Monica Shearer, ARe, ARM, AIC, AIS

Taunton, MA

Senior Claims Adjuster at Gallagher Bassett
I first came to know Thiago when I hired him as a personal trainer at Healthtrax in Warwick, RI. I purchased 12 weeks of training and met with him once per week, but also encountered Thiago at the gym on other occasions, and he was always very personable and professional. Thiago took the time to listen to what types of exercises I liked and he implemented those into our routines. Specifically, I had less experience with weight training vs cardio, and he was able to show me creative and fun exercises with weights and resistance bands. During our 12 weeks together, Thiago always had different routines prepared that made me work hard and sweat, and I looked forward to our hour long sessions. Thiago consistently showed expert knowledge in the area of weight training, and he has an obvious curiosity for the latest trends in the healthcare industry. In short, I would never hesitate to recommend Thiago for personal training, and I would also not hesitate to hire him again

Adriana Gomez, RN

Providence, RI

Registered Nurse at Butler Hospital

Thiago helped me overcome my fear of weight rooms , and showed me proper technique for my body type. He is professional, fun,and knowledgeable. He took into consideration physical issues I have, such as a bad ankle, and modified my workouts to my needs. Most importantly, there was results, people approached me,just to compliment me on how I looked. They could notice the work I had been doing, and the confidence I was gaining.

Lauren Germani

Providence, RI

Computer Technician at Cranston Public Schools

Thiago trained me as I was getting ready for a friends wedding and a bike race in June. I signed up for a half hour session for six weeks which kicked my butt each week. After the 6 weeks I could definitely feel the difference in my conditioning and strength. I would highly recommend Thiago if you are looking to jump start your fitness!

Frank Traynor

Providence, RI

Associate Manager QC Bioassay, Regeneron

It has been my pleasure to be a client of Thiago Santos, as a personal trainer in both a commercial gymnasium and as a private coach. In fact, it was his work with me at the gym that encouraged me to ask him as an individual coach. Thiago received his degree from the University of Rhode Island and understands the theory behind his exercise. He practices and instructs the form, movement and routine with expertise. He is astute in his observance of a clients form and practice. The routines are comprehensive, customized and most importantly show results in quick time. He is adept at creating an exercise routine with or without major commercial equipment. Thiago is personable, encouraging and capable of supplying any supplemental information to enhance your routine, such as proper nutrition and integration of different exercise sets. I highly recommend him as a knowledgeable, attentive and effective trainer

Ellen Matesanz

Lincoln, RI

Executive Director at University Gastroenterology, LLC

I have been working with Thiago Santos as my personal and team trainer for the past year. He is knowledgeable about all aspects of health and fitness and encourages his training groups to focus on not only exercise but also nutrition, lifestyle and personal goals. He supports both individual and group goals and provides a nice balance of direction, challenge and enthusiasm to his training sessions

Butch Roberts

Barrington, RI

Corporate Purchasing Manager at Teknor Apex Company

I've had several personal trainers over the years and Thiago is one of the best. He continues to push me out of my comfort zone with new and creative challenges.

David Odessa

Providence, RI

Owner, general fabrics co

Thiago is the most elegant personal trainer I have ever trained with...his knowledge of exercise physiology is excellent and he is able to take this knowledge and apply it to the individual clients needs..I would highly recommend Thiago for People of all ages and levels of fitness.

Amanda Faith Poirier (Shaffer)

Providence, RI

Federal Project Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor

Due to an injury(s), it was recommended that I "get strong" to be able to run again. Thiago is/has helped me get there. It's hard work but through his individualized workouts I'm getting stronger to compete in the Boston Marathon (2015). We review goals and he makes sure I'm on track to meet my goal(s). I appreciate his time and attention to detail, when it comes to planning my workouts and making sure I stay on track. Also, I appreciate his attitude - always positive. Thanks Thiago for your hard work!

John Winkleman Jr FCAS

Providence, RI

Thiago is my personal trainer at the Lincoln FT studio and I find him very personable and his attention to detail is great in the training process. He works well with a variety of people from teenagers to senior citizens which is very important in the type of work that he does.

Alysha Morris

Providence, RI


Thiago is a genuine top notch personal trainer. He is passionate for each of his clients, listens to their needs, and helps them reach their goals. Thiago is a true professional who also knows how to have fun and keep workouts refreshing and vibrant. I recommend him for anyone looking for an intelligent, credible trainer!

Carolyn Giampietro

Cumberland, RI

Account Executive at K&M Associates

Thiago has been my personal trainer at FT for 6 months. I started working with him midway through my weight loss journey with chronic knee issues that left me in pain everyday. Since working with Thiago I am now pain free and much more confident in my everyday movement. I have continued to lose weight and my overall strength and fitness is the best it has been in years. Thiago is very knowledgeable in body mechanics; he has developed and tailored programs to work within my knee limitations. Thiago provides the right amount of motivation to push me past my self imposed limits. He is very passionate about fitness and he brings that energy and enthusiasm into each workout

Susan Shea

Cumberland, RI


Thiago trained me for several years.  He is passionate about fitness and overall good health.  The personalized workout sessions he created were always challenging, varied, and fun all at the same time!   He is a knowledgeable trainer who is always attentive to his client's needs and knows how to encourage them to do their best and beyond.  An all-around great person!  If you're looking for results and motivation, I would highly recommend Thiago.

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Laurinda Custodio

Executive Assistant

Years of repetitive running and walking for fitness, I was referred to Thiago to improve strength and overall conditioning.  For all the wrong reasons, I was initially reluctant to have a “personal trainer.”  Thiago immediately made me comfortable.  After my first session, I was excited to exercise again.  Thiago custom built a program that suited me and he changed it based on how I felt and performed.  I always felt that I was within my safety zone but always challenged.  Moving forward, I have new tools and a renewed desire to stay fit.