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, Head Coach and 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, SFG, SFL, SFB, TRX

Ted Andrews, Coach and Program Designer

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, Pn1, USAW, PML1-RTS

Maureen Harris, Coach

Maureen began coaching at Achieve in 2015.  She continues to be amazed by the magic of movement and strength training on improving mood, confidence, and general quality of life, and she loves having the opportunity to help others realize a more powerful and empowered version of their original selves!  When she's not coaching or lifting, Maureen is laying in the sun with a good book, walking or hiking with her dog, or planning her next trip!

Maureen's professional certifications include: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, FMS, SFG, SFL, SFB, Pn1


Emily Beinecke, 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


MEET THE MEMBER SERVICES TEAM

Whitney Pensinger, Office Manager

Meg Guliford, Front Desk

Katie Knotts, Front Desk

Laurel Mathiesen, Front Desk