Welcome to Force of Nature Strength and Conditioning! I’m Hilary Lederer – a strength coach, personal trainer, and outdoor enthusiast with a love for deadlifts and canoeing. I improve strength and movement in my clients that helps them excel in and out of the gym, both physically and mentally.

About Hilary

I developed my love for strength training in my early 20s, when I finally decided to fix a lower back injury that had been plaguing me for years. I'd been an athlete my whole life but my lower back was…
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Lightning Round

  • Certifications

    Precision Nutrition 1

    Youth Fitness Specialist (IYCA)


  • Experience

    TPA Sports

    Strength coach for a top high school rowing team

    Interned with Gary Roberts

  • Trains at

    Fortis Fitness

    TPA Sports

  • Specialties

    Team sport athletes

    Beginner exercisers

    Beginner powerlifters

I have been training with Hil for about 8 months and have experienced a significant increase in strength, flexibly and agility. She has the ability to inspire me to push harder than I would on my own, while making sure that I don’t do anything that would set me back. I have work with other trainers and she is by far the best.

- David Swain, Client

1. Training

An individualized strength building program gives you purpose, focus, and a way to concretely measure progress

2. Nutrition

Find your simple diet plan that can be followed consistently to jointly support your health, performance, and body composition goals

3. Recovery

Learn how things we do outside of the gym also have a huge impact on our strength and health, either positively or negatively

Did you know

A weak or sore lower back isn’t a reason to avoid deadlifts, instead it’s a reason to start doing them (properly!).

Services Find the option that best suits your needs

Catered to the Individual 1 on 1 Training

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Share the Experience Partner Training

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Locations Where You'll Find Me

Fortis Fitness

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Tayo Success Story

I have really enjoyed training with Hil. She is incredibly knowledgeable and obviously enjoys what she does. She brings positive energy and enthusiasm to each training session. She is able to explain each movement or exercise, and takes the time to make sure you understand. She is very kind and soft spoken, but isn’t afraid to yell at you when you try and slack off on that last set. She held me accountable for missed gym sessions, and has really helped me improve my discipline.

When I started training with Hil, I was unfit, overweight and struggling with some nagging chronic injuries. My end goal was to get fit enough to play rugby again. Hil worked with my physiotherapist to identify and target certain areas where I needed improvement. She was able to develop a program to meet my specific needs for rehabilitation. As I got healthier and stronger, she altered the workouts and continued to challenge me to improve. She was always flexible to throw new exercises my way and keep the workouts interesting and challenging.

We have recently started on a powerlifting program, and I always look forward to seeing what punishment she has in store for me each week.

What have you enjoyed so far?

I have really enjoyed the time in the gym with Hil. She has a very calm and easy going personality. She really takes the time to explain each exercise. She is very strict about your form and watches you like a hawk to make sure you aren’t cheating and stay safe.

What has our time together helped you with?

Most importantly: Discipline. Strength, flexibility, speed, and just overall health and wellbeing. Hil has encouraged me to set fitness goals and helped me to work towards and achieve those goals.

What positive changes have you noticed, either in or out of the gym?

Since starting training with Hil, I have lost nearly 30 pounds. I feel fitter than I have in 5 years and have a much more positive outlook on life.

Did you know

Without challenges, the human body will soften. We thrive when we push our boundaries, reach goals, and blast personal records. We perform better, we look better, and we feel alive.

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