Our mission is to provide a physical wellness experience that focuses on efficient and correct movement with injury prevention as a priority, in order to help others obtain and surpass their fitness and physical wellbeing goals.

Meet Our Team

David Shute

David "Shute" is the owner of Physical Wellness and Fitness, LLC.  He is a born-and-raised Jacksonville native, and is a two-time University of North Florida alumni with a Bachelor degree in Health Administration and a Masters in Business Administration.   In addition to David’s academic degrees, he holds CFL1, CFL2, and FMSL1 credentials.  Shute has 20+ years of fitness training experience which includes previous positions: trainer for a local YMCA, personal trainer and General Manager at Bailey’s Gym, CrossFit Coach at Jax Strength and Conditioning, Trainer and Board of Director for Trinity Fitness.

Lauren Shute

Lauren Shute is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is passionate in helping others maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system in order to pursue physical wellness. She received her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2013 where she was already 4 years deep in experience with functional fitness.  

Rob Henry

Rob brings over 15 years to training experience to the gym floor. He is a strength and conditioning coach who has previously  owned and operated functional fitness facilities.  Rob has multiple certifications and credentials including, and is not limited to: CFL1, CF Endurance, Gym Jone L1, USAW L1, PN1 Nutrition certified, and WAG certified nutrition coach.  Rob is also the 105kg Olympic Lifting state record holder.

David Reid-Foley

David Reid-Foley is a seasoned functional fitness coach and a former collegiate and minor league baseball player.  Leveraging his background in sports, David meticulously helps PhysWell members with everything from foundational movements to more advanced skills.  

Jordan Ridge

Jordan is from Central Florida and Jacksonville resident for the last 7 years.  In 2015 she received a Bachelors of Science in Health from the University of North Florida.  Later she earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University.  Jordan played collegiate softball and has committed herself to self-improvement and self-development in functional fitness for over 3 years.  She is passionate about fitness, life and helping other improve their overall wellness.  Ask Jordan about her personal fitness testimony!

Michael Balger

Mike has a tri-sport background; football, baseball and wrestled growing up.  In addition to spending many years coaching all three sports, he played collegiate baseball.  After starting a family, he found an outlet for his competitive athleticism through a variety of functional, high-intensity fitness programs. This eventually led him to discovering and developing a passion for metabolic conditioning, functional movements and heavy barbells. Outside of family and work, fitness is Mike's main interest, which he enthusiastically enjoys sharing with others.
Credential(s): CFL1

Cassandra Ridge

Casey is a special needs high school teacher and a 5th grade counselor as part of an after school program. She is an avid seeker of anything outdoors (biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball), and obsessed with anything and everything dog! Casey absolutely love working with children.  We are ecstatic to have Casey as a PhysWell Kids Coach and supporting team member of PhysWell Foundation. Note from Casey: "I started my fitness journey with Physwell a year and a half ago, but I grew up playing sports. It was a vital part of my childhood. I believe sports and fitness is a great tool for learning how to overcome physical/emotional obstacles, learn discipline, teamwork,  and how to set/attain goals. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than sharing my love of sports/fitness with your children."