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  • James Re, General Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • Master Trainer (10,000+ hours training),
    • Nutrition Guru,
    • N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer

    I joined Fitness Together in March of 2013 after obtaining my personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Fitness Together, I spent several years working as a chef and developed a love for cooking. My fitness journey began back in 2007 when I started educating myself in health, and my love of food became my now passion for nutrition. Through this knowledge, I successfully lost 75 pounds and changed my life forever. After having changed my own life, I knew that one day I would seek a career that enabled me to help others achieve their own goals. I am currently in the pursuit of attaining a certification as a correction exercise specialist to better prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

    in my free time I like to
    I love cars, guitars, horror movies, arts, interior design, wine, the culinary arts, and I have a very special interest in my wife, she's amazing! I love FT because it's challenged me to become more, build my self confidence, connect with amazing people and grow my career as a fitness professional on multiple levels. 

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  • Joe Gianino, Fitness Professional, Director of Education

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Springfield College,
    • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer,
    • NCAA Gymnast

    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
    Do Deadlifts and eat Sushi!

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  • Adam Marianelli, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Fitness Coach
    • C.S.C.S, C.F.S.C.

    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 and playing guitar.

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  • Brianna Spezzaferri, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • A.S. Health Science, NASM & NPTI Certified Personal Trainer

    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, Personal Trainer

    Credentials

    • Certified NASM Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition, YogaFit, and Stott mat Pilates.

    I danced since I was 3, then taught dance to children which led me to fitness. I began teaching fitness classes at age 24 and later learned about personal training and found my passion for my career. One of my accomplishments in fitness is I placed first in the NPC figure competition that was very fun and I learned a lot. What I love most about being a personal trainer is seeing my clients progress and reaching their goals. I also love connecting with my clients building relationships that I truly care about!

    in my free time I like to
    I love being in the gym lifting weights of course, it’s my happy place and 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. I have a daughter, son in law, and 3 granddaughters that are my biggest blessing that live in MI where I am from. My daughter is also a personal trainer.

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  • Mark Bruno, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 12 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S Springfield College
    • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Crossfit Level 1

    My fitness journey first began when I was playing sports growing up as a young kid. I played anything from football, basketball, soccer, baseball, and to tennis. I started working out to help with my athletic background especially for high school football. In college, I always knew I wanted to help people so I pursued my passion of helping people in fitness with a degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College. From there, I have been personal training people from all various levels of physical fitness, teaching group classes, and educating people about how nutrition and having the right mentality plays a large role as well. I am looking forward to working with people here at Fitness Together Melrose, so I can truly help people become the best versions of themselves both physically and mentally by applying those same characteristics to other aspects of their lives.

    in my free time I like to
    do deadlifts, go out to eat and travel with my wife, cook, be with my dog, and everything that is related to football.

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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...

  • Client of the Month - January 2022

    Mike Palumbo

    Who is He? He is

    A Melrose native, a husband, a father to his 16 year old boy and 11 year old girl, an accountant and owner of his own business.

     

    Why is He? Because He...

    Has made exercise in and out of the gym a priority by practicing what he’s been learning in his workouts along with staying on top of his nutrition since he started, which has resulted in him losing 2.5 percent of his body fat, 3.5 inches of his waist, an inch from his hips and all while gaining a tremendous amount of strength and flexibility. He can reach his toes now! 

     

    How did He? He

    Worked out 3x per week at Fitness Together Melrose while also training a bit on his down down time. Mike always comes early, rarely misses a workout and usually stays after for cardio too. One of his biggest accomplishments has been adhering to his nutrition plan, even throughout the holiday season and while traveling.

     

    Fun facts about Mike

    Mike loves spending time with his family and friends, going to NH on the weekends, traveling, sports with the kids and playing golf in the summers.

     

    A note from Mike: 

    “FT created a training and nutrition plan that worked specifically for me. In two months, I reached my goal of lowering fat. I feel great!” 

     

    Congratulations Mike!!!