Meet the Team

We are well trained, compassionate, and committed to motivating you to reach your full potential! Our whole heart is in this and we absolutely love what we do!

Danielle Rogers

Studio Owner/Lead Trainer

Danielle jumped into the fitness industry while attending Boston University fourteen years ago. She became certified through A.F.A.A and taught a wide variety of classes for her college. Since that point, Danielle has accumulated over 13,000 hours of teaching experience.

Danielle spent over four years working for the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, MA, where she received her NASM® (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification and became a Master level trainer. She learned how to work with many different people of all exercise abilities.

Danielle chose to fuse her strength training background with the flexibility of yoga and the stability of Pilates. She found that clients benefited from all three disciplines, and wanted her clients to receive a well-rounded workout. Danielle became STOTT PILATES ® certified and YogaFit-1® trained. Danielle truly enjoys motivating clients and students to achieve their personal goals through exercise. She is inspired by the power of fitness, and its ability to transform a person’s life both physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Danielle is grateful to call Bristol her home and enjoys taking in the natural beauty of the town with her husband, energetic daughter and their dog Sophie.

Tiffany Leblond

Senior Teacher

Originally from Maine, Tiffany has always been driven to maintain an active lifestyle. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island. It was at URI that she decided to build and expand on her fitness knowledge by becoming certified through A.F.A.A (Aerobic Fitness Association of America).

Through teaching classes, she is able to combine her passion to help others achieve their goals with her own personal love for fitness. Tiffany is very excited to be teaching Bristol Barre Blender at Fitness Fusion in the quaint town of Bristol.

Tiffany teaches a high energy Barre, TRX and Cardio Sculpt class at the studio.  Her classes are filled with energy, creative, and good vibes!

Sara Pugliese

Personal Trainer/Group Instructor

Sara is an incredibly enthusiastic coach and trainer, whose passion for health and fitness is evident when you first meet her. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters degree from Lesley University. In 2012, she became a certified yoga instructor through Back Bay Yoga and in 2017, she because a certified TRX instructor. Sara is also a certified personal trainer through ACE (The American Council on Exercise).

In addition to one-on-one and small group personal training, Sara will also be teaching TRX (and possibly some other new classes) here at the studio. Her hope is that you leave her class or session feeling strong, empowered, and motivated!

Outside of the studio, you can find Sara spending time with her family and trying to create new, healthy recipes.

Alison Lagace

Group Exercise Instructor

Alison Lagace started out as a devoted student at Fitness Fusion over 2 years ago.  She has a passion for fitness and is excited to begin her journey as a group exercise instructor.  Alison completed her TRX Training course in summer of 2017.  Alison currently teaches an energy packed Cardio Sculpt class on Monday nights at 6PM.  She also co-teaches TRX Strength on Saturdays at 9:30AM

Rachel Pelisson

Group Exercise Instructor

Rachel is a Balanced Body Certified Pilates Mat Instructor and is currently pursuing Balanced Body Barre training. After struggling with back pain for many years, Rachel found profound healing through Pilates based movement and strengthening. This personal experience of healing through Pilates has made Rachel a passionate teacher, committed to working with the body rather than against it. Rachel is also a competitive equestrian athlete and has found Pilates to be an invaluable cross training method to strengthen the core, improve balance, and produce long, lean muscles.
Rachel is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Connecticut. She later went on to complete a Master’s degree in Nutrition at New York University. Rachel is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and offers clients private nutrition and health coaching sessions.

Rachel lives in Bristol with her husband and baby daughter. She coaches the Roger Williams Equestrian Team based in Tiverton, RI. She looks forward to a lifelong journey of continuous learning and promotion of health & fitness.

E'loise Tamer

Group Exercise Instructor

A native Newporter, E’loise has been involved in the fitness industry since the late 1980’s. With a focus on functional fitness E’loise believes that your workouts should be all about training your body to handle real-life situations.   Her philosophy for training clients is to teach proper form and safety while making the workouts both fun and energizing.

“I try to live my yoga and bring the lessons I learn on my mat into my daily life.  My greatest joy in teaching yoga is helping my students find their inner strength and witnessing their transformation”.  

You can find E'oise teaching TRX circuit classes and our pop up yoga classes!

Eloise has her BS in Health Fitness from Springfield College and is a NFPT Certified Personal Trainer.  She also holds several certifications including,  Mad Dogg, Schwinn, Level 2 TRX Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor - 500 hours, amongst others. 



Leanne LaParle

Group Exercise Instructor

Leanne is a certified group exercise teacher through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) She also received her TRX course certificate.

You can find Leanne subbing Barre and TRX classes at the studio. Leanne has been an incredibly dedicated student at Fitness Fusion for the last several years. Now she’s ready to take her passion for fitness to the next level by teaching weekly classes! Fun facts about our newest teacher-Leanne has 10 years of competitive Irish step dancing experience. She is also pursuing a Masters in social work at Rhode Island College.


Tara McCarthy

Group Exercise Instructor

Tara also started out as a student at Fitness Fusion and really loved the workouts!

Tara teaches Physical Education at Portsmouth High School and coaches the Lacrosse team as well.

We're excited to welcome Tara to the team this year.  You can find her teaching TRX and circuit training classes.

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