The NRG Lab offers exceptional training services to all our members, backed by a staff of nationally certified personal trainers recognized for their abilities to teach, motivate, inspire and, most importantly, get results.

Why Train At NRG LAB?

Our members achieve results through not only their personal commitment to success, but also through our quality programming, expert coaching and sincere interest in their individual needs. Add all of the above to the fact that each member sincerely cares for the progress and achievement of each other. You won’t find this genuine level of enthusiasm and passion at just any health club.

Training Tiers

NRG Lab personal trainers range in level from Tier 1 to Tier 4 based on experience and education.  Each tier includes some of the industry’s most talented and committed trainers.

We use reality, not guess work, to match you to a trainer.  Your goals, fitness level, schedule and health history are all vital.  And as you progress, your trainer will too, staying ahead of the curve on trends and research.

Throughout your experience, you’ll follow road maps that bring results.  Because results are why you’re here. We can help you select your tier based on the education level you require in a trainer or coach. Your personal history and goals will figure into the equation as well. Contact our personal services team at [email protected] to help get you started!

The Kick starter (Tier 1)

It’s all about a strong foundation.  Your trainer will help you boost strength, conditioning, flexibility and cardiovascular health.  All Trainers hold a nationally recognized certification.

The Innovator (Tier 2)

Take your workout to the next level.  This trainer is a proven program constructionist and problem solver.  You will strengthen your foundation and get more specialized.  This trainer holds additional specialty certifications and/or a Degree in Exercise Science Related Field.

The Mobilizer (Tier 3)

Get ready for an inspiring, focused program.  Trainers are seasoned coaches with a broad range of experience, specializing in areas like sport specific training and rehab.  On your mark, get set, go get.

The Life Changer (Tier 4)

These trainers excel at the art of health and fitness coaching and are part of The NRG Lab Leadership team.  These highly sought after fitness professionals have proven records and limited number of open spaces.

Our Friendly and Professional Trainers

Brenda Reynolds

Tier II
BS Physical Education concentration in Exercise Science, Bridgewater State

Certification:  AFAA Personal Trainer

Client’s comment that they continuously surpass goals never dared or dreamed dream before under  Brenda’s support and guidance. Her attitude, patience and persistence are infectious and will make you a believer.  

Fun Fact:  Brenda was painfully shy until she began working out.  This new lifestyle prompted a complete career change and although she initially attended college to teach Math, she returned to school to pursue her newly found passion and completed her degree in Exercise Science!
Tags:  Fun, Energy, Core Training; Dance; Pound; Marathoner, Spartan, Tough Mudder

Cori Newcomb

Tier III
BS in Health Education, UMass Lowell

Certifications:  NASM CPT, NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist

With a “never give up, no excuses” attitude with everything she does she inspires and motivates her clients to do the same.  Set goal, achieve goal, celebrate and REPEAT!

Fun Fact: Cori met her husband at her senior prom… but he was NOT her date!

Tags: Pan Mass Challenge, TRX, Balance, Core

Sue Merriott

Tier II
Certifications: AFAA Personal Training, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Sue creates a unique environment with her personality and passion.  Sessions are focused, energetic and results driven.  Need Motivation? Sue will create it, deliver it and secure it throughout your entire training track. Sue’s mantra is “Stay healthy, stay strong” and will inspire you to do the same!

Fun Fact:  Sue’s 3 daughters are her greatest accomplishment!

Tags:  Synergy 360; “Just do it”; Indoor Cycling; Strength Training

Matt Keefe

Tier III
Certifications:  NASM CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine), CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist)

Once a collegiate athlete at Bridgewater State and college coach, Matt makes certain that if there is an incorrect movement pattern – it will be addressed!  Many clients who have been misdiagnosed in the past have found improved range of motion, strength increases and even better… quality of life.

Fun Fact:  Yes, Matt once had hair!

Tags:  Foam Roller; Functional Stretching; Fitness Show Prep/Coach

Ryan Bowen

Tier II
Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise Science from Bridgewater State

Certifications:  AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Personal Trainer

Striving for constant improvement is hard wired in Ryan.   Motivating and coaching others to do the same is the way he keeps his clients progressing and improving.

Fun Fact:  Ryan is an Artist, drawing in pencils, pastels, charcoal and loves to create his own Halloween masks!

Tags:  Circuit Training; HIIT Training; Skydiving; Swim Coach

Darren Doucette

Tier II

Certifications:  BS in Health Education, UMass Lowell, Bachelor’s Degree; Exercise Science, Southern Conn State University

His own personal story sparked his passion for learning about the Evolution of the human body sparked this professional path. Strength and Conditioning is the foundation for his sessions with creativity and rock solid programming meant to bring each client to new levels, again and again.

Fun Fact: Darren left high school weighing 175 lbs at 6’ 4”, after attending Dean college, he was a walk-on at Southern Conn State University, a Div 2 football team, as a junior weighing 245 lbs adding 60lbs of hard earned muscle in two years!

Tags: PVC Pipe, CSCS 2017, Mobility

Dan Nelson

Tier II

Certifications:  NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)

Creative Functional Training describes the time you will spend under Dan’s influence. Dan helps his clients achieve extreme levels of strength, agility and flexibility while lowering body mass. Dan heads up the Max30 Training System and will get you to your goals in less time!

Fun Fact: Dan spent most of his career moonlighting as a Personal Trainer. He was a butcher by trade before recently taking the leap as a full time trainer!

Tags: TRX; Functional Training; Max30; Developing Mental, Physical & Emotional Strength

Meredith Rogazzo

Tier III

Certifications:  BS in Rehabilitation and Movement Science; Exercise Science, DPT in Physical Therapy with Concentration in Sports from Northeastern University, ACSM (American College Sports Medicine)

This Athlete burns deep! Whether you need to rehab from an injury or are a high level athlete wanting to gain an edge, Meredith’s expertise and leadership will guide and teach you that goals are meant to be shattered and deliver results you believed were unobtainable.

Fun Fact: Reserved and unassuming, Meredith carries a “Big Stick”! She is a fierce, competitive athlete!

Tags: Foam Roller; Race Director; Injury Prevention/Rehab; TRX; Marathoner; Physical Therapist

Justin LaLiberte

Tier I

Certifications:  AFAA Personal Trainer (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)

With an innate ability to bring folks together, training with Justin is dynamic and fun. He is driven in his own personal fitness pursuits and inspires his clients to find that passion too.

Fun Fact: Until a few years ago Justin weighed 230lbs – losing 60lbs in 1 year!

Tags: Battle Ropes; TRX; Triathlete; Ironman 2016!

Helen Taylor

Tier II

Certifications:  AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) RRCA Running Coach

Obstacles? What Obstacles? They make life interesting AND provide a kick butt workout! Inspiring, thoughtful and as tough as the events she participates in!

Fun Fact: Helen is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Tags: TRX, Functional Training, Running, Obstacle Course Racing

Derek Martin

Tier II
Tier II

Certifications:  ACSM (American College Sports Medicine), FMS (Functional Movement Screen)

Dedication is an understatement.  Derek is a US Army Veteran and uses circuit training as the foundation to improve overall condition and undeniable results for each of his raving fans and clients!   

Fun Fact: Derek climbed Mount Olympus at the age of 40 and is working on joining the 4000 Peak Club.  He is a Jeep enthusiast and loves the outdoors.

Tags:  TRX; Circuit Training; Strength Training; Hiking, Spartan, Veteran, Dad

Kathy MacDonald

Tier II
Certifications:  ACE Personal Trainer, RRCA Running Coach, IYCA Speed & Agility Coach, IYCA Strength & Conditioning Coach, MIAA Level One Soccer Coach

Energy, Spunk and Passion, Kathy loves running.  With a training background in Sport Conditioning, Kathy uses her friendly, “Fun Size Frame” and focused personality to inspire everyone around her.  Oh yeah, she can Run!!!

Fun fact:  Marathon PR 3:42:44 – Ask her about her running shoe regimen!  

Tags:  Marathoner; ORB Deep Tissue; OCD Running; Sports Conditioning

Jeremy Ham

Tier I
Certifications:  ISSA (International Sports Science Association), TRX

With a real passion for helping others and self-improvement Jeremy has worked for the past three years at NRG Lab and into his role as a personal trainer.  He never misses a moment to gain more knowledge and insights and is always willing to help a member with their routine.  This trainer “walks the walk” and inspires his clients to do the same!

Fun Fact:  Jeremy has achieved rank as an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America

Tags: Nicaragua 2017, Foam Roller, TRX, Strength


  • Little did I know that hiring a trainer at NRG Lab would change my life! My trainer has a contagious enthusiasm and I cannot help but feel energized (even when I don’t want to). I now climb stairs and get off the floor after playing with my grandchildren. I never thought I would be that person who says “I cannot wait to get the gym”. Because NRG Lab is far more than a gym, the community atmosphere here and adding personal training has made all the difference.
    Marianne S.
  • When I started with a trainer at NRG Lab, I was out of shape, overweight and had very low confidence. I got winded easily and was nervous to work out in front of anyone else. Training at NRG Lab has been a life changing experience! My trainer has opened my eyes to the things that I can do and has helped me accomplish my goals. I am 4 sizes smaller and now see myself as capable and strong.
    Jenn B.
  • Seeking a more targeted approach to our fitness goals, we decided to try personal training. Even though we had different goals, we were able to train together as a couple. Our trainer pushes to our limits each session, always upping the ante and mixing things up. We are now in the best fitness of our lives!
    Matt and Nicole B.