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Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Avon.

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1
Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1

Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP, Pn1

Owner

 

Billy Pratt understands the importance of accountability and consistency in pursuing one’s physical fitness goals.  He is dedicated to helping his clients get in the best shape of their lives, look and feel as good as they ever have, and then to help them stay that way.

Billy began his physical training journey in grade school where he took Tae Kwon Do in order to learn self-defense.  Within three years he was teaching classes at his dojang  and receiving medals and trophies from competing in regional, state, and national tournaments.  Wanting to expand on his knowledge of mind-body coordination and self-discipline Billy soon set out on a path to learn more about physical fitness and conditioning. 

In 2006 Billy joined Fitness Together Avon. Prior to that he worked for a local gym chain dividing his time between teaching small group exercise classes and personal fitness training.  On June 1st, 2013 he acquired ownership of the studio from his boss (who was retiring from the field) after seven years of working his way from being a trainer, manager, and finally owner.

Transformation is what motivates Billy to motivate others.  His knowledge of anatomy, physiology and motivational psychology has enabled his clients to increase their fitness level, tone their bodies, decrease body fat, get stronger and improve their life style. His knowledge of nutrition and kinesiology has helped clients increase endurance & strength, improved flexibility and lead a more active and healthy life. 

Finally, Billy has a proven track record of helping clients accurately assess where they are now, where they need to be and working with them on a results-producing plan to get them into their optimal condition!  His latest successes include single-handedly training a Team USA figure skater for both performance & aesthetics (she recently achieved an ongoing partnership in the #3 slot in the United States) and assisting a fashion model with attaining her wellness goals while keeping to her agency's weight & measurement requirements.  Helping clients to lose up to 80 lbs in 6 months, pass physical tests for police academies, help improve their conditioning for sports performance and injury prevention… this is what keeps him coming back to work each day.  If you’re ready for such transformation, don’t delay:  contact him today to get set up with the best fitness coaches in the Farmington Valley!

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Savannah Genereux, CPT, CFMSP, DVRT1, KEI
Savannah Genereux, CPT, CFMSP, DVRT1, KEI

Savannah Genereux, CPT, CFMSP, DVRT1, KEI

Studio Manager

My career as a fitness expert started while I was in college - I earned my personal trainer certification and began working at various gyms & studios while continuing to build my skills as a fitness professional.  

I've been with Fitness Together over 8 years and really believe the individualized setting and personal approach are key factors in helping our clients reach their goals.  I've loved building strong relationships with clients and being a part of their journey towards a healthier lifestyle.  I'm a firm believer that a healthier life is a huge factor to living a happier life.  To live a healthier life requires an emphasis on functional fitness and this has led me to specialize in working with clients who have a history of orthopedic issues - anything can be worked around with the right level of expertise!  

Outside the studio I love spending time hiking with my dog, snowboarding,and competing in terrain & obstacle course races.  I also have a huge love for animals and plan on someday opening up a dog kennel on my property.

Lyzz Davidson, BS, CPT, CFNS, SFS
Lyzz Davidson, BS, CPT, CFNS, SFS

Lyzz Davidson, BS, CPT, CFNS, SFS

Fitness Coach

I know the struggle!  After graduating college and starting a career, I took the route many people take and became less active.  The result was I became 30 pounds overweight and had never felt worse about myself.  After resolving to change my lifestyle and never again be that heavy, I read up on as much as I could on proper eating and exercise technique so I could help myself.

After attaining my goals, I had to do a bit of soul searching to realize that this is what I really need to do in life - help others as I have helped myself.  So I studied to become a certified personal trainer; in the process of getting qualified I completed a 100-hour internship at Just Results Weight Loss Center and attended a Corrective Exercise live workshop in New York.

While I have helped many people lose weight and feel better, I realize my interest has branched out into the realm of corrective exercise modalities aimed at improving posture and moving more fluidly.  

My fitness interests include strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).  Outside of fitness my hobbies include hiking, traveling, and baking (healthy things of course).  I look forward to helping you look & feel your best!

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Mary Hurley, CPT, CES1, CES, HHC, Pn1
Mary Hurley, CPT, CES1, CES, HHC, Pn1

Mary Hurley, CPT, CES1, CES, HHC, Pn1

Fitness Coach

My mission is to help you take back control of your body and by extension your life through the use of appropriate exercise and nutrition specific to YOU.  I have worked at Coventry Fitness in Coventry, CT since the Fall of 2007, earned my personal trainer certification from ACE in December 2010 and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in August 2013.  I first met with Billy Pratt towards the end of 2014 to gain some insight into how I can really make an impact in this field - when I saw his Fitness Coach ad in January 2019 I contacted him again because I really enjoy the idea of helping people in a fully-private setting.  Prior to this, I was a performing arts manager for 17 years with a crazy-busy schedule.  This experience allows me to help others with crazy schedules to build healthy habits in the midst of "chaos".  I believe that a healthy lifestyle is the best "medicine" one can take and it has the very best side effects of more energy, a leaner figure, and in some cases, a reduction in the need for medications that are frequently prescribed for conditions including anxiety/stress disorders, insomnia, heart conditions, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis, diabetes and metabolic disorders.

I really enjoy training beginners and those returning to exercise after a period of being sedentary.  Whether you're returning from injury or illness, or even trying to manage anxiety & panic issues, I want to help you!

Outside of the training studio, I am a lead singer and play rhythm guitar & keyboards for the Highway 70 band, covering classic & contemporary country music.  My personal goal is, as a member of the "169 Society", to complete a road race in all 169 towns in Connecticut.  One by one I'm getting there!  :)

 

Jay Miller, BS, CFT, USAWC
Jay Miller, BS, CFT, USAWC

Jay Miller, BS, CFT, USAWC

Fitness Coach

I've been active in lifting weights since 2000.  Almost every job I've had since graduating college has involved teaching movement.  My goal is always to make my clients movement as functional and painfree as possible.  Movement is medicine, if you constantly prioritize your health and wellness when you're younger - it won't limit you as you age.  

I have been very fortunate to put this philosophy into practice while working at Club Med as a sailing/paddleboard instructor, at Club Getaway as a rock climbing instructor, and as a functional fitness manager.  Now that I've settled at Fitness Together I can focus on putting my emphasis on functional movement, strength training, and powerlifting/olympic weightlifting into helping people look & feel their best!  

When not training I enjoy trail running, backpacking, and art/illustration.