Our Studio Location

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.

Chris Weatherholtz

Chris Weatherholtz

Head Personal Trainer

Chris graduated from Towson University and holds a BS in Exercise Science. He is a certified personal trainer through the Poliquin International Certification Program Level 2 and has been in the industry for over 7 years. 

Chris has worked with a broad range of clients from 12 years old to 85 years old, division I athletes to sedentary seniors. His clients’ goals  include injury prevention, weight loss, strength training, balance, coordination, and flexibility. 

Chris played college football, has run marathons and competed in Olympic Weight Lifting. He is a passionate personal trainer, with the intention of continually improving his knowledge and techniques. To achieve that goal, he attends continuing education seminars, takes online courses and reads as much as he can year round.

Chris sees himself nowhere else but in the fitness industry helping others become the best they  possibly can.

 

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.

 

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 fiancé, Sarah, and their dog, Bo. In his free time, Andy enjoys getting out in nature, traveling, playing the ukulele, and working out (duh!). 

Dave Vargo

Dave Vargo

Personal 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. 

Shawn Lyons

Shawn Lyons

Personal Trainer

Shawn is currently attending Towson University where he is working toward his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.  He has a personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-CPT) and Fitness Together is his starting point in the fitness industry.

Shawn started weight lifting when he was 14 years old, in addition he participated in his baseball and football high school athletic programs.  In 2015, he competed in an NPC physique competition.  Shawn is passionate about delivering the highest quality of training for not only himself, but most importantly, his clients. He believes the key to sustaining a career in the fitness industry is by gaining constant knowledge through various books, scientific research, and educational seminars all provided by industry professionals.

Shawn was born and raised in Frederick, he now lives in Sykesville with his girlfriend Ariana and their 1-and-a-half year old daughter Harper.  He is an avid sports fan with a particular interest in baseball.  His hobbies include going to Orioles games, learning more about the fitness industry, and playing with his beautiful daughter.

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.

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. 

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.