Meet The Trainers

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Paul Laska – Director of FitnessIMG_6149

Education:

    • Has worked for Longfellow since 1988
    • MS, Administration, Springfield College
    • BS, Physical Education, Springfield College
    • U.S. Army: Honorably discharged 1989

Certifications:

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
    • Personal Trainer/Fitness Consultant, AHA
    • CPR/First Aide AED/First Responder

Background:

    • 15 years of experience as certified personal trainer
    • Junior and Senior strength training
    • Physical Education Teacher
    • US Army officer: AG and Infantry corps
    • Buyer/Planner Honeywell International

Philosophy:

    • Fear is what stops you…courage is what keeps you going!

 

Mike McLean- Personal Trainer/Fitness Consultant

Mike Education:

    • Has worked for Longfellow since 2013
    • BS, Business Administration, Dean College
    • Exercise Science, Lasell College

Certifications:

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
    • Personal Trainer/Fitness Consultant, AHA
    • CPR/First Aid

Background:

    • Owner: Warrior Fitness Boot Camp
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Junior strength training
    • Amateur Bodybuilding
    • Pro Fitness Performance – Fitness Consultant

Philosophy:

    • Exercise the body,train the mind, feed the soul

 

Monique Scales- Personal TrainerIMG_3376

Education:

    • Has worked for Longfellow since 2012
    • BS, Finance, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Certifications:

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
    • Pre and Post Natal Certified (NASM)
    • Qualified TRX Instructor
    • Nutritional Specialist – Lifestyle Management Associates
    • CPR/First Aid

Background:

    • Longfellow Club Trainer – 1 year
    • Personal Training professionals – 1 year, Fairfield, CT
    • LA Fitness Personal Trainer – 1 year, Norwalk CT
    • Core Fitness/World Gym – 4 years, Franklin, MA

Actvities/Coaching:

    • HS JR Varsity and Varsity Field Hockey
    • Collegiate field hockey, Women’s club field hockey in London, England, and Sydney, Australia
    • Running and competing in various road races, including the Boston Marathon 2013

Philosophy:

    • There is nothing better than a client coming to me and saying, “You have changed my life”.
    • “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live”-Jim Rohn

 

Sharman O’Keefe – Personal TrainerIMG_6140

Certifications:

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
    • Spin Instructor: Madd Dogg Athletics
    • CPR/AED

Background:

    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Small Group Fitness Instructor
    • Power Pacing Instructor
    • Advertising: Buyer/Planner New York City and Atlanta, Ga

Areas of Interest:

    • CES: Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • WLS: Weight Loss Specialist
    • SFS:  Senior Fitness Specialist
    • MMA: Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist

Philosophy:

    • Always create
    • SET GOALS!
    • Work hared for what you want
    • Try something new!

 

Teresa Newton-Moineau – Group Exercise Director, Personal IMG_6153
Trainer

 

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports medicine (NASM)
  • Qualified TRX instructor
  • Spin Instructor
  • CPR/AED

Background:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Small Group Fitness Instructor
  • Power Pacing Instructor
  • Group Exercise Teacher 30 Years
  • Boot Camp, Barbell and Sculpting Instructor
  • HS Football Conditioning
  • Kids Fitness

 

Kathy Ney – Personal TrainerIMG_6160

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • TRX, Spinning Cardio Interval, Sculpting
  • CPR/AED

Background:

  • 31 Years of personal training, private and at The Longfellow Club
  • Small Group Fitness Instructor
  • Osteoporosis and Training Kids’ specialty classes

 

 

 

Justin Kieffer- Personal Trainerjustin

Education:

  • BS, Art & Business, Saint Michaels College

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • CPR/First Aid

Background:

  • 10 years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer
  • 4 years assistant swim coach for Sudbury Swim team
  • 8 years experience tennis instructor at Greenwood Swim & Tennis and Concord Country Club

Philosophy:

  • My goal is to help all of my clients achieve their goals!

 

Tanya Sampson- Personal TrainerIMG_6181

Education:

  • BS, Exercise & Sports Science, Fitchburg State University
  • Concentration: Clinical Exercise Physiology

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • Licensed Zumba Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid

Background:

  • 3 years personal trainer; private and at The Longfellow Club

Interests:

  • Hiking, Zumba, Yoga, Rock Climbing, and Crew

Philosophy:

  • To Strive for progress, not perfection

 

Anne Bell – Personal Trainerann

Education:

  • BS, Physical Education, New York University
  • MS, Perceptual Motor Learning (Dept of Physical Ed), Purdue University

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • CPR/First Aid

Background:

  • 20 years of experience as certified personal trainer at Longfellow
  • High School Physical Ed Teacher, Long Island – 1 year
  • Kinesiologist on Team for Perceptual Development, Marblehead Public Schools 6 years

Philosophy:

  • I especially enjoy working with beginners, seniors and first time racers and tri-athletes.  It’s fun to help them take that first step on the road to fitness and make exercise an important part of their lifestyle.

 

Jane Hammond, RN NP MS CPT – Personal Trainerjane

Education:

  • BS, MS Nursing, Boston University

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • CPR/First Aid

Background:

  • 5 years experience as a Personal Trainer
  • 29 years as Adult Nurse Practitioner at HVMA in Internal Medicine/Focus on Women’s Health and Sports Medicine
  • Established and runs “Fit Over Fifty” program at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA)
  • Speaker at Health Conferences on Menopause and Exercise
  • Trainer WHS Girls Hockey preseason 2002-2003
  • Runner since college.  Member of GBTC 1980-1988

Interests:

  • Skiing(X-country & alpine), snow shoeing, biking, skating, tennis

Philosophy:

  • To get people moving, feeling better about themselves, establish healthy habits for life, reach individual goals.

 

David Gordon- Personal Trainerdave

Education:

  • MS, Exercise Science, Springfield College

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(NSCA)
  • Club Coach -US A Weightlifting Federation
  • CPR – American Red Cross

Background:

  • Personal Trainer at Longfellow Club 6 years
  • Collegiate Level Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Senior Strength Training
  • Junior Strength Training
  • Sport-Specific Strength and Conditioning

Actvities/Coaching:

  • Tennis, Basketball, Hiking

 

 

Danielle McCain – Personal Trainerdanielle

Education:

  • BS, Kinesiology, Humboldt State University
  • California Physical Education Teaching Credential

Certifications:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM)
  • USGA Certified Instructor

Background:

  • Personal Trainer at Longfellow
  • Gymnastics Instructor
  • Former Personal Trainer at Boston Sports Club
  • K-12 Physical Education, high School Adapted Physical Education

Philosophy:

  • Exercise enhances every aspect of physical and mental well being.  Everyone has different goals in mind, I strive to design effective individual programs that people truly enjoy.  Pushing clients to challenge themselves and to reach that feeling of accomplishment is also a great motivating force.