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At Rock Solid Fitness, our Dunedin personal trainers are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals through personalized and expert-guided training programs.

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Working out is hard, especially when you have to juggle work, studies, family, and body pain—not to mention the unexpected challenges life throws at you. Our CEO Patty Durell began her career in Physical Therapy and came to understand firsthand how significantly people can improve the quality of their lives through safe, individualized strength training programs.

Our Dunedin personal trainers are committed to providing this level of care and expertise to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Proven Results with Dunedin Personal Trainers

Since its inception in 2012, Rock Solid Fitness has helped thousands of individuals feel great, reclaim their health, and finally do what they love most with the extra time and strength they’ve gained. Our Dunedin personal trainers know how much that is worth.

Motivation & Support for Your Fitness Journey

All that really matters to us is that we guide you out of being stuck in a life lacking energy and motivation, feeling your body is not ready for the adventures you want to take; and help you achieve your best life by becoming your best self, full of vitality and ready to tackle anything.

Safe and Individualized Strength Training Programs

At Rock Solid Fitness our personal trainers specialize in creating safe and individualized strength training programs tailored to your unique needs. By focusing on proper form and personalized exercise routines, we help you achieve your fitness goals while minimizing the risk of injury. Discover how our customized strength training programs can transform your health and wellness journey in Dunedin.

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You Deserve A Team Of Coaches That Truly Understand YOU

Our Fitness Coaches are all college-educated in an exercise field. They fully understand all parts of the workout: the exercises you need to perform to reach your goal, how to maintain proper form to prevent injury.

And the nutritional aspect that makes results possible. This depth is rare within the personal training gyms in the Dunedin & Tampa Bay area. The unique scheduling model allows you to come in and train when it’s convenient for you, not us. You have our entire team at your disposal, not just one trainer.

Our expert Dunedin personal trainers at Rock Solid Fitness are dedicated to helping you achieve your best self through customized fitness plans. With our guidance, you’ll experience improved strength, enhanced mobility, and increased overall well-being. Join us and see how personalized training can transform your life, giving you the energy and confidence to tackle any challenge.

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Loaded with valuable content, this guide serves as an ultimate manual for mastering strength training, including beginner tips and expert techniques, ideal for residents in Clearwater and Dunedin looking to enhance their fitness journey.

“Rock Solid Fitness Was Built on the idea that we could improve the quality of people’s lives in our community through strength training, nutritional guidance, education & compassion, one person at a time.”

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Meet Your Rock Solid Fitness Dunedin Personal Trainers

Patty Durell CEO at Rock Solid Fitness

Patty Durell

CEO & Educator

Dave Durell Special Advisor at Rock Solid Fitness

Dave Durell

Co-Founder & Educator

Lindsay - Rock Solid Fitness Coach

Lindsay Lopez

Fitness Coach

Matt- Rock Solid Fitness Coach

Matt Filomarino

Fitness Coach

Nino Padilla Rock Solid Fitness

Nino Padilla

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Drew at Rock Solid Fitness

Drew Carpenter

Member Services

Margie Rogal at Rock Solid Fitness

Margie Rogal

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Justin Hartshorne Rock Solid Fitness Dunedin FL

Justin Hartshorne

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Kelly Johnson

Operations Manager

Laura Granville Rock Solid Fitness Dunedin FL

Laura Granville

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Mike Baum Rock Solid Fitness

Mike Baum

Fitness Coach and Consultant

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Patty Durell

CEO & Educator

Patty is a Self-health educator and speaker, Certified Conditioning Specialist, licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and the CEO of Rock Solid Fitness. She has been a featured speaker at business and fitness conferences, and also appeared on many popular podcasts, local TV, and news magazines.

Patty is also sits on Advisory Boards for the Saint Petersburg College Health Sciences Program, Keiser University Exercise Science Program, and the Palm Harbor University High School Medical Magnet program. Patty is passionate about empowering and challenging people to be their best. She loves spending time having meaningful connections with her family, friends, clients, and nature. She is an avid reader on self-improvement, business and leadership.

Dave Durell

Co-Owner & Educator

Dave has formerly worked as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a Strength and Conditioning Consultant to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Southeast Missouri State University. He has been published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and has written 2 books on strength training.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Fitness Administration, is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and a Certified Conditioning Specialist. Dave also operates the popular website StrengthAfter50.com

Lindsay Lopez

Fitness Coach

Lindsay graduated with a M.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida in May 2023, and previously received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2019. She grew up in Tampa playing sports like softball, volleyball and gymnastics, and loves her hometown teams (the Lightning, Rays and Bucs). In her spare time, Lindsay loves spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach and being outdoors, concerts, and traveling.

Matt Filomarino

Fitness Coach

Matt graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2023. While in school, he served his university's campus community as an emergency medical responder. In addition to this, he volunteered with an Alzheimer's care program and as a group exercise instructor. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach or relaxing by the pool with friends and family. 

Nino Padilla

Fitness Solutions Specialist

Nino graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida in 2021. He loves traveling and collecting soccer jerseys. In his spare time, he loves playing soccer, spending time with his family and going to soccer games. Nino plans to continue his studies and work his way to become an Athletic Trainer.

Drew Carpenter

Member Services

Drew graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Adult Fitness from the University of Tampa in 2013. Drew has been with Rock Solid Fitness since 2013 in many positions, including Fitness Coach, and has transitioned into a virtual role since moving abroad to Mexico. He is an avid watcher of football, hockey, baseball, and basketball, and is a fanatic of all Boston sports teams. In his spare time, Drew enjoys traveling, studying foreign languages, and golfing. He is a man of many nicknames; some of his favorites include Drewmongous, Captain Bald Beard, and Drewby Doo.

Margie Rogal

Client Services

Margie graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.A. in French and a minor in business. She enjoyed a career in Chicago as a Concierge at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and then opened and developed the Concierge service for the city’s premier fitness club. To satisfy her urge to travel, she has taken cycling trips to 10 European countries.

Margie moved to Florida to be with her family and spends as much time as she can with her little 2-year old grand niece. By the way, she has officially switched her hockey loyalty from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Justin Hartshorne

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Justin graduated from Ave Maria University in 2020, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. While attending Ave Maria, he played baseball for 3 years and worked in the athletic training room his final year. Justin is currently attending Nova Southeastern University to complete his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

He plans to add to his studies and work towards becoming a Certified Exercise Physiologist. For fun, he loves traveling, playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and attending sports games. Justin is an avid Tampa Bay Rays, Bucs, and Lightning fan, with some home roots to the Buffalo Bills.

Kelly Johnson

Operations Manager

Kelly has over 25 years experience in gym management and personal training. She earned her bachelors degree in exercise and sports science from Clearwater Christian college and holds several nutrition and personal training certificates.

When she’s not in the gym helping adults with their fitness goals, she’s out on the field coaching elementary soccer and middle school basketball for a local school. Kelly feels it’s her life’s mission to help others on their health journey no matter what age.

Her love of fitness comes from her own experience of releasing almost 100 pounds. Kelly has 8 children and 2 grand children. She does work with the National Brain Tumor Society as an advocate in DC, she’s an avid weight lifter, boxer, and road cyclist. She enjoys all her Florida sports teams but has a special place for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Laura Granville

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Laura is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 3 years of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. She earned her degree from Gulf Coast State College located in her hometown of Panama City, FL. Laura is also a dance instructor with 10 plus years of experience training and educating artistic athletes.

She is currently pursing a certificate in Dance Medicine and Science from USF and is actively involved in dance science research. Laura enjoys working out, watching movies, dancing, hanging out with family and friends, and drinking caramel macchiatos.

Mike Baum

Fitness Coach and Consultant

Mike grew up in a military household and lived in a few different places, but Hinesville, Georgia is home. Mike attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he finished his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2014, then finished his Master’s in Exercise and Nutrition Science in 2018 at The University of Tampa.

Mike is also an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist. Mike is a die-hard fan of the Florida Gators, Miami Dolphins, and Miami Heat. He enjoys getting to visit family occasionally, spending time with family and friends, kayak fishing, watching or playing sports, cooking, and going to concerts.