Coach Dean Carlson
What makes a good physical preparation coach? A passion for helping people train, not only their bodies, but also their minds. I have a deep desire to help people break out of perceived limitations and achieve their goals. I would like to help move them along the path from “I can’t” to “I DID!” A good coach does not try to motivate, but rather to inspire a trainee to find the drive within himself to do what he didn’t think was possible.
My decision to become a nutrition coach and trainer began through my own journey to good health and fitness. I was actually too thin in high school but played sports which kept me reasonably fit. My tour in the Army did the same.
It was after the Army that I ballooned to over 260 pounds. My blood sugar was too high and I was out of energy all the time; the classic symptoms of being overweight and unhealthy. When Nancy and I started our family, the realization hit me that if something didn’t change, my children could be without a dad at very young ages. It was this reality check that has led to a stronger, healthier, leaner and much more fit me: 185 pounds and feeling GREAT!
I now have the privilege of sharing my passion with others. Whether you are an athlete striving for better performance, a frustrated dieter who wants to get off the diet roller coaster or somewhere in-between, my dedication to health and happiness means the one who deserves my best coaching skills is you!
Dean Carlson is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach, a certified Functional Aging Specialist through The Functional Aging Institute, and a Level 2 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association. He also holds instructor certifications with TRX, Kettlebell Athletics, and Training for Warriors.
Dean was recognized in 2010, 2012 and 2013 as Best Fitness Trainer in Concord by the Hippo Press and in 2010 as Best Fitness Trainer in the Capital Area by the Concord Insider.
Coach Nancy Carlson
Getting started is most often the challenging part of losing weight and staying fit. Life is busy, and setting time aside to “work out” is simply one more thing to add to the list.
As a mom of six, with a high maintenance husband (see above), I have this challenge as well. To be honest, I am a work in progress. I believe this is part of what makes a good trainer – the ability to relate to clients. I truly understand the need to integrate an exercise program into a busy lifestyle without neglecting other responsibilities.
I can relate to late nights and early mornings due to a baby in the house or a sick preschooler. I understand relaxing my food standards at the Fourth of July picnic and at Christmas. And I understand being mentally exhausted to the point that I don’t even want to THINK about training.
But I’ve learned not to throw up my hands and give in to the frustration. I want to share this determination and enthusiasm with you. It is not only possible to reach your fitness goals – it will happen! I am living proof. I may not be Mrs. Fitness USA yet, but I have reached goals that others said were simply not possible after having six kids and crossing the big 4-0.
My passion is teaching and coaching others to think big and reach high. It takes work – hard work – but I am committed to helping you reach your fitness goals and getting in the best shape of your life!
Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach.
Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.
Coach Meagan Sbat
When I was 18 years old I joined the United States Marine Corps where I served two tours overseas. During my time in the service my fitness was put to the test daily. This rigorous training caused me to become passionate about my health and well-being.
As I grew in the Marine Corps I became sincerely enthusiastic about helping others reach their fitness goals and upholding those goals to the highest standards. I realized that when my time in the service came to an end I did not want my time as a motivator and fitness enthusiast to end. I wanted to encourage others to “Make It Happen.”
I am so honored to be a part of “The Best of the Best” gym, recognized by Hippo Press. I never thought that I would honestly brag about how much I love my “job.” There is no place I would rather be than right here at Get Fit NH helping you get better every single day.
Meagan Sbat holds an Associates in Exercise Science, and is a Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Youth Fitness 1, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Specialist in Senior Fitness with the International Sport Sciences Association.
Coach Adam Gray
I grew up in Chichester and graduated from Plymouth State where I really figured out exactly what it was I wanted to be a part of.
I have played sports in some capacity year round for my entire life. Whether that was out on the field as a kid or playing 4 sports a year in high school, athletics and physical activity have always been a huge part of my life.
It may be hard to believe but most of my life was spent as someone who was very overweight and it cost me major opportunities to do the things I loved on a larger stage when I was younger. To this point I have lost nearly 100lbs and feel better than I ever have in my life. This, along with my love for athletics, is what drives me to help you become the best you can be.
Whether that is getting in the shape you want to be in terms of weight and strength, or to increase speed and explosiveness for competition, I love it all. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to help any and all who want to make a difference in their life, no matter how small or how large the goal.
Adam Gray holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Plymouth State University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Coach Cari O'Shea
Hello my name is Cari O’Shea and I am the newest member of the coaching team at Get Fit NH.
Here at Get Fit NH I hope to help individuals reach their goals and to influence them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At the young age of 22, I hope to bring a positive and fun spin to everyone’s training session.
I am a recent college graduate from UMass Lowell, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Psychology. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Exercising and pushing my body to its limits, both physically and mentally, has always been something that I was familiar with growing up and was passionate about.
I began gymnastics at the young age of four and enjoyed the sport so much that I was a competitive gymnast for about ten years. The sport is what really gave me the drive to learn more about the human body, the way it functions, and the benefits that staying physically active has on your health and your overall outlook on life.
I was formerly a gymnastics instructor teaching toddlers through high schoolers the fundamentals of the sport. During this time I came to the realization that I loved teaching, educating, and motivating others and felt like I was now ready to reach out to the greater population and help them reach their goals.
Cari O'Shea holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
"Coach" Stephanie Soucy
We are incredibly blessed to have Stephanie with us, and the "Coach" title is bestowed because of the coaching she does with our staff, and sometimes (most of the time?) we really need it. Wouldn't want to do it without you Steph!
Some of you know me, but most of you don’t! But I know ALL of you…at least by name I’m Stephanie, the Office Manager. I’ve been with Get Fit for a little over 2 years now. I started here part time while I finished up grad school and then transitioned to full time a year ago.
A little more about me – I grew up in California and then moved to NH for college. I then moved to Hawaii for a while, and then came back to NH for grad school. People always ask me why I left California and Hawaii for NH, and I never have a good answer! I love swimming, scuba diving, skyskiiing, boating (basically anything around water), reading, and watching/going to sports games.
I love being part of the Get Fit team and am so lucky to be part of the Get Fit Family (especially the 4pm Epsom crew)!
Stephanie Soucy has a B.S. in Sports Management and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership w/ grad certificate in Human Resources from Southern New Hampshire University,