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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.
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July Client of the Month
Our July client of the month, Maryanne Ackaway, not only achieved all her goals in the 6 months she was enrolled at FT but she will also be starting her new job in Arizona with new lifestyle habits that have propelled her to success! We hope she inspires you as much as she inspired us!1. What are your hobbies/interests?
My favorite things to do are hang out with family and friends, enjoy the sunshine outdoors, and working out!
2. What is your main source of motivation?
My main source of motivation comes from feeling better about myself and feeling my body get healthier every day. When clothes fit better and my energy level is up day after day, that really keeps me going.
3. What do you feel Fitness Together has helped you with the most?
FT has more than anything held me accountable and helped instill great habits in my day to day lifestyle that are now just a normal part of life. Changing my every day behaviors slowly but steadily has made all the difference, and being educated by the FT team was incredibly helpful. FT also ensured I stayed on track, but also motivated me after each session to make the next day better than the one before!
4. How do you think you have most improved since working with Fitness Together?
I have made eating healthy and exercising part of my normal routine. It no longer feels as if I'm cutting certain foods or on a restricted meal plan, it just feels like every day life! I have also grown to really love working out both physically and mentally, and this has really helped me stay on track.
Everyone at FT has made my journey so far such a positive and rewarding one! From every weigh in to every work out, I have never left FT feeling anything short of excited and motivated. Every trainer is there for you every step of the way, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure you are learning about health and also meeting your goals. They instill discipline and also teach the importance of making eating healthy and exercising a lifestyle change, which I truly believe has made all the difference for me. FT believes in healthy ways to lose weight and get fit, and I would recommend it to every one of my friends and family members. It's the best decision I've made all year and I cannot wait to continue on my journey!
To me Fitness Together is the best in Rhode Island. The trainers are awesome and they all want you to be successful. They're great! They push me, motivate me and show me that they really care.
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*!
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.
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!
Client since 2008
I have been going to Fitness Together for 6 years. During that time I have managed to average 3 times a week. Knowing your trainer is there waiting for you is great motivation. If it was not for my trainer being there it would have been easy to make excuses not to go. When you are committed to a goal you have someone to push you to achieve it. Every year I go skiing in February my trainer helps me prepare with a customized workout. At 58 years old I've lost almost 30 pounds* and I am in better physical shape than ever before. It made my skiing experience that much better. The trainer makes going to the gym fun. I have several new friends due to my going to fitness together even trainers that have moved on to different employment opportunities are still some good friends. The Fitness Together experience has been a great addition to my workout routine. I wouldn’t do it any other way!
Thanks to my trainer you are great!
I began my journey at Fitness Together in February 2009. I have never been a big fan of exercise and was the typical yo-yo dieter for most of my life. Approaching an all time high in my weight, high blood pressure, issues with my knees and lack of energy, I had reached the point in my life where I knew I had to make a change. Being in my late 40's and going to a commercial gym, was not something I was looking forward to. A friend suggested I look into Fitness Together. After meeting the personal trainers, I knew this was the place for me to begin my transition.
All of the trainers take a personal interest in you and your progression throughout. Each session begins with them asking "how you are feeling" to ensure there are no issues with aching muscles or unexpected pain from the previous session. If there are, they will help you through it with additional stretches or recommendations of how best to handle the situation. Their encouragement and constant changes to your exercise routine avoid boredom and make each session more interesting and challenging. Their program includes sound nutritional advice which helps to avoid hunger and gives me more energy throughout the day.
Thanks to the team at Fitness Together. I have lost 40 pounds and 27 inches overall*. I have dropped two sizes and I am in the best physical and mental shape that I have ever been in my life! Sixteen months later I continue to exercise on a regular basis at Fitness Together and continue to receive compliments on how great I look!
Fitness Together has helped me in many ways. They have helped me reach my goals and help me set new goals for me. They have helped me lose weight and become stronger, showing me ways to lead a healthier life. They make working out fun and enjoyable. Everyone that works at Fitness Together is friendly and very helpful, I could not have done it without them!
Lost 4% body fat in 12 Weeks*
Participating in sports throughout high school and the occasional pick-up game in college, I was always active but did not have experience in strength training. While I felt as though I had the determination necessary to increase my fitness level, I knew I did not have the knowledge to get started. Working with the Fitness Together trainers, I was introduced to various exercises to strengthen different parts of the body. I was taught how to do those exercises with proper form as well as the appropriate weight to use. Whether it was a one on one session with Kaj or a pack session with Thiago, the trainers did a great job of balancing pushing you to do your best to get through that last set and making you feel comfortable.
At the end of the three months of training, I not only felt great, but I could see the results that I had worked hard for. Even though I was unable to continue with training due to work commitments, all of the trainers mentioned that I could call them if I ever had any questions about training, nutrition, workout programs, etc. Everyone was so helpful and it is evident that they are truly dedicated to their clients as they are willing to go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. As a result of my experience, working out became fun and something that I still look forward to everyday. Thank you Fitness Together!
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!!
Carl Martone B.S.
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.`
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!!
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.”
Erskine McIntosh B.S., ACSM
"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).
Steve Lombari, ASCM, TRX
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.
Allison Faria B.S., NSCA, TPI
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."
"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!