MEET THE TEAM
Owner · Founder · Operator
Travis is the Founder and Owner of True Grit Fitness! He created this gym with the great intentions of merging physical fitness with mental and spiritual aspects.
"I played multiple sports growing up. I've always been active/athletic except in my early to mid 20's when I let myself go. I got up close to 200lbs (40lbs heavier than I am now) and I was in the worst shape of my life. I started turning my life around and towards Christ in my late 20's and that was about the time I found my passion in health and fitness. I'm in my 40's now and in the best shape of my life! Not only do I maintain a healthy lifestyle but I improve every year, physically and spiritually. Owning my own gym allows me to be on the front lines to follow my passion to help others in all facets of life. Come see us at True Grit Fitness!"
"Anyone can make you tired, We'll make you better." - Travis Grimm
J-MAC is the Co-Founder of True Grit Fitness and has been Travis's right hand man since day 1.
He fell in love with fitness at a young age due to wrestling all the way through college. He's been in the industry over 10 years now and can say he's definitely living out God's purpose for his life. Not only does he run classes at True Grit but he also is a Geriatric Rehabilitation Therapist at Valir Hospital in OKC. Young, old, weak, strong, short, tall....he can train them all!
"Through the lifetime of this journey... I have done it the right way and I have done it wrong way. All I can say really is ... I love ❤️ my job. I want to share my experiences and our training styles to educate the community and of course have a dance party along the way! Did I mention I love people and my goal is to train you of course, but to make sure you have a BLAST while you work out?! God has blessed me in so many ways and I can’t wait to go on this journey with Travis."
Laura is the Operations Manager of True Grit Fitness. She started as a member and shortly became a trainer. She trained classes at True Grit for 2 years before stepping into the management role. She graduated in December of 2017 with a Kinesiology/Exercise Science degree from UCO. She also has personal training clients through her company Extra Mile Personal Training.
"True Grit is truly my passion and I am so thankful to have this opportunity at a gym where it is about more than working out, it's about growing in community and faith!"
Devan is our head trainer at True Grit and also leads our Valir classes offsite. He has been with Travis and Jordan since the very beginning. He is passionate about what he does and is a great asset to the team. He takes on personal training clients as well as leads our group fitness classes. He is filled with great energy and ready to push you!
"Hey I'm Devan! I am 26 years old born and raised in Edmond, OK. I have a sports background always wanted to end in physical fitness. I love working at True Grit and so grateful that I get to work with this amazing community every day"
I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Fitness Management. I always knew fitness and weight training was my passion since high school when during football training, motivating my teammates and pushing them further motivated me to push myself more. I got more into training and making my own workouts in 2018 and through my own research, i developed a love for all things fitness and wellness.
On the weekends, I like to build Lego sets with my brother in law. Its our way of bonding. my favorite things to do in my free time would be listen to music, my taste in music always changes but consistently I like Twenty One Pilots and Logic.
"If you don't take risks, you cant create a future" - Monkey D, Luffy
Hey y'all! I'm Jessica! I've been with True Grit since it was founded. I had worked out with Travis and Jordan previously and saw a great opportunity to work under their roof and get back into the gym. I started working in child care part time during nursing school but instantly fell in love with all the "Little Gritters", and their families. When I'm not watching your kiddos, I am an RN in the NICU at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Can't wait to get to know you all and your kids!
Reagan was born and raised in small town Kansas but moved to Edmond in 2018 to obtain her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She graduated in 2022 and is our female trainer at True Grit Fitness. She has experience in manual stretching and gives recovery a whole new name at True Grit!
"I've always had a love for fitness being from an active family, but fell out of the routine and lifestyle when college got in the way...that is until I found True Grit! I was wokring on my BS in Kinesiology when I found this community. I was an intern and then got to switch sides and become a trainer after graduating! Ever since then, this place has played such a huge role in my life
social media coordinator
I was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma! I have my bachelors in Strategic Communications and social media has always been a passion. I love watching a business grow through multiple platforms. When I am not at True Grit, I am hanging with my daughter or my pack of dogs. Working for True Grit is a dream and I could not ask for a better team.