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Meet the Trainers


Aaron Karp

A junior from Teaneck, NJ, Aaron recently became certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A former high school and collegiate rower, Aaron became involved in fitness/wellness early in high school, but continued even after his departure from rowing. As a Kinesiology major, Aaron is often discovering the latest training and nutritional research to better aid others as well as himself. When he’s not studying or at the gym, Aaron can be found on his bike or at a concert. After college, Aaron hopes to attend graduate school for physical therapy and ultimately be employed by a professional sports team. Aaron’s goal is simply to help everyone reach a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

 

Aaron Karp

Alyssa Gaudreault

 

Alyssa is a Kinesiology major graduating in May of 2014. Helping people lead a fit and healthier life style is her true passion. She spends her time exploring all kinds of workouts, ranging from cardio options and resistance training to ensuring that she gives her clients as many options as possible to help them achieve their goals. It gives her a great feeling of happiness to see her clients succeed and reach their goals. She looks forward to working with everyone again this year.

Alyssa Gaudreault

Colin McGoldrick

Colin is from Westborough, Massachusetts and is a certified personal fitness trainer through the International Sports Science Association. Colin is a senior Marketing major in the Isenberg School of Management.  His interest in sports and personal fitness began when playing for his high school baseball team and continued throughout college by taking numerous Kinesiology classes at UMass. In the past, Colin has worked as a baseball coach, instructor and personal trainer.  He has a passion for exercise and nutrition and enjoys motivating, educating and promoting personal fitness and wellness.

Colin McGoldrick

Chris Ward

Chris is a junior Political Science major. Certified by the American Council on Exercise and a competitive natural bodybuilder, Chris believes in combining scientific principles with first-hand experience, while also adapting to clients' individual needs and goals. Clients can expect to be educated and empowered to take ownership of their health and fitness while working with Chris.

Chris Ward

Emily Dadmun

Emily is a Spanish major who plans to graduate in 2014. She began dancing at age three and studied ballet, along with many other styles of dance, until she came to college in 2009. She developed a love of working out and going to the gym because she really missed being active on a daily basis. In the fall 2011, she began an intensive weight training and diet regimen to prepare for a bodybuilding competition. She has since competed as a figure competitor in two all-natural bodybuilding competitions and aspires to receive her pro-card sometime soon. Her love of bodybuilding and the amazing ability of the body to change and adapt inspired her to reach out to others and spread the word of wellness. Looking toward the future, she hopes to inspire and motivate people everywhere to take care of themselves and to find health and happiness through a better diet and regular exercise.

Emily Dadmun

Erin Manning

Erin Manning is a Nutrition major from Needham, Massachusetts who hopes to pursue a career as a registered dietician while exploring and promoting the remarkable benefits of holistic health. Her passion for personal training and fitness developed while she was employed for over two years at Gold's Gym. A passion for achieving optimum health has been a core value of Erin's from a very young age. Erin became certified as a personal trainer through AFAA. Erin played ice hockey and lacrosse in high school and instructed figure skating for several years. Last summer she developed a keen appreciation for the sport of bodybuilding, and engaged in several months of vigorous training while following the appropriate diet regimen. Erin plans to enter a natural bodybuilding show as a figure competitor. Erin has also studied martial arts under advanced instructors. Health and fitness-wise, Erin walks the walk and is eager to assist others.

Erin Manning

Jenn Konjoian

A sophmore from Andover, MA, Jenn is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Jenn first became interested in nutrition two years ago when she experienced fatigue during field hockey games. She then worked with a nutritionist to advise her on what to eat to sustain energy. Since then, Jenn has been eager to learn more and share her knowledge with others.

Jenn Konjoian

Katie Porrello

Katie is from Carle Place, New York and just recently got her personal training certification from the International Sports Science Association. She is a Nutrition major planning to graduate May of 2016. Throughout high school Katie fell in love with the health field by joining the cheerleading team and track and field team. While on the track team she fell in love with running and workouts. There she challenged herself by making more rigorous workouts the team and asked coaches what would help her be better. Finally in college she decided to peruse her love for helping others and working out by working hard to gain her certification. Katie loves to help and always has a positive outlook. 

Katie Porrell

Rena Oliver

Rena, a double major in Chinese and Arabic, is from New Bedford, MA. Growing up with a mother who was a manager of workout facilities and owned a dance studio, and a father who is a personal trainer and fitness model, Rena has always been around health and fitness. Rena started dancing and taking gymnastics at age two. In high school she joined a dance company that held rigorous practices six days a week. After graduating from the company, Rena wanted to continue to be active and healthy, and decided to learn more about the fitness world. After working very hard in the gym and studying for endless hours, she became a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association. Rena looks forward to working with clients and helping them to develop a passion for the health and fitness world.

 

Rena Oliver

Sean Dube

Sean is from Uxbridge, Massachusetts and double-majored in Biochemistry and Kinesiology. A certified personal trainer with the International Sport Science Association, Sean has been training and developing training programs for over five years. A true passion for health and fitness, Sean spends a lot of time researching the latest and greatest in exercise science. When not trying to find the next big thing in fitness, Sean can usually be found enjoying a good movie or playing guitar. Sean loves fitness because it's not just about how you look and feel through weight training; the dedication and mental focus directly improves every aspect of one's life. In the future, Sean would like to research the effects of proper nutrition and exercise on the body.

Sean Dube