Meet Our Team

Jaime Rothermich - Partner & President

B.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition (Medical Dietetics emphasis), RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS

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With over 15 years of personal training and nutrition, 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"

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Rothermich is married to wife Jennifer, and lives in St. Charles with their three kids. He is one of only four dietitians in Missouri to be a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. He is also an avid runner, recently completing two full marathons (Chicago 2012 - 3:02, Boston, 2013 - 3:13).

Tony Muyco - Partner & Director of Training

BS in Nutrition & Fitness (Exercise Physiology emphasis), NSCA, CSCS

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Tony Muyco has over ten years of personal training, testing/evaluation, and program prescription 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.

"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 the Central West End with their two children.

Patrick McDermott - Partner, Trainer & Program Designer

BS in Exercise Science

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 five 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.

Originally from Columbia, IL, Patrick now lives in South St. Louis with his wife Megan and their dog Maci.

Ryan Page - Partner, Trainer & Program Designer

BS in Exercise Science, 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.

A former competitive athlete himself, Ryan had a successful career playing on the Midwest Zone Water Polo Team. Currently, he lives with his wife Jaime in South St. Louis County.


Eddie Barrett - Trainer

BS in Exercise Science, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

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.