Meet Our Coaching Staff...
ABT's coaching staff is the best in the area. All of our coaches bring something unique and special to ABT. They are energetic, motivating, positive, and professional individuals who genuinly care about the performance of the athletes who train at ABT. Each coach has the sports-science knowledge to optimize an athlete's performance safely and effectively. They are highly degreed and credentialed, and are professionals in the field. ABT teaches you the correct way to train, no matter what your goals are.
Chris LeBlanc NPTI-CPT, USAW
As of December 2014, Chris and his wife, Holly, became the new owners of Athletic Based Training. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through National Personal Training Institute in Waltham and also a Certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Chris received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Sociology from Curry College in Milton. At Curry Chris was a four year starter on the football team, voted captain his senior year and was a 2-time Team Defensive MVP. Chris has coached football at both the high school and college level for over 10 years (Curry College, Waltham HS and Milford HS). Chris also worked in Adapted Physical Education and Recreation at The Learning Center in Waltham for 10 years. Chris currently competes as an Olympic weightlifter and runs ABT's weighlifting club, (WolfPack Weightlifting Club) Along with running ABT Chris is also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Nipmuc HS where he works with all Varsity and Sub-Varsity sports. He currently resides in Upton with Holly and their children Landon and Camryn.
Nikole is a certified Personal Trainer through National Federation of Personal Trainers. She graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Special Education. Nikole is a full-time teacher in the Holliston School District and competes in USA Powerlifting; She is a 2016 Powerlifting State Champ. Fun fact about Nikole: she began at ABT as a client 6 years before becoming a coach.
Ryan came to ABT as an intern in 2016. He has a Bachelors Degree in Science from Westfield State College where he studied Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies and a concentration in Exercise Science. He is NSCA certified Personal Trainer and a USA Powerlifting Club Coach. He also works as The Wellness Coordinator the YMCA in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ryan competes in USA Powerlifting and is a former Cross Country and Track Athlete.
Teddy began his fitness journey as a youth athlete playing baseball, basketball, and football and experiencing team sports and the competitive environment they breed, and he was in love. Moving up in experience and skill he honed his abilities and decided on baseball and track & field, playing throughout high school and then continuing his baseball career into college. Once in college he stepped back from Athletics to focus on earning his Bachelor’s of Arts from Berklee College of Music but still continued his personal fitness journey in the weightroom and in pick-up and recreation league games.
In 2014, after being approached to train a co-worker, he decided to get his first certification from the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer, and immediately began working with clients independently and at ABT. In 2016 he earned his second certification as a Fitness Nutritionist, again from ACE, and in 2018 he earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist title (CSCS) from NSCA.
Since his first certification, Teddy has worked one on one with youth and adult clients, high school and collegiate teams and athletes, and privately as a nutritionist for both weight management and sport specific clients. Teddy uses his wide-array of experiences in athletics and fitness to teach people how to be the best human they can be. He believes that movement, food, and mindset are all equal components of the health game and coaches each individual to be the best person they can be, in and out of the gym.