Programs Designed to FIT You!

We are a private health studio that specializes in personal training, athletic development, and nutrition. Our goal is to help individuals create healthy lifestyles, by providing them with the tools for success as well as the environment to safely, yet effectively move their bodies.  We believe in making small changes within our daily lives that add up to a complete lifestyle change. 

Our staff will help you achieve your personal goals and maintain a healthier lifestyle. With a holistic approach, we deliver the detail-oriented attention and training you need to successfully meet your personal health & fitness goals, regardless of your previous experience.

Let us help you create a life full of movement and healthy choices. Schedule your consultation today and get the MOMENTUM you need to get into the best shape of your life.
 

General Fitness for Life
Weight Loss
Mobility Training for All Stages of Life
Strength Training
Race Prep./Endurance Training
Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Strength & Conditioning for Athletic Development
Nutritional Guidance
Corporate Wellness

 

Staff

 

Our trainers are well educated, highly skilled and experienced. We are invested in you and take pride in the success of our clients. We all have our specialties and work as a team to ensure you get the most out of your experience with Momentum.

 
 
Marie Merritt   Owner - NFPT CPT, Master Trainer

Marie Merritt

Owner - NFPT CPT, Master Trainer

Klodi Muskaj   Director of Sports Performance - MS, NSCA CSCS

Klodi Muskaj

Director of Sports Performance - MS, NSCA CSCS

Matt Hendrick   NSCA CSCS, ISSA Sports Nutrition, Post Rehab Certified

Matt Hendrick

NSCA CSCS, ISSA Sports Nutrition, Post Rehab Certified

 
Krystina Nelson   NASM CPT, BS, FLDOE

Krystina Nelson

NASM CPT, BS, FLDOE

Bruce Jackson   NASM CPT, Spartan SGX Coach

Bruce Jackson

NASM CPT, Spartan SGX Coach

Marquis Edwards   NSCA CSCS

Marquis Edwards

NSCA CSCS

 
 
Cathy Smallwood  NASM CPT, Group Fitness Instructor

Cathy Smallwood

NASM CPT, Group Fitness Instructor

Darian Williams   RTS, MAT-Jumpstart, NASM CPT

Darian Williams

RTS, MAT-Jumpstart, NASM CPT

 

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Personal training is the most progressive form of training. It may be scheduled with you as a one on one session, or you may train with a friend or family member. Your trainer will be with you for the full session and your program will be specifically tailored to fit your goals and your needs. We take into account medical conditions, previous injuries, lifestyle, athletic demands, and everything needed to make a truly specific program to help you accomplish your goals as safely and effectively as possible. We measure our success by your success. Private training may be supplemented with our group training for added results!

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Group Training 

Group training programs are great for building general fitness and creating good practices for overall health and wellness. Training routines are designed to create strength, burn calories, prevent injury and improve individuals fitness levels. You get the benefit of having a personal trainer at a fraction of the cost.

If you would like a custom program tailored specifically for you, private or semi private training is the best option for you.

If you are looking to improve your fitness, overall health, make some new friends and have the support of working out in a group - group training is the best option for you. 

For group training, you must reserve your space in advance. All times outside the schedule below are for private training and semi private training. If you would like to create a new group, contact us to schedule times. A minimum of 4 participants are required.

In order to participate in group training, you must complete an initial consultation & movement screening.

Mindy Black

MS, RD,CSSD, LD/N,CPT

Mindy Black is an experienced Registered Dietitian located in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. Currently, she is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars. She also works closely with several doctors and chiropractors in the Jacksonville Area & is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. Mindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Masters in Exercise Physiology.

Past experience includes serving as a Sports Nutritionist for the University of Florida Athletic Association, Jacksonville University, and independent work with many professional and elite athletes, weight loss counseling, & leading group nutrition seminars.

Mindy is a Board Certified as a specialist in Sports Dietetics through the American Dietetic Association. The Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) is the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the U.S. Being Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics designates specific knowledge, skills, and expertise for competency in sports dietetics practice.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Board Certified in Sports Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, Child CPR, & AED
  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Samantha Previte

RD, LD/N, CPT

Sammy joined forces with Mindy in May 2016 and together they founded: Dietitians of Palm Valley. Sammy graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Kinesiology (fitness studies). Sammy worked in the Sports Nutrition department at Penn State with all 31-varsity teams.

In addition to working in athletics, she served as a Retail Registered Dietitian for ShopRite Supermarkets in New Jersey.  She specializes in individual nutritional coaching as well as grocery store tours, corporate wellness, and nutrition workshops.  She is a certified personal trainer through NASM, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and previously served on Penn State’s Strength and Fitness Advisory Board.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified Personal Trainer—National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certificate in Training Supermarket Business and Industry Skills
  • Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management
  • CPR/AED certified

Lauren Smith

MS, RD, LD/N, CPT

Lauren is a registered dietitian who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Florida State University and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Boston University. She has served in the Sports Nutrition Department at Florida State University where she worked with athletes in all 21 varsity sports. There, she has also served as the Student Director of Wellness for Florida State’s Wellness Department where she helped run body composition and performance testing for local athletes.

Lauren has served in two outpatient programs that specialize in the treatment of eating disorders in athletes. She is specialized in working with clients regarding eating disorders, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, and weight management.

 

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • Certified Health Coach for ACE Fitness
whitney dietitians of palm valley

Whitney Hochstetler

MS, RD, LD/N

Whitney is Registered Dietitian from Ormond Beach, Florida. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida and earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from Florida State University. Whitney has worked in the Sports Nutrition Department during her time at Florida State. She also spent time working at Chip Smith Performance Systems, working with post-collegiate athletes preparing for the NFL Combine and Pro Days. Last spring she was the Performance Nutrition Intern for the Jacksonville Jaguars during OTA’s and mini camp. For the past year, Whitney has been the sports dietitian for the University of North Carolina’s Football Program.

National Certifications/Credentials

  • Master of Science in Nutrition
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Florida
  • CSSD–Eligible