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Personal Training works. It is the single best way to overcome your bodies internal objections to running the extra mile, losing the extra pound, or simply being better, stronger, faster than it instinctively wants to be.
 
Our team will motivate and inspire you to train like the athlete you are!
 
Worcester Fitness personal trainers incorporate all aspects of fitness and health into each clients program.
 
Nutrition, work schedule, health history, and fitness dreams...we put it all together and create a powerful coach/athlete relationship.
 
We'll show you what you REALLY can do! Get in shape and stay that way with personal training.

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About our Team

Andy Sharry

Director of Fitness and Wellness

Andy has a lifelong passion for sports and fitness. He’s competed in sports throughout his life including basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and running. He’s completed countless road and adventure races, including 9 marathons. He strives to create a welcoming atmosphere where everyone is comfortable and able to join in. He fosters a platform where people can achieve extraordinary personal fitness goals while developing meaningful relationships. He’s always strongly believed, “ It’s more than just the miles run, weights lifted, pounds and inches lost - it’s all about surrounding yourselves with positive people doing incredibly positive things!” Andy began at Worcester Fitness in September 2015 and serves members as the Director of Health and Fitness. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor with more than 12 years of experience. Andy holds 4 certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. • Certified Personal Trainer • Corrective Exercise Specialist • Performance Enhancement Specialist • Fitness Nutrition Specialist Additionally, Andy is certified in the following areas: • TRX Certified Instructor • Keiser M3 Spin Instructor Certification • LiveStrong Certified Trainer Andy served at the Health & Wellness Director at the Central Community Branch YMCA for 7 years prior to joining the team at Worcester Fitness. He’s also worked as a financial advisor, and a high school teacher. He lives in Paxton with his wife and three children who he enjoys coaching their baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball.

Picky Lanigan

Certified Personal Trainer

Picky Lanigan has been in the fitness business for 40 years, and we've been fortunate to have her as part of our team for 22 of those years. She teaches over 14 classes per week and trains a diverse group of members. She motivates with positive energy and encouragement. She also leads the Worcester Fitness Walking Club and channels that passion for walking into various fundraising walks. Picky specializes in working with clients who are new to fitness but want to significantly improve their current health and conditioning, clients who are seeking coaching to help keep them motivated, people who feel that they have body image issues, post-injury exercise rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis patients, people afflicted with arthritis and people with simply a general fear of being at the gym! She has walked in the Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon walk each September and has raised well over $10,000 in 5 years. She is certified through AEA for aqua ISMA for personal training. When asked of her passions in life, she says "I love my job as much I love watching the Celtics and American Ninja Warrior." Her motto is, "The more you put into your exercises the more you will get out of it!"

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Bob Bourassa

Certified Personal Trainer

Bob has been with our Fitness Team since 2004. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management with a specialization in Health & Fitness from Keene State College, where he was a member of the Cross-country and Track Teams. As an NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, he created and leads the dryland training program for the Worcester Fitness Flyers Swim Team. Bob is also a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach, and he has used his experience of running more than 40 marathons to help hundreds of half marathoners and marathoners reach their running goals. He also works with members that need help bridging the gap from physical therapy to a personal fitness program or those dealing with long term health issues like lower back pain, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Tracy Riley

Certified Personal Trainer

Tracy’s passion for health and fitness began in her childhood. Her competitive nature guided her to participate in many road races and various team sports. Tracy continued her athletic endeavors as a 3 sport varsity athlete in high school and starting midfielder at Westfield University. She earned a BS in Exercise Science while attending Westfield University and interned at one of the largest corporate fitness facilities in New England. After college, Tracy began working at Worcester Fitness as a personal trainer, instructor and eventually the assistant fitness director. Her passion for competitive sports continued but shifted from team sports into solo events such as triathlons and obstacle course racing. Presently, Tracy is NASM certified personal trainer, Spartan SGX Coach, and Spartan Obstacle Specialist, she has completed 2 of the StrongFirst Kettlebell prep courses and will be pursuing their level 1 Kettlebell Coach certification. She is also pursuing the Precision Nutrition certification this fall.

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Janine McCarthy

Certified Personal Trainer

Janine returns to central Massachusetts after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Activity from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. While at Lock Haven she was a two-sport athlete in Women's Soccer and Track and Field. She specializes in working with people who have either short term or long term disabilities, rehabilitative exercises, athletic training geared towards clients looking to prevent future injuries and also improve their athletic performance. She found a love for disability sports after her internship at Riekes Center for Human Enhancement in California where she worked with a wide range of athletes, including young adults, Paralympians, and Veterans. Janine currently holds her Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist Level 1, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM, and is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

Personal Trainer Mark Fortin

Marc Fortin

Certified Personal Trainer

Marc has been a fitness enthusiast for the better part of his life. In 2005, he decided it was time to start helping other people get in the best shape of their life! Marc is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and has been one since 2005. He is also certified in CPR and First Aid annually through the American Heart Association. His enthusiasm for all things fitness led him to participate in many continuing education courses including Strength Training for Older Adults, TRX Suspension Training, and Shoulder Rehabilitation Training. Although Marc is passionate about working with clients of all ages and abilities, he specializes in Full Body Conditioning, Goal Oriented Programs, Sports Specific Training, and Functional Training. After meet8ing Marc it’s easy to see why he is so successful with his clients. He has a very easy-going manner and his training style is perfect for fitness newcomers. “Each step you take today is one big step towards reaching your fitness goals,” Marc states, “No ‘One Size Fits All’ program can ever be effective.”

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Julia Boiselle

Certified Personal Trainer

Julia grew up in Holden and is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition with a Dietetics Option. Dietetics is the study of the ways in which food and nutrition affect human health. Between cycling, skiing, running, dancing, and doing gymnastics she has always had a passion for being active. Julia became a Zumba instructor in high school and later went on to get her spin and personal training certifications. She now coaches gymnastics, teaches kids’ nutrition classes, and leads group exercise classes in the community. She loves sharing her love of fitness with toddlers all the way through senior citizens and always strives to help people find their favorite way to get active!

Sam Kowaleski

Certified Personal Trainer

Sam has been a W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer for 2 years. He started as in intern at Worcester Fitness in 2017 and soon earned a position as the welcome desk and as a personal trainer. He also leads small group training sessions with a focus on teen athletes. He has helped teens and adults and seniors to build healthy strength and endurance. Sam believes that nutrition and personal health are not just a job to him, but instead is his true passion! Sam grew up in Rutland and now reside in Paxton He attended Wachusett Regional High School. Sam loves to play Disc Golf and hike in his free time away from Worcester Fitness. Quote “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory”- Louis Zamperini

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Joanne Salois

Certified Personal Trainer

Joanne Salois has been in the health and fitness field for over 28 years. Joanne is an ACE certified personal trainer, an ACE specialist in orthopedic exercise, AASDN nutrition specialist, AAFA group fitness trainer, and also holds numerous certifications in health and wellness, including Pilates, PowerFlex, yoga, and cycling. Through safety and professionalism, Joanne demonstrates the highest standard of service for attainable and positive results. Her skill and expertise in fitness assessment and corrective and functional training provides the ability to develop an in-depth individualized fitness prescription regimen. Joanne's knowledge as a nutrition specialist enables her to guide clients through the appropriate dietary recommendations for weight management and healthy living, allowing each client to achieve their long and short term personal goals. Joanne believes physical activity, flexibility, and nutrition work in synergy toward the success of an individual's physical potential. The key is to incorporate these three essential elements into one's daily life to maintain all dimensions of health and wellness.

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Diane Durand

Certified Personal Trainer

Dianne has been in the health and wellness industry for 19 years. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and has certificates CPT, Women's Fitness Specialist, Neuromuscular stretching, OPT Weight Management, Reactive Training. TRX, Spinning, Kettlebell AMPD, Tabata Bootcamp, Insanity (Beachbody) and Body Training Systems. Dianne is a 14-year cancer survivor diagnosed with Acute AML and received a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor. Her passions include biking, running, swimming and her family. She teaches cycling & Met-Con classes here at Worcester Fitness.

Nick Jackson

Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in Worcester and a Worcester Fitness member since 2013, Nick has been an avid OCR racer for the past 5 years, as well as a 5k crusher, a half marathoner, amateur dancer, and a life long fan and participant of team sports. He is ready to share his tricks, techniques and sweet dance moves to help get you on the course with confidence. Nick recently became a NASM certified personal trainer and is ready to help train you for whatever your fitness goals may be. Nick likes to have fun while training, he believes that if you’re having fun training then you train more often, because who doesn’t love FUN?

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Tyler Bailey

Certified Personal Trainer

Tyler grew up with a love for sports and the outdoors. He has played hockey and golf since he was younger and as well as High school Football and Racquetball at Nichols College. He doesn’t shy away from learning new sports as well. When he isn’t working, he hikes, and mountain bikes and has a passion for Olympic lifting. His experience comes from working with youth as he has run fitness and nutrition programs at The Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley for 60 plus youth. He finds that sports and fitness are essential to youth growth and development not only physically but mentally. He also has coached and refereed youth hockey, football, and basketball for the past two years. Tyler is a NASM Certified trainer with a passion for sports performance, Olympic lifting, as well as mobility and corrective exercise.

Meg Paradis

Certified Personal Trainer

Meg is a NASM certified personal trainer, a group exercise instructor and a spin instructor at Worcester Fitness. She grew up in Shrewsbury, competed in 3 varsity sports, and graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in Physical Education, and received her Master’s degree from Lesley University in Special Education. She currently teaches Spin, Spin Fusion, Maximum Output Cycle, and does personal training for individuals and small groups. Recently, she received her Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. A breast cancer survivor, her hope is to help others rebuild along their cancer journey. She is currently a physical education teacher for the Worcester Public Schools and is the lead coordinator for their Fall and Spring Mini-Olympics. After her cancer diagnosis in 2017, Meg started the annual “Knockout 90 for Breast Cancer” event at Worcester Fitness held in October, raising money for Dana Farber’s Breast Cancer floor. She enjoys running, swimming, Cape Cod, and the Red Sox. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” Tommy Lasorda

Kelly Tyler

Certified Personal Trainer

Kelly has a lifelong passion for fitness and helping others. In high school, she competed as a 3-sport varsity athlete in softball, winter track, and volleyball. Her love for competitive sports and physical conditioning continued into college where she became captain of the school's rugby team. Kelly received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bridgewater State University in 2010 with a double major in Psychology and Physical Education and received her NSCA certified personal trainer certification shortly afterward. Her specialties range from basic weight loss, injury prevention & recovery and functional training to special populations, sport-specific movements, strong fundamentals, maximal output training, and TRX specific training. Kelly is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Becker College where she hopes to combine her love for physical fitness and mental health into one holistic approach to health. When all is said and done, Kelly is a motivator at her core that believes in all you have yet to accomplish on your fitness journey. She will teach you, encourage you, push you, and coach you until you find the best version of yourself!...and she will ALWAYS do it with a smile!

Loreta Marcinkeviciene

Certified Personal Trainer

“Life has its ups and downs… we call them SQUATS!” says Loreta. “Don’t USE machines, become one!” Loreta M is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise and Functional Movement Specialist, and a Hardstyle Kettlebell Club instructor. Loreta offers personalized training sessions. "My goal is to ensure that your workout routine will provide you with the results you want," says Loreta. "My passion is helping people moving better and getting stronger! With my guidance, I will show you how to use the kettlebell effectively and safely, allowing you to incorporate it into your own workout routines. I hope to see you at the gym soon! "

Nick Gosselin

Certified Personal Trainer

Nick is a new personal trainer at Worcester Fitness. He previously served in the US Navy as a Submariner and Naval Nuclear Reactor Operator. He is Certified as a Personal Trainer through NASM. He is currently taking the Corrective Exercise Science course, also with NASM, to further his qualification. This fall he will be participating in the Precision Nutrition Level 1 program to become certified as a nutrition coach. His experience includes training in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and MMA for 4 years (each), as well as, general fitness, powerlifting and strongman style training.

Denleigh Grniet

Certified Personal Trainer

Denleigh graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Exercise Science from Bridgewater State. In addition to being an Ace Certified Personal Trainer and ASSDN Nutrition Specialist, she has also been a cycling and small group instructor over 20 years. She is ACE Mind Body and Senior Specialist. She teaches indoor cycling, small group training, and yoga classes. She admires the quote inspired by Mathew Jeffers -The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Look beyond imperfections, be happy, do what you can and live your life.

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Leo McCarthy

Certified Personal Trainer

Leo has been with Worcester Fitness since April 2014 but has worked in the fitness industry for 15+ year. He is a NASM Certified Personal trainer, Reiki Level 2 certified, a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Holistic Fitness Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified coach, and a Licensed massage therapist. Leo along with his wife and adopted their 14-year-old daughter in 2017. Leo believes physical and mental health together help achieve balance and happiness.

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Daniella Wittern Bush

Certified Personal Trainer

A lifelong athlete, Daniella fell in love with yoga over a decade ago, when a knee surgery made her give up competitive soccer and marathon running. Initially attracted to fast-paced vinyasa classes that mirrored the endorphin rush of racing, Daniella soon found that yoga could also slow down and balance out the intensity, stress, and screen-bound postures and movement patterns of the rest of her life. Her yoga practice became a daily ritual of peace that complemented the rest of her training, whether in the gym or out in nature. Together, these movement practices have buoyed her through a Ph.D., two pregnancies, and the joys and chaos of life with a first grader and toddler. When she isn't teaching, writing, or cooking, Daniella is probably outdoors hiking or gardening, or "playing yoga" with her two little ones. Coming from a long history of athletics and injury, Daniella’s teaching is based in movement science and neuroscience, and fuses functional strength work from a variety of movement modalities with the mindfulness and restorative practices of the yoga tradition. She has extensive training in teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga and fitness, chair yoga, yoga for children, Yoga Nidra, and self-myofascial release. She is also a Yoga Alliance certified provider of continuing education for yoga teachers, and as a movement educator is the co-creator of the Movement with a Brain online course for movement teachers. As a movement and mindfulness guide, Daniella teaches her clients how to hone in on and respond to their body’s needs, just as they are showing up right now, so that they leave each session feeling stronger, more confident, and deeply at home in their own bodies. At Worcester Fitness, catch one of her group classes on the Saturday yoga rotation, work with her on sustainable & functional movement patterns as a personal trainer, or book her for private yoga sessions to work on mobility and strength through mindfulness.

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Deb Servidio

Certified Personal Trainer

Deb is a lifelong resident of Worcester and an active member in various non-profit organizations as well as engaged in community events benefiting the city and its residents. She's been employed with Worcester Fitness since 2014 in our Member Services division and gets so much joy from getting to know the many great members and employees. Her experience at Worcester Fitness, along with previous participation in competitive sports, and also recently training and competing in Obstacles Course races such as Spartan and Bonefrog, led Deb to find a true passion for fitness and coaching. She recently became a NASM certified personal trainer and will be pursuing a Precision Nutrition certification this Fall. Deb says, "I enjoy working with new members to help them acclimate to the gym as well as seasoned athletes to help them identify and reach specific goals." It's Deb's desire to also become an accountability coach and help develop and implement programs for those looking for a well-rounded approach to fitness through exercise, nutrition, and self-care. Deb lives by the quote from Bob Marley, "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice." In big news, Deb may also be transitioning into a new and exciting role at Worcester Fitness so stay tuned.

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Worcester Fitness is a preferred facility for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the premier certification for health and wellness professionals.
 
The National Academy of Sports Medicine has been world-renowned for the quality of it's personal trainers and the scientific rigor of it's program.
 
NASM courses were developed using their proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, a system based on scientific, evidence-based research. These courses maximize a personal trainers skills and their ability to help their clients excel beyond ordinary expectations.