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Fun - Always have fun, otherwise what are you doing?

Knowledge - We pride ourselves in being knowledge leaders in our industry

Deliver- This one is easy, we deliver on what we say we will do!

Professional - While having fun, we want to be professional at all times. We are here to serve our clients so professionalism is a must.

Team - Our employees, our members, our community are all one team!



Daniel Shipman, Founder/Head Coach

Dan earned his degree in Exercise Science from Barry University. During his time at Barry University, he interned at IMG Academy working with high school baseball, tennis and golf players. After graduation he interned at the Performance Compound. While interning he worked hard and showed initiative, leading to him being asked to stay on as a Performance Coach. During the next few months he continued to progress with the company and showed great organizational and office skills. This led to him being asked to help the Performance Compound progress by becoming the Facility Director.

After working there for a few years, he started a family and wanted to be around more for his kids. He worked at a few smaller gyms until he opened Full Torque Fitness. Now he leads Full Torque Fitness and it’s team into the future of fitness for all.


  • Bachelors of Exercise Science from Barry University




Amber Pedersen, Isla Del Sol Manager & Coach

Amber has been a Golfer since introduction to the game at age 12, became a 4 year scholarship college athlete, and pursued teaching the game after college. She started as a personal trainer to become a better coach for her students and now strives to help people beyond the course.


  • Bachelors of Science from Florida Gulf Coast University



Missy Patrick, Member Experience Director, Nutrition Coach, & Coach

Missy started her career in health as a Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasound Tech. After 8 years in the field, she started a family. She has 4 amazing children (ages 18 to 26) that she took time away from her career to homeschool. After the children grew up she found a love for health and fitness and decided to become certified as a personal trainer. She joined the Full Torque Fitness family in the summer of 2022. Since then, she has found a deep passion for helping women with pelvic floor issues along with pre/postnatal health.


  • Associate of Science from Santa Fe College


  • American Council on Exercise - Certified Personal Trainer

  • Girls Gone Strong - Pre/Postnatal Coaching Specialist

  • Prosper Nutrition Coach

  • Titleist Performance Institute - Level 1


Alex Aafedt, Coach

Alex began his career in strength and conditioning in Denver after earning his degree in health and exercise science. He developed a passion for helping people improve their physical abilities and gained valuable experience at respected establishments like Western Orthopedic Hospital, Next Level Sports Performance, and Physio-Pro. As a personal trainer focused on injury rehabilitation and strength and conditioning, he coached athletes ranging from high schoolers to professionals. He personally loves golf, weight-lifting, and adventuring with his family. Alex, along with his wife and dog, recently moved to Florida in February 2024, and he looks forward to becoming a part of the local community while continuing to grow personally and professionally.


  • Bachelors of Science: Colorado State University - Health and Exercise Science: Health Promotion


  • National Strength Coach Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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