Salomon Ropero, founder and owner of Salomon Services, gained his extensive real-world understanding of fitness training through a lifetime as an athlete and 42-year history of pursuing total body fitness. Beginning as a football and basketball player in his early teens, Sal became a competitive swimmer in high school and then competed as an amateur and professional surfer for a decade. Sal’s love for the active, outdoor lifestyle drove him to become a professional surfing judge after his years of competing. He earned respect as Head Judge for ESA (Eastern Surfing Association) before taking the responsibility of Head Athletic Trainer at Fletcher High School where he directed the sport medicine program for five years-coordinating care, therapy, strength and conditioning for injured athletes. Sal’s fitness and training expertise has been called upon by the strength and conditioning staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars to assist with preparing players for minicamp and competition at the highest professional level.
Sal earned his B.S. in Health Science at the University of North Florida. He also holds an M.S. in Sports Medicine from Nova Southeastern University, qualifying him as the perfect coach to work with athletes seeking additional injury recovery work after completing physical therapy.
Deborah Mills knows that her job consists of helping individuals from all walks of life in their quest to achieve fitness goals, and she loves her job! As a proud mother with a background in teaching high school physical education and health for a decade, coaching high school sports, and instructing competitive Tae Kwon Do, Deb's experience blends with her natural teaching ability to make her an ideal fitness coach for a diverse clientele. She has a Third Degree Black Belt who won gold medals at the national level, for six years. As an accomplished athlete, Deb understands the emotional, physical and mental setbacks of sports injuries. She strives to help individuals bounce back and become even stronger through physical recovery.
With over 10 years as a Certified Personal Trainer Deb has gained clinical experience and knowledge working with clients challenged with Parkinsons, Stroke, and MS.
She views her clients as teammates, connecting on a professional yet personal basis which fosters trust, inspiration and the fortitude to break barriers and conquer new heights in physical fitness and wellness.
Deb earned her B.S. in Education with a focus on Health nd Physical Education at the University of Georgia. She is also CPR and AED certified.
David Tennyson is a NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified trainer. He also holds a certification in Youth Exercise Specialization. As a goalkeeper in high school he was a 4-year letterman with over 12 years of competitive soccer experience. Dave also has five years of competitive two-man beach volleyball experience and four years of competitive offshore fishing.
In the past eight years, Dave has brought his body to a new level, through daily strength training. fitness conditioning, and application of nutritional principles. Through this process in Dave's competitive career, he has a deep understanding of total body strength training and has applied that to his clients and athletes to help them achieve their goals.
Lauren Butler has been a fitness professional for Salomon Services since August 2014. She is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine - Sport Enhancement Specialist. She is a graduate of Flagler College where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Sport Management, and Business Administration, as well as a minor in Marketing. She was on scholarship for the Flagler Softball Team, and in 2014 All Peach Belt Conference - First Team. She also earned the Athlete of Character Award from the Flagler Athletic Department in 2014. Laurent went on to earn her Master's Degree in Exercise Science through Concordia University Chicago. She enjoys playing beach volleyball, tennis, and wake boarding.
Lauren trains clients of all ages and skill levels. She especially enjoys applying her knowledge and background experiences with athletes who are looking to improve their strengt, power, speed, agility and quickness. She is excited to see positive changes in her clients both physically and mentally. She has set out to assist individuals in achieving the goals they have set for themselves.