Ultimate U Total Health
Troy McGowan is the President / COO and co-owner of Ultimate U Total Health. A Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Troy has conducted nearly 25,000 hours of personal training since 1994. His training style, renowned for combining safety, creativity, intensity, caring and good-natured humor, has made him one of the 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). With this as their focus, Troy and his wife (business partner Zoe Guirlinger) opened Ultimate U in 2006 and have since assembled the team they have today.
Troy is a decorated Army veteran serving as a Machine Gun Team Leader in the 101st Airborne Division. He later attended Kent State and Ohio State Universities prior to beginning his professional career. Troy has been a New Albany Chamber member since 2002 and is currently serving his first term on its Board of Directors. Troy, Zoe and their sons, Austin and Aaron live in New Albany.
Community involvement has been a focus of Ultimate U since day one. Recent years have seen “The U” take leadership roles training New Albany residents for fundraisers like The Race for the Cure, NAHS’s Peace Week 5k (supporting ALS research), and Pelatonia, to spearheading the fundraising effort to successfully bring the nationally acclaimed Anti-Billy program “Challenge Day” to New Albany’s 8th grade students.
100% client program customization is a cornerstone of Ultimate U’s holistic approach to achieving total health. A top-level personal training team, dietitian, chiropractor, massage therapist, weight loss/wellness/lifestyle coach and referrals to additional therapy and medical personnel are available at Ultimate U. Their friendly, supportive environment; free of fads, gimmicks, harsh judgments and sale pitches; coupled with safe, fun, innovative, ultra-effective, client focused programming is what differentiates Ultimate U from other fitness centers.