The MBS Training Club Vision, Mission, & Philosophy
To enrich, enhance, and elevate the Mind, Body and Soul of the people in our community.
Promote a healthy, holistic lifestyle through fitness and training, by focusing on the overall wellness of each individual within an encouraging, positive and uplifting environment.
MBS Training Club is committed to providing our youth, student-athletes and adults with facilities to develop and strengthen their skills. Each individual is unique and we seek to challenge each MBS member to help them excel to the next level. We provide our MBS members with exclusive and engaging experiences to achieve their individual fitness goals and objectives, while providing an education platform about health and building an accountability system whereby our members feel empowered and accepted within the training club, community and throughout their everyday lives.
MBS STUDENT-ATHLETE CREDO
"I was created for excellence and I strive every day and every play to be excellent in all I do. My self-worth is not in wins or losses; it is not in grades or mistakes but in the acceptance of my God given qualities and seeing myself through His eyes in order to grow every day MIND, BODY and SOUL."
MBS Training Club Founders
Founder, Personal Trainer
INTRODUCING OUR NEW VOLLEYBALL CLUB DIRECTORS!
Families, some of you may know, Jennifer Peters will be moving out of the area and will not be close enough to continue as director. Jennifer has been with MBS Volleyball Club since day one as a coach. She has always been dedicated to our mission, coaching philosophy, and community since joining us. For the past few years, she took on the role as Director along with coaching her team. Jennifer has done a great job in both roles and we can’t thank her enough. We are sad to see her leave us but know that she will be successful in whatever she chooses to do moving forward. We will greatly miss her with MBS and I’m sure you guys will as well.
We would now like to introduce to you our new Directors who will be taking over our club moving forward- Mrs. Giomara “Gio” Bell and Coach Gary Bell. Giomara has been a loyal supporter of MBS since 2015 and has dedicated countless hours of work to the organization. She currently holds a position of Assistant Vice President of Residential Lending, a Florida based bank, and comes with over twenty years in the financial services industry as well as business development. We believe that Gio will be a tremendous asset in helping MBS grow as well as maintaining its presence as a community focused volleyball club.
Coach Gary Bell has been with us since we were doing flag football camps back in 2011 and coached different sports in the community since 2005. He was instrumental in helping us launch MBS Volleyball Club. Gary has been an assistant coach for various teams both Regional and National, as well as a member of our Board of Directors. He has also helped train the volleyball teams in speed, agility, and quickness. Gary has been an important asset to our volleyball club and continues to put in countless hours working on and off the courts as a coach. He has been a part of our management and day to day operations since the beginning. Gary also has a background in technology for over twenty-two years where he has served in various management roles. Currently, he owns an IT managed services company that he has successfully grown for the last three years. Gary brings a tremendous amount of fair and insightful leadership, business development, coaching experience, as well as devotion to MBS.
We believe that these two will be a great asset to the organization as a team, working hard, because they have some big shoes to fill. Welcome Gio and Gary Bell!
Marlon and Christina Jones started this organization back in 2011 while working hard in our own careers as a fire-fighter and a teacher. We have similar backgrounds when it comes to playing sports and helping kids. Since a young age, Marlon enjoyed training himself on and off season year-round through each sport he participated in and was quickly able to motivate others to join him. He became an elite athlete through the support of his coaches, his mother, and his own drive and determination to excel. His love for sports and training led him to becoming a personal trainer while attending college at FSU. Since then, he has been training adults and youth to assist with their sports and fitness goals while also advancing his career in the fire department.
Christina discovered her love for teaching and helping others at an early age as well. She received her elementary education degree from UCF and taught for sixteen years. Christina’s colleagues and teammates would encourage her to lead more as they expressed their needs and wants for her leadership of innovative ideas for the students and the school as a whole. She then decided to step up to the plate and lead her grade level teams and eventually all intermediate grades. Although this added bigger responsibilities, she was able to learn just how much she loved supporting the teachers and staff. Her last years in public education were spent as a Response to Intervention Reading Coach Specialist. She finished her career at a private school where she developed and managed a virtual lab program where at-risk students had access to virtual school resources that would enhance their skills and provide extra support for a variety of learning styles.
Our work and life experiences led us to realize just how much students and athletes needed extra support in accomplishing their goals. With that reality on our hearts, we gained a strong desire to do more with the gifts we were given to benefit others. One Sunday at church, we sat through an unplanned sermon delivered by our pastor. He spoke about passions, personal gifts/talents, and serving others. It clearly became confirmation to us that we needed to act upon the call. The vision and ideas for MBS (Mind, Body Soul) Training Club quickly evolved and soon turned into an after-school sports and academic program with over 80 students in attendance. Shortly after this program, we hosted our first summer football camp with close to 30 kids. Through the years, this camp attendance grew to 120 kids. We then decided to scale down to a 50 max camp in order to provide everyone with the best quality program with enhanced individualized attention.
After discovering our two daughters love for the sport of volleyball, we decided to start up an elite volleyball club in the East Orlando area since there was nothing else offered locally. The competitive nature of the sport required a strong need for this sort of program in our community. It started with over 40 kids and quickly grew to over 160 kids between indoor club teams, clinics, camps, and even beach volleyball. The club remains successful with the loyalty and support of committed families.
Learning our way through our non-profit organization, we persisted to expand based on needs of the community and launched additional sport programs, training, and even a fitness center. After experiencing the many ways to serve our community through sports and fitness, we decided to focus on fewer programs in the interest of producing greater quality versus quantity. It has been an ongoing mission for us to find the right people to join us in our cause for the right reasons. As we carry on growing our team with like-minded individuals, we seek greater possibilities for the students and athletes in the community.
MBS Training Club is presently focusing on personal training/group fitness services and our volleyball program. We have twelve outstanding coaches on staff and two dedicated directors who truly care about the value and potential of the volleyball program. As the founders of MBS, we are working hard in the background to help maintain the best quality services for our current and future members. Additionally, in an effort to provide more affordable services for our youth, we forge ahead in seeking financial support through grants, sponsorships, and donors.
Our main need is to be able to grow an Athletic Scholarship Fund to help under-privileged families that cannot afford the full costs of membership into our programs. We have never turned away a family due to financial constraints. We have even sponsored them ourselves throughout the years, along with the help of other kind families and churches who have given generously. We want to continue to provide this for even more families in the area. We believe that no child should lack these opportunities due to financial circumstances.
Through a tax-deductible contribution to MBS, you can support the youth in our community. Player tuition fees only go so far in addressing the high costs of operating a top-quality sports operation. Maintaining the volleyball club’s amenities incur costly annual expenditures. More importantly, without financial support, the potential opportunities to lower costs for our program is less possible. Through your generous donation or sponsorship, you can also help make MBS Volleyball Club a better resource for the development of our youth volleyball players, both on and off the courts.
Ultimately, our desire is to lead by serving others through however God calls us to do so. If you have read our story and want to learn more or be part of what we are striving to accomplish, we urge you to reach out to us and join our mission-whether it be through financial support, volunteering, joining our programs or even expanding our team of coaches and staff. We have so much more work to do, but we cannot do it ourselves. Again, we are just two ordinary people with a big vision to change lives through our sports and fitness platform.
Our student-athlete credo best describes what we truly want to accomplish through our organization. That is to help our youth discover just how wonderfully made they are, despite their accomplishments and failures. In turn, that self-confidence and drive for excellence makes the world a better place for us all.
The MBS Student-Athlete Credo
"I was created for excellence and I strive every day and every play to be excellent in all I do. My self-worth is not in wins or losses; it is not in grades or mistakes but in the acceptance of my God given qualities and seeing myself through His eyes in order to grow every day Mind, Body, and Soul."
MBS Training Club Board of Directors
Marcia E. Titus-Morales Secretary and
Chair of Resource Development
Marcia E. Titus-Morales holds a degree in Business Management and a Master of Management in Public Administration. She is a former administrator and Spanish instructor.
Lori Pampilo Harris Chair of Strategic Planning
Lori Pampilo Harris holds a degree in Political Science and her expertise is in Not for Profit Organization Management.
Ronnie Rivera Treasurer
Ronnie is experienced in managing and operating several non-profits. He is a certified firefighter/paramedic and also served eight years in the US Army as a combat medic.