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Who we are

the hardest sh/t we do in life cannot be done alone.

The people we surround ourselves with day in, day out play a huge role in how far we get in life. We need those who always root for us — win, lose, or draw. Those who invest in our dreams as if they’re their own. And those who are better than us, inspire us, and also expect great things from themselves.

 

You push us. We push you. We all get better.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

The two founders met seven years before these doors officially opened, with Chris playing the part of personal trainer and Alex—unknowingly—the first Cut Seven test.

Alex was building her marketing career and lost sense of balance, gaining over 40 pounds. Chris led a triple-life as accountant by day, PhD student by night, and personal trainer every spare minute in between. Chris created a program based on his football conditioning at UConn—hard intervals, zero bullshit, and total body soreness. In six months, Alex lost sixty pounds.

Inspired by a seemingly impossible transformation, Alex got certified and over time their training sessions shifted to business meetings. Over the next few years they went from coaching eight athletes at gravel parks to crowds of 500 at Union Market and the Nike sales floor.

For seven years, they made each other better—through marriage, baby, and a shared business. Today, the Cut Seven team is built on the same foundation as their original partnership: We push you. You push us. We all get better.

Meet the coaches

Chris Perrin

hometown

Ashland, MA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Legs / Arms

workout song that gets you going

Motivation – TI

what does team mean to you

You never have to go it alone.

phrase you’re known for

Here we go!

Easy is boring—easy gets you nowhere.

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Alex Perrin

hometown

Clifton, VA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Arms / Abs

workout song that gets you going

Where The Hood At – DMX

what does team mean to you

Cheering for everyone in their life – Zero judgement, only support.

phrase you’re known for

Talk yourself IN!

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall

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Bre Henderson

hometown

Germantown, MD

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Toss up between Ass/Abs and Total Body

workout song that gets you going

Feelin’ It – Jay Z

what does team mean to you

Always having support and holding each other accountable to achieve the same goal.

phrase you’re known for

You’re ok!

The little things make the big things.

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Clarence Stanfield

hometown

Hampton, VA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Close call between Heart and Total Body

workout song that gets you going

Anything with Rick Ross and preferably featuring Drake

what does team mean to you

It’s family, blood or not, it’s who has your back.

phrase you’re known for

Fitness is always watching!

Building your mind, heart, and relationships is just as important as building your body.

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Shabo

hometown

Hingham, MA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Gimme that Back/Legs combo or my first love Heart

workout song that gets you going

Way Out – Jack Harlow, Big Sean

what does team mean to you

Team is a feeling of support, it’s an unwavering desire to push a little harder for those around you and get stronger in the process.

phrase you’re known for

High fives go a long way!

This is the one hour you have control over.

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Sarah Cotter

hometown

Ambler, PA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Legs / Arms

workout song that gets you going

LA-LA-LA by Jay Z

what does team mean to you

People who support you at your best and your worst, those that are in your corner through the tough sh/t and the team sh/t.

phrase you’re known for

Starting a fight about the best Halloween candy

Settle into your progress without feeling like you’re 'settling.'

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Jihad Watt

hometown

Irvington, NJ

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Legs / Heart

workout song that gets you going

No Hands – Wake Flocka Flame

what does team mean to you

The importance of camaraderie is unmatched. when you’re inspired to push to your best, the confidence that starts on the turf has an even bigger impact in their everyday life.

phrase you’re known for

Dig in Team! Let’s Go!”

Hard work is more than what you get out of it. It's also about who you become from it.

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Bri Anderson

hometown

Bowie, MD

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Chest / Back

workout song that gets you going

Down on Me – Jeremih, 50 Cent

what does team mean to you

Team, to me, creates community, support, trust, and belonging. It gives us a space where each person can accomplish more and be greater than what they could be on their own.

phrase you’re known for

Let’s get it!

“Be Humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne Johnson

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OZ EZIKEL

hometown

I’m International Babyeeee! Born and raised in Guatemala, but also consider Boston, MA my home.

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Total Body or Leg Day

workout song that gets you going

Boss B*tch by Doja

what does team mean to you

Team is Accountability + Support – There’s a level of reassurance to know that even though we all have a different ‘why’ we show up, come together, and share the passion/courage to do HARD SH/T together.

phrase you’re known for

You got this!

Every challenge will force you to discover a new path.

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LESLIE CORBETT

hometown

Herndon, VA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Ass/Abs

workout song that gets you going

Marvin & Chardonnay – Big Sean

what does team mean to you

Team is who you can lean on to support and push you through the good, bad, and ugly.

phrase you’re known for

Let’s F/cking Go!

Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

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JUAN MARCANO

hometown

Caracas, Venezuela

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Legs/Heart

workout song that gets you going

Uproar by Lil Wayne

what does team mean to you

Team is putting your trust in others to accomplish the same objective.

phrase you’re known for

Give it all you got!

You must reward the kind of behavior you want.

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Kat Torre, DPT

hometown

Fairfax, VA

favorite MUSCLE FOCUS

Ass / Heart

workout song that gets you going

Breathe – The Prodigy

what does team mean to you

Working together to do hard sh/t

phrase you’re known for

This is going to be tough…

You can't grow, where you can't go!

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We are Cut Seven.
Not a gym. A team.