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JOSEPH FRANCE

ABOUT

Joey comes from a big family (he is the eldest of 15 siblings!) and has always called the Cape home. He is talented and trained in multiple sports and has played more than 8 years of semi-professional football. Joey genuinely enjoys working with others and finding ways to motivate them. He is a proud father of 2 beautiful girls.

Certified Rock Steady Coach
Certified UNAA Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

jaime gilrein

Manager

ABOUT

Jaime has a degree in Exercise Science along with various certifications in different fitness specialties. She has been an active coach on Cape Cod for over 15 years, and with over a thousand hours under her belt, she is considered a master trainer. Jaime appreciates the freedom that health and wellness allow, as well as the social and emotional therapy they provide. When hearing and learning about Rock Steady Boxing and how it can benefit so many on the Cape, she had to be involved in bringing that feeling of wellness, community and hope to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Degree in Exercise Science
Ace-Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Rock Steady Coach
Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1

Box n’ Burn Certified Level 1
Kettlebell Level 1 Instructor
Crossfit Level 1 Instructor
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

Autumn Harrington

ABOUT

Autumn was born and raised on Cape Cod, and grew up with a love for physical activities. Starting at the age of 6 (after only a few short years of attempted ballet classes) she turned her energy toward gymnastics. There, she found her passion for flips and balance beams, and spent the next 10+ years dedicating herself to the sport. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Bryant University and spent 3 years living and working in Boston, but now has returned home to the Cape to find her passion again. With her love for people, positive energy, and working hard, you can now find her at Forte coaching Ninja classes and greeting clients at Reception on a daily basis!

Certified Rock Steady Coach
Certified UNAA Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

RYAN KOMICH

Assistant Manager

ABOUT

Ryan has been coaching since 2010. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in sports management from Western New England University and a soon-to-be Master’s degree in exercise science from Springfield College/United States Sports Academy. He is currently certified in UNAA, Rock Steady Boxing, and is an ACE-certified personal trainer. Ryan loves combat sports and has competed in them since 2002, including wrestling, jiu jitsu, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.

Ace-Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Rock Steady Coach
Certified UNAA Coach
Box n’ Burn Certified Level 1
Certified in StrongFirst Kettlebell Fundamentals
Hardstyle Fit Kettlebell Certified Lvl 1

Certified Institute of Human Performance Instructor
IHP Octagon Certified
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

Jake Leitner

ABOUT

Jake grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, but moved to Yarmouth in 2018. High school
football is what first brought him into the weight room and that’s where his passion for fitness began. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Merrimack College. He’s a NASM-certified personal trainer experienced in weight-lifting, strength and conditioning and boxing. His interests include football, wrestling, MMA and kayaking. He’s always looking for opportunities and experiences to better
himself as a trainer.

Degree in Exercise Science
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Rock Steady Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

ALEX MACDONALD

ABOUT

Alex is a fitness enthusiast who thrives on competition and has a passion for helping others through training. His favorite sports are tennis and MMA (and not just because he could pass for Connor McGregor). Outside of the gym, Alex enjoys learning about health and history, never tiring of gaining more and more knowledge.

Certified UNAA Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

Kaylin Orr

ABOUT

Coach KO grew up a competitive gymnast and now has been in the fitness industry for over 18 years, working at and managing gyms. Her first love was for coaching kickboxing, followed by bootcamp and conditioning classes. More recently, she’s added yoga and meditation to her repertoire. She specializes in BAND work — as in resistance bands! Kettlebells and Bosu are high on the list too. Her favorite exercise is a squat jump.

Certified Rock Steady Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

meredith Ruff

Owner

ABOUT

Meredith is a music teacher and early childhood specialist who began boxing for her own health and fitness in 2015. After her longtime friend and mentor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, she was inspired to become involved with Rock Steady. She opened Forte after realizing the need Cape Cod had for such a program.

Certified Rock Steady Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified

DAVID VERGARA

Ninja Director

ABOUT

Dave has spent several years coaching and training for ninja warrior competitions. In addition to being a UNAA certified ninja coach, he is an ACE-certified personal trainer and sports performance specialist. He has extensive experience in both weight-lifting and boxing and is a certified Rock Steady boxing coach. Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Originally becoming involved with ninja as a super fan, getting stronger and gaining self confidence are what David now enjoys most about the sport.

Ace-Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Rock Steady Coach

Certified UNAA Coach
CPR/First-Aid/AED Certified