MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

We can help you move better, feel better and look better!

MAC offers the most comprehensive and professional personal training program on the North Shore. Our goal is to provide our members with personalized programs specifically designed to meet their needs and see results. Joining a health club is half the battle - the next stage is walking through the door and understanding how to achieve your desired goals without getting frustrated and tired of the “same old thing” – that is where we come in! We want to assist you in achieving your goals and we can guarantee that one of our fitness professionals will help you get there! Whether it is to decrease body weight, increase strength, post injury/rehabilitation strength training, or even just changing your eating habits and decreasing stress - we are confident that our staff can help you get there.

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For more information, please contact: 
Nan Gorton
Director of Fitness + Personal Trainer
978-526-8900 Ext. 359
ngorton@manchesterathleticclub.com   

Brendan Hurley - Asst. Fitness Director bhurley@macathletics.com Brendan has been a trainer at the MAC since 2014. Before then he had also helped managed the front desk and has also worked in the membership department. Brendan has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients from younger athletes to seniors. His pleasure and passion is rooted from empowering people from all different backgrounds to accomplishing their personal fitness goals. NASM-CPT PES

Brendan Hurley - Asst. Fitness Director

bhurley@macathletics.com

Brendan has been a trainer at the MAC since 2014. Before then he had also helped managed the front desk and has also worked in the membership department. Brendan has experience working with a broad spectrum of clients from younger athletes to seniors. His pleasure and passion is rooted from empowering people from all different backgrounds to accomplishing their personal fitness goals. NASM-CPT PES

Lindsey Farrell lfarrell@macathletics.com Lindsey has a B.S in Exercise Science and is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. She is also a Membership Consultant at MAC! Her specialty is strength training, core stability, injury prevention & her training promotes longevity. She is a competitive power lifter and is an example of what hard work, dedication, and consistency can achieve. Personal Trainer, B.S. Exercise Science, ISSA CFT

Lindsey Farrell

lfarrell@macathletics.com

Lindsey has a B.S in Exercise Science and is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. She is also a Membership Consultant at MAC! Her specialty is strength training, core stability, injury prevention & her training promotes longevity. She is a competitive power lifter and is an example of what hard work, dedication, and consistency can achieve. Personal Trainer, B.S. Exercise Science, ISSA CFT

Eddie Estey eestey@macathletics.com Eddie graduated from Endicott College in 2014 where he focused his studies within the school of sports & sciences with a concentration in sport management. He  has always had a strong background in athletics, playing ice hockey in college. Eddie started his career working with all ranges of clients, but has now narrowed his focus to athletes.  He has always taken his lifting seriously, as he understands it impacts his overall health, wellness, and athletic performance. Eddie works primarily with the MAC Tennis Academy as the fitness and strength coach. NASM-CPT, iTPA-TPT

Eddie Estey

eestey@macathletics.com

Eddie graduated from Endicott College in 2014 where he focused his studies within the school of sports & sciences with a concentration in sport management. He  has always had a strong background in athletics, playing ice hockey in college. Eddie started his career working with all ranges of clients, but has now narrowed his focus to athletes.  He has always taken his lifting seriously, as he understands it impacts his overall health, wellness, and athletic performance. Eddie works primarily with the MAC Tennis Academy as the fitness and strength coach. NASM-CPT, iTPA-TPT

Haley Allison halison@macathletics.com What began as a love for fitness blossomed into a passion to help others enjoy a more active lifestyle.  In the industry since 2004 Haley has acquired many different fitness certifications. As the Pilates Reformer Studio Coordinator, Haley is fully trained in Stott Reformer, an equipment based Pilates repertoire, as well as Essential and Intermediate Pilates Mat Work.  You can also find Haley teaching in our  barre studio and other group ex classes as well.  Due to her extensive education in the fitness industry, Haley has acquired a deep knowledge of fitness, and as a result her clients reap those rewards.

Haley Allison

halison@macathletics.com

What began as a love for fitness blossomed into a passion to help others enjoy a more active lifestyle.  In the industry since 2004 Haley has acquired many different fitness certifications. As the Pilates Reformer Studio Coordinator, Haley is fully trained in Stott Reformer, an equipment based Pilates repertoire, as well as Essential and Intermediate Pilates Mat Work.  You can also find Haley teaching in our  barre studio and other group ex classes as well.  Due to her extensive education in the fitness industry, Haley has acquired a deep knowledge of fitness, and as a result her clients reap those rewards.

 
Matt Pudvah mpudvah@macathletics.com Matt is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree is Applied Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS), and is Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMS-C). He has experience working in Division I strength and conditioning, private sector strength and conditioning and physical therapy. Matt works with an array of clients from youth athletes to the elderly and specializes in Sports Performance, Post Rehab and Injury Prevention Training. He is also a contributor to Muscle & Fitness Magazine. NSCA-CSCS, HSSCS, SPI@MAC Head Strength Coach

Matt Pudvah

mpudvah@macathletics.com

Matt is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree is Applied Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS), and is Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMS-C). He has experience working in Division I strength and conditioning, private sector strength and conditioning and physical therapy. Matt works with an array of clients from youth athletes to the elderly and specializes in Sports Performance, Post Rehab and Injury Prevention Training. He is also a contributor to Muscle & Fitness Magazine. NSCA-CSCS, HSSCS, SPI@MAC Head Strength Coach

Jenn Brooks jbrooks@macathletics.com There are few things Jenn enjoys more than watching a well crafted training program produce results.  She focuses on helping clients to start where they are and to reach their goals in a way that is progressive, sustainable, and minimizes the risk of injury. Jenn holds a personal training certification with a corrective exercise specialty from the National Association of Sports Medicine, and has additional certifications in Functional Movement Systems, Suspension Training (TRX), and Spinning (Madd Dog).  She is a USATF certified track and field coach and has studied heart rate training and myofascial release techniques extensively. A former varsity athlete earning high school all-american and collegiate DIII all-conference honors, Jenn is a current member of the CMS Elite running team, competing in road and trail races with the team at the regional and national levels. She has raced every standard distance between 200 meters and 50 miles (a 100 miler is planned for October 2017) and she races on roads, trails, cross country, and up mountains.  She lives in Gloucester with her three kids, two dogs, and one very social turtle.

Jenn Brooks

jbrooks@macathletics.com

There are few things Jenn enjoys more than watching a well crafted training program produce results.  She focuses on helping clients to start where they are and to reach their goals in a way that is progressive, sustainable, and minimizes the risk of injury. Jenn holds a personal training certification with a corrective exercise specialty from the National Association of Sports Medicine, and has additional certifications in Functional Movement Systems, Suspension Training (TRX), and Spinning (Madd Dog).  She is a USATF certified track and field coach and has studied heart rate training and myofascial release techniques extensively. A former varsity athlete earning high school all-american and collegiate DIII all-conference honors, Jenn is a current member of the CMS Elite running team, competing in road and trail races with the team at the regional and national levels. She has raced every standard distance between 200 meters and 50 miles (a 100 miler is planned for October 2017) and she races on roads, trails, cross country, and up mountains.  She lives in Gloucester with her three kids, two dogs, and one very social turtle.

Tobin Dominick After playing Division 1 Ice Hockey and Lacrosse for Boston College and teaching skiing, Tobin found her passion as a personal trainer, indoor group cycling instructor and an avid adventure racer. She studied at the Fitness Institute in Boca Raton, FL. Tobin is certified by the NSCA and ACE, and focuses on helping her clients and indoor group cycling students achieve their personal goals through heart rate and functional training techniques as well as basic strength and conditioning no matter what level of athlete they are. She also enjoys working with all ages, sport specific training, and our pre and post-natal clients. When not working at Manchester Athletic Club or her family business, Tobin also enjoys many sports including mountain biking, kayaking, running, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and rowing dories. She has also been known to take her clients out to teach them new sports.

Tobin Dominick

After playing Division 1 Ice Hockey and Lacrosse for Boston College and teaching skiing, Tobin found her passion as a personal trainer, indoor group cycling instructor and an avid adventure racer. She studied at the Fitness Institute in Boca Raton, FL. Tobin is certified by the NSCA and ACE, and focuses on helping her clients and indoor group cycling students achieve their personal goals through heart rate and functional training techniques as well as basic strength and conditioning no matter what level of athlete they are. She also enjoys working with all ages, sport specific training, and our pre and post-natal clients. When not working at Manchester Athletic Club or her family business, Tobin also enjoys many sports including mountain biking, kayaking, running, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and rowing dories. She has also been known to take her clients out to teach them new sports.

Marnie Lawler - Master Trainer Marnie is very passionate about health and wellness. Throughout her life she has been involved in sports and experienced the importance of a healthy diet and proper fitness. She believes that exercise, nutrition, and mental wellness all work together for the success of the individual. In order to see health improvement, all of these areas need to be considered. She has been working at the Manchester Athletic Club for over 10 years as a running coach for their running program, RunFit. She also has a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise as well as USA Triathlon. In 2012, she followed another passion of her’s, nutrition, and became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Marnie’s goals is to help you develop into a healthier, happier you.

Marnie Lawler - Master Trainer

Marnie is very passionate about health and wellness. Throughout her life she has been involved in sports and experienced the importance of a healthy diet and proper fitness. She believes that exercise, nutrition, and mental wellness all work together for the success of the individual. In order to see health improvement, all of these areas need to be considered. She has been working at the Manchester Athletic Club for over 10 years as a running coach for their running program, RunFit. She also has a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise as well as USA Triathlon. In 2012, she followed another passion of her’s, nutrition, and became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Marnie’s goals is to help you develop into a healthier, happier you.

Lindsay Mzaouakk Lindsay began personal training and teaching group fitness classes after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Psychology. She holds certifications in ACE Personal Training, Functional Movement Screening, Stott Pilates, Les Mills Body Pump, Zumba, PiYo, TRX, Total Barre, Barre Above, and Bolly X and is a graduate of Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Lindsay’s passion for fitness developed at a young age after studying various styles of dance, and teaching dance to children, teens and adults. She currently teaches BodyPump, Mat Pilates, Zumba and Barre at Manchester Athletic Club and has been the Group Fitness Director since 2008. Lindsay enjoys teaching and motivating people of all ages and fitness levels to reach their goals. She likes to teach her class participants and clients about proper body alignment, posture and educate about general fitness and muscle actions. Lindsay was an Amateur and Professional Ballroom Dance Competitor for over 15 years in the Latin Ballroom and American Rhythm Style, competing and performing nationally. Now Lindsay spends her free time being a mom to her 2 young children and salsa dancing.

Lindsay Mzaouakk

Lindsay began personal training and teaching group fitness classes after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Psychology. She holds certifications in ACE Personal Training, Functional Movement Screening, Stott Pilates, Les Mills Body Pump, Zumba, PiYo, TRX, Total Barre, Barre Above, and Bolly X and is a graduate of Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Lindsay’s passion for fitness developed at a young age after studying various styles of dance, and teaching dance to children, teens and adults. She currently teaches BodyPump, Mat Pilates, Zumba and Barre at Manchester Athletic Club and has been the Group Fitness Director since 2008. Lindsay enjoys teaching and motivating people of all ages and fitness levels to reach their goals. She likes to teach her class participants and clients about proper body alignment, posture and educate about general fitness and muscle actions. Lindsay was an Amateur and Professional Ballroom Dance Competitor for over 15 years in the Latin Ballroom and American Rhythm Style, competing and performing nationally. Now Lindsay spends her free time being a mom to her 2 young children and salsa dancing.

 
Jamaal Dixon Jamaal Dixon was born and raised and Dorchester MA.  Growing up he was involved in various athletic activities.  He took part in everything from dance to basketball; the latter being what he would ultimately dedicate himself to.  Jamaal is certified through the national academy of sports medicine and has experience in functional movement screening.  Jamaal would attend Loyola University and Radford university to play basketball.  He still has passion for teaching the game, especially to the younger generation.  His passion for fitness developed as result of physical ailments that plagued him throughout high school and college.  He has dedicated himself to teaching the proper way to train, and loves to work with anyone looking to become a healthier individual.  He especially loves to train the youth, because a majority of the bad habits are developed in the initial stages of training.  These habits can lead to long-term issues if not corrected early enough in the process.  The goal is always to stay injury free, that’s the same whether you are an athlete or someone looking to lose a few pounds.  Jamaal instructs a few group classes and has developed a passion for the sense of community you get from the group fitness environment.  He plans on adding a few more classes in the near future.

Jamaal Dixon

Jamaal Dixon was born and raised and Dorchester MA.  Growing up he was involved in various athletic activities.  He took part in everything from dance to basketball; the latter being what he would ultimately dedicate himself to.  Jamaal is certified through the national academy of sports medicine and has experience in functional movement screening.  Jamaal would attend Loyola University and Radford university to play basketball.  He still has passion for teaching the game, especially to the younger generation.  His passion for fitness developed as result of physical ailments that plagued him throughout high school and college.  He has dedicated himself to teaching the proper way to train, and loves to work with anyone looking to become a healthier individual.  He especially loves to train the youth, because a majority of the bad habits are developed in the initial stages of training.  These habits can lead to long-term issues if not corrected early enough in the process.  The goal is always to stay injury free, that’s the same whether you are an athlete or someone looking to lose a few pounds.  Jamaal instructs a few group classes and has developed a passion for the sense of community you get from the group fitness environment.  He plans on adding a few more classes in the near future.

Nikki Parisi Nikki earned her Associates Degree at Burdett Business School in 1989. After having her first child she knew that she had to fight genetics and got in involved in group fitness. She has been in the industry for almost two decades, and working at Manchester Athletic Club for the past 13 years as a Master Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. From beginner, elderly or athlete, Nikki loves helping people set and reach their fitness goals, and enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes including SPIN, Muscle Conditioning, and TRX. She was responsible for the launching of our Fit-At-Any-Age Class, and helped with the Start up of the American Cancer Society's Spin for Hope. When it comes to Personal Training, Nikki empahsizes the importance of combining cardiovascular, functional, strength training and fun into her clients programs. Nikki's certifications include: NETA and AFAA Personal Trainer, Madd Dog SPIN Instructor, Kickboxing, Step, TRX, INDO ROW, Functional Movement Specialist, and Senior Fitness. When not teaching a class or Personal Training, enjoys fitness conferences, the beach, travel, and spending time with her family and friends. Her passion is rowing, and has captained the woman's champion seine boat for the past four years.

Nikki Parisi

Nikki earned her Associates Degree at Burdett Business School in 1989. After having her first child she knew that she had to fight genetics and got in involved in group fitness. She has been in the industry for almost two decades, and working at Manchester Athletic Club for the past 13 years as a Master Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. From beginner, elderly or athlete, Nikki loves helping people set and reach their fitness goals, and enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes including SPIN, Muscle Conditioning, and TRX. She was responsible for the launching of our Fit-At-Any-Age Class, and helped with the Start up of the American Cancer Society's Spin for Hope. When it comes to Personal Training, Nikki empahsizes the importance of combining cardiovascular, functional, strength training and fun into her clients programs. Nikki's certifications include: NETA and AFAA Personal Trainer, Madd Dog SPIN Instructor, Kickboxing, Step, TRX, INDO ROW, Functional Movement Specialist, and Senior Fitness. When not teaching a class or Personal Training, enjoys fitness conferences, the beach, travel, and spending time with her family and friends. Her passion is rowing, and has captained the woman's champion seine boat for the past four years.

Jay Saunders Jay has over 15 years experience in the fitness profession working with clients ranging from youth athletes, Division I and international level competitors, to seniors. Jay focuses on each individual’s specific needs, focusing on a system of exercises that are functional and designed to enhance daily activities and allow the client to participate more successfully in their chosen recreational sports. Jay is a former collegiate wrestler and “A” level Rugby player who is now struggling to master the art of golf.

Jay Saunders

Jay has over 15 years experience in the fitness profession working with clients ranging from youth athletes, Division I and international level competitors, to seniors. Jay focuses on each individual’s specific needs, focusing on a system of exercises that are functional and designed to enhance daily activities and allow the client to participate more successfully in their chosen recreational sports. Jay is a former collegiate wrestler and “A” level Rugby player who is now struggling to master the art of golf.

Kristie Griffin Kirstie first discovered her interest in fitness while competing on the Swim team in high school. After earning her Bachelors degree in Psychology she moved around the country expanding her knowledge in several different fields. Once settling down in New England, she rediscovered her love of fitness. She has competed in triathlons, Crossfit Competitions, Powerlifting Competitions, and a Fitness Competition. Kirstie has a WITS Personal Training certification, Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor certification and is a certified Broga Instructor. She enjoys working with Personal Training clients of all backgrounds to attain their goals. She also coaches Bootcamp and Crossfit classes and also teaches Yoga and Core centric classes.

Kristie Griffin

Kirstie first discovered her interest in fitness while competing on the Swim team in high school. After earning her Bachelors degree in Psychology she moved around the country expanding her knowledge in several different fields. Once settling down in New England, she rediscovered her love of fitness. She has competed in triathlons, Crossfit Competitions, Powerlifting Competitions, and a Fitness Competition. Kirstie has a WITS Personal Training certification, Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor certification and is a certified Broga Instructor. She enjoys working with Personal Training clients of all backgrounds to attain their goals. She also coaches Bootcamp and Crossfit classes and also teaches Yoga and Core centric classes.

Andi Daniels Andi has been in the personal training industry for over fifteen years and began her career training National and Olympic trial swimmers with Magnus, now Harvard Crimson.  Training swimmers was challenging and rewarding as she was required to train her athletes using only body weight and functional movements.  She became passionate about building long, lean, flexible and functional muscle. She implements these training techniques into all of her clients’ programs as well as her Barre classes. Having once weighed 200lbs. and having kept it off for 26years, Andi knows from personal experience how to encourage and motivate clients who may have weight loss goals.  “It’s my passion to come alongside clients and help them get unstuck, lose weight, and develop ongoing healthy, maintainable exercise programs and lifestyle. Andi holds certifications through Afpa and Merrithew Total Barre and is a Master Trainer, liaison to our older adults at the MAC, and runs Strong At Any Age classes each Tuesday and Thursday.  She also enjoys presenting lectures in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and other wellness related topics. Now Andi spends her free time visiting her new grandchild in California and spending time with her two grown children as well as hiking the New England coastline and Crane’s dunes with friends and family. 

Andi Daniels

Andi has been in the personal training industry for over fifteen years and began her career training National and Olympic trial swimmers with Magnus, now Harvard Crimson.  Training swimmers was challenging and rewarding as she was required to train her athletes using only body weight and functional movements.  She became passionate about building long, lean, flexible and functional muscle. She implements these training techniques into all of her clients’ programs as well as her Barre classes. Having once weighed 200lbs. and having kept it off for 26years, Andi knows from personal experience how to encourage and motivate clients who may have weight loss goals.  “It’s my passion to come alongside clients and help them get unstuck, lose weight, and develop ongoing healthy, maintainable exercise programs and lifestyle. Andi holds certifications through Afpa and Merrithew Total Barre and is a Master Trainer, liaison to our older adults at the MAC, and runs Strong At Any Age classes each Tuesday and Thursday.  She also enjoys presenting lectures in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and other wellness related topics. Now Andi spends her free time visiting her new grandchild in California and spending time with her two grown children as well as hiking the New England coastline and Crane’s dunes with friends and family. 

Eliza Cohen Eliza has been involved with the MAC for many years. As a participant in the Bollettieri tennis academy, she developed her passion for fitness on and off of the tennis court. Eliza is a recent graduate of Northeastern University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is now a board certified physical therapist.  She utilizes clinical knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology when designing training programs. She places strong emphasis on mobility work and functional training while incorporating her clients’ specific goals. Eliza enjoys training clients of all ages and abilities, having worked with clients ranging from age 10 to 75. Her workouts typically include circuit training, incorporating a mix of strength and high intensity interval training (HIIT). As a DPT, she is able to modify programs to incorporate preventative and rehabilitative exercises. Eliza also has experience teaching group fitness classes including Plyometrics & Conditioning and Kettlebell. 

Eliza Cohen

Eliza has been involved with the MAC for many years. As a participant in the Bollettieri tennis academy, she developed her passion for fitness on and off of the tennis court. Eliza is a recent graduate of Northeastern University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is now a board certified physical therapist.  She utilizes clinical knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology when designing training programs. She places strong emphasis on mobility work and functional training while incorporating her clients’ specific goals. Eliza enjoys training clients of all ages and abilities, having worked with clients ranging from age 10 to 75. Her workouts typically include circuit training, incorporating a mix of strength and high intensity interval training (HIIT). As a DPT, she is able to modify programs to incorporate preventative and rehabilitative exercises. Eliza also has experience teaching group fitness classes including Plyometrics & Conditioning and Kettlebell. 

Darren Burke Darren Burke holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University; in addition he is a certified Health Coach through the American Council of Exercise and a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Darren is passionate about his work and strives to give his clients the information they need to maximize their workouts and obtain measurable results. In 2016, Darren launched his own lifestyle modification course called 80/20 Balance. This 12 week course provides relevant nutrition information and introduces members to various modes of exercise. The class is taught in a small group setting and includes , pre and post goal setting and assessments, a mid point check in and two personal training sessions.  Darren believes that with knowledge comes success! Darren is also a licensed nutritionist and assist you with healthy weight management, food intolerances and sensitivities and make recommendations on nutrient dense food combinations.

Darren Burke

Darren Burke holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Sacred Heart University; in addition he is a certified Health Coach through the American Council of Exercise and a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Darren is passionate about his work and strives to give his clients the information they need to maximize their workouts and obtain measurable results. In 2016, Darren launched his own lifestyle modification course called 80/20 Balance. This 12 week course provides relevant nutrition information and introduces members to various modes of exercise. The class is taught in a small group setting and includes , pre and post goal setting and assessments, a mid point check in and two personal training sessions.  Darren believes that with knowledge comes success! Darren is also a licensed nutritionist and assist you with healthy weight management, food intolerances and sensitivities and make recommendations on nutrient dense food combinations.

Tara Faria I graduated from the University of Tampa in 1995, and became a USPTR Certified Tennis Pro, coaching at first in Tampa, and then in Danvers after moving back home to Gloucester.  In 2004 I became an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and have worked with clients since then in Danvers, Gloucester, and at the now at the MAC beginning in July 2017.  I am also an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, a DVRT Certified Sandbag Instructor, and a Physique competitor. NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, DVRT Sandbag Certified, Former USPTR Certified Tennis Pro, Physique competitor

Tara Faria

I graduated from the University of Tampa in 1995, and became a USPTR Certified Tennis Pro, coaching at first in Tampa, and then in Danvers after moving back home to Gloucester.  In 2004 I became an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and have worked with clients since then in Danvers, Gloucester, and at the now at the MAC beginning in July 2017.  I am also an NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, a DVRT Certified Sandbag Instructor, and a Physique competitor. NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, DVRT Sandbag Certified, Former USPTR Certified Tennis Pro, Physique competitor