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Our Personal Training Team

Peter Rappoli, MS, CCS, CSCS

Co-owner/Senior Director of Personal Training

Peter is a co-owner of Elite Sports, Inc. and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Peter has worked with several of Boston’s most legendary athletes, including American League MVP, Mo Vaughn, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. He has also worked with Major League Baseball All-Stars including a Boston Red Sox MVP. In addition to working closely with the training staff of both the Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels, Peter was the strength and conditioning coach for the Mo Vaughn, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek Baseball Camps, as well as, Jim Craig’s Gold Medal Hockey School. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for Dustin Pedroia’s Baseball Camp. Peter has worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Bryant University, Stonehill College, and Suffolk University. Peter has over 20 years experience as a full-time personal trainer and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. He also has an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Fitness. In addition, he holds a Career Diploma in both nutrition and fitness from Ashworth College. At Ashworth College, he was awarded the DETC (Distance Education Training Council) Outstanding Graduate of the year award.

Peter is certified as a personal trainer through ACSM, NCSF, AFAA, FRA, NCCPT, and IFA. He is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and NSPA, and a certified TRX instructor. He is also a member of the NSCA and on the advisory board for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).

To inquire about training with Pete, please contact us at 781-297-0979 or via email at

Annette Williams, AFFA

Personal Trainer

Annette Williams joined Elite in 2020 as a Personal Trainer, and has an impressive fitness resume including competing in powerlifting competitions, and won the World Championships in 1991 and 1992 with the WDFPF. She held the bench press world record of 90kg 198lbs). Her deadlift was a European record of 157.5kg 346.5lbs). She discovered the gym in college, and enjoyed how when working out, the only person to beat was herself. Annette finds working out empowering both physically and mentally, and hopes to give the gift of strength and fitness to her clients.

Bernadette Richards

Personal Trainer

Bernadette has over 15 years experience as a personal trainer at Elite Health & Fitness. Originally certified as a personal trainer in 2002 through FRA, Bernadette received a personal training certificate from NSPA which she currently maintains by taking the required continuing education credits in both weight training and nutrition each year. Bernadette is also certified to teach indoor biking classes. She also competed and placed in physique shows in 2006. Bernadette originally worked as a CPA for 10 years having earned a BSBA with a concentration in accounting from Boston University. After having five kids in a little more than 6 years, she joined Elite as a regular gym member and acquired her enthusiasm for physical fitness and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Carolina Pokraka

Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

Carolina has been with Elite Health & Fitness for 11 years as both a Personal Trainer and as a Group Exercise Instructor. It wasn't until she became certified as a Personal Trainer through NSPA that she realized her true passion: to help others succeed in their fitness goals. Carolina was inspired by her own mother's physical rehabilitation needs. She is continuously reading and taking classes to help her keep up with the latest fitness trends, and she really enjoys working both with individuals and group training. Carolina is a great motivator and looks forward to the everyday excitement and challenge of helping her clients to be healthier, happier, and stronger.

Erik Rossi, CSCS

Personal Trainer

Erik was born and raised in Easton, MA and graduated from Oliver Ames HS where he played football and was a captain for track and field. He attended University of Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. While at UConn, Erik was an ad-hoc intern Strength & Conditioning Coach for multiple D1 athletic programs for two semesters. His main interest is helping people get better and achieve their health & fitness goals. He eventually would like to return to school and earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree and become a licensed physical therapist.

Kelsey Shobaken, ACE

Personal Trainer/Sports Performance Coach

Kelsey started at Elite in 2021 as a Member Service Representative, and has since completed her ACE certification to become a Personal Trainer and Sports Performance Coach. She will be receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from UMass Amherst in Public Health with a focus in community health education. She got into fitness while in college, where she discovered the sports of MMA and quickly fell in love with it. Her desire to compete and go further in the sport led to her incorporation of weight lifting. Fitness has had a major influence on her personal growth and self-confidence, and she hopes to empower her clients through movement and exercise.

Maureen Toscano

Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

Maureen is a student of Pilates (the lengthening and strengthening of muscles) for over 10 years. She includes stretching to increase flexibility as a fundamental aspect of every workout. One of Maureen's principle foundations of training is strengthening her client's "powerhouse" (hips, lower back, abdominals, and buttocks). Maureen's goal is to help clients achieve results as well as share her passion for healthy living.

William "Bill" Jalbert, CPT

Personal Trainer/Sports Performance Coach

Bill joined Elite in December 2022 as a Sports Performance Coach, Personal Trainer, and Member Service specialist. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Personal Training and holds a NASM CPT certification with a Performance Enhancement Specialization, and has over 10 years experience in personal training. Bill's special interests in fitness include boxing, functional training, weight loss, sports performance, and kettlebells. He works in fitness because he enjoys seeing people reach their fullest potentials and to see them make strides towards their individual goals.

Training Options

Private Training

Everyone has unique goals and different ways to achieve them. Your Elite trainer will personalize a training program built with science and instructed with passion and excitement. Whether it is weight loss, enhanced performance, or just living better, it can all be achieved in our one-on-one training programs. Elite’s Individual Athlete Training program, our most personalized training option, is the perfect program for athletes or individuals seeking one-on-one training and customized specific program design.

Based on the results of the assessment and the goals of each client, we then develop a customized training program. Each training session is performed under the direct supervision of your Elite trainer, allowing for the ultimate in personalized coaching, instruction, and guidance to ensure proper form and technique with all exercises.

Adult Semi-Private Training

Elite’s Semi-Private Training Program offers the benefits of personal training and quality program design with increased flexibility of scheduling, all at a much lower cost than traditional one-on-one training. Each training session is performed under the direct supervision of an Elite trainer in semi-private training sessions, ranging in size from 2-10 clients.

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