Meet Our Team

Michael Platt : Owner

Michael Platt

Owner

mplatt@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I was beat and bloody in a professional wrestling match.
I hosted a sports talk show.
I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Take your best guess and ask Michael.

Tamie and Michael Platt are entrepreneurs who have built Marketing and Fitness related businesses in Kansas City, Las Vegas and now West Palm Beach. Having lived in downtown WPB since 2009 and having been members of Ultima Downtown for nearly as long, Michael and Tamie own a large advertising and marketing company in Kansas City (www.plattform.com) as well as Personal Training schools throughout the country with headquarters located in Las Vegas.
“As members of this community, we are committed to helping the West Palm Beach area become a pillar of health and wellness. We look forward to serving the community through Ultima’s fitness and wellness programming as well as providing a world-class facility and world-class customer service.”

Tamie Platt : Owner

Tamie Platt

Owner

tplatt@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I dated and kissed Bruce Springsteen.
I held a walk on role on The Desperate Housewives.
I studied abroad in Italy.

Take your best guess and ask Tamie.

Tamie and Michael Platt are entrepreneurs who have built Marketing and Fitness related businesses in Kansas City, Las Vegas and now West Palm Beach. Having lived in downtown WPB since 2009 and having been members of Ultima Downtown for nearly as long, Michael and Tamie own a large advertising and marketing company in Kansas City (www.plattform.com) as well as Personal Training schools throughout the country with headquarters located in Las Vegas.
“As members of this community, we are committed to helping the West Palm Beach area become a pillar of health and wellness. We look forward to serving the community through Ultima’s fitness and wellness programming as well as providing a world-class facility and world-class customer service.”

Pete Pietrini : Managing Partner & Certified Personal Trainer

Pete Pietrini

Managing Partner & Certified Personal Trainer

ppietrini@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I have played semi-pro basketball
I have a twin brother
I have zip lined in Costa Rica

Take your best guess and ask Pete.

Employing over 10 years of physical fitness study and instruction, Pete’s training philosophy is to evaluate each client’s needs based on their goals, capabilities and preferences. The result of this personalized approach is a comprehensive and sustainable wellness program developed from a variety of disciplines that integrate mind, body and spirit to achieve a balanced set of lifestyle habits.

Michael Roca : Membership Director

Michael Roca

Membership Director

mroca@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I once swam with Great white sharks

I started playing the piano when I was 6 years old

I once when zip-lining in Mexico and chickened out last minute

Take your best guess and ask Michael.

Mike was born in Mt. Kisco, New York. Been in the health club industry for over 20 years. Attended and graduated Palm Beach School of the arts. Majored in Piano. Being in the fitness industry isn't his only full time job, he is also a full time Dad.

Jason Cartwright : Personal Training Sales Director

Jason Cartwright

Personal Training Sales Director

jcartwright@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths One Lie:

I can hit a baseball 400+ feet

I can slam dunk.

My best squat was 500 lbs.

Take your best guess and ask Jason.

Jason received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2010 with a concentration in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in Massachusetts while completing his internship at the University of Hartford in Connecticut working as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level. In 2011, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association which requires a Bachelor’s Degree and is considered the gold standard in the industry. After college Jason has worked as a trainer around Cape Cod and in Boston Massachusetts. His clients have been athletes, pre/post natal, pre/post rehab, special populations, and significant weight loss stories of 50lbs or more. Jason made the change to move to Florida in October of 2015 and is thrilled to be part of Ultima team.

Fitness accomplishments: 2012 Ruckus challenge, 2013 Warrior Dash

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Pre/Post Natal Certified through Annette Lang

B.S in Applied Exercise Science – Springfield College, MA

Nick Hasson : Certified Personal Trainer & Camp Ultima Instructor

Nick Hasson

Certified Personal Trainer & Camp Ultima Instructor

nhasson@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I’ve driven over 20 different types of sports cars.
I went drinking with Tiger Woods.
I’ve trained Miami Dolphin’s running back Reggie Bush.

Take your best guess and ask Nick.

After taking a nutrition/weight training class in high school, I realized my extreme interest in weight training and healthy living. After graduating in 2004, I began weight training very seriously and realized that the health and wellness field was my calling. During the summer of 2005, I acquired my Certified Personal Training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and started working as a personal trainer at Ibis Golf and Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Over the past six years I have become a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist allowing me to help clients fix postural distortions, improve flexibility and produce safe movement patterns to prevent future injury. In addition, I am a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist which allows me to work with a wide variety of sport specific individuals including but not limited to, tennis and golf, improving balance, speed, agility, quickness and endurance. I am very passionate about my work and base each client’s program solely on their specific goals and needs. I am a firm believer that starting a program with a strong foundation and progressing as necessary is the key to producing strong yet safe results. I like to use a wide variety of exercises and program designs to ensure a fun and exciting training program that my clients will enjoy and give them the results they are looking for. I feel that my extreme passion for the health and wellness field gives me great insight and knowledge to help each client reach their goals!

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Eian Gosselin : Front Desk Manager

Eian Gosselin

Front Desk Manager

egosselin@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

His eyebrow turned white when he hit 20.
He was valedictorian of his graduating class.
He was 5'6 his Freshman year of high school.

Take your best guess and ask Eian.

Eian got into the fitness through sports. He enjoys working in the fitness industry because everyone is generally happy when they enter and leave. His hobbies include playing basketball, football, kickball and any other physical competitive sports. Although most of his work background is in the food industry he's always wanted to be able to help people achieve their fitness goals and feel good about themselves.

Jennifer  Deridder : Operations Manager

Jennifer Deridder

Operations Manager

jderidder@ultimadowntown.com

Two Truths & One Lie:

I was once 50 lbs heavier than I am now.
I have been to all 50 states in the US.
I was in a rap video.

Take your best guess and ask Jennifer.

Jennifer was born in West Palm Beach where she grew up with her Mother and 4 siblings. She graduated from Sanaluces High School in 2011 and started college 2 years later with a major in crime scene investigation. She soon realized that career path was not for her and later decided she would pursue her true passion, law. She is currently enrolled at Palm Beach State College where she takes paralegal and business law courses. She first joined the Ultima family after her sister, Kristen, started working there. She quickly grew to love the members and employees, and decided to take her own fitness goals more seriously. She is now participating in Ultima's Jump Start program and with the results she is already seeing she looks forward to the healthier person she's becoming thanks to Ultima Fitness!