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Our mission is to provide you with the best gym experience with the most knowledgeable staff Gig Harbor has to offer.

Our gym is open 24 hours to members with nearly 6,000 square feet of newly remodeled space.
We offer month to month/yearly memberships, weekly classes, strength training series, a designated strength & studio room, seminars, events and premiere equipment.

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MEET OUR COACHES

Phil Ruscigno
Phil RuscignoGeneral Manager

As someone who has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years, I have seen a lot of fads come and go. However, the one constant theme has always been the desire for results. It does not matter the modality you prefer or chose to utilize, results are the goal. When people invest their time and resources into fitness they want to see positive changes in energy levels, strength, body composition, etc. 

No matter what method you chose, everyone will reach plateaus during their fitness journey. I have always prided myself on being a plateau breaker. I utilize a variety of methods because consistent results are never the result of a boilerplate training program. That is exactly the attitude and drive I bring to Gig Harbor Strength and Fitness as the General Manager. We will make sure we have a trainer to fit your needs and goals, no matter what they may be. We will break through all plateaus and achieve YOUR goals while nurturing a small family of members resulting in a gym environment unlike any you have ever experienced. Results are the key and we are here to provide them for you. I look forward to partnering with you in your fitness journey.
Dimitri Melnyk
Dimitri Melnyk

After my divorce, I took a look in the mirror and did not recognize who I was looking at. I weighed well over four hundred pounds and was very unhappy. After much debate, finally, I walked into the doors of my local gym and thankfully changed my life. During my fitness journey, I lost over a hundred thirty pounds, 3  shirt sizes and four pant sizes.

I learned a great deal about who I was. I  found myself again.During that time I decided to become a personal trainer to help other people of all ages and fitness levels accomplish the same and if not better goals than I did.. basically give back what fitness gave to me which was a second chance at a better life.

I have been fortunate enough in my young career as a Personal Trainer to work with individuals ranging in age from 14 years to 101 years old. I find that the most rewarding work I do comes from helping our elderly community. Anybody can train an athlete or a younger adult.  But you give mobility, balance, and strength back to a 100-year-old with a walker and you’ve made a massive impact on their life… Age is but a number. Strength… well strength is UNIVERSAL!

Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle has been my goal and the main focus for the last 4 years. I first came into Gig Harbor strength and fitness in late 2016. The gym was new and different from any other gym I had been in, I knew immediately this is where I wanted to train.

Soon after starting I was introduced to a few people looking for help with their training. After a few months with a couple different clients, I have realized that watching people overcome their internal struggles along with physical limitations is more rewarding than any amount of money. The quality of one’s life can be improved so dramatically through simple movements, a healthy diet and the will to do so. I’m making it my goal to help as many people as I can reach a higher quality of life.

Strength is Universal

Nobody ever said, “I’m too Strong”

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