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East Bay (Barrington) and Northern RI (Lincoln)

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How do we help you achieve sustained results? Simple. We provide a private, personal and complete approach. No shortcuts. No gimmicks.

We offer both one on one and small group personal training (Pack) along with HIIT cardiovascular conditioning. Our nutrition program will keep you motivated to stick to your changes and will accelerate your results!

We see an average of 20 pounds of weight loss and a loss of 4% body fat in our introductory 12 week program. 

Get Started today by filling out our short contact form, someone from our studio will contact you within 24 hours.

Can't wait? Give us a call today in Barrington at 289-2330 or in Lincoln at 333-3363.



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  Success Stories
  • Normand D.

         I am 63 years old and have been struggling to lose weight for many years. I just never developed the motivation to get started.   It was always, “I’ll start next week.”  But next week never came.  I had high blood pressure and my body mass index indicated I was morbidly obese.  With plans to retire in a few years, my outlook for living to long, healthy retirement didn’t seem to be in the cards.  That is until I took my last physical examination and my doctor looked at my blood test results and said one word that got my attention.  Diabetes.  He said I was pre-diabetic.

          I knew I had to do something and soon.  That is when I discovered Fitness Together in Lincoln.

          I have had gym memberships over the years, but nothing compared to the professional treatment I received from the staff at Fitness Together. It started with an interview to determine my goals and what I expected to get from the training sessions.  We discussed my eating habits and I soon learned about healthy alternatives that would help me reach my goal.  Next they evaluated my physical condition and put me through the paces.  Frankly, it was it was discouraging.  They confirmed what I already know.  I was in terrible physical condition.  But that soon changed.

          For three sessions a week the team gave me what I needed.  They kicked my butt and got me motivated.  Soon I was feeling stronger, I was eating better and the results started to show.  I was stronger, increasing my ability with each exercise and my family, friends and co-workers were commenting on it too.  My clothes are fitting better, I look better, and I feel great.*

         I haven’t reached my weight goal yet, but I am well on my way.  More important, I have made the lifestyle changes that will help me get there.  I consider the team at Fitness Together to be my life savers.  Their personal attention gave me the encouragement and the tools to help me live a healthy life.  I plan to retire in a couple of years.  When that day comes I plan to be in the best shape of my life with the goal of living a long and healthy retirement. 

         I owe it all to my friends at Fitness Together.  I urge anyone who needs a lifestyle change toward a healthy life to visit them NOW.

  • David Prudencio
    February Client of the Month

    Best investment I have made in recent years!

    We all get older and if we don’t monitor our bodies and take action, we can easily fall into a very sedentary state. I had never been one to watch what I eat or the amount of exercise I attempted. Last year during my doctor’s visit he expressed that I must do something about my weight or we would need to consider medication. I’m too young to rely on medication for something I should be able to control.

    On reflection though, I believed I could not do it alone. I needed the extra push and the extra information and confidence Fitness Together has given me! From day one with FT, I noticed they listened to my needs and worked with me to achieve my goals. We set goals that are specific and achievable. I have achieved many of those and am on my way to my main goal of being in the best shape of my life by the time I am 50.

    I honestly have never felt better or looked forward to exercising as I do now. I love the extra energy I have on a daily basis and in December completed my first ever 5K and am training for a 10 mile run in May, 2014. 

    If you are committed to getting in shape and making a difference in how you feel day-to-day, the commitment you get from the staff at Fitness Together is worth investing in!

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    Richie and Sherry
    May Clients of the Month

    1.)  What are your hobbies/interests? Richie - Spending as much time with my wife as possible. I enjoy karaoke and watching horror movies. SherryI love to go shopping, and watching horror movies with my husband.

    2.)  What is your main source of motivation? Richie  - My entire family has diabetes and I don’t want to follow them down that road. My sweetheart wife is a huge source of motivation as we are always there for each other and do everything together. SherryRichie, my husband, is my main source of motivation. We enjoy working out together and most important keep each other on track with healthy eating. We are looking forward to a long life together.

    3.)  What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?   RichieFT has helped keep me focused by having a set schedule each week. The trainers are all great, they keep me moving and make sure I do everything safely. The nutrition accountability has helped me surpass my goals. Sherry I really believe that it helps having an appointment with a trainer waiting for me. FT has helped us be there at a certain time and the personal training is great. I used to just stand around in the big gyms not knowing what to do next.

    4.)  How do you think you have most improved since working with the trainers at FT? RichieFT has helped me stay motivated by being accountable during our weekly weigh-ins with the nutrition journal. It’s a great place to train with people who care.





    Over the past year my wife and I have been through a lot of stress which in turn caused me to overeat and got me derailed from working out. By Christmas I was depressed and we decided then and there that we needed a lifestyle change. Coming to FT has kept me motivated to stay on track. I love the way I feel and know I can stay focused on health. Four months ago I was 335 lbs and now I’m down to 246*! I feel great and I’m blessed to have my wife as my biggest supporter! Thanks Team FT!



    The last year has been particularly stressful. This caused me to severely overeat and not exercise. At Christmas Richie and I decided it was time to make a lifestyle change and get back and take control of who we were. It’s been four months so far and we look and feel like new again! It’s truly an amazing feeling!

  • Mike Merolla
    Client Since December 2008

    FT has changed my attitude about exercise. I started late in 2008. I was about 15 pounds over weight, lacked strength and stamina and was dealing with restricted flexibility due to arthritic hips. FT put together programs that improved all of these things*. The trainers are excellent and the atmosphere is fun. They have become my friends as much as they are my trainers. Having scheduled appointments means I stick to the program, something I never did when I belonged to a regular gym.

  • Ann H.
    Client of the month August 2012

    When I came to Fitness Together in December, I sat with Matt and told him my goal was to get fit and ready for the Danskin sprint triathlon.  I wanted to go back to a race I did 2 years ago and beat that time. I knew if I was in better condition and trained this would be reachable.

    You asked me what kind of trainer I needed I told you I needed Jillian Michaels and you gave me her with Joe & Thiago pushing me each step of the way, making me push harder.

    I have recently reached that goal, taking 15 minutes off of my triathlon time and I'm in the best condition of my life*. I want to say thank you to the staff at Fitness Together for taking the extra time to bike ride with me on their own time to make sure I was ready for this and sharing their wisdom with me.

    I signed up for 2 more sprint triathlons (Sherox & Title 9), and want to be faster and better at each one. I know I can do this because of the FT staff pushing me each step of the way.

    Thank you Matt and your great team at FT-Lincoln!

  • Linton L.
    Client since 2011

    On August 6, 2007 I had cerebral bleed. Only 10% survive this type of stroke. I was fortunate to be among that 10%. It bled into the cerebellum and also into the brain stem. The surgeon was not sure how my body would be affected. He mentioned that my intellect was not affected but the part of the brain that controls speech, balance and fine motor skills was. He did not know to what degree, but time would only tell.

    I was in a coma and on life support for approximately six weeks. After that I started rehab which was very slow. I had to learn how to walk, eat and speak all over again.

    I have gone to various rehab centers over the last 4 1/2 years and all have helped me. I was at a point where I could speak with a lot of control but my balance was off so I have to use a walker and my left side and arm have little control.

    At the point I was in my recovery I felt I needed more attention to specific needs. I read about Fitness Together and thought that it would fit my needs.

    I started at Fitness Together in August of 2011. I think they have never worked with someone who has this particular disability, but they were more than willing to devise a program that works for me. The program has helped me a lot as I have noticed increased strength in my legs and better balance. I have more confidence when I am outside walking. I don't feel as unbalanced and no longer need to have someone right next to me. I am able to get up and down from seated positions with more confidence and ease. Just being able to do these two things has added to the quality of my life.

    I find Joe to be very professional. He is very conscientious about my situation. He listens to what I have to say. He is encouraging and knows how far I should go on any exercise.

    I like the one on one you receive at Fitness Together. I like the caring and concern they have for their clients. In my case they are willing to look into new ways of helping to improve my condition. At Fitness Together there are always encouraging words. They work on incentives and contests to help keep you motivated and challenged.

    The decision to come to Fitness Together was the right choice for me. I would encourage anyone who is serious about their fitness and health to give Fitness Together a try. You won't be sorry, guaranteed!!

  • Emily Sack
    Client Since May 2006

    After I entered my 40's, I noticed the pounds creeping up on me. Even more important though, I had never felt in really good shape. I joined Fitness Together in May 2006, and I’ve never looked back!  When I first started, I could not do a push-up, and I was resigned to settling into middle age with a “muffin top” around my stomach – since then, I have gained strength and lost inches. I feel much better about the way I look, but what I hadn’t realized was how much confidence I would gain!  For the first time in many years, I got back on a bike, and ended up taking a cycling trip in Canada last summer. I enjoyed it so much that I’m planning another cycling and hiking vacation this summer.

    All the trainers at Fitness Together have worked with me on strength, cardio, and endurance, as well as balance. In the past, when I had occasionally tried out a trainer at a gym, I had always felt intimidated. What I love about the Fitness Together trainers is that they are challenging, but very attuned to your level, and flexible so that they can address your priorities. They really focus on each client individually and constantly adjust your program so that it is always challenging and never boring! They are knowledgeable and serious about what they do, but they are also a lot of fun, and they know how to motivate.  

    I want to thank Fitness Together in Barrington for making a huge difference in the way I think about my abilities. If Matt has his way, I may even be training for a half-marathon in the not too distant future!

  • Donna B.
    Client since 2009

    Everyone has their own reason why exercise is important to them. For me "the best defense is a good offense."  Being female, over 50 and a chronic Lyme patient for 7 years now, most of the time I can't tell why I'm in some kind of pain or where my arthritis, fatigue and general ills come from. I do know that the best offense for me has been Fitness Together. Exercise has never been a friend of mine. When I tried it, I over did it, hurt myself and gave up. At Fitness Together my appointment is my incentive to show up and the always encouraging trainers here tailor my routines to ME and how I feel that day. It's so easy to hurt yourself doing an exercise the wrong way or when you make a move that isn't quite right. It's amazing how a simple correction is the difference between strengthening a muscle or injuring one. For me, the corrections my trainer makes gets me to my next session without injury and he mixes up the routines, deflecting any potential for boredom. I've had a great 3 year experience at Fitness Together and I know that my exercise program is what keeps me moving and keeps my pain at bay!

  • Becky Bishop
    Client Since September 2009

    The crew at FT are helping me achieve my goals by developing workout plans that push me but do not exacerbate any of my existing conditions. They have also given me the guidance necessary to change my diet habits. The nutritional program has been a huge help. The greatest area of improvement for me since I started at is the increase in my strength and endurance. The loss of weight and inches* has been a great bonus but for me the greatest benefit is that I feel younger than I did several months ago.

  • Emily K.
    May 2012 client of the month

    Before I got pregnant with my second child, my weight was in the 150's. My goal after having her was to get back to my pre pregnancy weight. Well I tried for three years to lose the weight. I tried all sorts of diets and exercise regiments but could not get back under 165 pounds. Then I got pregnant with my third child, after I had him, I decided that this time I was going to do whatever it takes to lose this weight. I wanted a personal trainer because I need accountability, someone to help me have good form, and to help me eat right. So I started looking on the internet to see what was in the area, and that is when I found Fitness Together. It sounded good on their website so I gave them a call and went in. After going in and meeting with Matt(the owner) and talking about what they do, I knew when I left that it was the right place for me. So I started working out in the small group personal training classes, 1 on 1 sessions, doing cardio, journaling and eating right. I started to see the weight come off. My son is now 9 months old and I'm down below my pre second child weight. I've lost 38 pounds and have taken off 33 inches since I started at Fitness Together and I have only 5 more pounds to go to get to my wedding day weight*!

  Meet the Trainers
  • Joe Falvo
    Manager, NSCA-CPT

    "The best way to predict the future is to create it" 

    Joe is certified through NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). He attended Johnston High School and then Rhode Island College where he was active in wrestling for 9 years. Inspired by his wrestling coach he developed a passion for working in the fitness industry and now also coaches wrestling. Joe enjoys helping people reach their goals and transforming them both physically and emotionally. He specializes in sport specific, weight loss and strength training. When not training he enjoys comedy, travelling, and spending time with his family and friends. Joe is currently training in order to enter the American televison show "American Ninja Warrior". Joe has been the branch manager for Fitness Together Lincoln for 6 years and is recently married!


  • Allison Faria B.S., NSCA, TPI
    Assistant Manager

    When Allison isn’t working with clients at Fitness Together, you might very well find her on the ice, coaching young women hockey players in Barrington or playing on her own hockey team. “I’ve always had a passion for sports,” she says, and it’s a passion she successfully conveys to her clients at Fitness Together. “Why not share the passion with others and have a rewarding career, helping others gain confidence and get healthy.”
    A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Kinesiology, Allison started working at Fitness Together as an intern, becoming full time in 2010. Allison is the Head Coach for the varsity girls Barrington High School hockey team.

    Passionate about: “I love hockey. I love life. I love to challenge myself, physically and mentally, pushing myself, and staying motivated towards my goals."

    Previous/Present Work Experience: Coaching High School athletes and Cardiac Rehabilitation Intern

    Passion about your work: “Everyday I get to wake-up and help clients reach their goals and push them farther than they thought they could go.”

    I tell my clients: “Attitude is everything. It’s harder to break a positive attitude than to fix one that is already broken… being uncomfortable with change is temporary, results are forever small or large; so why choose failure when success is an option."

    Certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified 


  • Meenal Gogte
    Yoga Instructor, Nidra

    Meenal's believes the ingredients to a successful yoga habit is belief in present moment awareness and acceptance of the moment during her Yoga Classes. Breathing consciously while becoming one with the pose relaxes the body as well as mind. This is a very nurturing practice for overall being and is in alignment with our belief at Fitness Together that true health is not only physical but also mental.

    Meenal is passionate about maintaining a natural lifestyle. She has always followed Ayurvedic Medicinal systems her entire life. However, after going through physical and mental ailments (a long period of 5 years), Meenal's experience has swayed her to practice, Prāṇa (Yogic term for life force), which has an immense amount of power to heal our body.

    She believe that having her own grandfather as her yoga teacher since her childhood, and having learnt Sanskrit through grade school has helped her immensely in understanding the Yogic Philosophy. Meenal is trying to incorporate her passion for yoga to teach the students of Hampden Meadows to become more self aware through Nidra Yoga classes. 


  • Marianne Strong
    Personal Trainer, AFAA

    My name is Marianne Strong and I am an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. 

    I’m so excited to join the phenomenal team of trainers here at Fitness Together Lincoln. I'm a very energetic and positive person who views life as an amazing adventure!

    I’m extremely passionate about living every day to the fullest and firmly believe our personal health and lifestyle choices can have a positive impact in every aspect of our lives.  For this reason I’m dedicated to coaching my clients into achieving and maintaining personal fitness, health and lifestyle goals.  I have experience working with diverse fitness levels and designing programs in keeping with individual needs.

    A few fun facts about me: I’m a marathon, Tough Mudder, Ragnar and triathlon finisher and live a very active lifestyle. In my free time you can find me sailing, golfing, water & snow skiing, hiking, biking, lifting and running!! My sons describe me as a first round draft pick mom!

    Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do!!


  • Steve Lombari, ASCM, TRX
    Personal Trainer

    Steve Lombari easily relates to the clients he trains. Battling weight issues earlier in his life, he overcame them with a change of lifestyle, exercise and now a commitment to help others. “I’ve been through it,” says the 46-year- old father of two, who weighed upwards of 300 pounds when he graduated from high school. “When I was 19 or 20, a trainer smartened me up, and in two years I dropped 110 to 120 pounds.”

    He’s never turned back, and has been active physically since his weight loss, participating in tough mudders, playing basketball, and at one point working as a cardio boxing instructor.

    For years he worked several jobs, from banking to landscape, and even as a bouncer. He’s played in a country band and worked as a disc jockey, something he continues to pursue. But gnawing at him for years was his desire to become a personal trainer. He began with home study and graduated from MTTI’s personal training program in 2016. Part of the program was a requirement for an internship, and that brought Steve to Fitness Together’s Barrington studio.



  • Erskine McIntosh B.S., ACSM
    Branch Manager


    "You're situation is a mind-set, and if you would like to bring about a positive change, first you must change that."


    With a strong belief that there is nothing “beyond your power,” Erskine McIntosh, a University of Rhode Island graduate in Kinesiology, is dedicated to helping clients make exercise an integral part of their life and a pathway to overall health and fitness. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Science, Erskine is Fitness Together Barrington’s Manager. Like many Fitness Together trainers, Erskine started as an intern at Fitness Together, recognizing his passion for helping others.

    Passion about your work: “Helping others reach their goals. Their goals are also my goals."

    Personal physical performance goal: Run a marathon, and enter a fitness related competition.

    Biggest challenge as a personal trainer: Helping people realize they are not alone with their struggles with nutrition and weight loss.

    Previous experience: Working with athletes, assisting a Physical Therapist with rehabilitation.

    Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).


  • Zac Swanton, NPTI, NASM - Fitness/Nutrition Specialist
    Cardio Together Director, Personal Trainer

    Young and enthusiastic, Zac Swanton has quickly learned that as a personal trainer, you have the opportunity to relate to all types of people, instilling in them a new and positive attitude toward exercise. “I hope to help my clients lead a healthy lifestyle, and help them exceed their expectations of how much they can accomplish with a great workout.”

    A resident of North Smithfield, Zac has a diploma in personal training from the National Personal Training Institute, with a concentration on functional training, strength and balance training.

    He is the director and head coach of the FT Cardio Together program. Before coming to Fitness Together he worked as the lead dental prep technician at Precision Craft Dental Lab and as an assistant school aged teacher at Dr. Daycare. “I came to Fitness Together because I have a strong desire to be a part of a professional training team, and also for learning and increasing my personal training,” Zac says.

    Personal training has allowed him to use his talents to conquer considerable challenges, and the satisfaction of putting someone in jeopardy on the right path. “My biggest challenge was training a client that was 500 pounds,” Zac says. “I was challenged to understand and work with him to completely change his eating habits. The success was this client losing 40 lbs in 4 months and also seeing him slowly change his lifestyle and not depend on the latest fad or even surgery." Zac is passionate about the connection nutrition has with physical performance.

    Like this client, he says, he wants all his clients to “start their goals with a positive mindset, recognizing that a personal trainer is the key to success.”


  • Sarah Lopetka B.S.
    Director, Nutrition Together

    Sarah has a B.S. in community health and wellness with a minor in Nutrition from Rhode Island College.  Since she was a child she's had a passion for nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. One story that sums up her passion was when her mom would bribe her brother and her with ice cream just so they would go to the doctor for their shots. Sarah would refuse unless her mom took her to the salad bar and I could pick out all my favorite veggies instead. When she was 16 Sarah went through the whole house revamping it from unhealthy to healthy. Next thing she knew her mom and dad were exercising and eating well and then surprisingly they were able to go off their cholesterol and high blood pressure medication. This is when a light went off and the connection between healthy eating and better health became apparent to her. Right then she knew that this was a career she was meant to be in.

    In addition to heading up the Nutrition Together program at FT she is the WIC Coordinator for Kent County at Westbay Community Action in Warwick and she was also just appointed as the Northeast Regional Chair for the National WIC Association.  

    Sarah is a certified diabetes coach, a certified licensed lactation counselor and is currently training for her first Triathlon. In her spare time she also enjoys shooting at the gun range and reconfiguring unhealthy recipes to healthy recipes without changing the taste.


  • Carl Martone B.S.
    Personal Trainer

    Carl Martone, the son of Italian immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, brings that pride and determination to his position as a trainer at Fitness Together.

    An all-division football player in high school, Carl is passionate about sports and passionate about helping clients reach their fitness goals, whether it’s an elderly woman proud now to be carrying her groceries up a flight of stairs or someone looking to improve upon their tennis game.

     “I like the culture we have developed at Fitness Together,” he says “It’s smaller, one on one, rather than training with 100 people in the room. I’m very positive about fitness, helping clients reach their goals.”

    Like many of the Rhode Island Fitness Together trainers, Carl is a Kinesiology graduate from the University of Rhode Island, where he played intramural sports and found himself in the gym constantly. Learning the discipline of positive health behaviors.

    With a good sense of humor and the ability to relate well to clients of all ages, Carl sees himself remaining in the fitness industry, hoping to one day own his own Fitness Together franchise and be a leader in the industry.

    Carl’s own personal goal is to run a marathon.




East Bay
Prince's Hill Plaza
Fitness Together 334A County Rd
Barrington, RI   02806
(401) 289-2330
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Lincoln RI
Fitness Together 600 George Washington Hwy
Unit 2
Lincoln, RI   02865
(401) 333-3363
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