NSCA CPT, CPR AED
From an early age as a competitive gymnast, through high school, playing Varsity sports, to currently competing in fitness competitions, she has dabbled in a myriad of different physical activities and continues to challenge herself and her clients to try new and exciting things. Vanessa’s focus is on innovative training, concentrating on tailoring programs to each one of her clients and their goals. She has developed a training technique which combines functional and traditional methods of working the body and as a product of her diverse fitness backgrounds, her personal training methods have evolved to include a unique combination of strength training, high intensity interval training, yoga and Pilates.
Exc. Sci. BS (BSU), CSCS, NASM CPT, USAL1-SP, KBC 1, TRX S&G, CPR AED, Kinesis 1 Certified
Steve is SYNRGY Health & Fitness’ Director of Personal Training.
He started taking interest in exercise and weight training at age 13. Starting early, he quickly became addicted to the many benefits training can have on ones life. After suffering 13 broken bones in a car accident, and 100 pounds lighter, he finished his last year of high-school and decided to study exercise science and physiology at Bridgewater State University (BSU). Able to rehab his body, and lucky enough to play college football, Steve was offered an internship at Next Level Fitness of RI; one of his coaches strength and conditioning facilities. Before graduating, Steve also worked for two years at Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC), a volunteer program offered at BSU where he along with other clinicians addressed the physical, motor, and social needs of young children with disabilities. Throughout his short 4 years as a professional, Steve has had the privilege of working 1 on 1 and in small groups with clients ranging from semi-pro/ collegiate athletes, to young adolescent children, to 60+ senior citizens in their rehabilitation of complete joint replacement, to recovering quadriplegics working towards one day becoming self sufficient. Physical fitness and strength is among the most important things in life. It is a foundational attribute that perpetuates to everything and anything else one becomes involved in.
TPI Certified, ACE, Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Cancer Exercise Specialist, TRX Instructor, CPR AED
As a Certified Personal Trainer and school teacher, with the philosophy of “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”, Lisa is a great at motivator and SYNRGY is proud to have her on the team. She has a versatile array of proven training methods to help her clients safely achieve their fitness goals. As a certified TRX Instructor (suspension training), Lisa can also show you how to train movements, not just your muscles in order to help you achieve peak performance.
Lisa is also certified in Kettlebell Training, which may seem intimidating to someone unfamiliar with it. These weights unique type of weight training is about using more muscle integration, not muscle isolation. It involves ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.
If you want a training regime that is a little more intense, Lisa is also a UXF Instructor. UXF utilizes a unique set of training tools designed to challenge the status quo of conventional fitness equipment. TRX, battle ropes are used along with plyometric exercises to create a balanced circuit where you safely progress at your own pace.
NASM CPT, CES, SAQ, CPR AED
Ken was swimming before he could walk, and started gymnastics before kindergarten. He played football from age 8 through high school as well as a multitude of other sports and martial arts. Ken’s evolution through fitness continued during his time in the Marine Corps infantry. His training style incorporates traditional bodybuilding and functional strength with flexibility and innovative mobility techniques. Ken also became a corrective exercise specialist after his debilitating leg and ankle break, so that he could take control of his own recovery, and he loves to help people work through their own injuries and help improve their lives and reach their fitness goals, whatever they may be.
NESTA Cetified, Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, Spencer Pilates Certified, Tactix Martial Arts Boot Camp Certified, Muay Thai Fitness Coach, CPR AED
AAPT, Ki-Hara Level II Practitioner, CPR AED
Working in a Health Club since the age of sixteen has exposed Jonathan to various approaches in Health & Fitness. What he’s come to learn is that, regardless of each person ‘s regimen, we all have one goal in common, and that goal is to be better. So, whether you’re looking for someone to make sure you’re rigid with your routine, get you through that final set, or just introduce you to a healthier lifestyle – he’s your guy. Being a trainer as well as an athlete, has exposed him to diverse forms of training. He’s been able to grow within the aspects of each role in order to gain a better overall understanding of different elements of fitness. He strongly believes in finding the type of training that you (most importantly) enjoy, and then from there, not only working hard to make sure it is effective, but also being conscious of whether or not it’s sustainable; change should be gradual and realistic. One thing he focuses on above all else is BALANCE, which is just one of many elements that Ki-Hara has brought to his attention. The Ki-Hara Method (Link to Ki-Hara section of website), changed his workouts and his overall view on life. It states that the body tells us all that we need to know about what’s going on physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This work is truly amazing and Jonathan encourage everyone to try it. He’d love to share his fitness secrets with you. So feel free to approach him with any questions, try out a private session, or participate in one of his fun and engaging group fitness classes.
NASM CPT, CPR AED