Meet Our Coaches

Robert Chalukian : Personal Trainer

Robert Chalukian

Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty: Overall general conditioning for all types of populations and fitness levels. I place primary emphasis on Functional Training. My fitness programs focus on, but are not limited to, strength training, cardio/aerobic conditioning, plyometrics, agility and flexibility training. By utilizing dumbbells, bands, balance equipment, stability, medicine balls and other apparatus people can train their bodies in a variety of dimensions to stay strong and healthy.

Reason you became interested in field: I have been involved in fitness for almost 3 decades. I have competed in 10k’s, half marathons, marathons, triathlons and trained in martial arts. Fitness is a passion and a way of life for me - I take it very seriously and have fun doing it. I truly believe fitness is the real “Fountain of Youth.”

rchalukian@partners.org
TJ Chella : Personal Trainer

TJ Chella

Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty: Metabolic conditioning using different styles of circuit and strength training.

Reason you became interested in field: Growing up I was always active, and involved in every sport I could get into all the way up through college. After excelling at Football heading into college, I realized some time later that I still wanted to do something with the passion that I had for fitness and working out in general. Becoming a personal trainer was a no brainer for me. It’s always fascinated me how everyone’s fitness needs differ from one another and how different people respond to different training styles. There really isn’t a greater pleasure I take than helping push someone to reach their goals, and achieve more than what they originally thought was possible.

achella@partners.org
Joe Dankese : Fitness Director, Personal Trainer

Joe Dankese

Fitness Director, Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty: Designing exercise programs which enable individuals to enhance performance and achieve their optimal physical fitness and quality of life.

Reason that I became interested in the field:
My parents inspired me by exercising regularly and staying fit. They encouraged me to participate in sports and stay physically active. As I entered high school, I asked my father to show me weight training exercises to increase my strength. I enjoyed working out and got stronger. I decided to study Exercise Science in college. After graduation, I worked in a number of local health clubs including the Boston Athletic Club, Baystate Athletic Club, Quincy Athletic Club and presently here at The Clubs.

jdankese@partners.org
Danny Murphy : Personal Trainer

Danny Murphy

Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist; NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Specialty: Conditioning and Rehab

Reason became interested in field: As an athletic trainer at Williams College and North Adams State College, I had the opportunity to train, assess and rehabilitate athletes in a variety of sports including hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, soccer, baseball and softball. I became a personal trainer because the position allows me to continue learning and teaching fitness every day. Each situation is a challenge and I find that creating new exercise variations tailored to individual needs allows people to reach their peak performance.

djmurphy@partners.org
Steve Power : Personal Trainer

Steve Power

Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Specialty: Resistance / Weight Training for a variety of different fitness needs and levels.

Reason became interested in field: My early involvement in sports as well as an overall interest in health and nutrition led me towards pursuing a career in the Fitness Industry.

spower@partners.org
Anka Wilk : Personal Trainer

Anka Wilk

Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Approach to Fitness:
Do you believe exercise can be fun? Enjoyable? Exciting? Something you look forward to? How about something you “can’t live without?”

My training philosophy includes a holistic approach to wellness that goes beyond time spent in the gym. My clients and I address healthy lifestyle choices including nutrition, stress management and work/life balance.

When you train with me, you receive:
- Accountability, motivation and inspiration!
- Butt-kicking, time-effective, goal-oriented training sessions!
- A program which addresses the effects of illness, chronic pain and muscle imbalances
- Guidance on your independent workouts

Your accomplishments in the gym will positively transform the way you approach challenges in your life!

awilk@partners.org
Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN :

Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN

Education/Credentials:
Pennsylvania State University, BS in Nutrition Science
Massachusetts General Hospital, Dietetic Internship
Boston University, MLA in Gastronomy

Licensing/Associations:
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Licensed by the state of Massachusetts (LDN)
Certificate of Training in Food Allergies

Years in Practice: Since 2005

Specialties/Areas of current practice: 
Gastrointestinal diseases, weight management, communication, food production and foodways, and general nutrition

egelsomin@partners.org
Marjorie Clapp Greenwell, RD, LDN :

Marjorie Clapp Greenwell, RD, LDN

Education/Credentials:
Brown University, BA International Relations
Simmons College, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Massachusetts General Hospital, Dietetic Internship
Northeastern University, Masters in Applied Nutrition (Anticipated 2017)

Licensing/Associations:
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Licensed by the state of Massachusetts (LDN)
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Years in Practice: Since 2016
Health coaching since 2011

Specialties/Areas of current practice:
Weight management, general nutrition, sports nutrition

mgclapp@partners.org
Andrea Dynes, MS, RD, LDN :

Andrea Dynes, MS, RD, LDN

Education/Credentials:
Pennsylvania State University, BS in Applied Nutrition
Northeastern University, MS in Applied Nutrition
Massachusetts General Hospital, Dietetic Internship

Licensing/Associations:
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Licensed by the state of Massachusetts (LDN)

Years in Practice: Since 2014

Specialties/Areas of current practice: 
Adult weight management, general nutrition

akrivelow@partners.org