Our Team

Danielle Rogers
Studio Owner/Director

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Danielle jumped into the fitness industry while attending Boston University fourteen years ago. She became certified through A.F.A.A (American Fitness Association of America) and taught a wide variety of classes for her college, ranging from inline skating on the Charles River to cardio kickboxing. Since that point, Danielle has accumulated over 13,000 hours of teaching experience.

After graduating college, Danielle spent over four years working for the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, MA, where she received her NASM® (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification and became a Master level trainer. She learned how to work with many different bodies of all backgrounds and ages ranging from the seasoned athlete to the baby boomer whose goal was to chase after their grandchildren.

When Danielle moved to Rhode Island she was drawn to teach and train at a small fitness studio called Core in Providence. It was in this community environment that Danielle thrived as a trainer and group exercise teacher. She enjoyed providing students with creative and cutting-edge classes.

While developing her skills as a teacher and trainer, Danielle chose to fuse her strength training background with the flexibility of yoga and the stability of Pilates. She found that clients benefited from all three disciplines, and wanted her clients to receive a well-rounded workout. Danielle became STOTT PILATES ® certified and YogaFit-1® trained, and is looking forward to developing her skills as a mind-body focused instructor. Danielle truly enjoys motivating clients and students to achieve their personal goals through exercise. She is inspired by the power of fitness, and its ability to transform a person’s life both physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Danielle is grateful to call Bristol her home and enjoys taking in the natural beauty of the town with her husband, energetic and loving toddler, and their dog Sophie.

Tiffany Leblond
Senior Group Exercise Instructor

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Originally from Maine, Tiffany has always been driven to maintain an active lifestyle. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island. It was at URI that she decided to build and expand on her fitness knowledge by becoming certified through A.F.A.A (Aerobic Fitness Association of America).

Through teaching classes, she is able to combine her passion to help others achieve their goals with her own personal love for fitness. Tiffany is very excited to be teaching Bristol Barre Blender at Fitness Fusion in the quaint town of Bristol.

Tiffany teaches a high energy Barre, TRX and Cardio Sculpt class at the studio.  Her classes are filled with energy, creative, and good vibes!

 

Sara Pugliese
Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor
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Sara is an incredibly enthusiastic coach and trainer, whose passion for health and fitness is evident when you first meet her. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters degree from Lesley University. In 2012, she became a certified yoga instructor through Back Bay Yoga and in 2017, she because a certified TRX instructor. Sara is also a certified personal trainer through ACE (The American Council on Exercise).

In addition to one-on-one and small group personal training, Sara will also be teaching TRX (and possibly some other new classes) here at the studio. Her hope is that you leave her class or session feeling strong, empowered, and motivated!

Outside of the studio, you can find Sara spending time with her family and trying to create new, healthy recipes.

Rachel Pelisson, MS, RDN, CHC
Group Exercise Instructor

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Rachel is a Balanced Body Certified Pilates Mat Instructor and is currently pursuing Balanced Body Barre training. After struggling with back pain for many years, Rachel found profound healing through Pilates based movement and strengthening. This personal experience of healing through Pilates has made Rachel a passionate teacher, committed to working with the body rather than against it. Rachel is also a competitive equestrian athlete and has found Pilates to be an invaluable cross training method to strengthen the core, improve balance, and produce long, lean muscles.
Rachel is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Connecticut. She later went on to complete a Master’s degree in Nutrition at New York University. Rachel is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and offers clients private nutrition and health coaching sessions.

Rachel lives in Bristol with her husband and baby daughter. She coaches the Roger Williams Equestrian Team based in Tiverton, RI. She looks forward to a lifelong journey of continuous learning and promotion of health & fitness.

Leanne LaParle
Group Exercise Instructor
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Leanne is a certified group exercise teacher through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) She also received her TRX course certificate. You can find Leanne subbing Barre and TRX classes at the studio. Leanne has been an incredibly dedicated student at Fitness Fusion for the last several years. Now she’s ready to take her passion for fitness to the next level by teaching weekly classes! Fun facts about our newest teacher-Leanne has 10 years of competitive Irish step dancing experience. She is also pursuing a Masters in social work at Rhode Island College.

Sarah Principe
Group Exercise Instructor

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Sarah has been a dedicated student at Fitness Fusion since the beginning! She received her ASFA spin certification and is also going to be taking her Mad Dogg Spinning Cert in the fall.

We love getting our cardio on with Sarah and her awesome playlists!

When Sarah isn’t getting her fitness on she is selling homes to families in Rhode Island as a William Raveis realtor. She resides in our beautiful town of Bristol with her husband and step daughter.

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