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We are a 
Synergistic Training OASIS where the Strong Get Centered & the Centered get Strong.
We believe when you UNITE DIVERSE training modalities, you improve MOBILITY, STABILITY, FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE, STRENGTH & FOCUS. This holistic, balanced approach reduces injuries and improves performance.

Gary Smith


I am Gary Smith, the co-founder of Strong on Center. I have been a personal trainer and licensed massage therapist  (#5586) for the past 10 years. Before that, I was on a semi-professional football team and made it to the NFL Combine. Fitness has always been a part of my life and I believe that combining strength training and stretching is the key to living a healthier, more vibrant & youthful life.  We bring that philosophy to life by providing both strength and conditioning classes complemented by flexibility and Barre classes.  At Strong on Center,  I teach private and group fitness classes to adults and kids.  I enjoy empowering people of all ages to be their best and strive to be better.  I train young athletes on and off-season to improve their performance on the field/court.  I love training and I truly love waking up every day because I love helping people feel great about themselves.  


Southern Connecticut - Exercise Science Major, 2007 Massage Therapy, EMT trained.  

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Kristen McGovern


I am Kristen McGovern, the co-founder of Strong on Center. I teach YoLift, Yoga, and YoBarre at SOC.  As a certified Health Coach, I offer nutritional counseling and 21-day reset programs to all of our clients. 


I trained for and ran marathons for over a decade until an injury sidelined me from my running. I tried one yoga class and never went back. The synthesis of movement and deep connection with breath left me feeling so incredible, that I knew it would be something I would never stop doing.  My Yoga classes combine traditional asana and pranayama with twisting, balance work, and core/abdominal integration, providing an opportunity to explore the spiritual through the physical.  Since I was introduced to Barre, it has improved and increased my muscle tone and strength by utilizing the smaller muscle groups, creating long lean muscles. Combining strength training, yoga and Barre has made me stronger than I ever could have imagined.

200 Hour Yoga Alliance certification, Barre Certification, Y12SR 12 Step Recovery Yoga Certification, ISSA personal training certification, IIN Health Coach.  


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