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Meet the team

Meet the Owners:

Jason and Lauren Pak

Jason and Lauren opened Achieve Fitness in 2012 after realizing that there were not enough gyms out there who truly cared about their members' success. Their mission is to create a better life experience for as many people as they can, and they are laser-focused on making a positive impact on the world. When they’re not working with their team or coaching their members, they can be found spending time with their dog, Diesel, playing football, or relaxing on the beach in Cape Cod. They are grateful everyday for the opportunity they have to fulfill their vision.

Jason's professional certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, StrongFirst Team Leader (SFGII, SFL, SFB), Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS), USA Weightlifting Certified Sports Performance Coach

Lauren's professional certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, StrongFirst Team Leader (SFGII, SFL, SFB), Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS), Precision Nutrition Certified Coach (Pn1)

Meet the coaches

Sarah Polacco, Fitness Director, Head Coach, Program Designer

Sarah has been a coach at Achieve Fitness since 2014. Her goal is to make people feel strong and healthy inside and out. She strives to make others feel confident in all aspects of their life through fitness. Outside of the gym Sarah can be found playing volleyball, dancing, watching the Fast and the Furious series, or taking on any new adventure that comes her way!

Sarah's professional certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, FMS, StrongFirst Team Leader (SFGII, SFL, SFB), USAW, TRX


Ted Andrews, Head Program Designer, Coach

Ted has been coaching at Achieve since the summer of 2015. It's Ted's goal to use his fascination of physiology to help others reach new heights in their athleticism and health, all while having some laughs along the way. When not at Achieve, Ted is an ice cream and coffee connoisseur, enjoys Jennifer Lawrence movies, as well as hiking, cooking, traveling, and playing sports of all kinds!

Ted's professional certifications include: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, FMS, SFG, Pn1, USAW2, PML1-RTS


Emily Beinecke, Program Designer, Coach

Emily began coaching at Achieve in the summer of 2016. She loves learning and teaching about the mechanics and capabilities of the human body. She continues to be inspired by others who push themselves in the pursuit of their goals both inside and outside of the gym. When she is not coaching at Achieve, you can find Emily laughing with her friends, playing her guitar, or training with the Boston Renegades as a wide receiver.

Emily's professional certifications include: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, FMS, SFG, USAW


Michaela Mazure, Coach

Michaela began at Achieve as an intern back in June, and came on board as a coach at the beginning of September. She loves to make other people smile, and it is her goal to help everyone feel welcome and confident both inside and outside Achieve. When she’s not at gym, Michaela can be found studying nutrition at BU, playing sports with friends, or in the kitchen trying out new recipes!

Michaela's professional certifications include: NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, FMS, USAW



Ariel Wahl, Coach 

Ariel, with a passion for all things fitness and wellness related and on a constant quest to find new fitness friends, found Achieve in 2017. She likes to help people build confidence in and outside the gym and help all members find the fun in their training- no matter the mode they choose. When not coaching you can find Ariel training for her next fitness venture, on the yoga mat or making shakes!

Ariel's professional certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training


Gina Berrettoni, Coach 

Gina is a 2011 graduate of Bay State College's Physical Therapist Assistant program, and also a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner. In the last 3 years as a member of Achieve, she has been involved in powerlifting, and has run multiple 5ks, half marathons, and Reach the Beach Relays. She enjoys helping people get back to activity after injury, as well as helping people reach goals that they have set for themselves!

Gina's professional certifications include: PT Assistant, Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner


Haley Harrison, Coach 

Haley has been a coach at Achieve since the fall of 2017. Her fascination with the human movement system drives her passion for helping people meet their goals and achieve what they don't think they are capable of, in health, fitness, and rehabilitation. When she is not in the gym, she is busy earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, working with adaptive athletes, or hiking/skiing in the mountains.

Haley's professional certifications include: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), FMS, SFG, Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT)


John Thompson, Coach 

John has worked as a personal trainer since 2012. He became obsessed with fitness in high school when he was constantly searching for ways to become a better athlete. Currently, he is finishing up his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Over the years, John has completed many continuing education courses and certifications including obtaining his CSCS. When he's not training or working in a PT clinic, you can find him doing challenging hikes, playing ping pong, or eating ice cream.

John's professional certifications include: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), CFSC


MEET THE MEMBER SERVICES TEAM

Hannah Cravotta-Crouch, Office Manager 

Hannah loves to meet new people and learn their stories. You can usually find her behind the desk ready to answer your questions and bring a positive attitude to your day! Hannah is basically a Puma sponsored athlete (or at least she should be). When she’s not at the gym she likes traveling, watching soccer and listening to Taylor Swift.

Katie Burns, Front Desk

Ash Beckham, Front Desk