Troy McGowan is the President / COO and co-owner of Ultimate U Total Health. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a decorated Army veteran who served as a Machine Gun Team Leader in the 101st Airborne Division. It was during his time in the Infantry that the cornerstones of Troy’s personal training (and to an extent, his managerial) style were established. He later attended Kent State and Ohio State Universities prior to beginning his professional career on a full-time basis. In 2002 Troy began his entrepreneurial path as the minority owner of Club Physique (New Albany). In 2004 he opened a successful studio; TROY BUILT Personal Training, before merging businesses with wife Zoe to create Ultimate U in 2006.
During his career, Troy has conducted well over 20,000 hours of personal training. His training style, renowned for combining safety, creativity, intensity, caring and good-natured humor, has made him one of Ohio’s most successful personal trainers. While he has trained clients to claim body building and physique transformation contest victories, Troy’s greatest professional joys come from seeing clients truly make the change to leading healthier lives (without diets or potentially destructive methods of exercising).
Though he still trains a select list of clients, Troy’s primary role as Ultimate U’s President and Chief Operations Officer is to continue to improve and grow the business. He meets with nearly every new client in order to ensure that they are paired with the professionals and services best suited to helping them reach their goals. Troy also works to hire and develop Ultimate U’s professional, administrative and support teams, understanding that a fitness center is only worth the value of the experience delivered to its patrons.