Co-owner, Personal Trainer
Specialties: Yoga, strength training, powerlifting, bodybuilding, nutrition
Candace Lord is an adventure-seeking mom of two powerlifting kids, and she and her husband Jim Materkowski own Integrated Fitness of Dover. She enjoys staying active and healthy and lives by the four Fs—Family, Fun, Fitness, and Food!
Organized sports were a big part of her life from middle through high school, including swimming, track and field, and martial arts. She likes to run anything from 5Ks to half marathons, especially Spartan races! Moreover, she is a record-holding powerlifter in the State of New Hampshire through USA Powerlifting and Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate.
Continuing her education is important to Candace. She is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and a certified YogaFit instructor. She also received her PN Level 1 Nutrition Coach certification.
Several years ago, Candace started competing in bodybuilding shows and powerlifting meets. In 2018, Candace won her OCB Physique Pro Card as a natural bodybuilder. She is currently getting ready for the bodybuilding fall/winter 2020 season, hoping the current Covid-19 situation will still allow it to happen!
Candace has been in the health and fitness field for almost 15 years. Helping people of all levels of fitness reach their full potential is important to her. That is why her schedule as a personal trainer and coach is usually packed solid! Her motto? “If you are going to rise, you may as well shine!”
Office Manager, Personal Trainer
Specialties: Strength training, nutrition, OCR
Heather Stover is a multi-sport athlete who has competed at the highest levels in OCR races, powerlifting, and physique competitions. She discovered that being fit helped her achieve goals she never thought possible. Working towards those goals brought her a great deal of fulfillment and joy.
During her time in college, Heather battled anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, and anorexia. She went through therapy and then two hospital programs that helped her physically recover, but she still had struggles after her treatment was finished. Heather found her confidence in athletics and fueling her body to perform well. Her continued drive to perform well and accomplish her athletic goals motivates her to stay healthy and in top shape. Read her Success Story.
Staying in shape encouraged Heather to want to share her knowledge with as many people as possible. That led her to complete her ACE Personal Trainer certification as well as her Group Exercise and Spartan Strong certifications.
Heather earned a new certification in nutrition from Precision Nutrition. Now she can better help her clients with their nutritional needs.
Running and hiking mountains are two of Heather’s favorite pastimes. She will eat “anything with almond butter smeared on it.”
When asked about her favorite travel destination, she replied, “I would really love to travel all over the world doing destination Spartan races. Specifically, I would love to run a race in Australia or Sweden.”
Specialties: Strength training, HIIT, boot camp
A New Hampshire native, you’ll usually find Chloe at the gym either training or working out herself. She love traveling any place warm!
This AFAA Certified Personal Trainer brings high energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to each and every training session. Her philosophy is to constantly vary workouts so people are never doing the same workout twice.
Chloe has been working with Integrated Fitness of Dover since its inception in 2010, and has worked with people from all age groups and fitness levels. She loves teaching group classes and 1-on-1 sessions.
Eating right is important to Chloe, but just like everyone, she needs a splurge every now and then. Her weakness is fish tacos!
Specialties: Strength training, flexibility and mobility
At 14-years-old, Tyler found out that he had a passion for fitness. It was after he entered the weight room for the first time. At 18, he joined On-site Family Martial Arts in Newington, New Hampshire, to learn traditional Hapkido, which he has been practicing for over 10 years. It was there he trained under Master Emery. Just a few years later, he traveled to South Korea to achieve his black belt. From that point on, his life has been about being healthy, mobile, and strong.
As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and CPPS Coach, Tyler brings high enthusiasm and passion into every training session. He loves working one-on-one with people who have different fitness levels as well as teaching group classes.
In the summer, you’ll see him at his favorite vacation spot in Islesboro, Maine. He heads up there every year for the 4th of July week with his fiancée’s family. While there he enjoys tacos and burritos as well as breathing in the clean Maine air!
Learning about his clients’ interests and fitness goals is very important to Tyler. He is a believer that no matter where you are in life, it is never too late to start your journey to fitness!
Specialties: Strength training, flexibility and mobility, TRX®, Zumba®, 55+
Darcy is a native of New England and grew up in a sports-oriented environment. Her father and brother are both golf professionals, one grandfather a pro boxer, and the other is a minor league baseball player. She has been certified for over 30 years, formerly by AAAI, and presently by IFTA, as a master trainer. She also holds a number of specialty certifications.
Darcy loves teaching mind body and aqua formats, dance fitness, boot camps, TRX, and kickboxing. Every class is like adult recess! Creativity is her strong suit. IFTA gets many requests to send Darcy to facilities to train their staff and always gets rave reviews!
Outside of the gym, she is an avid surfer and likes to give surf lessons on her down time. She loves to eat and her favorite foods are chicken and protein balls made with Arbonne’s protein shake. Football is one of her favorite sports and she can’t wait to attend a Patriot’s game!
Did you say travel? She LOVES to travel and hopes to visit Krabi some day. Krabi is located on southern Thailand’s west coast and is a province characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and more than 100 offshore islands.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Specialties: Strength training, powerlifting, equipped powerlifting, sport-specific training
John started his athletic career with youth sports and became a standout in high school. He was his high school’s first 4-year varsity starter for football and an All State track and field athlete. John continued with track and field for the University of New Hampshire (UNH) as a 3 event thrower and earned All Conference in the hammer throw.
During his time at UNH, John was introduced to powerlifting as a way to train for throwing as well as something to compete in during the offseason. He needed to satiate his desire for competition, and powerlifting was it! John still trains and competes in multi-ply powerlifting.
John is a certified Westside Barbell personal trainer and athletic coach and is currently working on the next level of certification from Westside as well as other training programs.
Outside of the gym, John enjoys spending time with his family. He is the proud father of two young boys, and loves puzzles of all kinds, reading and the occasional mountain hike. His favorite sports to watch are football and baseball (Jets and Yankees, sorry New England!).