Kristen Dionne – Manager/Fitness Trainer
Kristen is a special person who sees the beauty in everyone. She is passionate about working with women and helping them recognize and celebrate the beauty within themselves. Kristen has been part of the health and fitness industry for over 25 years, instructing group fitness classes, training one on one clients, teaching workshops, and coaching gymnastics. She graduated from Northern Essex with an Associate Degree in movement science. Her extensive background and experience is coupled with a variety of fitness certifications including ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal fitness trainer, NAPMA (National Association of professional Martial Arts) kickboxing certification, YMAA (Yangs Martial Arts Association) kickboxing and group fitness instructor certification, BSYF (Bodysense Yoga and Fitness) physio ball certification and Biomechanics and body alignment certification.
Previous to being a part of the Get in Shape for Women family, Kristen successfully started and ran Ready, Set Go Kids Fitness for 16 years, managing all aspects of the business as well as coaching gymnastics and sports classes and teaching group fitness classes for moms.
Her passion is to serve and love her community through fitness and health. Because of her enthusiasm and constant motivational attitude, she is known as the energizer bunny in the studio. Some of her hobbies include spending time with her daughter, coaching gymnastics, singing with her church’s praise and worship team and teaching the preschool Sunday school class.
Matt Mezzetti – Head Trainer/Assistant Manager
Matt is the information and care center of the Andover studio. He has a talent for really putting the personal in personal training by knowing and remembering every detail of every client’s individual restrictions as well as what they share about their personal lives. He is also known as “smooth” for his seamless transitions and the way he commands the floor.
Matt graduated from Salem State University with a BS in Sport and Movement Science. He also holds a national certification from NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine). Besides training, Matt coaches high school girls track and field and is an avid obstacle course runner. He has trained and competed in numerous obstacle course races and ninja warrior competitions. Matt’s passion and skill for obstacle course racing even gave him the opportunity to appear on NBC Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, making him our celebrity trainer.
Max Nicolas – Fitness Trainer Extraordinaire
Max aka, The Beast, is known as the Gentle Giant of the Andover studio! His charisma coupled with his unrelenting workouts bring smiles and sweat to every client’s face. Max studied human health and fitness at Bunker Hill Community College, holds a national certification in personal fitness training from NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) as well as a certification in Aerobics and fitness training from IFA (International Fitness Association) and a kickboxing certification from ISCA (International Sports Conditioning Association).
Max is very passionate about martial arts and leading by example. His extensive background includes national body building competitions, Muay Thai boxing, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, sports modeling, and body guarding celebrities. He is also a beloved sports and conditioning coach at the Brimmer and May School, coaching 6th through 12th grade since 2004. Max is the biggest fan of his daughter, Anaya and when not training, enjoys movie nights and weekend time with her.
Deborah Harrington – Owner, Andover Studio
My journey with Get In Shape For Women began as a client. As a sales and marketing executive traveling internationally, I spent a lot of time on the road and found my health was suffering. I felt weak, out of shape, and needed to lose a few pounds. I joined the program and was amazed with the workouts and nutrition approach. I lost 20 pounds while gaining strength and tone. I loved the camaraderie with other women and especially loved working with the trainers. They help you so much with form and really motivate you to get the most out of each workout.