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About Us

H.O.P.E. (Higher Our Potential Everyday) Fitness Academy was founded in 2009 to give back to the inner city of Columbus by focusing our efforts on the at-risk male youth. H.O.P.E’s mission is to encourage them to reach their potential by providing them with the most effective health/fitness training, mentorships, and tutoring programs. Our focus is to enhance the total person: mind, body and spirit in a diverse and uplifting environment. H.O.P.E. provides a brotherhood of support for the participants. The mentors check their grades, provide community resources when needed and require community service activities. It is important to H.O.P.E. that the boys are striving for excellence on and off the field.

Our Team

Meet the H.O.P.E. Team
Derick Alexander
Derick Alexander
Founder & CEO
Matt Lenigar
Matt Lenigar
Trainer
Damon Powell
Damon Powell
Trainer
Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan
Trainer
LaToyia Rose
LaToyia Rose
Trainer
Christina Metzger
Christina Metzger
PT, DPT, OCS

Testimonials

Schedule:
Every Monday and Wednesday
2nd-7th Grade: 6pm - 7pm
8th-12th Grade: 7pm - 8pm

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