The dap difference
At Dynamic Athletic Performance, we believe that with perseverance and commitment, anyone can achieve their desired fitness results. Our staff is committed to providing personalized training to help people of all fitness abilities and athletic skill levels reach their potential. We are always looking for new ways to improve our fitness programs and offer our clients the best of what's available in the sports performance, health, and fitness industries.
Not everyone's fitness journey is the same. But, one thing that all athletic people have in common is that they work hard and train to be great. By taking an individualized approach to training, the coaches at DAP provide a training experience that is both engaging and personal to bring out the athlete in everyone.
When it comes to athletic performance, a great trainer makes all the difference in the world. The staff at Dynamic Athletic Performance are experienced and certified professionals that can help you take your fitness to the next level. We believe that athletes and those serious about getting fit learn in 3 different ways: doing, watching, and hearing. We incorporate all three of these aspects into our personalized coaching programs.
Coach Mike Ruth, owner and SPORTS PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
Coach Mike Ruth grew up in Cape Coral, Florida. Upon graduating from Cape Coral High School, he attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia. While attending Averett, he was a 4 year letter winner on the football team while also serving the role as team captain during his senior season. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Medicine/Wellness. Averett provided him the opportunity to work with Dr. Lee Burton, Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen. Coach Mike started his career at Velocity Sports Performance (now Total Athletic Performance) in Naples, Florida in 2007. While there, he was able to learn from one of the best in the Sport Performance business, Derek Touchette. Through working in Naples, Coach Ruth had the privilege of working with many future NFL stars, professional baseball players and many more aspiring athletes at every age and skill level. Coach Mike is a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also working towards being a Sports Performance coach through USA Weightlifting and being certified to conduct the Functional Movement Screen. Coach Mike’s philosophy is to educate athletes on basic movement skills, install the foundations of proper lifting techniques and to prevent injuries before they happen.
Raymond N. Agostino, PT, DPT | AGOSTINO ATHLETICS
Raymond Agostino was born and raised in Southwest Florida and is fortunate to continue to call this area home. He is the owner of Agostino Athletics, LLC, and takes great pride in having the opportunity to serve the needs of his local community. Raymond earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015, and since then, he has helped young athletes recover from injury, improve performance, and avoid aches and pains, so that they can continue performing the activities that they love. Raymond is an avid runner and loves to compete in various events throughout the community, including five half marathons and numerous 5K races. Raymond is also the official physical therapist for GPS Florida West, the premier youth soccer club in Southwest Florida.
ELIZABETH RUTH, office manageR, dap wellness COACH
Married to Coach Mike, Elizabeth provides a helping hand with all aspects of Dynamic Athletic Performance. From customer service to billing questions, Elizabeth loves helping DAP clients enhance their experience while attending the facility. Elizabeth is also the head of DAP Wellness. From wellness education to healthy-lifestyle encouragement, DAP Wellness provides the resources necessary to live the life you want while teaching your family to do the same. DAP Wellness focuses on providing information with the #dappoweredmama in mind.
carmella westran, boot camp mamas
Carmella Westran is the Co-Founder & Lead Instructor for Boot Camp Mamas. She was born and raised in Cape Coral, FL. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Florida Gulf Coast University. After 8 years of being COO at a local business, she decided to change paths and get licensed as an Insurance Representative, giving her the opportunity to spend more time with her 2 beautiful daughters. In 2018, she received her certification from AFAA as a Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching ever since. Carmella’s passion for fitness and healthy living has never been stronger than now and she always strives to be the best encourager to those around her during her classes at Boot Camp Mamas.
Coach Zak Teachout, Teach Fitness
Zak Teachout is a certified personal trainer specializing in functional strength training, nutrition, and weight loss. His own experience with weight loss has given him valuable insight when it comes to coaching his clients. “I was obese most of my life. I lived a sedentary lifestyle and turned to food for comfort. Weighing 350 at my heaviest, I was eating myself to death. But 130 pounds ago, I decided to put down the pizza and pick up the barbell. Fitness saved my life. It has helped me find my smile, my drive, and my zen.” Zak has since turned his passion into a career, helping people to find their smile and confidence through fitness. “The most exciting part of my day is being a part of your success story, whether it’s improving balance and range of motion, or fitting into that old pair of jeans. That's why I do what I do!”
Zak’s Credentials Include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, FMS Level 1
COACH LUKE SPANGLER, ASSISTANT COACH
A former Cape Coral High School and the University of Miami baseball player, Coach Luke brings a unique skill set to the Dynamic Athletic Performance facility. Patient and hard-working, Coach Luke believes in dedication taking you to the next level of your peak athletic performance.
Dynamic Athletic Performance is located at 1490 NE Pine Island Road, Unit 6A-B, Cape Coral, Florida 33909. Our facility operates group training programs, personal training sessions and team trainings. Offsite team trainings are available upon request.