How we got started

In April 2010, Vinny Mifsud moved out to the Hill Country with his family in Pipe Creek.  After commuting for 6 months to downtown San Antonio, working as a fitness director for Spectrum Athletic Clubs, he noticed that there was a need for a good fitness facility in Bandera County.  He used is 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry to create the strive 24 experience that we have today. And the rest is history.

At Strive 24, we strive to provide the very best coaching, equipment and atmosphere to help you succeed and maintain your active lifestyle. With nationally certified personal trainers, to help you and guide you toward reaching your goal. We also have great tools and programs to help you stay focused and motivated on your journey.

Our Team


Vinny Mifsud
Owner / Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor

Vinny began his fitness training in the Navy in 1995 then later became a football player for the Sull Ross State Lobos in 1997. After sustaining a major football injury, he started his career as a Personal Trainer and proactive wellness coach in Houston. He partnered up and started Elite Personal Training where they trained some of the most influential people in Houston.

In 2001, he moved to San Antonio where success continued during work with Bally’s Total Fitness as he received the MVPT Award (Most Valuable Personal Trainer).

In 2007, while working with Spectrum Athletic Clubs, Vinny earned the Trainer of the Year Award and was rated one of the top 5 trainers in the United States for Spectrum.

In April 2010, Vinny and Tiffany moved into the beautiful Hill Country and founded Strive 24 Fitness & Salon where his focus has always been to treat clients with integrity and respect.

Vinny has continued to expand and advance his education in the fields of hypertrophy, balance training, passive stretching and cardiovascular conditioning.


Tiffany Mifsud
Owner / Head Stylist

Tiffany specializes in precision hair cutting and the modern up to date color trends. She knows each person has different hair development and works at creating styles that best meets the individual’s needs.

Constantly focusing on her customer’s needs, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. This on-going dedication has graduated her to the level of being a MASTER of her craft.

Her continual quality training, education, experience and skill has guided her to a level of hair management that covers techniques from the classic, unique, alternative, cutting edge, and everything in between.​

She has years of experience in creating hair styles for weddings and other special occasions. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with Tiffany’s hair and beauty management techniques.​​


Gaston Perez
Personal Trainer / Yoga & Group Fitness Instructor

As a Strive 24 personal trainer, I offer programs for Strength & Conditioning, Weight Loss, Endurance Training, High Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and flexibility.

From junior high through my freshman year in college I had difficulties managing my own weight. From then on, I decided to make the shift to a healthier lifestyle and lost ​90 lbs in the process. I’ve dedicated my time since then to helping others achieve their fitness goals.

As a former Health Educator at the Texas Diabetes Institute, I have worked with both healthy and high-risk populations, including those with medically controlled diseases. Whatever your current level of fitness is, I am here to help.

My aim is to help you achieve your goals, feel good in your own body and have the energy, strength and endurance to handle anything this world puts in your path. It’s amazing how our quality of life can improve by being more fit and healthy!

“You can do anything you put your mind to.”
– Gaston Perez​

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Texas Pan American
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • WEFNA Strength & Conditioning Trainer
  • YogaFit Certification
  • First Aid / CPR / AED with American Red Cross

Emily Hartman
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor

Emily Hartman has been a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Trainer since 2005. She majored in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. She has multiple certifications consisting of ISSA, Cooper Institute, ACE, NASM-CPT, and is also CPR and First Aid certified. She is known for getting her clients results quickly and safely, holding them accountable through encouragement while still keeping them excited about leading a healthy lifestyle. She thrives in personal relationships with her clients and in group training while maintaining a high energy environment. Her vision is to bridge the medical, health, and fitness professions to provide the ultimate in lifestyle management for each individual.



The Blue Bike Project


Vinny has a passion for good health and active lifestyles and he is anxious to share his passion with the community, and as such, he created the Blue Bike initiative. 24 bikes generously donated by local community, painting them blue from the spokes to the handlebars, and placing them around Bandera county sparked curiosity hoping to start the conversation about a healthier and active lifestyle. These bikes symbolize an inexpensive way to exercise, the color blue represents health, and the 24 bikes inspiring a daily goal of the number of minutes one should exercise.