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  • Mark Phillpott, Assistant Manager & Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 20 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Kinesiology
    • NASM CPT
    • TRX
    • FMS

    Growing up in northern New Jersey, there was barely a field or court in town where Mark could not be found at some point during the year. Mark was inspired to study exercise sciences while rehabbing with an athletic trainer following a knee injury in high school. Since graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2005, Mark has taken on a variety of roles ranging from personal training and physical therapy to athletic performance training where he coached numerous collegiate and professional athletes. Since joining Fitness Together in 2014, Mark has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients and watching them achieve their fitness goals. He also loves working closely with his fellow team members in a collaborative effort to deliver the highest quality, most individualized training available.

    in my free time I like to
    When not in the studio training clients or working out himself, Mark enjoys fishing, hiking, golf, spending time with friends, and attending as many Maryland sporting events as possible. Go Terps!

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  • Malia Ball, Virtual Professional Personal Trainer | Administrative Ninja

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • PTA Global CPT
    • TRX
    • FMS

    Malia loves being a trainer at Fitness Together because of her ability to build relationships with clients and find the best approach for each person's need. She loves making people feel empowered, stronger, and better than when they walked in the door. Many clients struggle with weight and body image, including herself, which makes it very easy for her to relate to her clients. Being a part of the team at Fitness together is truly like being a part of a family. Change is hard. But when you do it with people you enjoy being around, it's very rewarding.

    in my free time I like to
    When Malia is not at work, she is usually either shopping or hanging out with her family. She is always looking for a new restaurant or winery to visit; ask for a recommendation. Go Pats!

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  • Shanna Akanbi, Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • AAAI Certified Personal Trainer
    • TRX Certified
    • FMS Certified

    As a former volleyball and track star, physical fitness has always been an integral part of Shanna's life. After numerous knee injuries, Shanna began to focus more on functionality and physical longevity over sport specific activities. This ultimately led her to study Occupational Therapy at Trinity Washington University and has continued to be the foundation by how she trains. Occupational therapy compliments her athletic training, allowing Shanna to do what she loves, supporting others in caring for their bodies.

    in my free time I like to
    In her free time, Shana enjoys binging on movies, music, and playing party games with her friends. Despite a bubbly personality, Shanna enjoys relaxing on the couch and playing with her cat Layla when not at the studio.

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  • Robert Gordon, Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 14 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    • MAT (Muscle Activation Technique)
    • Jumpstart
    • RX Suspension Training

    Originally from Birmingham, England, Robert studied electronics and pursued a career in the field for over 8 years. Unfulfilled, Robert decided to pursue his life long passion for fitness by reinventing his career in 2008. Robert works well with individuals of all ages, shapes, and sizes. However, he excels with busy parents, retired professionals, and "former athletes" looking to get back in the game. Robert has a deep passion for fitness and greatly enjoys teaching a healthy lifestyle to others. What he loves about Fitness Together is they have a great business model for client-driven goals. Robert feels the management team does their absolute best to look after the trainers. Most importantly, all the staff works well as a team and sincerely cares about their clients' success.

    in my free time I like to
    Robert loves researching and learning new things in the field of health, fitness, nutrition through podcasts, books, or blog posts. Setting an example for others is very important to Robert. He enjoys his personal strength training and conditioning work which consists of a mix of Olympic Weightlifting, traditional strength, and bodyweight training, as well as general running and sprints. Robert also enjoys roller skating.

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  • Aaron Ferguson III, Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • B.A. Kinesiology
    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach

    Originally a local Washingtonian, Aaron Ferguson III graduated from Wheaton High School as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track/field. Aaron has a bachelor's in Kinesiology from McDaniel College, where he played football and was the captain of the Indoor and Outdoor Track/Field Teams. Prior to joining our team, Aaron coached at a local big box gym. He comes to FT with the experience of working with people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Aaron has a genuine love for fitness and believes it truly brings out the best in everyone.

    in my free time I like to
    When Aaron isn't working, you might find him playing football, basketball, running, lifting weights, and boxing. Aaron loves to eat as much as he loves to cook, meal prep, and try new recipes. He is a big sports fan and loves to listen to all kinds of music. His favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings.

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  • Tae Kim, Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's in Illustration/Painting - Syracuse University
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Born and raised in Montgomery County his entire life, Tae spent a huge part of his youth very obese at 285lbs. At age 16 he decided that he didn't want to continue living this way and joined The Winston Churchill High School Football team his junior year to pursue a healthier way of living. After losing 100lbs and keeping it off for 13 years, he continued his love and passion for fitness and weight training/bodybuilding by pursuing his NASM certification. He loves finding the strengths in everyone and helping them use it to their fullest potential. Growing up with a negative relationship with his own body, he can easily read and relate with many people and their struggles with their self image. Why Tae joined Fitness Together is how well the team works together and how they care for each and every client to reach their goals.

    in my free time I like to
    spend time with his dogs, trying new recipes and educating himself further in exercise, nutrition and overall health & wellness through podcasts, research articles, videos and audiobooks. Since he spends so much time in the gym, he enjoys taking a break to spend time with his friends and loved ones getting outside as much as possible and staying in touch with his artistic side.

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  • Joslynn Haley, Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Kinesiology (expected 2023) - George Mason University
    • Kinesiology Club at George Mason University

    Growing up, I was always found doing something that involved fitness or being active. Playing soccer and swimming for most of my life, I constantly wanted to be involved in sports, whether playing them or coaching from the sidelines. Going to school for kinesiology was a no-brainer for me, and my education in fitness and wellness has truly blossomed.

    in my free time I like to
    train my rescue Pitbull or be in the kitchen whipping up some new healthy recipes for my family to try. On Sundays, you'll also find me rooting for the Steelers and actively catching up on the shows I missed throughout the week.

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  • Robin Coe, Professional Virtual Fitness & Nutrition Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 43 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM CPT
    • Precision Nutrition Coach

    Robin has spent her entire career helping others change habits and lead healthy lifestyles. She has coached in big gyms and small as well as clients' homes throughout the state. In 2006, Robin purchased the FT East Greenwich studio because it allowed her to coach clients in a manner she felt was the best way to get results: utilizing custom workouts in private suites. Prior to owning and operating her own business, Robin managed group and individualized services at several clubs including Apollo, Healthtrax, and Gold's Gym. Along with studio ownership, Robin is a member of the FT Franchisee Advisory Council as well as a mentor for a franchise marketing and retention program. Amongst many awards and accolades, Robin and her husband Rick were recognized as the FT Franchisees of the Year in 2016 for the performance of their studio in Bethesda, MD.

    in my free time I like to
    When she isn't training others, Robin runs, lifts weights, bakes, and travels. Robin primarily spends her free time with her husband Rick and their 6 combined children. She currently resides in Charleston, SC.

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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...

  • 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.

  • 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.