Our mission is to build better humans through the education of health and movement.

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Your turning point for regaining your health, moving better, alleviating pain, increasing your longevity, and improving your active lifestyle, starts right here!

move with purpose

We believe that every movement has a purpose.  Understanding the purpose of movement is the key to life longevity. We mentor, educate, and build in order to help you live the active lifestyle that you dream of.  Playing with your kids, or grandkids, jumping into a pick-up basketball game, going for long walks, returning to running, or spending time outside with loved ones.  Whatever your goals, we work along side of you to help you climb that mountain.


We strive to build confidence, and competence, with all of our clients.  Our consultations, assessments, and personal training are all scheduled around your personal schedule.  Once confident and competent, we make moving into our group classes very accessible.  Offering eight class times a day, we want you to be able to continue training for longevity with us!

getting to know each other

Our podcast offers insight into who we are, what we do, and how we do it.  Listen to The FeRRUM Athletic Company Podcast

your health

is priceless

Our world-class programming is designed with day-to-day movements in mind.  You should be able to do everything that you want to do, without second thought.  We agree with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon in that “muscle is the organ of longevity.”  See how moving with purpose can change your life! Schedule your free one-on-one consultation today
and start mapping your journey to wellness. 


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schedule your free consultation

We want to meet you! Schedule a stress-free 1-on-1 intro. We want to take the opportunity to get to know you and your goals.  You will feel seen and heard.  We will design a program, just for you, to help you reach those goals.  Your coach with walk with you, step by step, on your journey.  Are you ready?

Cheri and Andrea founded Element 26 Fitness, LLC home of FeRRUM Athletic Company, in 2012.

Their primary purpose was to bring functional fitness into the Julington Creek area of Jacksonville.  With no other type of fitness facility in the area, their original thoughts were that nobody would show up.  Nine months after opening, they were in need of their first expansion.

Through the years, they have experienced both personal and professional growth. They have recently built a new, studio style gym in the heart of Mandarin. This new location is built on premier personal experience for the coach/client journey.

Their focus is on the continual education of themselves and their staff, for the betterment of their clientele.  Their vision is to build better humans by educating, empowering, and enriching the coach while they guide, value, and educate the client, leading to improved longevity for all. 

When caring for others is the top priority, a fitness professional never spends a day working in their entire life.

work hard

stay humble

It takes work to become healthy and feel good.
It takes consistency to stay there.

We are here to help guide you through the ups and downs of being human. We want to help you hone in on nagging issues that arise on days when you are feeling more human than others. Our professional coaches will help you solve the deeper problems.


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what members are saying


"I’ve had two back surgeries and was told by my neurosurgeon in 2012 that I could never lift anything over 30 lbs again.  When I walked in to the FeRRUM gym and met Cheri, I was 46 years old, my knee was the size of a large grapefruit due to a current meniscus tear and arthritis, and I was also dealing with having a lumbar sprain.  My goals were small and I just wanted some relief and small gains in strength and movement. Seven months later my body is completely changed.  I can lift more weight than I was able to in high school (I was an active bodybuilder from my late teens to my early twenties), I have stamina like I’ve never had in my whole life, and I feel better than I have in a decade. At one point, I was even diagnosed with Type II diabetes.  We were able to reverse that diagnosis in three months with a deeper education of nutriton. Cheri and FeRRUM have changed my life.  I never thought I’d be able to feel this way in my late forties" - Kristian


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