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Personal Training & Small Group Training

The Results You Want, From Experts Who Care!
We back the word "professional" with college education and/or national certification. We are continuing to help our staff increase their knowledge by sending employees to seminars and certifications. That is why we are proud to introduce our staff to all members and potential members so that you can be assured of receiving qualified help, undivided personal attention and a friendly hello with each visit to the club. Please be assured that all staff members are certified in CPR.

Personal Training
If you are serious about achieving your fitness goals, a Personal Trainer is the way to go.

One Session: A single hour session will provide you with a clear understanding of how your personal goals can be achieved.

Personal Training Packages: Meeting several times with a trainer will take you beyond the single session objectives. The trainer will work with you and introduce you to the personalized exercise program that has been designed for you. The trainer will offer continued motivation and specialized one-on-one instruction to insure proper form and technique to maximize your workout to its optimal potential.

PERSONAL TRAINING LABOR DAY SALE:
NON-MEMBERS WELCOME!

Buy 6 Sessions Get 1 Free! $60 Value! (All clients.)
Buy 10 Sessions Get 2 Free! $120 Value!
(All clients.)
Buy 3 Personal Training Sessions for $99.
(First time clients only.)

 

 

Small Group Training
Small group training offers the benefits of personal training with the excitement of being in a group setting. Sessions are limited to 10 participants or less so it offers a personalized exercise experience with hands on coaching.

Small Group Training Rates

Members Non-Members
1 Session for $12 1 Session for $15
6 Sessions for $66 6 Sessions for $87
10 Sessions for $99 10 Sessions for $120
10 Sessions for $99 - Get 2 FREE 10 Sessions for $120 - Get 2 FREE!

Sign up is required and will be available beginning one week in advance.

Cancellation Policy: Members are required to cancel within 8 hours of the session. If you fail to cancel or show up, you will forfeit that session.

Click here for the complete Small Group Training Schedule.

 

Small Group Training Classes

TRX
A new category of exercise for all fitness levels that leverages one's own bodyweight and gravity using the TRX to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

TRX RIP Training
A weight training program that incorporates resistance to improve balance, core strength, power, flexibility and endurance through movement patterns related to everyday life and sport.

BOOTCAMP
Circuit training alternates strength training exercises with aerobic activities to give you two workouts in one. Boot camp combines intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate circuit workout.

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Brian Boyer

Brian Boyer

Specialities

  • Sports Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Golf Training
  • Senior
  • Athletes

Education/Certification

  • B.S. in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College
  • YMCA Strength Training Instructor

Professional Experience

  • Rehab Aide and Personal Trainer at Grey Physical Therapy since 2006
  • Personal Trainer at YMCA, Scantic Valley Branch from 2004-2006
  • Personal Trainer at Fitness First since 2001

Philosophy

"Life is full of trials and tribulations; you have to work hard in order to succeed."

Kasey Carley

Kasey Carley

Specialities

  • Balance Training
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation
  • Older Adult Population
  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis

Education/Certification

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, American International College, anticipated graduation 2014
  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, UMASS Amherst 2011
  • Therapeutic Exercise Certified
  • Working towards ACSM HSF Certification

Professional Experience

  • Berkshire Medical Center, February- May 2014
  • Burlington Health & Rehab, May – August 2013
  • Rebound Physical Therapy, May-August 2012
  • Biomechanics Research Assistant, UMASS, 2010-2011
  • Westfield State University, Athletic Training Volunteer 2005-2007

Philosophy

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holte

Steve Daneault

Steve Daneault

Specialities

  • Sports Conditioning
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Strength Training
  • Cardiovascular Fitness

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree in Movement Science, Westfield State University 2009
  • Working towards NASM Personal Trainer Certification
  • Working towards Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification

Professional Experience

  • Youth Service Worker at Department of Youth Services, Massachusetts since 2012
  • Personal Trainer at Fitness First since 2013
    Instructor at Outward Bound Discovery, 2010-2011
  • Rock wall Manager at Westfield State University 2009-2010
  • Program Instructor for Westfield Water Sports/Wilderness Experiences Unlimited 2008-2010

Philosophy

"If you think you can you're right. If you think you can't, you're right." -Unknown

Diana King

Diana King

Specialities

  • Sport and Fitness Analysis
  • Sport Specific Conditioning
  • Weight Loss & Nutrition Coach
  • Fitness Lifestyle Coach
  • Goal Setting
  • Behavior Modification/ Lifestyle Management
  • Cardiovascular Endurance Training

Education/Certification

  • B.S., Physical Education - Westfield State College
  • B.S., Business Management - UMASS
  • AEA Aquatics Certified
  • ASFA Personal Training Certified
  • Coaching Certified - Instructional through High School
  • Arthritis Exercise Certified
  • TRX Suspension Training Certified
  • TRX RIP Training Certified

Professional Experience

  • Personal Trainer since 2005
  • Fitness Consultant/Fitness First since 1990
  • Fitness Consultant/U.S. Air Force since 1990
  • Sports Instructor since 1990
  • Soccer Coach since 1985

Philosophy

"Fitness should be viewed as a long term commitment to your physical and mental well being."

Mark Laurenzano

Mark Laurenzano

Specialities

  • Designing personal training programs for all ages
  • Overcoming motivational & lifestyle barriers

Education/Certification

  • B.S. Physical Education - Springfield College
  • Mass. Teacher Certification -
    PE (5-12)
  • YMCA Certified Strength Training Director
  • YMCA Certified Strength Training Instructor
  • YMCA Certified Fitness Leader
  • YMCA Certified Instructor for Active Older Adults
  • P.M.T. Certified Instructor
  • TRX Training Certified
  • TRX RIP Training Certified

Professional Experience

  • Fitness Director at Springfield YMCA for 5 years
  • Fitness Consultant, Olympic Manufacturing Group since 2011
  • Physical Educator, Kiley Middle School for 14 years Dean of Students, Kiley Middle School since 2011
  • Adjunct Professor/Springfield College since 2004
  • Physical/Psychological Management Trainer since 2002
  • Personal Trainer at Fitness First since 1994
  • Founder of FitZone Athletic Performance "A Personal Training Program for all ages." www.fitzoneathleticperformance.com

Philosophy

"Health and wellness start from the inside through realistic goal setting, hard work, envisioning success, and dedication. Each and every one of us can accomplish our desires."

Camille Nery

Camille Nery

Specialities

  • Strength Training
  • Plyometrics
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Stability/Core Training

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from California State University (San Bernardino) 2012
  • Working towards Masters of Occupational Therapy at American International College

Professional Experience

  • Personal Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport Southern California Feb 2013-Aug 2013
  • Clinical Women's Health Student Intern August 2012-March 2013

Philosophy

"Let the space of where you are and where you want to be motivate you."

Diana King

Melissa Pettit

Specialities

  • Strength Training
  • Balance/Core Stability Trainin
  • High-Intensity Interval Training

Education/Certification

  • WITS Personal Training Certified
  • WITS Completion in Group Training
  • TRX Training Certified
  • Rip Training Certified
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Massage (Deep Tissue & Sport Massage)

Professional Experience

  • Personal Trainer at Fitness First since 2011
  • Former Personal Trainer at LA Fitness, Springfield
  • Personal Trainer since 2007
  • Massage Therapist since 2003

Philosophy

"No goal is ever out of reach."

Cherie Rousseau

Cherie Rousseau

Specialities

  • Resistance Training
  • Endurance, Marathon & Triathlon Training
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Pre-& Post-Natal Pregnancy Training
  • Health and Fitness Assessments
  • Behavior modification for weight loss and physical activity lifestyle habits

Education/Certification

  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Springfield College
  • B.S., Exercise Science, UMass, Amherst
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • MA Teacher Certification, P.E. (K-8 & 5-12)
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED Certified
  • Lifeguard Training & Community First Aid Certified
  • Reiki Master

Professional Experience

  • Physical Educator since 2007, currently at Woodland
  • Elementary School
  • Personal Trainer at Fitness First since 2007
  • Personal Training/Fitness Specialist at UMass, Amherst & Springfield College
  • W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Course Instructor
  • Assistant Director for the YMCA Safe Summer Streets Program

Philosophy

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi

Brandon Welker

Brandon Welker

Specialities

  • Strength Training
  • Power Lifting
  • Wrestling Specific

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Cortland
  • AAA/ISMA Personal Training Certified
  • AAAI/ISMA Strength Conditioning/Weight Training Certified
  • Sports Nutrition Certified
  • TRX Training Certified
  • TRX RIP Training Certified

Professional Experience

  • Fitness Director, Fitness First since 2011
  • Personal Trainer since 2008
  • Fitness Consultant/Fitness First since 2006
  • State University of New York at Cortland Power Lifting Champion and Record Holder at the 132 lb. Weight Class

Philosophy

"Ever strive to be best."
- Homeric Philosophy

Colleen Ziemba

Colleen Ziemba

Specialities

  • Abdominal Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Cardiovascular and Resistance Training

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor's Degree in Movement Science from Westfield State University
  • Associates Degree in Arts and Science from Holyoke Community College
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Les Mills CXWORX Certified
  • TRX Certified
  • Silver Sneakers-Yoga Stretch & Muscle Strength Range of Motion II Certified

Professional Experience

  • Physical Therapy Rehab Aid since August 2013, Attain Therapy & Fitness, East Longmeadow
  • Twenty years of dance training

Philosophy

"Live to love fitness."

   

 

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