Fitness & Wellness Staff

Get to know Seabury’s Fitness and Wellness Staff

 

Matt McGowan
Director of Fitness and Wellness 

Certifications:
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, AFAA Primary Group Exercise, American Heart Association—First Aid, CPR/AED, AAAI Phase 1 Aquatics instructor, and Certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor

Philosophy:
Doing something is always better than doing nothing and the only things you can’t do are the things you never try!

 

Brian Harris
Senior Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Certifications:
Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, CPR/First Aid/AED certified through the American Red Cross. Certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor

Philosophy:
Exercise is a way of life. When you decide to commit to a healthy lifestyle, you’ve just entered yourself in the longest marathon you’ll ever be a part of. Dedication and hard work will help you get past the bumps in the road, but your attitude will determine how well you progress. Being active allows you to enjoy life in the highest form; ALWAYS remember to have fun with what you do!

 

Kirsten Benson 
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor

Philosophy:
Being healthy is not just being able to run 3 miles or lift 10lbs. Truly being healthy involves looking at the big picture, and practicing a healthy well rounded lifestyle.

 

Iris Watkins, BS, ACSM
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Certifications:
Certified Exercise Physiologist
Zumba Fitness Instructor
American Heart Association – BLS

Philosophy:
There are victories and challenges with any health and wellness journey, but if you take care of your body it will take care of you.

 

Teresa Martin Dotson, MS, RD, CD-N
Registered Dietician
Certified Dietician Nutritionist (CT)
Member; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Education & Training:
University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford)

Community Involvement:
Farmington Valley Health District — Community Health Assessment Advisory Board, Foodshare’s Farmington Valley Hunger Action Team, League of Women Voters of Canton

 

Susan Green, RDN, CD-N
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
Certified Dietician Nutritionist (CT)
Over 35 years experience in dietetics and food service

Education & Training:
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Yale New Haven Hospital

Special Interests:
Yoga, Vegetarian Nutrition, Small Breed Dog Rescue