When it comes to our gym staff, we hire only the best because we want to be able to give our members what they need and more from their local gym. Our trainers and staff members are passionate about helping our members to achieve their fitness goals, motivating them every step of the way so that they can achieve whatever it is they have come into our gym to do. Meet our staff below!


Management


Andrew Lawton

CEO/President 

ACSM CPT

Andrew is a 12 year Army Veteran with 2 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan both as a Military Police Officer and a Forward Observer with the Infantry, to include 2 years with the US Army Honor Guard. He also has over 16+ years of fitness experience that ranges from the lowest level job to the highest, his ability to motivate and produce has allowed him to help others reach their dreams and better themselves. He is a beloved father of 3 children, 2 dogs, 4 cats and an amazing wife who also has experience in the health/medical industry. On his off time, he likes to spend time with his family going hiking, playing football and on other occasions stay in and play a variety of video games.

Andrew’s motto “All of our lives have a beginning and an end. No one can change that. Take this time to leave a lasting impression.”


Jenny Wallace

Playmor Department Manager

A.B.A from QCC; CPR Certified

Jenny is a Quinsigamond Community College graduate with an associate degree in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Worcester State University and will receive her diploma in May of 2019. Jenny is a very family-oriented person that comes from a military background, born in Germany and raised in Arkansas and has an amazing 3-year-old son, Liam who has shown her the ultimate meaning of love. She has been working with children for four years and enjoys it with a passion and believes every child has something to offer.

Jenny’s motto “Love everyone like a bulb lit up when you first saw them, for you never know what light they can bring into your life.”


Wendy Boutin

Group Fitness Director and Instructor

AFAA Primary GFI, Certified in Spinning, The TRIP, Zumba, STRONG, Barre, Pilates, Yoga, Ken-Sho Ryu Kenpo Karate, CPR/First Aid

Wendy is a seasoned group fitness instructor, who has taught a variety of classes for the last fifteen years. She previously developed and tested software for a large insurance company and taught classes at their wellness facility as a hobby. That hobby grew into a passion. That passion turned into a way of life and she hasn’t looked back. Today, she is able to share her years of passion, knowledge, and experience by leading trendy, as well as traditional style class formats for members, while also mentoring less experienced instructors. By nature, she is always excited to try new things and, by profession, you’ll often find her looking for new ways to develop her teaching skills. Her current hobbies include anything outdoors, adventurous, and self-propelled. She loves biking, golfing, disc golfing, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and romping her two dogs, Brady and Brooklyn, in the woods.

Wendy’s motto “Get comfortable with getting uncomfortable, but there’s no need for pain. Try new things.”


Front Desk


Stacy Allen

New Member Account Manager

Stacy is 29 years old with her associate’s degree in medical health general studies. She has always had a passion for the health field and just wants to help others reach their goals. She is currently working towards getting a personal training certification. She lives her best life with her beautiful daughter, Zoey, her Black Lab, and her awesome significant other, Nathan, who she cares deeply for. When Stacy has time off she loves being active with her family. She has a devotion to walking, hiking, going to the beach and traveling in her spare time. She is hard-working, supportive, and a great team player. Her passion for health is a perfect fit for our team at Impact Fitness!

Stacy’s motto “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”


John Latour

Club Manager

John is a 6 year Army veteran with 1 tour to Sinai Egypt, as an Infantryman. He has 3 years of experience in the fitness industry both as a HIIT instructor and currently as a sales representative. He spent over 8 years both as a competitive track and field athlete and volunteering as a coach at speed camps. He values honesty and integrity and hopes to bring his beliefs into the fitness industry. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and playing video games recreationally.


Playmor


Erin Wallace

Playmor Specialist

Bio coming soon!


Personal Trainers


Colin Robinson

Personal Trainer / Front Desk

Bio coming soon!


Matthew Phaneuf

Personal Trainer

Action CPT and Advanced Nutrition

I am an Air Force veteran of 7 years where I spent most years as a security forces officer and finished my last years as an instructor for the Delayed Entry Program. I love the fitness world and everything about it. I’ve been studying fitness and training with friends since I was in high school. I have my biggest supporter always by my side who is studying medicine in school so we are always studying and learning all we can together. We are always looking for new adventures and challenges to take on including hiking and climbing anything we can. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports with friends and family or swimming and spending time with my dog.

Matthew’s motto: “No matter how many steps something is going to take in life  it’s the first step that matters the most.”


Tanya Pierre

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

ISSA CPT, Medical Assistant Certification, CPR/AED

As a mother of two, I understand how hard it is to make time to work out, but it’s so important. It’s also important to get back to exercising with someone who understands exactly what mothers need to keep up with their children, and more importantly stay healthy for them. Fitness has always been a part of my life. I stopped working in the medical field after 12 years in 2017, so I can further my education and become a personal trainer. It was when I did my first show in 2015 a year after having my son, and the amount of women that reached out to me for advice is when I realized I have a huge passion for this. I love helping others achieve their fitness goals! I am excited to say I am in a field that I enjoy working in.

Tanya’s motto: “Each new day is an opportunity to improve yourself. TAKE IT and make the most out of it.”


Jessica Bossolt

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

AFAA CPT, AFAA Primary GFI, Yoga, HIIT, and Indoor Cycling, CPR/AED

After many years of studying yoga and meditation Jessica became certified to teach yoga in 2005. She has been teaching Hatha yoga, prenatal/postnatal yoga, and power yoga ever since. Slowly, she expanded her certifications to general group fitness classes, cycling classes, and HIIT classes. She has a background in occupational therapy, which allows her to adapt activities to students of all levels and abilities.

Jessica’s motto: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for!”


Group Fitness Instructors


Andrea Dagostino

Group Fitness Instructor

Kickboxing and Strength Conditioning

Andrea has been working as a fitness instructor for more than fifteen years. She is very passionate about fitness and is currently studying to get her NASM Personal Training certification. Helping people achieve their goals in her number one priority.

Andrea’s motto: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”


Cristina DeOliveira

Group Fitness Instructor

Certified Kick It By Eliza Instructor & Marketing professional

Growing up, Cristina was a competitive gymnast, turned all-star cheerleader, and graduated with a degree in Marketing from Quinnipiac University. After establishing her professional career, she wanted to get back into the fitness world, so she became a Kick It By Eliza instructor in September 2017. Cristina has been teaching Kick It throughout central Mass, building the FEMPIRE and expanding Kick It beyond the Boston area, where most instructors reside. Kick It is more than a workout; it’s a network of diverse women (and men), dedicated to empowering each other through exercise. Cristina strives to share her love of this workout, what it stands for, and use it to inspire others to feel their best.

Cristina’s motto: “With the right amount of effort, you can achieve anything you set your heart and mind to.”


Patti Desto

Group Fitness Instructor

Certified AFAA Primary GFI, SilverSneakers, and BOOM

Patti has been teaching exercise classes for many years. Although, she still teaches Step and Muscle/Cardio classes, she has been teaching Senior Fitness for 4 years and just loves it. She loves their enthusiasm and willingness to try new things, but the most rewarding part is that they notice results almost immediately.
Patti is married, has 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and 3 wonderful little dogs, Henry, Dorothy and Lizzie Lu, all rescued from shelters. She enjoys hiking, going to Maine for long weekends, reading and just hanging out with friends.

Patti’s motto: “You are never too old to start some form of exercise. Move it or lose it is really true!”


Amy LeClaire

Group Fitness Instructor

Certified in Zumba, SilverSneakers FLEX, and CPR

Amy is a dancer, journalist and educator. She strives to help her members attain confidence in their unique abilities. A former Sally McDermott dancer of Auburn, Amy brings passion and technique to the fitness floor. Also mentored by Les Mills (Combat, Body Pump, Sh’Bam) she strives to balance fitness and dance amid her workouts. Amy is the author of widespread promotional articles, along with the highly acclaimed dog column for her beloved Golden, Lincoln. When not dancing, Amy can most likely be found writing stories, singing (karaoke), or spending time outdoors with her family. Amy’s oldest Zumba member is 89, her youngest 18. Amy longs to salsa until her late eighties and to live the sweet life—La Dolce Vita—while working hard doing what she loves and traveling to Italy every now and then.

Amy’s motto: “Kindness matters.”


Tracy McDonald

Group Fitness Instructor

HIIT, Cardio Boxing, and Strength Conditioning

Tracy has been teaching in the health and fitness industry for 18 years. She is a certified trainer and instructor. She teaches in gyms, colleges, businesses, and schools. She also travels and teaches for resorts all over the world. Tracy believes exercise should be fun, so she strives to make her classes just that…FUN! Tracy also enjoys spending time with her dogs.

Tracy’s motto: “Exercise should be fun.”


Jessica Saliba

Group Fitness Instructor

Certified in Barre, Zumba, and Hip-Hop dance

Jessica has over 20 years of experience in the dance industry. She started dance training at a young age which eventually led to competitive dancing during her hghschool years. She joined the dance team in college and went on to teach both young children and adults ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop classes. She soon found a love for teaching fitness-based dance classes and currently teaches barre, Zumba and the occasional hip-hop class. She is currently working on becoming a kick boxing instructor.

Jessica is the mom to two amazing little boys and works as a kindergarten teacher during the day. She enjoys staying active and eating tacos in her spare time.


Evangelia Singas

Group Fitness Instructor

B.S. in Sports and Science, Certified in MOSSA Fight, Power, Ride, Active, Core, Les Mills The TRIP, Schwinn Cycling, and CPR

Evangelia has been a fitness instructor for many years, starting in Greece where she grew up and continued on when she moved to the United States. After taking a break to raise her two sons, she is teaching again and enjoying every minute.

From a young age, she was involved in a variety of sports, but track and field was her passion and she competed through college. She currently teaches at a few gyms in the local area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going out with her friends.