Our Team

Our team members are certified personal trainers who possess the most up-to-date knowledge in exercise physiology. Best of all they have genuine concern for the welfare of PTP Ridgefield’s clients.

Chris Carlson, Owner/Director of PTP Ridgefield

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Chris Carlson, Owner/Director of PTP Ridgefield

Involved with PTP since it was founded in 1998, Mr. Carlson has been involved in every aspect of the Personal Training business. Following a natural progression from athlete (Division 1 baseball) to personal trainer to owner, he brings PTP’s unique style of Personal Training to Ridgefield. He has been mentored by PTP Founder Jason Baer and has established himself among his peers as a top-level personal trainer in the industry. Mr. Carlson is certified by AFAA in personal training, is a NASM Youth Exercise Specialist and is CPR/AED Certified....

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Jason Baer, President and CEO of PTP Franchise, LLC

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Jason Baer, President and CEO of PTP Franchise, LLC

Jason Baer, Personal Training Professionals (PTP) founder and owner-operator, started the business to meet the growing demand for personal training. Since it’s unveiling; Mr. Baer and his company are proud to say they have served thousands of clients with various health-related services since 1998. Mr. Baer earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University and is AFAA certified in personal training and weight room instruction. In addition, he is a member of the Certified Coaches Association of...

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Tanner Doyon, Senior Certified Personal Trainer

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Tanner Doyon, Senior Certified Personal Trainer

We have been recruiting Tanner to come to PTP since we have opened our doors. Tanner brings a nice mix of personal training and martial arts to the table. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Doe. Tanner has been involved in teaching fitness and martial arts for over ten years and he is only 26. He is ACE certified and CPR/AED certified. We think his great attitude and martial arts background will make a great fit at PTP of Ridgefield.

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Tara Tosta, Senior Certified Personal Trainer & Running Coach

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Tara Tosta, Senior Certified Personal Trainer & Running Coach

Coach Tara is certified as a Running Coach by Road Runners Club of America and certified as both a Personal Trainer and a Functional Training Specialist by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.  She is the Cross-Country Coach at Wooster School in Danbury, CT. Tara is a former Naval Flight Officer.  After years in the military she moved to Ridgefield where she lives with her husband Doug and daughter Chloe.  

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Meg Whitbeck, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

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Meg Whitbeck, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Nutrition Educator. She earned her Degree in Biology from The University of Scranton and a Masters of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University. After being diagnosed with food allergies, Meg found her calling as a nutritionist. She knows what it takes on a personal level to make dietary changes that promote a better quality of life while still enjoying food! Her love of food and fitness fuels her enthusiasm for real-world healthy eating. Meg’s philosophy is achieving results through eating a...

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Lauren Vernardos, Certified Personal Trainer/Dance Instructor

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Lauren Vernardos, Certified Personal Trainer/Dance Instructor

Lauren has been dancing since she could stand, trained at Julliard, working with The San Francisco Dance Company amongst other acclaimed dance companies her love for dance went hand in hand with her need to keep her body up to the challenge that the rigors of a dance career. The progression from dancer to personal trainer was a natural one. After her dance career ended her full time training career took off and she became one of the top 5 trainers at the Equinox in Manhattan. She brings a wealth of experience to her clients with a unique look...

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