About Us

Learn about our story, our dedicated team and our amazing ambassador program!

OUR STORY

Our four pillars of health and wellness revolve around replenishing, activating and recovering the body and mind. Through our advanced IV Therapy, Personal Training, Massage Therapy and Cognitive Performance techniques, we provide an extensive panel of services to meet the needs of the community and beyond.

With IV Therapy being the safest and most effective way to deliver nutrients to the body, we offer an array of infusions that are customizable with optional vitamin boosters to ensure our clients feel their absolute best. We combine the best nutrients in our treatments to target a myriad of concerns including dehydration, hangovers, problematic skin, stress, chronic pain and fatigue. All of which have been approved by our Medical Director, Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, D.O., F.A.O.A.O. to provide you with immediate results and put you at peak performance. Select a treatment from our menu, or meet with one of our medical professionals on staff to obtain a customized treatment based on your body’s personal needs. Our number one priority is always your health.

Keeping your body active and engaged is essential in maintaining its longevity. Which is why we have a private fitness facility with master’s-educated exercise science professionals that provide programs and guidance tailored for all goals including weight loss, muscle gain, sports performance and overall health and wellness.

The final pillar in our wellness lifecycle is Recovery. How you allow your body to relax and reset is considered to be the most valuable step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our Massage Therapists specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Cupping Release, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish and Prenatal Massage. Being able to enhance your recovery with targeted techniques will allow your body to rebuild and perform at optimum levels.

Our comprehensive approach is what sets us apart from the rest – we believe that investing in your health brings you the greatest wealth of all.

OUR TEAM

Danny Ortega

Danny Ortega

Owner & Founder

Danny Ortega moved from Northern California to New Tampa 4 years ago, with his vision of uniting the most vital aspects of health and wellness to neutralize life’s stressors that disrupt your wellness baseline — bringing you back to your true center. 

Danny’s ultimate goal was to be a value-add to our New Tampa community. Danny is involved with our local country clubs, while being an avid golfer, business owner and devoted family man.

 

 

Todd Utter

Todd Utter

Owner & Investor

Todd is the CEO of Preferred Injury Physicians, with 4 locations throughout the Tampa area. His passion for physical medicine and wellness led him to join our healthy-minded family. Todd is passionate about golf, leading him to join The First Tee of Tampa Bay where he serves as an Advisory Board member and is active with several other charities in the community. His excitement to bring healing and empowerment through the mind, body and spirit makes him the perfect fit.
Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO

Dr. M. Christopher MacLaren, DO, FAOAO

Medical Director

Dr. Christopher MacLaren was subspecialty trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at University of Texas SW by World Renowned surgeons Dr. James Montgomery, Dr Richard “Dickie” Jones and Dr. Scott Pascal, in surgery of athletic injuries particularly the shoulder and knee. Dr. MacLaren takes care of athletes of all ages and levels from Little League to elite professional. His subspecialty training in Arthroscopy, and minimally invasive trauma surgery that was a part of his U.S. Army training and service, gives his patients an edge on a quicker recovery time and earlier rehabilitation.
 Dr. Tanya Naravane, DMD

Dr. Tanya Naravane, DMD

Advanced Master Injector

Dr. Tanya Naravane/Lutjemeyer, a native to the Tampa Bay Area, was originally born in India until her family moved to Palm Harbor, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. She then attended the LECOM School of Dental Medicine where she achieved many academic scholarships. Over the course of her education, Dr. Tanya has become proficient in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Her love for beauty inside and out led her to completing over 60 continuing education hours in botox and dermal fillers, TMJ and orofacial pain and trigger point therapy. In her free time, Dr. Tanya enjoys spending time on the boat with her husband and her two fur babies Maggie and Sweetie, both golden retrievers that have stolen her heart.

Jordan Marlor

Jordan Marlor

General Manager & TPI Coach

Jordan is our General Manager and TPI Golf Certified Trainer! He holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Science Strength and Conditioning, and a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sports Science. He is a certified Master Trainer with over 7 years of experience specializing in athletic performance, weight loss, lean muscle gain and nutritional coaching.
Jordan’s passion for fitness began with playing professional soccer back home in the U.K. This inspired him to learn how to improve performance on and off the field. Jordan has worked with a range of clients — from professional athletes to division 1 college athletes in sports such as Golf, Football, Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. Jordan truly loves coaching and is looking forward to serving the New Tampa community!
 Brittany Ramey

Brittany Ramey

Massage Therapist

Brittany is originally from Illinois and moved to Tampa 15 years ago. Growing up, she was extremely active in sports, and participated in basketball, dance, weight lifting, track and cross country. Brittany has been practicing Massage Therapy for 4 years after graduating from Cortiva and completing a 750 hour course where she obtained her certification in both Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapy. She specializes in Therapeutic and Postnatal Massage but also practices Sports, Prenatal, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone and Medical Massage modalities. Brittany is also a Certified Personal Trainer and has experience in calisthenics, group fitness, strength training, assisted stretching and has worked with athletes and mothers of all ages. 

Courtney Beal Marlor

Courtney Beal Marlor

Director of Marketing & Administration

Courtney is a Tampa native and graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. She has experience in marketing, public relations, social media, leasing and property management. Courtney prides herself on building purposeful relationships, especially with those within the community she knows and loves. She is passionate about clean beauty and helping others look and feel their best which aligns with our core values!

 

Renata Beresneva

Renata Beresneva

Massage Therapist

Renata graduated from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage in New Jersey and completed the 620hr Massage and Bodywork Program. She is certified and specializes in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, hot stone, feet and hand reflexology, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, sports, medical, prenatal and massage for cancer survivors. Renata has worked with a range of clients from professional athletes, NFL executives, Fortune 500 company executives, prominent physicians and attorneys, teenagers, autistic children and elderly patients recovering from serious medical conditions. We are honored to share her talents with the New Tampa community!

Liliana Eaves, RN

Liliana Eaves, RN

Registered Nurse

Liliana is from Rhode Island and recently moved to Tampa. She has been a nurse for 7 years specializing in Intensive Care before joining our team. She looks forward to meeting all of her new patients and helping them to reach their health goals. In her free time, Liliana enjoys spending time with her daughter and exploring around her new city, Tampa. Liliana speaks conversational Spanish and is passionate about traveling the world. We are so honored to have her talents on our team!

 

Payton Johnson

Payton Johnson

Front Desk Receptionist

Payton is originally from Ohio and moved to Tampa four years ago to pursue an education in Psychology. She has been in the customer service industry for over six years and has a passion for helping others any way she can. In her free time, Payton enjoys spending time on the boat or by the pool with her loved ones, and of course her dog Paisley. 

Payton Johnson

Payton Johnson

Front Desk Receptionist

Payton is originally from Ohio and moved to Tampa four years ago to pursue an education in Psychology. She has been in the customer service industry for over six years and has a passion for helping others any way she can. In her free time, Payton enjoys spending time on the boat or by the pool with her loved ones, and of course her dog Paisley. 

Ken Derrico

Ken Derrico

Front Desk Receptionist

Ken is originally from California, raised in Tampa since she was young. Her favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers (RIP Kobe). Ken has worked in customer service for 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature and staying active by playing volleyball with friends. 

 

Ken Derrico

Ken Derrico

Front Desk Receptionist

Ken is originally from California, raised in Tampa since she was young. Her favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers (RIP Kobe). Ken has worked in customer service for 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature and staying active by playing volleyball with friends.

 

 

 

Lexy Rodriguez

Lexy Rodriguez

Functional Movement Specialist

Being a Florida native, Lexy spends most of her time outside, either playing golf, doing yoga on the beach, or simply just enjoying the weather. Lexy grew up an athlete and played softball, volleyball and gymnastics. She enjoys working out and trying new things like boxing, hiking, golf and more. Lexy’s love for fitness sparked five years ago when she stopped playing sports. She wanted to find a way to stay active and fit and knew working out was the perfect way to do just that. 

Lexy’s journey as a Personal Trainer started four years ago when she decided to further her education and become a Certified Master Trainer. Lexy is certified through the IFPA (International Fitness Professional Association) as well as continuing her education in optimal muscle training. She specializes in rehabilitation, imbalances, functional training, flexibility and weight loss. Lexy has years of experience as a Personal Trainer and enjoys working with all kinds of clientele.

Lexy Rodriguez

Lexy Rodriguez

Functional Movement Specialist

Being a Florida native, Lexy spends most of her time outside, either playing golf, doing yoga on the beach, or simply just enjoying the weather. Lexy grew up an athlete and played softball, volleyball and gymnastics. She enjoys working out and trying new things like boxing, hiking, golf and more. Lexy’s love for fitness sparked five years ago when she stopped playing sports. She wanted to find a way to stay active and fit and knew working out was the perfect way to do just that. 

Lexy’s journey as a Personal Trainer started four years ago when she decided to further her education and become a Certified Master Trainer. Lexy is certified through the IFPA (International Fitness Professional Association) as well as continuing her education in optimal muscle training. She specializes in rehabilitation, imbalances, functional training, flexibility and weight loss. Lexy has years of experience as a Personal Trainer and enjoys working with all kinds of clientele. 

Bianca Lafontaine, RN

Bianca Lafontaine, RN

Registered Nurse

Bianca has been a Registered Nurse for about five years — the last two years being in emergency trauma. She is currently in graduate school studying to obtain her MSN-FNP and plans on specializing in either dermatology aesthetics or sports medicine.

In Bianca’s spare time, she loves being outdoors with her dog and enjoying the fresh air.

 

OUR ambassadors

OUR ambassadors

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Want to become an ambassador? Simply fill out the form and we will contact you within 2-3 business days with the application process. Can’t wait to hear from you!

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Want to become an ambassador? Simply fill out the form and we will contact you within 2-3 business days with the application process. Can’t wait to hear from you!