Meet the Trainers
Retired Civilian Employee of the US Department of Defense (Navy)
Certified Personal Trainer since August of 2012
Certified Reiki Practitioner
CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
I’ve been involved in youth sports coaching since 1995 (Basketball, Baseball, and Football) at levels from T Ball to High School. I currently coach in the Mt Hope High School Girls’ Basketball program.
I’ve been actively involved in sports, training, and conditioning all my life. Being an older athlete, I have an appreciation for the challenges facing our older population and personal experience utilizing training approaches that yield consistent, positive results. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with you, create safe, efficient workouts for you, and encourage and motivate you to reach your fitness goals.
I have been certified as a Fitness Trainer through ACE for 7 years.
I have enjoyed working with individuals and groups of varied ages.
My experience has included training clients with past injuries and ailments such as herniated disks, rheumatoid arthritis, and past shoulder injuries.
I have obtained a certification in limited range of motion exercises (LROME) for the 50 and over age group. The most gratifying aspect of my career has been assisting my clients towards happier and healthier lifestyles.
It would be my pleasure to assist you in obtaining the same results.
Nicole Toppa, ACE Certified graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Kinesiology, and a Master's degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University.
She taught physical education for five years, and has recently become a certified personal trainer through ACE.
Through her personal training she hopes to fulfill her dream of being able to help more people lead physically active and healthy lifestyles.
Nicole offers affordable functional fitness training. All levels and abilities welcome.
Whether you are just beginning or looking to be challenged, she is here to help you reach your fitness goals.
Group Cycle Instructor
Kristin is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) , a Mad Dog certified Spin instructor and a trained Parkinson’s Cycle Coach. Kristin has 30+ years of experience working in the health care industry as an Occupational Therapist and is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential in life through physical activity.
What is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist?
A CMES is a fitness trainer who is trained to help people with health
conditions design and implement individualized physical activity and exercise programs,
empowering them to maximize their participation in life
Montee has had a passion for fitness for most of his life. He was involved in Track and Cross Country for 8 years before enlisting in the Air Force. During then, he ran a program to train military personnel for physical training tests for about 2 years. Montee realized how much he loved helping people reach their goals so he chose to become a certified Personal Trainer. If
you would like to reach that healthier lifestyle, it can all start
here at Renaissance Fitness. Please feel free to call/text
Montee at 401-556-2335. Email:
Amber is a certified AFAA group fitness instructor, licensed Zumba instructor, certified personal trainer through NASM, and is also one of the registered and licensed dietitians at Eat To Live!
After moving on from being a high school athlete when she went to college, she found her "team" in the reputable fitness program for all of UConn's students and staff. While teaching throughout college, she fell in love with seeing how much of an impact a positive and challenging fitness experience can have on a person's day to day life.
Since graduating with her Bachelor's in Nutrition and Dietetics, she has taught at various fitness facilities with a wide range of formats. She also meets with clients for personal training sessions. Some of her favorite formats include indoor cycle, HIIT, and Core.
Driven by the music and the energy participants bring, it's all about having fun- and then realizing you just kicked some serious butt!
Kristen has been an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer since 2001. "What brought me to fitness were my children. I joined the gym after the birth of my second son and joined a 12- week challenge that changed my life and my body. As I continued, my children as well as other family members joined my quest for a better life."
Since then Kristen has tried to create a fitness world for everyone. Personal training, yoga, Pilates, group classes, outdoor fitness, you name it.
With her outgoing personality and empathy toward others, her clients have continued with their programs and seen great results. Her clients rage in age from 11 to 83.
She has studied many avenues of fitness and nutrition. Most recently,
2008 Sports Nutrition Consult Certification
2009 Midlife Fitness for Women
2012 Phase 2 Yoga Instructor Certification
2013 Booty Barre Certification
2013 LROME Certification ( Limited range of motion exercises)
2016 P90X Training
2017 MADD Dog Spin Certification
2018 PIYO Live Training
2019 Spinning Conference
Kristen enjoys learning new ways to keep her clients interested in their training program.
With a broad client base, she is confident in training all levels of fitness. Strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health and of course, stress management, are the key components of health. At Renaissance fitness, we create a world to escape that is just for you!
What are you waiting for? Call today!
Paul is a Fitness Professional, AFAA Biggest Loser Pro, two time Triathlete, Competitive Body Builder and A Tough Mudder.
Paul has been in practice over 8 years and trains all ages and all levels. He is a visionary and leads others to success. He has built his business by offering affordable fitness to the local community.
Can't make it in person? Try his affordable fitness across the nation, SKYPE training from his computer to yours!
Paul will train from 1 to 6 people at the same time through Skype.
Train with your co-worker, friend or family member across the country or across the world!
"Get Fit" and catch up on life.
All you need is a high speed Internet connection and SKYPE.
Stephanie Synnott has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness from the University of Rhode Island and has been working in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Some of her fitness certifications include ACE Group Exercise, ACE Personal Training, AEA Water Exercise Instructor, YMCA Strength Training, YMCA Physical Fitness Specialist, Mat Pilates, Active Older Adult Land and Water Instructor, Fitour Primary and Advanced Spinning Instructor, and Myofascial foam roller release. She enjoys introducing clients to the benefits of a fitness program as well as helping clients achieve their fitness goals. She focuses on each individuals strengths and concerns to develop a program that works best for them. Stephanie encourages her clients to listen to their bodies so that they will feel better, increase their energy, and maintain their fitness throughout life. Stephanie can be reached at email@example.com or 401-835-1855.
Hi! I'm Liz and I'm a mom of 3 and an AFAA certified personal trainer. I've been involved in fitness for 20 years, and 8 years ago I excitedly became certified to help others. I thoroughly enjoy helping people to gain confidence and feel better about themselves while also working towards a healthier lifestyle. I enjoy working with people of all ages and fitness levels and have worked with people struggling from a variety of health issues and injuries. For me, safety is key! I believe in listening to my clients and proceeding in a safe manner, while still giving my clients a great workout. I strongly feel that a healthy lifestyle should be attainable for everyone and clients aren't "clients", they're people. I am a compassionate person and know that we all have our own personal hurdles to overcome, so whatever your reason for change is, I'm here to help. I believe a healthy lifestyle isn't just about making the body healthy, but also the mind and soul. We each have a story, let this be your turning point, make the next chapters great! And remember… We all have a starting place, let this be yours!
401-207-2397 or email
Beth Kerr Catizone
Beth Kerr Catizone, 40, Middletown, is a star 3 Maddog Spinning instructor with 10 years of experience. Beth is an Energetic Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer with a strong background in Yoga, who specializes in senior fitness. She is currently enrolled in a 300hr Yoga Training certification program. Beth is inspired each day by helping others reach their fitness goals with fun & challenging classes and techniques.