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  • Shane, Manager & Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 11 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, Kennedy.

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  • Keith, Lead Trainer; Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 13 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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  • Albert, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Kinesiology-University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
    • Certified Personal Trainer-National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • CPR & AED
    • Corrective Exercise Specialization-National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Growing up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Albert had an interest in activity ever since he was able to walk. From constantly playing outside, to competing in multiple sports, to exercising on his own, he’s developed a love for how to improve the body to add healthy years to one's life in the most efficient/fun/sustainable manner possible. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Nutrition & Psychology. During his time at UWM’s fitness center, he had jobs as a Fitness Attendant, Group Fitness Instructor, Intern, Program Assistant, and Personal Trainer. After college he had the goal of continuing his fitness journey where he knew no one. This goal came into fruition here in Rhode Island at FT. His drive comes from contributing to people, and the best way that he wanted to accomplish this was through fitness.

    in my free time I like to
    read (balancing fiction & non-fiction), watch movies (from action to rom-com), exercise (enjoy trying new challenges), cook, and learn cool hobbies/habits! The most room for improvement comes from cooking. Some random facts: I love people, visiting different coffee shops, grilling, wearing swim trunks, and much more.

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  • Zach, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Kinesiology - University of Rhode Island
    • Red Cross First Aid
    • CPR
    • Certified Personal Trainer - In Progress

    Zach was raised in Smithfield RI, he started playing football at a young age, which led him to begin weight lifting in middle school. This allowed him to develop a passion for exercise and weight training. Later, he attended the University of Rhode Island where he continued his football career and majored in Kinesiology. This combination solidified his passion for physical fitness as he began to focus on athletic training, power lifting as well as strength and conditioning. Recently graduating with a B.S in Kinesiology, he continues to gain knowledge and experience as a personal trainer. Incorporating his diverse skill set he hopes to inspire others to improve their health and wellbeing through movement.

    in my free time I like to
    go on hikes with my dog, fish, and hang out on the beach.

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  • Julie, Professional Virtual Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 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
    • Precision Nutrition Certified

    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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  • Amanda, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Environmental Economics & Management - University of Rhode Island
    • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise
    • Pre-/Post-Natal Certification - American Council on Exercise
    • Registered Yoga Teacher - Yoga Alliance
    • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist - Functional Range Systems
    • Certified Somatics Exercise Instructor - Somatic Movement Center
    • Nutrition Coach - Precision Nutrition

    Amanda began her fitness journey shortly after graduating from college when she started running marathons as a way to stay physically and mentally healthy. She quickly realized that adding strength and mobility training to her exercise routine was a must if she wanted to continue running long distances and stay injury free. She fell in love with the world of strength and conditioning and made a career change to reflect that passion. Amanda spent the first seven years of her training career in New York City and is ecstatic to be back in her home state of Rhode Island and a member of the community again.

    in my free time I like to
    be physically active; strength training, yoga, qi gong, hiking, dancing, kayaking, walking are a few of my favorites! Additionally, I love to garden, birdwatch, hand make pasta and bake pies, go see live music or comedy, spend time with my family and friends, bury myself in a good history or philosophy book, and contemplate the vastness of the universe.

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  • Anamaria, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 15 Years

    Credentials

    • Master of Fine Arts – Cranbrook Academy
    • Certified Personal Trainer – National Council on Strength and Fitness
    • Registered Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance (USA), Ananda Yoga (Nepal)
    • Sports Nutrition Specialist – NCSF
    • Indoor Cycling Instructor - AFAA
    • Zumba Instructor – Zumba Fitness

    Annamaria’s interest in fitness began as a cheerleader in High School and later as a ballet student in New York City. She has always maintained an interest in the way disciplined physical movements benefit the body and mind. For many years Annamaria held positions as a Teacher, Coordinator and Fitness Outreach Facilitator. In these capacities she developed programs from ideas to completion. In 2007 Annamaria moved to Florida and became a Certified Personal Trainer, training and managing a gym for a National Chain. During this time, she traveled to Nepal to study Yoga to compliment her fitness routines by adding mindful stretching and relaxation techniques. When she returned to the USA she taught Yoga at the University of Miami for 4 years, often as an instructor to College Athletes and Medical Professionals at the University. In 2021 Annamaria returned to the Northeast and settled in Providence Rhode Island.

    in my free time I like to
    resistance train, cycle long distances and ride my motorcycle. I am an enthusiastic NFL and Motorsports fan, that said, I enjoy live theater and art galleries. Coming from multi-ethnic NYC I can usually be found eating and cooking with my family and friends when I am not working out.

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  • Garret, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 12 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors in Applied Exercise Science - University of New England
    • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council Sports Medicine
    • CPR

    Garret was born and raised in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Garret played sports his entire life and always wanted to be the best. Once he got into high school he saw a much larger skill gap and realized that exercising and working out was a great way to close that gap. He learned that exercising is not only a great way to improve performance but also improve physical well being and mental health. One of the things he enjoys most about fitness is that you get in what you put out. Consistently striving to be better day after day and the personal evolution that comes from pushing yourself leads to not only physical growth but personal growth. He now loves teaching others about the positive benefits of exercise and helping others master their body and mind.

    in my free time I like to
    play whiffle-ball with my dog, Doug. Fish and boat. Spend time kayaking. Working on my house and in the yard.

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  • Nina, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor’s in General Business Management - Rhode Island College
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Certified Nutrition Coach - National Academy of Sports Medicine

    Nina grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and during high school she had taken a class called, "Personal Fitness" and this is where her passion for fitness began. In her free time during at the Community College of Rhode Island & Rhode Island College she started practicing yoga, Muay Thai (a form of Thai martial arts), and training in a bikini body building program. Nina wanted to turn her passion into something more, so she started to train her friends and family and became a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Now she’s exploring ways to promote longevity. Her goal is to teach her clients how to become physically healthier and achieve and maintain their fitness goals for a lifetime.

    in my free time I like to
    walk my dog Sonny at the park. I also like to cook different cuisines like Dominican, Mexican and Italian.

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  • Molly, Providence Professional Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 6 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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  • Laura, Certified Personal Trainer | Licensed & Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • Certified Personal Trainer-National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • 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

    Laura grew up in Barrington, RI & had an interest in sports early on, playing ice hockey, backyard football, & other sports alongside her two older brothers. She developed an interest in food & nutrition from her parents who previously owned a grocery store & deli/catering business. Laura pursued a career in nutrition, becoming a Registered Dietitian in 2016. After spending several years working in clinical/acute settings, Laura started her own nutrition practice, Pivot Nutrition, LLC in 2019. Her practice specializes in sports/performance nutrition, mindful & balanced eating, cardiovascular health, & sustainable behavior changes to improve quality of life. More recently, Laura combined her passion for nutrition & fitness and became a Certified Personal Trainer. For nutrition counseling, Laura is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield & United Healthcare, & accepts HSA/FSA accounts & private pay. Laura offers free 25-minute consultations to discuss more about your nutrition goals.

    in my free time I like to
    cook, strength train, read, travel, & try new restaurants. Other favorite activities include yoga, skiing, & golf. I live in Warwick with my husband Eddie and our German Shepherd, Jasper. Follow me on Instagram @balanced.fueling & check out my podcast ‘RhoDe to Fueling Better’ on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.

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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.