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Staff Bios

Welcome to the Kingsbury Club Fitness Department.

  • Alexandra Harrington Alexandra Harrington
    Fitness Trainer

    Ally is a hockey coach and fitness professional specializing in assisted and guided stretching. She loves to work with individuals to reach their flexibility and mobility goals. She strongly believes in the ability to help someone feel better by stretching and moving their body. Ally has also worked with Medway-Ashland Girls Ice Hockey as an assistant coach. She has her Masters Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Ally is available for small group and personal training as well as stretching sessions.
  • 1 Allie Levine 
    Fitness Trainer

    Allie holds a BA in Exercise Science from Westfield State University. She loves teaching group exercise classes and working with adults of all ability levels. Allie is available for small group and personal training.

  • AllisonBernhardt Allison Bernhardt 
    Personal Trainer

    Allison is a certified personal trainer with a specialty in functional training. She is also TRX suspension training certified. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy and has spent time as a Physical Therapy Aide. This background gives her good insight into injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Allison has a passion for running, swimming and cycling and has competed in several marathons and triathlons. Her passion for fitness and her positive attitude help her clients achieve their own personal goals. Allison is available for personal and small group training.
  • kevinbrooks Christo Lagos
    Personal Trainer

    Christo joined the Kingsbury trainer team in May 2017. Christo has been a life-long multi-sport athlete. He holds a bachelor's degree from Springfield College. He has coached high school football and legion baseball as well as Fury baseball 13U. Christo uses his love of exercise to inspire others to gain confidence through coaching proper technique. Dedication, hard work, honor, integrity and morality dictate all aspects of Christos' life and serve as a positive influence on the athletes he trains. Christo works with all ability levels and ages. He is available for personal and small group training.
  • DavidMiduraDavid Midura CSCS
    Personal Trainer
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    David is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA and is a Strength and Conditioning Coach. He enjoys working with middle and high school student athletes, coaching and conditioning them for various sports. When it comes to personal fitness David believes you don't have to be an athlete to train like one.

    David has been a soccer coach for eight years, working with SC Norfolk, BAYS and currently KPSA at the King Philip Middle school. He also plays for the NEOH Soccer League.  David has been coaching soccer for nine years
    and is currently the JV girls soccer coach at King Philip High School.

    David is available for personal and small group training.
  • Jason Shea Jason Shea M.S. CSCS
    Strength & Conditioning Coach 

    Jason has been a trainer, strength coach, and educator for over 20 years. He was the owner and founder of APECS, CrossFit Tri-Valley, and Franklin and Medway Speed and Power Academies. He has written a few books including Building a Winning Culture in High School Sports, Butt, Guts, and Other Problem Areas, The In-Season Training Manual, Lean Body Solutions, The Adventures of Little Skidooch Part 1 and 2, worked as head football and soccer strength and conditioning Coach and Adjunct Professor of Exercise Science at Dean College, served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the nationally ranked Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby team, sits on YMCA board of incorporators as well as the Cooper Institute law enforcement advisory board, and currently has the honor of serving as the Massachusetts statewide health and wellness coordinator for the municipal police. He teaches seminars around New England including ISAF: Instant Strength and Flexibility, Butt, Guts, and Other Problem Areas, The Bulletproof Officer, and Building a Winning Culture in High School Athletics.

                   After earning his Master’s in Human Movement, he began traveling around the country and Europe, learning under his mentor, world renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. Jason was able to earn the PICP Level IV International Strength coach recognition through his work with thousands of athletes, including numerous professional, college, high school and middle school athletes, state champion teams and individuals, College league MVP’s, high school league MVP’s in all sports, high school and college All-Americans, Strongman, Powerlifting and Figure/Fitness Competitors, business executives, MMA fighters and clubs, Ironmen, SWAT teams, military teams and personnel, state and local police and firefighters, BUDS and SWCC operators, and dozens of local high school teams.

                   The two most important things in his life are his family, especially his two kiddos Ayden and Bryn, and 2: his passion for teaching, educating, and helping others through his work in the fitness/strength and conditioning industry as well as through the various charities he is a part of including the YMCA Integration Initiative and LiveStrong Programs, Dana Farber, and locally in youth sports and health and wellness programs.

                   His specialties include: injury rehabilitation, structural balance and Biosignature evaluation, body composition, off and in-season athlete preparation, Olympic weightlifting and strongman training, and small, large group and team training.
  • jim-perkins Jim Perkins
    Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Jim joined the Kingsbury Trainer Team in November of 2014. He is a football and strength and conditioning coach. As a sports performance specialist, Jim believes strongly in training with the intent to gain abilities. He has molded a unique perspective on not just performance training but working out in general. His motivational-style is not just for athletes, but those trying to better themselves as individuals. Jim is available for personal and small group training as well as sports team training.

  • JoelStCyr Joel St. Cyr 
    Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Joel St. Cyr has been a professional strength and conditioning coach for over twenty-five years. Joel is currently the coordinator of speed, strength and conditioning at Babson College. He spent twenty years at Northeastern University as the head strength and conditioning coach working with collegiate athletes from all sports. He worked as a strength coach for the Patriots as well as Clemson University. In 2010 Joel opened St.Cyr Sports Performance and trained athletes of all ages from middle school students through adults. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College. Joel is available for personal and small group training.
  • Julie-SandersonJulie Sanderson

    Julie has been an exercise enthusiast for 35+ years and enjoys helping individuals and small groups achieve their wellness goals. She is a nationally certified trainer, Multiple Sclerosis Wellness certified and experienced as a Youth Strength Training instructor. Julie loves the outdoors, healthy eating and competitive running. She was a charter member of her local school system's Nutrition Task Force and believes an active lifestyle is a small sacrifice for a lifetime of health. Julie specializes in strength training, weight loss and functional fitness for adults, youth, teens and clients with special considerations. She is excited to design a safe, innovative workout program for you!

  • KristenWilliams Kristen Williams 
    Personal Trainer

    Kristen is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with over fifteen years in the fitness industry. She has enjoyed sports and fitness her whole life. Kristen enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of healthy living. She teaches a variety of classes including Pilates, TRX, and spin. Kristen is an avid runner and cyclist who participates road races, triathlons and scuba diving. Kristen holds a Master's in Health and Wellness Promotion. She is available for personal and small group training.
  • Lisa Karger Lisa Karger
    Pilates Instructor and Barre Instructor

    Lisa is a former dancer, longtime fitness enthusiast, and has been teaching group fitness for many years. She first discovered Pilates many years ago to help alleviate lower back pain and weakness. She immediately fell in love with how Pilates made her feel and how strong it made her which inspired her to become a Pilates Instructor. Lisa draws from her passion of dance and strives to continuously learn and grow so she can challenge her clients to be the best that they can be. Lisa is comprehensively trained through Balanced Body University in Pilates and Barre. Lisa also teaches Barre and TRX. In addition, Lisa has a decor business specializing in children's decor.
  • Marcella Pannenborg Marcella Pannenborg 
    Pilates Instructor & Barre Instructor

    Marcella is a tennis player for our DBH 1 team, longtime fitness enthusiast, and has been teaching Barre and Pilates for the past six years.

    She first discovered Pilates following her doctor’s recommendations 16 yrs. ago as a way to keep her scoliosis in check. She practiced Pilates twice a week to keep her strong and balanced. Allowing her to run daily, play tennis, swim and ski injury free. Fast forward to six years ago, Marcella started taking Bootybarre classes and fell in love with it and became a Bootybarre and Group Exercise AFAA certified instructor. Bootybarre provided a great format for increasing strength, flexibility, alignment, balance and endurance with no impact. Guided by Patty Barron, her mentor she started exploring Pilates courses to further her movement knowledge and found BASI Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training. BASI has a modern approach to the Pilates Repertoire focusing on the client and adapting the exercise to their needs while maintaining the purpose of the exercise. She is BASI Comprehensive Pilates certified for Mat, Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Avalon, Avalon/Spine corrector and Ped a pull.

    Pilates has been an incredible vehicle for her to see gains in clients strength, flexibility and mobility. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities, starting from her ten-year-old son to her eldest client a seventy-four-year-old. Marcella was published in the Basi Student library on her graduate paper “How BASI Pilates Block System Helped My 10 yr. Old Athlete Cease Back Pain”
  • Paula Bogar Paula Bogar 
    Fitness Trainer

    Paula is a fitness professional with a BS in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Health and Physical Education from Penn State. She then went on to UCONN to serve as the athletic trainer for the highly talented UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball team while earning her master's degree in Fitness Management.

    Teaching water fitness classes has been a passion of hers for over 25 years. Paula holds certification through the Aquatic Exercise Association and has been teaching Aqua Fit, Aqua Sport, Senior Swim, and Aqua Jog solely at Kingsbury Club since 2017. She was the owner/personal trainer of Fit in the Pit - a small group, outdoor fitness training provider. Early in her career, Paula worked as a teacher and athletic trainer at The Rivers School and Roxbury Latin.

    When not teaching, Paula enjoys spending time with her three children, husband and hiking partner Max (her dog). She can be found skiing in NH in the winter, kayaking in Narragansett Bay in the summer, hiking in Rocky Woods all year round, and being actively involved in Medfield Girl Scouts.

    She understands the mindset of someone who has put fitness and health on the back burner for a variety of reasons, only to find out as we age or return from injury that it is not so easy to get back on the horse. Paula can help you start and take that first step back to wellness and feeling better. She is available for personal and small group training, both in the gym and in the pool.
  • Steve-GurtowskiSteve Gurtowski

     Confidence in your ability to meet life’s physical demands is one of the key aspects of living well, and Steve is committed to helping you fit fitness into your life.

    Steve has over 24 years of strength, health, and fitness coaching experience under his belt. His training philosophy is based on time-proven practices and grounded in experience and an athletic background. His interest in fitness began as he watched his role model, his grandmother, maintain her strength well into her 80s by staying active and working on her farm. As a result, “keep moving to keep healthy” became the cornerstone of his philosophy.

    One of his core beliefs being that smart fitness training doesn’t rely on high-tech equipment or the latest workout trends. Instead, he uses a mix of sensible strength training, smart lifestyle strategies, and time-tested tools for building strength and conditioning.
    Every client enjoys a personalized training plan with their specific fitness levels and goals in mind, whether it’s building strength for health and longevity or recovering from an injury. He has worked with all groups ranging from youth athletes to grandparents.
    His specialties include: filling the gap between post-physical therapy and full function, helping those with “bad backs”, the active aging population, and desk bound workers feel and move better again.