Matt Caron

B.S. Applied Exercise Science

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Blood Flow Restriction Certified


Coach Matt began his journey in this very building in 2014 as an Exercise Science Intern from Springfield College. Since then, Matt has received a Bachelors Degree in Applied Exercise Science and has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Coach Matt has a specialized skillset in strength training while teaching appropriate lifting biomechanics and exercise form. ​If you're an individual looking to work hard, build strength, excel in your sport, or looking for generalized functional training, come check out Coach Matt today! 

Natalie Hamel

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, TPI Level 1, BFR-C
Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
​Fitness Nutrition Certification


Coach Natalie is a highly experienced and accomplished strength and conditioning coach with a successful track record spanning nearly a decade. Over the years, she has worked with a diverse clientele ranging from elite D1 athletes to the geriatric and general population, helping them achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

Natalie's expertise in orthopedic exercise extends to clients with various and dire orthopedic issues. She has worked with individuals recovering from knee and hip replacements, back surgeries, rotator cuff injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Her vast experience in working with such clients has equipped her with the knowledge and skills to develop personalized exercise programs that are safe and effective for each individual's unique needs.

Coach Natalie Hamel, New England Functional Fitness

Julie Quintero

ASCM - Certified Personal Trainer (2015 - present)
M.S. Exercise Science (Southern Connecticut State University '19)
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2021 - present)
Blood Flow Restriction Certified


Julie has been training folks in a variety of settings since 2015. An athlete her entire life and bonafide gym rat, she loves helping people reach their physical (and mental) potentials through exercise. From high school and college athletes to nursing home residents and everything in between, Julie has experience with many different populations. As such, she firmly believes that a wide breadth of experience will inform her in making the best coaching decisions possible to get her clients the best results.

Coach Julie Sopchak, New England Functional Fitness

Preston Davis

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

​Blood Flow Restriction Certified

Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach 
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Coach Preston graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology,

a study of movement. Coach Preston specializes in Human Biomechanics of Powerlifting, which has allowed him to utilize his own science to contend and

place 1st in numerous powerlifting competitions.

​Weighing in at 175 lbs, Coach Preston completed:

​435.4 lbs Back Squat

​562.2 lbs Dead Lift

​292.1 lbs Bench Press

​If you are looking to really push your body to its' absolute limits, prepare for a Powerlifting competition, or begin your Weight-Training journey, then you begin with Coach Preston. 

Luke Chastain 

​B.S. Applied Exercise Science 

Minor in Athletic Coaching
CPR/AED and First Aid Certified


​Coach Luke holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Exercise Science with a minor in Athletic Coaching from Springfield College. Currently, he is pursuing a Master's

degree in Sports Psychology from the same institution. With a wealth of experience, Luke completed two Strength and Conditioning internships, one at Conca Fitness

and the other with New England Functional Fitness, before graduating.

Luke is an accomplished collegiate track athlete who achieved NEWMAC and 
Division III New England Champion during his career. He also earned NCAA DIII All Region Honors for the 2021 Outdoor season and showed exceptional performance in both

the 2022 Indoor and Outdoor Seasons in the 400m achieving All New England Honors.

In his free time, Luke enjoys engaging in activities like bowling and rock climbing.

Luke is passionate about sports performance and mobility training and is excited to work with athletes and individuals of all ages and performance levels to help them achieve their fitness goals. His unwavering dedication and enthusiasm for coaching ensure that his clients make progress towards their desired outcomes.

Coach, Luke Chastain, New England Functional Fitness
New England Functional Fitness
Dr. Anup Sharma, New England Functional Fitness
Coach Matt Caron, New England Functional Fitness
Coach Preston Davis, New England Functional Fitness

Dr. Anup Sharma

Doctor of Physical Therapy

​​Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Blood Flow Restriction Certified


Coach Anup received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from AIC after completing

a B.S. in Allied Health from UCONN. With an extensive background in Kinesiology & Human Biomechanics, Coach Anup specializes in bridging Physical Therapy clients into a safe and progressive strength and conditioning program.


​While recovering from an injury, the most important action you can take is to keep moving. Often times the fear exacerbating an injury in itself creates injury. Learn how to take control of your body and exercise without fear or limitations with professionals who have devoted their life to injury prevention. Schedule your initial assessment with Coach Anup today! 

More recently, Natalie has expanded her expertise into the golf world by obtaining her TPI certification. Her focus is on helping fellow golfers enhance their game, optimize golf-specific mobility, and further their journey towards optimal health and wellness. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in orthopedic exercise, Natalie is committed to providing customized training programs and exceptional coaching services that will help golfers of all levels unlock their full potential on the course while minimizing the risk of injuries.

Coaches 

New England Functional Fitness

168 Denslow Rd

East Longmeadow MA 01028

413.224.1523

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