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About Us

Lia Taylor -- Dan Colegrove -- Dana Dussault

Meet The Owners

Dana, Dan, and Lia are the faces of The Manchester Gym.  From management, personal training, teaching classes, to cleaning and maintaining equipment, they do it all.


With a love of fitness and a background in accounting, owning a gym was the perfect match for Dana.  Having grown up in Long Island, NY and moving to Vermont in the early 1990's, Dana became addicted to fitness classes.  A veteran instructor with over 18 years under her belt teaching various formats of classes, personal training was an easy transition.  Dana currently lives in Pownal, VT with her husband Chris and her two yellow labs, Daisy and Brewster.


Lia was born and raised in the Manchester VT area.  With a specialty in nutrition and her personal experience shaping her own body, she enjoys teaching others how to adopt a healthy lifestyle.  Lia recently earned her IFBB Pro Card as a Figure competitor, she currently lives in Manchester with her husband Dan and their dogs Izzy and Odin.


Dan is also a native to Manchester VT (and husband to Lia).  Dan began his interest in fitness playing high-school sports.  Looking to take his performance further he invested a lot of time researching diet, nutrition, and weight training.  Dan's depth of understanding and firsthand experience provide a perfect platform for him to assist the community in meeting their goals.   Dan lives in Manchester, is a competitive bodybuilder and avid guitar player.


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