Personal Training – Elite Health & Fitness – Stoughton, MA

Elite Personal Training

Everyone has unique goals and different ways to achieve them. Your Elite trainer will personalize a training program built with science and instructed with passion and excitement. Whether it is weight loss, enhanced performance, or just living better, can all be achieved in our buddy or one-on-one training programs. Our Nationally Certified fitness professionals have the solution. It could be the best investment of your life.

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Meet Our Personal Trainers

Peter Rappoli, M.S., CCS, CSCS
Co-Owner / Senior Director of Personal Training

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Peter is a co-owner of Elite Health & Fitness Center and cofounder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Peter has worked with several of Boston’s most legendary athletes including American League MVP, Mo Vaughn, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. He has also worked with major League Baseball All-Stars including a Boston Red Sox MVP. In addition to working closely with the training staff of both the Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels, Peter was the strength and conditioning coach for the Mo Vaughn, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek Baseball Camps, as well as, Jim Craig’s Gold Medal Hockey School. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for Dustin Pedroia’s Baseball Camp. Peter has worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Bryant University, Stonehill College and Suffolk University.Peter has over 20 years experience as a full-time personal trainer and holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. He also has an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Fitness. In addition, he holds a Career Diploma in both nutrition and fitness from Ashworth College. At Ashworth College he was awarded the DETC (Distance Education Training Council) Outstanding Graduate of the year award. Peter is certified as a personal trainer through ACSM, NCSF, AFAA, FRA, NCCPT and IFA. He is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and NSPA and a certified TRX instructor. He is a member of the NSCA and on the advisory board for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).

Jay Baker, Fitness Director CPT, CF-1, SGX-1
Training Manager/Certified Personal Trainer, Level II

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After Working in the corporate world as a Sales Professional, Franchise Owner, and Warehouse Management Supervisor, Jay decided to turn his fitness passion into a full time career in order to help other people pursue a Healthier life- style. Jay is a graduate of The National Personal Training Institute and holds certifications in CrossFit, Spartan Race Training, PowerWave, and TRX. His areas of expertise include Weight Loss Management, High intensity Interval circuits and obstacle course race training. He has completed Over 10 Tough Mudders and a Spartan Tri·fecta and enjoys coaching The Spartan SGX Program for people that want to learn how to push themselves to new limits. Jay's philosophy of training is that everybody can better themselves both physically and mentally by making fitness an integral part of their lives.

Rachel MacDonald, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer

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Rachel holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston. After a weight loss struggle of her own, Rachel sought out help from a personal trainer. When she finally reached her goal, she was inspired to join the fitness industry. Rachel began personal training at Rodman Health and Fitness in 2005.Rachel joined the Elite Team in the spring of 2007 and has been a personal trainer and instructor for the Elite Biggest Loser Program ever since. Rachel works well with people of all ages and fitness levels.

Carolina Pokraka, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer

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Carolina earned her Bachelor’s degree from UMASS Boston. She has always been a very active person and enjoys running races and hiking in addition to her exercise regimen of Zumba, Ripped and weight training. She has trekked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2001. She also completed her first half marathon in 2013. Carolina received her Group Exercise certification through AFAA; followed by her Personal Trainer Certification with NSPA under the supervision of Pete Rappoli. She continues learning every day and her greatest satisfaction is helping people safely achieve their fitness goals while having fun. Carolina has lead her team to win the last two Weight Loss Challenges here at Elite. She is a bilingual trainer, speaking both English and Spanish.

Bernadette Richards, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer

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After earning a BSBA from Boston University, Bernadette worked for ten years as a CPA. Five children later, she had become a stay at home Mom. This was when Bernadette joined Elite as a gym member in January of 2003 and started weight training for the first time. In March 2005, she took it to the next level and joined the Elite Staff as both a personal trainer and a spinning instructor, having earned personal training certifications from FRA and NSPA, as well as a spinning certification through Mad Dogg Athletics.Bermadette now enjoys instructing the Elite Fitness Boot Camp (of which she was once a participant) as well as assisting her clients to achieve and maintain their fitness goals. This coupled with the enthusiasm and support that she supplies has proved invaluable on their journeys to success. She currently works with men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Maureen Toscano, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer

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Maureen has been with Elite Health and Fitness as a Babysitting Manager and avid fitness enthusiast for many years. Her passion lead Maureen to becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association. She is also a trained Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor. You can find Maureen at Elite at 5:00am getting her workout in before starting her workday and attending to a family of seven. Maureen is an inspiration to give you the drive you are looking for.

Pamela Borden, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer

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Pam has always been interested in the health & fitness field. She got her start working as an E.M.T. on an ambulance. In that time, she witnessed a staggering amount of healthy people suffering through debilitating joint, weight & mobility issues. This is what helped ignite her passion to help these people in better ways than just prescription medications. She is the proud mother of a 21yr old son, and this provided her the profound patience to work with and encourage people of all ages. Pamela studied & received her Personal Trainers Certification under the guidance of Peter Rappoli & has been at Elite Health & Fitness since 2013.

Charles Denny Jr., CPT
Certified Personal Trainer, Group Class Instructor

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Beginning my fitness journey at the young age of 9, I have grown into a young man who is passionate, driven, and enthusiastic to help others become the best versions of themselves. At the age of 9 I began taking Tae-Kwan-do classes in Randolph at, “Boston Tae-Kwan-Do” with Master Xavier. These classes continued throughout my life and taught me the core set of values I have today. Discipline, mental endurance, physical strength and speed, and the drive to succeed. In college I began running frequently and haven’t stopped yet. A few years later I would find Spartan Race and find out who I really am; Always hungry for more challenges! After over 15 Spartan races, a 3x Trifecta, a Spartan Ultra Beast, multiple 5k and 10k road races, as well as a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Do, some Jujitsu, boxing and two years of Krav Maga, I still find new and exciting ways to push the envelope. Becoming a trainer has been a passion for me. Coming from a sales background making good money, I learned money wasn’t happiness. Finding Elite helped to unveil the path for me and next I made the conscious decision to find life’s real reward in helping others achieve their goals.

Matt Malcuit , B.S. Exercise Science

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Matt recently joined Elite Health and Fitness as a Personal Trainer. Matt has been involved with baseball his whole life. He went on to pitch for Franklin Pierce University and competed in the 2010 DII World Series. After discovering his passion for exercise science, Matt transferred to Bridgewater State University earning his BS degree in Exercise Science in May of 2014. While in school he worked with a variety of different athletes finding his niche in sports specific training. He is currently working towards earning his CSCS certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Alyssa Mazzella , B.S. Exercise Science

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Alyssa has started working at Elite Health and Fitness in 2014. Alyssa has been a personal training for 7 years, receiving her certification from ACSM. Alyssa also achieved her Bachelors degree from UNH in Kinesiology: Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition in 2011 and has been working on achieving her Masters. Alyssa specializes in High Load and Low Load blood flow restriction exercise in the elderly population . Alyssa has a passion for knowledge and educating others. She also takes pride in preparing home cooked meals. Alyssa enjoys the outdoors, be it hiking, camping, or running. Alyssa is extremely passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals and getting them in the best of their lives.