OUR TEAM

 
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MATTHEW CLOSE

Owner

Matthew Close has been a fitness professional and golf performance specialist since 2013.

Very active during his childhood, he developed a passion for playing sports, especially golf, and graduated with a degree in Professional Golf Management from Florida State University.

After a back injury in college, his journey into wellness and fitness started as  he decided to learn more in depth about how the human body operates in order to regain his health, heal himself and avoid future injuries. This experience led him to pursue a career as a fitness professional, and became a certified fitness coach specializing in golf performance, functional movement, youth development and injury prevention. He also obtained hands-on experience studying and working with the best fitness professionals and physical therapists around the United States. He then decided to take a plunge and start his own company: Pure Health and Fitness, in South Florida. His experience and holistic approach towards training and life in general helps his client achieve their goals, move freely and enjoy life to the fullest. You can feel his passion and enthusiasm immediately when you first meet him.

                                      Specializing in:

  • Strength Training 

  • Golf Performance

  • Functional Movement 

  • Flexibility and Mobility 

  • Injury Prevention 

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science Professional Golf Management

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 

  • CHEK Golf Performance

  • NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 1

  • Functional Range Conditioning Specialist 

 
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ELODIE GARNIER

Co - Owner

Elodie Garnier is a fitness instructor and group exercise  specialist with over 10 years of experience. After completing a  Master’s Degree in Sports Management, she continued to follow her passion for health and wellness by becoming a certified fitness coach in her native country of France. With a thirst for discovery, she traveled abroad and worked in Morocco, Africa for 4 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, specializing in strength training, Pilates, aquatics and aerobic dance in which she competed professionally. In 2016,  Elodie accepted an opportunity as Assistant Manager/Head Trainer for an Aquatic Studio in Miami, Florida and relocated to the US to continue to further enrich her career. Later, Elodie joined her husband, Matthew, to grow Pure Health and Fitness together. 

She is always learning and expanding her knowledge to provide her clients with the best experience and results. She decided to focus on women’s health by becoming a pre and post natal corrective exercise specialist as well as nutrition coach. With her high energy, she motivates, inspires, and encourages people to achieve all of their goals.

                                       Specializing in:

  • Strength Training 

  • Pre/Post Natal 

  • Aquatics Fitness 

  • Pilates

  • Nutrion Coaching 

    

Credentials:

  • Master Degree in Sports Management

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Pilates Instructor MAT and Small Equipment, Pregnancy and Elderly 

  • Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist 

  • Aquatics Exercise Association Certified Instructor 

  • Certified Precision Nutrition L1

  • Functional Range Conditioning Specialist  

  • Les Mills Pro Group Instructor