CEO Don Allen began his 25-year fitness industry career at the age of 19 while attending the University of Florida, where he was lucky to begin his fitness tenure at The Gainesville Health and Fitness Center. In 2011, Don started his own small group training services company under the name “The Training Grounds” with five unique and successful fee-based programs for health clubs. Most recently in 2014, Don was recruited by one of the largest health club owners in the world to join Tampa Fitness Partners as CEO. Tampa Fitness Partners owns and operates the West Coast of Florida area for Orangetheory Fitness with 9 owned locations, 16 franchised locations and three locations in development plus 5 development locations in San Francisco CA. He has also been a presenting speaker for REX Roundtables Italy, REX Europe/Middle East and Alliance Fitness Brazil as well as a member of the prestigious CEO Council of Tampa Bay. Don is also a member of REX Executive Roundtables “Young Guns” as well as a Dale Carnegie graduate.