Meet The Coaches

Our Staff in Concord and Tyngsboro

Our expert coaching staff has over 40 years of combined experience. From first time exercisers to professional athletes, our staff has a solution for your fitness needs. We are here to ensure you get the best possible results, in a safe, and fun way. You won’t find any gimmicks at Arkitect Fitness, just solid fitness principles combined with the latest in sports, health, and nutritional science. Each member of our staff is on a continuous journey to expand their knowledge in order to bring you the very best service possible.

Dr. Brett Scott, PT, DPT, USAW-1

Owner | Physical Therapist & Head Strength Coach

Dr. Brett Scott founded Barbell Therapy & Performance in 2017. After working as a strength coach and personal trainer for seven years throughout his college career, Dr. Scott realized something was missing in the traditional physical therapy model during his clinical rotations. While working in the traditional physical therapy setting, he realized he didn’t have the time and resources to get his patients the best outcomes because profit and proficiency from a business standpoint surpasses patient outcomes. He felt like he was able to give his training clients more from a coaching and training setting where he had the time to educate people, provide hands-on coaching and corrections, build stronger alliances and trust with clients, and had the ability to empower people to be in better control of their life.

As a competitive hockey player and olympic weightlifter himself, he also realized that many athletes were coming to physical therapy that were either misunderstood, or mistreated by other therapists due to a lack of expertise and experience in working with fitness athletes. Too many athletes have been told to just stop working out, or stop their activity, and weren’t being prescribed exercises and treatments that challenged the patients enough or solved the root cause of their problems to begin with. Therefore, Dr. Scott founded Barbell Therapy & Performance in 2017 as a place where fit adults and athletes could be served with a better experience, and a better outcome by being able to not only rehab, but coach individuals back to the sports and activities that they love. In 2021 he purchased Arkitect Fitness in Concord and was able to expand to a second location in Tyngsboro, MA with his passion and purpose to bring an intelligent, and efficient training model to help athletes and active adults live life to their full potential.  

Dr. Scott graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with his bachelors of science in exercise physiology and a minor in nutrition. He continued on in the expedited program through UMass Lowell to graduate summa cum laude with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017.

Dr. Scott is currently a licensed doctor of physical therapy in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and has passed all necessary requirements under the federal board regulations. He also holds specialty certifications in dry needling, cupping, spinal manipulations and adjustments, blood flow restriction training, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (also known as Graston Technique), is a certified clinical athlete provider, and is a registered olympic weightlifting coach with USA weightlifting. Amongst his passion for learning, Brett is equally passionate about educating others presents at workshops on his approach throughout New England, has a podcast for individuals to learn more about health, and has had the pleasure of presenting his expertise at multiple universities and colleges as well. 

Not only has Brett been able to compete on the national circuit in olympic weightlifting himself, but he has had the opportunity to coach multiple individuals at the national  and international level in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting with over 10 medals from national and international competitions as well.  Brett has had a vast experience of working with many NCAA division 1 athletes, various high school athletes, professional athletes, professional actors, stuntmen, and elite mixed martial artists. 

Brett is also co-founder of Neuropedics; a continuing education and mentorship program for physical therapists and chiropractors who are looking to improve their own clinical skill sets.  He is also a clinical educator for Modern Manual Therapy where he teaches continuing ed courses nationally and internationally.  He has also created his own course “Modern Barbell Therapy” for physical therapists looking to integrate the principles of strength training into their physical therapy practices.  

In his free time, you can find him playing ice hockey, weight training, mountain biking, snowboarding, playing drums, or taking his dog Jax for a run.  

Dr. Connor Bombaci, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist and Strength Coach

Dr. Bombaci joined Barbell Therapy and Performance in August of 2021. Connor previously worked in private and collegiate strength and conditioning settings where he gained a passion for helping others improve themselves. Connor went into PT school imagining himself going into professional sports, but his goals shifted during his clinical experiences. There, he saw how much of an impact he could make on athletes, active adults, and motivated individuals. Connor relates helping a young dad of two return to golfing and the gym without pain, as a major turning point for him.

Dr. Bombaci cites learning and work experiences at the Institute of Performance and Fitness, Champion PT and Performance, UMass Lowell Sports Performance, OSF Hospital, and Athletic Evolution, as the catalysts for his pursuit of excellence in both Strength and Conditioning and Physical Therapy.

Specifically, Connor’s time with UMass Lowell’s Division 1 sports performance and softball teams changed the way he thought about physical preparation and mental challenges during training. Spending time with staff and athletes in the weight room, on cross country flights, and during meals were transformative experiences for Connor as he got to experience six years as an intern, then co-op student and finally Sports performance coach at UMass Lowell.

Dr. Bombaci previously played soccer and lacrosse in highschool. He has a passion for golf and all things weightlifting related; olympic lifting, powerlifting, kettlebells, you name it. Dr. Bombaci has two dogs and credits his initial interest in Physical Therapy and sports medicine to his parents.

Dr. Bombaci holds his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMass Lowell in 2021.

Anthony Piccirillo

Director of Operations

Anthony Piccirillo received his bachelors of science in exercise physiology from Endicott College in August of 2020. He is a registered fitness professional through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His unique training background brings a different taste to Barbell Therapy and Performance. With experience in strength and conditioning youth athletics as well as mixed martial arts, and being extremely well versed in nutrition, Coach Anthony has been able to help athletes here get optimal results by helping our athletes get better nutrition, make for efficient conditioning workouts, and maximize recovery.

Anthony started his professional career with an internship here at Arkitect Fitness to complete his education in exercise science. Along the way, Anthony realized he had a love for the business side of things and has been a major player in the growth and development of our business. Anthony is currently our operations director and oversees all of the day to day business activity including sales, digital marketing, client success, finance, and logistics.

Bobby Bonia

Manager & coach

Bobby comes to us with fourteen years of experience where he has worked as the head trainer and manager of multiple gyms. Bobby graduated from Salem State University with a BS in exercise science and has been working in this field for years now. He is an NCCPT certified personal trainer. Bobby grew up very overweight and decided to make changes to his lifestyle after high school and hasn’t turned back. He believes in a “use it or lose it” mentality. If you don’t use or challenge your strength/balance/speed/coordination/etc., you’ll most certainly lose them. Bobby is particularly fond of training for obstacle course racing, strength training, and fat loss training for both athletes and active adults.
Bobby has been able to maintain many of the same clientele for over 12 years, who absolutely love working with him. Outside of the gym and training himself, he is a dad of three kids with his wife Jenn!

Julia hill


Julia has 6 years of experience coaching Junior Olympic and Xcel gymnastics programs. She became interested in Strength and Conditioning and Physical Therapy at the age of 11 because of her background as a competitive gymnast from second grade through high school. She just completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at UMass Lowell, and in May 2023 she will begin studying to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMass Lowell as well. She is a people person, and is all around passionate about helping everyone find an approach that works for them individually to achieve their goals.

Jared Mostue


Jared began his strength and fitness career 6 years ago after leaving a career in sales and marketing and rediscovering his passion for coaching. Jared is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds a specialization in Corrective Exercise from NASM. Additionally Jared holds a Level 1 Crossfit Coach certification. A former collegiate soccer and ski racing athlete, fitness has always been a part of his life. Jared began coaching ski racing immediately after graduating college with a Business Degree from Alfred University. His love of coaching and passion for improving the lives of those around him through physical fitness provides the drive behind his mission.Jared enjoys spending time with his wife Erin, their two boys Cameron and Noah, with adventures that include hiking, mountain biking, and road tripping across the country. His other hobbies and activities include camping and hunting with his dogs Josie and Maverick. A side hustle he started called Ski Kraft takes old skis and creates home decor and furniture. He continues to coach skiing at Pats Peak and his sons soccer and baseball teams.

Elyssa Penney

Marketing Coordinator

Elyssa is our Marketing Coordinator aiming to help build brand awareness for both Arkitect Fitness & Barbell Therapy & Performance. Elyssa actually started as a patient at Barbell Therapy! Once she completed her treatments, and was finally pain free after 2 years, she knew this was the place to be. She has a BS in Nutrition and Wellness and is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the NASM. Elyssa’s previous work experience was at a natural healing center focusing on holistic health & nutrition. She has always been an athlete and loves to play soccer. Her passion is helping others feel better from the inside out by pairing nutrition and exercise to optimize health, and reach their goals.

Hanna Durand, MS

Coach, Fitness Manager

Hanna has coaching experience in personal training, group fitness, and collegiate strength and conditioning coaching. She was a competitive swimmer from the age of 8 to 18, as well as participated in tennis and field hockey. She received her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Merrimack College in 2021 and worked as a strength coach at the College of the Holy Cross. She found her passion for coaching in high school as a volunteer swim team coach for competitive youth swimmers. While at Holy Cross, she coached and programmed for the men’s and women’s swim teams, as well as assisted in coaching men’s soccer, women’s field hockey, and numerous other sports. Hanna has other work experience in medical devices for spinal fusion surgery and has also worked as a stretch therapist. Her passion for coaching has evolved into helping individuals manage pain through exercise and movement.

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