Gerald J. Drefahl

President and CEO

"I started FITT to address a need, your need, whatever that may be. We give you a plan, and that plan creates hope. This hope fuels a passion for change, a change that empowers you to reach your fullest potential; to live life at your best."


  • B.S. Kinesiology / Physical Therapy Concentration

  • M.S. Exercise Physiology (Neuromuscular Physiology)

  • NATA Board Certified Athletic Trainer

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • St. Johns Neuromuscular Therapist Level 8

  • US Olympic Triathlon Coach

  • Poliquin Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultant

  • Jones Institute Position Release Therapist

  • Over 300 continuing medical education hours in manual therapy

  • Over 200 continuing medical education hours in neuro and musculoskeletal anatomy

  • Over 200 continuing medical education hours in biomechanics, rehabilitation, and sports performance


  • LSU Rehabilitation Center [1996-1999]
    •    Managing Director

  • Sports Care of Louisiana (Our Lady of the Lake) [1997-2000]
    •    Regional sports medicine coordinator

  • Heart and Fitness Center (Baton Rouge General) [1999-2001]
    •    Exercise Physiologist / Athletic Trainer

  • Functionally Integrated Training & Therapy (FITT) [2001 – Present]
    •    CEO / President

  • Kinesics Software and Certification [2016 – Present]
    •    CEO / President

  • Baton Rouge General Hospital [2012 – Present]
    •    Director of Wellness