About Us 2018-09-20T11:14:08+00:00

ABOUT US

EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY

110 Fitness is the first of its kind inclusive wellness center for individuals afflicted with disease and/or a developmental or physical disability. The mission of 110 Fitness is to leave no person behind so that they may reach their full potential physically, mentally, and spiritually by inspiring them to give their 110% effort in order to find the greatest balance in their lives. By combining physical exercise with ancillary mindful and wellness programs our members are provided with all the supports necessary to “Be 110”.

110 Fitness is the expansion of the Rock Steady Boxing South Shore program that has been running successfully since August 2016. Rock Steady Boxing South Shore is a physical therapy based non- contact, intense boxing fitness program designed to improve function, quality of life, strength, flexibility, and balance while reducing, reversing, and delaying the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Through the success of Rock Steady Boxing South Shore, we realized the potential to not only serve the Parkinson’s community better but all people struggling with disease or a developmental or physical disability. We are thrilled to make this dream into a reality to help better serve all people!

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Brett Miller
Brett MillerOwner | Head Coach

Brett is passionate about adaptive fitness and inspiring the best in everyone he meets. The mission of his wellness design is to set a new standard in the “fight back” against Parkinson’s through holistic and fitness based approaches as well as sharing his exceptional training and conditioning experience with able-bodied adults and children limited by disease or disability.

Brett has worked in the fitness industry for 24 years with extensive experience in kickboxing, boxing, spinning, rowing and strength and conditioning. He is the Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing South Shore and is the strength and conditioning coach for world-class boxers and Olympic athletes focusing on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Additionally, Brett is a licensed physical therapist with 23 years of experience. He has owned and operated Boston Orthotics, Inc. for the past 15 years. Brett was also an adaptive sports coach at New England Disabled Sports for 18 years. Brett is a U.S. Army veteran and is proud to have served as a special operations combat medic. Brett is also certified in Concept 2 Rowing, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, SCW Boxing Fitness, CPR/AED, and is a licensed boxing second in the state of Massachusetts.
Carol Cooney
Carol Cooney

Carol has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years and received her yoga teacher certification in 2010 through Diane Kovanda at Kind Yoga School on Cape Cod.   Since then she has continued her exploration of mindfulness, meditation and yoga by attending many programs, workshops and classes including Children’s Yoga Certification, Yoga for Breast Cancer, and many meditation programs.

She currently teaches classes on the South Shore.  She became an Usuii Reiki Master/Teacher through Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Libby Barnett, M.S.W.  At Brigham & Women’s Hospital she spent a number of years using this ancient, gentle healing practice on many floors of the hospital but most often with oncology patients.  This experience truly changed her life and made her more passionate about sharing the importance of breathing and bringing more awareness into our everyday life.  Her class is a Kripalu based gentle practice of compassion for ourselves and others, mindfulness, reflection, breath work, time spent listening to our own bodies, and, of course, humor.  When we practice these things on the yoga mat, we will be truly amazed at what we notice about ourselves, others and we can take our yoga off the mat and into the world.

Heather Degnan
Heather Degnan

Heather has been practicing  yoga for over 10 years and believes it is a beautiful way of bringing movement to the body and calmness to the mind. In her profession as a police officer, yoga has been vital at keeping stress at bay. Heather quickly realized that in addition to the physical benefits such as increased focus and sleep management, the yoga philosophy had become a part of her lifestyle and became integrated into her work, helping her serve the community with more compassion and empathy. Heather teaches a Vinyasa style yoga with freedom for any body type, taking into account that every physical body is different and movement from minute to minute might change. It is not about the end result “Instagram” perfect yoga pose but about the journey and your ability at any given moment – Practicing what feels right for you!

Anna Dunbar
Anna Dunbar

Besides being an avid dancer growing up, Anna always considered herself someone who worked out “casually”. She’d go for a casual one to two-mile run and go to the gym occasionally, never fully understanding how to push herself. Then in her late twenties, Anna found her “fitfam” who helped transform her into the athlete she is today.

Fitness woke her competitive spirit and she has no desire to look back, always looking for the next challenge and more ways to improve both physically and spiritually. Anna truly believes that fitness, health, and wellness are a way of life.

Anna had the privilege to run and complete the Boston Marathon as part of Team With A Vision, a group of both sighted and visually impaired runners who raise money and awareness for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Anna also guides visually impaired runners in marathons and half marathons. She is an avid obstacle course racer and has run Spartan races including completing the Spartan Trifecta. Anna has been involved with Rock Steady Boxing South Shore since its inception in August 2016. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and received her coaching certification for Rock Steady Boxing. Anna is also certified in SCW Boxing and Balanced Athlete Level 1. She is currently in pursuit of her 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher certification.

Anna works in the health and human services world, working with individuals with both developmental and physical disabilities. She fully subscribes to a quote by the late, great Muhammad Ali, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Kathleen Dunn
Kathleen Dunn

Kathleen E. Dunn is a certified teacher pre-K through grade eight, and an advocate with the Federation for Children with Special Needs. Kathy studied at Boston College and taught in MA, MN and NY. She went on to work in educational sales for the Boston Globe and sitesAlive.

Ten years ago she founded kedkids.com to support children and families academically, socially and emotionally. Kathy completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Open Doors in 2012. She primarily instructs seniors and children. In 2015 she was trained through Brookline Tai Chi.

Kathyʼs goal is to promote balance, self esteem and body awareness. Her classes are designed to meet individual needs with modifications and support to direct her students toward better health and wellness.

Terry Gordon
Terry Gordon
From early childhood Terry always found herself involved in physical activities including skating, skiing and field hockey. Being one of six children her competitive nature has always driven her to succeed.

After working out at several gyms on the south shore, she was compelled to become involved in helping others to achieve their fitness goals – and got certified as a personal trainer.

Terry’s personal training experiences led to teaching group fitness classes. While continuing efforts to improve her own fitness level she discovered her passion for fitness kick boxing. She has been a certified TaeBo and kickboxing instructor for over 15 years. More recently received an advanced kickboxing certification. She also holds AKKA kickboxing and Mad Dog spin certifications.

Terry’s newest concentration is bringing fitness to children of all abilities and is studying to begin a yoga class for children with Downs Syndrome.

Jody Holmes
Jody Holmes

Working in retail management for 20 plus years, Jody decided it was time to become healthier by losing excess weight. The weight was causing health complications of prediabetes and prehypertension.

During her journey, Jody decided to study to become an ACSM Personal Trainer and to also earn a BS in Health Science and Psychology. She knew this would enable her to continue to grow and help others. Jody believes that everyone can be healthy and believes in the World Health Organization’s definition of the word, “Health is not only the absence of infirmity and disease but also a state of physical, mental, and social well-being.”

Jody has been working in the health industry for 15 years as a Personal Trainer with certifications in Older Adult Fitness, Weight Management, Small Group Training, Total Body Conditioning, and CPR/AED. She trains small groups of 3-6, pairs, and personal one on one, as well as weight loss groups consisting of up to 50.

Jody has also worked with seniors as an activities coordinator, exercising, playing cognitive games, enjoying arts and helping with daily tasks as simple as eating. These would in turn lessen anxiety and increase energy, and would ultimately make daily living a little bit easier.

Eliz Lavallee
Eliz Lavallee

Eliz grew up in East Bridgewater and traveled south to attend The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she received a degree in Elementary Education. She moved home and decided not to pursue a career in education, but instead ventured into the business world. Eliz worked for a couple of investment firms and then went on to open her own business. She also became a New England Patriots Cheerleader during the 2002 season.

After spending some time staying home to raise her children, Eliz decided to begin her career in the fitness industry and worked as a Barre instructor at her sister’s studio. Her sister, POUND icon Jenny Anania, kept telling Eliz to take her POUND class. Eliz finally did and hasn’t taken a week off since!  She became a POUND Pro in Feb 2016.

POUND has literally been the single best outlet for Eliz.  POUND has given her a way to “let it all out”, a chance to feel like herself again and a moment to be “free”.  She puts it all out there when she teaches a POUND class and encourages others to do the same.  POUND has truly changed Eliz’s life and she hopes it will change yours too.

Kerin Mooney
Kerin Mooney
Kerin, a Certified Personal Trainer, has always enjoyed helping others. She always thought that one day she would become a nurse. She worked as a CNA for a couple of years and realized that the medical field wasn’t for her. By then, she had fallen in love with fitness and decided she wanted to continue to help people through exercise. Kerin became a NASM certified personal trainer with certifications in multiple areas of fitness such as senior fitness and water aerobics. She currently works full time at a 65+ community as supervisor of the fitness department, turning aging bodies into active healthy bodies. Kerin has a passion for fast pace endurance workouts that will make you sweat. She runs several HIIT cardio kickboxing classes at multiple gyms in the south shore area. Kerin enjoys training for obstacle races and plans on doing many more this coming year.
Kate Mortland
Kate Mortland
Kate has always wanted a career where she could help others. She found her calling in her second year of college. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a specialization track in Athletic Training. She has been in the fitness field since 1998. Some of her personal training experience includes: working in clinical settings where she designed programs for people coming out of physical therapy as well as training them to become stronger before surgeries. She has designed strength and conditioning programs for different youth sports teams. She has created fun, high intensity, boot camp classes for her clients throughout the years. She has the knowledge to modify any exercise for different orthopedic issues. She also has created a Parkinson’s exercise program where she has used her knowledge to improve others lives.

She holds the GZPN Foundation’s certification for Parkinson’s Disease, TRX Team Training certification, Perform Better functional training certification, Keiser Spin certified, Matter of Balance Trainer, Cancer Wellness certified, Chiropractic assistant, and CPR/First Aid certified.

She has always enjoyed running in races- recently the South Shore Half Marathon. She believes and has seen how important the mind body connection is with her clients- she is ready to help because with hard work and determination goals become achievable.

Chrissy Record
Chrissy Record
Chrissy started dancing at the age of 2 and studied ballet, tap, and jazz through college where she earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in dance. Upon graduation, Chrissy began working at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the Human Resources department. She also began working out at a local gym and loved the energy there so she decided to pursue a part-time career in the fitness industry. Over the past 25 years, Chrissy has been licensed in Group Exercise Instruction, Step Aerobics and kick-boxing. In January 2007, Chrissy took her first Zumba class and immediately fell in love with it. Zumba combines fitness and dance with latin music that encourages participants to just let loose. Chrissy became licensed in Zumba Fitness in March 2007 and holds specialty licenses Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Toning and Zumba Step. Chrissy also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Emmanuel College. She taught first grade in Randolph for several years before taking time off to care for her children who are now ages 17 and 15. For the past 11 years Chrissy has been a preschool teacher at Steeple School in Marshfield.
Mike Showstack
Mike Showstack
Mike Showstack is a thirty-year student of Shaolin Hung Gar Tiger-Crane Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi. He was the senior student at the Chung Wah Center in North Quincy. During his tenure, he assisted his teacher, Master Yon Lee, at both Harvard and Brandeis Universities as well as participated in a clinical project at Mass General Hospital. He has studied under Shifu Deli, the Grandmaster of Wing Chun Kung Fu in China. Mike’s teacher Master Yon Lee is a fourth generation disciple of the Tiger-Crane Style, receiving his training from Master Tang Kwok Wah, the Senior disciple of the Grandmaster Lam Jo.
Maggie Toner
Maggie Toner

Maggie grew up dancing from the age of three. She became a cheerleader in high school which continued into coaching and judging afterwards. Maggie judged cheer competitions on the North Shore & coached tiny tots cheer at a local gym. She also coached cheer at South Eastern Regional High School in Easton. Maggie took an interest in yoga after becoming a mom in 2008, practicing at home and in different studios. However, her fitness journey really took off in 2014 when she found POUND. Maggie fell in love instantly with POUND so when the opportunity arose to become certified, she jumped at it. Since becoming certified in 2016, Maggie attended POUND Amplify training in NY this past September and will be attending Generation POUND training in June 2018. Maggie continues to branch out in her practice. She is in the process of getting Reiki Level 1 certified in April as well as attending yoga training in Bali in November 2018.

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson

Growing up, Mary had always been interested in athletic challenges and had to frequently overcome health issues to participate. She recognized at an early age that physical activity had more benefits than just staying in shape.

Mary became a professional ballroom dancer and instructor in 1993 at a national franchise studio. It was here that she met Brett and Audrey. Her passion for teaching others the joy of ballroom dance and seeing it change how people relate to themselves and others kept her inspired as an instructor long after her own professional dance career ended.  Mary began practicing both power yoga and Hatha yoga over 10 years ago at a local gym, interested in learning another form of movement. It was a humbling 60 minute experience for her and she fell in love with the practice immediately. Mary started yoga teacher training quite recently looking to grow her own practice with no intention of teaching others.  When she learned about Brett’s new venture she knew it was something she wanted to be involved with and quickly became inspired to teach again.

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