Meet Our Trainers and Instructors

Sean Soucy

Owner, Personal Trainer
Sean has been at the helm of BBAC since July 2007. He started weight training while a student at Orono High School. As a U.S. Marine, he helped fellow marines with their training regimens, and he’s been training clients locally since 2005.

Favorite exercise? Triceps extensions.
Least favorite exercise? Barbell curl.
Favorite healthy food?
Chicken.
Favorite cheat food?
Wings.
Your perfect day?
I don’t believe in them.
What do you love about your job?
Helping people get healthy.
What is most challenging about your job?
The hours!
What’s on your iPod?
AC/DC.
Proude
st accomplishment? My children: Austin, Gracie, Ever, and Colton.
Next big goal?
To expand!

Robbie Thibodeau

Personal Trainer, BodyCombat instructor
Robbie has been a trainer and group fitness instructor at BBAC since 2012.

Favorite exercise? Push ups.
Least favorite exercise?
Walking lunges.
Favorite healthy food?
Chicken.
Favorite cheat food?
Movie Popcorn 🙂
Your perfect day?
Spending time with my family camping or at the beach.
What do you love about teaching classes?
Bringing exercise & FUN into peoples lives.
What is most challenging about teaching? Getting new members to try group exercise. They don’t realize what they’re missing…
What’s on your iPod? 80’s, 90’s & current top 40
Proudest accomplishment? Joining the BBAC Team & the Les Mills Tribe! In case you didn’t know-I love BodyCombat!
Next big goal? To be even more fit, healthier and stronger, and helping others through personal training and my classes

Josiah Hartley

Personal Trainer
Josiah, a certified personal trainer since 2013, is Bangor native and lifelong athlete. A graduate of Husson (with a degree in business administration), he played basketball and was a three-year captain of the football team.

Favorite exercise: Deadlifts
Least favorite exercise: Cardio
Favorite healthy food: Chicken
Favorite cheat food: Locally crafted beer
Perfect day: A day that includes a workout
Most rewarding part of training: Helping others achieve their goals while enjoying the process.
What’s on my iPod: Wale, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Gucci Mane
Next big goal: to establish myself as a personal trainer and to own my own business.

Dawn Arnold

Personal Trainer and BodyPump Instructor
Dawn is an NASM-certified personal trainer and the mother of two. “My journey through fitness has been an exciting one to say the least.  Even though I have always been active, I too have battled and overcome my own weight issues, injuries and 3 knee surgeries.”

Favorite exercise: Lunges
Least favorite exercise: Pull-ups
Favorite healthy food: Chicken
Favorite cheat food: Pizza and Popcorn
Perfect Day:  Any day I can spend with my family
Your favorite thing about your job:  Watching how someone grows mentally and physical in the everyday functional things they do or they didn’t think they were capable of.
Proudest accomplishments:  My children Kiara and Reese
Next big goal:  I already am doing what I love to do and couldn’t be more grateful. The next big goal is to continue to better educate myself so I can help others make fitness a fun lifestyle choice.

Julie Nickerson

BodyVive and Sh’Bam instructor
Julie is a first-grader teacher at the Dedham school. She has two daughters, and lives in Holden with her husband Andy.

Favorite exercise? Dance cardio
Least favorite exercise? Burpees!
Favorite healthy food? Grilled asparagus or fresh strawberries!
Favorite cheat food? Cape Cod salt and vinegar chips! 40% reduced fat!
My perfect day: Family and friends gathered around a fire on a warm summer night!
The most rewarding and challenging things about my job as a teacher: I love teaching because I get to teach children a precious gift —  I get to teach them to read!
My iPod is full of music from country, pop and Bon Jovi!
My proudest accomplishment has been raising my daughters Holly and Meg and watching them turn into quality people.
My next big goal is to figure out what I want to do when I don’t teach school anymore and to find the fitness version of me!

Rebecca “Becca” Thibodeau

BodyFlow Instructor
When she’s not teaching BodyFlow or working out, Becca is a hairstylist. She and Robbie (above) have a daughter, Chelie, and they live in Bangor.

Favorite exercise? Triceps dips
Least favorite exercise? Burpees
Favorite healthy food? Chicken
Favorite cheat food? Potato Chips
Your perfect day? Starting the day with a workout then spending the day with my family.
What do you love about your job (as a hairstylist)? The one-on-one with my clients and seeing the transformation from before to after with a drastic cut or color.
What is most challenging about your job? Having to read some peoples minds. They may not know how to describe what they want.
What’s on your iPod? I have such a mix of 80’s to hard rock to Christian music.
Proudest accomplishment? My daughter! Giving her good morals, values and goals for a healthy rich life.

Kevin Forrest

BodyPump Instructor
Kevin lives with his family in Brewer, where he keeps a busy schedule of both work and community service.

Favorite Exercise: Biceps, triceps, and dead rows.
Least favorite exercise: Balance poses.
Favorite healthy food: Chicken, most veggies, and salads.
Favorite cheat food: Well, let’s start with Geaghan’s beer and then anything that goes well with that!
My perfect day: A long day at a very warm beach with family.
What I love most about being an instructor: The smiles on my team’s faces and the faces participants make when they challenge themselves!
The most challenging part of being an instructor: Finding time to learn the new releases.
My iPod is full of: BodyPump music along with a mix of all kinds of stuff but mostly my generation’s rock – real guitars!
My proudest accomplishment has been:  My family; wife Madeline, son Ian, daughters Morgan and Lauren.
My next big goal: A comfortable retirement with beaches and beer.

Holly Nickerson

BodyAttack Instructor
Holly is an occupational therapist and lifelong athlete.

Favorite Exercise: Squats
Least Favorite Exercise: Pull-Ups
Favorite Healthy Food: Sweet Potato
Favorite Cheat Food: Ice Cream and Pizza
Your Perfect Day: Getting in a good workout then hanging out by the pool with family and friends.
What do you love about your job? As an OT, I get to help people become functional, successful, happy people again.
What is most challenging about your job? Being able to balance school and fitting other important activities into my schedule!
My iPod is full of: BodyAttack music, country, and today’s hits.
My proudest accomplishment has been: Being accepted into Graduate School.
My next big goal: Passing the NBCOT exam to work as an Occupational Therapist!