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Chris LaVeck
Chris LaVeck

Chris LaVeck

Manager/Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • B.S. - Exercise Science
  • Certified Personal Trainer - ACSM
  • Exercise Physiology Certification - ACSM

Hello my name is Chris LaVeck. I currently am a resident of Baltimore, MD, which is where I grew up. I received my Exercise Science degree from Salisbury University in December 2016. My entire life growing up I played many sports which include soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and I ran track for some time in high school. Sports have been a big part of my life, as well as taking care of my body. I always had a passion for the trainers that took care of me while playing sports, and now I’d like to take what I learned and give it back to the clients that I train.

Over my last semester of college I completed an internship with Salisbury University in the Athletic Training Clinic, and was able to work with athletes to rehab their injuries and get them back on the field. This experience really gave me a good understanding of how to take care of many kinds of injuries that are associated with exercising. As a result, I am able to give good tips and create positive results for people who are coming off previous injuries as well.

Currently, I create my own workouts and workout at a CrossFit gym. During my fitness journey, I have learned that you will come across injuries and setbacks, but it is important to realize that you may need to take a step back from the program you are in and work on proper movement patterns to make that next leap of growth in the gym.

I believe it is important to take care of your body and creating a positive lifestyle. Maintaining fitness should be a lot of fun and that’s what we make it!

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Noah Leavy
Noah Leavy

Noah Leavy

Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • Certified Personal Trainer - NASM

Hello, my name is Noah Leavy, and I’m here to help you achieve your goals - no matter what they are. I am a Silver Spring native, and graduate of The Field School in Northwest Washington, D.C., where I ran Track and Cross Country for 3 years. I gained my Personal Training certification in 2018, and am passionate about fitness and helping others.

In 2016 I suffered an injury that resulted in two shoulder slings and a surgery. This taught me how important activity is to one’s quality of life. After that period, a strict but reasonable gym routine allowed me to rebuild my body and my life. I believe that fitness is all about helping people improve their quality of life, and I look forward to helping you!

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Shay Harrison
Shay Harrison

Shay Harrison

Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • Certified Personal Trainer - ISSA

Greetings! My name is Shay Harrison. I am a native of Washington, DC. I graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, MD). Where I played varsity basketball and was a member of the track & field team. I continued my education and career at Virginia Tech and LaSalle University while earning my Bachelors and Masters degrees.

After college, I continued my basketball career on a professional level. I played a few years while living in Finland and Portugal before coming back home and focusing on other passions. Which led me to starting my own dog services business and earning my personal training certification.

After spending 20+ years as an athlete, I understand that fitness and wellness go hand in hand. Everyone has their own personal goals and I will do my best in helping you obtain yours. Start where you are. With what you have. Do what you can. You’ll surprise yourself!

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Clayton Hamburg
Clayton Hamburg

Clayton Hamburg

Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • Certified Personal Trainer - ISSA
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance, 2016)
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (World Peace Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India, 2016)
  • Pilates and Ballet Training (George Washington University, 2014-16)
  • Droznin Movement Technique Intensive with Natalia Fedorova (Harvard, MA 2014)
  • Certified Tae Kwon Do Instructor (Youn Wha Ryu Association, 2000)

Greetings and Salutations,

I, Clayton Hamburg, join the Fitness Together family as an Actor, Musician, Fitness Professional, and Renaissance Man. My fitness background ranges from the colorfully unorthodox to classic.

Raised on a farm in Southeast Missouri I earned an understanding of functional strength from an early age (bailing hay may be the best workout in the world). I battled a losing addiction to Tae Kwon Do and Judo throughout my teenage years that was only cured by possession of an Instructor Certification. In undergrad I worked at a YMCA, piquing my interest in resistance training. Following that passion, I moved to Florida to study with competitive powerlifters who inspired me to become a personal trainer. Powerlifting made me incredibly strong, but less than flexible, so naturally I travelled to India to study Yoga. My master’s degree is from George Washington University which incorporated study of Ballet, Pilates, Alexander Technique, Mime, Mask, Clown, and Stage Combat. I have worked in fitness clubs across the country, taught yoga internationally, taught Tai Chi in nursing homes, and even made martial artists of wee nipperkins in after school programs.

Amid these myriad experiences my aim is singular: To guide you healthfully toward your fitness and wellness goals. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.

Yours in fitness,
Clayton

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Aidan Marshall-Cort
Aidan Marshall-Cort

Aidan Marshall-Cort

Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Cardio Kickboxing Instructor - UrbanKick
  • Certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor - American Red Cross

Hello! My name is Aidan Marshall-Cort. Born and raised in Maryland, I attended the University of Maryland, College Park studying Neurobiology and Physiology. As an individual who was born with a speech disorder, I’ve experienced the many hardships that come in life while trying to overcome a disability. As I experienced the wane of self-efficacy, I found confidence and humility through fitness. As I saw myself achieve the various goals that I set, I found the benefits affect other aspects of my life.

I became a Personal Trainer in December 2018 and set out with the goal of helping others achieve the same success in their own lives using fitness. Through my time as a Personal Trainer, I found myself deeply connected to the goals and accomplishments of my clients. I want the individuals I work with to feel challenged yet empathized with.

I value empathy, transparency, and inclusion. I love to be challenged and learn different perspectives. I appreciate and value what you bring to me as I am always eager to learn. My goal is always to listen, understand, and provide the quintessential experience here for you at Fitness Together! I am excited to work with you and illuminate what you are capable of with the right amount of support and challenge!

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Dakota
Dakota

Dakota

Chief Barketing Manager

Certifications/Education

  • Masters in Barketing
  • Certified snuggler
  • Cardio conditioning and running scholar
  • Certified dog treat afficionado

Woof!

My name is Dakota and I am the Chief Barketing Manager for the studio! I love exercising, eating treats, running, fetching, swimming, chasing squirrels and belly rubs...especially belly rubs! Ask me to "pound it" and I might just give you a fist bump for a job well done on your workout =)

If you do see me at the studio, I expect 3 sets of 10 pets before you go, on the double! (Oh, and don't tell Dad I told you, but he keeps the treats in the wall cabinet in the office...did I mention I like treats?)

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Clark Sharp
Clark Sharp

Clark Sharp

Studio Owner

Certifications/Education

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer

I started working with Fitness Together in 2014 as a Trainer in the Alexandria, VA studio - one of the top performing studios in the United States. In 2015 I moved up into a manager position, where I was able to implement processes that helped both my team, and my clients grow and reach their goals. Through my four years training, I have helped my clients lose a combined total of over 2,000lbs! My team and I believe in creating positive lifestyle changes, accountability, and making fitness fun!

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Erin Kephart
Erin Kephart

Erin Kephart

Personal Trainer

Certifications/Education

  • B.S. - Exercise Science
  • Certified Personal Trainer - NASM
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist - NASM
  • Kettlebell Level 1 Certification - Jason C. Brown

Hi, I’m Erin! I joined the Fitness Together team in December 2016. I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Towson University. After graduating, I became a certified personal trainer as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and I also hold a Kettlebell Level 1 certification. I have experience working in corporate wellness as well as personal and small group training.

Connecting with my clients and helping them make positive changes in their lives is my favorite part of my job, and the part that I find the most rewarding. I was a swimmer from the age of 7 and swam on the varsity team for Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, MD all four years of high school. In college, I began distance running and have since completed 5 half-marathons and my first full marathon in November 2019. I enjoy the discipline of training and the feeling of accomplishment from reaching a new goal. I strive to inspire others to find enjoyment in a healthy lifestyle and to assist them in achieving their fitness goals.

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