Meet Our Team
Jaime Rothermich - Partner & President
B.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition (Medical Dietetics emphasis), RD, CSSD, LD, PPSC, CSCS
With 20+ years of personal training and nutrition experience, Jaime Rothermich has worked with a wide variety of clients with a wide variety of needs. For Rothermich, it's all about the body's ability to heal itself with the appropriate balance of nutrition, exercise and rest.
"Most of our new clients don't understand their potential until we develop and implement a customized game plan for their specific needs," says Rothermich. "After a few short weeks they begin to feel changes in energy, strength, flexibility, body composition and overall health. From here, motivation increases and becomes their new found pathway to health and vitality."
Rothermich is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition (emphasis in Medical Dietetics). He is a Registered Dietitian, licensed in Missouri, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and is also certified by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
His home is in St. Charles, MO where he lives with his wife Jennifer and their three kids.
Tony Muyco - Partner & Director of Training
BS in Nutrition & Fitness (Exercise Physiology emphasis), NSCA, PPSC, CSCS
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Tony Muyco III, CSCS has over 17 years of personal training, testing/evaluation, and program design experience. From business professionals and pro athletes to kids and pre/post-natal moms, Muyco's specialty is adapting training to the unique needs of the trainee based on understanding needs and body type through testing & evaluation with the goal to improve functional strength, stability, flexibility, and overall better quality of life.
"It's all about customization," says Muyco. "No two bodies are the same. My job is to craft and implement a customized game plan based on each client, his/her goals and his/her body. And that's our simple secret to maximizing results."
Muyco was born in the Philippines, but has lived in the St. Louis area since the age of 5. Married to wife Amanda, the two reside in Kirkwood with their 3 children.
Patrick McDermott - Partner, Trainer & Program Designer
BS in Exercise Science, PPSC
Patrick graduated from Missouri Valley College (Magna Cum Laude) with a degree in Exercise Science. While at college, Patrick also captained the men's basketball team, capturing All-Conference and Academic All-American honors.
Today, Patrick has over ten years of personal training experience, having helped a wide range of clientele ranging from high-performance athletes to wellness & weight loss clients of all ages. Aside from his training responsibilities with Functional Elements, Patrick plays an integral role in testing/evaluation/program design - core components of the Functional Elements foundation.
"Life can be heavy," says Patrick. "That's why we lift."
Patrick now lives in Columbia, IL with his wife Megan, son Maddox and their dog Maci.
Ryan Page - Partner, Trainer & Program Designer
BS in Exercise Science, PPSC, CSCS, TPI Certified Professional
From training business professionals and pro athletes to kids and pre/post-natal moms, Ryan brings a plethora of testing, training and program design experience to the Functional Elements team. Beginning his training career in 2009 after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Exercise Science, he later accumulated CSCS certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) and used his vast knowledge to help countless clients reach their fitness goals.
Ryan is also one of a highly limited group of trainers to have TPI certification from the Titleist Performance Institute. TPI training focuses exclusively on improving the efficiency of golf swings by assessment, evaluation, applicable exercise prescription, and training execution. 22 of the top 35 golf professionals in the world are advised by a TPI Certified Professional.
Eddie Barrett - Trainer
BS in Exercise Science, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, PPSC
Eddie Barrett is a graduate of Truman State University. He's the newest member of our FE training team, but his credentials and passion for helping clients are a perfect fit.
Eddie is an ACSM Certified Physiologist with a BS in Exercise Science and a minor in business administration. During his college career he was a 4-year varsity track and field athlete, specializing in sprint events.
Eddie has wanted to be a personal trainer since the seventh grade and has spent the vast majority of his educational career pursuing his passion. Understanding the concepts behind improved body composition, aerobic capacity, strength, mobility and athleticism are all key pillars of his training philosophy. But it’s not just about the short term with Eddie ... he thrives on helping clients implement a sustainable, long-term training plan that yields their healthiest self possible.