in Portland, Maine

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

Feliks ČobanovićPersonal Trainer
Feliks is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA and received his accreditation through NCCPT. Originally from Bosnia & Herzegovina, he’s played soccer for as long as he can remember. Upon moving to America 20 years ago, he took an interest in other sports, including lacrosse and football. Having completed the Apex training and nutrition program himself, Feliks knows what it takes to achieve desired results. He enjoys working with clients and helping them attain their fitness goals to lead a better, healthier, more active lifestyle. Outside of the gym, you can find Feliks hiking, flying his drone, playing sports, spending time on the lake, and traveling.

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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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