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

Derek Maxfield
Derek Maxfield

Derek Maxfield

Owner/Personal Trainer ACE Certified Personal Trainer Over 35,000 sessions experience 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 BevCam Boards of Directors

Derek Maxfield enjoys seeing his clients reach their goals and looks forward to exercising. He strongly believes that nutrition is a very important aspect of fitness and finding the correct activity is the key to total commitment.  Derek is certified through the American Council of Exercise and has enjoyed working with clients ranging from 14 years old to 83 years old, from athletes to those who have had various injuries.  He started his career working in a public gym, but joined Fitness Together in December of 2008 in Concord, MA.  After two years of service which he thoroughly enjoyed, he became owner of Fitness Together in Beverly, where he has been since December of 2010.

He has since been named the 2013 Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year, has actively participated in professional groups such as BNI, Beverly Rotary, and the Great Beverly Chamber of Commerce, in which he proudly sits on the Board of Director; and is the host of an award winning informational program called "Half Hour or Health" that airs on BevCam, Beverly's exclusive access television network.

Derek enjoys golfing, running, and burning plenty of calories working on his yard.

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Dana Destefano
Dana Destefano

Dana Destefano

Personal Trainer ACE 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.

 

When I'm not working as a personal trainer, or working out in a gym, you'll probably find me on a hiking trail, or on a mountain trail.  In my idle time, I'm an avid musician.  I'm a guitarist and have gigged, taught, and recorded frequently over the course of my 18 years playing.  If you're a music fan, we'll have plenty to talk about.  I look forward to meeting you!

 

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Cara Laconti
Cara Laconti

Cara Laconti

Personal Trainer 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

Cara has 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 - she emphasizes the importance of functional training to help her clients achieve their goals in a safe, fun, and efficient way.  She comes to Fitness Together having spent a large part of her career with the YMCA (and Fitness Together Reading as well).  Cara is a great example of "practicing what she preaches".  In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, volleyball, hiking, weight training, spending time with her family, and enjoying the many beaches on the North Shore.

 

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Brandon Quadros
Brandon Quadros

Brandon Quadros

Personal Trainer B.S. in Nutrition cum laude - Framingham State University B.S. Sport and Movement Science magna cum laude - Salem State University *Currently studying for License in Massage Therapy

Brandon’s passion for fitness started in middle school when he was struggling with being overweight as an adolescent. After making simple changes to his activity and nutrition he was able to hit his weight loss goal and has ever since wanted to help others in need of help with their own fitness and nutrition goals. He enjoys 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.

He comes to Fitness Together with a mixed background of working with past clients in their own homes, at local health clubs and non-profit gyms. Brandon also specializes 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 his spare time he enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, playing soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with good company and having fun and thought-provoking conversations.

 

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