Our Team 2017-08-21T15:46:02+00:00

OUR TEAM

WE’RE NOT YOUR AVERAGE TRAINERS
Adam Vogel

Adam is the founder of Pure Performance Training. He has been involved in the implementation and administration of Strength and Conditioning programs for over ten years. While earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University, Adam began his training career working with members of the University’s football, hockey, and lacrosse teams. From there he expanded into developing strength-training programs for the general population and corrective-exercise programs for post-rehabilitative patients.

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BJ Baker

BJ has been involved in the training, preparation, nutritional counseling, and rehabilitation of athletes in virtually every sport. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Athletic Training (Magna Cum Laude) at Cortland State University before going on to complete his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca he worked as a graduate assistant at Cornell University, earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation became a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer.

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Kathie McCarthy

Kathie specializes in transitioning clients with injuries from the rehabilitation process into strucutred strength and conditioning programs as their capabilities, function, and needs progress.

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Nick Downing

Nick began his personal training career in 2005 after completing his final season playing Major League Soccer. Nick was the New England Revolution’s first pick in the 2001 Major League Soccer Super-Draft and played three seasons with the Revs. He later played with the Portland Timbers and Charleston Battery in the United Soccer League.

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Bethany Hart

Bethany graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. After graduation, she worked at a Physical Therapy clinic in Connecticut aiding in the rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. At the time, she also began working with high school level athletes and teams as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Level 1 (KBC) Kettlebell Instructor. She transitioned into the personal training field four years ago.

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Emily Pinto

Emily graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Exercise Science, where she was a member of the cross country team, and a staff trainer at the Ithaca College Wellness Center. After graduation, she began working as a personal trainer at various heath facilities in greater Boston.

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Sam Sturgis

Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University and a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College, where he was also the Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Varsity Baseball and Women’s Volleyball teams. Sam was responsible for developing in- and off-season strength and conditioning programs and oversaw the rehabilitation of all injured athletes.

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Daniel Torgerson

Dan is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He believes that a sound fitness routine, anchored by functional training techniques, provides a solid foundation for health and well being. He works with his clients to develop a customized training plan to meet specific health and fitness needs. Dan’s dedication to his own health and fitness has been an inspiration to the people around him and over the past eight years he has dedicated himself to coaching individuals of all skill levels.

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Mike Sirani

Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Licensed Massage Therapist.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Exercise Science, with a concentration in Sports Performance, from Springfield College, and a license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute in Watertown, MA.  During his time at Springfield, Mike was a member of the baseball team, and completed a highly sought after six-month internship at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA.

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Mike DeMille

Mike is a Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach who places an emphasis on return to sport play and prior level of function following injury. Mike graduated from Springfield College with a Doctor of Physical Therapy where he also pitched for the varsity baseball team.

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