Alex is a current MIT student majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Japanese. He is a Nigerian who grew up in Bournemouth, England. Alex is an athlete who has a background in a wide range of sports and is currently playing club rugby and soccer, both of which he has played for over 10 years. Track and field took up a lot of his time in high school, and his work led to him being able to represent his county. He has experience with body weight and outdoor training methods including a level 2 kettlebell and circuit training instructor certification.
Certifications: NASM, Kettlebell Instructing, Circuit Training
Eric is a trainer that has had success with clients who have a variety of goals like weight loss, body building, and correcting posture disorders. His philosophy focuses on tailoring his training style to his client’s goals and temperament using an evidence-based approach. When he isn’t on the fitness floor, Eric is usually playing and composing music (he has a Doctorate of Musical Arts), reading, or hiking.
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid/CPR/AED
James is a personal trainer that works with both small groups and individuals, with a specialty in boxing. He is also a Group Exercise Instructor for MIT Recreation, teaching Bootcamp, Total Body Strength, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). James first began boxing 8 years ago, and continues to find it to be an enjoyable, challenging, and highly effective form of fitness training. With the philosophy “You’re training for life”, James believes that being active daily will improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of disease and chronic pain. When the boxing gloves come off and the gym closes, James likes to unwind by watching action movies and TV shows.
Certification(s): AFAA; EMT
Mike is a New Jersey native whose passion for sports and exercise started in high school, where he played both football and baseball. His interests led him to Springfield College where he majored in exercise science and took part in numerous professional internships which allowed him to gain experience working with people of all levels of physical capabilities, from elderly individuals all the way to professional athletes. After graduating from Springfield in 2016 he worked as a strength and conditioning coach, once again utilizing his wide range of experience to serve all populations. He is currently in the process of earning his doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons University.
Growing up, Brett played hockey for 16 years and during that time he developed a deep passion for living a health conscious lifestyle. When Brett entered college, he decided to pursue that passion by becoming an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and then working at Northeastern University’s gym for 2.5 years. Throughout his time as a personal trainer,Brett began to evolve his training philosophy to consist of weight-lifting, endurance training, and functional movements. In his spare time, Brett likes to run Tough Mudder’s, go for walks around Boston, participate in yoga, and experiment with cooking.
Jill first became interested in fitness and athletics while in high school. She struggled with her diet and exercise, which led her to join a gym and get in shape. With a BS in Exercise Science from Springfield College and MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University, Jill specializes in weight loss, women’s health, injury prevention and exercise for chronic disease prevention and management (diabetes, heart disease, obesity). She also works well with beginners. Jill’s hobbies include meditation, cooking, biking, and hiking.
Certification(s): ACSM personal trainer, Adult CPR/AED, First Aid, and Yoga.
Ethan specializes in working with beginners and those working towards strength training or body composition goals. A recent American Academy of Personal Training Graduate, Ethan is excited to share his philosophy focused on “feeling comfortable and confident in yourself and ability to move through your daily life”. Before personal training, he was a soccer player for his Alma Mater, Lesley University where he studied Business Management. It was a career ending knee injury that helped Ethan realize his passion for fitness, health, and wellness.
Certification(s): NASM CPT, CPR/ AED, First Aid
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to Boston on 2016 to serve as an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at MIT. Attended Old Dominion University, earned a BS in Communications and played Division 1 Field Hockey. Julia developed a passion for fitness while working as a special education teacher in Austin, Texas. She also serves as a PE Instructor at MIT, teaching Fitness & Nutrition and Bootcamp. With “be diligent and be patient” as her training philosophy, Julia works well with beginners and focuses on achieving long-term goals. When she isn’t training or coaching, Julia enjoys video editing, photography, exploring Boston, and being outdoors.
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid
Elizabeth developed a love for strength training, health and fitness the first time her mother brought her into the gym and she takes pride in providing her clients with that same experience. Specializing in strength training, weight loss and functional and corrective movements, Elizabeth takes on beginners, athletes and senior clientele with a belief that fitness changes lives. For fun she enjoys bike rides, interior design, cooking, and running.
Certification(s): NASM; Kettlebell Athletic Certification; Nutrition-NPTI
Kevin has trained a wide range of individuals and enjoys motivating his clients to achieve their personal fitness goals. He earned his Bachelor’s in Science from Merrimack College and currently works as a Certified Athletic Trainer at Concord Academy. He specializes in injury prevention, assessment and rehabilitation, weight loss, athletic development, and strength/circuit training.
Suzanne is a trainer whose philosophy is all about incremental changes to produce the desired result; you just need to take the first step. Inspired by movement at a young age, Suzanne has experimented with many forms of fitness including gymnastics, yoga, tai chi, belly dancing, hiking, running, obstacle course racing, and boxing. This list isn’t just impressive due to variety, but also because of what Suzanne has learned from it. She trains with a belief that movement is essential, both physically and emotionally, and that through practice one can discover that they capable of more they imagine just as she has. When she’s not helping others discover their own possibilities, Suzanne enjoys reading, thrift shopping, art fairs, museums, and even lends her hand at building houses in developing countries when she can.
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
For Jared, exercise has always been a passion. Growing up, he played rugby and ran track & field both in high school and college. He earned his BS in Exercise & Sports Science, with a minor in Coaching from Ursinus College and currently has 4 years of personal training experience, specializing in weight loss, sport specific conditioning, and rehabilitation.
Certification(s): ACE Certified Personal Trainer; ARC CPR/AED; Standard Frist Aid
Teri is a graduate of the American Academy of Personal Training and is certified by The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Other certifications include, CPR-AED, First Aid, Mat Pilates, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Coach, and TRX. She is also a Group-X fitness instructor and is a member of the IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Her passion for fitness led her to pursue a career in fitness where she specializes in areas including functional fitness and strength training. She enjoys designing programs for those preparing for Tough Mudder and Spartan races. Teri’s goal is to help clients achieve their fitness goals and to improve their health and lifestyle.
Rich has a background in sports, playing competitive soccer until an injury lead him to a career in strength and conditioning. Now, with 5 years of experience training both elite level athletes and the general population, and a degree from Rutger University, Rich specializes in corrective exercise, performance training, and injury rehabilitation. Rich trains his clients with the idea that functional movement is the basis of all success. He still enjoys playing soccer for fun as well as hiking.
Certification(s): B.S. Exercise Science, NSCA – CSCS
Weight loss, nutrition, core and balance training are her bread and butter. Fen graduated from MIT in 2000 with her BS in Biology. Her resume includes experience in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Senior Fitness Instruction, BOSU Integrated Balance and Reactive Strength Training and basic running training. She became involved in fitness in order to help people prevent health problems and injuries, and because she loves physical activity. In her spare time, Fen likes to cook and watch action movies.
Certification(s): NASM Certified Personal Trainer; AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor; STOTT Pilates Matwork; ISCA Kickboxing; ARC First Aid; ARC CPR/AED
Rob is originally from Sussex County, New Jersey and moved to the Boston area after graduating from Lasell College in 2015. In addition to his Personal Training position, Rob is also an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at MIT, Strength Coach at Stack Velocity Sports Performance and Intern in Strength & Conditioning at Harvard University. His passion for athletic training began as early as 8 years old, when Rob began playing basketball. He has played competitively ever since, and now specializes in Olympic/Power Lifting, Functional Fitness and Sports Specific Training. Rob’s training philosophy consistently incorporates the training of movement patterns to effectively reach fitness goals.
Certification(s): NSCA-CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CPR/AED
A life-long Bostonian, Joe graduated from the American Academy of Personal Training in Boston’s Back Bay. Joe is a trainer motivated by learning about all forms of exercise, which is something he tries to embody in his sessions. He has participated in Crossfit competitions, competed in USA Boxing matches as an athlete and coach, completed marathons, and finished an IRONMAN triathlon. Joe has also coached youth baseball, soccer, and wrestling.
Certification(s): NASM CPT, CPR/AED First Aid, Mental Health First Aid