Welcome to Freedom Fitness Personal Training
Led by Derek - Master Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, & Rehab Exercise Specialist

Personal Training

Get in the best shape of your life and learn proper form, effective workouts, and optimal nutrition tips.

Competition Prep

Get prepared to compete with nutrition coaching, posing routines, supplement options, and more.

Why Freedom Fitness?

A new and refreshing take on the standard gym, Freedom Fitness is a semi-private gym with a pinch of gritty, and without the high enrollment fees and typical nonsense. This is the place to find locals interested in a true fitness centered lifestyle (there are many training and other programs to choose from) or you can just take advantage of our state-of-the-art machines. No matter if you're just starting out or you've been training for years; our practical approach to moderate to hard core workouts will have you truly discovering we have just the right thing for every member who joins our unique facility. Whether you’re looking for weight loss and strength gains or hoping to pursue your professional bodybuilding dreams, we’ve got you covered with a system of support and expertise.

Everyone has their go to excuses for not becoming their healthiest self, when you walk through our dor we help you remove each and every excuse from your mindset and replace them with untapped excitement for your new life that starts today!

Increase Strength

Confident Perspective

Healthy Lifestyle

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Let us help you find an answer.

A: The best time to start is now. Easing into a proper workout routine will allow your body time to adjust to the change.

A: We offer personal one-on-one training, group training, on-line / virtual personal training, nutrition coaching, contest prep, posing routine training, stretch sessions, massage, cupping & ART sessions, boot camp classes, and more.

A: Our certified coaches customize plans that are safe and that are geared towards every specific client and that client's age, goals, experience, etc.

A: There are so many benefits to working out, including, increased confidence, decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, increased strength, increased flexibility, decreased stress, increased metabolic health, and more.

A: Our certified coaches customize plans for every single person that takes into account their experience, age, health, goals, and more. Training is for everyone.

A: Everyone has different goals and therefore different timelines. We help train men and women of all ages and all fitness expertise levels, we've training people who are just starting out and have never competed before. We've also trained people who compete regularly and have their pro card. We train amateurs and professionals. Each person's experience and goals play a role in their preparation time.

A: Gaining muscle will make you more metabolically healthy.

A: Our semi-private, personal training studio, gym is located on the Space Coast, in Melbourne, Florida. We have clients from surrounding areas in Brevard and Indian River County that come to train with us - Melbourne, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Viera, Titusville, Port Canaveral, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Satellite Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, and more!

A Little About Us

& what we offer through Freedom Fitness.

We are Derek & Bridget Pelletier, we are the owners of Freedom Fitness of FL!

From Bridget:

Derek always dreamed of owning a gym (me, not so much) but we opened Raise the Bar in 2017 & in January 2022 we officially became Freedom Fitness (it was the perfect opportunity to rebrand with our new location, to give us a completely fresh start!) In 2023, we moved away from the standard gym operation and opened a semi-private personal training studio that would allow Derek to focus on what he is truly passionate about.

Derek is a nationally qualified body builder, he has competed for the last 10 years and truly loves the sport. He offers in-person & online training, as well as contest prep & customized nutrition plans. He’s completely in charge of our training department, and has worked really hard to build a great team of trainers. I (Bridget) truly enjoy getting to know our members and I can honestly say I’ve made some amazing lifelong friends in our members/instructors/employees!

We have SEVEN children, ages 9-25! 4 boys & 3 girls and they are all very active in sports so that keeps us pretty busy when we aren’t at the gym!

We also have a small “farm”, we currently own 9 dogs, 4 goats, 7 chickens, 2 bearded dragons, a cat, a chameleon, a snake & a rat! 😬

We love/live the fitness lifestyle, and we have been lucky enough to have so many people support our dream & become part of our FF family. Our goal has always been to provide a positive, inviting, & family-like environment! When you walk through the door you will always be greeted with a smile! We hope you find the inspiration you need to reach your goals while at FF!

If you ever have any issues or questions please speak to one of us directly and we will make sure it’s handled appropriately. Thank you all so much for being part of our Freedom Fitness family!

"The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to conquer."

- Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7-time Mr Olympia

"The real workout starts when you want to stop."

- Ronnie Coleman, 8-time Mr Olympia

“Forget failure. Forget Mistakes. Forget Everything, except what you’re going to do now. And do it.”

- Lou Ferrigno, 2-time Mr Universe

"Winners do what they fear."

- Franco Columbu, 2-time Mr Olympia

"If you want something you’ve never had before, you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before."

- Phil Heath, 4-time Mr Olympia

"Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours."

- Flex Lewis, 3-time Olympia Champion

"Victory isn’t defined by wins and losses, it’s defined by effort."

- Kai Greene, IFBB Professional Bodybuilder.

Free Consultation

Try out Freedom Fitness today, with no risks and no commitments!

CALL: 321.249.2174

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!

  • Embrace Your Health & Feel Amazing
  • Train For a Show With The Pros
  • Get In The Shape of Your Life
  • Convenient Virtual Coaching From Anywhere
  • 1-on-1 In-Person Training Sessions
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Personalized Nutrition Coaching
  • New Friends Await You at Freedom Fitness!

Our Services

Check out some of our services below. More coming soon!


  • Amateurs & Pros
  • Men & Women
  • In-Person
  • Online / Virtual


  • Amateurs & Pros
  • Men & Women
  • Posing Routines
  • Supplement Options


  • Amateurs & Pros
  • Men & Women
  • Customized Meal Plans
  • Weight Loss Tips


See what our clients have to say!


Melanie M.

"My experience with Derek so far has been awesome! I feel great and can see some changes in my body. Derek is very flexible with his schedule and has gone above and beyond to accommodate mine. He is very knowledgeable in his field and has been able to help me with many of my questions and my problem areas. Overall this has been a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to Derek helping me achieve my goals!"

Donald R.

"Derek is a great trainer in so many ways not only does he make sure your doing everything properly to get the most out of each exercise he is a great teacher as well and very educated in his field. I came to Derek and I had type 2 diabetes and was on high blood pressure meds. He completely changed my life and got me off my meds and was within normal range again my Dr. Was so impressed... I was losing fat as I was building muscle I was amazed at how I was changing..."

Matthew L.

"I hired Derek because it is hard to find a balanced trainer with 20 years of experience with multiple training strategys and licences. If you want a trainer to listen to your needs and work with you to build a long term strategy he is your guy. If you want a rookie straight out of certification he's not, trust me there is a difference."

Justin B.

"I am very happy with my custom training program experience. Derek is extremely knowledgeable and stays on top of my routine and future goals as if they were his own. If you're searching for a new body image, superior health, and you want results fast... Derek is your guy!"

Bridget M.

"Derek has been a godsend for me. He has helped me to significantly improve my overall health & fitness level. He is full of information regarding nutrition and has completely customized my training routine to help me reach my specific goals. He pushes me through my work outs when I don't think I can push myself any more. He is always encouraging me and helping me stay on track."


  • 310 North Wickham Road, Unit 107, Melbourne, FL
  • 321 249 2174
  • freedomfitfl@gmail.com

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