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Our Staff

Please see here a brief bio for each of our staff members.
  • Blake Sama

    Blake is the owner and founder of Movement Over Everything (MOVE). He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in mechanical engineering and biomechanics from Northeastern University where he graduated first in both classes, while personal training through his time there. He started the business shortly after graduating after recognizing the unmet need of on-site personal training. His knowledge base and client experience is vast having worked with clients from the mid twenties athlete for sports performance and strength and conditioning to the 70 year old female who strives to be more mobile. His educational background of human mechanics and anatomy alongside his programming experience allows for flexible programming and the ability to work with all clients, regardless of their current fitness level.

    Blake is a certified personal trainer through the National Federation of Professional Trainers and is a USAW Level 1 Coach.
  • Chelsea Mancini

    Chelsea became passionate about proper human movement, rehabilitation and strength training after a high school soccer injury of a torn ACL. For the past 4 years, she has worked as a personal trainer, helping women navigate weight loss goals, healthy pregnancies, and general well-being. Upon completing study with the Nutritional Therapy Association, she decided to make a shift to nutrition coaching. She believes in a foundational, bio-individual approach to nutrition, treating the root cause first rather than just surface symptoms. With the help of in-depth assessment and analysis, she aims to help her clients take control over their nutrition to support the demands of day to day life.
  • Danielle Machold

    Danielle Machold, a native of Killingworth, Connecticut, first became interested in the fields of personal training and physical therapy in her high school days being a three sport athlete and having gone through training and rehab herself. After taking anatomy and physiology her junior year of high school she really developed a passion for the human body and understanding how people move.

    Danielle graduated with her bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2015 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 both from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. While attending schools Danielle became a certified personal trainer in 2013 through the American College of Sports Medicine. Danielle completed her second clinical physical therapy affiliation at React Physical Therapy in Chicago’s West Loop working with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level where she really gained an appreciation for manual therapy, active release techniques and their effect on human performance. Her third clinical affiliation was at the University of Notre Dame working with the men’s lacrosse team where she was able to continue working with the many disciplines that play a role in keeping an athlete injury free and able to perform at the next level every single day.

    Danielle enjoys a good cup of coffee, all types of food, being outside, sprinting and jumping, developing strength and conditioning programs for personal training clients, snowboarding, and a good hooded sweatshirt.

  • Eliza Cohen

    Eliza developed a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for athletics from an early age. She trained and competed as an elite tennis player with the Bollettieri academy and continued to play varsity tennis and volleyball throughout high school.

    As an active participant in Northeastern’s group fitness classes, Eliza’s passion for fitness grew. In 2014, she became an ACSM certified personal trainer with a strong interest in strength training. Eliza was able to come full circle during her clinical experiences and had the opportunity to work with elite athletes including Olympic Sailors, NFL combine participants and Bollettieri Tennis Academy students.

    Eliza graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Science in 2016, and in 2017 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Sports Strength and Conditioning concentration.

    Currently, Eliza works as a physical therapist for a private outpatient clinic. Eliza primarily treats musculoskeletal pain and sports related injuries, including post-operative and return to sport rehabilitation. She is a manual based therapist combining several soft tissue mobilization techniques and dry needling with mobility and corrective exercises.

  • Isley Boyarski

    Isley is an LMT & NMT from Montana with a background in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting. She started doing massage therapy to learn how to help her clients and comrades move pain free. She has worked on all body types, from 80 year old women to 275 pound power lifters, and understands that each body is unique in its needs and how it responds to bodywork. Whether you need a sports massage or want a more laid back relaxation massage, Isley has you covered!

  • Jeffrey Thomas

    Jeffrey has an incredible background and mission using yoga practices and teaching. He is a Yogi, a parent, a runner, yoga teacher, and social entrepreneur trying to heal himself and my small corner of the world with trauma-informed yoga! You can be sure no matter what level you practice at, Jeffrey will be ready and willing to give you a great practice!
  • Laura Savage

    By day I’m a CPA, but I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness. As an active member in the Boston fitness scene, I enjoy teaching cycling as well as a variety of group fitness classes. I love the power of exercise to help you relieve stress and feel good, so I make it my goal to have every participant leave my class feeling accomplished, knowing they showed up to do something good for themselves. I hold certifications in Stages cycling as well as AFAA Group Fitness and am always looking to try the latest fitness trend! When I’m not in the studio, you’ll find me at the beach or trying out a new restaurant with friends. I love bringing people together and cannot wait to sweat with you!
  • Michaela Volpe

    Michaela Volpe studied Neurological Psychology at The University of Massachusetts Boston and Global Mental Health and Trauma at the Massachusetts School of Psychology. As an avid soccer and lacrosse player, her continuation of love for fitness carried her into the world of sports specific training and adaptive sports therapy as a certified personal trainer and TRX instructor which she has been doing on the south shore for eight years. Furthermore, her neurological background and pedagogy of the principal components of mental health and physical activity propelled her into doing sports adaptive therapies such as surfing, kayaking, climbing, and sled hockey.

    Her own passion of high intensity interval training led her into a spin room four years ago. On the same day, she signed up to get her Mad Dogg Spinning Certification and has been teaching every since. The dual combination of motivating individuals past their own cognitive barriers, and her unending love for music formulate a powerful spin class set to new and addicting songs. Come check out a class and let her support you in taking your aerobic and anaerobic training to a new level!
  • Michelle Boutet

    As a Registered Dietitian with over seven years of health and fitness experience, Michelle knows first-hand how important the food we eat is to athletic performance and everyday life. She believes that eating healthy is a lifestyle, and strives to educate others on how to fuel their bodies not just for fitness, but for living each day to its fullest. She provides nutrition coaching and customized diet plans for various heath goals such as weight loss, fitness performance, disease prevention and management, and overall health and well-being. She is motivated by her drive to help people find balance with eating healthy, exercising, and living an active life. She wants people to realize that eating well should be part of an everyday routine – no fad diets required.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of New Hampshire, and completed her graduate nutrition coursework at Simmons College, and dietetic internship at the University of Delaware. She is also a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD).

    Remaining connected with the fitness community in Boston, Michelle spends her free time pushing her limits in CrossFit, practicing yoga, going for walks and bike rides, listening to podcasts, and trying new recipes. She loves checking out new restaurants, traveling, hiking, snowboarding, and visiting local breweries.

    Michelle hopes to educate, motivate, and inspire her clients to lead a happy, active, and balanced life by finding the most nourishing foods for their bodies. Whether it's increasing strength and energy, losing a few (or gaining a few) pounds, running faster, recovering from an illness, or just feeling better, she fearlessly guides clients to look and feel their best.

  • Monica Ferrazzani

    Monica grew up playing every sport that was offered. Always the first on the field and last off, full of energy to exert! She started getting serious with health & fitness when she was a 3 sport athlete in high school & knowing she was going to continue with athletics in college.

    Competing with the softball team for 4 years, she graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in business & health fitness. Being in the athletic department with other student athletes, she realized how important pregame, post-game, and off-season rehabilitation and movement was for our bodies to keep us injury free and performing our best.

    She is a NASM certified personal trainer & enrolled in the nutrition specialist program, finishing in 2021.

    She has worked with a magnitude of clients ranging from blind clients, young and aspiring athletes, and those just looking to get in better shape! She hopes to help her clients create a lifestyle that is sustainable & powerful in a sense that they can love themselves in every aspect. "Our bodies are adaptable machines and with dedication and proper training, they can do anything."

    In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching comedy movies, and traveling to her favorite shake place!

  • Nick Vasiliadis

    With over 5 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and strength coach, Nick has helped dozens of clients of varying ages and backgrounds improve their health and build strength and athleticism. An avid soccer player, Nick continues to play amateur soccer and coach at the youth level, and encourages his players and clients to take a lifelong interest in their own health and wellness beyond team sports. His goal is to help all of his clients achieve their goals and push their limits through intelligently designed programming and coaching. Nick is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach, and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
  • Patrick Li

    Patrick found his passion for strength sports in the Northeastern weight room, competing in powerlifting at the USAPL collegiate nationals in his first year. Shortly after, he was introduced to Olympic-style weightlifting and hasn't looked back since. Patrick has competed at numerous local and national level meets (USAW Jr, University Nationals, AO) and had the opportunity to visit the Jinan Olympic training center in Shandong, China where he trained with Olympic hopefuls as well as learned about weightlifting methodology and programming from some of the most elite athletes in the sport. Patrick is a certified USAW L1 Coach and is in the process of obtaining his NASM CSCS. He spent a number years also working as a physical therapy aid further educating himself and refining his movement and corrective exercise knowledge and practice giving him the best of both worlds! He currently teaches barbell classes around the city, as well as offering personal training/programming with MOVE. He hopes to instill a lifelong passion for strength training and correct movement in his clients.

  • Stephanie Reed

    Stephanie grew up performing synchronized swimming and downhill skiing. She’s always been active and interested in fitness and health. She discovered CrossFit/Functional training 7 years ago and she’s been passionate about it since then.

    Stephanie worked for 10 years in a sport medicine clinic at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and moved to Boston in June 2015. She was the head Physical Therapist for the Canadian Synchronized Swimming Olympic team for 4 years and took part in many events with the team, such as World Cups, the 2011 FINA World Championships, the 2011 Pan-American Games and the 2012 London Olympics Games.

    Stephanie currently works in an outpatient clinic in downtown Boston where she performs orthopedic manual therapy, treatment of running injuries and running analysis, Mulligan techniques, dry needling, soft tissue mobilization, deep tissue techniques and post-operative rehabilitation and treatment.