At FTX Wellness, our mission is to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals with the highest quality of care. Our team takes a comprehensive approach by assessing your individual needs and creating a customized plan to meet them. We’re committed to showing compassion to the community we serve and treating our clients with respect and dignity. Our services include functional treatments that target pain, improve nutrition, and promote mental health, all designed to help you achieve long-term success and lead a healthy, fulfilling life. At FTX Wellness, we’re dedicated to supporting you every step of the way on your journey to better health.

Whether it is our Wellness team or our Performance team, FTX has your back in achieving each of your goals.


Dr. Khatami grew up in South Florida and founded Atlantic Grove Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in 2009, a practice he still operates. He serves as a Team Chiropractor for Florida Atlantic University Athletic Department and serves as a corporate physician for PepsiCo. At age 16, Dr. Khatami was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was blessed to find the head of pediatric oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Stuart Toledano. Dr. Khatami became passionate about healthcare because of the “teaching approach” Dr. Toledano took while treating him. Dr. Khatami emulates this treatment philosophy and educational approach to patient care today. The motto “Never stop learning” has led Dr. Khatami to various post-graduate fellowships and certifications in the areas of functional assessments and treatments. He attended the International Baccalaureate program at Atlantic Community High School. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Khatami completed the pre-medical program, earning his Chiropractic Doctorate at Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Khatami’s teaching approach and his continuing search for his patients underlying physical and health deficits let to the creation FTX Wellness.


Originally from Nicaragua, Octavio Cifuentes attended LSU and earned his bachelors in Business at UAM. In 2007 Octavio came to South Florida to receive treatment for substance abuse. While living in a sober house, Octavio was having trouble sleeping and requested that he be allowed to begin exercising regularly. He quickly realized the physical and mental benefits of exercise. “It was the only place I found my sanity” Cifuentes said, “when I left the gym, I was tired but I also felt energized. It cleared my mind and made me feel great. I was finally able to sleep and it has been the key to my sobriety ever since.” In 2010 he formed OctFit and in January of 2011, after obtaining multiple fitness certifications, was recruited by Impact Sports Performance. While working with professional and amateur athletes was rewarding, Octavio found his true passion in helping people in recovery. “I have met many people in recovery over the years. We have many things in common. But I can say with complete certainty that when people exercise they feel better. When they get treated for the underlying physical pain that led to opioid dependence and the pain goes away, it’s a huge step towards recovery”.

Octavio formed FTX Wellness in 2015 with longtime friend, Dr. Hessam Khatami. Together they developed a multidisciplinary team that provides functional treatments to patients.

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    We are located in beautiful Boca Raton, FL

    Performance Staff

    Jeremy Plummer, 31 years old from Crown Point, Indiana. Sports background, CrossFit L-1 certified, Axiom Fitness Academy graduate, and NASM CPT. With a passion for helping individuals suffering from addiction/alcoholism based upon experience and currently and actively achieving long term sobriety.

    Jeremy Plummer


    Originally from Aurora, IL, Darin Jerome has lived in South Florida for over 10 years. Darin graduated from Eastern Illinois University earning a Bachelor of Science in 2008. He has also worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Lynn University’s Men’s and Women’s teams as well as a certified mobility specialist working with athletes and general population to move freely and pain free as well as work on post rehab strength and mobility.

    Darine Jerome

    Director of Operations & Sports Performance

    I am a performance coach and personal trainer based here at FTX. For the last 6 years, I have devoted myself to coaching my clients into physical, mental, and emotional well-being through a well-rounded and scientific approach to training.

    NSU Volleyball – 2011-2015
    B.S., Exercise Science- NSU 2015
    M.S., Exercise Physiology- FAU 2018
    Certifications include: CSCS, CISSN, Precision Nutrition, & Kettlebell Level 1

    Caitlin Donahue


    She specializes in:

    Corrective Exercise & Movement Assessment from any previous injury
    Sports Performance with emphasis on injury prevention
    HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
    Strength & Conditioning/Agility Training
    Weightlifting Training

    Alyssa Mecoli


    Coach David entered the Strength and Conditioning with a fascination of how everything worked: getting stronger, leaner, and living a healthy lifestyle. As a high school track and weight lifting athlete, David wanted to maximize his athletic potential safely and efficiently. This opened up a rabbit hole in terms of wanting to know more which eventually led to David pursuing an undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise Science from The University of Central Florida.

    David Martin


    I’m a personal trainer and nutritionist with one primary mission; to help individuals experience life with NO limits. Chronic pain is not a part of aging.
    I hold certifications in Precision Nutrition, TRX Functional Training, Kettlebell Athletics, and Functional movement screening (FMS). With those resources, I personalize programs for functional movements, strength training and conditioning, sustainable fat loss, general health, injury prevention, mobility, and recovery.

    Elena Steffen

    Trainer & Nutritionist

    I am originally from Gainesville, Florida and moved down to South Florida in 2016 to play football at FAU. While playing football, I got my degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. My passion for strength and conditioning has led me to where I am today. I specialize in sports performance training and injury prevention. I believe in making training fun, but also scientifically sound.

    Kyle McGriff


    Roxanne is head of Human Resources and Administration here at FTX Wellness and Performance. She studied Business Administration at the University of Florida as well as International Business at Bocconi University in Milan. Roxanne successfully manages all of FTX’s finances and employee data while leading our front desk team as well.

    Roxanne Frye

    Head of HR and Admin


    Maureen Nash is a physical therapist with over 12 years of experience in the field. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stockton University in New Jersey. Since then, she has worked in various settings with her primary focus in outpatient orthopaedics and sports rehab for patients of all ages. She has taken coursework in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, vestibular rehab, and is a certified functional capacity evaluator.

    Maureen Nash

    Physio Therapist

    Dr. Brandon Rhodes is a Chiropractor and originally from Palm Beach County. Dr. Rhodes is a graduate from Florida Atlantic University where he was a student athlete on their baseball team. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) which provides over 100 hours of additional training in sports injury management and performance. Dr. Rhodes enjoys treating patients and athletes of all ages through a movement-based assessment.

    Dr. Brandon Rhodes


    Amy Gonzalez, LAc, graduated from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Health Science, with undergraduate studies completed at the University of Connecticut. She then completed an additional 2 years of post-graduate training with a focus on internal medicine. Her background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of alternative modalities, with specific interest in Sports Injuries, Pain Management, Anxiety and Addiction.

    Amy Gonzalez

    Expert in Sports Injury & Pain

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      Call us at (561)241-4903 to get started, our front desk team can answer any of your questions and help you get started on the first step towards reaching your goals!

      Personal & Performance Training (1-on-1 or group)

      Group Fitness Classes

      Gym access to our 36,000 sq ft facility with a wide array of cardio & weight lifting equipment 

      FTX Wellness:

      Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 8:30am - 1:00pm/3:00pm - 6:00pm.
      Tuesday & Friday: 8:30am-1:00pm.

      FTX Performance:

      Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm.
      Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm.
      Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm.

      7815 NW Beacon Square Blvd. Suite #201 Boca Raton FL, 33487 (Upstairs)

      Yes, a liability waiver is required for anyone using the facility.

      Yes, we also provide towels for both your workout and shower.

      Inbody Machine, Sauna, Ice bath, Normatec Compression Boots, Theragun, Heating Pad, Ice Packs/Wraps. Click here to learn more about our Recovery Lounge!

      We currently offer a variety of membership options tailored to suit your fitness preferences. Our General tier memberships provide access to the gym, classes, or both, depending on your needs. For those looking to level up their gym experience, our Recovery tier memberships not only include access to the gym and classes but also to our exclusive Recovery Lounge, where you can enjoy amenities designed to help you relax and rejuvenate after a workout. So whether you're looking to build muscle, improve your cardio, or simply unwind, we've got you covered.

      If you aren’t sure about getting a membership yet we offer both Day Passes & Recovery Lounge Passes that give you access to our facility without having to purchase a membership. Day passes give you access to work out in our facility. Recovery Lounge passes give you access to our Recovery Lounge. (Purchase does not include group fitness classes or personal training)

      We founded RTR (Recovery Through Repetition) in 2018 in support of the Recovery Community of South Florida. We offer donation based fitness classes 3 times a week along with the opportunity to fellowship and make new friends in the community. Check out wearertr.org for more information.

      RTR Yoga: Monday - 7:00pm

      RTR Group Fitness Workout: Friday - 7:00pm & Saturday - 11:00am