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Alex PirleciOwner/Head Coach
Originally from Romania, Alex has been a sports fanatic since he can remember, starting with boxing and kickboxing at a young age before discovering rugby when he was 12. His passion for the sport led Alex to play professional rugby in Romania with the Buzau Oaks for five years, ultimately winning the Senior’s National Division Championship.

Sports performance has always been important to Alex, who has worked as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and sports nutritionist for both professional athletes and the everyday gym warrior. His commitment to his own health and fitness has led Alex to help others live healthier, leaner, and more energetic lives.

    • Favorite exercise: Kickboxing
    • Favorite cheat meal: Burger
    • Favorite motivational quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
    • Favorite thing to do in Portland: Enjoy the great local food!
    • When I’m not in the gym, you’ll find me: working in commercial real estate or spending time with my family


      • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science
      • NSCA-CPT
      • PN LVL 2 Nutrition Coach Certification
      • SFG1- Kettlebell Coach
      • Metabolic Analytics Coach – Charles Poliquin
      • PPSC – Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification
      • Trained under nutrition, sports performance, and rehab industry leaders including Charles Poliquin, Andre Benoit, Dr. Robert Donatelli, Dr. John Berrardi, and more

Areas of Expertise

Strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, weight loss, sports nutrition, weight loss nutrition, biomechanics

Daniel Moldoveanu
Daniel MoldoveanuPersonal Trainer
My name is Daniel Moldoveanu, I am a fighter and a coach. I started being involved in martial arts in 1999 and since 2002 it has been strictly Kickboxing. I have won the title of National Champion at every age bracket as I was growing up, in all Kickboxing styles and rulesets. I also won international medals under WAKO Federation.

In 2015, I started coaching so I could share the wonderful world of kickboxing with others. The athletes I have coached so far have won numerous national titles in multiple age groups and weight brackets.

Among my students you’ll find people from all walks of life, not just kids or athletes. I am an engineer myself and many of my peers have joined my training. Whether you’re a child, engineer, teacher, firefighter, nurse, or you just want to better yourself, I can help you do it!

Florin Serban
Florin SerbanPersonal Trainer
Andrei Capatana
Andrei CapatanaPersonal Trainer
Andrei is a passionate certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor from Bucharest, Romania who uses a combination of HIIT, metabolic training, and some of the best muscular hypertrophy methods with his clients. He started swimming at the age of 5 and then got involved with soccer, basketball, and track and field. Andrei ended up in the gym enjoying fitness and bodybuilding at the age of 18. Since 2012, he’s been helping the general person as well as professional athletes (mostly swimmers) reach new levels of fitness and get better results with their training.


  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • TRX Trainer
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning (currently enrolled)

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“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”



The best personal trainer I’ve ever worked with


Alex Pirleci, changing lives… He is the best!


Alex thought me how to be focused on my work out in order to reach my goals. I loved it because now everything is part of my daily routine. Thank you


Alex is a phenomenal health coach/trainer…his wealth of knowledge and experience coupled with his easy going communication style make him an excellent choice for beginners and advanced alike.


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