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  • Brian Knowles, Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors Degree in Business
    • National Personal Training Institue Certified

    Brian is from Mount Desert Island in Maine. He has always been drawn to the outdoors and physical activity, whether it was sports of any kind or hiking, biking or exercising. From a young age, Brian was exposed to health care as his father is a chiropractor and mother a nurse. After graduation from the University of Maine, Brian wanted to help people with their health like his parents, but in more of a proactive way. He wanted to help them discover that a healthy active lifestyle can help you avoide most chronic health isues. He moved to Massachusetts and attended the National Personal Training Institute. He was luckily introduced to PJ and Paula at Fitness Together Belmont and has been a member of the team ever since. Brian feels lucky that he gets to go to work every day doing something he loves and believes in.

    in my free time I like to
    Outside of work Brian enjoys family time with his wife Laura and kids Will and Riley. His favorite sports are Basketball, Flag Football and Disk Golf. He also enjoys hiking and going home to Maine and taking his kids to the same places he went when he was young.

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  • Dan Giddings, Asst. Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor of Science - Sport Management (Endicott College)
    • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

    Dan is from North Reading Massachusetts. He enjoys the great outdoors and any type of physical activity! Dan has always had a passion for playing sports ever since he was very young. Everything from baseball to lacrosse to golf to kickball, yet, he always maintained a true love for Ice Hockey. Dan attended Endicott College where he played Ice Hockey and earned a degree in Sport Management. After college, Dan refused to hang up the skates as he transitioned his hockey career into coaching. Dan has been coaching the Varsity Boys Ice Hockey team at North Reading High School for 9 years and continues to do so currently. Dan has been a personal trainer for over a decade! He began working at Fitness Together Belmont in 2017 when he was welcomed to the F.T. family! Dan specializes in Strength and Conditioning but loves to motivate and guide any and all who are trying to reach fitness goals, creating a healthier lifestyle for the future. If Dan wasn’t a Personal Trainer he would have become an astronaut because he has always had a dream to walk on the moon!

    in my free time I like to
    During his off-time Dan likes to be physically active and to be outdoors. On the weekends you can find him mountain biking or roller blading with his dog named Zeke! Dan will re-charge and de-stress his body through meditation each day. He also likes to watch “Guy’s Grocery Games” to come up with new meal ideas for FOOTBALL Sunday’s!

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  • Maddy Kelchlin, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science
    • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

    As a tri-athlete always suffering from overuse injurie in high school, Maddy wanted to find new ways to build strength and acquire knowlege on injury prevention. She went to school and got her degree in Exercise Science. Spending time in a cardiac rehab facility and physical therapy clinic, she realized that the vast majority of people live a sedentary lifestyle and can benefit, in some way, from exercise. She believes exercise is medicine and wants to help people stay active, moblie and functional as a means to prevent chronice conditions. She joined Fitness Together Belmont in 2019 and loves the close relationships she has with the clients and the staff support.

    in my free time I like to
    In Maddy's free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, playing the piano and traveling. She also enjoys football on Sundays ( Go Bills!) and would someday like to hike Mt Everest base camp and become a certified yoga instructor.

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  • Ivania Caceres, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Certified
    • National Personal Training Institute Certified

    Health for Iva became a priority after being diagnosed with high cholesterol in her early 20's. Having a family history of diabetes, high cholesterol and liver cancer made her realize she had the powerof managing the prevention fo these disesases. Iva wanted to help others realize that good nutrition and proper exercising are key to living a full life. Being able to help others with this and give back to the community gives her motivation every day. Health is Wealth!

    in my free time I like to
    IVa loves to be outdoors all seasons year round. Her and her wife love to hike, kayak, swim, bike, and ski. They recently started to play tennis in the spring and also enjoy making music. Their goal is to live life to the fullest!

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  • Manuel Lopez, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor Degree in Psychology
    • National Personal Training Institute Certification

    Manny has been training here since 2019 and loves the welcoming atmosphere in the studio. He loves how friendly, warm and helpful the staff are to one another and the postive aura within the studio. He feels what sets this studio apart is whenever you want to learn, improve and develop new skills everyone from management to other trainers are there to give you a hand and help. He love the team approach and atmosphere that Fitness Together Belmont takes.

    in my free time I like to
    Besides working out, Manny's hobbies consists of listening to music, drawing, writing and playing video games. He also likes comic books and anime culture. When he is looking to spend some time being physically active, Manny loves to hike and play sports such as Basketball, Football and Soccer.

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  • Marckender Pierre- Louis, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Certified
    • NASM Nutrition Certified
    • Speciality in MMA style Training

    Marckender is a down to earth type of guy who doesn't expect perfection but also doesn't mind trying for it as well. Growing up his grandfather was a superhero to him. He was a farmer living in the moutains of Haiti. Though he was in his late 60's/ early 70's, he was a very solid guy. He moved well and he was very strong. He once had enough strength to pull and tame a young disobedient bull. Because of his grandfather he set out to learn how he could be as strong and healthy as he grew up and aged. He became passionate about Functional Strentgh training, Nurition and the positive impact of clean eating, and the very important aspect of recovery. He loves that here at Fitness Together Belmont there is a well balanced mix of structure and creativity. No two trainers are alike but that is what makes us great and loves the fact that there is so much open commuication between staff and management.

    in my free time I like to
    In his free time, Marckender loves to Workout. He loves to use working out as a stress reliever and he always feels good afterwards. Besides working out Marckender loves to read. Nothing beats a good book! Last but certainly not least he loves to spend time with his family and friends.

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  • Belinda Hines, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors Science in Food Service Management
    • NASM certified
    • AAPT Certfied
    • Specialization in Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance

    Belinda is from Long Island, NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Johnson and Wales University in 2013 with a degree in Food Service Managment. Belinda has held various positions in the hospitality industry. After working in management in the hospitality industry she realized that something was missing in her life. She really missed working directly with people and finding a way to truly help them. She attended AAPT to become a personal trainer in 2017 and loves that she gets to help people achieve their goals and give back to the community through this way. She has been a part of Fitness Together Belmont helping

    in my free time I like to
    In Belinda's free time she enjoys trying new reciepes utilizing her many kitchen gadgets. Belinda is a die hard country music fan, she typically attends at least 3 concerts a year. For exercise Belinda enjoys Indoor Rock Climbing, hiking and moutain biking.

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  • Heath Herchenbach, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S Exercise Science
    • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Licensed Massage Therapist

    Heath is from Libertyville, Illinois where he grew up playing football and a variety of other sports. At Cornell College he discovered a passion for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and a desire to learn everything about how the body moves. After graduating with his degree in Exercise Science he moved to Boston and kept active by playing Ultimate Frisbee and indoor rock climbing. He has been a personal trainer for over 5 years at both big box gyms and personal training studios. He joined the Fitness Together team in Belmont in 2021 and is excited to share what knowledge he can and learn everything from his fellow trainers!

    in my free time I like to
    Take my dog, Neptune, for long walks and runs at Beaver Brook and Rock Meadow. If I can run an obstacle course race I probably will and there isn't a backyard lawn game I won't play.

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here’s how it works

complimentary

signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!

  • I started working out after having breast cancer and heading to osteoporosis. My primary goal with FT was to increase bone density. I now have normal bone density.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.