Meet the Team
Our team of certified personal trainers is knowledgeable, supportive and caring. Your safety and success is always their #1 priority. Their enthusiasm for fitness is contagious, and they strive to keep the workouts interesting, challenging and fun!
Studio Manager, Head Group Trainer
John has been a certified personal trainer for 15 years. John started his training certification with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). His training has continued for over 5 years with his certification through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He has had special training in Kettlebell, TRX, and Battle Rope Training. He is also CPR and AED certified. Some of John’s interests include spending time with his son, weightlifting, camping, hiking, playing basketball, relaxing by a fire pit and fishing. Some of John’s favorite sayings include: “Suck it up buttercup.”; “For your body to change, you must force change on your body.”; “Trust your trainer.”
Kris discovered her serious interest in health and fitness while at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she majored in exercise science. After graduating in 1990, she worked in the corporate fitness field running fitness facilities for companies in the Boston area, and as a fitness instructor for various gyms. During this time she also went to massage therapy school and became a certified massage therapist. Upon completing the massage therapy program, she began teaching there and later went on to run the school for five years. Kris is certified in personal training, aerobics instruction and kick boxing. She has played soccer for the past 17 years and has coached youth soccer for several years. In the fall, Kris coaches the girls’ soccer team at Hampstead Middle School. Some of her other interests include camping, bicycling, running, tennis, kayaking and hiking.
Melissa has worked in multiple positions in the wellness industry for over a decade as a nutrition counselor, manager of nutrition centers, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She experienced being overweight in her youth. Exercise became her therapy and helped her deal with personal hardships throughout her adult life. This led to her passion for wanting to help women through exercise. Melissa received her MBA from SNH. She is a certified AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. She is also CPR and AED certified. She trained to teach the following specialty programs and classes: Les Mills-Body Pump, Barre, TRX, Zumba, and Boxing. Melissa loves spending time with her family and her friends, and eating Italian and Spanish food! She enjoys working out and listening to audio books. She loves the motivational quote, "If It does not challenge you it does not change you."