You have a team working for you, and we work together to bring you the very best.

Our combined 50+ years of experience includes working with a wide range of clients of all ages, fitness levels, and health histories, including individuals with various medical conditions. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you will feel safe, informed, empowered, educated, and optimistic.

The technical aspects are essential components of PFS, but at the heart of it all is the PFS value system where kindness and gratitude matter. So do compassion, empathy, and understanding. Our desire is to meet clients where they are and to support them in living the life they envision for themselves.

We love what we do and look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the PFS community.

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Amy GiaQuinto

Owner + Founder

  • BS in Recreation Management
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Function First Pain-Free Movement Specialist
  • ACE Running Injury Prevention Specialist
  • ACE Sports Performance + Conditioning Specialist
  • AOS Kettlebell Certified
  • AAAI/ISMA Boxing Certified
  • TRX Suspension Training Certified
  • Pilates Institute of America Certified
  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certified

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amy’s passion for her work is obvious from the moment you meet her. Her contagious optimism motivates and inspires – whether you have been training for years, have just started your fitness journey, or are anywhere in between.

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 attended the University of Vermont (UVM) where she played on the NCAA Women’s Division I Varsity Tennis Team. She graduated from UVM as a National Collegiate Scholar with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management.

Amy’s diverse studies, experiences, and passions have helped to create what PFS is today. From her time in several fitness and health facilities, while living in Burlington, VT, New Zealand, and Boulder, CO, Amy recognized a need for more personalized care on Cape Cod for individuals interested in improving their overall health. She understood 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 also where even the most intimidated individuals would feel supported and encouraged. Amy envisioned a place where everyone could thrive, and PFS was born.

Amy’s certifications and training are many, including 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 was first introduced to Ashtanga Yoga while living in Burlington, VT, and was fortunate to practice with Kathy McNames of Yoga Vermont and David Swenson. In 2004, Amy 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 (AOS) Kettlebell Essentials test.

Dr. Stuart McGill, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is one of the most sought-after clinical researchers in the world with regard to “rehabilitating back-pained people and enhancing both injury resilience and performance.” Amy feels incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to train with Dr. McGill. Because of her understanding of Dr. McGill!s research, Amy was drawn to the MECA Back Wedge. While working with the MECA Back Institute (MBI), now Empower Wedge, she helped launch and run the teacher training program, writing the teacher training manual.

Knowing that one’s health is not just about physical health, but mental and emotional health as well, Amy has developed a deep interest in cognitive studies and brain health as related to dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention and reversal.

Amy has presented for Cape Cod Healthcare’s Wellness Trail Series on the topic of Plant-Based Nutrition and its unparalleled benefits for training, recovery, and performance for the weekend warrior to the endurance athlete. Amy has experienced the first-hand benefits of transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, having competed several times in the Spartan Beast endurance race encompassing 16-18 miles of mountain terrain, as well as in the Cape Cod Bay Challenge, a Stand-Up Paddle Board event, covering the 30-34 miles across Cape Cod Bay and taking 10-12 hours depending on the tide, wind, and current. Amy participated in these events both before and after becoming plant-based and can attest to the significant positive impacts of plant-based nutrition. Amy is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University.

Taking the most vital elements and lessons from all of her studies and experiences along her journey, Amy has brought together her passion and education in functional training, biomechanically sound movement, evidence-based nutrition, brain health, as well as the key and most sound components from her background in Pilates and yoga to form a cohesive whole, the principals and protocols that PFS utilizes today.

Amy’s commitment and desire to help her clients is unwavering. She continues to be excited, happy, and humbled to share her knowledge, experience, and passion with you. 

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Lisa Godding

  • BS in Exercise Physiology

  • ACSM Exercise Physiologist

  • ACSM Cardiac Specialist

  • Power Plate Certified

  • TRX Suspension Training Certified

  • BS in Culinary Nutrition

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Lisa grew up in Haverhill, MA, and from the ages of 6-21 years old 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 loved figure skating and she wanted to be a nurse. After three years of nursing school, however, 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 that would allow her to share and foster that 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, avoiding injury, and potentially living longer — became her passion.

Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Biology from St. Joseph’s College in 2000 and has worked as a personal trainer/fitness coach ever since. At St. Joseph!s, Lisa picked up a field hockey stick for the very first time. Never before having played field hockey, 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. Lisa was also Senior Class Vice President at St. Joseph’s.

In 2007, Lisa went back to school for her Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition, graduating with honors from Johnson and Wales University. Her degree from Johnson and Wales was a natural progression for Lisa who understands that exercise without proper nutrition is limited. She constantly seeks 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 a cardiac specialist through ACSM. Lisa loves anything involving the outdoors, especially skiing, running, and her new obsession with stand-up paddleboarding. Lisa has led many Running Clinics and is well versed in the TRX Suspension System, while also being Power Plate certified. While training in Professional Mixed Martial Artists (MMA), Lisa found her love for boxing.

Lisa joined PFS in 2014 and has been a wonderful addition to the PFS family. 

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Deanna Bassett

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Currently pursuing RN license

  • PT Assistant

  • Certified Personal Trainer through Cape Cod Community College

  • Yoga Teacher Training

  • Spin Instructor Training

  • Presently enrolled in eCornell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Program

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Deanna is the daughter of Portuguese parents from the archipelago of the Azores. Adolescence divided between the Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, Portugal and Massachusetts allowed Deanna to experience the richness of both countries and cultures.

Her love and longing for small towns by the sea brought Deanna to Cape Cod in 1995. Deanna’s passion and love for people, health, wellness, and physical movement have been constant elements throughout her life’s journey. She believes that wellness encompasses active engagement in the physical, psycho-social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

In 2003 Deanna became a certified spin instructor, and her love of fitness grew, which led her to become a certified personal trainer in 2015 through Cape Cod Community College. That same year she underwent yoga teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. Shortly after, Deanna began her journey teaching group fitness classes, yoga, and training clients one-on-one, both privately and at local gyms both on Cape Cod and at the Healthtrax Fitness Club in North Dartmouth, MA.

In 2018 Deanna worked under the direction of Dr. Caleb Latimer at Cape Cod Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as his assistant in delivering physical therapy interventions to patients. During this time Deanna was able to apply her knowledge of bio-mechanic fundamentals as well as learn invaluable techniques in assisting patients in regaining proper range of motion post-surgery, recover from athletic injuries, correct dysfunctional movement patterns, gain strength, and manage pain.

In 2019, propelled by the desire to better understand the human body both anatomically and physiologically, as well as gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and best practices for health maintenance, Deanna went back to school and became a licensed practical nurse. Having always valued education and wanting to expand upon her LPN license, Deanna is currently pursuing her RN license. Deanna looks forward to using her education as an RN in a non-traditional sense. After searching for a home professionally where she can combine her training as a nurse with her love of total health education, nutrition, wellness, and fitness, Deanna found PFS to be the perfect fit. Here she can put it all together, root herself and have the strongest impact by combining all of her experience, education, and passion.

Deanna believes that knowledge is power; and when it comes to health, science-based education is essential. Her personal wellness philosophy includes physical movement, connecting to the breath, as well as sound nutrition: which she defines as cellular information. She believes that the foods we eat can be medicine, fuel for vitality, long life, and happiness.

For many years, Deanna has been educating herself on the healing power of plant-based nutrition. She has read, done the research, attended conferences, and/or met with leading doctors, such as Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, physician and director of the Heart Disease Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, biochemist, author of “The China Study” and Professor Emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University, and Dr. Michael Greger, physician, author of “How Not To Die” and “How Not To Diet,” an internationally recognized speaker, just to name a few.

These profound encounters have led to a greater understanding of the role that nutrition plays in gene expression, and have enabled Deanna to better educate patients and clients on the benefits of adopting a primarily whole food plant-based, nutrient-dense lifestyle as the primary method for lifestyle disease prevention. Deanna feels confident that the future of healthcare will include this very important component and wants to play an intricate role in creating the best healthcare system possible, one where the individual is informed and therefore empowered to make the best choices for health maintenance. Deanna is presently enrolled in Cornell University’s plant-based nutrition program and is looking forward to continuing steadfastly to empower herself with scientifically proven data to best serve the clients and patients she has the honor to work with.

Amy could not have found a better fit to join her team. She and Lisa are elated to have Deanna on board.

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