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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Tim King
Tim King

Tim King

Fitness Coach

Born and raised in the Maryland area, Tim first discovered an interest in fitness at the age of 14. Tim began instructing classes part time after school for a local Tae Kwon Do studio at age 16, and has maintained an efficacy of bringing fitness to peoples' lives for 10+ years. 

From 2007-20012 Tim attended college at Buffalo, NY in pursuit of a degree for Exercise Kinesiology. While doing so he pursued an interest in Muay Thai Kickboxing; eventually on the competitive level. During these years Tim also gained professional experience working in a cardiac rehabilitative facility in the area, acquiring skills that would prove beneficial in both his and his client's training.

Upon receiving a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2012, Tim decided to take his expertise back to Maryland; continuing an increase in professional experience for the fitness industry. It is here he also gained a particular interest in both Olympic and Power lifting as well as acquiring a certification in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

Tim currently strives to maintain professional excellence and  knowledge in the fitness world in order to bring an optimal experience to his clients.

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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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Lizzie Orman
Lizzie Orman

Lizzie Orman

Fitness Coach

Lizzie Graduated from West Virginia University in December 2016 where she first began to show a real interest in Personal Training. As a coaching major with an emphasis on personal training, Lizzie was an intern at an on-campus private gym where she trained both students and professors. She received her certification through American Council on Exercise in 2016 and began training right away in a larger gym setting. Lizzie completed her Masters in Coaching Education with an emphasize in Personal Training from the University of Denver in 2018. Through internships and various jobs throughout college, Lizzie has had the opportunities to work with a wide variety of athletes and clients. Having worked with many different people throughout the years Lizzie likes to keep things fun, different, and fast-paced in order to keep her clients excited for every single workout. Having been through different knee and shoulder injuries Lizzie shows a special interest in orthopedic exercise and injury prevention.

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Cliff Gray
Cliff Gray

Cliff Gray

Fitness Coach

As a college basketball, football and lacrosse athlete, movement and the ability to be strong has always been a passion of Cliff's. Cliff graduated from Frostburg State University with a Kinesiology degree and brings four years of personal training experience as well as group exercise to FT. He has disciplines in Tabata, Bootcamp, 321 and Circuit training. Cliff loves showing his clients new exercises. With his wide smiles and ever so positive attitude, he believes exercise should be fun, and his workouts are structured that way—to ensure that you have an excellent but challenging workout.

Cliff’s Motto – “Conquer the burn, don’t let the burn conquer you”

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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”.