THE Club 600 STORY
Jane and Denis Mezheritskiy - OWNERS
Club 600/Home of CrossFit 600, a husband and wife team who always had a passion for health and fitness, took ownership of Summit Health and Fitness in 2020, focusing on creating a sense of community and meeting the demands in Bedford, MA. Jane, a physical therapist, has been operating Moving Forward Physical Therapy inside the gym since 2010. Denis has a background in finance (formerly owner of a Produce Distribution Company) and is currently running a Merger and Acquisition firm. Both restructured the fitness gym offering 13,000 sq. feet of equipment, personal training, nutrition, CrossFit for all levels, teen programs, online training, Yoga, physical therapy, and StretchMed.
As a Club 600 member, you’ll tap into experienced coaches with over 15+ years of experience, registered dietitians, licensed physical therapists, CrossFit coaches, and certified personal trainers. More importantly, you’ll be a part of the Club 600 family and work out in an environment of like-minded individuals who support you on your fitness journey to meet your fitness goals.
Coach Ariel is a CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 trainer. She has worked in Physical Therapy and is also certified in Burgener Strength L-1 Olympic Style lifts. Recently, she has obtained her Nutrition Coaching Certificate. Coach Ariel loves watching her athletes achieve their goals and finally get that movement they've been working so hard to get.
I love traveling and live off of coffee, pizza and ice cream. Balance, am I right?! My favorite thing to see in a CrossFit WOD is cleans and ab-mat sit-ups. I can’t make a mean face to save my life, but my mom look is on point! I love watching my athletes achieve their goals and finally get that movement they’ve been working so hard to get. CrossFit gives us an automatic community when the Air Force takes us to a new state or even country and I couldn’t be more thankful that it brought us here to Club600.
Jeff started his yoga journey in Seattle in 1998 and completed training in 2011 with internationally re-known yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulos. As a yoga practitioner and teacher, he approaches his practice as a journey of self-reflection, healing, and spiritual elevation. Jeff likes to focus his students on alignment principles and personal empowerment.
While in Seattle, Jeff studied Hung-Gar Kung-fu for 8 years and Eng Wu Tai Chi for 1 year at the Seattle Kung-fu Club under Master John Leong. He also studied Qi Gung under Sifu Fook Yueng for 1 year.
When he is not on the mat, Jeff enjoys playing tennis and racing 6 person Hawaiian outrigger canoes with his team in Salem where he is a founding member and captain of Boston Outrigger Racing Association.
I have been doing CrossFit since 2016 and was first introduced to CrossFit by my wife who also decided to try it out. After the first class, I instantly fell in love with the challenge and the community.
In 2020, I decided to take my passion for CrossFit to the next level and earned my level 1 certification. I wanted to be able to share knowledge and experience with others and help them achieve their fitness goals.
CrossFit is not just a workout, but a lifestyle. I believe that CrossFit has the power to transform people’s lives by improving their physical fitness and mental well-being. I am dedicated to helping others discover the same passion and joy that I have found through CrossFit and giving back to the community that has given me so much.
Lucas is a dedicated personal trainer, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, and physical therapy student. With 8 years of lifting experience and 3 years of coaching, he specializes in working with athletes and individuals from various backgrounds.
Lucas’s passion for fitness extends to his studies as he pursues a degree in physical therapy at UMass Lowell. With his expertise in training, combined with his knowledge of rehabilitation and injury prevention, Lucas provides comprehensive guidance to help clients achieve their fitness goals while prioritizing their long-term well-being.
Laura has been an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor for almost a decade and teaches a variety of formats such as BARRE, Yoga, Total Body Conditioning, Kick Boxing, and Cycling. She enjoys the interaction with clients and appreciates the reward of helping others to unlock their inner potential.
She is a strong believer that exercise is fundamental to living a well-balanced life. In all her classes, she emphasizes the importance of not just physical fitness but mental and emotional fitness as well. At her day job, she combines artificial intelligence, robotics, and medical imaging to develop cutting-edge medical devices.
I have been passionate about all things fitness for a long time, but found and fell in love with CrossFit in 2019. Since then, I've gained my CrossFit L1 certification, a personal training certification, and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.
One of the best parts of CrossFit is the community; it builds genuine connections between people who all want the same thing…to improve themselves physically and mentally. And we improve each day that we show up to the gym and give it our all. I am so grateful to be a part of that! I love coaching because I love sharing my passion for health and fitness and I love helping others reach and exceed their goals! When I’m not in the gym, I’m at home with my husband, chasing after our two little boys.
Yoko Kajiwara Chun is an acupuncturist and certified yoga instructor who loves the creativity and expression of vinyasa flow yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training with internationally re-known yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulous in 2010.
As an acupuncturist, she has been servicing the greater Bedford community since 1999. She specializes in Japanese acupuncture techniques and Trigger-Point release as an effective healing technique.
Most of her childhood, she lived overseas in Singapore, Brazil, and Japan. She then attended the University of Oregon and earned a BS in kinesthesiology, also known as Exercise & Movement Science. After graduating, Yoko pursued a career in Acupuncture, enrolling in a Masters degree program at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle.
When Yoko is not on the mat, she enjoys walking, playing tennis, and stand up paddle board surfing. She has also studied Tae kwon do and Tai Chi.
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Heather has a strong passion for health and fitness and has been teaching fitness classes since 2009. She is a certified Spinning instructor and has taught group fitness classes ranging from cycling to bootcamps. She believes in the power of exercise for a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically and looks to motivate and empower her clients through her classes. Outside of the gym, her degrees are in music education, and she teaches high school music, so for her, music is a big part of creating a fun environment to work out in.
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Susan is a passionate fitness enthusiast and has been a fitness instructor for over 16 years - teaching a variety of classes including spin, step, TBC, core and cardio. She is a certified AFAA Group Fitness instructor, Maddog Spin Instructor and is in the process of being certified as a Maddog Rockstar Spin instructor and TRX instructor. Her motto is "find something that you love and stick with it".
Susan started teaching in college and taught classes throughout her 18 year career in sales and consulting. She teaches Spin classes along with Spin/Core/Sculpt. Susan also lives in Bedford with her husband, 2 teenagers and her new puppy, Charlie. In her downtime, Susan loves spending time with family and friends, taking long hikes, photography, reading and her regular indulgence – a Starbucks decaf iced Cafe Americano!
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER
As a NASM CPT and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Reesee enjoys working with people to help achieve their fitness goals. Whether singing while instructing a Group Fitness class or doing functional integrated training with her clients, she loves to keep people moving while making it fun! As "the" veteran of the club, she believes loyalty is key for success.
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Sometimes people take the long way around to find their calling. In Sandy's case she was a senior at Bentley College graduating with a Management and technical writing degree when, during a second semester internship at a local Wellness Center, she found hers. Sandy started teaching classes at 6am daily and never looked back. She went immediately to Massage Therapy school and got certified through AFFA for Group Fitness and Personal Training.
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Jayne has been a fitness enthusiast and lover of movement her whole life. Her undergraduate studies concentrated in dance performance at Boston Conservatory of Music. Jayne later achieved a Masters of Public Health from Boston University, and has been in the health promotion and wellness industry for the past 20+ years. She enjoys teaching others about the joy and benefits of being healthy and staying fit.
Although Jayne didn’t pursue a dance career, she found Pilates to be that link back to her love of the dance; first as a student and practitioner, and eventually as a teacher.
Jayne has been practicing Pilates for the past fifteen years and more recently was inspired to become a certified Balanced Body Pilates Mat instructor. While vacationing in Jamaica, she took a mat class on the beach that convinced her to pursue her dream; to inspire others to keep their bodies and minds fit through every decade. Jayne’s class challenges students’ deep core, balance, and flexibility and is suitable for any fitness level.
MASTER PERSONAL TRAINER
Bob has been working as a Master Personal Trainer at the club for the past 13 years. He is also an educator (CEU provider) for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and hosts the Health & Fitness Podcast "Body Talk" which features interviews with health professionals worldwide.
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT, PERSONAL TRAINER
Andrea earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Pre-Medical studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before earning her Physical Therapist Assistants degree from North Shore Community College in 2011. While at UMass Amherst she also played on the Division I tennis team.
The experience of playing Division I athletics and dealing with several surgeries, Andrea understands the importance of rehabilitation and physical therapy to return to a normal healthy lifestyle. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is able to combine her Physical Therapy knowledge and Personal Training knowledge when working with clients.
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