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Our Trainers

Tamara Chase
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Body Pump Instructor


Tamara is an attorney and group fitness instructor who has been leading group fitness in our community since 1984.  She is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and in addition to working with private clients she currently instructs Spinning® and Body Pump®. Tamara graduated from the University of Vermont and Northeastern University School of Law and takes great pleasure in sharing her experience and love of fitness with all the wonderful people she has the pleasure of working with.

Available:  By Appointment
Phone: 734-0765


Emily Miner-Fleury

AFFA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified TRX® Suspension Trainer
Member Services Director & Group Fitness Instructor

Train for Life!  Time spent in the gym allows you to do all the things you love to do outside.  Whether you're new to exercise, looking for a more challenging program or need help achieving your fitness goals Emily has the plan for you.  Combining functional everyday movements with strength, cardio and core stability will give you the tools and knowledge to make exercise an enjoyable part of your life.  As a certified TRX training expert Emily will not only teach you the fundamentals of TRX, but how to incorporate a wide range of TRX strength, balance and flexibility exercises into your workouts.

Available: By Appointment
Phone: 802-349-8825


Michele Butler
BS, Springfield College
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Experience in cardiac stress testing & cardiac rehab. Enjoys sport-specific programming, working on postural, flexibility, and post-rehab issues.  Plays competitive tennis, dabbles in snowboarding & gardening.

  Available:  Monday through Friday by appointment.
Phone: 989-0096

Kristen Ginsburg
M.A. in Education, B.S. in Psychology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor


After a thorough assessment, Kristen offers a personalized and holistic program to help her clients achieve their fitness goals. Kristen also teaches spinning, strength training and weight management classes. She enjoys skiing, biking, yoga, gardening and cooking.

Available: Monday-Friday by Appointment 8-5PM
Phone: 989-5435


Fred Putnam, Jr.

B.S., University of New Hampshire
AFFA Certified Personal Trainer,  Silver Sneakers Group Fitness
Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (OSHA and Keene State College)

Personalized fitness plans to meet your goals.  Occupational fitness (job readiness), occupational and other ergonomics (indoor and outdoor), senior fitness, strength, balance, weight management, aerobic capacity, flexibility.  Any age or fitness level whether you are new to exercise, returning or have been exercising regularly.  Fred also teaches group fitness classes at Midd Fit. 

Available:  Most days for appointments by mutual arrangement
Phone: 353-7979


Kasey Russett

B.S. Alternative Medicine, Everglades University
AFPA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified TRX® Suspension Trainer

Member Services Coordinator at Middlebury Fitness. Enjoys helping people use exercise and optimum food choices to ge themselves into great shape. Weight loss through proper nutrition and exercise programs are a specialty as well as TRX Suspension Training.
Available:  Monday – Sunday By Appointment
Phone: 349-9240


Megan Sears

B.A., University of Vermont
AFFA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Body Pump® Instructor,  Spinning® Instructor

Megan enjoys working with people to establish fitness goals and offer support to achieve them.  As a group fitness instructor and Head Field Hockey Coach at Middlebury Union High School, she is passionate about promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. She will work with her clients to establish the ideal training program for success and adapt those programs as clients progress over time.  Megan enjoys being a part of the Middlebury Fitness community and will work hard to encourage members to practice a healthy and happy lifestyle through exercise.
Available:  By Appointment
Phone: 802-363-1291


Elijah Paradee
B.S., Casteton State College
AFFA Certified Personal Trainer, B.S. Exercise Science

Elijah is a keen practitioner of the art of free weights.  Developing proper form, as well as following appropriate progression allows individuals to realize their fitness goals.  Having completed Army Basic Training and the Department of Defense’s Fire Academy, Elijah possesses an intimate knowledge of fitness testing, as well as military/ emergency service fitness demands.  With an education at Castleton State College in Exercise Science he possesses a wide range of fitness knowledge, and is eager to help you on your fitness journey.
Available:  By Appointment
Phone: 802-309-5047