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

James Re

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

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BACKGROUND: 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.

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Joe Gianino

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

CERTIFICATIONS: DNS Exercise Level 1, McGill 2, Acumobility

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7 years

BACKGROUND: 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.

#WHYWELOVEFTM: I love FTM because of the culture and family environment.

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Deadlifts

FUN FACT: Sushi PR= 43

FAVORITE SPLURGE FOOD: Sushi

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Adam Marianelli

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

CERTIFICATIONS: CSCS FRCms Kinstretch CFSC

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 3 years

BACKGROUND: 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).

#WHYWELOVEFTM: The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Rock Climbing and playing guitar

FUN FACT: I have never broken a bone (knock on wood)

FAVORITE SPLURGE FOOD: Pizza

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Kaitlin Carson

B.S. Exercise Science, Minor in Coaching, NSCA-CPT

CERTIFICATIONS: BS Applied Exercise Science, Coaching Minor, NSCA-CPT

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 2.5 years

BACKGROUND: Being an athlete all my life, I’ve always loved to stay active. After loving anatomy class in high school and developing into a collegiate athlete, I was able to combine my passion for sports and anatomy as I majored in Applied Exercise Science at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. At UNE I realized how strength training and exercise can make such a positive impact on everyone’s health both physical and mental. I have experience as an intern with UNE’s Strength and Conditioning program, at Southern Maine Health Care’s Sport Performance Center, and as a one-on-one trainer for faculty and staff at UNE.

#WHYWELOVEFTM: I love that we all work as a team to get the best results for our clients. We have such a fun and open environment that makes working out fun!

SPECIAL INTERESTS: Working out (duh!), reading, coaching & playing Softball, being on the beach, playing with my pup, and spending time with family and friends!

FUN FACT: I played DIII Softball in college, Go Nor'Easters!

FAVORITE SPLURGE FOOD: Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Brianna Spezzaferri

AS Health Science, NASM & NPTI Certified Personal Trainer

CERTIFICATIONS: NASM and NPTI

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5.5 years

BACKGROUND: 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!

#WHYWELOVEFTM: I love FT because it is such a positive environment. Everyone is so welcoming and it makes you feel like your part of a family. I also get to work alongside a great team that are very encouraging and smart! They motivate me to keep striving to be the best possible trainer I can be for our clients!

SPECIAL INTERESTS: 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!

FUN FACT: I may be washed-up gymnast, but I can still walk on my hands!

FAVORITE SPLURGE FOOD: Pizza!

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Lauren Lovett

Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group X Instructor, TRX Certified, SandBell Certified

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BACKGROUND: Growing up playing sports, exercise was always been a huge part of my life! Exercise is MY time, MY stress relief and well my passion! I really found my love for fitness 10 years ago the second I walked into a Cardio Kickboxing class. I felt the amazing effects of this high intensity cardio class and swore I would never stop, and well I never did! After attending group fitness classes for more than 10 years, I decided to turn this love for fitness into my career and never looked back. I have been teaching group fitness and training client 1:2:1 for 5 years and can honestly say I love my job! Each day is a new day, each client is a new journey and I can't get enough. Every day I smile knowing that I am playing a role in changing the lives of those around me. I graduated from Plymouth State University with a BS in Psychology and knew my goal in life was to help those around me.

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Brendan Stapleton

B.S. Psychology & Exercise Science, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CES Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Breast Cancer Recovery, BOSUĀ® Specialist, KFIT Certified, Sandbell Certified, ViPR Certified, TRX Certified, Spartan Group X Certified, USAT

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BACKGROUND: After being with Fitness Together for over 12 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 in 2007 with a degree in Psychology and Exercise Science I knew I wanted to work with people and help them get healthy. My goal as a fitness professional is to motivate my clients and make exercise a fun part of their lives. Whether its being able to get out of bed without pain, run faster, jump higher, or just simply increase your overall health, I want you to feel comfortable with us and our facility's intimate design. My staff and I are eager to start you on a journey that will change your life forever. As of October of 2013, I have studied and achieved an advanced certificate as a Cancer Exercise Specialist. This certificate will help current/future clients who will undergo/ are undergoing/ or have undergone cancer treatments such as radiation and/or chemotherapy as well as surgery.

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