About Us


Bill Thorpe, MD, PhD – President and Founder

Golden Home Fitness was founded by Bill Thorpe in 2015 to help others conquer the fitness challenges he himself overcame. Being a fulltime Physician and Biomedical Engineer while helping to raise a family, Bill was short on time and high on stress. Soon the health, fitness and vitality he enjoyed as a college gymnast was replaced by weight gain, lethargy and poor health. Losing 50 pounds after hiring a personal trainer, Bill had an epiphany. He decided to open a fitness studio model that was much more comprehensive, convenient and attractive than any existing gym.
Golden Home Fitness is the result of Bill’s personal insight and subsequent missionto empower people to live healthier lives. It incorporates a holistic approach to wellness. You can get personal training, physical therapy, nutritional counseling and a massage all under one roof. You can also take group training, fitness, personal defense or yoga classes in the Golden Home Fitness studio. In addition, we can come to your home or condominium, or provide you with online virtual training. Eliminating the challenges Bill and many of us face, Golden Home Fitness makes consistent and personal lifechanging progress accessible to everyone.
Bill has taken on several entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups in the medical, engineering and educational fields. Golden Home Fitness’s immediate success and consistent positive feedback after launching in the Boston area, allowed him to spread his exceptional one-of-a-kind fitness studio beyond Massachusetts. Our clients are living proof that focusing on optimal health and fitness leads to a better quality of life. Bill still continues to progress with the help of his trainers, and feels better at 62 than he did before his transformation. Golden Home Fitness is named after his two Golden Retrievers, who have been part of his motivation because he knows motivation is key!




Evan Aubrey – Vice President

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Vice President Golden Home Fitness

Bill’s first step to creating the Golden Home Fitness concept, was to find the best Personal Trainers in the area. Evan Aubrey was at the top of that list. He not only has a passion fofitness, but he also has a genuine desire to help others live their best lives. Evan has been competing in the Mixed Martial Arts arena for about eleven years. He has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be a hard-core athlete. Evan has an Associates Degree in General Studies from Bristol Community College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State University. Evan’s combination of knowledge, experience and thoughtfulness will put you on the fast track to where you want to be.

Mitchell Dropp, MS, CSCS, LMT – Fitness Director

Mitch is both an excellent Performance Coach anexperienced Massage Therapist. He not only knows a wealth of information about how to effectively train our bodies and motivate our minds, but he is also a skilled educator. Mitch conducts weekly Personal Trainer workshops which keeps all our Personal Trainers at the top of their game. Mitch has worked with some of the most forward thinking companies managing, consulting, educating, and hiring for fitness centers across the US. He works with a variety of clientele from the clinical, educational, corporate, and performance setting.


Dovile Zemaityte – Marketing Coordinator

Dovile Personal TrainerDovile received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. Her love of fitness led her to enroll at the American Academy of Personal Training. Dovile went on to receive a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The physical and mental transformation that Dovile attained is what fuels her desire to help others do the same. Treating your body like a temple is Dovile’s philosophy. Anyone who trains with her will undoubtedly adopt her healthy mantra while reaching their optimal health.

Vanshag J. Patel, DPT, PT – Head Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer

Van is a graduate from Northeastern University’s Doctoral Physical Therapy Program. He attended Northeastern University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees at MGH Institute of Health Professions. While at Northeastern, he was a Personal Trainer and Assistant Fitness Director at Choice Fitness for 4 years. Van completed clinical Physical Therapy affiliation at outpatient clinics in Cambridge and many other sites in the Massachusetts area. Utilizing a holistic systematic approach, patients under his care are subjected to proprioceptive rich treatment environments that foster graded motor learning and primer performance. Van incorporates several disciplines in his approach to treatment including sports deep tissue massage, manipulation/mobilization of joints, FMS (functional movement screening), Graston techniques and manual therapy to help treat pain and improve fitness and performance. Van is a competitive individual with a love for fitness, body building, sports, outdoor activities, and a big foodie. In his free time, he loves to spend his time with his Fiancé, exploring the outside world.


Hobbies: Food, Fitness, Bodybuilding, hiking, biking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.