Back Bay Training Team

Danielle Moran

Assistant Fitness Director

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Elena Di Censo

Fitness Director

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Katie Kaschak

Group Program Manager

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Level 1 Personal trainers

CARRIE C

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
NASM CPT, teamTRAIN, teamBURN, teamDROP10
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Areas of Expertise:
Strength training, weight loss, weight lifting, taking the intimidation out of the weight room
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Training Philosophy:
It’s always the right time to start this journey. The gym might seem like an intimidating place, but I see clients face and conquer those feelings all the time. Getting stronger is a process. Each lift, each set, each day in the gym teaches your body how to cope with challenge and endure. Training is simply learning to move through systematic and progressive challenges, then letting your body adapt to those new demands.

NICK R

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
PTA-G CPT
AAPT CPT
teamTRAINING
USA BOXING CERTIFIED
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EXPERIENCE
Coming from an athletic background of martial arts, football, and baseball, where I happened to sustain many injuries, I’ve had to adapt the way I train and workout many times over the course of my life. Therefore, I find my passion working with clients that have varying walks of life. Whether it be someone who has an injury that needs rehabilitation, a client who is focused on weight loss, or a person who wants to perform at an athletic level, I have the knowledge and experience to support them along the way and accelerate the time it takes to reach their individual goals.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
I believe that movement is a way of life. To truly appreciate and reap all the benefits of moving the human body, whether it be yoga, lifting weights, running, etc., you need to take a holistic approach to all modalities. My goal with my clients is to have them create a relationship with their body that is developed in the gym and taken outside of the gym to help them in all aspects of their life.

MELISSA H

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
Curry College
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Certifications:
teamTRAIN, teamBURN, teamKB, teamDROP10, Certified Personal Trainer – ACE, AFFA, CPR/AED, USA Boxing, Pre/Post Natal, teamTRAIN, teamBURN, teamKB, teamDROP10
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Areas of Expertise:
Strength, weight loss, stress reduction, health and wellness, motivation and the power of positive thinking.
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Training Philosophy:
It is my passion to help build the happiest, healthiest version of YOU! I focus on individualized goals, the practice of positive thinking and building your body to its genetic potential. I believe in building you from the inside out. What we accomplish together will make you emotionally and mentally tougher. I strive to bring my clients outside of their comfort zone and remind them that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to. You and your life can be anything you want it to be.

SCOTT A

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
Graduate of the American Academy of Personal Training – Boston
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Certifications:
ASCM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED, Pre & Post Natal, teamTRAIN, teamBURN, teamDROP10
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Areas of Expertise:
Functional Movement, Strength, Speed, Agility, Cardiovascular Endurance, Core Development, Posture Improvement, Weight Loss, Balance and Flexibility Training
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Training Philosophy:
I believe any individual’s basic level of physical fitness should be the ability to navigate daily tasks without undue fatigue as well as the capacity to overcome unforeseen situations. Yet the principles of my training philosophy are founded in your perception of personal wellness. Whatever your goals are, I can develop the proper program to get you there! All I require from you is faith, time and commitment.

VESSY C

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Economics, Bulgaria.
National Personal Training Institute
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Certifications:
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Kettlebell certification, suspension/TRX training
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Areas of Expertise:
Weight Loss Training, Strength and Conditioning Training, Corrective Exercise, Balance and Posture, Circuit/Interval Training and Core Strength, Foam Rolling, Muscular Development, Overall Fitness
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Training Philosophy:
I care deeply about making a difference in women’s lives and helping them find a balanced healthy lifestyle! I strive to empower all of my clients to believe in themselves, stay committed, and be strong. I truly believe that if you are not feeling good and happy in your own skin, you don’t feel confident, or you don’t feel healthy, then you’re missing out on being the best version of yourself!

VAIA B

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
NASM CPT
teamTRAINING
PRE AND POST NATAL
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EXPERIENCE
Fitness came into my life when I needed it the most. As a child I always struggled with self-confidence, anxiety and unhealthy eating habits. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I realized I needed to take control of my life and make a lifestyle change. I began spending time in the gym and was instantly hooked. I eventually decided that I wanted to make it my career and help others who were struggling with the similar issues. During my time as a trainer, I’ve worked with an array of clients, focusing on weight loss, strength gains, and wedding prep. My training style includes, strength training with a mix of interval training, for fun and effective workouts.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
I find joy in helping clients achieve a balanced lifestyle by embracing all aspects of health and wellness. I aim to create a training environment that motivates and empowers individuals to improve their quality of life in a fun and rewarding way. Sets goals, train regularly, work out to be strong and keep it enjoyable. After all, life is your biggest challenge, so train to win it!

EMILY S

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
STOTT Pilates Mat, Reformer, Barrels, Injuries & Special Populations
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EXPERIENCE
As a competitive Irish dancer for 17 years, I have always had a passion for living an active and healthy lifestyle. I was introduced to Pilates as a teenager, and throughout my dancing career I used Pilates to prevent injuries, improve my posture, and build core strength. I work with clients of all levels and enjoy sharing my passion for Pilates with others.
TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
I believe in moving mindfully and strengthening the body from the inside, out. What I love about Pilates is that it is so much more than just a workout - the mind/body connection that it fosters is empowering and rewarding. I I believe that Pilates is key to building not only a balanced body, but also a balanced life!

MICHELLE N

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
B.S. EXERCISE SCIENCE - RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
NASM-CPT
FMSC
teamTRAINING
PRE/POST NATAL
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EXPERIENCE
I was always involved in sports, namely basketball and, later, rugby. My teams spent a lot of time in the weight room, but that didn’t exactly mean we knew what we were doing. Form was absolutely lacking, leading many of us, myself included, to endure a number of injuries. However, the lightbulb went off when I realized movement actually made me feel better. I made it my mission to learn as much as I could about functional movement and strengthening to prehab, rehab, and maintain the body. This led me to pursue my B.S. in Exercise Science from Rutgers. From there Ii was granted the opportunity to work on all ends of the fitness spectrum. Namely, every age from infancy to the elderly and level from recreation to professional. And even one NBA team! What I have found at every single level is that moving well matters, especially if we want to keep moving at all.
TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
I believe that it is essential to train fundamental movement patterns first and foremost to make sure people don’t break! Injury prevention is super important to me because it is 100% easier to avoid injury than to rehab an injury. I train my clients to improve their mobility, stability, and overall strength so they can be a stronger, better, faster, version of themselves!

VANESSA B

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
ACSM CPT
IRYT 200 HR
CrF L1
teamTRAINING
PRE AND POST NATAL
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EXPERIENCE
I started my career as a personal trainer and yoga instructor while living in Seoul, South Korea. I have worked with a wide array of athletes, from absolute beginners, to competitors, to pre/post-natal women, to those dealing with lifelong injuries, and to those that just needed a way to channel their daily troubles. I specialize in weight loss, strength and conditioning, HIIT training, injury prevention, long distance and OCR preparation/conditioning, and healing/recovering through trauma with fitness. Having struggled with personal trauma most my life, my body felt foreign to me and I was dissociated and disconnected. Fitness has helped me save my own life and it continues to be something I am passionate about and endlessly eager to explore.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
My training schedule is a collage of yoga sessions, HIIT and bodybuilding workouts, obstacle course races, CrossFit WODs, triathlon training, and the occasional marathon. I am a shepherd of fitness and my flock includes many women who have suffered personal trauma. I love working with these athletes because I know that even if they’re still struggling, fitness can reconnect them with their bodies and aid them in their recovery. You’ll find that I like to take a holistic approach to fitness, and each relationship I build with my clients is an example of that.

EMMA S

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
B.S. Exercise Science-Endicott College
ACSM CPT
teamTRAIN Certified
Pre/Post Natal Certified
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EXPERIENCE
I had always been active throughout my childhood, but never really started to go to the gym regularly until I went to college. There, I realized how much I truly loved being in a gym setting and working out. That's when I changed my major to Exercise Science. Throughout my college career, I completed a few internships that were in the Exercise Science field. My first being at a sport performance facility coaching young athletes ranging from the ages of 4 -17. I also assisted in coaching the 41 Division I teams at Harvard University. This is where I found out that I absolutely loved coaching people who had goals related to sport and/or getting stronger! Since the start of my time here at Healthworks, I challenged myself and ran 2 half marathons within the span of 1 year, as well as helped many women gain strength, lose body fat and improve in their choice of sport!
TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Getting in shape shouldn’t be a punishment. It’s an amazing and empowering lifestyle decision that anyone can achieve. I believe that fitness is about balance and while you are working hard, there should also be time for celebration. There may be a sore muscle or two along the way, but the amount of fun and levels of energy you will experience will far exceed any discomfort.

SOPHIE J

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
B.A. Political Science
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Pre/Post Natal
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EXPERIENCE
I’ve always loved being active but was never a particularly gifted athlete, until I discovered the gym! Throughout college I braved the co-ed crowd and started hitting the weights. Over the past 5 years I have gone from a discouraged and awkward high school athlete to a confident and strong bodybuilding competitor! Whether your goals are weight loss, introducing yourself to the gym, gaining muscle mass, or anything in between I’m here to help you be the strongest and most confident version of yourself you can be! Get in here girl!

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Just like our minds, our bodies are capable of withstanding incredible stress and change. I aim to get your mind on the same page as your body! I want to empower women to be the strongest versions of themselves and to stop underestimating what their bodies are capable of. Together we can start to change the way you look at your body and exercises and create positive relationships between them!

Level 2 Personal trainers

AOIFE M

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
St. Louis Community College (Ireland)
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Certifications:
Certified Massage Therapist MTI, Certified Personal Trainer NASM, Certified Women`sFitness Specialist NASM CPT, Pre/Post Natal, TRX, teamTRAIN, teamBURN, teamDROP10
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Areas of Expertise:
Strength and Conditioning Training, Weight Loss Training, Resistance and Reactive Training, Circuit Training, Balance and Flexibility Training, Cardiovascular Endurance Training.
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Training Philosophy:
Above all I believe in a balanced lifestyle. I believe that a good night’s sleep is just as important as a good work out and a healthy diet is just as important as some down time for yourself. I develop programs for my clients that are goal specific, challenging and fun! I work with an energy that is contagious and I push my clients every day to be the best they can be. I believe in the importance of change and adaptation! One of my mottos, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done you will get what you’ve always got!”

CORREEN D

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
BA Sociology, Regis College
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Certifications:
Cancer Exercise Specialist; Diploma of PT/Certificate of Nutritional Counseling, NPTI; Certified Personal Trainer; NSCA; Kids in Motion Certified; Kettlebell, TRX, Body Align, Vipr, BURN, Gravity, Drop 10 and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
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Areas of Expertise:
Individualized goal focused fitness programs for all fitness levels, Weight Loss/Management, Functional Movement and Corrective Exercise, Balance and Posture, Circuit/Interval Training and Core Strength
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Training Philosophy:
Strong movement patterns stem from a strong core and a functionally moving body. Making small realistic changes in fitness and nutrition, sticking to it, and recognizing accomplishments, leads one down the path to achieving overall health and personal goals.

ELENA D

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
BA, English Masters of Education
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Certifications:
ACSM – Certified personal trainer, teamTRAIN, teamDROP10, teamBURN, Assisted Stretching, Pre and Post Natal, RWL, Knee and shoulder pain, Kettlebell
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Areas of Expertise:
Metabolic Training; Functional Training; High Intensity Interval Training
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Training Philosophy:
I believe that in order to obtain optimal health, you must adopt a healthy lifestyle that extends beyond the gym atmosphere. If you want to achieve your fitness goals, you must set realistic goals, stay committed to good nutrition and physical fitness, and surround yourself with people who will motivate you to succeed. Your success will come from how much hard work you are willing to put forth.

JEFF C

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
BA, Colgate University, MBA, Columbia University
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Certifications:
ACSM; AAPT
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Areas of Expertise:
Core strength and stability, Weight loss, Overall fitness, Posture, Healthy Aging, Cardiovascular and endurance training
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Training Philosophy:
“Focus on your dreams and vision
Inspire yourself and others
Time is always available for your priorities
Now is where life is lived
Expect to succeed and you will
Slip ups will happen, practice self compassion
Success comes to those who believe in themselves”

MARC D

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
MS Sport Management, Ithaca College, BS Clinical Exercise Science, Ithaca College
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Certifications:
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer; TRX TEAM™ Coach; Pre/Post Natal; ViPR and Body Align Certified
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Areas of Expertise:
Weight Loss, Muscular Development, Performance Enhancement, Sport Specific training
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Training Philosophy:
My job is to help people improve their relationship with their body. Through good practice and fun, you’ll realize potentials you didn’t know you had. The fun thing about fitness is there is no ceiling to those potentials, you can always improve.

TARA S

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
University of Illinois -BS Health Education
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Certifications:
ACE Certified Personal Trainer, U.S.; Soccer Federation “A” License; TRX Suspension Certified; Drop 10; Pre-Post Natal Certified
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Areas of Expertise:
Weight loss, Strength Training for All Levels, Interval Training, Athletic Preparation
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Training Philosophy:
My goal as a trainer is to encourage, support, and challenge you to meet your fitness goals. I want you to leave my session feeling like you gave everything but energized to take on anything life may throw at you. Through hard work and dedication the sky is the limit!

CHELSEA M

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education/Certifications:
B.A Geography
NCCPT-CPT
Pre/Post Natal
Assisted Stretch
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
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EXPERIENCE
My career in the fitness industry started in college where I taught group exercise classes. After graduating, I had a sales career that left me feeling stressed out, run down, holding 30 extra pounds and feeling unfulfilled. This prompted me to make a massive lifestyle change, and upon restoring my good health I returned to the fitness industry as a personal trainer. I have since helped many clients lose weight just like I did, get stronger than they thought they could, or navigate their way through a fit pregnancy.
TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
I take a foundational approach to fitness and nutrition, helping to rid and/or prevent pain and injuries, especially those sustained due to our modern-day sedentary lifestyle. I believe in moving in a way that feels good and natural in our bodies. When done properly, a good fitness routine will spill over into our everyday life, making it easier and more enjoyable.

Level 3 Personal trainers

Anna S. “Sid”

LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Certifications/Education:
ACE-CPT
TRX R4,TRX Injury Prevention, TRX Rip Trainer
Pre/Post Natal
USAW (Olympic Lifting)
Assisted Stretch
teamTRAIN and teamBURN
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EXPERIENCE
I have been a personal trainer for 10+ years. Prior to becoming a trainer, I was a Division I athlete in both field hockey and lacrosse. I also was a collegiate coach for several years at the DIII and DI levels.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
My favorite part of my work is helping people see how much fitness can truly change every aspect of their life in truly positive ways. My philosophy is so look at the whole person, not just the physical, to be their guide to a healthier and happy self. The journey is the destination.

Level 4 Personal trainers

AMANDA S.

LEVEL 4 PILATES

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Certifications/Education:
Stott Pilates Certified Instructor; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels.
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Areas of Expertise:
Pilates Athletic Conditioning, Injuries and Special Populations, Group, Private, and Semi Private Pilates Instruction

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Interests/ Hobbies:
I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family and friends, cooking, reading, and running outdoors.

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Training Philosophy:
“The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possess a glorious sense of power” - Joseph Pilates

SHAUNA G

LEVEL 4 PERSONAL TRAINER

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Education:
Bachelor of Science, UNH

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Certification:
NASM and ACE Certified Master Trainer; Certified Holistic Health Counselor; Pre/Postnatal Certified; Gravity Training System® Certified Trainer; TRX Training; HKC Kettlebell Certification.

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Areas of Expertise:
Weight loss and nutrition counseling, Program Planning and Organization, Time Management, Interval Training, Cycling Training, Event and Travel Preparation, Balance.

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Interests/ Hobbies:
Cycling, Running, Reading, New Restaurants, Fitness, Nutrition, Kettlebells, Crossword Puzzles.

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Training Philosophy:
I am here to support you as you reach your goals. My training style is based on what you can do and where you want to go.

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