Meet Our Team
Kerry Taylor | Owner/Trainer
Kerry has extensive experience in fitness, personal athletics, training, and coaching. He was captain of most of his high school and collegiate football, basketball, and track teams including the National Football Championship winners from UMASS Amherst in 1999. After his collegiate career, he continued on to play football in the NFL with both the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions. Kerry continued his professional experience in both the XFL and AFL before retiring into his passion for training and coaching. Kerry is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an AOS certified instructor, and the Speed and Conditioning Director in the state of RI. He has trained athletes of all sports and is currently a high school football coach on top of owning 212 Health & Performance. Kerry was the head trainer for a large gym chain for 5 years before deciding to pursue his dreams and train using techniques that are not only proven effective, but that he believes in.
Kerry has been a guest speaker for various groups and events and continues to travel for CRC Health as a motivational speaker.
Colin Aina | Head Trainer
Rhode Island native and a graduate of East Providence High School, Colin has been working in the fitness and athletic industry since graduating from University of Rhode Island with a degree in Physical Anthropology in 2004. Colin decided to continue his athletic career after college after qualifying for the Olympic trials in 2004. He is currently one of the top hurdlers in the nation and has placed highly in national championships and in international competition. He began coaching and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist soon after college. His passion for helping people achieve their goals, in both athletics and everyday life, grew as he worked with more people. He continues to work with everyone from kindergartners to grandmothers. When the opportunity to become head trainer at 212 Health & Performance arose, he immediately embraced the opportunity.
Colin has presented at conferences for both NSCA and Perform Better.
Kim Magnelli | Trainer
Kim has trained almost exclusively with kettlebells for the past five years. Prior to kettlebells, she was a marathon runner. She switched to kettlebells because she found that the bells were so much more efficient than running. Kim says, “kettlebell has become my passion because I am working everything, both strength and cardio, at the same time.” Prior to becoming a kettlebell certified trainer five years ago, she was a health care fraud investigator for twenty years and holds a BS degree in Business. Kim says, “I believe in kettlebells so much that I knew I wanted to help others learn it. It is so empowering to train clients in this art and to see the gains that they make both mentally and physically.”
Steve Magnelli | Trainer
Steve is a kettlebell certified trainer, holds a black belt in Aikido, is a Target Focuses Training Mastery candidate, and holds a BS from Rhode Island College. Steve began training for fitness at 17 and has been working at it ever since. He quickly discovered that he wanted to help other new people learn about fitness and exercise so he became a kettlebell certified trainer. He teaches group classes as well as working with personal training clients. Steve says, “I love to help people change their lives by sharing this information with them. If someone is willing to work hard, I know that I can improve his or her life. Come to 212 Health & Performance to change your life for the better.”
Sean St. Onge | Trainer
Sean, has been involved with fitness and personal training since late 2006. Sean was a head trainer for a New England based Professional Wrestling school for 7 years. Also, while training, he was a "weekend warrior" traveling throughout New England, the Tri-State and Mid-West areas of the county wrestling. The intensity and movements of the 212 Health & Performance workouts was very similar to the training style Sean had been using, deemed "controlled fury." Sean continues to work with special needs adults and he and his clients have seen tremendous results!
Alicia Capellan | Trainer
Alicia graduated from URI with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She holds a personal training certification from AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and has over 3 years of experience as a personal trainer. Caring for and motivating her clients from ages 5-69 years of age, she teaches the importance of being consistent and believing that anything is possible at any age. Alicia has fought her own battles with weight gain and loss surrounded by environmental influences of her culture throughout childhood and college. In college she found out she had diabetes and decided to make a life change. She's lost over 100lbs and wants to pay it forward by motivating and educating others to take similar paths towards getting stronger and healthier both physically and mentally.
Heather Castellanos | Operations
Heather has been working in the fitness industry since 2003 as both a trainer, instructor, and manager. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2003 with a BA and found her passion for health and fitness soon thereafter. She met Kerry Taylor and discovered 212 Health & Performance 3.5 years ago and was immediately intrigued and determined to be a part of it. Besides helping to keep business flowing at 212, she is contemplating a return to training and instructing.
Heather was a presenter at the 2013 IHRSA Convention for fitness professionals.
Kali Ridley | Assistant
Kali joined 212 as a member at the beginning of her sophomore year. She participates in the High School Athletes program to gain strength, skills, and improve her overall performance as an athlete. At school she plays field hockey, and believes her work at 212 has improved her performance immensely. Now, Kali has become part of the 212 Team and she is excited to work hard and become more involved in the 212 community.