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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


Shem Johnston-Bloom

BA and MA - Wesleyan University
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified CATZ® Instructor

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Football Coach at Middlebury College.     Shem was an All-State High School football player for three years and was captain of his    collegiate team at Wesleyan University in 2004 and 2005 where he was named an All Conference athlete for those seasons.  Shem is a native of Middlebury where he currently resides with his fiancee Jackie and dog Rascal.

Available: 7 days a week by Appointment
Phone: 802-683-6697


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


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