Kids certification and is currently pursuing her CSCS.  She incorporates her sports background and knowledge to her current training style to create a team atmosphere of hard work and dedication.

Ramiro Cipullo