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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

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Ridgely Plaza
1756 York Rd
Lutherville, MD   21093
p. (410) 252-6144
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Fri   6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat   7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun   Closed

Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Timonium.

Mark Dees

Mark Dees

Owner

Mark has been in and around the fitness industry for the last 20 years, including regional manager positions for industry leading companies such as MET-Rx Sports Nutrition and Polar Heart Rate monitors.

After seven years training and managing fitness staff in health clubs, Fitness Together became the next step to refine the personal training business and deliver to clients’ results-based personal training.

A former endurance athlete with PR’s of a 2:41 marathon and 10:10 Ironman triathlon, Mark has competed in some of the most prestigious marathons and triathlons in the country.   His favorite events are the simple “make your own” variety of epic days – like a 42 mile run through the Grand Canyon or multi day bike rides in the middle of nowhere just for fun and adventure.

A Baltimore native, Mark lives in Timonium with his wife Kelly. They have a 5 year old daughter named Lindy, 2 spoiled Rottweilers, and 4 chickens.

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Dave Johnston

Dave Johnston

Program Director

Native to Scotland, Dave has been in the Sports Management field for 10 years now, working in variety of leadership and coaching roles. Dave carries a number of leading industry certifications, including Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM and Sports Nutrition through Precision Nutrition. Driven by learning, and his passion for helping others, he is always seeking ways of improving his effectiveness as a leader, coach and mentor.

Dave is an avid soccer player/weekend warrior and loves to work out. Though his spare time is centered around his family, he tries to make additional time for a round of golf or an evening on the stream fly fishing.

Dave is proud to be a part of the health and fitness industry and will continue to do his utmost best to empower many more people to live happier, healthier lives.

 

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Maegan Weisberg

Maegan Weisberg

Assistant Manager

Maegan has been a personal trainer since 2012. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a BS in wellness and fitness. In December 2017 she will graduate with a MS in sports psychology and rehabilitation from California University of Pennsylvania. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also has her corrective exercise specialist, behavior change specialist, fitness nutrition specialist, MORR, basic olympic lift certification, NASE level 1, and NASE level 2. 

 

She has worked with a wide range of clients from kids to seniors. Maegan loves helping people live a pain free lifestyle, hit their goals, and continue to succeed. Maegan enjoys paddle boarding, running spartan races, and kettlebell workouts in her free time. 

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Kenny Newton

Kenny Newton

Assistant Manager

Kenny Newton has been a personal trainer since 2011. He has worked in commercial and corporate gyms in both training and management roles. Though he has worked with clients training to achieve a wide range of goals, he has become most passionate about helping people build strength, improve mobility, and live pain free. He holds his Personal Trainer certification through the NASM with specialties as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Kenny was a life long pitcher in baseball but didn't actually step foot into a gym until after graduating high school. While going to college for Journalism he earned his personal training certification. After high school he began training in Jiu Jitsu and earning his blue belt before sustaining a major back injury. Deadlifts and Squats became a major part of his physical therapy. He found the increasing weight a very motivating measurement of progress and developed a passion for power lifting. To this day if you ask him what his goal weight on deadlift or squat is he will reply with “all of it.”

Kenny enjoys spending his free time reading comic books, playing D&D, and playing online card games.

 

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Dave Vargo

Dave Vargo

Head Trainer

Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from California University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). 

Dave spent nearly 10 years in the technology field before deciding to shift his focus to a career in the fitness industry. While earning his degree, he spent 3 years as a personal trainer at a studio in Parkville, where he worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from high school athletes to senior populations. In addition, he completed an internship at the FX Performance Training Center in Hunt Valley and spent a summer working with youth athletes at the Parisi Speed School of Towson.

Dave is passionate about getting his clients the results they want, and is driven by constant improvement in his training style in order to deliver the highest quality training possible. Outside of fitness, Dave enjoys reading, playing sports, and spending time traveling with his wife. 

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Andy Dolina

Andy Dolina

Personal Trainer

Andy was born and raised in Baltimore and attended Friends School, where he was co-captain of his varsity baseball and squash teams. After graduating from University of North Carolina in Asheville in 2014 with a degree in Political Science, Andy moved to New Orleans. It was there that he came to his senses and changed paths from pursuing law school to a career in health and fitness. 

Andy completed a rigorous internship at a health club in New Orleans before joining their team as a personal trainer. During this time, Andy was also brought on as a trainer at a CrossFit gym. This allowed him to explore multiple fitness methodologies and experiences. 

Andy takes pride in helping his clients achieve results while making exercise enjoyable and approachable. He loves guiding clients through fitness milestones they previously thought impossible. 

Andy lives in Hampden with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Bo. In his free time, Andy enjoys getting out in nature, traveling, listening to records, and working out (duh!). 

 

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Anne Symthe

Anne Symthe

Personal Trainer

Anne is originally from Owings, Maryland which is located in Calvert County. She has a BS in Exercise Science from Towson University as well as a minor in Health Science. While attending Towson, Anne worked as an intern at Baltimore Country Club as a personal trainer.  During her internship she worked with a wide range of clients and gained experience in hand-on training so that she is easily able to move into a full time training role at Fitness Together

After facing her own weight loss and fitness challenges, she started exercising and eating right and results came quicker than expected! She was able to lose 25 pounds and has not looked back since. Her own results helped her to realize she wanted to help others feel as great as she had, which is why she chose Exercise Science and Personal Training. She looks to make a big impact here at FT, by encouraging and inspiring our clients to lead an overall healthy life, both physically and mentally.

 

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Margot Darnell

Margot Darnell

Personal Trainer

Margot graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Towson University in May 2016. While attending Towson University she interned as a Fitness Coach at The Y. She is working towards becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Margot is originally from Delta, Pennsylvania. In 2010, she moved to Parkville, Maryland and still resides there with her fiancé, Daniel. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, motor sports and occasionally jumping out of planes.

 

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Matt Merryman

Matt Merryman

Personal Trainer

Both of Matthew's passions, living an active life style as well as helping others is what lead him into the health and fitness industry. From growing up playing a variety of sports to serving in the United States Marine Corps infantry. Matthew has seen numerous ways the importance a healthy lifestyle can impact a person’s life.

After his discharge in 2012 Matthew has spent the last five years learning and obtaining as much knowledge and skills as possible within the field of fitness. After earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, he then pursued gaining a certification as both a NSPA personal trainer as well as an Olympic lifting coach. A drive for fitness, knowledge, and a desire to improve the quality of others lives has made personal training into a lifestyle for him not only a job.


In Matthews spare time he enjoys playing pickup football games, hiking and long-distance running/swimming. Also, he enjoys going camping as much as possible in nice weather. He always is seeking to gain extra knowledge in the field through reading different books or Online articles.

Through training and improving the overall quality of life of others has filled Matthew with a sense of fulfillment that bring a true love and passion for this industry.

Katelyn Badwak

Katelyn Badwak

Marketing Manager

Katelyn graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sports Management. While working towards earning her degree, she was involved in many RSM programs, special events, as well as the city of Conway’s recreation department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending Raven’s & Oriole’s games, and participating in recreational sport leagues. 

 

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Amy Whittington

Amy Whittington

Office Manager

Amy has been an administrative assistant since 1985, working in real estate for several years and the Irvine Nature Center. After starting a family she decided to stay home to raise her children. During that time she realized the importance of, and became passionate about, staying fit eating healthy, not only for her, but for her entire family. When she decided to go back to work she wanted to be in an environment that encouraged people to live better, healthier, happier lives, which she has found Fitness Together. 

 

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