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.

Lisa, Co-Owner & CEO
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.  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!!

Danielle, Co-Owner

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.

Lauren has always had a passion for fitness and exercise – as a cheerleader and gymnast in high school and as a cross-country runner in college. That passion for fitness has carried into adulthood as she inspires and motivates whether she is hitting the bag, on the bike or coaching you to become your very best!  Lauren’s certifications include Zumba, kickboxing, barre, cycling, body conditioning, and MixxedFit.  She has been leading exercise classes for 7 years and loves helping people find their passion for fitness!
Lauren lives in Hooksett with her husband and enjoys running outside in her free time. Check out her classes!

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.

Kate has participated in a variety of sports since childhood, including volleyball, basketball, track and field, and rugby. Kate’ lifelong passion for healthy living and fitness inspired her to help others achieve their fitness goals by becoming a personal trainer. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the AFPA. She truly loves helping others and is motivated to help you overcome your obstacles.
Whether you’re a young athlete or a mature person beginning a fitness journey, Kate is eager to meet you!


Kate graduated from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and currently practices nursing at a local hospital. She spends her free time with family, enjoying New England professional sports, traveling, lifting, photography, paddle boarding, and biking.

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 Oberg, Barre Instructor

Ashley has been a certified Barre instructor for 3 years. She was an avid dancer her whole life and took lessons in all forms of dance, but ballet was always her favorite. She loved the focus and discipline of the practice and the definition it brought to her muscles.  After years off of dance Ashley was looking to get back into a routine that yielded the same results as ballet yet in a fun, upbeat contemporary format. She began taking Barre classes and became hooked on the workout.  Ashley attended Boston BodyBarre’s teacher training and became Barre Certified.  Ashley brings her passion and love of the Barre to the Fort for all levels to enjoy!


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, Coach
Coach /Trainer

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.


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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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Get in Touch!

775 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101

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