Hello my name is Toby Hartwell,
I originally joined Fitness Together in Amherst and Northampton Massachusetts in 2011. I received my undergraduate degree from The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2008. Then I received my ACE and NASM personal training certifications in 2010 and started training professionally soon after, specializing in group athletic training with teens at STRIDES Human Performance Institute. In 2011, when I joined Fitness Together in Amherst and Northampton, I began specializing in 1:1 training, working with people of all activity levels and ages, ranging from 8 to 90 years old.
I really enjoy the 1:1 approach to coaching and the opportunity it allows me to build a relationship with the clients I work with, to earn their trust in an effort to help them create a foundation that will support lifelong change and allow them to achieve their goals. For this reason, I view myself as not only a trainer, but a lifestyle coach. I believe that small positive changes, learned and carried out one day at a time, are the catalyst for lifelong transformations.
In my professional capacity, I draw on my own personal experience. As someone who struggled with his weight and self esteem as a child and young adult, I understand the struggle to build sustainable healthy habits. It is because of my own journey that I know it can be done.
When I’m not busy motivating others, I can be found hiking the 48 white mountains in New Hampshire, at the gym training for natural body building competitions, or out running with my dogs, Izzie and Cole.
I’m so excited to be part of the Fitness Together Norfolk team. Call today and schedule your complementary session with me.