Meet our Boston Personal Trainer Team

Aum Training Center is home to personal trainers who are not only experts in their field, but also extremely passionate about your overall wellness.  Our fitness coaches undergo rigorous education to stay a few steps ahead of traditional fitness trends to arm you with the latest, science-based training methods for reaching your goals. We'll pair you with the right personal trainer to help you get stronger, lose weight, and feel years younger.



Chris is the founder of and head personal trainer at Aum Training Center. For the past 10 years, he has served as a trusted fitness coach to some of Boston’s top business leaders.  He is also a contributing author to the book, What You Need to Know About Muscle Building.  Best known for producing eye-opening before & after body transformations, he is driven to help people redefine what's possible.  

Chris' interest in fitness and nutrition largely stemmed from looking for answers on how to address his own health issues. After years of experiencing unresolved digestive issues, he was introduced to Functional Medicine and he learned how to heal his body with a holistic approach to nutrition.  It was through overcoming these challenges in addition to regaining his strength through weight training after a major jaw surgery, that he discovered his life’s mission: helping others overcome their challenges to lead strong, healthy lives. 

Over the past decade, Chris has extensively studied the most effective strategies in fitness, nutrition, and psychology for guiding people toward strengthening their mind and body while transforming their health. His unique background includes a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in transformational coaching along with numerous personal training certifications including the accreditation Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He lives in the South End of Boston with his wife. When Chris is not coaching or training, you’ll likely find him reading a book in the Public Garden or playing Frisbee in the Common.



Monika Pawluskiewicz has been a personal trainer in Boston for over 13 years during which time she's developed a reputation as a top fitness coach and movement specialist.  Early in her career, she received specialized education in functional neurology which taught her how to help people train smarter and perform at their highest level. Monika's unique background also includes certification as a professional life coach through iPEC, one of the world's largest coach training schools. Together with her training as a meditation instructor, she offers a multi-faceted, holistic approach that helps her design personalized fitness programs that get real results.  

She is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients and  uncovering the things holding them back from being their best self. Monika believes that new possibilities emerge once you let go of the old stories and beliefs that no longer serve you. Nothing brings her more joy than seeing people overcome obstacles and do things they never thought were possible.

When not geeking out at seminars, working with clients, or studying, Monika enjoys long-boarding by the river, silversmithing, and spending time near the ocean.  



Nicole has been a fitness enthusiast since her high school years. While training for track and crew, she discovered the benefits of lifting weights and becoming stronger.  After enduring a back injury, she developed an even greater appreciation for strength training as it helped her rehab her body.  Despite graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, Nicole realized during her first jobs out of college that there was one thing always on her mind: fitness. She found herself reading training articles at her desk while procrastinating with the work at hand.  Interestingly, it was during this time that she received a trial membership at a local gym which included a couple of free one-to-one personal training sessions.  It was a life-altering experience that made her realize that it was time to make a change.  

Knowing where her true passion resided, Nicole decided to pursue a career as a professional personal trainer, becoming certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She has since become a well-respected fitness coach who specializes in weight loss and holistic nutrition.  She loves helping people build the energy, strength, and confidence to do the things that matter most to them. What she especially enjoys is helping women embrace strength training rather than fear it. When she isn’t training, Nicole enjoys painting, cooking, and spending time in nature.


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