Help your child reach

their maximum potential



Our mission is a simple one: enrich the quality of life for individuals of ALL ages and abilites through athletics and social interactions. We help achieve the unachievable. The mission does not exclude anyone,  we specialize in athletes with special needs.

Your goals are our goals.



Fitness Express was founded in 2002 by Mark Mangrum, former athletic director and Dean of Students at Killian Oaks Academy in Miami, Florida, a school for students with learning and intellectual disabilities. Mark’s passion for what he does originated from a strong desire to continue pursuing a life of sports despite never been classified as an "athletic kid.” This led to him not only to earn an advanced degree in Adapted Physical Education with endorsements in health and science, but also to coach the state basketball championships in Special Olympics.

We believe that a healthy and active act of participating in sports can turn someone’s life around in more ways than one. It helps one reach goals that perhaps were deemed as unachievable. All this possible with one of our exceptionally-talented coaches who will be with you every step of the way. Fitness Express guides you to be the best you can be at the greatest sport of all—life.



Coach Mark Mangrum

Coach Julio Diaz

We come to you!

COVID Safety Regulations

To keep everyone safe, we require that all coaches wear a mask throughout practice.

Athlete must wear mask unless they are in high-intensity routines. All equipment is sanitized prior to practice.





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