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Personal Training Studio 6708 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 301
Bethesda, MD 20815

Our Staff

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

Rick Coe
Rick Coe

Rick Coe

Owner

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. 

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Robin Coe
Robin Coe

Robin Coe

Owner

With over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry, Robin Coe 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 husband, Rick.

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Malia Ball
Malia Ball

Malia Ball

Assistant Manager / Fitness Coach

Originally from Rhode Island, Malia began her career with WellBiz Brands in 2016 with our sister company, Elements Therapeutic Massage. Malia has over 8 years of experience in the wellness industry in both client service and studio management.

Despite growing up in a "fitness family," Malia discovered her affinity for strength training as an adult when she attained sustainable results by adding weights to her fitness plan. Malia looks forward to continuing her career growth with Fitness Together.

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Mark Phillpott
Mark Phillpott

Mark Phillpott

Fitness Coach

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!

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Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders

Rachel Saunders

Fitness Coach

Rachel, a local Washingtonian,  is a mother of five and a certified personal trainer. She has a bachelors in education and has spent over 15 years in Europe traveling and educating others. She enjoys heavy weight lifting, cycling and spending quality time with her family. Rachel believes that all exercise should be functional and be useful in everyday life. She takes joy in passing her passion for a healthy lifestyle unto others.

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Ryan Senior
Ryan Senior

Ryan Senior

Fitness Coach

Ryan graduated from Washington Adventist University with a degree in Health and Fitness Management in 2017. Ryan is also certified with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Fitness and sports have always been a passion of Ryan's. Prior to obtaining his degree, Ryan played professional soccer in Spain. Ryan enjoys all things high intensity and full body functional. He firmly believes that your health is your wealth.

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Shanna Akanbi
Shanna Akanbi

Shanna Akanbi

Fitness Coach

A former track and volleyball star in college, Shanna began coaching clients in health in fitness in 2015. Along with a PT certification from AAAI, Shanna holds a MA in Occupational Therapy and a BA in Psychology. She has been training clients since 2015; bringing a common sense approach to training. Shanna is known for her energetic style of coaching and her fun personality. Her energy and passion for motivating will push you to your limit whether it is to conquer one more rep or dropping that squat a little lower.

Client Testimonial:  ”Shanna is an exceptional trainer.  She is upbeat and brings enthusiasm to each session.  She also brings a new workout to each session, so each session is creative and fresh.  Most of all, though, the sessions are challenging.  Because Shanna is so energetic and 45 minutes with her go by very quickly, it is easy to miss how hard she is making you work.  Rest assured—your muscles will remind you the next day of what a great session you had with Shanna!”

When she isn't working or working you might find Shanna acting out a movie. She is a movie buff! 

This one is a quote from Shanna, “There is no better feeling than making people healthy and happy and making a positive change in their lives”.

 

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Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Fitness Coach

Originally from Birmingham, England, Robert studied electronics and pursued a career in the field for over 8 years. Unfulfilled, Robert changed course in 2008 by joining the fitness industry, a 20-year recreational pursuit.

Robert was first certified in  2009, training clients at a local gym, before immigrating to the United States in 2010. Since moving to the U.S., Robert continued his fitness education, acquiring many specialty certifications including TRX, Muscle Activation Technique, Jumpstart, and NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

While Robert works with individuals of all ages, shapes, and sizes, he excels at working with busy parents, retired professionals, and once active "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.

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Sam Keener
Sam Keener

Sam Keener

Fitness Coach

Sam is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. Sam is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Specialist. Before earning her degree, Sam served four years in the United States Air Force. When she's not working, she enjoys playing and hiking with her dogs. Currently, she is training to run in the 2019 Chicago marathon with a long term goal to qualify and run the next Boston marathon. Other hobbies and passions include Power and Olympic lifting, hiking, camping, mountaineering, road trips and watching sports, particularly the Cubs!

 

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Sean Montgomery
Sean Montgomery

Sean Montgomery

Fitness Coach

Sean Montgomery was born and raised in Bethesda, MD by a family devoted to fitness and healthy lifestyles. After graduating from Walter Johnson High School, where he was a captain of both the football and lacrosse teams, Sean attended McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where he earned a B.A. in Exercise Science.

Prior to joining our team, Sean coached at both the JCC and a local training studio in Virginia. He comes to FT with a wealth of experience working with people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Sean firmly believes that exercise helps develop the focus and discipline in life necessary to be your best self not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.

When Sean isn’t working you might find him surfing, hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, taking a yoga class, or going to a sporting event. Sean also enjoys volunteering with youth sports programs. His favorite professional sports team is the Redskins.

 

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