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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.
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.