About FastTwitch Fitness Performance
Francois Tort, owner of FastTwitch Fitness Performance, is a certified personal trainer with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of South Florida.
My name is Francois Tort and I'm the founder of FastTwitch Fitness Performance. I understand the challenging journey that fitness and strength training can present—and that journey is unique to everyone. As a former competitive power-lifter and Sergeant for the U.S. Marines, fitness has been a core part of my adult life, but it didn’t come naturally—or easily—to me.
At birth, I was so small and sickly that I was barely expected to survive infancy, and as a toddler, medical complications brought me back and forth to the hospital on a weekly basis. I made it to my teenage years, but had little strength in my muscles, and felt like I was trapped in a sick, weak body that wasn’t mine.
That all changed one Christmas when my grandfather gave me a single 35-pound barbell. I eventually realized that my once sickly body had the strength to become a competitive powerlifter and even a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. That one gift put me on the path of personal training and starting FastTwitch Fitness Performance. Every day I do what I love and train my clients to be the strongest and best they can be and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Working with me, you can be certain that your fitness program is based on not only your abilities and unique fitness level, but also my strong understanding of anatomy, exercise science, and strength training. I hold many certifications and I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education from the University of South Florida (USF), with a specialization in Exercise Science—the study of how the human body responds to exercise and movement. Some of my college classes included exercise physiology, kinesiology, exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, anatomy, and chemistry.
The American College of Sports Medicine endorses the Exercise Science Program at the University of South Florida (USF). This qualifies me for national professional certifications like ACSM’s Certified Health Fitness Specialist (CHFS), the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA’s), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). With this degree, I can work and train in many different settings such as cardiac rehabilitation in hospitals, strength, and conditioning with professional athletic teams, or personal training at private gyms.
I am also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist—both certifications awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. And finally, I am a Sports Performance Coach, certified by U.S.A. Weightlifting.
Are you in the Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, or surrounding Florida, area? Are you ready for me to help you transform your body? Call (813) 294-2836 to set up your first appointment and training session!