contact: phone (941)228-8341



(by appointment only)

Trains those with prior injuries or medical conditions that need special programming.



Owner/Head Coach–Frank DiMeo



Frank DiMeo is the owner of the Cave (originally known as CrossFit Gulf Coast), and is an experienced coach, speaker, author, fitness advocate, and seminar presenter. Here’s a list of his qualifications–

Instructor Courses:

Certified Underground Strength Coach Level-2

Certified Vintage Strength Mace & Club Coach Level 1

Certified Battling Ropes Coach Level 1

Frank has also completed:

Dave Schmitz Reactive Resistance Band Workshop
Mike Mahler Level-1 Kettlebell Seminar
Kettlbell Concepts Level-1 Seminar
Tom Mitchell Strongman Basics

Logan Christopher/Bud Jeffries/Ryan Pitts

/Eric Guttmann/Dru Patrick: Super Human Training Workshops #2 & #3

Back 2 Basics Powerlifting seminar with Dr. Fred Hatfield, Richard Ficca, and Jenn Rotsinger

Ed Coan’s Powerlifting Seminar

Adex Exercise Club workshop with Don Giafardino

Adex Club & Mace 8 week  Course with Rik Brown, Jessica Huttig,

Valerie Pawlowski, & Don Giafardino

Former SSG with U.S. Army Paratroopers
Many years of martial arts experience (retired as Nidan from Uechi-Ryu)
Pioneered a  full-contact fight club in 1974

His goal is to provide the most effective training possible drawing from his own experience and that of other dedicated trainers/ coaches.

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