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Samantha McChesney, MS
Owner
Personal Trainer
Group Exercise Instructor

I am here to help YOU reach your health and fitness goals!!! I have been involved in the fitness industry since I was 14 years old when I started my first job filing paper work at a Physical Therapy Clinic. Since then I have worked at the same clinic, a gym, coached cheerleading from Pop Warner to High School to All Stars, and taught strength and conditioning classes to a retirement community. My experiences have allowed me to work with people from the ages of 4 to 96 years old. 

 

At 7 years old I fell in love with exercise when I began playing baseball. From there I went on to play softball for 8 years. In high school I began cheerleading and continued softball. I was a varsity athlete for 10 seasons and a softball and cheerleading captain my senior year. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with an elite rugby team while studying abroad in Ireland. This experience gave me an international view of exercise.

 

My Bachelor's Degree is in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science and Health Fitness from Bridgewater State University. During my undergraduate, I studied Sport Science for a semester at the University of Limerick in Ireland. I received my Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Science at Lasell College. I am very passionate about continuing education and consistently stay up to date with new and current training modalities.

 

I opened this business in hopes of fulfilling my dream of helping others become the best versions of themselves and live a long, healthy, and active lifestyle. There was a point in time when my personal medical issues had become overwhelming. Through that experience I was at the highest weight I had ever been and was unhappy with the way I looked and how I felt. I went on to lose 35 pounds through a simple change in my eating habits and a more focused approach to training. I quickly saw my confidence increase, my energy levels became much higher, and I felt as though I could achieve anything that I truly put my mind to. 

 

My goal is to teach my clients that living a healthy lifestyle does not need to be boring or take up a lot of time in our busy schedules. I will help you reach your goals and be that 24/7 support that you feel as though you have always needed. Allow me to help you become confident, motivated, and successful. 

-Samantha McChesney

B.S. Exercise Science

M.S. Rehabilitation Science

Ever since I was a little kid I have always been fascinated with exercise and sports. I have been in the fitness industry/sports performance world for over a decade. During that time I have worked with youth, high school, college, and professional athletes. A well developed fitness and nutrition program will take you to levels of happiness and self confidence some can only dream of. After leaving the world of athletics I decided to go back to school to earn my PhD in order to help people with the most current science information about how their body works and how healthy eating and exercise can be the bridge to all their goals in life. I work hard to make sure all clients understand why they are doing the things I ask them to do. Come try a class! 

B.S. Exercise Science

M.S. Strength and Conditioning

PhD Exercise Physiology

Dr. Chris Swart, CSCS
Group Exercise Instructor
Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Coach

A lifelong resident of the south shore, Nate Tellen is a trainer with a unique story that lead him to a career in exercise. Born with a physical disability and unable to participate in sports, he spent his time with his nose in books and playing music, being told that it was fine not participate in physical activities with his peers because he was different from other kids his age. As time went on, he came to realize no one understood how to deal with the physical challenges he faced better than he did, so he took it into his own hands to turn this obstacle into a means to educate himself on how to adapt and overcome his disability. He now uses the same skills he learned through his own struggles to help his clients become the best version of themselves possible.

B.S. Exercise Science- in progress

Nate Tellen
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Group Exercise Instructor
Personal Trainer

Fitness and movement have always been important to me throughout my life. Whether it be through sports, weight training, or running long distances, I love to constantly challenge my body. I graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017, where I played basketball and received my degree in Exercise Science. Through various jobs in personal training, group training, and within the physical therapy field, I have learned a lot about the human body. However, I am always open and striving to learn more everyday. I truly enjoy working with clients of all ages, watching them reach goals they never thought were possible.

B.S. Exercise Science

Steph DeSantis
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Group Exercise Instructor
Personal Trainer
Raquel Suchy

I've always had a passion for caregiving whether it’s in an educational or healthcare setting. I thrive to bring nurturing and developmentally appropriate care to children of all ages. I began my journey six years ago while working as an infant daycare teacher. While attending Curry College, I built a background in child development and child psychology which led me to work within a South Shore-based Early Intervention facility, as well as, become a part of the Boston Children’s Hospital team. This is where I learned developmentally appropriate practices and activities to effectively enhance all areas of development. On a personal note, I have been training with Challenge Fitness for years, which is where I found a true love for exercise. Through this process, I have also learned how exercise is necessary for a child's development. My child-centered educational experience is much like fitness, you need to educate, nurture your body, and immerse yourself in an environment that is created for personal, physical and mental growth. 

 

Certifications:

Has met professional requirements within Massachusetts’s Early Education and Care (EEC) Out of School Time Educator competencies 

Infant, Toddler & Preschool Certified

First-Aid & CPR Certified