Mel has been a trainer for three years, and started training because she loves to help people. She’s passionate to help her clients see that if they work hard and put their minds to the goal they are seeking, they can achieve anything.
“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”
Health Tip: Make sure you are eating healthy. Ask almost any trainer and they will tell you that regardless of your training goals, healthy eating is the backbone.
Youth fitness trainer
PININA COLLETT has been a personal trainer for the last decade holding certifications with ISSA, ACSM, ACE, FMS, and Movement. Through advanced education and experience, she possesses a keen understanding of the science of exercise and is capable of helping anyone achieve optimal fitness results.
Pinina is committed to creating INDIVIDUALIZED training programs tailored to meet client’s specific needs. She specializes in restoring functional movement patterns by building practical strength, improving mobility, posture, and overall body awareness.
“Whether you want to build strength, lose weight, increase endurance, or improve overall athleticism remember the importance of setting goals. Regardless of your individualized fitness objectives, consistency and patience are key to long-term success.
And always remember to take pride in how much you’ve accomplished, have faith in how far you can go and never cease to enjoy the journey.”
Karina hails from Tolland, CT where she spent her childhood swimming, competing in gymnastics, and adventuring through the great outdoors whenever the opportunity arose. She graduated from Colby College, in Maine, where she competed in cross country and track all four years. She still runs competitively with New Balance Boston, racing in events from 3k up to full marathons.
Karina has coached cross country and track at both the high school and collegiate levels. It was during her time coaching that she became interested in the strength and conditioning aspect of an athlete’s competitive training. She earned her certification from NASM in 2008, and now trains athletes of all ages, as well as clients of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Home Town: Tolland, CT
Years: Trainer since 2008
Specialties: Running, Gaitanalysis, TRX, Nutrition, Fun, Sun
Dana Capizzi graduated in 2008 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Gender Studies. She has since then earned her NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) Certification in 2012, gaining subject matter knowledge that prepared her for everything from injury prevention to weight loss and conditioning.
In 2013, she became certified by Les Mills in BodyPump, thereby broadening her knowledge and experience with group fitness. Since Dana was a preteen she has competed competitively in cheerleading as well as gymnastics. She has won several cheerleading titles including State Champions in High School.
Dana is extremely passionate about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. She excels in the areas of functional training, conditioning and weight loss. She continues to educate herself by attending seminars with such organizations as Perform Better. Her passion fuels the need to share with her clients the knowledge and guidance to help them achieve their fitness goals. From positive reinforcement and strength training to conditioning and core exercises, Dana constantly challenges and motivates her clients with a variety of techniques and perspectives. Her goal is for each of her clients to meet and surpass whatever fitness goal they set for themselves.
Home Town: Hudson MA
Years: Trainer since 2012
Specialties Conditioning, Body Building, Interval Training, Weight Loss