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  • Christopher, Manager and Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's Degree - Exercise Science
    • Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • Exercise Physiology Certification - American College of Sports Medicine (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. 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!

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, workout, watch the Orioles & Ravens (or any kind of baseball or football game), and surround myself with positive people to make sure I am living a positive and healthy lifestyle. I do like to watch movies, read books, and listen to podcasts in my spare time as well =)

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  • Natalie, Manager and Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor’s Degree - Kinesiology & Minor in Performance, Fitness, and Conditioning
    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

    Hello! My name is Natalie and I grew up in Westminster, MD. In May 2022 I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Performance, Fitness, and Conditioning. Throughout my life I can’t remember a time when I wasn't playing a sport, all the way back to Kindergarten. From soccer, to horseback riding, to track, to my 4 years of collegiate lacrosse, sports have shaped me into the hard-working and resilient person I am. My goal is to help you reach your fitness and personal goals through hard work, dedication, and LOTS of fun!

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time you can find me in the kitchen trying out a new recipe, on a walk somewhere by the water in Georgetown, singing way too loud in the car, or at the mall buying clothes that I definitely do not need! I can’t wait to get to know you and start making leaps towards your goals! :)

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  • Marques, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification (In-Progress)

    I was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and I graduated from Paint Branch High School of Science and Media where I was former state champion and Junior Olympic champion in Track and Field. I also attended the University of Maryland and UDC. Before becoming your guide, I worked in the hospitality and food service industry where I had the opportunity to work with great chefs and cook some of the best food for amazing people, including a former President, countless celebrities and great folks along the way! It was during this time that I rediscovered my love for fitness. I used it as a way to fight everyday stress and combat mental fatigue from the long hours working. Losing my father to cancer is what reignited my passion for health and fitness, and I made the choice to dedicate my life to the overall wellness of my fellow man. I will always make it my duty while we’re embarking on this new journey to be with you every step of the way. Cheers to life and our new adventure!

    in my free time I like to
    Play video games, spend time with my dog, cook a different meal on the weekends just to stay brushed up on my skills. I also like to meditate and just spread as much positive energy as I can!

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  • Bryce, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor of Science Degree - Kinesiology
    • Minor - Nutrition
    • Certified Group Exercise Instructor - American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    • Certified Functional Movement and Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    • Certified Behavioral Change Specialist - American Council on Exercise (ACE)

    Hello! My name is Bryce Holliday and I grew up in a small town called Wadsworth, near Akron and Cleveland in Ohio. Although I've never been a fan of watching sports, I loved playing all of them growing up, with the exception of basketball where my skills were best left off the court. I did gymnastics for 10 years and earned a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Doe, but my favorite was soccer which I played through high school. I'm coming to Fitness Together after 9 years of working in the corporate fitness industry, where I worked with a variety of government clients including the GAO, DOJ, House of Representatives, and the US courts, with my last client being BXP.

    in my free time I like to
    go skiing, snowboarding, or travel. I've skied since I was 2 and taught myself to snowboard in high school. I was also a skiing and snowboarding instructor for a couple of seasons in college. My most recent adventure was last year; my girlfriend and I went to Peru and did the 7-day Machu Pichu which was amazing! Two days after we returned, we adopted a puppy and named him Cusco after the city in Peru. I love hearing travel suggestions, so please share your favorite trips and experiences with me!

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  • Brandon, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor of Science - Communication
    • Masters of Science - Sports Administration
    • Certified Personal Trainer - ACE

    Hey! My name is Brandon, born and raised in Los Angeles CA where the weather is great all the time. I grew up in an avid sports family where I feel I was handed some kind of ball the minute I was born. In 2013 after graduating high school, I was blessed with the opportunity to play football collegiately where I played Quarterback at the University of Utah, Go Utes! In 2016 I graduated with my BS in Communications, where I then went on to receive my MS in Sports Administration from Hampton University in 2018. Fitness has always had a major impact on my life not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Since I can remember the gym has always been my form of therapy, and my happy place. I’ve learned how to overcome adversity and become the best version of myself through fitness and I’m hoping I can help you do the same! I look forward to working with you soon!

    in my free time I like to
    be outside as much as possible, either enjoying a great hike, trying to perfect my drive on the golf course (which I can use some tips on, by the way!), or just continue to explore what the DMV has to offer as I’m still fairly new to the area. So if you know of some fun things to do or places to go, I’d love to hear all about them!

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  • Melissa, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor's Degree - Physical Therapy - Instituto en Terapias y Humanidades
    • Sports Therapy Diploma - Universidad de Madrid
    • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (In Process)

    Hello, I’m Melissa! I was born and raised in Mexico City. Before Fitness Together, I was a personal trainer in my country and a physical therapist. I graduated as a physical therapist and specialized in sports. After a few years here, I knew I wanted to help people in multiple ways, and I’m currently excited to finish my master's in sports therapy and sports science and apply the knowledge that I have to my job. Even though I might love the art of sports and their scientific background, I don’t know much about them as a fan, but something that NYC has made me a huge fan of is fashion! For me, teaching people the different ways a simple workout and movement can alleviate your pain, make you gain strength, and help you feel mentally and physically better has been one of my biggest goals. With my experience and passion for physical therapy and personal training, I have discovered that I like connecting with people. The care and attention I give to the people I work with make me who I am.

    in my free time I like to
    look up the next places I want to visit and do extreme sports. I consider myself a knowledgeable backpacker of the world. This hobby has allowed me to meet people and make friends worldwide. If you ever have any suggestions of where to travel next I would love to hear them!

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  • Clark, Studio Owner

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

    Hi! My name is Clark, and I am the owner of Fitness Together Silver Spring as well as the co-owner of Fitness Together in Gaithersburg. My Fitness Together journey started as a personal trainer in the FT Alexandria, VA location in 2014. I always knew I wanted to own a business, and when I found FT, I immediately fell in love and wanted to become a studio owner. I am such a believer in Fitness together that in January of 2022, my business partner and I, Christopher LaVeck, became owners of the Gaithersburg location. Since then, our amazing team has been helping our clients achieve their goals and become the healthiest version of themselves. I am convinced that you will also enjoy your Fitness Together experience, regardless of your goals because I am not only a studio owner, I am a client myself!

    in my free time I like to
    Spend time with my wife Amy, and doggo, Dakota. I am also an avid fisher and kayaker and enjoy anything having to do with the outdoors. I am a member of various FT committees on the corporate level, including the Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Committee, the Producer to Leader Committee which focuses on helping coaches grow into leadership/ownership positions, and a member of the Fitness Together Franchisee Advisory Council which is a committee representing the entire FT Brand.

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  • Dakota, Chief Barketing Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 6 Years

    Credentials

    • Masters in Barketing
    • Certified snuggler
    • Cardio Conditioning and running scholar
    • Certified dog treat aficionado

    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?)

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 started working out after having breast cancer and heading to osteoporosis. My primary goal with FT was to increase bone density. I now have normal bone density.

  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!