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  • Preston Cawagas, Manager/Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Exercise Science Cornerstone University
    • Personal Training Certification (ER)
    • TRX Certification

    I was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i. My love for fitness started in high school. I was involved in sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball), but was also very overweight. A life change of nutrition and a regular workout routine started a burning passion in me to help others as they strive for a healthier lifestyle. That passion brought me to the state of Michigan. I attended Cornerstone University where I played college soccer and prepared for a career in personal training. After graduation, I started working at big box gyms, before coming to the East Paris Fitness Together. The best part of being a personal trainer at Fitness Together is that I am living out the dream of helping clients pursue/maintain a better lifestyle (via strength, mobility, endurance, and longevity).

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time I coach club soccer for intermediate and high school ages. I enjoy spending time with my wife (Alyssa) and dog (Cora) exploring all of the adventures Michigan has to offer.

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  • Kristen Seidowski, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • BS Exercise Science WMU
    • MS Exercise Physiology WMU
    • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist Nutrition Together

    I have been training at Fitness Together since I graduated from college, and it has been a wonderful place to be. FT clients are the most wonderful people to work with! Getting to know clients and becoming a apart of their everyday lives, and being able to help them achieve their goals is definitely my favorite part of being a trainer here. I participated in gymnastics for 15 years which has given me a unique energy and perspective that I like to translate into my sessions with clients.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time, I enjoy a variety of activities. During the warmer seasons, I love getting outside and being active. I like running, hiking, climbing, and anything outside enjoying the warm weather. I also enjoy listening to music, attending concerts, baking, reading, exploring new places, taking care of all my plants (I have quite a few), and snuggling with my cat, Ellie.

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  • Melcolm Brown, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's degree of Science Exercise Science
    • Associates degree of Science Fitness Specialist
    • ACSM CPT
    • NSCA CSCC

    Melcolm has been involved with martial arts (Tae Kwon do, wresting, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA) all his life. He has been a fitness professional for the last 5 years, working with all types of clients. Since graduating He have worked in clinical cardiac rehab, Division I hockey strengthening and conditioning, and personal training. I love being a fitness together personal trainer because I am able to devote all of my time focusing on my clients and their needs, while building great friendships, and achieving goals.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time I love spending time with my 1-year-old son Harrison and reading him Tolkien books. I also enjoy going to concerts and reading comic books as well.

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  • Dan Farias, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's degree of Science Exercise Science

    I have been training at Fitness Together since earning my degree from GVSU in the fall of 2019. Here I have established a training style emphasizing form and technique, while offering consistent feedback, coaching, and active encouragement, celebrating my clients victories whether large or small. I am passionate about helping clients not only reach their goals, but also enjoying the process that comes with it. I love to educate our clients about the importance of the small things and about the remarkable machine that is the human body.

    in my free time I like to
    In the warmer months I enjoy outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, and fishing. I have a deep interest in music and production. I also enjoy clothes/shoe shopping, watching/playing sports, and spending time with friends, loved ones, and my cat.

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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...

  • 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!

  • 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.

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