Bill Thorpe, MD, PhD – President and Founder

Bill is trained as a biomedical research engineer and medical doctor. He has experience in entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups in the medical, engineering and educational fields.  

After competing as a gymnast in college, the long hours of work and schooling (not to mention raising a family…) put wellness on the back-burner, and as a result, weight gain, lethargy, and poor health resulted.
That all changed when he hired a personal trainer, and in 2015 he founded Golden Home Fitness (named after his two Golden Retrievers) to serve people in the same place he once was: short on time and high on stress, by providing premier on-site wellness services built for results!

Bill still works with a trainer, and continues to progress at 62 years young!

 

Evan Aubrey – Vice President

Evan has 11 years of personal experience in various mixed martial arts and has competed in various tournaments. He decided early on he wanted to bring his passion for fitness to others. While pursuing his career in MMA, he obtained his Associates in General Studies from Bristol Community College, followed by his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State University.

Mitchell Dropp – Fitness Director

Mitch joined us in early 2019 and brings a weatlh of knowledge and experience to the table!  In addition to being a great Trainer, Mitch is also a licensed massage therapist and will be based in our new North Andover Studio location.  Mitch will be responsible for “Training the Trainers” and help maintain and improve our Trainers’ skill sets.  Make sure you make an appointment with Mitch at our N. Andover Studio! 

 

Jacob (Jake) Freedman – Account Executive

Jake always enjoyed playing sports and training growing up. His interest in improving performance in sports led to wanting to pursue a degree in that field. He went to Umass Lowell for a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology then attended Northeastern University for a Masters of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in fitness. He has been personal training since 2012 and have worked in the college strength and conditioning setting and in a private fitness studio. He enjoys working with clients willing to work hard and put in the work to achieve their goals. His favorite part of training is getting my clients to their goals and having them accomplish things they wouldn’t imagine that they would be able to do.  

 

Dovile Zemaityte - Marketing Coordinator

Dovile Personal TrainerI first fell in love with fitness around 12 years ago, not long after my studies at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania, major- Psychology. It was that same passion that lead me to the doors of AAPT (American Academy of Personal Training). My goal, at first, was to improve myself both physically and mentally. Now, with the education i have gained, i look forward to helping others with their own personal fitness journey.

The skills I have learned through AAPT have molded me into the personal trainer i always knew I could be! I completed 300 hours of hands on training as well as certification in CPR/AED and obtained NASM certification.

With the knowledge and experience I have gained, I now have the confidence I need to help others. I am committed to this profession and look forward to helping future clients with the support and motivation that is necessary to improve everyones lives. Your body is truly a temple and would like nothing more then to be a part of others self improvement and fitness journey

Dan Smith – Head Trainer

Dan is a Head Trainer for Golden Home Fitness. With years of experience and expert skill training clients, he now also helps other trainers build their clientele and ensures they maintain the premier, professional, and precise training we provide.