Waverley Oaks fitness team is made up of the best personal training team you can find. Check out each bio below and learn about all of their skills.
Certifications: BS in Exercise Science, ACSM, TRX and FMS
Jon believes that anyone regardless of age, level of fitness, healthy or with limitations can benefit from fitness training. When he first works with a client there is an assessment of their total body from top to bottom as one unit as opposed to a bunch of different parts. This evaluation allows Jon to start to put the puzzle together of what exercises will be most beneficial to help correct any imbalances that he sees. These corrections help the client function better in everything that they do in life whether it be at home, at work, on the field or wherever else life takes them.
Jon’s personalized approach to training will provide you with a path to help reach your goals in a much more safe and timely manner while always making fitness FUN!!!
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“I trained with Jon for more years than seem possible. During all that time, Jon proved to be a great motivator, gently pushing me to increase my strength, balance and stamina. He was always mindful of physical limitations, whether temporary or chronic and was instrumental in helping me through a partial knee replacement to a full recovery. I cannot imagine a more competent or dedicated personal trainer.” – Alex
Certifications: AAFA, NESTA, TRX, FMS, Total Gym, Kettle Bell Concepts, Keiser Cycling, Turbo Kick, Zumba and Everlast Shadowboxing
Heather believes health and wellness fitness professionals can motivate, educate, and inspire people to reach optimal levels of physical health and balance in life. Her passion is to support and transform lives by empowering people to reach their full physical potential though accountability and on-going support.
Heather has a holistic approach to fitness and provides an environment that fosters positive energy and a friendly spirit empowering you to reach a heightened state of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual balance. Whether your goal is athletic performance, weight loss/gain, injury recovery or simply being healthier Heather’s personalized program development cornerstones around mobility, stability, core strength and balance.
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“It is an absolute joy to work with Heather. She gets that health and wellness go far beyond simple exercise. She manages to motivate me with a wink and a dare. I never thought I would laugh so much while working out.” – Jeanne M.
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Certifications: National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM)
Chris Goode has been an athlete his entire life and over the last few years he has devoted his life to pursuing his passion of helping people improve their quality of life through regular physical activity and proper nutritional habits. Chris received his BS in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University in 2015. Despite his continued love for the kitchen, Chris decided he wanted to begin transitioning his career to the fitness industry in 2013.
He then attended the World Instructor Training School (WITS) where he studied personal training for 4 months followed by an internship program here at Waverley Oaks. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Chris enjoys working with all populations, regardless if they have been exercising for years, or are looking to begin the journey. He also particularly enjoys working with basketball players, golfers, swimmers and rock climbers as those were the sports he participated in both competitively and recreationally growing up. Chris prefers to train movements rather than muscles and uses numerous styles and forms of training to best suit his clients’ needs. His favorite exercise is the deadlift because of its importance in strengthening the posterior chain of our bodies-one of the most common weakness in the general population. Because of the variety and progression that can be done with deadlifts, Chris uses them with most of his clients as a way to improve posture, strength and body composition. In his free time Chris enjoys exercising, basketball, rock climbing, cooking, spending time with family and friends as well as watching sports.
Philosophy on Training: Becoming healthier is the result of consistent exercise AND proper nutritional habits which will ultimately lead to true lifestyle change. Success comes from embracing ALL of the elements involved in the process-there are no shortcuts. By uncovering and honing your strengths as well as attacking your weaknesses, I can help you be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.
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Certifications: National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM)
Matthew Fennell began his career in the fitness industry nearly 20 years ago and joined the Waverley Oaks Team in 2016. Matthew received his BS in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology from Newcastle College in the U.K. and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also is a Certified Walking for Fitness Level 3 Instructor through the YMCA and believes that walking should be a fundamental and foundational part of everyone’s life. Matthew enjoys working with all populations but particularly enjoys working with weight loss clients as well as the older adult population. He also enjoys working with walkers, runners, soccer players and rock climbers. Matthew likes to keep his training functional and simple so that the people he works with feel the benefits of his training in everything that they do in their lives. His sessions focus on balance, mobility, posture, body awareness, core strength and improving activities for daily life. His favorite exercise is the kettlebell goblet squat because the anterior loading pattern is good for beginners to help teach proper form, little equipment is needed and most importantly it teaches his clients about the importance of engaging the upper back when we squat as well as keeping the thoracic spine mobile. In his free time Matthew enjoys spending time with his son, running, biking, archery, playing guitar and woodworking.
Philosophy on Training: Personal Training with me will not only improve your life, but it will also improve your life for your training. I approach each individual differently and assess what each persons’ needs are before any physical work begins. Then, in conjunction with what my clients’ goals are, I help them come up with a plan that makes the most sense for them so that they continue to progress safely and efficiently. Work on your strengths but also focus just as much on your weaknesses as the things we avoid or have challenges with are often the areas we need to focus on most.
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“I sleep better, and have more energy, and will be hiking up Mt. Greylock this weekend! I am very grateful to be working with Matthew and would highly recommend him as a trainer to anyone.” – Diana
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Certifications: National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM)
Scott Mahon has been involved in physical activity his entire life, whether on competitive fields or out and about in the mountains. After spending his first few year after college working out on the islands in Boston Harbor for the DCR, Scott realized that he wanted to get involved with helping people live healthier and happier lives through personal training. Scott received his BS in Sports and Motion Science from Salem State College with a concentration in Parks and Recreation Management in 2015. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Scott enjoys working with all populations, regardless if they have been exercising for years, or are just getting started. He particularly enjoys working with football and lacrosse players, as well as skiers and snowboarders as these are the sports he participated in both competitively and recreationally growing up and still to this day. Scott places an emphasis on strength work with his clients to help them get stronger, tone up, raise their metabolism, improve posture and improve quality of life/sports performance. He frequently uses TRX, kettlebells and Olympic lifts with his clients to help them reach their health and wellness goals but can easily adapt to each clients’ needs, level of fitness and goals. His favorite exercise is the deadlift because of its diversity, application to all populations and its total body strengthening benefits-from your legs all the way to your upper back and shoulders. Another reason this is such a valuable exercise is because it does a tremendous job of strengthening the core muscles as well which is where all movements in our body originate from. This is crucial because it will lead to better posture and all around better form while working out. Without good posture and core stabilization, an individual’s strength and functionality will be limited and risk of injury potentially higher. The deadlift is a fantastic strength exercise to give you a rock solid foundation to build off of for all subsequent strength work. In his free time Scott enjoys camping, rock climbing, snowboarding, fishing, disc golf and course working out.
Philosophy on Training: You will get out of training what you put into it. Your hard work will not go unnoticed when it comes to regular physical activity and proper nutrition. Stay the course, give it your best effort each time you exercise and you WILL see changes-both physically and mentally.
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To read more member success stories from Scott’s clients click HERE.
Certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Jason Richard grew up here in Waltham and has been involved with physical activity his whole life. He
began playing hockey, soccer and baseball in his early years but truly found his calling when he got into
martial arts at the age of 6. He has been involved in various disciplines of martial arts and he also
teaches karate and kids Brazilian Jujitsu at his martial arts school. He also teaches self defense classes
for all ages in both private and group settings so that people can be more prepared should an
unfortunate event occur and one needs to fend off an attacker. Jason received his BS in Exercise
Physiology from Umass-Lowell and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Jason enjoys working with all ages and fitness
levels to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. He believes in individualized programming
for each person that he works with whether it be work on joint mobility, strength, aerobic endurance or
anything else that he and his clients identify that they need and or want. His favorite exercise is the
plank because it is such a versatile exercise that can be done anywhere, leaves lots of room for
progression and is one of the best core stabilization exercises-which is the foundation from which all
human movement originates. In his free time Jason likes to practice his martial arts, play pick games of
various sports with friends, read, go to movies and go to out to find great places to eat.
Philosophy on Training: Just like you seek out professional services for other parts of our life, you should
do the same in regards to your fitness training so that you get a customized approach of what you need,
how to go about getting it as well as be prepared for what you will need in the future. I will help you
take the guess work out of your fitness training so that you maximize your time and results, do what it is
TRULY needed for YOU and where YOU are on your fitness journey!!
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Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Ali Shea grew up locally in Belmont and has been involved with sports and physical activity her entire
life. Her primary sports growing up were field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse and her collegiate career
in field hockey culminated with two NCAA Final Four appearances. Ali received her BS in Neuroscience
from Stonehill College and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports
Medicine (NASM). Ali enjoys working with all ages and fitness levels to help them achieve their health
and wellness goals. She has a special passion in working with women of all ages who might be
intimidated by exercise-especially when it comes to strength training and all of its wonderful benefits.
Her favorite exercise is the burpee because it is such a versatile total body exercise that can be done
anywhere, leaves lots of room for progressions, and is great at increasing overall strength and
endurance. In her free time Ali enjoys distance running and cooking. Ali also works at the Dana Farber
Philosophy on Training: I am here to help you be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Whether you
are brand new to exercise and intimidated by the club atmosphere, frustrated by a lack of results or
looking to take things to the next level, the only way to get REAL results is to push yourself beyond your
comfort zone. I love helping people determine where they are, where they want to be and then
together we create a path to get there that is safe, effective and enjoyable!!!
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Certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Ron Laham has been a certified athletic trainer for over 25 years and has an extensive background in injury evaluation, prevention, and rehabilitation, as well as soft tissue/manual therapy. Over the course of those 25 years, Ron has been actively involved in strength and conditioning, with clients ranging from youth levels to Division One college athletes. Ron holds a BS in Athletic Training and Physical Education from Northeastern University as well as a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has worked with many different sports, including basketball, hockey, baseball/softball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, and tennis. After owning his own health club for ten years, he began his journey into the more mainstream fitness industry, and expanded his clientele beyond competitive athletes. In addition to his work in the fitness industry, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Lasell College where he teaches classes related to Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training, Performance Nutrition, and Therapeutic Exercise. Ron’s favorite exercise is the deadlift, and its variations, because when executed correctly it engages the posterior chain muscles such as the glutes, hamstrings, and erector spinae. These muscles tend to be “shut off” during the day since we spend most of the time in the seated position. Activating and strengthening these muscles via the deadlift will help to offset our poor posture during the day as well as overcome the anterior chain domination of the quadriceps and hip flexor muscles. In his free time, Ron enjoys working out, reading, watching the Red Sox, Patriots and college basketball as well as spending time with friends and family.
Philosophy on Training: Due to my background in athletic training, my training philosophy focuses on corrective exercise and injury prevention first. It is essential that movement and posture are assessed and any dysfunction is addressed within the training program, as you do not want to strengthen dysfunction. I utilize the Functional Movement Screen, as well as other musculo-skeletal and postural assessments, to develop an appropriate individualized program based on client needs and goals. If there are restrictions or imbalances I work to correct those first so we can train in a manner that reinforces proper mechanics. My objective is to help each client incorporate health and wellness into their lifestyle, in a safe and effective manner, for the rest of their lives.
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Certifications: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Teri Muller has been working in the fitness industry for over 30 years and joined the Waverley Oaks Fitness Team over 25 years ago. She holds a BA in English from St. Francis (PA) and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She enjoys working with all populations from ages 20+ but has a special affinity for working with pre/post natal women, pre/post menopausal women and older adults. Her sessions focus on improving the movement quality, posture, balance, flexibility and strength of the clients she works with. Teri has also worked with those recovering from various injuries, hip/knee replacements as well as those recovering from various types of cancer. Her favorite exercise technique is interval training as it allows her to get the most caloric expenditure out of her clients thus getting them the most efficient workout possible so they can get in, get out and get on with their busy lives. In her free time, Teri enjoys doing anything outdoors whether it be cycling, golf, hiking, skiing or competing in sprint triathlons. She is also enjoys dancing and is a very successful stage actor appearing in numerous local performances.
Philosophy on Training: Fitness comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes and ages. Whether you are just beginning to embark upon a path to a healthier lifestyle or are an experienced exerciser, there are numerous obstacles throughout one’s fitness journey. My job is to listen to what you would like to get as a result of your time with me and then design creative and fun workouts that continuously work toward reaching the goals that we have decided on together. I will support and motivate you to overcome fitness and nutritional obstacles and educate you on how to make health and wellness a regular and important part of your daily life!!!
“I was beginning to feel like I was going thru the motions at the gym. After a half hour of Teri’s encouragement and praise in a wonderfully upbeat manner, I am actually looking forward to heading back to the gym and working hard. – Susan M.
To read more member success stories from Teri’s clients click HERE.
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