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  • Madison McCarel, Studio Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • BS Clinical Exercise Science
    • ACSM - Certified Personal Trainer
    • CPR - Certified

    Madison graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Science. From the age of 14 Madison knew that she wanted a career in fitness training to help every one obtain a healthy and active lifestyle. She was a competitive figure skater for 15 years which helped develop her passion for exercising and staying active at a young age. Her approach to training is focused on finding what works for your body by offering support, positive motivation and well-rounded instruction. Madison believes that no matter the situation, exercise can be a powerful tool to help anyone achieve their goals, and that is what she is here for.

    in my free time I like to
    In her free time, she loves to go to yoga and train for her first ever road bike race. In summer's she enjoys wake surfing and golfing with her twin brother. Madison loves to read and spend time at Higgins Lake. Relaxing and being outdoors.

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  • Charles Lacasse, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 19 Years

    Credentials

    • Masters in Exercise Science
    • National Strength Conditioning Association CPT
    • National Association Sports Medicine CPT
    • American Council on Exercise CPT
    • CPR

    As a trainer for 16 years my philosophy is to work smarter not harder. I have adapted this philosophy to work with all levels of clients from college athletes to people with joint problems to people with Parkinson’s. My training focus is to build programs that safely and effectively help clients reach their goals. No matter what fitness level my goal is to help clients become structurally sound and accomplish goals they never thought imaginable. Most of all I strive to make exercise fun and make each session the best 45 minutes of each person’s day!

    in my free time I like to
    I like to be as active as possible. As an avid runner I have run multiple marathons and ultra marathons. While I love running I also enjoy hiking, biking and playing sports. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family especially my two young sons. We love to be active as a family!

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  • Sade Adegbenro, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • BS Neuroscience
    • National Academy Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy Sports Medicine Certified Nutrition Coach

    Sade graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. She grew up as a multi-sport athlete, participating as a runner, swimmer, and boxer. She continues to live an active and health conscious lifestyle as a recreational roller skater, yoga enthusiast, and powerlifter. Sade is a certified personal trainer through NASM. Sade enjoys helping others reach their physical and mental health goals. She is intentional in creating a customized program, being motivating during your sessions, and holding clients accountable for their exercise and nutrition at home.

    in my free time I like to
    In her free time Sade enjoys reading novels, watching the latest movies, and of course, heading to the gym to exercise. She is always interested in learning or taking part in other activities and hobbies, keeping the thrill in life.

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  • Ryan Oliverio, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 9 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors- Exercise Science
    • American Council Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
    • Health Coach Institute - Certified Health Coach
    • CPR/AED

    Since Ryan was in grade school, he ADORED physical activity. He found his passion in junior high school with track and field. He LOVED everything about the sport, from the individual achievement, and the team comradery, to the rivalries and the records to break... After competing in the 2010 All State Track and Field Meet in long jump, He chose to continue his track and field career into college while earning his degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, he knew he wanted a career where he can work to help others with their health. His passion for exercise and fitness inspired him to create his own health coaching system. Ryan believes every client he works with is special, unique and has very specific needs/goals. As a result, he's developed my coaching philosophy around creating a 100% individualized routine, centered entirely around the goals of his client. Ryan's dream is to inspire, motivate, and create an atmosphere where my clients will not only know they are getting a professional, curated workout, but they will have fun doing it!

    in my free time I like to
    “In his free time he likes to take his dog for walks and explore new parks. Ryan enjoys biking, kayaking, or doing some sort of outdoor activity in the sun. When he is not outside he enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society or doing something creative: painting, drawing, or doing origami”

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  • Ian Cutlip, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist

    Ian earned his Certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Personal Training and Corrective Exercise. He has had Exercise and Fitness as a part of his life ever since he can remember and uses it as a tool to help people reach their physical goals and mental well-being. Through his journey, he has learned to empathize with those who live with pain. Sustaining injuries in the past, Ian has shifted his focus into a more holistic approach. "Movement is Medicine" is his mantra and is dedicated to empowering people to take control of it.

    in my free time I like to
    Ian likes to move a lot and experiment with different exercise modalities. You will probably find him upside down in a handstand or riding his bike in the summer. His biggest passion is training for his sport called Tricking. Which is a blend of Martial Arts, Gymnastics and Acrobatics.

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  • Nancy Howard, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 26 Years

    Credentials

    • ASFA - American Sports and Fitness Association: Personal Training and CPR
    • IFPA - International Fitness Professionals Association: Personal Training and Sports Nutrition

    Nancy has been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. She has trained in personal training studios, large gyms and in-home training. Her experience is broad and varied, working with all ages, abilities and individual goals. Nancy holds the committed belief that becoming stronger in your physical body flows over into all aspects of life, making a person stronger in body, mind and spirit!

    in my free time I like to
    Nancy spends time riding horses and pursuing certification in Therapeutic Riding Instruction, bringing the gift of horses to persons with all types of challenges. She is passionate about family, nutrition, and spending as much time outside as possible.

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  • Joel Zizi, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's – Exercise Science
    • Functional Movement Screening – Certified Trainer
    • CPR/AED

    Joel graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Joel has always loved being physically active ever since being in elementary school, and soon after high school he began working out at the gym consistently. Joel saw all the positive benefits that came from prioritizing his health, as a result he wanted to be a personal trainer to help others reach their fitness goals & experience the same benefits. Since being in the fitness industry, Joel has helped improve lives by doing a variety of different types of fitness instruction and cardiac rehab. Joel’s big focus during training is to ensure clients have proper form, are getting stronger through resistance training, and that he is actively listening to what others tell him. The thing he loves the most about being a personal trainer is having the opportunity to be a friend, therapist, coach, consultant, educator, role model, cheerleader, accountability partner, and the list goes on.

    in my free time I like to
    he likes to be physically active. Whether that means going for bike ride, hiking, running, playing sports, etc. He also loves to travel and going to different places.

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  • Kate Yankus, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Dr. of Physical therapy
    • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
    • BLS
    • CPR

    Kate Yankus is a physical therapist and certified personal trainer from the Metro Detroit area. She has worked in the health care industry for the last twenty years. As a physical therapist, she has seen first-hand what happens when disease and injury can affect a person’s quality of life. She became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2018 through the National Academy of Sports Medicine because she wants to help individuals become more proactive about their health and avoid the ailments that she treats in her role as a physical therapist. She has always strived to make health and wellness a priority throughout her career and has much experience working with individuals with chronic health issues and injuries.

    in my free time I like to
    Kate has always been active, addicted to learning, and passionate about helping others. She is the mother of two and loves mountain biking, weight training, crafts, and being outdoors.

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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.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • 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.

  • 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!