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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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  • Rebecca LeSaffre, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 15 Years

    Credentials

    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    • Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
    • NESTA Certified Nutrition Coach
    • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
    • Amateur Boxer

    My journey to fitness began in my late 30’s. I was living a pretty unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, not exercising and eating junk food. After the birth of my second child, I started getting migraines, was depressed, had serious anxiety and generally felt horrible. I had heard that this “exercise thing” was helpful, so I decided to give it a shot, I mean, what did I have to lose? I started with a boxing class, then strength training and spinning and fell in love with all of it. As it turned out it was life changing for me. Through exercise & proper nutrition, I got rid of my headaches, and felt mentally & physically stronger. I decided that I wanted to help others see the benefits of exercise as I had done. I have been a personal trainer for 15 years, have taught boxing for 10 years and in 2017 at age 54, I became an amateur boxer.

    in my free time I like to
    boxing, spending time with family, and drawing.

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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...

  • 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 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.

  • 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.