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  • Brendan Stapleton, Owner/Operator

    Years of Experience

    • 16 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 14 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 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 15 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 kooky 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, Fitness Professional, Community Outreach Director

    Years of Experience

    • 10 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

    Years of Experience

    • 8 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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  • Joseph Gianino, Fitness Professional, Director of Education

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Springfield College
    • ACE CPT
    • DNS Exercise Level 1
    • McGill 2
    • ACUMobility

    Since I was 8 years old I have been involved in personal fitness though my gymnastics training. My training led me to compete locally and nationally in the Junior Olympic national program. I continued my career through high school and College. Spending time in the gym striving to meet my goals in gymnastics had been my passion. After graduation I continued to train students in gymnastics and realized training others was my real passion. I studied and completed a certification program through American Council of Exercise. Shortly thereafter I joined Fitness Together and started my professional career as a trainer.

    in my free time I like to
    Spend time with my family, Deadlift & Eat Sushi.

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  • Adam Marianelli, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 5 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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  • Brad Jackson, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Exercise Science
    • C.S.C.S.
    • USAW

    I first got into strength and conditioning when I was training for my junior and senior year of high school football. I developed a love for improving not just my own life but the lives of others through exercise. I studied Exercise Science at Bridgewater State University and did internships ranging from elite college athletes to adult fitness. I also started the Strength and Conditioning program for all athletes at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School and helped kids achieve great success on the field through Strength and Conditioning. I have worked with a lot of clients ranging from power lifters, bodybuilders and athletes all the way to adult fitness. I am extremely excited to be joining the Fitness Together team and I look forward to helping all clients in achieving their goals.

    in my free time I like to
    Coach and watch football, sitting out by my fire pit, beer, traveling and teaching.

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  • Liz Tisdale, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM CPT
    • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • ACE Senior Exercise Specialist

    When I started working out, I was chasing after aesthetics. There was a time when I was following fad diets and programs from the internet. It worked, my body fat was decreasing, but I was feeling run down. So, I started to wonder what is the secret? I became a personal trainer and spent a few more years with trial and error on myself. I gained experience working with clients at a few gyms, I learned that no two bodies are the same and that fitness and nutrition should be individualized. I learned to enjoy the challenge of helping people figure out what works for them and weeding out what does not. It is almost like a puzzle to me that needs solving! It has been a year now that I’ve been with Fitness Together, and it has been an adventure. Outside of FT I am a part time student, working towards a degree in Nutrition and Wellness. As for what I am chasing after now. I am chasing after gaining the strength and coordination to achieve my maximal output with Olympic lifts. I have no plans to compete, except for against who I was yesterday.

    in my free time I like to
    Stargazing, wine, Olympic weightlifting, yoga, crafts (mostly coloring), baking, puzzles, FOOD

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  • Brianna Spezzaferri, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • A.S. HEALTH SCIENCE
    • NASM CPT
    • NPTI CPT

    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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  • Tess Mothersell, Fitness Professional

    Years of Experience

    • 24 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM CPT
    • NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • ISSA Nutrition Performance Specialist
    • YogaFit
    • SloTt Mat Pilates

    I started dancing at the age of 3 and continued throughout my young adult life. This love of movement lead me to teaching dance and then helped me discover my love of fitness. I began my career in the fitness industry at age 24 teaching classes which ultimately lead me to my passion of working 1 on 1 with clients as a personal trainer. One of my favorite accomplishments was when I placed first in the NPC figure competition! Very rewarding, fun and quite the learning process. What I love most about being a personal trainer is seeing our clients progress and reaching their goals. I truly love connecting with other & building relationships that I truly care about!

    in my free time I like to
    Of course, I love strength training & being in the training room as it’s my happy place! I enjoy most physical activities even if I’m not good at them. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to church, and shopping. My daughter, son-in-law, and 3 granddaughters who live in my home state of Michigan, they are my biggest blessings. The apple does not fall far from the tree, my daughter is also a personal trainer!

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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!