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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherProvidence
145 Elmgrove Ave
Providence, RI   02906
p. (401) 369-7660
Fitness Together$99 to $199
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Fri   6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat   6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun   Closed

Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Providence.

Anthony Abbeid
Anthony Abbeid

Anthony Abbeid

Assistant General Manager

Anthony grew up in Cranston RI, and attended Springfield College where he studied Exercise Science. He has been a personal trainer for fifteen years and specializes in weight loss and injury prevention. Anthony owned a personal training studio for seven years where he did small group training and one-on-one personal training. He also motivated many to clients attain their weight loss goals by running weight loss challenges and conducting nutrition classes to keep his clients focused and driven. Anthony has assisted many clients in meeting personal goals and achieving lifelong results.

Anthony also coaches wrestling at the high school level. He enjoys working with the students and his wrestlers participate in many tournaments throughout the season. He enjoys staying physically active by being involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling, as well as weight training. Anthony's combination of education, experience, and positive outlook make him an ideal fit for our clients at FT.

 

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Shane Caito
Shane Caito

Shane Caito

Health and Fitness Coach

Shane's career in health and fitness started as many other fitness professionals' have, with off-season preparation for high school athletics. Preparation for football and outdoor track served as a springboard for future interest in strength and conditioning.  With his interest in athletics and working with athletes, it became clear to Shane that working in the health and fitness field was the right fit for him. After graduating from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High-School, Shane attended Fitchburg State University, where he enrolled in the exercise and sports physiology program. While at Fitchburg State, Shane was on the football team and the spring track team, where he competed in the sprints and javelin. After completing freshman year, Shane transferred to Plymouth State University, still majoring in exercise and sport physiology. Shane made the switch to rugby for his 3 years in Plymouth, and he continues to play today, with the Providence Men's Rugby Club.

A practicum with Waterville Valley Academy in the fall of 2013 helped solidify Shane's interest in strength and conditioning. At Waterville Valley, Shane worked as a strength and conditioning assistant with the Alpine ski team with a focus on the Burdenko Conditioning program. Shane's career in personal training started with another local training studio in Providence, RI, after he received his personal training certificate from the American College of Sports Medicine. Helping client work towards their goals in a one-on-one private setting was an exciting and rewarding challenge for Shane. Shane enjoys designing and implementing challenging and fun workouts for his clients. He strives to encourage client to push their limits, so they can reach levels they often do not expect to reach.

 

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Ian Lane
Ian Lane

Ian Lane

Health and Fitness Coach

Ian has lived and studied in New England for most of his life, where he was a competitive gymnast and martial artist growing up. As an athlete with a passion for health and wellness, Ian was certified as a personal trainer shortly after graduating high school, and has maintained various national certifications ever since, never losing his drive to help people achieve their goals, one-on- one. In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he started and operated a personal training and nutrition consultation firm at 24, and then wrote and published a 400 page book on the science of fat loss in the obese population. He ran this company for approximately three years, before returning to the east coast to finish his education. 

Ian is an experienced strength and performance coach, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and a sports nutritionist with the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN). He has been an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society for the last five years, and has been heavily involved in the fitness industry for 11 years. In college, he studied pre-medicine and psychology, where he graduated summa cum laude. In the fall, he will be starting a masters of public health (MPH) degree program, where he will study epidemiology and biostatistics.

Ultimately, Ian is striving to achieve a Ph.D. in quantitative health sciences, where he would like to research the impact of strength and conditioning on chronic disease prevention and health maintenance in a more rigorous manner than is currently being done, and then apply those data in the practical, one-on-one setting in the studio. When he’s not training and analyzing sports science data, Ian does a lot of writing, hiking and still dabbles with gymnastics.

 

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Julie Gastall
Julie Gastall

Julie Gastall

Health and Fitness Coach

Julie grew up in Somerset, MA and graduated from the local high school in 2013. She then went on to attend the University of Rhode Island to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.

During her 5 month internship at the Mackal Fitness and Wellness Center, Julie created a 10- week strength training program called the Mind Muscle Connection Program for a group of female student. Julie was responsible for creating the program, running the training sessions, and providing support to each member of the group on nutrition and mindfulness. During this internship, Julie assisted the Head Fitness and Wellness Specialist in training club sports teams along with members of the wellness center.

Julie’s passion for helping individuals gain confidence and succeed in the gym led her to New Horizon Medical Weight Loss Center in Foxboro, MA after graduation. At the clinic, Julie assists patients in reaching their weight loss goals through fitness counseling, exercise coaching and training in a medical setting. To further her expertise and to help assist these patients to her best ability, Julie received her Medical Exercise Specialist Certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). This certification allows Julie to help assist individuals who are suffering from injuries and chronic disease. Julie strives to use exercise as a method to alleviate symptoms and prevent chronic diseases from occurring in high risk individuals.

Julie enjoys staying active by training for Spartan Races and applying new training methods and exercises to her own routine to stay up to date on the latest exercise research and trends.

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Laura Otterbach
Laura Otterbach

Laura Otterbach

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Laura is a native Rhode Islander and has lived in Barrington, Newport, and Providence, RI. Laura’s interest in fitness began at a young age, playing many sports including ice hockey which she played at Barrington High School. She also developed an interest in nutrition through a family of avid cooks, with her parents previously owning a grocery store and deli/catering business. Laura decided to pursue a career in nutrition and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire. She then completed a combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program at the University of Rhode Island, focused on nutrition research and obesity prevention. Upon graduating from URI, Laura passed the national exam and received national and state certification as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Laura works as a Clinical Dietitian at Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI where she provides nutrition care planning and medical nutrition therapy for a variety of patients, primarily on the cardiac, surgical, neurology, and ICU step-down units. Working with patients with multiple chronic diseases has only fueled Laura’s passion for public health and disease prevention. Laura recognized the importance of both physical fitness and nutrition which led Laura to FT, first as a client. Laura soon realized that her experience in nutrition could be applied to help clients at FT reach their personal health goals. Laura is excited to provide nutrition seminars, personalized nutrition counseling, and FT’s ‘Nutrition Together’ program for clients looking to improve their eating habits and nutrition. Her experience as a client at FT has fueled a deeper interest in fitness and exercise science, and Laura is currently studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

During her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, skiing, golfing, listening to reggae, and spending time outside with friends, family, and her German Shepherd puppy.

 

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