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  • Derek Maxfield, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 14 Years

    Credentials

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • CPR/AED Certified
    • First Aid Certified
    • 2013 Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce "Young Entrepreneur of the Year"
    • 2011 Fitness Together Massachusetts "Rookie of the Year"
    • Currently Serving on:
    • Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Board
    • BevCam Local Access Television Boards of Directors
    • *Past Board Member of the Beverly Rotary Club

    Hello everyone! I enjoy seeing my clients reach their goals and look forward to exercising, not just having it be a chore. I strongly believe that nutrition is a very important aspect of fitness and health, and finding the correct activity is the key to total commitment.  I am certified through the American Council of Exercise and have enjoyed working with clients ranging from 14 years old to 83 years old, from athletes to those who have had various injuries.  I started my career working in a public gym, but joined Fitness Together in December of 2008 in Concord, MA.  After two years of service which I thoroughly enjoyed, I became owner of Fitness Together in Beverly, where I have been since December of 2010. I have proudly been named the 2013 Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year, have actively participated in professional groups such as BNI, Beverly Rotary, and the Great Beverly Chamber of Commerce, in which I sit on the Board of Directors. I also host an award winning informational program called "Half Hour or Health" that airs on BevCam Local Access Television, Beverly's exclusive access television network.

    in my free time I like to
    exercise, whether strength training or running, play golf, watch sports, and listen to music.

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  • Dana DeStefano, Lead Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • CPR/AED Certified
    • First Aid Certified

    Hey there!  I'm Dana, and I've been a trainer for over 3 years.  My fitness journey began pretty much my whole life.  As a child and into my teens, I had a multitude of back problems, scoliosis and sciatic pain to name a couple.  I credit my mom always taking me the holistic route when it came to helping me better myself, through chiropractic care and acupuncture.  So in my early 20s, I decided to take care of myself holistically by signing up at a local gym and working out with weights.  I fell in love instantly.  Weight training has helped me with, not just my back problems, but any joint pain I've felt along the way.  Evidently, I grew a passion for helping people heal themselves naturally.

    in my free time I like to
    hike, on a local trail or mountain trail, and play guitar. If you're a music fan - we'll have plenty to talk about!

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  • Cara LaConti, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 37 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science/Health - Bridgewater State University
    • Physical Education Teacher Certification - Salem State University
    • MS Certified Trainer
    • Brigham and Women's Hospital Cancer Survivor's Fitness Training Certification
    • CPR/AED Certified
    • First Aid Certified

    Hi everyone! I have been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years.  In working with all demographics and populations - from children, to the elderly, to cancers survivors - I strongly emphasize the importance of functional training to help my clients achieve their goals in a safe, fun, and efficient way.  I comes to Fitness Together having spent a large part of her career with the YMCA (and Fitness Together Reading as well).  I try to be a great example of "practicing what I preach".

    in my free time I like to
    do yoga, play volleyball, hike, weight train, spend time with my family and children, and I also enjoy the many beaches on the North Shore.

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  • Brandon Quadros, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. in Nutrition cum laude - Framingham State University
    • B.S. Sport and Movement Science magna cum laude - Salem State University
    • Licensed in Massage Therapist
    • CPR/AED Certified
    • First Aid Certified

    Greetings All! My passion for fitness started in middle school when I was struggling with being overweight as an adolescent. After making simple changes to his activity and nutrition I was able to hit his weight loss goal and ever since I've wanted to help others in need of help with their own fitness and nutrition goals. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and fitness backgrounds and emphasizes a strong holistic trifecta of strength exercise, nutrition, and mobility to keep the body strong and joints moving well. I come to Fitness Together with a mixed background of working with past clients in their own homes, at local health clubs and non-profit gyms. I also specialize with clients with vegan diets and has been plant-based for several years and enjoys spending time researching new exercises and implementing them into his workouts.

    in my free time I like to
    cook, travel, hike, play soccer, listen to music, and hang out with good company and have fun and thought-provoking conversations.

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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...

  • 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.

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