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About Us

Our mission

At Epicenter Training, our mission is crystal clear: to simplify business growth for personal trainers, empowering them to thrive, and build sustainable, impactful careers. With nearly 50 years of collective experience in the fitness industry, our co-founders Laura Mahoney, Michael Poirier, and David Bohmiller have united around a shared vision.

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meet our visionaries: introducing the founders of epicenter training

Get to know the passionate individuals driving our mission.

Laura Mahoney

Laura mahoney

NSCA CSCS, Membership Community Creator, & Fitness Program Design Expert

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Laura Mahoney's Bio

Michael Poirier

Michael poirier

Visionary Leader Specializing in Strategy, Team Development, and Business Growth

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David Bohmiller

david bohmiller

Business Coach, Consultant, and Professor with Over 20 Years in the Fitness Industry

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David Bohmiller's Bio

what makes epicenter training unique?



why should trainers consider joining Epicenter Training?


"At the beginning of my career, I was fortunate to be surrounded by great teachers, mentors, managers, and trainers. I saw them in-person every day, got to see them in action - their mannerisms, their professionalism, what they said and did, and how they treated others. Beyond watching, I got to engage in deep conversations with them - not just program design, but sales, marketing, management, career development, and things outside of fitness, too. In part, because of that environment, I wasn't part of the high industry turnover. I've enjoyed a 20+ year career in fitness. For new trainers today, I believe it's more challenging to find that community. More often, I'm seeing aspiring trainers go through self-study to earn their certifications, where much of the prep is for the exam alone. While some certs mention what it'll be like in the field, it's tough to duplicate success when your visual of it has been images in physical or digital textbooks and not something in-person or virtually-presented where 2-way communication exists. If you're fortunate to have that as a trainer today, soak it up. Absorb all you can. For those trainers who aren't in as ideal a situation, and feeling like you've landed on a training island all alone, there's a bit of personal responsibility to seek coaching and mentorship. It's okay to be vulnerable. You don't have to have it all figured out just yet. There are some great fitness business coaches out there, and it can take some trial and error to find the one(s) whose messaging and coaching style resonate. The virtual doors to our Epicenter Training Online Academy are open, and we'd certainly love to welcome you in. Part of our why in creating Epicenter Training is that a career in fitness can be so rewarding and fulfilling. And, to see so many newly-certified or newly-independent trainers struggling to make their businesses profitable and sustainable, we're confident that we can provide the community, like the one I had early in my career, to right the ship so they can thrive sustainably."

- David Bohmiller


our vision: shaping the future of personal training

Personal Training Team

At Epicenter Training, our goal is ambitious yet clear: to become the ultimate destination for fitness professionals pursuing business growth, sustainability, and education. We are committed to establishing ourselves as the premier training hub for personal trainers, where success knows no limits.

Our journey

Our journey began with a shared passion for fitness and a desire to make a difference. Today, we've launched the Epicenter Training Online Academy and are on the verge of unveiling the Epicenter Training Studio, where we aim to revolutionize the way personal trainers thrive independently.

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