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  • Annette Suridis, Co-Owner/Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 25 Years

    Credentials

    • Certified Personal Trainer by ACM
    • Certified Personal Trainer by ACSM
    • Exercise Specialist by NSCA
    • Fitness Boxing

    My passion is to help people achieve their fitness and wellness goals to improve their quality of life. I run the daily operation of Fitness Together as well as keeping my skills sharp with personal training intervention and perform the fitness assessments of our clients. I believe that the best thing about being a part of Fitness Together is the clients! Their support over the last 17 years has been amazing. There is nothing as wonderful as the thrill of helping people reach their goals and feeling healthier.

    in my free time I like to
    I enjoy most activities that include movement such as golf, paddle boarding, biking and exercising. I also am an avid sports fan.

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  • Paula Allia, PT, DHSc, OCS, MTC, Co-owner/Dr. of Physical Therapy

    Years of Experience

    • 42 Years

    Credentials

    • Doctorate of Health Science (DHSc),
    • Board Certified in Orthopedics (OCS)
    • Manual Therapy certified (MTC)

    I became a member of the medical team for the United States Diving Team in 1992. I had the challenge of working with the athlete’s injuries and as a member of the Performance Enhancement Team (PET) for the divers which was established to keep these athletes healthy while correcting movement impairments and advancing their training performance. I decided to step down to focus on my practice at Fitness Together on trying to correct movement imbalances and provide exceptional training in efforts to keep people well. Fitness Together was a game changer because I could focus on one on one evaluation and treatment. Evaluations are performed for injuries, postural analysis, body and balance symmetry, wellness, prevention and also for custom orthotics. The goals are to perform activities with the best quality while also allowing the body to develop or be maintained in order to either excel or to age gracefully. This has been the most rewarding position, seeing results because it is all hands-on treatment and training.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time I love to spend time taking photo's of the beautiful scenery of Southwest Florida. It also gives me a fun excuse to travel. I am a die hard New England sports fan.

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  • Stephen Ippolito, Co-Owner/Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Performance from FGCU
    • Certified Personal Trainer by ACE
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by NSCA

    I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to Naples in 2003 where I attended high school and college at Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating I work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for both the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. In 2014 I found Fitness Together and my life changed forever. Working for FT and becoming an owner has given me the ability to meet and positively affect so many great people. Fitness Together has a great small community feel so it truly is personalized for each individual. I love to bring my sports background into my training. My focus areas are in functional movement patterns, balance, and core strength/stability. Fitness Together can change your life.

    in my free time I like to
    I am married with a son so most of my free time is spent with my family. When I do have a moment to myself, I enjoy training for triathlons. I did my first triathlon in 2014 and I still have a great passion for competing.

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  • Robyn Nord, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 38 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Secondary Science from CMU
    • NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    • Cancer Recovery Specialist
    • MS Fitness Specialist
    • 200 Hour Yoga certification

    I have been in the fitness industry for over 36 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and owner/operator of my own facilities. I am from Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula and moved my dog Namae and I to Naples in 2019 bringing my passion of well-being to a whole new population. I LOVE it and am so honored to be a part of a studio that exudes professionalism. Besides gyms and training studios I also have extensive experience in Yoga. Yoga bring an important element of flexibility, balance, and muscular endurance to my clients. Variety is a top priority in that the client never has the same workout but at the same time ensuring they meet their fitness and well-being goals. There is no better reward than watching someone you care about enjoy life outside the studio because you are helping them be the best version of themselves!

    in my free time I like to
    I have 2 grown children. My daughter Alexa who is finishing up her Phd in Singapore and my son who recently graduated from my alma mater and has accepted a logistics position in Detroit. When I am not training, I enjoy many outdoor activities. I love walking, whether strolling with my little dog or power walking on the beach. I love a good book, and Naples has brought a whole new meaning to Dining, Dancing, and Shopping.

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  • Svitlana Panzarino, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Senior, Group, and Youth Training Specialist.

    Growing up I always liked to participate in different sports, eventually this brought me to compete in the national running competitions. This was the beginning of a long road to achieving what I’m truly passionate about today, living a healthy, fit and positive lifestyle. Fitness Together is a team of professionals that makes my passion become a strong developing career. The one and one aspect of Fitness Together helps me connect and focus on each client's goals. I enjoy working with this amazing staff, that are knowledgeable and helpful. Annett, Paula and Steven have created an amazing atmosphere for both our employees and clients. They truly take great care of all our needs and wellbeing. Working at this wonderful facility really brings me great joy and happiness.

    in my free time I like to
    All my free time is focused on my family, my husband and two small children Oliver and Gianna. We are a very active family that enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, time with friends and traveling to visit family abroad. Often I also like to study my profession deeply and expand my knowledge of the human physiology, which gives me confidence in everyday personal fitness training.

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  • Joe Porcaro, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from UMass
    • Certified Personal Trainer by NCSF

    I am originally from Cape Cod, Ma. I relocated to Naples in 2013 to be in a warmer climate. I found Fitness Together shortly after that in 2014. Fitness Together gives me the opportunity to connect with clients one on one. That intimate level of training lets me have a great understand of each clients body mechanics and movement patterns. Having the opportunity to help people reach their fitness goals is amazing. What is even more amazing is when those fitness goals let them live the life that they want.

    in my free time I like to
    I love taking advantage of the year-round great weather. My wife and I love explore all the great things Naples has to offer. I also love to travel. The seasonality of Naples gives me that opportunity.

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  • Vinnie Ippolito, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years

    Credentials

    • ACSM Personal Trainer

    I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. While receiving his Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, I became an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and began training individuals in his neighborhood. Through word of mouth, three individuals quickly became twelve and I knew this was the right career path for him. I am focused on getting the most out of my clients and helping them achieve their goals. I love most about being a Fitness Together Trainer is being able to have an impact on a client’s well-being, fitness, and overall health through the work completed in our one-on-one training environment.

    in my free time I like to
    Spend time with family, explore new areas of Naples I have not yet experienced, and stay in motion through swimming, biking, and running.

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  • Cole Messner, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • DePaul University B.S. Exercise Science
    • NASM certified personal trainer
    • NASM golf fitness specialist

    Fitness has always been a major part in my life, I was a competitive swimmer for over 12 years and continued on to the DePaul University Crew. My foundation began with training participants for the Naples Fitness Challenge when I was in high school. In college, I worked in physical therapy at The East Bank Club in Chicago where I gained experience doing manual therapy with patients. After my time in Chicago I decide to move back to Naples and continue my work of helping my clients build a better version of themselves. Since in Naples, I have begun my work here at Fitness Together where we have a unique style of training in private 1 on 1 studios allowing for the client and trainer to get most results out of each session. I have also completed a golf fitness training certification, which allows me to help with rotation golf movements while strengthening the clients stability, flexibility, range of motion and more.

    in my free time I like to
    Outside of training clients I enjoy traveling and being on the open waters boating, paddle boarding or kayaking with my family and friends. I also practice yoga a few times a week. As long as I am active and outside I am happy.

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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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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