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 upbeat, experienced staff of certified health and fitness coaches.

Our coaches are certified or specialists in a wide range of health and fitness areas: Personal Training, TRX Suspension Training, First Aid/CPR, Core Power Yoga, Nutrition and Wellness, Barre, Mad Dog Spin, Strength & Conditioning (NSCA), Performance Enhancement (NASM), Speed (NASE) Burdenko Method, and Brazilian Capoeira. Our coaches lead 37 fun classes per week – Bootcamp fitness classes, TRX Suspension Training classes, Barre classes, Kickboxing classes, and Iron Strength Training classes.

Lisa and Danielle offer 50 years collective experience of motivation, camaraderie, respect and FUN. Along with their staff of 10, The Fort is a place where everyone feels welcome and accepted.

Co-Owner and CEO

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.


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.

Coach and Head Trainer

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.


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.


Kirstin (aka KK) has been a certified fitness professional for 16 years with AFAA. She is an AFPA Personal Trainer and ACE Health Coach. 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 brings a background in strength, circuit, functional training and SPIN to The Fort. He loves to work with clients and athletes of all ages. Drew is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), a Certified Speed Specialist (NASE) and a Certified Burdenko Method Instructor.

Drew also has extensive knowledge in the orthopedic rehabilitation field and knows how to recondition patients optimally when returning to activity. His goal is to set an environment where his clients and athletes want to motivate themselves from within and is driven by his passion to help others reach their potential no matter what their obstacles.

In his free time Drew enjoys biking, hiking, golf, football coaching and snowboarding.

Coach and Trainer

Loud, Fun, and Motivating! That’s Paul. With 16 years of football, hockey and wrestling experience, Paul’s main focus is MMA. He has been an MMA fighter for the past 7 years, including 5 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  His certifications include ACE Personal Trainer and Group Instructor as well as Peer Fitness Instructor and MMA. Check out his dynamic classes as well as coaching boxing and personal training one on one!  In his free time Paul enjoys his kids, cars and motorcycles and is an passionate member of of the 170 lb weight class of Team Link Hooksett, NH.  His amateur record is 6-1….he is a force to be reckoned with and is ready to help you to become your best self!


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.


Joe finds his inspiration in the following quote:

“Fear has two meanings. Forget everything and run or Face everything and rise. The choice is yours.” 

-Author unknown. 

Joe holds an advanced striking certification through Roufusport Mixed Martial Arts Academy with a focus on Muay Thai Kickboxing in order to bring you his very best.

 Joe enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, drawing, writing, reading, watching movies and listening to music. He is down to earth, positive, caring and compassionate. He is also focused, determined and goal oriented which is why you can count on him to provide inspiration and motivation every chance he gets. 


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.


Rhonda has been in the fitness industry since 1989. She leads group exercise classes and also personal trains adults and children. Rhonda lives by the belief that daily exercise promotes good health, focus and eliminates stress.

Having worked at several gyms over the years, she has amassed a variety of credentials with AFAA including Personal Trainer, Pilates, yoga, circuit and resistance training . Rhonda is also Silver Sneaker certified, specializing in working with the senior population.

Rhonda lives in Manchester with her husband and two boys.


Melissa is certified as a Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine and is also group exercise certified. Her experience includes group Bootcamps, pre-teen strength & conditioning programs, the YMCA’s Livestrong program, leading Cancer survivor wellness programs and coaching 5k beginner running groups.

Melissa enjoys different exercise formats, including strength training, running and interval training using a wide variety of fitness equipment. Having been through her own weight loss journey and maintained it for several years, she loves to help others find their own paths to fitness and health.

Melissa is a second grade teacher and has worked for the Manchester School District for 20 years. She loves being with her two nieces and two nephews, working out/running with friends, and competing in triathlons.


Andres has been a friend and coach at The Fort since its opening! He holds a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and has experience in leading group classes, strength training, and working one-on-one with clients to help them meet their personal goals. Andres also enjoyed his work as a personal trainer at multiple YMCA sites, including Denver, CO. He has a variety of certification areas ranging from cardio and stretching to core and flexibility training. Andres’ favorite part of training is empowering people to have confidence and have fun within their capabilities.

Andres is a long-time Manchester resident and enjoys working in the community as a Financial Services Associate at Members First Credit Union. He grew up playing soccer, enjoys playing basketball, and has recently developed a new interest in hiking the White Mountains. Andres brings his passion for fitness into his work at Fortitude and enjoys seeing clients meet their goals.



Fortitude Digs Deep to Give Back

Over 15 Fortitude reps volunteered their time, energy and muscle to help Families in Transition with their Hollows Community Garden.

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Lisa Maria-Booth Receives Outstanding Women in Business Award

NH Business Review has selected Lisa to receive this esteemed award to recognize her professional accomplishments, leadership and vision.

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Just a few spots are open for our Resolve small group training sessions starting November 13th. These 6-week sessions will get you in amazing shape before the holidays hit. YOU CAN DO IT!

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Free childcare Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 10:00am and Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:45pm. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Get in Touch!

775 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101

603-493-4244 (Lisa)
603-854-2002 (Danielle)