MEET OUR TALENTED TEAM
Owner & Personal Trainer
A highly-trained, skilled, and creative Exercise Specialist, Renato has been working in the fitness industry for nearly two decades.
Physical Education from São Paulo State University (UNESP) with certification in Stretch Therapy, Renato moved to Florida to work at The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. He then successfully opened his first gym, 2.2 Fitness, where he continued to flourish through his education, expertise, and passion.
With limited space at 2.2, Renato decided to pursue his dreams of creating G21, a larger facility to accommodate more equipment and offer additional services. His unique training style incorporates exercises that involve speed, flexibility, balance, and muscle growth.
Holding a degree in Physical Education from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and two Master’s degree – Exercise Physiologist from UNIVERSIDADE GAMA FILHO and Sports Marketing from Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU), Anderson Dias also has over two decades of experience as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Gym Manager, and Sports Administrator.
He has supplemented these certificates with ongoing courses to help him adopt a holistic view of physical training that involves motivation, personalization, safety, better results, and support for a new lifestyle.
With a dynamic and creative profile, Anderson’s training programs are based on assessment, analysis, and prescription of physical activity.
Juliana Landi Pereira
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Juliana had a very active upbringing as an Olympic and acrobatic gymnast.
Along with her Physical Education from Faculdades Integradas de Santo André (FEFISA) and a Master’s from UNIVERSIDADE GAMA FILHO focusing on cardiac rehabilitation for special groups of the obese, diabetic, pregnant, and the elderly, and conditions such as depression, anorexia, and bulimia, Juliana also has completed her Master’s Training Certificate in the USA.
For nearly two decades as a Personal Trainer, Juliana loves to focus on the client’s transformation of their lifestyle, guiding them on how to make healthier choices.
Lucas Casarini was born in Salvador and raised in Brasilia. Lucas, being from Brazil, is trilingual in which he has the advantage of offering his training in Spanish, Portugese, and English. With a Degree and multiple certifications in Biology, Health and Wellness, he decided to bring his experience to the United States to share his knowledge with sports and nature. Not only has he been in the field of bodybuilding since 2013, he practiced climbing for 6 years where he founded his gateway to the fitness world. He has been following the preparation of athletes for competition in addition to people who transformed their lives and bodies with physical activity for more than 8 Years. When Lucas decided to finally take fitness on as a professional career, he pursued his NASM certification in Personal Training and Nutrition to allow him to share his knowledge and experience with the public. His goal is to guide you and put all the necessary tools in your hands so that you can reach your goals.
Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.
Business Development Manager
An experienced personal trainer and team developer, Eli brings his drive and skills as our business development manager.
He hopes to grow G21 to be the absolute best place to train and assist the company in putting together a system that will give the trainers and vitality therapists all the tools they need to get their clients in the best shape of their lives.
PT, DPT, COMT, CSCS
Dr. Paul Paganello
Dr. Paul Paganello is a doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has over 7 years of clinical and personal training experience. Dr. Paganello is a specialist in orthopedic manual therapy and has helped clients reach their goals ranging from improved physique, strength and performance to recovering from acute, chronic and post-surgical orthopedic issues. He uses a multi-faceted approach to meeting his clients wants and needs through physical exercise, functional training and hands-on manual treatment.
When it comes to his background and physical training, Dr. Paganello will provide you with the proper guidance on body mechanics to ensure you are performing each exercise safely and to your maximum potential. He will take into consideration any limitations you might have and adapt your program to meet your needs. He will also progress and motivate you, in order to achieve your goals the most efficient way possible.
Our Licensed Massage Therapist, Colvin, has been working his craft since 2008.
Proficient in Swedish, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue therapy. Colvin focuses his practice primarily on providing sports and medical massages, but is always available to accommodate any massage.
Colvin holds certificates in Phlebotomy from South Tech Academy and in Massage Therapy at the American Institute of Innovative Career Edu.
Hi! I’m Caio Luis Liberati. I’m a Personal Trainer, and I’ve been using physical activities to impact lives for eight years now. I’m driven by the incredible goals and aspirations my clients have, and I use my knowledge and experience to help them reach those goals. With everybody having their own characteristics, limitations, fitness goals… I know that every workout needs to be personalized. My goal is to create just that, a customized one-size-fits-only-you workout that transforms your body – for true, lasting results that lead to a positive lifestyle and self-esteem boost.
Fernando Beltran has been working as a strength and conditioning and personal trainer in Chicago for 5+ years. After earning his training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), he pursued his passion for helping others. Fernando graduated with his Bachelors in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning. He also has his Masters in Business Administration. Before moving to Fort Lauderdale, he was a collegiate strength and conditioning coach for 3+ years, both at division I and III levels.
Fernando specializes in strength development, sprint mechanics, SAQ (speed, agility, and quickness) programs, and body composition improvement. Combining science with practical application, he has worked with various athletes, including track and field, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, and golf, to improve their strength and power output. He is also an aspiring powerlifter and currently competes in powerlifting meets throughout the year. Fernando is passionate about continuing his education in integrative health, functional speed and power training, and biomechanics.
Fernando successfully works with clients to improve body composition and strength. He has a wide range of experience working with all population groups, from high school students to professional athletes. He enjoys using his skills to help others surpass their fitness goals in a safe training environment.
Marcques has over 20 years of experience creating custom specialized menus and nutrition plans and a Bachelors’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Johnson & Wales University. His background makes him uniquely qualified to create custom diets specific to each client’s needs, goals, age demographic, and fitness level – which is more than what can be said about others on the market today.
As an athlete and trainer himself, he has firsthand knowledge of what works best for different body types across many varying levels of training regimens (and vice versa). As such, he recognizes that one thing doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to dieting or just exercising in general. This makes him unique and is why he has managed to help different clients with their needs.
So, whether you’re just interested in losing some weight or you’ve got larger goals such as gaining muscle and adding lean body mass, Marcques can help you reach them all.
DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, CFT, DNC
Dr. Alex Lage
Dr. Alex Lage DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, CFT, DNC, has been a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in sports and Orthopedics for over 20 years.
Dr. Alex is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics as well as a Certified Manual Therapist. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Fitness Coach and is credentialed to perform dry needling.
Through the years, Dr. Alex has treated numerous professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, as well as professional Soccer players, Golfers, and Volleyball players.
He has also proudly served in the United States Marines Corps. Alex has always had a passion for helping others to transform their lives by maximizing their human potential in a number of ways including but not limited to losing weight, gaining muscle, changing their body composition and overall improve their athletic performance and quality of life.
Dr. Alex has a mission to help others stay fit, healthy, and mobile without pain medication, injections, or surgery.
Carlos O. Moran
My name is Carlos O. Moran and I have been in the fitness industry for thirty-five years. I earned my degree as a Certified and licensed Occupational Therapist at Becker College in Massachusetts and became a certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). I was also the Owner of SoulfulBody Fitness training studio based in Boston and now residing in Fort Lauderdale.
My training philosophy was founded with a unique client-centered program that integrates all aspects of functional / mobility and strength training to increase over-all fitness and health.
Areas of expertise:
- Mobility / functional movement assessment
- Rehabilitative corrective approach to exercise programs
- Strength training and conditioning programs
- Seniors and Youth Fitness programs
Board-Certified in Anesthesia and Pain Management
Dr. Tom Macek
Dr. Tom Macek is a pain management specialist honored to provide custom care to men and women from in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His personable nature combined with expertise gathered from nearly two decades in medical practice is why Dr. Macek is among the most highly sought-after pain care physicians in the region.
Education is of the utmost importance to Dr. Macek. His early studies took place at McGill University in Montreal and SUNY in Albany. He studied medicine at Zagreb Medical School in Croatia, where he also completed an internship.
Once Dr. Macek emigrated to America, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He further refined his skills with a pain management fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Macek is board-certified in anesthesia and pain management. He continues to seek out opportunities to learn and broaden his understanding of the latest pain management tools and techniques.
Dr. Macek has recruited an excellent support staff. From nursing staff to the administrative team that keeps his office running, you can rest assured you’re in great hands during your visits. All team members share the same passion for individualized, compassionate care in a warm and welcoming environment.
Personal Trainer and Health Coach
A health coach and personal trainer, who also has two decades of experience as a professional athlete, Michelle transitions her hard work ethic and fitness experience to the team here at G21.
Michelle was both a swimmer at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and a Fitness World Champion for the WBFF in 2016.
With a personal approach, concrete goal-setting, and motivational strategies, Michelle’s program is the perfect fit for those that are passionate about performance and a healthy lifestyle.