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As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and former Army officer, Rick understands the value of teamwork, commitment, and perseverance in delivering results. Years of experience in private industry have also provided Rick a deep understanding of the service quality necessary to build customer loyalty. Rick brings these lessons together at Fitness Together in order to create a successful environment for anyone serious about living a healthy and active lifestyle. The Fitness Together program is guaranteed to make a difference in the way you look and feel.
With 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, Robin Ball has earned a host of certifications in the fields of health and fitness. Currently, she is recognized by the national certification boards of American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness association of America and EFI Sports medicine. Robin’s expertise spans multiple disciplines including personal training, group fitness, lifestyle and weight management and yoga. During her career, Robin’s principal efforts were directed toward developing and providing in-home training services to private clients. In addition to personal training, Robin served as the Aerobics Director at Apollo Fitness from 1989-1996 and served as a track coach in the Rhode Island school system.
Seeking a new career challenge, Robin became Managing partner of a Fitness Together studio in East Greenwich, RI in December, 2006. Robin’s clients range from pre-teens to people in their 70’s; from novices to experienced athletes. She chose Fitness Together as the perfect way to share her knowledge of nutrition and an active lifestyle with both current and prospective clients in a positive, private, and friendly environment. Robin strongly believes her own success is linked to her client’s success in achieving their health and fitness goals.
Robin is currently the sole owner of the franchise location in Rhode Island and lives full-time in Maryland assisting her future husband, Rick.
Nick began his career in the fitness industry in Summer 2009 when, while studying for his Master of Environmental Science degree, he earned certifications both as a personal fitness coach and group kickboxing instructor at Lund University’s Gerdahallen, Sweden’s largest and most cutting edge fitness facility.
Upon completing his Master’s studies, and having worked at Gerdahallen for two years, he moved back to his native Virginia in August 2011. Having divided the previous two years of his life between the library and the gym, he decided his true passion lay in the latter, and so his search for employment led him to Fitness Together Bethesda.
Having grown up extremely overweight, beginning his college career in Boston at well over three hundred pounds, Nick finally decided to make a lifestyle change his freshman year of 2003 (losing over one hundred and twenty pounds in the process), and has never looked back. These personal challenges and successes later translated into a desire to help others achieve their own health, fitness and lifestyle goals. As such he has remained committed to giving one hundred percent to his clients, and expecting the same in return.
In addition, Nick is continually looking to expand his knowledge base, and since moving back Stateside has earned certificates as both a Kettlebell Athletics Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, in order to provide an increasingly challenging, diverse, motivating, and effective level of service.
Megan got her start in the fitness industry at Penn State University where she received her Bachelors in Kinesiology and worked as a Fitness Trainer in the university fitness facilities. After college, Megan provided a year of service to an AmeriCorps program called City Year in Boston, MA. Upon the programs completion, Megan reignited her health & fitness career as a personal trainer and wellness coach, working with a variety of populations in both corporate and private settings.
Additionally, Megan has earned Personal Training certification from both American College of Sports Medicine and American College on Exercise, and as a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Megan finds great passion in helping cancer patients and survivors. She was also a student at the Mt Nittany Institute of Natural Health where she graduated as a Holistic Health Practitioner, and she has recently become a Global College of Natural Medicine certified Nutritional Consultant.
"Helping people make positive transformations is life's greatest reward."
My name is Adam Durham and I am currently an elite U.S track athlete. Competing in an Olympic sport is unlike any other in that I have the opportunity to represent myself and my country on the world stage. I am a graduate from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.
Some of my academic achievements include: University of Maryland Honor Roll, Scholar Student Athlete, Who’s Who Recipient, 2007 US Paralympics Volunteer, Paul Robeson Versatility Award Winner and Student Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President. In addition, I am also heavily involved with community outreach volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America and Terp Reads. I have also organized the annual canned food drive at Maryland Madness on the campus of University of Maryland in addition to being speaker to at risk youth with the Avenue Program.
Lisa received her personal training certifications from National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and American Council on Exercise (ACE). She applied her knowledge of fitness training and nutrition, and her BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, to start a fitness business in 2010.
Lisa's goal is to help her clients discover what motivates them in their quest for fitness while guiding them safely through exercises that are fun, progressive, and educational.
Lisa has always lived an active lifestyle. Among her fitness passions are weight training, hiking, walking, jogging, and downhill skiing. Lisa has an interest in nutrition and loves to cook creative and healthy meals.
To Lisa, fitness isn't limited to the workout; it's a way of life.
Mark graduated from the University of Maryland in 2005 with Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and is currently certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In his early years, there was barely a field or court in town where Mark could not be found at some point during the year. After a knee injury requiring surgery in high school and picking his athletic trainer’s brain during rehab, it seemed like kinesiology was a natural course of study. During his career Mark has worked in numerous facets of the fitness business from personal training and physical therapy to athletic performance training where he has coached numerous collegiate and professional athletes. Mark is thrilled to make Fitness Together his home base and can’t wait to work with you!
A competitive athlete in high school and college, Jim understands what it takes to establish goals and develop the necessary strategies to cross the finish line! Jim has competed as a soccer player, wrestler, martial artist, and runner. His success on the playing field, arena, dojo, or running trail has lead him to further develop his passion for helping people succeed in their fitness endeavors.
His fitness clients come from a diversified background, from athletes to special populations, with the age range between 6 years old to 82 years old. Jim has participated in many running races from 5K's to Marathons and has successfully trained some of his fitness clients to complete 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, and Marathon races.
Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He has worked as a fitness trainer for over twelve years and is certified through NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and ISSA as a Certified Fitness Trainer. Also, he is certified in CPR and AED through the American Health Association and is a published fitness author.
Ben is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Integrated Flexibility Specialist (IFS), and Sports Fitness Specialist (SFS) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); a Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) through the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation; and a Postural Alignment Specialist (PAS) through The Egoscue Method. He has authored articles on injury prevention, rehabilitation, posture, and general exercise for the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation; PTontheNet; and physical therapy and fitness professional journals.
When he is not training, Ben can be found writing; cooking; enjoying the outdoors or participating in any number of endurance-type events. He is also an avid reader enjoying a broad range of topics, with a particular interest in philosophy. Ben is passionate about helping people obtain or maintain radiant health so they can fully enjoy every aspect of their lives. His primary focus in training is based on alignment and posture for sports performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general health.
I am a lifelong resident of Maryland and have always had a passion for exercise and athletics. I played varsity sports in high school and began coaching youth basketball soon after graduating. I continued to coach for almost 20 years before stopping to spend more time at my own sons' various games. For seven years, I served as the Race Director for an annual 5K fundraising event called Becca's Run, which raised money for pediatric brain cancer research foundations. I have also organized exercise 'boot camps' for adults in my neighborhood; started a program I called 'Boys on the Go' (a boys' version of 'Girls on the Run'); and have privately trained individuals ranging from young athletes to seniors in their 80s. I enjoy walking with friends and hiking with my family and I have a passion for running. After completing several half-marathons and sprint triathlons, I have decided to train for and run a full marathon in March 2015. I started at Fitness Together in August 2014 and have enjoyed being a part of the team in Bethesda.
My name is Lance Walker and I have been in the fitness industry for 6 years. I received my certification through National Academy of Sports Medicine and hold a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Before coming to Fitness Together, I conducted self defense classes in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York and kickboxing classes in Northern Virginia.
I graduated from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in 2009, as a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Consultant. I am currently finishing my Bachelors Degree in Health and Wellness at Kaplan University. I have an extensive background as an athlete since my younger years playing basketball, competing as a sprinter in track and field, and currently active in women’s semi-pro tackle football in the IWFL. I have experience working in both corporate and commercial gyms. My philosophy is that working out should be a lifestyle. Your mind will tap you out before your body, so every goal is achievable with the right mindset. I am always eager to learn new things and I love helping others reach their goals.