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  • Dawn Barthe, Studio Manager

    Years of Experience

    • 36 Years


    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • Senior Fitness Consultant
    • MS Exercise Specialist

    Dawn has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She has worked in many aspects in the field, from fitness management and sales, training clients, to teaching group exercise classes. Dawn holds a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Nutrition from Southern Connecticut State University, where she also instructed fitness programs on campus. Dawn became a fitness instructor certified through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) in 1988, her junior year in high school and never looked back. She is proficient in many formats such as Pilates, Step, and Kickboxing just to name a few. She also holds a certification from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) since 2000. Dawn believes that being fit mentally, emotionally, and physically is the true fountain of youth. In addition to managing Fitness Together Sudbury, Dawn also manages Fitness Together Wayland.

    in my free time I like to
    Snowboard, hike, boat, and work in the garden

  • Diane Plotts, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 14 Years


    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • Parkinson's Fitness Specialist
    • Older Adult Exercise Consultant
    • Precision Nutrition Specialist

    Diane has had an interest in the fitness field since 2006 when she began her own health and fitness journey.  By going through a journey that involved losing over 100 pounds, Diane can truly understand the struggles that many clients are going through as they begin their fitness and wellness journey. Diane has a passion for fitness and enjoys seeing others reach their full potential.    Prior to becoming an Ace Certified Personal Trainer, Diane worked as a wellness coach at a Marriott Hotel in the San Francisco area for roughly for approximately 10 years.  Diane focused on functional training along with nutrition counseling to over 300 employees.  In addition to being a personal trainer, Diane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences.  Prior to working at Fitness Together, Diane worked as a group personal trainer, boot camp instructor, and one-on-one personal trainer at a small boot camp and a large gym in the San Francisco Bay area.   

    in my free time I like to
    hiking, trail running, Spartan and OCR races, working out, fishing, and spending time with my husband and our dogs

  • Rich Schmidt, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 26 Years


    • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • NSCA TSAC-F Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
    • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

    Rich has 25 years of experience as a personal trainer, and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a NSCA TSAC-F Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. Prior to his fitness career, Rich was a Sergeant in the Army at Fort Bragg. During his time as a personal trainer, Rich has worked with clients in their homes, at local fitness studios, and most recently was a Strength and Conditioning coach at the Cambridge School of Weston.

  • Olivia Beane, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years


    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

    Olivia is National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, and has experience with strength, weight, and interval training, and has been an advocate for exercise since her high school years, having rowed on the Charles River for the crew team and blocked shots on the volleyball court. Olivia has a bachelors degree in psychology from James Madison University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College, so when she isn’t training you at the gym, she’s providing psychotherapy as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

    in my free time I like to
    Read psychological thrillers and mysteries, try new restaurants (and frequent the old ones), travel, be outside, play tennis, complete home improvement projects and make time-lapse videos of them!

  • Sarah Buckley, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 15 Years


    • BS - Applied Exercise Science
    • NPTA Personal Training Certification
    • SPENGA Certified

    Sarah graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Performance. She played 2 years of college soccer and quickly became familiar with the strength and conditioning department. She has held internships at Division 1 colleges and universities and has worked with youth ice hockey teams and soccer teams. Sarah has been a professional in this field since graduating in 2009, although her love and participation in sports & fitness has been lifelong. She’s worked in a variety of settings as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, & coach such as: gyms, private strength & conditioning facilities, boutique studios, and virtual. She worked in Boston for 8+ years with a wide array of members, and has helped many overcome challenges in their bodies such as shoulder, hip and ankle mobility issues and back and knee injuries. Sarah finds great gratification helping her clients reach their goals. Her motto is "life is hard, but it's important to invest in yourself (an investment that will always yield dividends), with balance in spirit, mind and body". Her focus is to deliver training that is challenging yet achievable, engaging, and well-rounded, all while offering an environment where people can feel comfortable being uncomfortable! She aims for people to leave feeling better than when they started, & to feel empowered by their choices & time invested! Besides having a BS in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Performance, Sarah currently holds a NPTA Personal Training Certification. She is SPENGA certified, and has also held certifications in spinning with Mad Dogg and AFAA for group fitness. Sarah can't wait to help you achieve your goals at FT Sudbury!

    in my free time I like to
    spend time with my daughter Phoenix & extended family, stay active whether through an outdoor bootcamp, playing in an adult softball league, or just chasing my 2.5 yo around!


here’s how it works


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.


  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.