Your Fitness Matters

Do you dream about playing your favorite sport at the next level? Or maybe you just want to shed those extra pounds that just won’t seem to go away? Whatever your goal is, we are here to help.

We are InnerGrind. A sports and fitness company passionate about helping individuals unleash their InnerSelf. InnerStrength. InnerGrind.

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Innergrind Team

Mike Orakpo

CEO / Founder
Former Texas State all-conference standout Michael Orakpo is the founder and CEO of InnerGrind. While at Texas State, Mike’s record breaking seasons earned him the honor of being named the number 4 freak in the nation by Fox Sports. Mike wasn’t only known for his helmet flying hits on the field, but also as a true workout warrior. Off the field you could find him mentoring his peers and helping them reach their on-field goals. His love and passion for seeing people achieve their fitness goals, birthed InnerGrind. Mike received his Bachelors degree in Economics and is also a certified trainer based out of Houston, Texas.

Mike’s InnerGrind:

“My InnerGrind is helping our clients reach their goal by unleashing the InnerStrength and InnerSelf that they didn’t even know they had.”
-Mike Orakpo

Terrence Franks

Trainer/Sports Performance Coach

Terrence Franks was a former St Louis Rams RB & Texas State Bobcat Alum. He earned All-District 24-4A Second-Team honors in 2009 after being named an Honorable Mention selection as a junior. Terrence is a two-time All-State selection in track after helping Angleton win District 24-4A championship in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays. Then he continued on to play football at Texas State University. Then made it to the St. Louis Rams.

Terrence’s InnerGrind:

“My InnerGrind is my family. They are the reason I get up at 5am every morning for work. They drive me to work as hard as I do.”
– Terrence Franks

Kurt Lambert II

Trainer/Sports Performance Coach
Kurt Lambert II was the SWAC Conference champion & Prairie View A&M Alum. He was a two-sport athlete in high school who also ran track. He also played quarterback in high school and a regional qualifier in track. Then he went on to play college football at Texas A&M Prairie View as a DB.

Kurt’s InnerGrind:

“My InnerGrind is simple, being able to impact and change lives of individuals every single day”
– Kurt Lambert II