CPT, HKC, FMS
Heidi has worked for over 10 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, cycling instructor, group exercise coordinator, and fitness service manager. In 2009, she and her business partner, Maren Kravitz, opened their first Training Room location in Somerville, MA. Three years later, The Training Room expanded with a second Somerville location. Heidi’s enthusiasm for fitness builds on her background in competitive basketball, volleyball, and track & field. She continues to combine her passion for strength and movement with her love of business, creativity and design to further develop The Training Room as a local lifestyle brand. Her mission is to provide the Somerville community and surrounding areas with the knowledge, tools and support to lead a strong, healthy, pain-free life!
CPT, SFG, FMS
In 2009, Maren and Heidi Shalek co-founded The Training Room, a boutique-style fitness studio with two locations in Somerville. Since then, Maren’s commitment to both her clients and the community has never wavered nor has her competitive spirit to challenge herself. As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, she strives to find the most effective method of training with limited time. Maren constantly challenges her clients with one basic principle: build a solid base through proper movement prior to loading weight. Simply stated: “You wouldn’t build a house without a solid foundation, so why treat your body any differently.” A Division I recruited athlete and graduate of Boston University, Maren has taught and coached in the fitness and athletic fields for 15 years. She began her career as a tennis coach and private instructor prior to obtaining her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, followed by her SFG Level 1 Kettlebell Certification through StrongFirst. A former endurance runner and avid cyclist, she has completed 22 marathons, including the Boston and New York marathons, as well as the venerable South African Comrades ultramarathon, running the 56-mile course during an uphill year. She now combines her passion for travel with her readiness to test her fitness limits by cycling up mountains. She biked the French and Spanish Pyrenees in 2014, and fulfilled her dream of cycling the mountains of the Tour de France in 2016 summiting seven passes.
CPT, FMS, RKC
Derek is a personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His personal training career was born out of his own successful weight-loss and transition into high-level triathlon training. He currently competes in Sprint, Olympic, and Half-Iron distance triathlons. He is also certified through Functional Movement Systems, and uses the FMS screen to help his clients optimize their movement patterns and performance for these events.
CPT, FMS, RKC
Staff Development & Continuing Ed Director
Tyler is a NSCA and FMS certified personal trainer. He has been working in the fitness industry as a master-level trainer for 4 years. He has worked with both general populations at major health clubs and athletes at sports performance facilities. He spent some time working in an out-patient physical therapy setting, and also spent a year training at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning. Tyler brings a high-level of energy to his training and enjoys working with a wide range of client populations to help them achieve their fitness goals.
Chris comes from a background in the golf and soccer industries and is an NSCA and FMS certified personal trainer. He has been involved in sports and fitness since a young age as both participant and coach. It is this lifelong involvement that led him to a career as a personal trainer. An experienced long-distance runner, Chris is also a run coach for a national charity organization. Over the past 4 years, he has coached hundreds of participants–from novice to experienced runners–to complete half-marathon distance events in Las Vegas, Napa Valley, Virginia, Boston, and Kona.
CPT, FMS, PN1
The TR’s resident deadlift and overhead pressing king, Alex takes pride in using a holistic approach to get people strong and moving well. Along with being certified through the NSCA, he’s a certified Precision Nutrition coach and is actively pursuing his PRT certification through the Postural Restoration Institute. Prior to joining the TR in 2012, Alex spent time at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where he realized that getting people strong was much more fun than his previous career – managing corporate Facebook accounts. In his spare time Alex enjoys deadlifting 3X his bodyweight, writing, and catching the latest episode of “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette.” Join Alex’s mother and read his latest thoughts on alextanskey.com
Rich, a native of Concord, Massachusetts, has nearly a decade of coaching experience. Over that time, he has built a philosophy rooted in his own experiences, ranging from competitive weightlifting to an 85lb weight loss. He loves to make fitness fun and help people achieve their goals, whether they are weight loss, mastering the deadlift, or both. Personal training is his life–no really. On the side, he enjoys bowhunting, fly fishing and cooking.
NSCA, USAW, FMS
Jonathan is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and is FMS certified. Born and bred in Ireland, and certified through the Football Association of Ireland, he played Gaelic football and soccer while growing up and attended the prestigious Colaiste Ide in Dublin to prepare for a soccer scholarship in the USA. He played soccer at Thomas University in Georgia where he became an All-American in his junior and senior years as well as team captain. In 2007, he graduated and began coaching high school and collegiate level soccer programs, incorporating year round strength and conditioning techniques with great success. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “D” License. Jonathan moved to Boston in 2011 and went on to work at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Currently, he is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Wolfe Tones Gaelic football team in addition to coaching a wide range of clients at The Training Room.
Eirinn is a personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts. After graduation she went on to work at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning with athletes and general population clients. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients to help them surpass their goal. Eirinn is passionate about food and promotes sustainable nutrition habits to aid in her clients progress. Her mission is to make training both enjoyable and rewarding for all of her clients.
Kyle has been a strength coach since 2011 where he began coaching athletes at UMass Lowell and spending his summers at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning. Kyle is attending UMASS Lowell to receive his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, Kyle believes individuals should wake up everyday feeling energized and pain free. Combining his education in physical therapy and experience in personal training, he can provide his clients with optimal training programs to do so. He uses a holistic, movement-based approach to educate his clients about their bodies while getting stronger and improving their functional movement quality.
Fitness has been a part of Jenny’s life since high school. She’s an experienced mid- and long distance runner, having participated in multiple half and full marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013. She discovered strength training in 2013, and it made such an impact in her life that she made a career change to help other people enjoy the same results. Her goal is to help her clients attain their goals and become the strongest, healthiest and happiest version of themselves!
Rob Colameta is a native of Everett, Massachusetts and recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned his degree in public health. His passion for strength and fitness turned into an entire year spent at two internships- one at a private training facility and another with the University of Massachusetts football team as part of their strength and conditioning staff. Rob wants to help his clients thrive in the weight room because he knows it is one of the few places you can go to spend an hour improving your health. He attacks the fundamentals first, emphasizes consistency, and does his best to guide his clients to success both in and out of the weight room. On his free time, Rob is passionate about photography.