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  • Brendan Stapleton, Owner/Operator

    Years of Experience

    • 19 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Psychology and Exercise Science
    • ACE CPT
    • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
    • ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist
    • Cancer Exercise Specialist
    • Breast Cancer Recovery Specialist
    • KettleBell Certified
    • Sandbell Certified
    • ViPR Certified
    • TRX Certified
    • Spartan Group X Certified

    After being with Fitness Together Burlington for over 16 years all I can say is I love my job! There is nothing better than seeing a client reach their goals and become who they have always wanted to be. After graduating from Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a degree in Psychology & Exercise Science I knew I wanted to work with people, helping them to become the best version of themselves. Over the last 16+ years I earned a wide variety of certifications ranging from Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist to Orthopedic Exercise Specialist to becoming a certified SPARTAN coach. As well as all sorts of fun kookie ones in between.  My goal as a fitness professional is to motivate my clients to achieve their goals. I want to make exercise an enjoyable part of their lives. Whether its being able to get out of bed without pain, run a 5k, get off the floor easier or to just simply increase overall health my team and I are eager to help.  "Train Simple Smart"- Jim Warren

    in my free time I like to
    Spend time with my family and friends spending as much time outside as possible

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  • Lauren Stapleton, Owner/ Operator, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 13 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Psychology and Law
    • ACE CPT
    • ACE GFI
    • 200HR RYT
    • Pre/Post Natal Training Specialist
    • TRX Certified
    • Sandbell Certified

    Working at Fitness Together for more than 7 years I have learned how to take my love for a healthy lifestyle and share that with our community. Graduating from Plymouth State University with a BS in Psychology, very out of shape, unhealthy, with a significant amount of lower back pain, I turned my attention to my own health. During that time, I realized this is what I need to do. I have to help people become better versions of themselves. In 2012 I became a certified ACE Group Instructor. In 2013 I became a ACE Certified Personal Trainer and never looked back. The journey is real, the journey is hard and I am so blessed to be able to be on that Journey with YOU. The joy of being able to connect with people, get to know them on a personal level and change lives in a positive way really makes me love what I do. Our FT family is amazing, supportive, caring, welcoming and hardworking...clients and our coaches. Our FT family really is like no other. I look forward to meeting you soon!

    in my free time I like to
    Yoga, running, hiking, paddle boarding, walking my pup Sadie, binge watching terrible TV with my Husband, enjoying a nice ride in my Jeep on a warm sunny day. Oh, and a good glass of wine!

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  • Maria Cardozo, General Manager, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Exercise Science
    • NSCA CPT
    • NSCA CSCS

    I started at Fitness Together in May of 2016 after graduating from Colby-Sawyer college with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. From the age of 3-18 years old, I participated in competitive dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and musical theater. During college, I played rugby as my sport, taught fitness classes at the school’s gym for my part-time job, and interned at various Physical Therapy facilities for class credits. I personally became interested in fitness my freshman year of college when I decided to get stronger in order to perform better as an athlete. Then I switched my major from Nursing to Exercise Science when my mom got a hip replacement and my interest increased when I helped her through the therapy process. I immediately started working at Fitness Together after college because I wanted a career that helped others achieve their goals, feel better, learn how to function throughout their day pain free, and have fun working out in a safe environment!

    in my free time I like to
    I love to read, go hiking, hangout at my family’s lakehouse on NewFound Lake in the summer, run outside, ski in the winter, and drink coffee.

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  • Adam Marianelli, Director of Education & Training, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • B.A. Holy Family University
    • NSCA CSCS
    • FRCms Kinstretch
    • CFSC

    I love to help people move better, feel better and look better! I recently moved up here from Philadelphia to pursue a full time career as a Fitness Coach. I graduated in 2016 from Holy Family University with a degree in Sport Marketing Management. While at Holy Family I played varsity soccer all 4 years as well as help coach the girls basketball team. I recently completed a 4 month internship where I earned my Certified Functional Strength Coach certificate (CFSC).

    in my free time I like to
    Rock Climbing, playing guitar & Pizza.

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  • Brianna Spezzaferri, Lead Nutrition Coach, Client Communication Manager, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • A.S. HEALTH SCIENCE
    • NASM CPT
    • NPTI CPT
    • Precision Nutrition Level 1

    I was a Junior Olympic competitive gymnast for 14 years and retired after high school because of nagging injuries. I was always someone who put extra time outside of practice in the gym to keep strong to try and keep my body healthy. No matter what injury I had there was ALWAYS something I could do in the gym! From a young age working out I could always turn my bad day into a good one and it became my happy place. I have been working as a a personal trainer since 2015. I have worked with many demographics from ages 8 to 85!

    in my free time I like to
    Working out (of course), Netflix and snuggles with my dog Coco and my cat Mooch, spending time outdoors, and spending time with my family, friends and boyfriend!

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  • Tom Melanson, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Exercise Physiology and Minor in Nutrition
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
    • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 (TPI)

    Growing up playing sports, I knew I wanted to choose a career that involved physical activity. This coupled with volunteering at a Hippotherapy program (physical therapy using horse riding) in high school for wounded warriors and children with disabilities made my path clear. I then went to UMass Lowell where I majored in Exercise Physiology and minored in Nutrition in 2019. I continued my education at UMass Lowell, and in the spring of 2022, I completed my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I now aim to help as many people as possible move optimally to improve their quality of life! In my free time:

    in my free time I like to
    I enjoy being active by doing archery, fishing, weightlifting, gardening, hiking, kayaking, and swimming.

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  • Liz Tisdale (LeBlanc), Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Personal Trainer
    • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • ACE Senior Exercise Specialist
    • Precision Nutrition Level 1

    I’m back after a year working in healthcare as a Home Health Aide! During that time I gained experience helping elderly individuals with their activities of daily living and personal care. I observed and learned from my clients how advancing age affected them physically and mentally. I explored my options in healthcare, but ultimately I was drawn back to personal training. I returned with the purpose of helping adults of all ages improve their health and quality of life. I thought of no better place to return than FT Burlington. The work (out) environment here is that of acceptance, motivation, and encouragement. Without hesitation this was my first choice. I’m happy to be back and excited to catch up and get to know everyone!

    in my free time I like to
    Golf with my husband, read self-improvement books, cook, garden, play video games, and care for my two cats Sonic and Tails

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  • Jake Woodside, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • ISSA Certified CPT

    I attended college at Daniel Webster & Castleton University for Sociology and Anthropology. I started wrestling at the age of 13 and in high school/college. I was a two time state finalist & state champion in 2015. I picked up rugby and MMA while in college and fell in love with health and fitness. Training MMA I learned the skills of boxing, kickboxing, muay thai and jiu jitsu. I’ve competed in both MMA and muay thai, and I hope to go back for more! Fighting is what brought me to personal training. The optimization of the human body is something that has always fascinated me & it helped me grow in the sports of wrestling, rugby and MMA. Learning how to coach/ train myself and my teammates, I fell in love with helping others achieve their goals. Kettlebells are by far my favorite piece of equipment in the gym. Being so complex, I have tried to master the skill in order to effectively coach clients on how to utilize them during their workouts. Can't wait to help you active your goals.

    in my free time I like to
    I’m a bit of a nerd who likes to game when I have the time to and love enjoying a weekend out with some friends and of course learning new Kettlebell techniques

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  • Rita Melo, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • TRX Certified
    • KettleBell Certified
    • Hyperice SMR & Vibration Certified
    • Group Training Certified

    I started my journey right after HS. I was working to become a Nurse and was enrolled in a Nursing Program & working at St. Josephs Hospital. During 2020, I went through some life-changing events and decided to change career paths. Growing up, I played soccer, basketball, volleyball, & cross-country. In HS I did softball, cheerleading, & track/ field with varsity javelin. MY personal trainer worked with me, and we focused on both mind & body. My life did a complete 360 from coming in to my sessions 2x/wk with him. I thought to myself “if he can have this much impact in my life and completely change the way I see life..image what I can do for other people”. So I got educated and hustled to become exactly what my trainer was for me, for others! Now after years of experience I have never looked back & couldn’t be any happier. My purpose is being fulfilled with changing peoples lives. Fun fact: I was born in Portugal and speak 3 languages

    in my free time I like to
    stay active, travel, dance, and spend time with friends/family. I also enjoy reading, journaling, and find myself listening to a podcast or performing a concert in my car!

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  • Hannah Allgood, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Exercise Science B.S.

    I recently graduated from the Clinical Exercise Science program at Umass Lowell and will continue in their Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I completed my internship at FT and enjoyed the environment so much that I am excited to continue! I have always enjoyed being active. When I was younger, I competed in gymnastics and all-star cheerleading. Now I enjoy going to the gym, doing yoga, tennis, and walking my dogs. I spent a lot of time in physical therapy from gymnastics, which led me to pursue a career in physical therapy and fitness training. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals!

    in my free time I like to
    I enjoy staying active, reading, traveling, crafting, and training my dog Ellie

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  • Maxwell Davis, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Exercise Science B.S. (Coming Soon)
    • USA Gymnastics Certified Coach

    I am a senior at UMass Lowell in the Exercise Science program and a Pole Vaulter for the UML Track and Field team. I have always been a very active person involved in athletics, becoming the New England champion of the floor exercise in mens gymnastics. I knew I wanted to help people, and being able to do so with exercise is exactly what I was looking for. Before interning at Fitness Together I was given the opportunity to work with traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease patients as a part of the NeuroFit Assisted Exercise program; specifically with Parkinson’s patients. I am excited to be beginning the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UMass Lowell this coming summer.

    in my free time I like to
    hike, play recreational sports, play video games, and play with my two cats Milo and Rocky.

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  • Sumeya Abrar, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Exercise Science B.S.

    I am a recent graduate from Umass Lowell and had the privilege of doing my internship at FT. The clientele and the trainers are so special here that I just had to stick around! I spent my undergraduate years running soccer and basketball clinics for elementary level kids to promote fitness in a fun environment, along with a non-profit called Walk for Hunger to help provide nutritional meals for those struggling with food insecurity. Growing up with lots of brothers, I spent most of my childhood outside playing various sports with them, so my love for exercise came naturally. I am thrilled to get to know each and every one of you, and help you achieve your goals!

    in my free time I like to
    I enjoy spending time with family, reading, traveling, watching sports, and volunteering

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  • Vincent De la Cruz, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Sports Medicine and Human Performance
    • M.S. Exercise and Sport Science
    • CSCS
    • First Aid
    • CPR

    I recently graduated from Merrimack College with a Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Since high school, I have developed a passion for inspiring people to become the best version of themselves through fitness and coaching. Over the past few years, I have coached strength and conditioning at Bentley University, a few local high schools, and coached (and competed) in the sport of powerlifting. Every day, I look forward to helping people move better, feel better, and gain confidence in themselves through exercise and fitness.

    in my free time I like to
    play yard games, lift weights, hike, and play video games

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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 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.

  • 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.