Welcome to Body and Mind Strong, 
where you can find a coach
that fits your goals!

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Our mission is to help others achieve their life, fitness and health goals in a sustainable way for long term success.


Coaching Options For Success

Here at Body and Mind Strong, our passion is helping others achieve their goals, become stronger both mentally and physically, increase their confidence, learn their own potential and gain the strength to conquer their wildest dreams.

Whether it is to conquer your first ultra-marathon, increase your physical strength, take control of your finances, find a new direction in life, gain a better relationship with foods, find a better balance in life, be more physically active or be healthier and happier, we can help!

Integrated Fitness Coaching


Fitness Coaching

Running Coaching

Integrated Financial Coaching

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"
~Maya Angelou

Meet The Coaches

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Renee Thomas


Renee is the founder of Body and Mind Strong who brings extensive experience, education and passion to help others achieve their goals and improve their lives. She has over 18 years of experience helping others achieve their goals in both healthcare, fitness and education environments. In addition, she has helped others with behavior modification since 2008 as a master level Behavioral Health Counselor. Renee is also a certified Fitness Trainer and Health Care Life coach, and recently obtained her Master's in Business Administration/Finance.

Renee has learned the importance of the connection between physical and mental health in regard to not just her own lifelong struggle with weight, but also with being happier and more content with her life.

Renee loves activities involving the outdoors like trail running, hiking and rock climbing. However, she does balance it with being a gym rat as she loves being able to see what her body is capable of doing.  Plus, increasing her strength helps improve her abilities in doing outdoor activities and just feeling overall healthier.

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David Doran

aka: D-Rexx

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Dave is an honorably retired Army Warrant officer who has coached, mentored, and motivated individuals and teams towards their greatest potential for over 15 years. In other words, he has been leading people to move faster and farther and then fight harder for a long time. 

Dave seeks out and enjoys challenges of all types. He borrows from his wife's background in mental health and coaching to help think his way around, over, and through challenges. Dave has run a variety of distance ranging from a 5K to 250 miles, which also includes timed races like 8 hours and 24 hours, as well as Last Person Standing. 

PS. Dave has done a lot of stupid things and not died yet, so we can deduce that safety is imperative to his methodology.

Dave's Certifications include: UESCA Running Coach, U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer and U.S. Army Combative Level II. Major influences include Dr. Sean Reardon, Ian Sharman and the Army Doctrine.

Email: coach.drexx@gmail.com

Having a Connection with Your Coach

We believe having a good connection with your coach is just as important as the skill level of your coach. In our experience in working with others, we have found having some kind of connection increases the chance of success. If you are interested in any of our programs, contact us for your free 15-minute consultation session to see how we can help you achieve your goals and if we will be a good fit for each other.