Allison Faria, the manager at Fitness Together in Barrington and a trainer at the studio for eight years, has bought the studio from Matthew Gagliano, who owned the business for a decade.
Gagliano, who also owns the Fitness Together studio in Lincoln has bought another studio in Mansfield, MA.
“I’m committed to providing the same high level of service that has earned our studio an exceptional reputation,” Faria said. “We are changing lives by helping people to achieve their goals, whether it’s helping a grandmother to keep up with her young grandchildren, or a serious golfer trimming a few strokes off their score.”
Faria, who lives in East Providence, is a Kinesiology graduate from the University of Rhode Island, and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).
Besides personal training, Faria coached the Barrington/Mt.Hope/Portsmouth Girls Hockey Co-op, as an assistant and head coach. She gave up coaching last year.
“I loved coaching the girls, but I needed to remain focused on my goal of owning my own studio,” Faria said. “I know that what we do often goes far beyond the physical training. There’s a special bond that develops between a trainer and client.”
During her career, Faria has worked with clients, helping motivate them to overcome individual challenges. She has effectively worked with clients that have limitations as well as special medical concerns. She successfully has helped those with diabetes/pre-diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia and aging issues (balance, osteoporosis, weakness, and general fatigue).
With the exception of Gagliano, the staff remains the same, and includes University of Rhode Island graduates Erskine McIntosh and Carl Martone, MTTI graduates Steve Lombari and Sapheap Long, and Robyn McFetters, a University of Maine graduate. Fitness Together is the premier, private-suite personal training studio offering clients a custom fitness and nutrition experience.
Founded in 1996, Fitness Together was born out of a trainer’s desire to take control of his future and fulfill his entrepreneurial desires. With over 170 locations nationwide, Fitness Together continues to inspire its owners and clients to propel their future and live their best lives.