Sometimes you need the extra guidance and encouragement of a trainer to get the results you desire.
Your Shapes® Personal Trainer
When you sign up for personal training sessions with a Shapes® certified professional trainer know that you are gaining an ally to accompany you on your fitness journey.
We can’t wait to work out with you!
Meet Your Trainer
ACSM, NSCA, NASM Certified Advanced Personal Trainer
Certified in ACE Lifestyle and Weight Management
Seasoned, knowledgeable and caring, I bring a long list of certifications and advanced training with me. My specialties include pre -and post-rehab, pre- and post-natal, hands on stretching, barre. My background, in addition to physical therapy, is ballet, modern dance, and gymnastics with years of coaching and teaching including specialized programs for children.
If you are looking to be stretched, to work on balance, to work with injuries, pre/post surgeries, to train for a marathon or any sport, have arthritis, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, are looking to get in shape, are trying to overcome an eating disorder, or are looking to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, I can help you.
Cathy, who is 65 years young and is originally from Michigan, has been in Group Fitness since 1986. She holds a variety of certifications including ACE Group Fitness, Personal Training, Health Coach, Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Zuma, Piloxing, Johnny G Spinning, Resist-A-Ball/Bands, and more.
Her specialties include working with Seniors, Remedial Exercise, pre and post-rehab, Stretching, Barre, Tabata, and weight training.
I’m a physical therapist and athletic trainer with over 26 years of experience. I love what I do and have followed my passion into the world of fitness. With my background, I can’t help but incorporate corrective techniques and functional movement patterns into training programs. It’s my secret power. My workouts focus on variety: yoga, kickboxing, and anything fun!
WERQ Certified Dance Fitness Instructor
Les Mills Certified Body Attack Instructor
My love for fitness first started with dance. I started taking lessons when I was 5 and I still continue them to this day. My fitness philosophy is that “fitness should be fun and effective.” I have been in the fitness industry for 10 years and it is what I have a passion for. It is my vivacious personality that makes me stand out from the crowd. If you are looking for someone to help you with proper technique and have fun at the same time I’m your trainer. Your results are my reward.
CPT, CES, PCES
Hi there, I am Jen! I am a 39-year-old mom of two, with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. As a Functional Fitness Specialist, I provide science-based training techniques that are necessary for the body to safely and effectively perform better. We will assess fundamental movements to identify limitations and asymmetries to create a conditioning plan that targets your behaviors, health, and performance. We will focus on increasing your capability to build muscle, lose fat, and attain personal goals.
NASM certified personal trainer
RYT200 certified yoga instructor
Certified spin instructor
My mission is to make any and every BODY comfortable no matter who they are, what age they are, or where they are on their fitness journey. When there is so much false information out there, it is important to understand the fundamentals behind the movement in fitness activities. I enjoy training all different types of people. But if you aren’t feeling so good about your current shape or don’t know where to begin, I love being part of your transformation as you see just how much you can achieve!
Certified Personal Trainer
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Loving the outdoors – running, cycling and swimming – I am an Ironman triathlete who wants to share my enthusiasm. As a mindful yogi and nutrition guru I enjoy everything there is to know about fitness and health. You’ll probably see me running around town somewhere… Ahead of the boys! Ask me a question about nutrition. I’d be happy to be help, and likely to have a fun recipe idea, too!
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Trainer since 2014
Registered Yoga Teacher
PoundFit and Zumba certified
I love training clients on all fitness levels. Twice I’ve been the personal trainer a 6-person group of men and women in the Biggest Loser competition. I enjoy training clients utilizing the latest equipment and techniques to improve overall fitness and help them achieve their goals! My strong belief is by listening we can form a strong partnership for your fitness health.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
GROUP FITNESS, BARRE, PILATES, YACEPT
Roni was born and raised in Northern California but has recently moved to Sarasota with her husband and two boys. Her fitness journey started as a cross country and track athlete. Running was an outlet and a moving meditation for her. Roni was then introduced to yoga which changed her life. She was able to take her strength, flexibility, and mindfulness to a new level.
Not only was she improving on the outside, but she was growing on the inside as well. She is currently working through her CPT with NASM and is excited to coach and motivate her clients to reach their goals.
Roni is passionate about fitness and believes her purpose in life is to elevate and empower others. A little more about Roni: She loves Jesus, Hawaiian music, anything sweet, being outside, and above all, family.
Savannah grew up doing competitive dance and through those years also formed a love for strength training. After a year of doing mission work overseas and having limited availability to proper nutrition, Savannah learned how to fuel her body correctly sparking a new passion to pursue nutrition coaching.
When she moved to Sarasota she started her own personal training and nutrition coaching services. She loves getting to meet the needs of her clients and be a part of their health and wellness journey.
Savannah realized that wellness is not a one box fits all so she intentionally creates a unique structure for each person she works with. This could include PT sessions, meal prep, macro calculations, food and supplement recommendations, workout and meal plans.
Suzanne Sinclair Thompson
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Functional Exercise Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Coach
Olympic Weightlifting Coach
For over 13 years, I have had the opportunity to help people reach their health and fitness goals. I have worked with many different clients, each with their own challenges and fitness levels, including pre/post-natal women, seniors, college athletes, and pre/post-surgery rehab for all major joint systems.
My dynamic muscular strength & mobility program utilizes ideologies from both The Pilates Method and The Cross Fit Method. Both styles place Core development as the foundation. I will design a personalized fitness program for you, ensuring long lasting and effective results. This includes nutritional guidance, goal setting, like minded community efforts, and epic amounts of inspiration, motivation and great attitudes!
After her school years spent competing in track, Gail McBain began her fitness career by teaching aerobics classes in Michigan in the early 80s. Gail trained & competed in The Tampa Bay Classic body building competition. Obtained her ACE CPT, AFAA group fitness, Tony Robbins Leadership, Dale Carnegie Leadership certifications. She also won many Employee of the Year, Highest Profitability, National Sales Contests, and Outstanding Performance awards throughout her 30+ years working for Shapes Total Fitness Corporation in Tampa/Sarasota. She was a successful Area Director for 13 Shapes locations before purchasing the Sarasota franchise in 2016.
Client safety is the governing principle of the Shapes® Personal Training Program. The Shapes® Personal Training staff follow standards that have been established by following “PT Best Practices”. The following guidelines ensure that our members are reaching their personal goals in a safe personal training environment.
Shapes® Personal Trainers Will Not:
- Diagnose disease or provide treatment protocols for injuries
- Recommend specific supplements, medicine or curative practices to members for specific illness, injury or health conditions unless the Personal Trainer has additional and necessary credential/certifications
- Train members with a serious diagnosed chronic health condition unless they have specifically trained and been certified to provide training to individuals with such conditions or are following the prescribed and supervised by a physician.
- Begin training with a member until you have completed a comprehensive health history form.
- Offer specific or individualized nutritional advice, unless they have been specifically certified and trained to do so.
“I have been working out with one of the personal trainers and she is amazing! She has been an incredible support in helping me reach my fitness goals. She somehow makes working out fun and is always highly motivating and encouraging. I am so happy to have found a gym where I feel so supported and comfortable working out.” ~Amber