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Personal Trainers

Sirad Abdilahi entered the wellness and fitness industry in order to cultivate and share the tools to give the body and mind a lifestyle alternative to stress.  Her ultimate goal is to guide and support each client to reach their full potential in a natural physical transformation. Offering an optimal balance of flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness training through a varied approach on land or water, Sirad's specialties include:  yoga, sports performance, swim training and aquatic therapy.  Sirad holds the following certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist; AEA Aquatic Fitness Instructor; American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor; Yoga Sutra 200hr Yoga Instructor; TRX instructor; AL Pre & Post Natal. She is currently accepting new clients at the MAC & Hemenway.

 Kerry Antunes is a part time trainer at Hemenway Gymnasium. She holds a BS in Athletic Training/Physical Education & a MEd in Sport Administration. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM). Kerry specializes in injury preventi on, rehabilitation, sports conditioning and overall fitness/weight loss. In addition to Personal Training Kerry holds a variety of Group Exercise certifications including TRX Training, TRX Sportsmedicine Training, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, SCW Group Fitness and SCW Aqua Fitness. With over 10 years of experience in the field of athletics & fitness, Kerry is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals and be successful. Kerry is currently not accepting new clients.  



Alex Carras is the Fitness Assistant at Hemenway Gymnasium. He has earned a B.S. degree in Health Science/Exercise Science. He is a Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA) and is pursuing a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from NSCA. Alex has a strong athletic background in baseball and basketball. He is also an Assistant Strength Coach at Mike Boyle's Strength and Condtioning. He specializes in strength and conditioning and rehabilitation for athletes. He also has a variety of experience in training all different age and fitness levels. Alex has developed a broad range of training styles to fit every type of fitness goal, and strives to get clients moving better and feeling healthier.



Mike Dingley is the Operations Assistant at the Malkin Athletic Center. He holds a Bachelors degree from Ithaca College with a minor in Exercise Science. Currently Mike is certified by NSCA, CSCS, NASM PT and AFAA. One of Mike's clients is the current Miss Rhode Island and is in the running for Miss America. Mike specializes in helping clients work toward perfection and  taking them to the next level. Mike is available to train clients at the MAC.




Mike Doyle is a part time Personal Trainer at Hemenway Gymnasium and the Malkin Athletic Center. He is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer, Suffolk University graduate, and is pursuing a graduate degree in Law. Mike has played competitive hockey and has a strong background in sports conditioning and strength training programs. In training at Harvard, he has also worked with clients of various age groups and backgrounds, from fitness beginners to advanced athletes, and has been exposed to a broad range of training styles to better serve his clients. Mike is available to train clients at Hemenway.




  Ramón Gómez-Aponte is a ATI Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in Pilates and TRX training. He is currently working towards the NSCA Personal Training Certification. He holds certifications in Pilates Mat + Apparatus from Power Pilates and is a Certified TRX trainer. Ramon's an avid backpacker, rock climber and kayaker. Ramon is not currently accepting new clients.




Liz Hamp is the Fitness Program Manager at Hemenway Gymnasium. She holds a BS in Exercise Physiology and an MS Health Promotion. Liz is a certified personal trainer through NASM and enjoys working with clients of all ages to create fun, effective workouts for busy people. She especially loves first time and returning exercisers.  In addition to Personal Training, Liz is a certified group exercise instructor through AFAA, Schwinn Cycling, and Zumba. With over 18 years of experience in the field of fitness, Liz understands how to get the best out of her clients in order for them to be and feel successful. 




Cristina Hoff is a certified private pilates trainer. In the past ten years she has obtained numerous fitness certifications including the STOTT Pilates Mat Certification, AFFA Personal Training and ACE Group Exercise. She also holds numerous specialty certifications including ZUMBA, Body Bar, Balletone and Sports Nutrition among others. With over twenty years of dance experience Cristina danced professionally for the WNBA CT Sun, AHL Hartford Wolfpack and coached the Nationally Ranked  Harvard Crimson Dance Team for two years. Cristina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Dance. Cristina is not currently accepting new clients.




Nicole Pizzi is the Fitness Program Manager at the Malkin Athletic Center. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Food Sciences. Nicole is certified in both Group Exercise and Personal Training through AFAA and has many additional certifications including Metabolic Effect Indoor Group, TRX, etc. Her focus is on training for fat loss, interval training and general fitness. She has contributed to various health and fitness journals including IDEA Health and Fitness and Details Magazine.




As the Area Fitness Program Manager at Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Dawn Stenis is responsible for the recreational programming for the 30,000+ members of the Harvard Community.  She also oversees and educates more than 70 Instructors and personal trainers at the two  facilities. Dawn has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, and formerly owned a health club in Northern Michigan. She earned a  Bachelor's Degree majoring in Kinesiology and is currently an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor, and holds many specialty certificates.  Dawn is a Master Trainer for Schwinn® Indoor Cycling, BOSU, and Gliding and is also a faculty member of Sunshine Fitness Resources. Dawn is currently not accepting new clients.




 Meg Steffey Schrier, MS, RD, CPT. Meg has a BS in exercise science from Skidmore College and a MS in Nutrition & Health Promotion from Simmons College. In 2012 Meg completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard teaching hospital, and became a Registered Dietitian. Meg is a NASM certified personal trainer,Schwinn Indoor Cycling certified, and a SCW Group Fitness instructor. In her spare time, Meg blogs at about life as an RD, gluten free cook, personal trainer . She has over 6 years of experience training clients as well as helping people attain a healthier lifestyle through food and exercise. Meg is not currently accepting new clients.

Andrew Shea has his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and is currently finishing his final clinical rotation for the completion of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Andrew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a former track and field athlete at the University of Rhode Island. He has coached strength and conditioning for collegiate soccer and track and field teams. Andrew has experience with rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and training for overall fitness.



Brian Smith is a part-time personal trainer and group exercise instructor at Hemenway Gymnasium and the Malkin Athletic Center.  He holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Washington State University and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy intern, graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.  He is currently finishing his final clinical internship in the Boston area.  He is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified in TRX Training and Schwinn Indoor Cycling.  Brian specializes in rehabilitation, athletic performance enhancement, injury prevention, and all other types of fitness-related goals.  Brian has a variety of experience working with many different age groups and conditions including orthopedic, neurological, or cardiopulmonary. Brian is not currently accepting new clients.



 Justin Tetreault is the Operations Assistant Manager at HemenwayGymnasium. He has a Bacelor’s degree in Sports Management and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Justin specializes in weight lifting, muscle development, core training, and fat loss. He works to develop individualized programming to motivate clients and help them to  reach their desired goals. Outside of the gym, Justin participates in intramural softball, and has an interest in baseball, football and basketball. Justin is available to take clients at Hemenway Gymnasium.




Eamon Washburn is a part time personal trainer at the MAC. He is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM).  He has a strong athletic background in soccer, track and field and is especially interested in strength training and body building.  His clients' goals include fat loss, body sculpting, muscle building, and general fitness. Eamon is available to train clients at the MAC and Hemenway.