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Achieve Fitness Trainers

“Some of the finest and most qualified personal trainers and fitness professionals in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia area!”

The Achieve Fitness Team consists of some of the top personal trainers, fitness professionals, massage and physical therapists in the metro DC area. We believe that to be the best you have to be more than just “certified” – you need to be qualified!

That’s why our team does so well and why we are one of the fastest growing fitness companies in Maryland! Not only do we posses the knowledge (degrees, certifications, licenses, etc), but we also posses the skills to not only teach you, but to motivate you, guide you, and coach you as you achieve goals you never thought possible!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask…. you can call us anytime at 888-872-7961 or email us.

Personal Fitness Trainers


Dennys Passeto – President & Owner

Certified Personal Trainer specializing in strength training, weight loss, martial arts, and general fitness. Works with clients in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Maryland. More

Chad Ciri, BS – Group Fitness Director – ACE Certified Personal Trainer & NFPT Certified Nutritionist

Chad specializes in weight loss, nutritional counseling and general fitness. Chad sees clients in the Arlington, Alexandria VA area and is also the Vienna, VA instructor of our Women’s only bootcamp. More

Janelle Smith – Certified Personal Trainer

Janelle is a certified personal trainer through NSPA. Janelle is the instructor of the Gaithersburg/Germantown Boot Camp, an active fitness model and… More

Richard Rosemond is a Certified Personal Trainer through NSPA (National Strength Professional Association) specializing in weight loss and strength training. Richard works with clients in Germantown, Gaithersburg, Potomac and Fairfax. Richard also played professional soccer in his native country, Haiti and continues to play recreational soccer in the Germantown area.


Melissa Morales is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant from the National Personal Training Institute. Melissa specializes in strength training, weight loss, and rehabilitation training. She is a graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working towards her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy. Melissa works with clients in the Northern Virginia area.


Shaprina Evans – Current US Army Sergeant and drill instructor. Shaprina can whip you into shape like none other. She will instill in you the discipline, motivation, and organization necessary for you to reach your fitness goals. Shaprina works with clients all over the Maryland, DC and Virginia area.


Lorenzo Mesina – Certified Personal Trainer (IFPA, NASM, NFTA), USMC Corporal : 4th Supply Battalion, 4th FSSG

Lorenzo received his first fitness achievement in the United States Marine Corp for completing the “Physical Conditioning Platoon” after a knee injury. Once out of the Marine Corps, he started in Gold’s Gym in November 1998 as a certified trainer (IFPA). He has since competed in NGA Body Building – 2000 (4th place, light weight), 2001 (5th place, light weight), 2007 (5th place, middle weight).

He completed his certification with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and started working with people with light physical disabilities, senior citizens and the handicapped. Currently, Lorenzo is certified with The Natural Fitness Trainers Association as a Strength Coach and Strength Trainer and continuing his passion in physical fitness specializing both in post rehab and strength athletes.


Lenae Peer – Lenae majored in Exercise Science and Art at Montgomery College and then transferred to Salisbury University to complete her bachelors in Exercise Science. A teacher at heart, she is patient and experienced in working with a wide range of clientele from older adults and children to the physically and mentally disabled.

Lenae started personal training in 2004 and is certified through ACSM, ACE, and NSPA. She specializes in body sculpting, core stabilization training, posture improvement, and corrective/rehab exercise. Her personal workouts include strength training, biking, jump rope, yoga and ballroom dancing. Lenae’s passion is to serve by using her talents to educate and motivate others to live richer and more productive lives.


Ashley Avila – Ashley is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant from the National Personal Training Institute. She specializes in strength training and conditioning, but has a personal passion for nutrition and wellness and enjoys pushing others towards their personal goals.

Having played NCAA Volleyball and still actively playing USAV, she is very competitive and never accepts failure. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BA in French and History. Ashley works with clients in the Northern Virginia/DC area. GO HOKIES!


Stephanie Taylor – Stephanie’s introduction to health and fitness began at an early age. Growing up, she spent hours in the gym working out with her father. From him she learned proper form, breathing, and most important, discipline.

She’s an NPTI (national personal training institute) graduate. Along with being a personal trainer she’s also a certified nutritionist. In my quest for endless energy, to keep up with her two small children, she has found that whole/organic food without preservatives combined with exercise can keep her going all day. Stephanie has somewhat of a holistic approach when working with her clients. Her motto – “Our destination is that of a sound mind and body”


Nikki Hawkins – A former police officer, Nikki likes to incorporate a bit of “boot camp” into her personal training sessions. Mixing up her clients’ workouts while maintaining the level of consistency to see definite results, Nikki works to ensure her clients reach their fullest potential. Nikki has been involved with fitness her entire life.

In college, Nikki played Division II softball while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. After moving to the DC area to attend the University of Maryland for graduate school, Nikki began training for marathons and completed both the Marine Corps and San Diego Rock N Roll marathons. Nikki has experience teaching classes as well as individual instruction, exercising her fitness certification from the Cooper Institute.


Elizabeth Tullberg, Rockville maryland Personal Trainer

Elizabeth Tullberg – Liz is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant, from the
National Personal Training Institute. Liz specializes in strength training, weight loss, functional training, is also a graduate from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Psychology. Liz works with clients in the Montgomery County area, and Washington, DC.


Jesse Cannone – Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Rehab Specialist, Certified in Performance Nutrition. Jesse is the founder of Achieve Fitness and remains a good friend and consultant for the business. More


Massage Therapists

Steve Hefferon – Sports Massage Therapist

Steve is a licensed massage therapist specializing in sports and medical massage. Works extensively with runners including the Montgomery County Road Runners Club More

Advisory Board

Dr. Mark Wiley, Ph.D. – Dr. Wiley is a contributing writer, friend and mentor to Achieve Fitness. He is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Ph.D. in Alternative Medicine Mind-Body Health Practitioner, Author, Celebrated Teacher. Find out more about Dr. Mark Wiley More


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