Coolidge Corner Trainers

Our team of personal trainers is here to assist you in your fitness goals. Recently named the “Best Personal Training” by The Boston A List, we are continuously looking for talented trainers to join our growing team. Interested? Click here for details!

Meet the Coolidge Corner Team

Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3Level 4

 

Level 1 Personal Trainers

Brianne B.

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LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

B.S. in Kinesiology – University of Maine at Orono

ACE Certified Personal Trainer; ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor; Schwinn Indoor Cycling

Areas of Expertise:

Runners, injury prevention, lower back and lower body strength training, posture correction

Training Philosophy:

Get after it. My goal is to make you stronger in the gym so you are more confident outside of the gym. We will create goals together and work as a team to achieve success.

Client Testimonial:

“Brianne is a great trainer! She is very enthusiastic and dedicated to helping you improve and meet goals. I appreciate that she wants to make sure you are doing things you enjoy during your time together. She always checks in with you after work outs and is very organized. She doesn’t let you quit and keeps you motivated.” – Emily F.

Personal Accomplishments:

Races Completed: – Run to Remember Half Marathon 2014 – Black Bear Sprint Triathlon 2011 and 2012 – B.A.A 5k and numerous other 5ks 2008-present Ranked 4th in New England in swimming 2008

Jackie R.

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LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Expertise:

Body weight exercises, fitness programs based on circus, gymnastic, and acrobatic conditioning. Active flexibility and dance, as well as contortion and high intensity interval training.

Training Philosophy:

I believe that everyone is remarkable, and I believe that you deserve to feel that way. I can help you realize your potential to be incredible and to truly love yourself through unique, fun, dynamic workouts. You are capable of so much and together we can work on that final push towards your goals.

Accomplishments:

International circus performer and instructor for six years Graduate of the American Academy of Personal Training 2015

Lana S.

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS Law Studies, Belarus Economic State University; BS Exercise and Health Science, UMASS Boston (in progress)

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer; PN1 Certified Nutritionist; Boxing 1; teamTRAIN; teamBURN; DROP10

Areas of Expertise:

Strength training, metabolic conditioning

Training Philosophy:

My own journey of a better health and body image has brought me to the fitness industry. My love for my job has made me switch from a biology major to exercise and health science major. The knowledge I gain in the classroom helps me provide you with the best service! Your goals and your success are my priorities! Be ready to have some fun!

Client Testimonials:

“I started training with Lana eight months ago. I wasn’t happy with any aspect of my life and it showed with how I was treating my body. Lana is the type of trainer to change your mind about fitness and hold you accountable in a way that fits with your lifestyle. She motivates you from within and doesn’t let you give up. If you fall off the wagon, she will get you back on, no matter how long it takes. I have struggled throughout my journey; changing jobs, moving, and break-ups, but she has always been there, not only as a trainer, but a friend. I could have the worst day, week, or month but I always make sure I meet with her because not only does working out help, but she is so supportive and understanding! In the past eight months, we’ve experimented with different types of workouts and figured out what works best for me and my body along with what I enjoy the most to keep me motivated and focused on my goals. I am seeing great results and I always look forward to going to the gym for a workout with her. I was really hesitant to work with a trainer in the beginning, but if I didn’t get Lana I don’t think I would still be on my fitness journey.” – Carolyn

Zane A.

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LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS Exercise Science and Adult Fitness, University of Tampa; MS Nutrition and Exercise Science, Southeast Missouri State University

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Areas of Expertise:

Strength and power development, joint stabilization, injury prevention, posture correction.

Training Philosophy:

No matter what your fitness goals may be, you should be as strong as you can be to accomplish them. I truly embrace the philosophy of “Empowering Women through Exercise.” Any strength is only limited by its range of motion – through the sound practices of mobilization and stabilization we will achieve any and all personal goals with knowledge, power and balance.

Client Testimonials:

“I started coming to Zane to look my best for my wedding. I have had other trainers in the past but no one has been as effective, as attentive, as knowledgeable, positive or as encouraging as Zane. Zane is a true professional and extremely talented at what he does. He always has well tailored workouts planned for me but is also able to be flexible and change things in the moment if need be. Zane always listens to me and makes the most out of our time together. He knows how to push me in a really encouraging and positive way. I can’t recommend him enough and would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their physical fitness.” – Caitlin V.

Accomplishments:

Played college baseball at Canisius College and University of Tampa; Former New York State ranked Powerlifter; Presented research for the University of Tampa at the 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association annual conference; Published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research – June 2012

Katie A.

LEVEL 1 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BA in Liberal Studies – Concentrations in Movement Science, Biology and Psychology- Westfield State University (2015)

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer American Heart Association- CPR/AED Certified Healthworks teamTRAIN Certified

Areas of Expertise:

Dancer based fitness/conditioning programs with dynamic and static stretching/flexibility. Helping beginners gain confidence with their own personal gym routine, managing/maintaining weightloss along with a background in Circuit, Interval, Strength training; Body weight strength exercises and core.

Training Philosophy:

I want YOU to feel confident not only when you walk into a gym, but in your everyday life. I truly believe in Healthworks mission which is empowering women to be strong, because your health and happiness is so important.Through my own personal experience with building up my confidence in the gym I can relate to the struggle of becoming consistent in working out. But with my years of experience performing, gaining confidence and a general love for fitness, I find it to be extremely important that ALL women should feel their absolute best. Fitness should be fun, empowering, and important to every woman.

Client Testimonials:

“Katie Ames! She’s great all around. Inspiring, kind, helpful, supportive and knowledgeable.”

Accomplishments:

Competitive Dance Team – 4 years Nationally Placed Top 10 all Four Years- UDA Competition in Orlando, FL Competitive Dance Background – 19 years

Level 2 Personal Trainers

Dianna R.

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LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

Kettlebell Level I Instructor; TRX Suspension Trainer Group Instructor; Annette Lang Integrated Stretch; PESI Healthcare-Post Rehab Strength Training; Perform Better Learn by Doing Seminar; Cressey Performance 1st Annual Seminar

Areas of Expertise:

Corrective Exercise Specialist, Post-rehab strength training, injury prevention, posture correction, core stability and balance

Training Philosophy:

Strength progressions can only be safely achieved if muscle imbalances and postural distortions are corrected first. In the years that I have been training I have yet to meet anyone who is 100% free from imbalances; therefore, it is imperative that one is aware of their posture and learns how everyday life contributes to the stress placed on the body. Through a structured core and posture improvement program, one can be sure that they will not only prevent injury and get stronger, but will learn more about their body than they have ever been aware of.

Client Testimonials:

“Dianna Reed was exactly the right trainer for me at the right time. I was looking for someone who understood how to safely and effectively work with someone who wanted to get fit, not someone who was already fit. Through a program consisting of strength, cardio, core training (something I’d never even heard of), stretching and nutrition accountability, she helped me achieve my goal of a large weight loss, enabling me to regain my former power. I’m eternally grateful for her generosity and everything she has taught me. I would not be where I am today if it were not for her.” – Sarah M.

Heather R.

LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS Exercise Science, University of Indianapolis

NSCF Certified Personal Trainer; KFIT Certified Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor; TRX Team Coach; teamTRAIN; teamKB; Assisted Stretching

Areas of Expertise:

Strength and conditioning with an emphasis on mastering the basic movement patterns for safe and effective training

Training Philosophy:

I believe in fundamental movement patterns. You can never train the basics enough! Mastery of these movements will lead to progress – increased strength and decreased body composition. “Strive for progression, not perfection!”

Client Testimonials:

“Before I started working with Heather, I was focused on cardio to lose weight – but training with her twice a week helped me take it to the next level! Her focus on strength training to build muscle has enabled me to lose 7% body fat so far this year and another 10 pounds! Heather ensures that I have the right form to get the most out of my workouts and I continue to increase the weights as I get stronger, which is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. She also helped get me out of the elliptical rut (“it’s too easy for you!”) and I still get great cardio workouts in. Heather motivates me to push myself even when I’ve had a long day – the hour sessions go by quicker than any other workouts I have done before. She makes me look forward to the gym at the end of the day and I could not have done it without her support and encouragement!” – Erin D.

Personal Accomplishments:

Kansas 4A State Basketball Champion 2006; NSCA All-American Award 2006-2007; Scholarship recipient to University of Indianapolis – Basketball 2008; NCAA DII National Qualifier – Javelin, placed 11th in the nation in DII 2009

Michael L.

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LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS Physical Education/Certifications Greensboro College

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer;YMCA Certified Personal Trainer; TRX Suspension Trainer; Certified Pre Post Natal Instructor

Areas of Expertise:

Focusing on Proper form/technique and body mechanics, Full body, high intensity workouts that keep you moving and keep your heart rate elevated in order to help improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance while burning more calories. Circuit Training, Special populations, The beginner to the Seasoned athlete.

Training Philosophy:

“Taking this step in your life can be intimidating. We have all at one time or another struggled to begin our training program. We have all told ourselves that we will “start tomorrow”. Yesterday’s tomorrow has become today. Now that you’re here, it’s a great time and great place to begin. I am here to motivate, support and guide you through this journey. As your mentor I am here to provide you with the tools, knowledge and confidence to reach your full potential. It is my goal everyday to make sure that you will always walk away from our session feeling better than you did when you arrived.”

Personal Accomplishments:

2009 Boston Marathon, 2012 The Dam Triathlon, Escape the Cape Triathlon, Boston Triathlon.

Client Testimonials:

“Mike Lackemacher and I have been meeting weekly for four years. He is a great listener who understands what I need and want from an exercise routine. It is hard to believe that after four years our workouts are still always different. I never get bored. He is incredibly supportive and constantly challenging and motivating me to do things I never thought possible. Over the years I have had various injuries or physical limitations, all of which have never been an obstacle for him. He is able to modify exercise routines in ways that not only enable me to keep exercising when those injuries occur, but actually help me overcome those injuries. Not only does he have an excellent grasp of exercise science and the human body, but he is also a real pleasure to be with. I can actually say I have fun when I work out with Mike. I am an older person with great mobility, and I believe that Mike has made a huge contribution to my health, flexibility and stamina.” -RW

Kelley T.

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LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS Health Fitness/Athletic Training, Springfield College, 1987

ACE Personal Trainer (speciality recognition in prenatal/postpartum training); Dancing through Pregnancy Prenatal/postpartum Instructor; TRX Team Trainer; TRX Individual Trainer; TRX Sports Medicine; ViPR

Areas of Expertise:

Prenatal/postpartum, special populations, weight loss, strength training.

Training Philosophy:

A fitness program should fit into a woman’s life, a woman’s life shouldn’t fit into her fitness program. Exercise should be goal-oriented, results driven and FUN.

Personal Accomplishments:

25+ years in the industry.

Client Testimonial:

“I had my first personal training session with Kelley Topper at Healthworks nearly 17 years ago, and have worked with her ever since. I marvel at her ability to shape-shift through the changes in my life, big and small: she has been there, always, sensitively in tune, responsive, planning a workout program for my goals at the time, gently but firmly pushing and encouraging. She knows her stuff, keeps her training skills and knowledge updated, and brings an infectious and supportive enthusiasm that is a joy to work with!” — Linda F.

Amanda W.

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LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

Education: BS in Exercise Science – Simmons College (2012); Minor in Psychology – Simmons College (2012)

Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer ACE Senior Fitness Specialist Pre/Post Natal Certified Healthworks TRX Team Certified Healthworks teamTRAIN Certified teamDROP10 Coach Assisted Stretching Certified American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified AHA First Aid Certified

Areas of Expertise:

Seniors and individuals over the age of 55, beginners to exercise, former athletes, Pre/Post Natal clients, teamTRAINING and teamTRAINING TRX, teamDROP10 and individuals interested in weight loss and maintenance, posture and form correction, injury prevention.

Training Philosophy

I am organized and energetic, and devoted to each member’s overall well-being. I will challenge you and make you work harder than you thought possible – within reason. Maintaining a positive outlook and inspiring others to keep pushing forward to achieve their health and fitness goals is why I LOVE what I do. I’m here to HELP YOU!

Personal Accomplishments:

Dean’s list – Simmons College Fall 2008 Simmons College Women’s Soccer – 4-year Scholar Athlete 2008-2012 Simmons College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President 2009-2012 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Community Service Representative 2009-2012 GNAC Champions – Women’s Soccer – Simmons College 2009 NCAA DIII bid – Women’s Soccer – Simmons College 2009

Client Testimonial:

“Amanda was very supportive of my goals. I had trained with her when I was pregnant and trained with her again post baby. She understood my wants/needs. I liked the curvier me (after baby) and wanted to keep some of the weight but ultimately tone and become stronger. She was very flexible with my hectic schedule. Sometimes I would have to cancel or come in earlier/later than scheduled. She was so understanding! Lastly, she always was persistent with me and wouldn’t let me give up. She is a small but very STRONG woman. She’s great. I would highly recommend her to anyone!” – Colleen F.

Jennifer T.

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LEVEL 2 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BS in Communications from Boston University

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer; American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT); Certified Personal Trainer; Pre/post natal certified; BURN; Bootcamps

Areas of Expertise:

Muscular endurance and conditioning, bootcamps, mental health benefits of training.

Training Philosophy:

I strongly believe in the mental and physical benefits of exercise. As a trainer and a client, I have seen my clients and myself achieve personal growth in both areas. Finding time for your own self-care is the key to feeling balanced. Fitness is a big piece of this puzzle; once it is in place, everything else will follow much more easily.

Client Testimonial
“Having never had a personal trainer before I was nervous about meeting and training with Jen for the first time. All of my fears and anxiety were immediately dismissed as soon as I met Jen. She has such a welcoming personality that makes you instantly comfortable. Jen has a unique ability to create workouts that incorporate both on-level training and challenges that allow you to push yourself physically to levels you weren’t sure you could reach. Jen’s enthusiasm and fun demeanor make even the toughest workouts fly by and my training day has easily become my favorite day of the week. On those days I always leave Healthworks energized and feeling great, Jen is simply the best!” –Kristen T.

Level 3 Personal Trainers

Ilene K.

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LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

B.B.A. in Marketing, The George Washington University

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); Certified Personal Trainer; American Council on Exercise (ACE); Personal Trainer; Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1; Johnny G Spinning Instructor; Baptiste Trained Yoga Instructor – Level 1 and 2; Fitness by Phone phone coach; Nutrition Specialist; Lifestyle Management Associates;Functional Movement Screening Certified; BURN certified; TRX Team

Areas of Expertise:

Yoga for all levels; Boot camps to help people get out of their comfort zone; Working with pre and post menopausal women; Interval Training; getting the most out of your workouts by boosting your metabolism and working very intensely; Functional, Core and Body weight training; building your major muscles from the inside out.

Training Philosophy:

“Exercise should be fun. I believe that a positive, complete healthy lifestyle involves all aspects of one’s life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Each aspect affects the others, and is essential to optimal health. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”

Personal Accomplishments:

I recently became a Paul Chek Level 1 Holistic Lifestyle Coach. This was something I had wanted to do for a very long time. Another personal accomplishment of mine is my ability to work with and relate to people of all ages.

Client Testimonial:

“I have been an extremely happy and satisfied client of Ilene Kenney’s for over 9 years. She is an excellent trainer and motivator, and she understands the importance of physical fitness as it relates to a holistic approach to healthy living. She is adept at designing workouts that accommodate the demands of our everyday lives. She has mastered making our workouts challenging and enjoyable. She is a wonderful example of how physical conditioning can not only help to alleviate stress, but can also produce great workout habits that help keep us on track as we age.” Maryanne M.

Sarah B

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LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

BA in Legal Studies, UMass Amherst

American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) since 2004; Certified Posture Specialist from the National Posture Institute; Dancing Thru Pregnancy (DTP); Pre/post-natal Health and Fitness;  Group Instructor and Personal Trainer since 2007; Gravity (GTS) trained; Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified;  TRX certified; American Red Cross CPR/AED.

Areas of Expertise:

Helping beginners become acclimated to the club and comfortable with their workout routine, challenging those who have been working out forever to get to the next level, weight loss and maintenance, motivation and encouragement, race training, pre/post natal clients, BURN, TRX, Gravity, and small group training.

Training Philosophy:

“Try to always have a plan! By knowing exactly what you want to accomplish by the end of the day, week, or month, you are much more likely to achieve your goals, which will help you feel a greater sense of accomplishment. Always keep in mind that something is better than nothing. Every little bit that you can get in can make the difference. Stay positive, motivated and focused on making life long health and wellness efforts is the key to success.”

Personal Accomplishments:

Being at Healthworks for several years, I have had the pleasure of helping so many women in so many different stages of life and fitness work towards and achieve their goals. I take pride in being extremely good at building lasting relationships with clients and catering each workout to their specific needs. I am proud that I love exercising as much as I do and I feel very lucky to help pass this on to clients. I love getting to share my workout experiences with others, including my 5k to half marathon trainings.

Client Testimonial:

“Sarah took me from going to the gym three times a year to three times or more a week. She’s always encouraging and supportive with just the right amount of firmness to keep you on track. She knows how to make workouts challenging and will push you to do more than you think you can do. I’ve been working out with her for over four years and I’ve loved every moment of it! Sarah is an amazing part of my workout regiment and the main reason that keeps me coming back to Healthworks. Her bubbly personality and fun but firm attitude gets me through my workouts, no matter how difficult, with a smile on my face. I wouldn’t be able to do it without her!” – Julie C.

Lauren J.

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LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER, PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Education/Certifications:

BFA Graphic Design, Emmanuel College

ACE Certified Personal Trainer; Pilates Reformer; Pre/Post Natal Certified; TRX Individual Training; teamBURN; teamTRAIN; Gravity; ViPR

Areas of Expertise:

Circuit Training with free weights, core strength, balance, Bosu techniques, Gravity training, movitation, confidence building.

Training Philosophy:

The perfect type of exercise is out there for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding it. Keep trying until you discover what will keep you motivated and help you to reach your fitness goals.

Client Testimonials:

“In the short time I’ve trained with Lauren, I’ve gained strength, confidence and healthy self-image. Effusively motivating, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, Lauren has helped me break self-imposed limits. She’s my biggest fan and always manages to have a challenging –and most importantly FUN – workout! She’s the best!” – Romy O.

Accomplishments:

10-mile Cherry Blossom Run – Washington, D.C. April 2012; New England Tough Mudder May 2011, May 2012, July 2012

Level 4 Personal Trainers

Phyl L.

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LEVEL 4 PERSONAL TRAINER

Education/Certifications:

M.A. in Education/Certifications, University of Connecticut
B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Exercise Instructor; STOTT Pilates trained Mat; Reformer  Cadillac, Barrel, and Chair; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); Health/Fitness Instructor & Nutrition; V-Core Master Trainer; Reebok Reactive Neuromuscular Training; American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) – Group Exercise Instructor; Reebok Flexibility Training & CORE Board; Urban Rebounding

Areas of Expertise:

Pilates, V-Core Barefoot Balance Training, Corrective Exercise and Alignment training

Training Philosophy:

Phyl’s approach to fitness involves an integrated mind-body philosophy: treat yourself well and your body will follow. She encourages her clients to live a healthy lifestyle through moderate exercise, mindful eating, and ample rest for muscle recovery. Her fitness method incorporates a balanced body approach: Alignment, with barefoot core balance training, Length, with Pilates, and Lean, with functional strength training routines that involve cardio bursts (the ALL Method.) Phyl believes one of the most important aspects of being fit and seeing results is to listen to your body – train it smarter not harder.

Personal Accomplishments:

Reebok Global Trainer, V-Core Master Trainer, V-Core video model, Teaching Pilates at Lululemon Newbury Location, Tenure at Healthworks Fitness Center for Women, Promoted to Level 3 Elite Trainer

Client Testimonials:

“Phyl London’s training style is transformational. She has developed a program that results in visible changes in her clients without dull routines. She is constantly adapting to our needs, and sharing new ideas with her clients that keep us challenged and engaged. Phyl has comprehensive knowledge of how a woman’s body responds to exercise, and she has us work smart (and hard) to get the best results. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been thanks to Phyl’s encouragement and direction.” Cassia W.