Kristen Dionne – Manager/Fitness Trainer
Kristen is a special person who sees the beauty in everyone. She is passionate about working with women and helping them recognize and celebrate the beauty within themselves. Kristen has been part of the health and fitness industry for over 25 years, instructing group fitness classes, training one on one clients, teaching workshops, and coaching gymnastics. She graduated from Northern Essex with an Associate Degree in movement science. Her extensive background and experience is coupled with a variety of fitness certifications including ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal fitness trainer, NAPMA (National Association of professional Martial Arts) kickboxing certification, YMAA (Yangs Martial Arts Association) kickboxing and group fitness instructor certification, BSYF (Bodysense Yoga and Fitness) physio ball certification and Biomechanics and body alignment certification.
Previous to being a part of the Get in Shape for Women family, Kristen successfully started and ran Ready, Set Go Kids Fitness for 16 years, managing all aspects of the business as well as coaching gymnastics and sports classes and teaching group fitness classes for moms.
Her passion is to serve and love her community through fitness and health. Because of her enthusiasm and constant motivational attitude, she is known as the energizer bunny in the studio. Some of her hobbies include spending time with her daughter, coaching gymnastics, singing with her church’s praise and worship team and teaching the preschool Sunday school class.
Matt Mezzetti – Head Trainer/Assistant Manager
Matt is the information and care center of the Andover studio. He has a talent for really putting the personal in personal training by knowing and remembering every detail of every client’s individual restrictions as well as what they share about their personal lives. He is also known as “smooth” for his seamless transitions and the way he commands the floor.
Matt graduated from Salem State University with a BS in Sport and Movement Science. He also holds a national certification from NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine). Besides training, Matt coaches high school girls track and field and is an avid obstacle course runner. He has trained and competed in numerous obstacle course races and ninja warrior competitions. Matt’s passion and skill for obstacle course racing even gave him the opportunity to appear on NBC Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, making him our celebrity trainer.
Casandra Flannigan, Fitness Trainer
Casandra has been part of the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She graduated from Bridgewater State with a degree in Physical Education. She also received her personal training certification from ACSM. From there Cas spent several years as a Phys-Ed teacher and personal trainer including training at multiple Get In Shape For Women studios.
Casandra went on to earn her Masters of Education, from Cambridge College in their School Guidance program, and has been a school guidance counselor for several years. She is currently working as guidance counselor at the Doherty School in Andover. Over her fitness career, Casandra has been instructing group fitness classes, training one on one clients, as well as teaching barre, group bootcamp, kickboxing and yoga. She is passionate about health, wellness, and supporting others on their fitness journey. In her free time she loves spending time with family, friends and her dog, Mr. Miyagi. She also enjoys reading and spending time outside.
John Licciardi, Fitness Trainer
John’s passion for fitness has been a life-long journey, which started as a kid,
playing baseball, basketball and football through high school and college. As he
got older, he continued his love for sports and stayed active over the years by
teaching youth basketball and baseball programs as well as competing in several
triathlons and Spartan road races.
John started his career in the non-profit environment as a Director at the American
Red Cross but his passion for fitness and living a healthy and active lifestyle
inspired him to become a certified master personal trainer and group fitness
instructor. John’s extensive background is coupled with a variety of certifications
from ISSA (International Sports Science Association} and ASFA (American
Sports and Fitness Association).
John’s expertise, combined with his circuit style classes are sure to get you up and
moving with a variety of different exercises that help to improve both muscular
strength and cardiovascular fitness. His passion, enthusiasm and inspiration is to
serve all ages of individuals to reach their health and wellness goals.
When John isn’t working out you can find him hanging out with his son John and
chasing around and playing with his grandson, Grayson. Anyone who takes any of
John’s classes knows his motto is “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change
you”. Which is what he, himself, likes to live by and how he teaches every one of
his classes! He is excited to help you on your fitness journey, so you can live a
strong, capable, and successful lifestyle
Deborah Harrington – Owner, Andover Studio
My journey with Get In Shape For Women began as a client. As a sales and marketing executive traveling internationally, I spent a lot of time on the road and found my health was suffering. I felt weak, out of shape, and needed to lose a few pounds. I joined the program and was amazed with the workouts and nutrition approach. I lost 20 pounds while gaining strength and tone. I loved the camaraderie with other women and especially loved working with the trainers. They help you so much with form and really motivate you to get the most out of each workout.
After 12 years operating and owning multiple top ten studios, I have settled into owning one excellent studio in Andover. It’s a big, beautiful studio with a large, loyal client base. I am dedicated to serving you with love and competence.