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Our Staff

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

Allison Faria B.S., NSCA, TPI
Allison Faria B.S., NSCA, TPI

Allison Faria B.S., NSCA, TPI

Owner

When Allison isn’t working with clients at Fitness Together, you might very well find her on the ice, coaching young women hockey players in Barrington or playing on her own hockey team. “I’ve always had a passion for sports,” she says, and it’s a passion she successfully conveys to her clients at Fitness Together. “Why not share the passion with others and have a rewarding career, helping others gain confidence and get healthy.” With 9 years of experience in the fitness industry Allison has learned to work with a variety of client challenges. Allison not only enjoys training athletes, but effectively works with clients that have limitations as well as special medical concerns. She successfully has helped those with diabetes/pre-diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and aging issues (balance, osteoporosis, weakness, and general fatigue).
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Kinesiology, Allison started working at Fitness Together as an intern, becoming full time in 2010. Allison is the Head Coach for the varsity girls Barrington High School hockey team.

Passionate about: “I love hockey. I love life. I love to challenge myself, physically and mentally, pushing myself, and staying motivated towards my goals."

Previous/Present Work Experience: Coaching High School athletes and Cardiac Rehabilitation Intern

Passion about your work: “Everyday I get to wake-up and help clients reach their goals and push them farther than they thought they could go.”

I tell my clients: “Attitude is everything. It’s harder to break a positive attitude than to fix one that is already broken… being uncomfortable with change is temporary, results are forever small or large; so why choose failure when success is an option."


Certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified 

 

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Erskine McIntosh B.S., ACSM
Erskine McIntosh B.S., ACSM

Erskine McIntosh B.S., ACSM

Assistant Manager

"You're situation is a mind-set, and if you would like to bring about a positive change, first you must change that."

With a strong belief that there is nothing “beyond your power,” Erskine McIntosh, a University of Rhode Island graduate in Kinesiology, is dedicated to helping clients make exercise an integral part of their life and a pathway to overall health and fitness. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Science, Erskine is Fitness Together Barrington’s Manager. Like many Fitness Together trainers, Erskine started as an intern at Fitness Together, recognizing his passion for helping others.

Passion about your work: “Helping others reach their goals. Their goals are also my goals."

Personal physical performance goal: Run a marathon, and enter a fitness related competition.

Biggest challenge as a personal trainer: Helping people realize they are not alone with their struggles with nutrition and weight loss.

Previous experience: Working with athletes, assisting a Physical Therapist with rehabilitation.

Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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Carl Martone B.S., ACSM
Carl Martone B.S., ACSM

Carl Martone B.S., ACSM

Fitness Coach

Carl Martone, the son of Italian immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, brings that pride and determination to his position as a trainer at Fitness Together.

An all-division football player in high school, Carl is passionate about sports and passionate about helping clients reach their fitness goals, whether it’s an elderly woman proud now to be carrying her groceries up a flight of stairs or someone looking to improve upon their tennis game.

 “I like the culture we have developed at Fitness Together,” he says “It’s smaller, one on one, rather than training with 100 people in the room. I’m very positive about fitness, helping clients reach their goals.”

Like many of the Rhode Island Fitness Together trainers, Carl is a Kinesiology graduate from the University of Rhode Island, where he played intramural sports and found himself in the gym constantly. Learning the discipline of positive health behaviors.

With a good sense of humor and the ability to relate well to clients of all ages, Carl sees himself remaining in the fitness industry, hoping to one day own his own Fitness Together franchise and be a leader in the industry.

Carl’s own personal goal is to run a marathon.

 

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Steve Lombari ACSM, TRX
Steve Lombari ACSM, TRX

Steve Lombari ACSM, TRX

Fitness Coach

Steve Lombari easily relates to the clients he trains. Battling weight issues earlier in his life, he overcame them with a change of lifestyle, exercise and now a commitment to help others. “I’ve been through it,” says the 46-year- old father of two, who weighed upwards of 300 pounds when he graduated from high school. “When I was 19 or 20, a trainer smartened me up, and in two years I dropped 110 to 120 pounds.”

He’s never turned back, and has been active physically since his weight loss, participating in tough mudders, playing basketball, and at one point working as a cardio boxing instructor.

For years he worked several jobs. He sings in a country band and works as a disc jockey, something he continues to pursue. But gnawing at him for years was his desire to become a personal trainer. He began with home study and graduated from MTTI’s personal training program in 2016. Part of the program was a requirement for an internship, and that brought Steve to Fitness Together’s Barrington studio.

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Robyn McFetters B.S.
Robyn McFetters B.S.

Robyn McFetters B.S.

Fitness Coach

The results, says Robyn McFetters, is what “makes it all worth it,” that is as a player, a coach, or a personal trainer.

What Robyn McFetters brings to Fitness Together is the attitude and aptitude of a successful athlete, the determination of a coach, and the desire of a trainer to help others. She came to Fitness Together in Barrington in late winter 2018, just two years out of the University of Maine, where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology Teaching/Coaching and the resumé of a track star. In high school, Robyn, who lives in Barrington, was all division and all state in discus and hammer, and All American in hammer. At the University of Maine, she was a four-year conference champion in hammer, IC4A/ECAC champion, two-time Penn Relays participant, and four-time NCAA East Region qualifier. Her competitiveness has served her well as a coach in high school and at Salve Regina University, where she’s assistant track coach. And it’s served her well in the training studio, where she is determined to motivate her clients to improve their “self-health, and to step out of their comfort zones. I hope they see the results they hope for and are able to live happier and healthier lives.”

Personally, she’s determined to compete again, training at a high level, while continuing to work with clients at Fitness Together. Her best advice to clients: “Knowing you have to improve is hard enough to reason with and motivating yourself to improve is hard as well. Getting started is by far the hardest part … but seeing the results makes it all worth it.”

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Ronald Thomas NASM
Ronald Thomas NASM

Ronald Thomas NASM

Fitness Coach

For Ron Thomas, success is measured sometimes in simple terms, and at times by helping young athletes reach for their dreams.

A young trainer, who earned his certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Ron has been motivated by his passion for sports, as an athlete and a coach. At Durfee High School in Fall River he played football, basketball, and track, where he excelled as a high jumper.

He returned to Durfee High School as an assistant track coach, deciding to also pursue a career as a personal trainer, while completing his bachelor’s degree at UMass Dartmouth.

Ron says, “each day is a learning process,” working sometimes with older clients, whose goals are often about making it easier to carry out everyday chores or keeping up with grandchildren.

He’s particularly proud of working with an older woman, who had difficulty rising from a chair without help, and now stands on her own; and a young athlete, a high jumper, who in high school whose best jump was six feet, one inches, and this year, at UMass, Dartmouth, six feet six and a quarter inches and an invitation to the nationals, competing with emerging elite athletes.

 

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