Steve Zarriello B.S., CSCS, TPI Certified
Steve Zarriello has been coaching in the Strength and Conditioning industry for almost 10 years. He began his career in the Strength and Conditioning field while still attending college at the University of Rhode Island. His interest in the field began as a hobby in high school, which eventually led to the pursuit of a formal education in Kinesiology. As a junior enrolled in URI's Kinesiology program, he began an internship at Northeast Sports Training that he continued through graduation. Upon graduation Steve continued to coach at NEST while also working as an assistant Strength Coach at Brown University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, as well as a Titleist Performance Institute certified coach. While Steve has worked with athletes and exercise enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels, his concentration is on working with golfers to improve their ability to play the game and to keep them pain free.
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Mike Lefebvre B.S., CSCS
Born in Warwick, RI and now living in Cranston RI, Mike graduated from Pilgrim high school in Warwick. He went on to graduate from Rhode Island college with a B.S in community health & wellness with a concentration in wellness & movement studies. When he was a kid Mike was always involved with sports, mainly football, basketball and baseball. He was always passionate about exercise and always knew that he wanted to help people in some way. While pursuing his degree in college he grew a strong interest for human sciences (anatomy, physiology, kinesiology) & biomechanics. He realized that a career that encompasses both exercise and human sciences would be a perfect fit for himself. He completed his internship here at Olympia Fitness where he received great hands-on experience in the field of strength & conditioning. After his internship he came on board to our team and has quickly learned how much of a difference he can make in his client's lives. He's very passionate about helping others reach their health goals as well as bettering himself each day. To Mike, there's no better feeling than seeing somebody happy with their progress, because it's an opportunity for that person to realize they CAN reach any goal they set out for themselves. Mike wants his clients to not only enhance their overall physical health status, but to also feel better mentally, socially, intellectually and emotionally. If he were to give someone one piece of advice it would be "Do something today that your future self will thank you for."
Maura Zimmer B.A., NSCA-CPT
Maura is a resident of Warwick, RI and a graduate of Brown University. She signed up to work with a functional training coach eight years ago, “just for the summer,” and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way she lost the nagging aches and pains, became a stronger person inside and out, and won two national championships in masters short track speedskating.
In 2016 she earned her personal training certification through the NSCA, motivated by the desire to be in a profession that fosters community and directly, positively influences a person’s life. She has a particular interest in assisting clients to become more mobile and develop core stability, in order to help people gain the physical, mental and emotional benefits of moving well, doing more, and reaching their fitness goals.
Michelle Gauvin B.A., M.A., LMT
Having been interested in massage therapy for many years, Michelle realized her goal of becoming a certified and licensed therapist in 2008. Being an athlete (volleyball, snowboarder and paddleboarder) and gym-rat herself, she has a particular interest in treating the athletic community.
For Michelle, massage therapy is instrumental in dealing with the aches, pain, tightness, and soreness that are the consequences of playing hard and pushing our bodies. Receiving massage regularly will reduce the chronic pain of repetitive use injuries, increase your range of motion, free up constricted soft tissues, and reduce likelihood of injury. She understands her clients passion to keep going and wants to help them stay on their feet. Massage therapy is an important component of recovery in keeping the body healthy!
As of spring 2014, Michelle became certified in prenatal massage. When clients get pregnant they want to still be able to see their regular therapist and Michelle can make that happen :)