Trainers - UST Personal Training

Jared Burgess

Since entering the fitness profession in 2004, Jared Burgess has been featured in numerous fitness magazines, both as a columnist and as a model. His dedication to his field have led him to becoming a calendar cover model, working with Miss Olympia Cory Everson, as well as numerous television and film appearances! All these experiences have led Jared to opening UST Personal Training (Underground South Tampa) in 2006 with a goal to help members of his community achieve greater health and fitness! UST prides itself on creative methods of training that continually diversify exercise routines to keep the mind and body constantly unaware of what is to come. It is a hybrid style of training that confuses the body, burns fat and builds muscle. Routines are based upon principles of suspension training, cross training, strength training, Pilates, core training, boot camp training, and cardiovascular training. All while be conducting in a luxury setting in which each client trains in their own completely private fitness room.

Marja Blitz

Marja Blitz has loved exercising since she was a little girl. She got her first set of weights at the age of 8 and has been working out ever since. As her passion for a healthy lifestyle grew, she knew she had to share her experience and knowledge with others.

After earning a degree in exercise science from the University of South Florida in 1995, Marja spent the next 15 years sharing her enthusiasm and teaching abilities with clients throughout Tampa Bay. These skills and knowledge are continually demonstrated with her clients at UST Personal Training each session

Marja’s personality and individualized training programs have won her the admiration and respect of her clients, primarily because she integrates tailored nutritional advice and emotional tools with physical training to help you reach your health, weight and strength goals. Marja trains a wide range of clientele, from beginners, through accident and illness clients, on to Tampa’s top athletes. No matter where you currently are in your path to better health and fitness, Marja can assist you!

“Helping others reach their fitness goals and feel good about themselves again is the most rewarding part of my life.” -Marja BlitzIn life away from the gym, Marja spends time with her husband, Marty Blitz, serves as part of the leadership team in her BNI chapter, the Profit Pros, and is active in Christ the King church. She is also a member of the AFAA  the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.

Marja is a valued member of UST Personal Training Studio, helping to make up a skilled group of trainers!Take the first step to improving your health and fitness and contact Marja now!

Jimmy Crowley III

With experience in the fitness industry since 2016 as a former collegiate football player and former United States Marine, Jimmy Crowley III decided to take his knowledge and experience, and serve others with their own personal fitness journeys! Incorporating methods of strength and cardiovascular training, paired with his real life training as a marine, Jimmy has a direct improvement on the lives of his clients; assisting them on becoming the best versions of themselves. Training in an exclusive one on one environment at UST allows Jimmy to focus fully on the specific goals of each individual client. Creating individualized fitness and nutrition lans for each client, regardless of their initial fitness level or experience, and keeping his clients focused and motivated as they surpass their initial goals. Jimmy has a strong and dedicated approach to his clients, paired with unmatched care and attention to detail, that easily make him the best trainer to assist you in your fitness journey!

Phil Hughes

Phil is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach, who started his fitness journey over 20 years ago, when he transformed himself by embracing a fit lifestyle. After adding over 40 pounds of muscle to his frame as a lifetime natural athlete, he found himself standing in front of the camera as a fitness model shooting for such organizations as American Crew and International Male.

Whether you’re prepping for a contest, getting ready for a photo shoot or if you just want to improve your health and fitness while looking and feeling your best, Phil’s extensive experience can help you exceed your fitness goals. UST’s private personalized training facility, combined with Phil’s effective and efficient workouts lead to a long list of satisfied clients.  Experience this for yourself, contact us now and let Phil be your guide!