About Us

Vanessa Merlo has been a part of the Boston health and fitness industry for nine years. Her passion for the business began in college, where she graduated from Suffolk University with a BSBA in Marketing. During her junior year, she started her own weight loss journey. She made a promise to herself right then and there. She would devote her time and energy to lose weight while learning how to sustain a clean, healthy life style. By doing so she lost 80lbs and stayed committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Her journey would take time to develop. After graduating with a business degree, she went off into the corporate world. Realizing this career was not her passion; she quit her job, followed her heart and became a personal trainer and health coach.

Vanessa continues to take classes, gain certifications and educate herself on this ever-revolving industry. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN, along with Kettlebells, Pre-post Natal, TRX , and Crossfit certifications. She knows the healthiest, most natural way to lose weight and keep it off. While honoring her craft and sharing her knowledge with others, she lost an astounding 100lbs. That promise she made years before came to fruition. Now, her goal is simple. Help those in need to begin their health and wellness journey. Her mission: Inspire and coach others to live a healthier life through food and fitness.

Shauna Goodwin has been working in the fitness and health field for over 13 years. She has a BS from the University of New Hampshire in Hospitality Management. She has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 2003 and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer since 2007. Shauna is a Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach and a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach. She also has certifications in Kettlebells, Pre-post Natal exercise and TRX.

Shauna’s philosophy is that we are all different. There is no one workout that works for everyone, or one diet that works for everyone.

This is a journey – she wants to guide you through it. There is so much information out there, it can drive people insane – and push them in the wrong direction. Shauna is here to provide you with the right information for YOU – and guide you through the steps to make these lifestyle changes.

Shauna uses consistency and habit forming to create plans and programs for her clients. She knows there are external factors in your life that are affecting the way you eat, move and make decisions. Shauna is not going to create the plan for you – she is here to assist you in creating the best plan for YOU. She is a cheerleader, but won’t get in your face. Most of her clients agree that she is very straightforward and practical.
Shauna currently lives in Cambridge with her husband and two dogs.


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