about trodo

trotó is a greek word that means vulnerability. to achieve great things, you must first have the courage to put yourself out there, to be vulnerable.

vulnerability is a trait that can be cultivated by anyone. it's is a mentality of trial that confidently and calmly risks failure in the pursuit of progress, often built on the foundation of a supporting community. the grit developed through a life-long commitment to vulnerability elevates our self-worth and quality of life. get uncomfortable, you can only get better because of it.

what we do

we elevate people potential by building fitness communities at work and in schools, and by delivering life-changing events that inspire and include athletes across all fitness levels. 

team trodo

the core of the chicago functional fitness community.

team trodo creates the conditions for magic to happen at trodo games events several times per year. they are hand picked from across the chicagoland area because of their passion for fitness and their belief that we are stronger together. our red shirts create a unique one-of-a-kind experience where athletes across all fitness levels have a chance to put themselves out there as a community, in team-based events, in a safe supportive environment truly created to include everyone. you might see your grandma could be in the trodo games, or even a regional athlete, and both are sure to reach their own intensity level and have an incredible time. the games are always magical, and for many athletes, it's truly a life changing experience. 

tiffaney florentine, founder

she's a veteran, ex-management consultant, fitness enthusiast on a mission to help millions of people become the best versions of themselves through fitness and community.

tiffaney has had the opportunity to impact health through strategic health care management consulting, personal training, through small groups via functional fitness coaching. she has found that that the key to changing health in the united states is to leverage the power of community, social influence and functional fitness by meeting people where they are emotionally and financially, at work and in school.

the days of checking the corporate wellness box are over. we need a more robust, impactful approach that works. functional fitness focused on fun, intensity and progress, combined with a focus on soft tissue care and mobility to get people into functional positions without pain will shift the u.s. population away from sickness and towards health.

tiffaney is tenacious about changing the world by building and managing thousands of functional fitness facilities within workplaces and schools to change millions of people's lives. 

experience

  • 4 years experience at trodo; corporate fitness facility and program management, fitness event management, and customer engagement consulting and research within functional fitness gyms. 
  • 5 years of management consulting experience; deloitte, ernst & young and gallup consulting
  • 6 years serving in the united states air force and served in the central intelligence agency
  • mba in strategy and healthcare management and bsba from the ohio state university
  • crossfit level 1 trainer, crossfit kids and nasm certifications
  • the starrett mobility 101 and 102 certifications
  • american gladiator contender and finalist
  • lululemon ambassador

susan thomas, party guru

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she's a mission driven, ex-collegiate soccer athlete, mba, social media ninja, trodo experience guru that brings unwavering inspiration, humor, joy and expertise to change lives every day. 

susan's desire to serve others is incredible and unwavering. she's all about helping people become the best version of themselves. susan delivers a life-changing functional fitness program, and serves individuals 1:1 through goal setting and by teaching mobility tactics to empower athletes to resolve common aches and pains. she's the first trodo coach at the freedman seating flagship facility. she's all in and fired up to build her career, and the trodo brand to expand the trodo love to thousands of workplaces to build millions of trodo athletes! she brings incredible humor, inspiration and the passion to the trodo family. 

  • 2 years, marketing and communications, lewis university
  • 5 years, soccer coach, skills first soccer
  • 2 years, resident assistant, lewis university
  • the starrett mobility 101 and 102 certifications
  • crossfit level 1 trainer

 

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