MEET THE TEAM

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TRAVIS GRIMM

Owner · Founder · Operator

I was born and raised in Oklahoma, and this is where I plan to stay! No kids, never married, but I do have a beautiful yellow lab named Charlie (the gym mascot).

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 38 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

JORDAN MCGUIRE

Co-owner

J-MAC” here! I was born and raised in Edmond for the most part. HUGE family guy! I got into wrestling when I was 4 years old and all the way through college, so being in peak physical condition has been pretty much routine in my life. I went to college for sports medicine while also becoming group fitness certified. 

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.

"There is a right way to achieve ultimate physical fitness... it’s True Grit Fitness. WE WILL MAKE YOU BETTER!" 
- Jordan McGuire

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LAURA MILES

Operations manager

Hey, fam, I'm Laura! Cool thing about me is I was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the USA when I was 2 years old. I have lived in Oklahoma for 5 years now. I went to high school in Branson, Missouri where I was a dancer and singer for 10 years before I found my love for fitness. I graduated in December of 2017 with a Kinesiology/Exercise Science degree from UCO.

I have trained many athletes and adults during my education. 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!

-"You can't break a women that seeks her happiness from God."

DEVAN BARGER

Head Trainer

Hi, my name is Devan Barger! I am 24 years old and the youngest of the trainers. I grew up playing sports, so I was a very active kid. I’ve been a certified trainer for about 3 years now. I’m very new to the game, but I’m always learning new ways to become better. Being around sports my whole life gave me a lot of discipline for working hard and earning everything that I have. That being said, I am very humble and blessed to be apart of something as great as True Grit! 

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JAKOB CARLSON

Trainer

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

JESSICA PENNINGTON

Childcare

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!

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REAGAN CRICHTON

Trainer

Heyo fit fam! My name is Regan Crichton, I was born and raised in small town Kansas! But I ventured out and moved to Edmond in 2018 to obtain my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Roll Chos!! I am working towards my personal training certificate but currently do one on one stretching sessions! When I'm not at the gym I am at home relaxing with my fur baby Louis or out exploring the city!

CASSIDY MEEKS

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.

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