UNITY Fitness started as a realization, the realization that sports & fitness has the power to unite people. Whether to win a championship, set a personal record, or even cheer on a team, people come together regardless of race, politics, or beliefs to achieve a common goal. In a world so divided, sports & fitness has the power to bring people together. The philanthropy aspect also started with a realization. The realization that sports and fitness have a unique way of providing opportunity. Opportunity for people to reach their fullest potential, opportunity to have incredible experiences, and the opportunity to live a fuller, healthier life. UNITY fitness is a way to provide opportunity both through training and through donating to other organizations that foster opportunity for others.
Founder and Head Trainer, Mike Turner, grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland and his entire life has been heavily focused around sports & fitness. From playing football, basketball, and lacrosse through High-School, to eventually playing football at a collegiate level for Cornell University, where he studied Applied Economics. After college, though his playing days were over, the love for sports and fitness never died and he thought long and hard about how he could intertwine his love for sports & fitness with his educational background in business and a passion for philanthropy. Roughly two years after graduating, he developed the idea of UNITY Fitness and decided to earn his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).