Here to get you results!
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! Check out the biographies below to learn about all the experience our incredible staff brings to the table.
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 16 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 team’s 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, Barre & Yoga
Balanced Body University Mat, Reformer & Tower / ACSM CPT / Evolve Barre / TRIBE Team Training™
Danielle graduated from Jacksonville University in Florida where she received a BFA in Dance. She 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, Reformer & Tower instructor, a certified Evolve Barre instructor and a certified ACSM Personal Trainer. As a trainer, she helps people reach their goals and assists them in finding the sensitivity within each body movement. Danielle’s perspective on living healthfully is influenced by her experience as a working mother of two; understanding that finding a balance between fitness and family is possible!
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). Cheryl also has a Group Exercise Certification through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), teaches strength and conditioning group exercise classes, and is a Tribe Team Training Coach™. She has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and enjoys creating individualized programs that get results for her clients of all ages and abilities. Her primary focus is to teach her clients how to incorporate fitness into their daily lives, making a personal commitment to live healthier and happier lifestyles. Her goal is to motivate her clients to be the best that they can be while working hard and having 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, ranging from fat loss, muscle tone, cardiovascular health, strength training 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.
Lauren Hendry, Personal Trainer
ACSM CPT / Corrective Exercise Specialist / Wellness Coach / Perinatal Fitness Specialist / Evolve Barre / Master Group Fitness Instructor
Since 1987 Lauren has been devoted to making people move. After a transition from dance, Lauren found her passion in group exercise and since, has had the opportunity to experience the fitness boom from aerobics to functional training. Over the decades she has continuously strived to keep up or move beyond the current trends including dance fitness, step, physioball, Gliding, spin, kettlebell, barre, boot camp, TRX, pre/post-natal fitness and recently corrective exercise techniques. Whether working with aspiring athletes, weekend warriors or those looking to simply move better and without pain, Lauren is committed to helping each client reach her potential.
A wife, mother of two, former entrepreneur and director of wellness, Lauren has spent many years juggling work, fitness and family. She understands the importance of balance while recognizing the obstacles that may arise while trying to attain personal goals. Her motto is “everything in moderation”. We cannot do everything 100% and life is full of “everythings”. Choose what is most important to get you to your next level while still being mindful of the other “everythings”
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 experience in all aspects of her fitness career in order to teach, motivate, coach and help others achieve their fitness goals. Linda’s 29 years within the fitness industry have taught her that results come from the amount of effort others are willing to put in, 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.
Michelle Schweitzer, Personal Trainer
ASCM CPT / ACE / TRIBE Team Training™
After a successful career in the corporate world, Michelle became a stay-at-home mom. She always had an enthusiasm for fitness and looked for a way to incorporate it in to her new life as a mother. She soon began attending stroller-based fitness classes, and then jumped at the chance to become an instructor. 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 two kids, Jack and Sadie, and husband, Allen. Michelle believes that fitness and health are lifestyle choices with no finish line.
Kimberly Gill, Personal Trainer
ACSM CPT / Tribe Team Training / RYT 200 Hour
Kimberly has been an avid exerciser and health enthusiast since high school. Her first love of exercise was distance running and weight training. While living in Colorado, she was fortunate to be a part of a coached running club that included marathon and world class runners. After suffering disk issues, Kimberly was looking to heal her back along with multiple over usage injuries. Knowing that she needed to change her workouts and build a new foundation, she discovered the importance of and her passion for yoga and proper body alignment, which eventually led to her certification. Having spent years perfecting her running and weight training, this final component of yoga resulted in a better balance for her life, as well as her profession. Kimberly feels that her knowledge of both personal training and yoga enhances her value as a trainer, as it allows her to present a unique perspective and execution plan when working with clients to achieve their goals. Additionally, she is a devoted follower of proper nutrition, feeling that it is the fuel for our workouts, and that without it our bodies will suffer.
With two sons and a husband that travels for work, Kimberly understands the difficulties of finding time for exercise and nutrition, while juggling a busy home life. When not training clients, she loves spending time with her husband, boys and walking her lovable lab.
Linda Evbu Abel, Personal Trainer
ACSM CPT, Health and Wellness Coach & Holistic Nutritionist,
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Meditation & Mindfulness Coach
Bachelor of Business Management & Communication, Curry College
What is a Holistic Personal Trainer? It’s a personal training that involves discovering the condition of the client’s body internally & externally, to identify postural deficits, musculoskeletal imbalances, current lifestyle (Weight, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Energy, Mental, and Emotional Fitness, Lifestyle) & more. This information is used to meet each client where they are physically and mentally to effectively facilitate the goal attainment process which leads to client success in multiple dimensions.
Linda’s goal as a Holistic Health Practitioner: (with over fifteen years of experience) is to promote adherence & self-reliance to fitness, nutrition & the adoption of a holistic lifestyle. As a Healthy Habit Formation Coach, she’s non-judgmental, an active listener & empathic which ensures that her clients are mentally present not only at the beginning & session’s end but on a moment by moment basis; this promotes mindfulness leading to the development & strengthening of the client’s mind & body connection. In the end, her goal is to have the stimulus become the reward. Therefore, fat loss or muscle gains & healthy lifestyle adoption become byproducts. Her ability to customize her services based on each client’s present moment condition ensures that he/she remains engaged, challenged & successful in reaching his/her Fitness, Nutrition & Lifestyle goals.
After sustaining a severe tibia plateau fracture (plate & screws) over eighteen years ago, Linda’s recovery ignited her desire to adopt a healthy lifestyle & her passion for helping others achieve optimal physical & mental wellbeing. This is done by correcting physical limitations through nutrition, exercise & eliminating any barrier to health & wellness with effective behavior modification techniques.
Linda exercises regularly & follows a low glycemic carbohydrate, gluten free, soy free & a sugar-free nutrition plan; by so doing, she is now a recovered “sugarholic!” Linda not only talks-the-talk but walks-the-walk! Let’s begin your journey to optimal wellness together!
Linda loves nature & is a four-season hike leader with the Blue Hills Hiking Club, an AMC co-leader, road cycles, four-wheels, camps & more.
Samantha Dufresne-Cox , Personal Trainer
ACE / Barre / PiYo
Sam’s background as a professional ballroom dancer inspired her love of fitness at an early age. She began teaching dance and basic gymnastics classes when she was 14. Injuries she sustained as a dancer then led her interests into Pilates and how to heal the body through corrective exercise. She became a certified Barre and PiYo instructor six years ago and was certified as an ACE Personal Trainer this last March. She just recently ended her full time work as a toddler teacher and then nanny to focus on her work in fitness. She feels that combining her unique background and training she is able to give a different twist to personal training. Her focus is to meet people where they are at and be able to inspire them to grow to where they can be. She feels honored to be able to be a part of someone feeling confident, accomplished, and proud.
Besides fitness Sam’s other passions are her family (19 year old son, husband, and 4 step daughters aged 22, 12, 11, and 11), all animals but especially her dog, theatre, dance, and anything in nature.
Pia O'Grady, Pilates Instructor
Balancepoint Pilates Mat & Reformer / AFAA
Pia has been working in the fitness and 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 several fitness videos including Batuka Fitness, Lose 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 Rockport, Reebok, 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.”
Lisa O'Toole, Pilates Instructor
BBU Pilates Mat & Reformer / Evolve Barre / NETA / Pound Fitness / Kettlebell AMPED
Lisa has a true passion for fitness, nutrition and helping others. She feels very blessed to have found a career she loves and feels good about each and every day. As a mother of 3 girls, Lisa understands how difficult it can be finding the proper balance between work, family, fitness and nutrition and feels fortunate to be able to play a part in helping others reach their goals. Lisa has been teaching a wide variety of group fitness classes at Fitness Unlimited for over the past 8 years. Her classes include, but aren’t limited to team kick, strength and conditioning, tabata, barre and Pound. Her most recent passion is the Pilates reformer.
Lisa recently left her career in Pharmaceutical Sales to fulfill her goal of becoming a certified Pilates instructor, being able to concentrate fully on her passion for health and fitness. Lisa believes that through Pilates, you can build strength, length and flexibility without adding any unnecessary strain to your joints. Anyone can do Pilates, and everyone should do Pilates.
Michaela Nielsen, Pilates Instructor
Balanced Body University / Group Fight
Growing up in Germany, Michaela has always been very active, bouncing around playing soccer, tennis, skiing and swimming. She also enjoys art and design.
While studying biology, she started going to the gym and enjoyed fitness classes and classical strength training. She has always felt invigorated and energized by physical activity (especially in combination with music) and finds that it has always positively impacted her mood, creativity, and overall well-being. In line with that, she adopted a vegetarian/vegan diet and became very mindful of nutrition.
Michaela moved to Boston in 2001 to do research addressing the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory at major academic institutions. Once she had her sons, she decided to stay at home to raise them and this afforded her the time to pursue her art/design and exercise. She has enjoyed studying about the lasting benefits of a healthy diet combined with physical activity.
Michaela has been a very active member of Fitness Unlimited since 2011; participating in Group Fight, boxing, interval classes, and pilates reformer classes. She fell in love with Pilates. She feels that Pilates has so much to offer to everybody, from the novice to the athlete. She especially likes how Pilates can help a person with injuries and movement impairments.
Michaela is thrilled that her passion for pilates has become a new career. She is committed to supporting other busy women of all ages to become healthier and happier by strengthening, conditioning, stretching, and simply paying attention to their bodies in a way that suits them and their lives.