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.

proud team of fitness & health professionals

Performance Staff

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 and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA. While in South Florida, Darin has been specializing in developing speed and agility for athletes of all ages that include over 100+ Division 1 athletes trained as well as professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, as well as Olympians. 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 (FRCms) working with athletes and general population to move freely and pain free as well as work on post rehab strength and mobility.

Darin Jerome

Director of Operations & Sports Performance

Born and raised in South Florida, Paige grew up a dual athlete playing Volleyball and Competitive Cheerleading. Continuing her passion for fitness, she started personal training to help everyone of all fitness levels meet their goals. Through an athlete’s mindset, she is able to work with clients of all calibers to improve skills that transfer inside and outside of the gym.

Paige Griscom

Trainer/Marketing Director

Born and bred in Philadelphia, Justin discovered his lifelong passion for fitness in the gym his father owned. Growing up in South Jersey, Justin was introduced to the world of health and wellness from an incredibly young age and was even a triple varsity letter athlete in high school.

From early on, Justin recognized the transformative power of fitness and implemented it into his own life. This personal journey ignited a desire to share this gift with others, to help them improve their quality of life through health and wellness.

Driven by this passion, Justin embarked on a mission to make fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of their starting point. He became a certified personal trainer, specializing in guiding individuals of all fitness levels towards their goals.

Justin Nicolosi


Having a history of being a collegiate athlete, Patrick has learned how to focus on working certain muscle groups to help increase the body’s performance on and off the field. Being mentored by some of the top fitness professionals in the industry, ranging from authors of #1 best selling fitness textbooks, to NSCA top trainer of the year, he has gained extensive knowledge on not just moving better in everyday activities completely pain free, but also teaching about proper nutrition for both weight loss and increase in energy.

Patrick likes to work with those who are new to health and fitness, and coaches from a teaching perspective. Some of his past success stories include patients losing 100lbs in 6 months…twice… and helping women in their 60’s go from back pain, to back squatting over 135lbs. If you are looking to learn more about health and fitness, and have some fun in the process, Patrick is your coach!

Patrick Miller


Raised in Peru and having been a part of the former Peruvian National Rowing Team, Giulia has always carried a deep-seated passion for fitness. Unfortunately, a career-ending injury forced her to step away from the sport she loved. However, it was during her rehabilitation and strength training period that she had a newfound interest. As she embraced the learning process and her own physical empowerment, the idea of becoming a personal trainer began to take shape.

Giulia’s mission is to help others achieve their goals in healthy and effective ways.

Giulia Escuza


Originally from Yonkers, New York, I embarked on a lifelong fitness journey at the age of 20 when I discovered the transformative power of bodybuilding. My unwavering passion for fitness eventually led me to a pivotal decision: leaving the corporate world to pursue my true calling in fitness. My mission as a personal trainer is clear: to empower beginners of all ages, particularly those between 30 and 50, to kickstart their fitness journey. I focus on mobility, flexibility, and the lasting strength required for a vibrant and injury-free life. My dedication to helping individuals unlock their potential and achieve lasting wellness fuels my daily work. Together, we’ll create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that transcends superficial goals, ultimately guiding you towards a happier, more energetic you.

John Lena


Michael was a dual sport athlete in High School playing football and lacrosse before playing football collegiately at the Division 2 level. Michael is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA as well as a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM. Michael has helped train, develop and improve athletic performance with athletes from numerous High Schools, Colleges and Professional teams. Michael also works with the general public improving quality of life and overall health and wellness. Michael is also a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). With this experience, Michael efficiently provides recovery sessions for all athletes ranging from weekend warriors to elite athletes to ensure they are ready for their next workout or competition with pre- and post- stretching sessions.

Michael Hall


Jack Butler, born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida, embarked on his journey into fitness after becoming a baseball player at the age of 11. Jack quickly developed a passion for the game that would shape his life in the years to come. He was awarded an athletic scholarship at Alcorn State University, a division 1 HBCU in Lorman, Mississippi where he played for the Braves from 2021-2023. After his college career, Jack became a volunteer assistant baseball coach at the Elev8 Baseball Academy where he shared his knowledge and experience with younger athletes. Eager to expand his horizons with fitness and athletic development, Jack became a certified personal trainer at FTX Performance. As a certified personal trainer, Jack is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their fitness goals, drawing upon his own athletic background to create personalized and effective training programs for others.

Jack Butler


Chloe Seddon is a registered dietitian nutritionist who holds a Master’s Degree in health promotion from the University of Connecticut. She specializes in nutritional counseling, with a focus on a non-dieting approach to maintain healthy weight and goal-oriented lifestyle changes for long term success. She teaches intuitive eating and easy meal preparation to help clients sort through the myriad of nutritional misinformation to focus on having a balanced and happy relationship with food. 

Chloe has extensive experience treating dual diagnosis of substance use disorders and eating disorders. Chloe counsels clients through group education and individual nutritional therapy. She believes that balancing food, eating and exercise should be enjoyable and healthful.

Chloe Seddon

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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

Lisa Varsam

Front Desk Manager

Massage Therapists

Meet Jeffrey Letizia, a dynamic entrepreneur, and accomplished athlete, who has spent the last decade building a successful massage therapy practice and brand.

At just 29 years old, Jeff has already achieved so much. As a first dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a former All-American wrestler, he has always had a competitive drive and a passion for physical fitness.

But Jeff is more than just a talented athlete. As an entrepreneur, he has built a thriving massage therapy practice from the ground up, leveraging a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and experience such as sports therapy, deep tissue fascia manipulation, and structure integration to establish a strong brand in the highly competitive wellness industry.

Whether Jeffrey Letizia is in the office, on the mat, or in the gym, he brings the same level of focus, discipline, and dedication to everything he does.

Jeffrey Letizia

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jasmine is a bilingual massage therapist originally from the vibrant city of Miami, Florida. Her journey in the world of wellness began at Space Coast Education Center, where she graduated and became a licensed massage therapist in August 2019.

In 2021, Jasmine took her passion for massage therapy a step further by establishing And She Said Relax LLC, a mobile massage business. For a year, she provided clients with the ultimate in relaxation and body care, right in the comfort of their own homes.

Jasmine has also attained certification as a Body Contour Specialist, enabling her to perform advanced treatments such as Ultrasound Cavitation, Vacuum Therapy, and Radiofrequency. Her expertise extends across various massage modalities, including Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Chair massage, and Pregnancy massage. This diverse skill set allows her to cater to a wide range of client needs. 

Jasmine Cabanez

Licensed Massage Therapist


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

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    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 for more information.

    RTR Yoga: Monday - 7:00pm

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