Meet our Training Team

As the leading women's health club on the south shore, our certified personal trainers, pilates instructors and yoga instructors are here to get you results!

Ann Marie Boylan, Personal Trainer

Director of Personal Training
ACE CPT / CSCS / BTS / TRIBE Team Training

Ann Marie has been working in the Fitness industry for over sixteen years as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Manager.  She holds a BS in Exercise Science and is ACE, CSCS, BTS and Group Kick Certified.

For eight years she was a Personal Trainer and the Fitness Director at the Boston Racquet Club.  She has trained the Wentworth College Hockey, Basketball and Baseball teams, and has consulted for the Lake Superior Hockey teams’ conditioning programs. 

She believes that 85% of being fit is just showing up and putting efforts into focusing on results and not excuses! After becoming a mother of two children, Ann Marie has learned to balance kids, work, fitness, and fun!

Danielle Miller, Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer

Director of Pilates,
Balanced Body University Mat & Reformer / ACSM CPT / Evolve Barre / TRIBE Team Training

Danielle graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida where she received a BFA in Dance.  She has studied dance in Germany and France and has worked with many local professional modern dance companies such as SPUNK and Company, Urbanity Dance and BoSoma.  Danielle started working at Fitness Unlimited with a goal of expanding her knowledge of the relationship between dance and fitness. 

She is a certified Balanced Body University Pilates Mat and Reformer instructor, a certified Evolve Barre instructor and a certified ACSM Personal Trainer.

As a trainer she is there to help people reach their goals and to assist them in finding the sensitivity within each body movement.  Danielle’s perspective on living healthfully is highly influenced by her experience as a working mother; understanding that finding a balance between fitness and family is possible!



Alison Hilt Vardaro, Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer

Pilates Education Specialist
STOTT Pilates Mat & Equipment / ACSM & AFAA CPT / Evolve Barre / TRIBE Team Training

As Education Specialist at Fitness Unlimited, Alison brings over 3 decades of experience to her clients. The fitness industry has evolved so much since Jane Fonda introduced us all to leg warmers! One thing has stayed consistent however, diet and exercise go hand in hand, and you really cannot outrun a bad diet. It is important that both are addressed.  Also, Alison believes that everything stems from the core. Whether a distance runner or a serious weight lifter, a strong core offers you the protection of stability and strength.  Since she is certified in both personal training and Pilates, Alison likes to combine both disciplines to offer her clients the knowledge and programs they need to meet their fitness goals. Please contact Alison at 617-413-4875 via text or email her at alisonvardaro@gmail.com

Liz Allard, Personal Trainer

ACSM CPT / BS / TRIBE Team Training / TRX / Pre & Post Natal

As a life-long athlete, Liz's career in personal training began in hopes of sharing her passion for fitness with others. Liz has been training at Fitness Unlimited since 2008. She has a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire. She is an A.C.S.M. Certified personal trainer. She is also TRX, Tribe Team training and pre and post-natal certified.

When outside of the gym-Liz lives an active lifestyle every minute of every day. Her motto is “You have one life to live-live it!” which she does with her three little girls Anna, Evelyn and Caitlyn.

Cheryl Chandler, Personal Trainer

ACSM CPT / Cancer Exercise Specialist / TRIBE Team Training / AFAA

Cheryl Chandler is a Certified Personal Trainer and Cancer Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. She enjoys creating individualized programs that get results for her clients.  Cheryl works well with clients of all ages and abilities. Her primary focus is to teach her clients how to incorporate fitness into their daily lives, make a commitment to themselves and live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Cheryl also has a Group Exercise Certification through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA); she teaches strength and conditioning group exercise classes and is a Tribe Team Training Coach.  Her goal is to motivate her clients to be the best that they can be, work hard and have fun!

Cheryl McDermott, Personal Trainer

BS / CSCS / ACE CPT / FMSC / TRIBE Team Training

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience helping women of all fitness levels achieve personal success.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Fitness from Springfield College and is a nationally certified strength and conditioning coach, group fitness instructor and functional movement screen member.  Cheryl has designed innovative exercise programs that create results.  These exercise programs range from fat loss, muscle tone, cardiovascular health, strength and sport specific training.  She trains beginner through advanced exercisers, including post physical therapy. Cheryl is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, Functional Movement Systems and the American Heart Association. She is currently the Fitness Coordinator of the Reggie Lewis Center. Cheryl can be reached on her cell: 617-899-2969 or by email chmcdermott@comcast.net

Whitney Miller, Personal Trainer & Yoga Instructor

ACSM & ACE CPT / CYT-200 / TRIBE Team Training

Whitney has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island in Biomedical Engineering. After working in several areas of medical research she decided to leave her full time job and make a career out of what she was passionate about - health and fitness.

Whitney is a certified personal trainer through ACSM and ACE, as well as a certified yoga instructor. She strongly believes in the mind-body connection, and the tremendous impact staying physically active can have on the way you handle every day challenges. Whitney enjoys watching clients achieve their goals and exceed their own expectations. Since having a baby, she has found it more important than ever to prioritize health and set an example for her son.

Michelle Schweitzer, Personal Trainer

ASCM CPT / ACE / TRIBE Team Training

After a successful career in the corporate world, Michelle decided to become a stay at home mom shortly after her first child was born.  She always had an enthusiasm for fitness and looked for a way to incorporate it in to her new life. She soon began attending stroller based fitness classes and when the chance to become an instructor presented itself, she jumped at the opportunity. She received her group fitness instructor certification within a year after her son was born and soon after her daughter was born became a certified personal trainer. Teaching moms how to incorporate fitness in to their busy schedules became more than just a way to stay in shape, it became her passion.

Michelle lives in Milton with her 2 kids, Jack and Sadie and husband, Allen. Michelle believes that fitness and health are lifestyle choices with no finish line.

Linda Walsh, Personal Trainer

ACSM CPT / AFAA / TRX / Madd Dogg / TRIBE Team Training

Linda has been working in the fitness industry for 29 years. She started as a group aerobics instructor in 1987 and since then has become a spinning instructor, fitness director, general manager, and personal trainer.

Linda likes to utilize her 29 years of experience in all aspects of her fitness career in order to teach, motivate, coach and help others achieve their fitness goals. She likes to demonstrate her true passion for fitness, health, and overall well-being by using her years of experience to help others improve their lifestyle. Linda’s 29 years within the fitness industry has taught her that results come from the amount of effort others are willing to put into their own exercises, and the ability to make smart, healthy eating decisions. She encourages others who are looking to improve their lifestyle to push themselves in order to become the greatest version of themselves they are capable of being.

Pia O'Grady, Pilates Instructor

Balancepoint Pilates Mat & Reformer / AFAA

Pia has been working in the fitness & dance industry for over 20 years. As a former hip hop dancer and choreographer, she has performed all over the country and in Indonesia.

Pia has appeared in the following fitness videos: Batuka FitnessLose the Last 10 pounds with Denise Austin, Kick, Jab, & Burn with Tracey Mallett, Tighter Assets television series with Tammilee Webb, and The Method for Fit TV & Comcast. She has been a featured fitness model for RockportReebok, Cybex, and IDEA fitness magazine. Pia is a presenter for New England Fitness Company sharing her love of dance, choreography, and pilates with new instructors. She is certified through Balancepoint Pilates for Mat & Reformer and maintains an AFAA Primary Group Exercise certification. Her favorite quote is “No one ever said I regret that workout.”

Ellen Clisham, Yoga Instructor

CYT 200

Ellen began practicing yoga in 2004 after many years of trying to find the right form of physical exercise for herself.  Her first yoga teacher was so inspiring she immediately knew she was on the right path.  Gradually, Ellen's yoga practice was affecting more than just her physical body.  She noticed more patience and a clear understanding of a meaningful life.  In 2010, Ellen decided to change careers and enrolled in a yoga teacher training in order to share the tremendous benefits that she had experienced with others.

Her training was heavily focused in power vinyasa flow, teaching all levels of students in weekly classes and co-teaching specialized yoga workshops.  Ellen's approach to teaching is to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere where students can discover different capabilities within themselves.  During each class, she hopes to inspire and motivate others to challenge themselves so they may also experience newness to their lives.  As a long-time member of Fitness Unlimited, Ellen is honored to teach in the very studio where her awakening began.

Elyse Foster, Yoga Instructor

ERYT / REIKI Master / Certified Pilates Instructor

Elyse is an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with the National Yoga Alliance, a certified Pilates instructor and Reiki Master. She has been teaching yoga and pilates since 2006.  Elyse feels that yoga and its teachings have completely changed her life. Without these teachings and practice, she feels like she would be a hot mess all the time! Now she can begin to get herself together in those moments where she is losing it.

When Elyse first started her journey with yoga, she didn't really understand the purpose of the movements, or the breath, or the concentrations, but she kept going back because of the teacher. She made her feel safe, supported, worthy and for the first time in her life, she felt comfortable in her own skin...and it had nothing to do with the way she looked. In a nurturing, compassionate way she helped Elyse to feel again. It was because of her that she wanted to become a yoga teacher. She wanted to do for others what her instructor had done for her.

Elyse is a graduate of Finding Inner Peace Yoga School and the Sacred Seeds of Yoga School.  She is grateful to her teacher, Suzanne Higgins, for making her believe she is Devine. Jene Rossi showed Elyse how to fully speak her truth and connect to her power. Jacqui Bonwell has not only greatly influenced her teaching; she has helped her to heal. Alex Amorosi guided her home. Elyse is forever grateful to her teachers.  She hopes to touch the hearts of others, the way these teachers have for her. Photo credit: Tracy Rodriguez Photography.

Janine Ronayne, Yoga Instructor & Pilates Instructor

CYT / Certified Pilates Instructor / AFAA

Janine is an aerobics, Pilates and yoga instructor at Fitness Unlimited. Her passion for fitness started when dancing as a professional ballerina and developed into a love for teaching after retiring and looking to promote lean, toned bodies for participants of group fitness.

She was aerobics trained through Northeastern University and is AFAA group fitness certified, Pilates trained through Power Pilates and Hatha yoga certified through the Shambhavanada School. She holds a BA in Health Science and has her masters degree in Physician Assistant studies. By day she works at Brigham and Women's Hospital as PA in primary care. In her free time she enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends.


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