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

Ashley Trainor
Ashley Trainor

Ashley Trainor

Owner, ACSM CPT, TRX, StrongFirst KB Course

Hello! My name is Ashley Trainor.  Yes, that is my REAL last name - compliments of my husband Brett – we joke that I married him for his name :)  I grew up in Lynn (you know…Lynn Lynn the city of sin, you never come out the way you went in…) and Malden - my husband in Somerville and Malden.  We have a 6 year old son named Brohm (pronounced Braum).

I graduated from Fitchburg State University obtaining a BA degree with a focus in Exercise Science, Psychology and Business Admin. I am also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. After college I began working at Fitness Together in Newtonville as a Personal Trainer.  I worked my way to Assistant and then General Manager before purchasing that studio in 2012 from the then owner.  I sold that location in 2018.  I purchased Fitness Together Medford in 2015.

Before becoming a personal trainer, I traveled to Costa Rica where I rode horseback around an active volcano and zip lined through the Rainforest. I also lived and worked in San Francisco for one of my college summers.

Growing up I played soccer and did gymnastics – where I always felt awkward!  I am a foodie and am a bit obsessed with hitting my protein numbers for the day. Weightlifting is my favorite form of exercise.  I avoid running at most costs as my body strongly disagrees with it! I am always experimenting with different forms of fitness. My previous adventures include P90X, CrossFit, indoor floor hockey and kick boxing.  Currently I am doing a lot of Kettle Bell get ups at the start of my workouts and KB Swings at the end.  I got into lifting and exercising regularly along with thinking about what I put into my body at Mikes Gym here in Medford as a junior in high school.

My whole life I have struggled with depression and anxiety and I have found my release as well as my purpose through working with myself and others to take good care of our bodies and minds. I am passionate about my work and want to share the benefits of an active and focused lifestyle with as many people as possible. I know that taking that initial step is not easy. I am to help with that and I look forward to getting to know you!

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Alessandra Ribeiro
Alessandra Ribeiro

Alessandra Ribeiro

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NPTI Graduate

Hello! My name is Alessandra Ribeiro. I grew up in Brazil and moved to the US in Febrary 2001. I was overweight my entire life, especially after high school. Things only got worse when I came to Boston and started working in the food industry. That was a big factor in my continued weight gain. I reached my heaviest at 303 lbs. I was considered morbidly obese and my doctors told me that I wouldn’t live long because of my health issues. Together, we decided that I would undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery.

I followed everything they told me, and by changing my eating to include healthier food choices, and practicing portion control, I was successful. I lost 125 lbs! What I can tell you is that maintaining my weight loss has been the hardest thing I have had to do. It has been 7 years now and I am doing it! I continue to exercise regularly, make healthy food choices and control my portion sizes.

Exercise changed my life. I started running, and in a matter of time, I was signing up for races.  I ran two half marathons and unfortunately, injuries came along with those. After spending a lot of quality time in physical therapy, and being trained by a personal trainer for two years, I decided to become a personal trainer, and changed my life once again. This time,  I was changing in order to help other people, like me, to achieve a healthy weight and life style. I received a Diploma and an Academic Achievement Award from the National Personal Training Institute in Waltham, MA and I hold a Personal Trainer Certificate through NASM. I am excited to meet you and to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. 

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Jay Fagone
Jay Fagone

Jay Fagone

NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

Hello! My name is Jay Fagone. I graduated Cum Laude (no big deal) from Fitchburg State University in 2010 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I know what you’re thinking, Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but working as a Personal Trainer?

As a young adult I found myself sitting in my cube thinking about how unhappy I was. Most days I would sit there thinking to myself how I couldn’t wait to leave so I could get to the gym and start my workout! One day it hit me, I need to become a Personal Trainer? Do what I love AND help others! So, that’s what I did. I got certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and also hold a specialization in weight loss also through NASM.

I grew up playing sports my entire life and have always had that competitive nature inside of me, wanting to be one of the best. I began weightlifting when I was sixteen years old to perform better as an athlete in high school, where I played soccer for 2 years, baseball for 4 years and basketball for 4 years Being an athlete all of my life I understand the importance of self-discipline and hard work and I absolutely love it!

Our bodies are one of the few things in life that we can control, so why not take care of them? I strongly believe that exercise is a catalyst to a healthier, happier lifestyle. I want to be a part of that change in others. My goal as a Personal Trainer is to have people leaving their workout feeling better than when they came in. I am happy to be a trainer here at Fitness Together and look forward to helping our clients achieve their goals and for them to enjoy the process while doing it!

Three of my favorite quotes that I try to live by: 

“If you’re tired of starting over, then stop giving up.”

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

“Fail forward”

 

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