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What has driven me, from my early days as a yoga instructor, then founder & owner FORM 01945, was the quest to build a collective space for the health and wellness of our clients, founded on a strong sense of community. I hold the passionate belief, as both a fitness instructor and a mother, that a fitness studio is a place to shape the wellness of body, as well as that of the mind and spirit. STRENGTH IS A MINDSET As a mother of two, a wife and a daughter, I appreciate that life challenges often get thrown at us out of the blue. In 2021, my beloved father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away six weeks later. What I discovered during this painful experience was how key our fitness community was to the process of healing from grief, not only for myself, but for many of our members, who come here to strengthen their bodies and increase emotional well-being through the shared belief that we can, together, achieve anything. With the mantra borrowed from inspirational guru Glennon Doyle,”You can do hard things,” our clients are encouraged to take agency over their health and wellness, both physically and spiritually. I take pride in cheering on my clients; I know that it’s not easy for every individual to suit up, show up and leave everything on the mat. Those victories should be celebrated.
GENERAL MANAGER / MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR / TREAD / FORM / PERSONAL TRAINER / BUILD
15+ years as a head NCAA Div III collegiate lacrosse coach. Started 2 programs from the ground up; Mount Ida College in Newton, MA and Hendrix College in Conway, AR. I have international coaching experience as the head coach of the first Colombian National Team and coached them during the 2017 World Cup. I hold a masters degree in Sports Management with a concentration in coaching from Lasell University.
I played collegiate lacrosse at Wheaton College, was a 2x captain and 3x NEWMAC first team All-conference player. While at Wheaton I received the “Caroline Cutler” female leadership award and was a 3 year member and president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
TREAD / FORM
I love teaching at FORM because of the people and the style of workouts. The upbeat music, the ever changing workouts and the motivation I get from the instructors is what keeps me coming back. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get after these workouts and I know you will too!
FORM / RIP / PERSONAL TRAINER
19 years of experience in the fitness industry including personal training, small group training, group exercise and CrossFit coaching. Big believer in dialing in technique, using compound movements & tailoring a client’s program to what THEY need/want to achieve.
KUT / BUILD
I am grateful that my fitness journey has led me to Form01945. Group exercise has been a passion of mine for many years. I have taught kickboxing, and small group training on the North Shore for the past 6 years. The energy and enthusiasm that is shared during a workout is empowering to everyone in the room, both physically and mentally. I strive to push people beyond mental road-blocks. Functional movement, strength and cardiovascular health are so important to longevity. My appreciation for fitness is balanced with my belief that a body needs to be fueled well, with seeking out healthful foods and hydration.
TREAD / NUTRITION COACH / PERSONAL TRAINER
My goal as an instructor is to make a connection with each and every person who comes to my class. My hope is to give them confidence to stretch out of their comfort zone. I am a certified Personal Trainer and hold certifications in Barre Above and Extreme HITT Chaos training.
TREAD / PERSONAL TRAINER
I bring a lifetime of active and living with over 30 years of fitness/personal training and dance coaching experience. I grew up in Marblehead and my fitness and athletic discipline started at a young age 6. I was a dancer, a competitive gymnast and a varsity soccer player at Marblehead High School.
After working on a Bone Marrow Transplant ICU at Brigham and Women’s hospital I left the bedside nursing field to stay home and raise my two children. As an active mom, staying fit and prioritizing my health has always been extremely important to me.
I began exploring mindfulness over six years ago when an injury sidelined my regular yoga practice. It was not until stepping away from the mat that I realized how much I valued the mental benefits of yoga as much as the physical ones, and the mind-body connection inherent in practice. I discovered I could replicate and cultivate that same sense of relaxation and ease in seated meditation practice, and through continued study and practice has an even greater appreciation and understanding of mindfulness as a tool to support and enhance all aspects of daily life. One of my specific areas of interest is the integration of mindfulness in athletics and fitness programs.
My mindfulness practice has helped me to better manage stress and anxiety, become a more effective and compassionate communicator, and enjoy each small moment with much more focus and calm. It is both my privilege and purpose to share mindfulness practices with others to support overall health and wellbeing.
Personal Trainer + Tread
A pediatric nurse & Marblehead native, Micaela discovered years ago the true power of fitness to connect with your mind, your body and with others. When her best friend brought her to FORM, she knew she had found a special place. She is a believer that when we carve out the time to take care of ourselves physically, we build confidence and can transform our lives. She never stops moving and has taught spin, tread, rowing, strength, TRX, and yoga classes throughout the North Shore and Boston area. In her free time you can find her outside with her dog Mack, hanging with loved ones, or chowing down at one of her favorite restaurants!
Liam Gillis, a Marblehead native who brings a blend of athleticism and sports performance to the world of personal training at FORM. Having graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2018, Liam majored in Finance and Business, while also playing four years DII college football and being elected as captain his senior year. His passion for sports and fitness beginning at a very young age with his Mom, and continued to grow as he pursued his athletic goals. Throughout his journey, Liam had the incredible opportunity to train under some of the top-sports performance coaches/programs in the area, including Mike Boyle (MBSC), Marti Shea (Marti Shea Coaching), Luke Behn (Muscular Sports/Marblehead Fitness), and his mom (Lisa Gillis – FORM), further deepening his knowledge and expertise. Today, Liam proudly holds the title of Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In his spare time you can find him traveling with his fiancé, Eva, coaching the Varsity Football and Boy’s Hockey teams at Marblehead High, working on his house, or out on the water with his family and friends.
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