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Our Professional Staff:

AquaFit has recruited some of the most experienced fitness instructors and personal trainers.  Each is required to maintain State and/or national certifications and many offer private instruction on a fee-for-service basis.

If you would like to join the AquaFit team please view our employment opportunities page.

AquaFit Fitness Personnel:

Ellen Moore, Manager

Ms. Moore holds an impressive resume of professional health and fitness certifications. She is a certified personal trainer, which demonstrates expertise in “risk factor screening, fitness assessment, nutrition, exercise science, exercise programming with appropriate progressions, instructional and spotting techniques, lifestyle modification coaching and professional scope of practice,” according to the requirements of the American Council on Exercise.

Additionally she is a certified Group Exercise Instructor, which demonstrates her understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology and instructional techniques including class design, cueing and injury prevention. She is also certified in Cardio Kickboxing instruction, water aerobics and CRP/AED and first aid.

Moore’s passion for fitness began in high school where she ran cross county for Hopewell Valley High School in New Jersey and held Mercer County’s cross country and mile record. After attending college and receiving an Associate’s Degree in Special Education, Moore began teaching aerobics at the Fitness Corner health club in Pennington, NJ, nearly 16 years ago.  She relocated to Rock Hall, MD, in 2000. Since then, she has taught a multitude of very popular fitness classes for Kent County Parks and Recreation, Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation, Kent Athletic and Wellness Center and Washington College.  In her spare time, Moore can be found jogging the country roads in Kent County with her husband, Steve, or running after their six children, who range in age from two to 15.


Sharon Somers, Trainer

Sean Madden, Trainer

Jill Payne, Trainer

Chris Willis, Trainer


Karen Unruh, Certified Massage Therapist

My name is Karen Unruh. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2007 when I graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C. (www.PMTI.org). I am trained in Swedish (relaxation), Deep Tissue (focused on tension relief), Pregnancy, Geriatric and Hot Stone massage.

I offer client-centered sessions tailored to your needs. If you're not sure what style of massage is right for you, we will figure it out together. During your session, you will be covered by a sheet and blanket at all times, except for the areas I am working. If you've never had a massage I can answer any questions you have. I have heard many people say they don't get massages because they are ashamed of their body. Please don't feel that way. All are welcome to come and enjoy a massage with no judgments!! Some people also say that massage has hurt them in the past. That is not my style.

The professional electric-lift massage table supports clients weights up to 350 pounds, and is easily lowered far any client that needs a transfer onto the table from a wheelchair. If you have trouble lying on your back, you can lay on your side for the massage.

In my life before massage, I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1978 with a degree in Law Enforcement, and recently retired fro ma 33 year career in the FBI.

Please call me for an appointment: 410-404-0155. I am available almost anytime that AquaFit is open. I look forward to working with you! And remember AquaFit sells massage gift certificates for the special people in your life.



Want to invest in your health?      

Consider getting frequent massages as a part of your health and wellness plan. The benefits of massage are numerous, and if you enjoy the occasional massage, just imagine how wonderful frequent massages would be. Massage can benefit you in a number of ways. Some find massage relaxing and a good way to escape the stress of a busy life. Others use massage to relieve pain from injuries or repetitive activities. With many different types of massage offered, there is a massage that will fit your body’s needs. Whatever your reason and whatever your schedule, consider a massage plan an investment in your overall health. 

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Some of the Benefits of Massage

  • Enhance overall well-being
  • Ease tension, stiffness and pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, or overworked muscles
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion

For more information on the benefits of massage visit www.abmp.com







AquaFit | 818 High Street | Suite 1 | Chestertown, MD 21620 | phone: 410.778.6555 | fax: 410.778.6536 | email: emoore@ctownaquafit.com
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs - 5:30am - 8:30pm | Fri - 5:30am - 7:30pm | Sat & Sun - 7:00am - 1:00pm
AquaFit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chestertown Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, located in the Brian E. Bainbridge Health Building in Chestertown.
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