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  • Shawn Lyons, Manager and Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 8 Years

    Credentials

    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    • FMS Level 1

    Shawn attended Towson University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. He also has a personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-CPT). Shawn started weight lifting in 2007 at 14 years old in preparation for high school football, and it has become a part of his everyday life ever since. In 2015, he competed in an NPC physique competition where he finished 2nd in his class. He is passionate about delivering the highest quality of training for not only himself, but most importantly, his clients. What Shawn loves most about being a Fitness Together trainer is the relationships that are built through the hard work and dedication of his clients. He pushes them to keep striving to be the best version of themselves, no matter how long it takes.

    in my free time I like to
    Aside from exercising and watching sports, I love to spend quality time with my daughters Harper and Madilyn. They are my ‘why’ for everything in life, so I soak in every second I can spend with them. Setting a good example and being a positive influence for them is incredibly important to me and I love to include them in my life as much as I can.

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  • Grant Murchison, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 11 Years

    Credentials

    • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    • ExpertRating Certified Personal Trainer

    Grant is a graduate of Houston Christian University and The University of Baltimore, School of Law. After becoming an overweight and unhappy lawyer, Grant lost 50 pounds and then decided it was time to hit the reset button on life. He entered the world of health, fitness, and wellness by becoming an ACE and Expert Rating Certified Personal Trainer and starting a Food Truck business that specialized in healthy smoothies. Grant has experience working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and age ranges (his oldest client was 102!). In his 9 years in the industry, Grant has filled a variety of roles, including: Personal Trainer, Personal Training Manager, and Gym Manager; he also previously owned his own Boutique Fitness Studio.

    in my free time I like to
    I have 4 children that I constantly shuttle around. I enjoy endurance events - I have done multiple marathons, a triathlon, and ultra marathon. I can be seen as a background actor in several television productions, and I am a pretty darn good cook!

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  • Chloe Kraus, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 4 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • B.S. Exercise Science with a Minor in Biology

    Chloe Kraus graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology. Chloe is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Chloe grew up playing basketball and rehabbing her injuries sparked her interest in strengthening the body. She started her fitness journey in 2015 and quickly developed a passion for training friends and family. Chloe aims to make a positive impact by making exercise fun again and helping our clients set (and achieve) positive process- and progress-focused goals! It's what happens outside the studio that makes the biggest impact. She focuses her sessions on making sure clients practice functional movements that prioritize stability and strength for everyday life. Chloe’s favorite part about being a part of Fitness Together is the ability to establish genuine connections with clients and watch them build muscle and confidence!

    in my free time I like to
    I enjoy hiking, baking, curling up with a book (and my cat), laughing with loved ones, or squeezing in a lift of my own!

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  • Anna Dimitriades, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • ACSM CPT

    Anna graduated from Salisbury University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Anna grew up playing soccer and was on the Salisbury Women’s Soccer team all fouryears of college. In her junior year of college, she needed hip surgery which sparked her interest in becoming a personal trainer due to the amount of time she had to put into strengthening her body pre- and post-surgery. Following a semester- long internship at a private gym, Anna knew she wanted to pursue personal training as a career. Anna aims to help others achieve their goals and motivate clients, while also building strong relationships.

    in my free time I like to
    Go to the beach, shop, workout, and play soccer.

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  • Brittany Ballentine, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 7 Years

    Credentials

    • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
    • MixxedFit Instructor

    Brittany graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. Following graduation, she worked with Norwegian Cruise Line, performing in a Broadway musical and traveled to over 40 countries. Outside of performing onstage, she trained cruise staff while hosting dance cardio classes for guests. She is currently finishing her prerequisites to start physical therapy school next year. She love the relationships she have built with my clients at Fitness together, while helping them reach their fitness goals. It makes her happy to see them overcome barriers they once saw as a challenge.

    in my free time I like to
    In Brittany's free time she is a cheerleader for the Baltimore Blast, dancing for one of the best teams in the MASL. She also loves running and hiking new trails.

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  • Doug LaFon, Personal Trainer

    Years of Experience

    • 2 Years

    Credentials

    • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

    Doug is a graduate from Salisbury University School of Health Sciences. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science and has a Minor in Business Administration. He is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. On top of obtaining a degree, he worked a few on-campus jobs. For the first two years, he worked in the registrar’s office. For his junior and senior years, he worked under the School of Health Sciences as a student worker. Doug started his fitness journey at a young age, playing team sports such as Lacrosse and Rugby. His main passion is lifting, and he has been lifting weights since he was twelve years old. Ever since then, he has realized that he could help others with their own fitness journeys, and share the knowledge he’s obtained over the years with others.

    in my free time I like to
    I like to fish, hike, camp and lift weights.

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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...

  • 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!

  • 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.