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Meet the Trainers

Jennifer Edwards

I have been certified as a Fitness Trainer through ACE for 10 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.




Kristen Correia Sousa

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.

  • 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

  • 2023 LaBlast Certificate

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!     401.919.4469

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Jay Brackett

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.

Stephanie Synnott

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 or 401-835-1855.


Kristin Matteson

Group Cycle Instructor/Trainer


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

Contact Kristin!

401-743-6183 or

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