Owners: Derek & Bridget Pelletier

We are Derek & Bridget Pelletier, we are the owners of Freedom Fitness of FL!

Derek always dreamed of owning a gym, (me not so much) but we opened Raise the Bar in 2017 & on January 1, 2022 we officially became Freedom Fitness (it was the perfect opportunity to rebrand with our new location, to give us a completely fresh start) !

Derek is a nationally qualified body builder, he has competed for the last 10yrs and truly loves the sport. He offers in person & online training, as well as contest prep & customized nutrition plans. He’s completely in charge of our training department (RTB training), and has worked really hard to build a great team of trainers.

I (Bridget) take care of the gym side of things, from memberships to class schedules & childcare. I truly enjoy getting to know our members and I can honestly say I’ve made some amazing lifelong friends in our members/instructors/employees!

We have SEVEN children, ages 9-25! 4 boys & 3 girls and they are all very active in sports so that keeps us pretty busy when we aren’t at the gym!

We also have a small “farm”, we currently own 9 dogs, 4 goats, 7 chickens, 2 bearded dragons, a cat, a chameleon, a snake & a rat! 😬

We love/live the fitness lifestyle, and we have been lucky enough to have so many people support our dream & become part of our FF family. Our goal has always been to provide a positive, inviting & family like environment ! When you walk through the door you will always be greeted with a smile! We hope you find the inspiration you need to reach your goals while at FF!

If you ever have any issues or questions please speak to one of us directly and we will make sure it’s handled appropriately.

Thank you all so much for being part of our freedom fitness family!




Amanda is a Florida girl with a love for cardio fitness. When she isn’t here at the gym she spends her time with her husband, five kids, and three fur babies. Amanda’s passions include dancing, reading, running, cross stitching, homeschooling, and spending time with her family. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and firmly believes in being kind to everyone.


Mark Anthony2

Mark is a high school student and dual enrolled college student at Eastern Florida State College. He is currently on his quest for becoming a CPT. He has been a part of the fitness industry all his life and is continuing the family tradition by competing nationally in both bodybuilding and powerlifting. He also DJs and is a multi Instrumental Musician.


Vinny is a classic physique competitor, he enjoys the body building lifestyle. He works a full time job but enjoys being part of the gym family. He is married and has one little girl.

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