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Amy GiaQuinto

 

Lisa Godding

 

Pheobe Schrafft

 

Meagan "Meg" Willis

 

BIOGRAPHY'S & PHILOSOPHY

Amy GiaQuintoAmy GiaQuinto

Amy 's passion for her work is obvious from the moment you meet her. She loves what she does and part of what she enjoys is the variety of clientele she works with, from athletes to the unconditioned, from young to the mature. If one suffers from a particular health-related issue such as, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteopenia/osteoporosis, arthritis and/or other joint, muscular and/or immune system disorders, they will feel safe, informed, empowered, educated and optimistic as they begin to see and feel positive changes. Amy's contagious optimism encourages even those who claim to dislike physical exertion. Her desire and enthusiasm to "practice what she preaches" and always bring the best and most cutting edge research and techniques to her clients is nurtured through the constant continuing education seminars, conferences and workshops she attends regularly.

Growing up on Cape Cod, Amy graduated from Nauset Regional High School where she captained both the varsity tennis and soccer teams and was a member of the swim team. After high school Amy went on to the University of Vermont (UVM) where she graduate as a National Collegiate Scholar, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management. There she played on the NCAA Women's Division I Varsity Tennis Team. Amy's certifications and training are many and include a personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Pilates training and certifications through Balanced Body University (BBU) and the Pilates Institute of America (PIA). Amy has also had the opportunity to train with Lolita San Miguel, one of only two Pilates Elders certified by Joseph Pilates himself. In 2007, Amy was the first woman to pass the Art of Strength Kettlebell Essentials test certifying her as a Kettlebell Instructor.

While participating in several fitness and health facilities while living in Burlington, Vermont, New Zealand and Boulder, Colorado, Amy saw a need for more personalized care on Cape Cod for individuals interested in fitness. She saw the importance of a more intimate, comfortable, encouraging, private and supportive environment. She began to realize that more and more people wanted better health, but not everyone felt comfortable in a large gym or health club. Some people had been active for so long that they were either bored with what they were doing or not sure how to progress. For others, the thought of entering a health club caused anxiety. Amy wanted to create an atmosphere where not only the fit could benefit, but even the most intimidated individuals would feel supported and encouraged – a place where everyone can thrive. In 2003, Personalized Fitness Solutions was born.

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Lisa GoddingLisa Godding

Lisa grew up in Haverhill, MA and from the ages of 6-21 years old she was a competitive figure skater, both as a Junior Level Figure Skater (USFSA) and on the US Junior Cultural Exchange Team. From as far back as she can remember Lisa had always loved figure skating and had always wanted to be a nurse. However, after three years of nursing school she knew she was not quite in the right field. Living an active lifestyle has always been important to Lisa, and she discovered that she wanted to pursue a career path where she could share and foster this passion. Once Lisa had this realization, she knew that working as a health and fitness professional focusing on a strong foundation in sound biomechanics was for her. Taking a proactive approach in educating people on how to exercise more effectively with the goal of moving and feeling better while avoiding injury, as well as potentially living longer became her passion.

Lisa received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Biology from St. Joseph's College in 2000, and has been a personal trainer/fitness coach ever since. At St. Joseph's Lisa was not only Senior Class Vice President, but that was where she first picked up a field hockey stick. Never having played field hockey before yet being the true athlete she is, Lisa walked onto the team her sophomore year, filled the right wing position and instantly fell in love with the sport.

In 2007 Lisa went back to school for her Bachelors Degree in Culinary Nutrition, graduating with honors, from Johnson and Wales University. Because she understood that exercise without proper nutrition is limited, it was a natural progression for one constantly seeking to improve the health and well being of her clients from the inside out.

Lisa is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is soon to be a cardiac specialist through ACSM. Lisa loves anything involving the outdoors, especially skiing, running, and her new obsession of paddle boarding. Lisa has led many Running Clinics and is well versed in many aspects of functional training, including the TRX, while also being Power Plate certified. Lisa found her love for boxing in 2008 while searching for an outlet that would increase her knowledge base and further her self-defense education. Lisa is very excited to bring her passion for boxing and self-defense to PFS.

Lisa enjoys working with individuals of all ages, fitness levels and health histories and she specializes in small group and semi-private training. She has worked with many special populations and a wide array of clients including individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. PFS could not be happier to have Lisa Godding as part of their team.

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Pheobe SchrafftPheobe Schrafft

Pheobe's passion for movement began when she was a young child growing up on Cape Cod. She started her journey of dance as a student of the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans, MA and continued to study ballet, modern, and jazz. Finding great joy in the combination of music and movement, she also began playing the harp at age 8 under the tutelage of Ann Paus of Brewster, MA.

Upon graduating from Chatham High School in 2005 Pheobe went on to attend Berklee College of Music. In Boston she found endless outlets for creative expression. She nourished her love for acting, and enjoyed working as both a harpist and actress in film and live performance settings. Pheobe's development of a strong Yoga practice created great balance in her life. Upon graduating in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Music she moved to Los Angeles to continue her performance career.

In Los Angeles, Pheobe graciously found herself amongst highly skilled teachers of varying yogic styles. She enjoyed cultivating a practice that included Ashtanga, and continued to find great reward in the benefits of yoga as a physical outlet in a busy world. However, she learned that not all teachers are created equal when she suffered a back injury at the hands of an unfamiliar instructor. Unable to continue work due to this injury, Pheobe returned to the Cape to undergo physical therapy.

During her recovery, Pheobe was introduced to the MECA Wedge by massage therapist Licia Fields and became greatly inspired by its unique ability to repair and remold the back. While undergoing physical therapy she worked on the MECA Wedge and began taking MECA Core and MECA Balance classes at Personalized Fitness Solutions. Additionally, she trained privately with Amy GiaQuinto, developing the core strength and stability that would allow her to overcome back pain and cultivate life-changing body awareness.

Pheobe feels passionately about sharing the information and tools she has accumulated as a result of her PFS experience. She completed the MECA Training Certification and passed both her written test and practical exam with flying colors in January 2013. She is honored to have been welcomed aboard as a teacher at PFS. Pheobe understands whole-heartedly the importance of truly being safe while working with an instructor. She feels blessed to have found trust and safety as a student at PFS.

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Meagan "Meg" WillisMeagan "Meg" Willis

Meg grew up in Dennis, MA, and attended Cape Cod Academy where she developed a love of sports, including Lacrosse. Upon graduation from Cape Cod Academy, Meg attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where she obtained a degree in English, graduating in 2002. While at Assumption, Meg excelled in Lacrosse, serving as Co-Captain her senior year, and being honored as a Collegiate All-American in Women's Lacrosse as well as the Northeast Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and a Northeast Ten All Star. In addition, Meg was also voted team MVP in both her Junior and Senior years. In 2009, she was inducted into the Assumption College Athletics Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements.

After graduating from Assumption College, Meg moved back home to Dennis, MA, to work full time for her family's business, EBS Foran Insurance & Advisory Services, a Specialty Practice in Employee Benefits. She worked there from 2003 as the COBRA Administration Team Leader until 2014, when the firm was acquired by NFP. Meg continued her role in the insurance world until January 2016, when she made the decision to focus her time on the needs of her family and pursue her passion of working in the Fitness Industry. In 2010, Meg obtained her AFAA personal training, MECA Back Institute and Art of Strength (AOS) Kettlebell certifications. In 2016, she obtained her Youth Fitness Specialist Certification through the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) and is looking forward to sharing her conditioning knowledge with Cape Cod's Student Athletes. Meg has been training with Amy GiaQuinto at PFS since 2009 and shares with Amy the enthusiasm and dedication to health and wellness, and a strong desire to help others reach their fitness and personal goals.

Meg is married to Brad Willis, a Harwich Firefighter and dedicated Personalized Fitness Solutions (PFS) member. Together, they live in Harwich with their two children and black lab!

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