Growing up in Worcester, MA, Daniel’s passion for science and exercise began during his high school years. Daniel’s strong passion for the sciences led him to study microorganisms during college. After receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in microbiology at UMass Amherst, he was met with debilitating health issues. Following proper treatment and surgery, he took a medical leave during his pursuit at Northeastern University’s Biotechnology Program due to post-surgery complications. He dedicated his time to researching a proper diet and maintaining physical activity to heal himself Daniel, in his words, says he: “made an oath to place my health as my top priority to make life possible again.” His experience has taught him how fitness on a holistic level has tremendous healing effects for body, mind and spirit! Ultimately, he decided to embark on his passion for fitness into a new career path of personal training seven years ago. Daniel continues to share his passion and knowledge of fitness with those who want to improve their health through exercise.
Being an athlete all her life sparked a passion for fitness, anatomy, and exercise. At the University of New England, Kaitlin was able to combine her passions as she played DIII Softball, got her Bachelors degree in Applied Exercise Science, minored in Coaching, and participated in various clubs, volunteer hours, and research teams. She has experience interning at Southern Maine Health Care’s Sports Performance Center where she assisted Physical Therapists and Strength Coaches every day. She also was an intern Strength and Conditioning Coach with UNE’s Varsity Strength and Conditioning Program. Most recently she has been a personal trainer at a local gym in her home town, where she has worked with a wide range of clients, abilities, and goals. She hopes to share her passion for fitness with you and is excited to work with you to meet and exceed your goals!
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
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
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.
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