Achieve Fitness

When we created Achieve Fitness, we knew we wanted to be more than just a "gym". Having worked in traditional gyms in the past, we knew we needed to create a concept that would provide our members with the most effective tools for success. This meant we needed to offer individualized training programs so that our members knew exactly what to do as soon as they walked through the doors. This also meant we needed to provide an intensive learning environment led by intelligent and caring coaches. Most of all, we needed to foster a welcoming atmosphere and community that made everyone feel a sense of belonging.

We have 2 StrongFirst Team Leaders and 5 StrongFirst certified coaches on our staff. We believe strongly in the principles that StrongFirst teaches and our

Gym Owner / Operator Professional Background

1. StrongFirst Qualifications

2. Affiliate Qualifications

3. Other Qualifications
Lead Instructor (if different from owner / operator) Professional Background

1. StrongFirst Qualifications

2. Affiliate Qualifications

3. Other Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Name(s) and Professional Background

1. Instructor Names and Backgrounds
Sarah Polacco, CPT, SFG II, SFB, SFL, FMS Maureen Harris, CPT, SFG II, SFB, SFL, FMS, PN

2. StrongFirst Qualifications

3. Affiliate Qualifications

4. Other Qualifications
Additional Information

1. Training modalities / disciplines in use at your gym currently
Kettlebell, barbell, bodyweight training.

2. Programming in use for private or group classes
We use a blend of SFL, plan strong, ROP, and other influences. Individualized programming for our semi-privates and general for groups.

3. Listing of services / classes offered at your facility
Two options - semi-private training (groups of 3:1) or large group classes.

4. Demographics of gym users
25-35 make up 80%, but we have as young as 16 and as old as 70.

5. Ideal students
Young professionals (but really anyone) in the Somerville/Boston area looking to learn more about strength training.
Training Equipment at Use in Your Gym Currently

1. Kettlebells (brands, sizes, quantity)
Perform better kettlebells: at least four of everything from 8kg to 32kg and singles up to 48kg

2. Pull-up bar (yes / no)

3. Barbell Equipment (bars, weights, racks, etc.)
5 racks with 10 barbells and bumper plates

4. Other Equipment
TRX, Sleds, bands, dumbbells all from perform better

Gym Specs

Leader: Lauren Pak
Established Date: 7/31/2017
Phone: 617-616-5801


42 Merriam Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
United States


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