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MAEL WALKOWIAK As a former Division One athlete, Mael brings his deep passion for functional movement and well-being to every client. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), and relentlessly pursues his health and wellness education to better serve PVCF members and athletes throughout New England. Indeed, everyday is more excellent with Mael focus and care.

MAEL WALKOWIAK

As a former Division One athlete, Mael brings his deep passion for functional movement and well-being to every client. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), and relentlessly pursues his health and wellness education to better serve PVCF members and athletes throughout New England. Indeed, everyday is more excellent with Mael focus and care.

AYN TOPPIN Ayn holds many CrossFit and fitness certifications and specializes in assessments and creating rehabilitation and goal-focused programming for all ages. With a background as a certified Bikram yoga instructor, CrossFit Regionals athlete, and Division One soccer player at the University of Oklahoma, Ayn brings a breadth of experience and insight for all of her clients.  For Ayn, training is more about self-actualization than fitness. 

AYN TOPPIN

Ayn holds many CrossFit and fitness certifications and specializes in assessments and creating rehabilitation and goal-focused programming for all ages. With a background as a certified Bikram yoga instructor, CrossFit Regionals athlete, and Division One soccer player at the University of Oklahoma, Ayn brings a breadth of experience and insight for all of her clients.  For Ayn, training is more about self-actualization than fitness. 

DAMIAN PAGANO-STALZER Damian is the Head Trainer in our Hadley location. He is passionate about coaching at PVCF. He focuses on developing personal relationships and helping empower all of our members. He has competed in Martial Arts at the National level and coached competitive athletes for several years giving him insight into athletic development. He has learned about the body in relation to sports performance as an Undergraduate student in Kinesiology, and Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning internships at a Division-One Collegiate program. 

DAMIAN PAGANO-STALZER

Damian is the Head Trainer in our Hadley location. He is passionate about coaching at PVCF. He focuses on developing personal relationships and helping empower all of our members. He has competed in Martial Arts at the National level and coached competitive athletes for several years giving him insight into athletic development. He has learned about the body in relation to sports performance as an Undergraduate student in Kinesiology, and Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning internships at a Division-One Collegiate program. 

HEATHER MCKINNEY Anyone who takes Heather's classes adores her attention to detail and her sense of humor. As a competitive CrossFitter, Heather's depth of training extend to clients with a vast range of goals. She welcomes all members and clients with her warm smile and personality.

HEATHER MCKINNEY

Anyone who takes Heather's classes adores her attention to detail and her sense of humor. As a competitive CrossFitter, Heather's depth of training extend to clients with a vast range of goals. She welcomes all members and clients with her warm smile and personality.

ROBERT MIGLIACCIO Rob is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has completed the Level 2 Course. Rob loves to share his background in kinesiology and nutrition to help his clients thrive. He celebrated for his focus on technique and subtle sense of humor!

ROBERT MIGLIACCIO

Rob is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has completed the Level 2 Course. Rob loves to share his background in kinesiology and nutrition to help his clients thrive. He celebrated for his focus on technique and subtle sense of humor!

LAUREN ABEND Lauren is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and licensed Sports Massage Therapist who operates an independent practice in Hadley. She has been a Crossfit athlete for over 3 years and participates in other athletic endeavors such as running, biking, hiking and soccer. She is also a mother to two athletic sons. Lauren is passionate about movement and wellness, and is excited to help facilitate your path toward wellness and optimal functional movement.

LAUREN ABEND

Lauren is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and licensed Sports Massage Therapist who operates an independent practice in Hadley. She has been a Crossfit athlete for over 3 years and participates in other athletic endeavors such as running, biking, hiking and soccer. She is also a mother to two athletic sons. Lauren is passionate about movement and wellness, and is excited to help facilitate your path toward wellness and optimal functional movement.

PAT RAUKER Pat brings some Eastern Mass fire to PVCF! He he grew up playing football, hockey, and lacrosse. You can usually find Pat squatting heavy or working on his mobility in the gym. He holds a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate and was recently commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

PAT RAUKER

Pat brings some Eastern Mass fire to PVCF! He he grew up playing football, hockey, and lacrosse. You can usually find Pat squatting heavy or working on his mobility in the gym. He holds a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate and was recently commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

BRIAN KAZAK Brian is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a firefighter with the Northampton Fire Department. Brian's organization and care for each and every member is unparallelled. Indeed, athletes will often arrive for a class with every aspect of the workout written out and set up with warm precision. Whether it's a fire or fitness goals, you're in great hands with Coach Brian!

BRIAN KAZAK

Brian is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a firefighter with the Northampton Fire Department. Brian's organization and care for each and every member is unparallelled. Indeed, athletes will often arrive for a class with every aspect of the workout written out and set up with warm precision. Whether it's a fire or fitness goals, you're in great hands with Coach Brian!

CAROLINE CURTIS As an athlete from childhood to college, Caroline brings her competitive experience in soccer, gymnastics, and track. Caroline first began weightlifting after college when she entered a fitness center looking for a way to stay fit and healthy outside of the team-sports environment. Caroline joined PVCF in the summer of 2015 and received her USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certification in January 2016.

CAROLINE CURTIS

As an athlete from childhood to college, Caroline brings her competitive experience in soccer, gymnastics, and track. Caroline first began weightlifting after college when she entered a fitness center looking for a way to stay fit and healthy outside of the team-sports environment. Caroline joined PVCF in the summer of 2015 and received her USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach certification in January 2016.

 
KIERAN KELLEHER Kieran is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and comes to us from Plymouth, Ma. Our members love Kieran's coaching and encouragement. Classes with Kieran are sure to be the perfect combination of fitness, focus and friendliness. 

KIERAN KELLEHER

Kieran is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and comes to us from Plymouth, Ma. Our members love Kieran's coaching and encouragement. Classes with Kieran are sure to be the perfect combination of fitness, focus and friendliness.