Meet Your Trainers

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Pete Janson

Pete is the owner of A Better You Fitness and Wellness.  He has been in the fitness industry in some capacity for over 25 years.  He has been at it full time since 2008.

In addition to running the business, he still makes time to train clients and teach classes.  He is our certified tai chi instructor, and specializes in injury prevention, pre-surgical, post-rehab and elder training.

Pete's top priority with every client is to help them find their inner athlete, while improving movement quality and posture and reducing pain.

In his own programming, he enjoys going heavy and hard, though that looks very different than it did when he was 25! (Hey, we have to respect the aging process, right?)  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, a physical therapist and amazing wife and mother; his daughter Ellie (the musician) and his daughter Helene (the athlete.)

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Leslie Smith

Leslie grew up practicing and teaching gymnastics, so analyzing and teaching movement and exercise skills has always been part of her life.

After high school, she attended UVM where she received her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training.  Shortly thereafter, she became a licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Massachusetts.

She spent 6 years working with student athletes at Mashpee High School, as well as working various tournaments around the state.  She also worked 5 seasons as the Trainer for the Chatham A's.

She started at A Better You in July of 2020, and has been happily serving our clients since.  In addition to her Athletic Training background, Leslie is a certified Functional Aging Specialist.

While competitive gymnastics may be in the rearview mirror, she continues to stay fit by lifting, running and training like an athlete.

John Sisson

John grew up as a multi-sport athlete, playing mainly club rugby and football.

 

He graduated from Elon University in 2015, with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.  While at school, John realized that rugby was not the best fit for him, and developed a new-found passion for ultimate frisbee.  He's been playing ever since at both the club and rec levels, running youth clinics, and coaching the Mamaroneck, NY High School ultimate team from 2018-2019.

After college, he worked in nutrition sales, helping to bring a healthier energy drink to the endurance athlete market.  He continued to be heavily involved in the ultimate frisbee community and eventually developed a line of cleats specific to the sport of ultimate.  He continues to run and develop that company, while training clients at A Better You.

John is certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has several years of part- time training under his belt, both with athletes and general population clients.