Our personal training coaches help you define goals, make a plan and start a routine. All coaches at The Body Architect tailor workouts to each individual with a focus on functional training: exercises that enhance and support the activities you perform every day.
One-on-one personal training allows you to work closely with a personal training coach to achieve your goals. This the most focused way to workout.
Meet Our Personal Training Coaches
The Body Architect was founded in 1992 based on the simple philosophy of providing people with unconditional help with their health, fitness and well-being. Stephen holds a B.S., M.S., and C.A.S. in Psychophysical Movement from Springfield College, a unique blend of counseling, psychology, and exercise science. He has been teaching this physical/mental education for more than 30 years.
The Body Architect evolved into a private personal training studio in 1997, and then into its current expression as a full service fitness center, all the while keeping its original philosophy.
Michael brings in-depth knowledge, experience, variety and a mix of compassion, kindness, and fun to each training session. Michael makes each session enjoyable and challenging with a focus on safety and success.
Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology; he is also certified in TRX suspension training. Michael has done extensive research on Human Energy Expenditure and is a published author in his field. Michael’s many interests include yoga, golf, tennis, surfing, ice and rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and running.
Brian T. McDonald, M.Ed. CSCS, earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as a master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maine. Brian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has experience working both as a nutrition educator, personal trainer, and as a health and wellness coach.
Brian was an instructor for the Law Enforcement program at Beal College. During this time, Brian was able to instruct the students in physical conditioning, nutrition, and self-defense tactics, to help prepare students for the Maine State Police Academy. Brian worked with the Athletic Department at UMaine, where he helped with speed, strength and conditioning with Division I athletes. Brian has a passion for all aspects of health and wellness, including both weight loss as well as exercise performance.
Lauren E. Faulkner
Lauren E. Faulkner B.Sc., CPT, has her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Holistic Health from University of Southern Maine, is a certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise, a certified Mindset Specialist through the Mindset Performance Institute and has been coaching individuals to a happy healthy lifestyle for 9 years.
She believes that the human spirit, mind and body create a marvelous machine that is meant to be experienced to the fullest in every way. Lauren works with individuals and families developing wellness plans, intention setting and designing the ideal day.With clear, honest, and upfront communication Lauren will challenge, inspire, and coach clients to discover life on their terms. She will meet them where they are, guide them to discover their own way to each goal and hold them accountable to do the work to achieve each of those goals. With the leading mindset education, Mindset Specialists are helping clients and customers achieve their dreams by first helping them through their greatest obstacle- MINDSET.