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  • Shane Caito, Assistant Manager, Health & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. Exercise Physiology - Plymouth State University,
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Red Cross First-Aid
    • CPR

    Shane was born and raised in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and was interested in physical fitness from an early age. He had always wanted to play sports, but was unable to compete in anything other than recreational games until high school. Instead, he became interested with how to best prepare his body to play sports when that time came in. He became very appreciative of how exercise can have such a positive effect of not only longterm physical wellness but also psychological help. He loves and respects fitness because it is one of the few things in life that we can control ourselves. Being able to work with an individual in a client-trainer relationship is an extremely rewarding experience. To guide someone who has taken the responsibility to actively improve their own health through exercise, though it may seem to them a daunting task, is a great privilege.

    in my free time I like to
    hike, ski, canoe, and engage in any other activity that involves sweat and friends. I am interested in studying history at a very amateur level (feel free to ask me for any fun history facts during a mid-training session break) and spending time picking up hair in my apartment left by my dog, Bruce.

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  • Julie Gastall, LEAD TRAINER, Health & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Exercise Science - University of Rhode Island
    • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council of Exercise
    • Certified Medical Exercise Specialist - American Council of Exercise
    • Certified Precision Nutrition Instructor

    Julie grew up in Somerset, MA and went on to attend the University of Rhode Island to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. During her internship at the Mackal Fitness and Wellness Center, Julie created a 10- week strength training program for female students. Julie was responsible for creating the program, running training sessions, and providing support to each participant on nutrition and mindfulness. Julie also assisted the Head Fitness and Wellness Specialist in training club sports teams and members of the wellness center. This experience fueled her passion for helping others and inspired her to pursue her additional certifications. These certifications allow Julie to help assist a diverse population to the best of her abilities.

    in my free time I like to
    stay active by spending time outdoors with my dog Duke, hiking with family and friends and applying new training methods and exercises to my own routine to stay up to date on the latest exercise research and trends. I also love cooking for my family and friends and trying new foods and recipes!

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  • Danielle Marino, Health & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 17 Years

    Credentials

    • BS Public Health Education & Communications - Rhode Island College
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Functional Training Specialist - American Council on Exercise
    • Human Movement Science Specialist - Brookbush Institute
    • Silver Sneakers Certified
    • TRX Certified
    • Group Exercise Certified
    • Child Abuse & Prevention Certified

    Danielle is a life-long Rhode Islander with a tremendous love for science and how the body works. Danielle has been actively involved in athletic facilities and community centers, either exercising herself or helping others through education and coaching, since she was eighteen years old. She thoroughly enjoys helping her community find ways to exercise, stay active, and eat healthy while on a budget. Her passion for community has also inspired her to volunteer her time and experience in delivering prevention education for sexual violence and abuse. Danielle has experience in corporate wellness performing health screenings and delivering health education, as a one-to-one and group instructor providing functional strength training, and as a weight loss consultant to assist others in achieving their weight loss goals. Danielle values all aspects of health and wellness, starting with nutrition and physical health, while including mental, spiritual and emotional health.

    in my free time I like to
    paddle board, hike, climb anything, travel, and seek new adventures. I enjoy meeting new people, reading, studying, dancing, and practicing her ASL and Spanish communication skills. I also like creating things like paintings and pottery, and enjoy being physically active as well as being intellectually inspired, having a genuine appreciation for everyone and everything in life. My ongoing lifetime goal is to learn at least one new thing each and every day.

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  • Keith Boucher, Health & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Communications - University of Arkansas
    • AS. Physical Therapist Assistant - NE Institute of Technology
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Performance Enhancement Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Golf Fitness Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Keith got into training mostly in response to recovering from a knee injury that he sustained from following poor fitness advice and programing. He took it upon myself to learn as much as he could about not only the foundational strength and conditioning work but also about how the body's stabilizers work in conjunction. Then, he started putting that knowledge into practice. The reason he loves fitness& training is because it is so practical. Anything you want to do in life from walking around the park, to playing a round golf or a pick-up game of basketball with your friends, to a firefighter carrying a person out of a building can all translate back to fitness training. To Keith, the difference between training and working out is training is exercise done with a purpose.

    in my free time I like to
    train (myself), I am always working on staying as strong as possible, athletic, and agile. I also do a good deal of self study. keeping up with new protocols, or a new exercise. evaluate them see how to apply them and when applicable. I also like to hang out with my family, play golf, cook and read.

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  • Molly Phillips, Health & Fitness Coach

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. in Exercise Science - Simmons University
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Molly is from Cranston, RI and fitness has been a part of her life since she was just a little girl! She played basketball year round since she was 6 years old. She would play year round starting with AAU, then the school season, and back to AAU again. After graduating high school she played two years of college basketball at Rhode Island College and finished her last two years at Simmons University. College basketball was a whole different level of basketball than she was used to and that’s when she fell in love with the strength and conditioning aspect. Being in the weight room with her teammates helped them to be closer through encouraging each other to get that next lift. She helped her teammates reach their fitness goals so it was natural to help other people reach their goals after she graduated.

    in my free time I like to
    go on long hikes-the more challenging the better! I also spend a lot of my time with my family. As a family we have weekly dinners, we watch football together, or we just hang out!

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  • Vincent Minutelli, health & fitness coach

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • BS in Exercise Science - University of Rhode Island
    • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council of Exercise
    • Basic Life Support Certified

    I always exercised and played sports from a young age and was always very active. As I got older I was very interested in the science behind it and the effect that exercise has on your muscles. Out of college I started working as an exercise physiologist at Norwood Hospital conducting Cardiac Rehab as the clinical side of the field interested me more. It wasn’t until I started working at a weight loss clinic where I got a taste of one-on-one training and realized that’s what I wanted to do. Working there gave me a lot of experience dealing with weight loss clients. From there I started working at fitness clubs where I got tons of experience training all different types of clients as well as teaching group classes. From my years of experience I am comfortable training all types of clients and fitness levels, but I have found my specialty’s lie with weight loss and hypertrophy clients.

    in my free time I like to
    spend time working on my own exercise goals as well as researching new ways to get there. Also during my free time I am an avid golfer when it’s nice out and poker player. I also enjoy collecting sneakers and spending time with friends and family.

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  • Madison Dacey, health & fitness coach

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years

    Credentials

    • B.S. in Exercise Science - University of Rhode Island
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Maddy is from Coventry, RI and has spent her life in sports and staying active anyway she can. Her passion for living a well-balanced lifestyle has made her become an advocate for physical activity. Maddy attended the University of Rhode Island for her undergraduate and is now pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in Worcester, MA. Maddy has over 800 hours of experience in outpatient sports orthopedic settings where she worked closely with patients of all ages on their road to recovery. Providing quality client care that is both safe and effective is an important part of her mission.

    in my free time I like to
    take my dog to the park, go for a run, and get coffee! My favorite thing to do when I have time is put my headphones in and head to the gym! I’ve also recently taken up cooking, trying new healthy recipes is a great way to stay on track and enjoy what I’m eating!

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  • Laura Kilcline, Licensed & Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD)
    • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN), State of RI
    • MS, Nutrition & Food Science - University of Rhode Island
    • BS, Dietetics - University of New Hampshire

    Growing up I played every sport in the book, with ice hockey being my main sport! I also developed an interest in nutrition from my parents- who are avid cooks and owned a grocery store when I was growing up. I pursued a career in nutrition and I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 4 years and absolutely love what I do! I started training at FT in 2017 as a former athlete in desperate need of a new fitness routine. I now love strength training and still train with the awesome trainers! After connecting with FT clients and holding several nutrition seminars at FT, I was inspired to start my own nutrition practice. I help active adults crush their goals with a nutrition program that maximizes their training results & improves their quality of life. Schedule a free 30-minute consultation if you’re interested in working with me on your nutrition goals! I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, HSA accounts, and offer flexible private pay options. Follow me on Instagram @balanced.fueling

    in my free time I like to
    cook, strength training, or listening to reggae! Other favorite activities include skiing, golf, spending time near/in the water, along with backyard fire-pits and beer! I live in Warwick with my husband and our German Shepherd, Jasper.

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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...

  • I am amazed at how awesome my virtual workouts have been working out. I meet twice a week and have a pretty small area for my workout. Every time I end my session, I am drenched!!! The exercises that the trainers comes up with are incredible! I love it! I feel safe working out in my home and much less stressed.

  • The trainers are all equally great in their unique approaches in work outs . Scheduling is flexible and accommodating . Gym is spotless and well equipped. Virtual workouts are great too.

  • Excellent, professional trainers. They change things up frequently, adapt to your personal needs (or injuries), and are even, friendly and knowledgeable. It's easy to train on line if that's what you want, and Michael (the owner) is friendly, accommodating and professional.

  • Great trainers; very responsive and receptive owner who’s constantly looking to update and improve things; small, clean, well-kept facility; friendly, upbeat environment - feels like family. Nutritionist services available. Aerobic machines and workout equipment available for use when gym is open if they are not in use for training sessions. They’ve done a super job with virtual training during the pandemic.

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