The People Behind the Movement

Michael Hughes

Founder, Co-CEO & Movement Master

Our founder, Michael, since 7th grade felt called to restore movement and help get people back to enjoying their lives. Despite being rejected from grad school, Michael pressed on and every time he was faced with a problem he couldn’t solve, he invested in his education to level up. The last decade he has pioneered a new model of training that blends his heart for restoration with the energy of fitness training. A son of an entrepreneur, he witnessed the need for grit, ambition and vision when creating and sustaining a business.

He is our innovator, our internal movement guru. He is the one who is deeply connected to the dream to blend restoration training with performance. Michael’s mission is to elevate the industry’s standards for what quality looks like as a trainer.

Paden Hughes


Paden at an early age found a passion for identifying talent and developing those around her to believe in their natural abilities and to rise up as a leader and change maker. She spent the last decade studying and mentoring under some of the best business minds, obsessing over how to run a successful business without losing the heart of the mission. She is a problem solver and loves pushing those around her to achieve great outcomes. She uses these skills daily to set goals for Gymnazo and lead the team to achieve these. She is our business leader, the one who keeps the business on track, the team inspired and accountable to results. Paden’s mission is to empower and educate trainers to build rock solid businesses to give them the freedom and prosperity they deeply desire.

With our combined passion of fitness and business, we’re ready to help you get your career to where you want it.

We know we can help you do that, because we’ve been there ourselves. We’ve built the lives we’ve always dreamed of, and are committed and dedicated to show you how you can elevate your fitness game, your career, and your life.

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Our tribe is paving the road for a new standard of training. We are a passionate collection of trainers, coaches, influencers who deeply believe it’s time to redefine what a quality workout experience feels like. We are not content with tradition. We question the status quo and relentlessly pursue answers to any problem we are faced with. We are willing to throw out what we’ve been formally taught if we discover a better path that leads to transformational results.

We live for solving problems and restoring quality of life for our clients. We have accepted the calling to serve and we do that by actively investing in our skills and knowledge so we can step into any training environment and provide intelligent and intuitive movement modifications to deliver the highest quality training experience.

When the industry zigs, we zag. When it seems like all fitness entrepreneurs are seeking how to better market and sell their services, we double down on ensuring our quality surpasses client expectations and spoils them from ever being impressed with other fitness experiences.

We believe in the strength of the collective IQ and surround ourselves with people who push us, ask hard questions and challenge us to rise above even what we now hold as truth. We are blissfully discontent with our skills and will continue to push for more.


Are You Ready to Stop Hustling Hard for Such Little Return?

Are You Ready to Turn Your Passion Into a Career?

Are You Ready to Take Your Career to the Next Level?

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