|Sam Berry, Training Coach and Peter Stone, Physical Therapist
|The Fitcorp Training Zone is led by Sam Berry (see photo above). Sam and our team of personal trainers will work with first-time and experienced riders to take their cycling to the next level.
Sam trains through motivation, encouragement, enthusiasm, and determination. He understands the struggles, rewards, and effort associated with training for this event because he rides the PMC, too - 2008 was Sam's inaugural 2-day ride! He is now hooked on the ride for the foreseeable future. Currently, Sam volunteers his time as the Strength and Conditioning Coach/Player for Old Gold Rugby Club, based out of South Boston. Old Gold is one of the top division II men's rugby clubs in the Northeast. He also works closely with a select few elite level rugby players vying for a spot on the USA Eagle national rugby team.
Sam has been active his entire life, competing in multiple sports. As a result of being a competitive athlete, Sam has struggled with his own injuries, making him more empathetic towards clients. He uses these experiences to guide his exercise programming. Sam applies his extensive strength and conditioning knowledge obatined through higher education, nationally accredited certifications, and his own experiences to serve people of all athletic levels and abilities.
Sam and Fitcorp are excited to support the PMC and its riders. We are prepared to help you by providing specific training advice on the PMC website and by answering any questions you might have on proper training techniques (see Ask the Coach to send him your question.) Our goal is to support riders so they can build up their personal fitness to accomplish their goals and make the PMC experience on the bike as enjoyable as possible.
M.S. Exercise Science, Florida International University
B.S. Health Science, Keene State College
ACSM Health Fitness Instructor
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Developed expertise creating strength and conditioning programs for competitive athletes
Several years experience working with diverse clients including doctors, executives, athletes and most importantly positive people with the will to improve
CPR and AED certified
Contributes to PTontheNet.com, a website dedicated to improving fitness professionals
Contributed to publications for Harvard Medical School and the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine
Prescription Orthopedics and Sports Therapy (POST) was founded in 1987. Our staff consists of eleven physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and athletic trainers who specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports injuries at their three clinics located in Boston, Brookline, and Cohasset. Our staff is highly trained with experience in treating post-operative injuries, professional, Olympic, division 1 collegiate and high school athletes. We are dedicated and motivated to meet the individual needs of every person who desires a fast and safe return to an active lifestyle. We want to help you achieve your best!
Peter Stone, PT, Owner, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and has been practicing physical therapy in the Boston area for over twenty years. Peter has been involved with research in the area of sports medicine and orthopedics. Peter understands the strength that it takes to train for this event since he participates in the PMC himself. In addition to his training for the PMC, Peter has also completed 5 marathons so he understands the motivation and self discipline it takes to be an athlete. Peter practices physical therapy in all three of his locations.
Melissa Kennedy, MPT, graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2005 and has been practicing in physical therapy for 5 years. Melissa is the full time therapist who works in the Boston location. Melissa has been active her entire life and has been involved in multiple sports throughout high school and college. Melissa has completed 4 marathons herself and applies her extensive knowledge, dedication and personal experiences in treating people of all athletic levels. Melissa is currently pursuing her DPT degree at Temple University and looks forward to applying this knowledge and expertise to the clinical setting.
Travis LeDoyt, DPT, graduated from Boston University and has been working as a physical therapist for 3 years. He works part time hours at the Prudential location as well as the office in Brookline. Travis has training in Mulligan techniques, the Graston technique and applies functional training to the treatment of his patients.