Our Health and Fitness Coaches
Get Fit at the Fort with an amazing variety of fitness classes, personal training, corporate wellness, and weight loss programs led by an upbeat, experienced staff of certified health and fitness coaches.
Our coaches are certified specialists in a wide range of health and fitness areas: Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, Health Coaching, TRX Suspension Training, First Aid/CPR, Yoga, Nutrition and Wellness, Barre, Mad Dog Spin, Performance Enhancement, Speed and Agility, Injury Prevention, Burdenko Method, and MMA Coaching. Our coaches perform over 130 personal training sessions per week! They lead 40 fun classes on site per week – Bootcamp fitness classes, TRX Suspension Training classes, Barre classes, Kickboxing classes, FMX, Yoga and Iron Strength Training classes. Our coaches also lead 10 small group personal training sessions per week. And finally, they instruct 25 Corporate Wellness sessions weekly at businesses around Central New Hampshire, fostering productivity and great health in the workplace. Fortitude Health and Training’s staff are seasoned, respected, award winning professionals who bring their very best day in and day out to help you to become your very best!
Lisa and Danielle offer 58 years collective experience of motivation, camaraderie, respect and FUN. Along with their staff, The Fort is a place where everyone feels welcome and accepted.
As Co-Owner and CEO, Lisa Maria-Booth brings 27 years of fitness industry experience to Fortitude Health and Training. Certified as a Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with American Fitness Professionals Association, a Nutrition and Wellness Coach with AFPA , Core Power Yoga Instructor, Schwinn and Mad Dogg Indoor Cycle certified, and also Barre certified, Lisa is absolutely passionate about helping people to live healthy lifestyles through creative, fun exercise and smart nutrition.
She offers her clients and members a variety of exercise options including strength, flexibility, interval, cycle and kickbox training, always able to keep the sessions fun, ability appropriate yet challenging. Specialties include sports conditioning, weight loss and wellness counseling. Lisa also specializes in working with special populations, people with limitations and disabilities. Lisa has served thousands of NH adults and children.
Lisa and her family enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, tennis, waterskiing. Volunteerism and giving back has always been a focus for her, having served on numerous Boards and non profits throughout the State. Lisa’s most recent initiative has been the creation of a program at The Fort to offer underprivileged, athletically gifted high school students pro bono training in a positive inspiring environment. In addition to co-owning Fortitude Health and Training, Lisa co-owns FortCycle and GreenBike Organic Smoothies with her husband, David. Lisa was named Outstanding Woman in Business NH 2018 by The NH Business Review. Come have Fun With Us At The Fort!!
As a Certified Personal Trainer with AFAA, Danielle Perreault believes everyone has a limitless potential and that their wellness journey is personal and should be tailored to them. She understands the importance of embracing a healthy lifestyle and the balance it brings to people’s lives.
Danielle offers creative, fun, and challenging ways to help members and clients achieve their goals. With 25 years of experience leading bootcamps, youth running, sports conditioning and core/stability training programs, and as a group exercise instructor with the YMCA, she has found success with hundreds of clients. She also holds a certification in TRX Suspension Training, as a First Aid/CPR instructor with the American Red Cross, as a Core Power Yoga instructor, as a Nutrition and Wellness Coach with APFA, and is Barre certified.
Danielle grew up in Manchester and still resides here today with her two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, adventure races, hiking, and taking advantage of all that New Hampshire has to offer.
Jennifer is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and is Barre certified. She received her A.S. in Exercise Science from Manchester Community College. Jennifer has acquired a great amount of experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels.
The focus of her training has been on general fitness, weight loss, injury prevention, sports specific goals, and senior fitness. She offers a variety of exercise options to her clients including: bootcamp, running programs, strength training, flexibility/core training, and interval training.
Whatever your goals, Jennifer will help you achieve them. Her dedication is to the well-being and success of her clients; her ultimate goal is to empower her clients to live a healthy lifestyle.
Kirstin (aka KK) has been a certified fitness professional for 18 years with AFAA. She is an AFPA Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach and ACE Sports Performance Specialist. Kirstin is a true believer in fueling the body properly before and after activity to achieve the best results. She is an avid cyclist and certified Spinning instructor. Kirstin teaches TRX, Bootcamp, Kickbox , Barre and focuses on mobility, functional training and trigger point performance.
You name it, she has trained it …. marathoners, triathletes, skiers, lacrosse, soccer and baseball players of all ages. Stronger, faster, smarter! Kirstin is a member of Fortitude’s team of award-winning personal trainers, coaching individuals and small groups to help them become their very best!
Kirstin lives in Manchester, where she is a Varsity Lacrosse coach. She loves to be outdoors with her 2 teenagers, snowboarding, kayaking and on her paddle board.
Drew’s goal is to create individualized programs using current research and to set an environment where Fortitude’s clients and athletes want to motivate themselves from within. He is driven by his passion to help others reach their potential no matter their obstacles. Drew specializes in movement analysis to prevent injury, and has a background in orthopedic rehabilitation to help clients post injury. He trains clients of all ages and abilities and draws on his background in football development, distance running, golf, skiing and snowboarding when training athletes to perform their best in their sport.
Drew is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science with a concentration in Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement. He is also a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM, a Certified Speed & Agility Specialist through NASE as well as Certified Burdenko Method Instructor. Drew worked with a variety of team athletes while volunteering as an Assistant Strength Coach at St. Anselm College.
In his free time you can find Drew outside snowboarding, hiking or playing golf.
Kevin has been committed to living a fit life since his college years. After playing football for Tufts University, he began running. Kevin has completed multiple marathons, triathlons and an ironman. He loves working with and inspiring people, so instructing comes naturally.
Kevin is Spin, Ripped and Tabata certified and is also a high school football coach. He also is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor with the AFAA. Join him for class as he loves trying new and challenging workouts; he’ll have you pushing yourself to new limits while having fun!
Kevin lives in Manchester with his wife and two sons.
Rhonda has been in the fitness industry since 1989. She leads group exercise classes, Pilates’, Barre and personal trains adults and children. Rhonda lives by the belief that daily exercise promotes good health, focus and eliminates stress. She has amassed a variety of credentials with AFAA including, Personal Trainer, Pilates’, Yoga, circuit and resistance training. Rhonda is also AFPA Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant and Silver Sneaker Certificated specializing in working with a senior population.
Rhonda lives in Manchester with her husband and two boys.
Coach Mikey’s life long passion for playing sports ultimately led to coaching and training. He got his start with strong man training and has over time turned his focus and expertise to include functional-based training. Coach Mikey has been certified as an MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach levels 1 and 2 for over 10 years. His experience ranges from one-on-one coaching to large group and fight-based training where he feeds off of the energy, and is able to be 100% himself, creating a motivating and fun atmosphere! He uses his injury prevention knowledge to help others grow in the MMA and strength training arena. Mikey believes that whatever you fight for everyday, do it with purpose and heart.
Gillian began her love of fitness, athletics, coaching and training at a young age. She was a two sport athlete through high school and then went on to play collegiate softball as a catcher. After graduating college, she worked for two years as an assistant softball coach and strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level.
Gillian is certified in MMA Fighter Fitness and as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She enjoys teaching kickboxing technique as well as strength and conditioning.
She enjoys working with other people and helping them to realize their own strength, inside and out. When she is not coaching or training, you can find her working on her own fitness and technique. She also enjoys testing her own limits and challenging herself by participating in obstacle course races as well as kickboxing.
Gillian’s goal for her classes and clients is to help people become more awesome today than they were yesterday and encourage them to become the best versions of themselves that they can be.
Ashley’s love for ballet came at an early age of two and progressed throughout her teenage years. She took a step away to try cheerleading, dance and gymnastics throughout high school and college. Ever-active and always searching for a new challenge, she has participated in a variety of activities enjoying Pilates, Spin and Yoga. Ashley enjoys helping everyone become successful with their exercise goals regardless of their age, starting fitness condition or limitations. Ashley graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She holds certifications in Barre and Pilates. Years later Ashley has returned to her first passion, implementing other forms of fitness she has learned over the years to really intensify the workout. Come join Ashley at the barre!
Kathy has been athletic her entire life. Her experience includes teaching spinning/cycling, TRX and aerobics classes for over 25 years. She is a marathon runner as well as an avid recreational runner with friends. Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for Athletic Alliance.
Kathy firmly believes anyone can become fit and healthy if surrounded by dedicated friends with common goals. She looks forward to sharing her stories with you as you meet your goals and get Fit at The Fort! Kathy grew up and resides in Manchester with her husband, Peter.
Chelsy is a 200 hour yoga alliance certified instructor, as well as a health and fitness enthusiast. She teaches a vinyasa style flow that incorporates both flowing and holding of postures, with an emphasis on the use of breathwork. Her classes are intended to help you gain strength, flexibility and balance; in both body and mind. She always provides variations and modifications in her teaching, as she strongly feels yoga should be available to everyone, no matter age or experience. She hopes to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Chelsy has been a middle school educator for seventeen years and has coached track, dance, soccer and currently runs a yoga group for teens. In her free times she loves to be in nature hiking, running, kayaking and skiing. She lives in Manchester with her husband and daughter.
Tina is a Certified Personal Trainer with AFAA and has been involved in fitness her entire life. She was a gymnast from a young age through high school, and has taught group classes in everything from Pilates, step, core boards, kickboxing, aerobics, spin, boot camp, and muscle hour.
Tina is passionate about sharing her love of fitness with others and is always open to fun and exciting new formats and challenges. She is focused on balancing strength, core and cardio work so that everyone can achieve his/her goals without injury.
Tina loves running and her favorite thing to do is be with her three teenagers, watching them compete in their various sports and activities.