ACE FITNESS / ACE NUTRITION COACHES
Personal Trainer | Strength Coach | B.Sc. | NSCA-CSCS
Ryan is originally from Bangor, ME and moved to St. Johnsbury, VT in 2010. He is a 2007 graduate of Springfield College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science. Ryan holds his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Ryan started working as a personal trainer in 2007 and has worked with clients of all ages and skill levels including professional athletes, clients looking to lose weight or rehabilitate an injury, athletes training for a specific sport, and young kids looking to enhance agility, speed & coordination. Ryan’s training focuses on the individual goal of each client and he tailors every workout to help his clients reach their goals.
During high school, Ryan excelled in the sports of football, hockey, and track. Since graduating high school, Ryan has become involved in Strongman and Powerlifting competitions. He was the 2007 World Powerlifting Champion <90k. He also set 3 world Power-lifting records in 2007 that lasted until 2013. He is an avid Strongman competitor and is the 2016 <200lb Strongman Corporation National Champion and the 2017 runner-up. In February 2017, he represented Team USA competing at the Arnold Sports Classic. He also competed at the Official Strongman Games, where he clinched a top 5 finish against the best strongman athletes in the world in 2017 and a top 7 finish in 2018.
Kellie Largay, MN.Nutr
MNU Certified Nutritionist | B.Sc. | NSCA-CPT | Precision Nutrition-1 & 2 | NCI Hormone Specialist
Kellie is originally from St. Johnsbury, VT and obtained a bachelor’s degree in applied Exercise Science at Springfield College. She holds her CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also an MNU Certified Nutritionist and an NCI Hormone Specialist. Kellie runs our nutrition coaching program and has been practicing nutrition since 2015. She specializes in nutrition for weight loss and sports performance.
During high school and college, Kellie excelled on the softball field. Since graduating college, Kellie has competed in 9 half marathons,1 full marathon, and a couple of strongman competitions.
Certified Personal Trainer | MoveNat Certified Trainer | Certified Functional Strength Coach| Certified Level 1 Functional Movement System
Leanne Bernier is a certified personal trainer with a specialty in Functional Fitness. She will work with you to improve your ability to do everyday activities, work, community service, and athletic pursuits. The focus of your workouts will be on strength, balance, and sustainable movement patterns to be adaptable and able-bodied for any endeavor you pursue or whatever challenge life throws at you.
Leanne loves the saying, “Be strong to be able.” She enjoys and avidly practices multiple forms of mountain sports. She is a Whitewater Kayaking Coach, a volunteer on the White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue Team, and also competes regularly in a series of steep creek races and whitewater kayak racing events. She has competed in and won 50-mile trail races, marathons, triathlons, and the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon as a solo athlete. Leanne is also a mom and a DIY Homebuilder.
Ashley Holly, RD
Ashley is from Wisconsin where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Dietetics. She is certified to teach meditation and yoga through Chopra Center. She has worked in integrative oncology, diabetes, and wellness throughout her career, and has found her passion for nutrition coaching.
She is the mom of 2 boys (Carver and Brody).
She believes in the power of honesty, vulnerability, and has a side passion of normalizing imperfection, and breaking food rules. She is incredibly passionate about combining concepts of happiness and a sense of wellbeing with an achievement of health and longevity. She has helped hundreds of people who have tried every diet without results to restore their health and happiness.
Certified Nutrition Coach | B.S Wellness Management | PN Level 1 Nutrition Coach | ACE Medical Exercise Specialist | ACE Senior Fitness Specialist | NCI LV 1 & 2 Certified Nutrition Coach
Sid lives in Wyoming with her husband and fur babies. She has over 27 years of experience in the Health & Wellness field and specializes in working with women who are struggling with a medical diagnosis by helping them understand and put into practice nutrition & fitness habits to achieve their health goals. She also specializes in helping women navigate the transition from perimenopause into menopause. This can be a very frustrating and overwhelming time for many women. Sid is understanding and compassionate and works with her clients on nutrition & lifestyle habits that will make this transition less complicated.
Sid loves to say “Age is only a number, you can be healthy and fit at ANY age!”
Sid was a 2 sport athlete in college – basketball and volleyball. In her late 30’s she started running and has completed MANY half marathons, full marathons and a 50K. Now in her 50’s she continues to believe age is only a number, and continues to run half marathons with an occasional full marathon, plays competitive volleyball, lifts weights and loves to hike. She is also a mom and loves to rescue senior dogs!
Ace Fitness Center Mascot
9/6/2010 – 8/17/2021
Ace is the original mascot of ACE Fitness. He was a rescue pup who originally came from Virginia. He was adopted by Ryan and Kellie in December of 2010. Some of his favorite things to do were: running, hiking, eating, sleeping, and greeting everyone who walked into ACE Fitness with a huge smile. He will always be remembered♥️
Ace Fitness Center Mascot
Arnie is also a rescue pup who is from Vermont and was adopted by Ryan & Kellie in November 2016. He is now 7 years old. He is a Pitt Bull/Husky mix. His favorite things to do are sleep, eat, and snuggle. You will most likely see him snoozing on the couch at ACE Fitness during your workout!
Ace Fitness Center Mascot
Kane was rescued by Ryan and Kellie in October of 2021 and is the newest member of the ACE team. He is a mix of many different breeds with Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute being the most dominate. He is from Virginia but loves his new Vermont home as he is an avid snow dog! He is 2 years old and loves to play in the snow, hike, run, and pester his big brother Arnie 🙂