Our Coaches


Dr. Steven Dion

Co-owner of B&S Fitness Programs, LLC

Chair and Program Coordinator for Health Education Teacher Licensure at Salem State University: Sport & Movement Science Department

Graduate of Springfield College
B.S. in Exercise Science, M Ed. Health Promotion and Health Education, from Springfield College
Young Alumnus Award, 2005

Doctorate at The University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Crossfit LI

Extensive background in strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, program development, and technique analysis.

Collegiate Gymnast: Member of Springfield College's 3-Time National Men's Gymnastics Champions
Coach of over a dozen National Champions and All-Americans

Brandi Dion

Co-owner for B&S Fitness Programs, LLC
Director of Marketing and Management
Teaches adjunct at Salem State College in the Sport & Movement Science Department

Graduate of Salem State University
B.S. Exercise Science

USAT Level I Coach, and NSCA-CPT, Crossfit Level 1, Crossfit Endurance


  • Top 100 On The North Shore 2009
  • Franklin Pierce Women’s Soccer National Champion and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee at Franklin Pierce University
  • USAT All American 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Featured Spartan of the Week January 2011
  • Creator and Author of "The Pregnant Athlete" Book

Brandi began developing adult focused fitness programs in 2000 when she became the Fitness Director of the Salem YMCA. Brandi eventually became the Adult Fitness Program Director for the City of Salem Park and Recreation Department. Through Brandi and Steve's dedication to the Salem community, B&S Fitness was born in 2004. Shortly thereafter B&S Sport Science was created to bring more focus to athletes of all levels and ages. In 2009 B&S Event Management was developed to bring top notch endurance events to the Northeast. Brandi's passion for fitness and health has been the drive in developing her company solely focused on improving the health of her community and creating goals for thousands of athletes through her endurance events.

Brandi specializes in endurance sports as well as over all sport conditioning for any athlete

Betsy Caliri

Personal Trainer and Group Instructor at B&S Fitness since 2006

Graduate of The University of Massachusetts

International Sport Science Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer

Betsy’s passion for fitness began as far back as high school where she was a member of the Marblehead track and cross-country team, holding 7 records. She continued her running career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she competed on the Division 1 track team. She is still an avid runner and triathlete.

Amanda Nisula

Group Instructor/Personal Training

Graduate of Salem State University with a bachelors in Athletic Training

Graduate of  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy with a bachelors in Nursing

Amanda has been involved in athletics and fitness for her whole life, and loves sharing that passion with others.  She enjoys helping both beginners and advanced athletes achieve their goals, and create new ones.  

Amanda was a president's cup winner at Salem State University, where she was a three year captain of the women's softball team, and also played field hockey. 

In addition to athletics, Amanda is a big believer in overall fitness.  She is happy to share that passion with her family too.  Amanda and her husband, Damen, both have a passion for fitness. Amanda’s favorite clients to help are simply people who genuinely want to improve, regardless of current skill level.  Amanda also has a passion for pregnancy training whether it be pre-pregnancy, during or post pregnancy training. 


Brian Grable

B&S Coach Brian Grable has been helping people get fit and reach their goals for over 12 years. He played soccer D1 in college, 30 years martial arts (wing chun),  golden gloves amateur, semi pro MMA , and Certified:  ACE, NASM, Level 1 Sports performance coach with USA weightlifting,  Level 1 Coach in Training for Warriors system, Golden Gloves certified instructor, TRX,  SPIN certified,  licensed nutritionist, CPR,  and a Degree in Exercise physiology.

He is our official OCR and MMA Coach and are proud to have him on our staff.