Thrive Fitness Studio Bangor Maine | Thrive Bangor

It's Time to Thrive!


Welcome to Thrive Fitness Studio.

621 Hammond St., Bangor Maine (it’s upstairs! 🙂 )

We don’t just offer our clients “sessions.” We give them RESULTS.


Let Yourself Be Strong


Specializing in:

Small group training
Personal training
Coming soon: group exercises classes!

Own Your Power.

Feel Stronger
Gain Energy
Lose Fat
Move Easily

Fitness Experts

Certified, experienced personal trainers.
Time-tested, cutting-edge nutrition coaching.
Motivation and customization for total-body fitness.

You Can Do This

Moving better = feeling better = happier = awesome

Personal Training

Get into the best shape of your life! Your workouts are the first piece of the puzzle. Work with a certified trainer one-on-one: we’ll assess your unique needs – current fitness, goals, and more. Then we’ll come up with a plan to get you to your goals the safest, fastest way with individualized attention.

Small Group Training

Unlock the power of group training: Work with a personal trainer and 3 to 5 other like-minded people, for support and encouragement. We love group training for so many reasons. But bottom line: it’s a great, economical way to get into the best shape of your life because you get more workout for less $$.

Nutrition Coaching

The second piece of the puzzle is nutrition. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer scientifically (and real-world!) tested nutrition coaching, powered by PN’s ProCoach. We love this program because it’s not about perfection: it’s about real change that works for you and your life. Why? Because when you eat delicious foods that fuel your body’s needs, you change your energy, your body, and your health.


The third piece of the puzzle is your mindset and social support. It’s proven: People with strong social support get better results from their fitness regimens. That’s why we love group training! It’s also why we are building a members-only Thriving online community for advice, support, motivation, and that “extra” coaching (and bonus workouts too). 

We Are Passionate About Your Fitness

You are more than your muscles.

We specialize in total fitness programs.

Strength • Cardio • Nutrition • Body Composition • Mindset

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Meet Our Trainers ….

Wendy Watkins

Wendy Watkins

Owner, Personal Trainer, Group Ex Instructor

Wendy has been a personal trainer for 15+ years. She’s certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a Corrective Exercise Specialist, and also has earned a number of other accreditations. She’s also the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Losing 20 Pounds in 2 Months. When it comes to her own fitness, she’s run road races, done a triathlon, competed in figure shows, and is working on coming up with her next challenge.
Melissa Bacon

Melissa Bacon

Personal Trainer, Group Ex Instructor

Melissa is a personal trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and she also has a number of other group exercise instructor certifications (along with being a BeachBody coach). An avid runner, she’s also a busy mom who knows the struggle of trying to squeeze in workouts while keeping everyone else on-track.
Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood

Trainer, instructor

Jessica loves all things fitness: lifting (really!!) heavy things, running, the outdoors, and more. She has earned certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, CrossFit, and Les Mills. She’s also studying to be registered nurse, is the mom of two, and helps run her family’s business.  
MaryBeth Fitzgerald

MaryBeth Fitzgerald


MaryBeth’s love of fitness began back when she was a middle school student, when she began a weight-loss journey  that ultimately saw her losing 70 pounds. She has a background in teaching group classes including everything from MMA fitness, Tabata and bootcamp to Zumba, and cycling. She plans to study nutrition and dietetics in the future.

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Find us here:

(Psst: go around the back of the building and up to the second floor. Open for appointments!)

Thrive Fitness Studio

Happy clients
10401095_1030780696089_5491_nJenny Jacobs
“I have been working with Wendy for 8 years, I have worked with her as a trainer, small group instructor, and in all the classes she has taught. Plus her online workouts and programs including her awesome reboot programs. I have also witnessed the transformation in her physique show clients at the gym. I think the one thing I love about Wendy is that she follows the science over the trends, and with a simple tweak, she turns a good workout into a great workout. She really does her research and her clients reap the rewards. Thanks Wendy! ”
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Sue Luce


“Wendy rocks as a trainer! Her small group classes push me to work out to my potential. She is awesome!”

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13335853_10103064491506309_5838609689164757963_n Stesha Cano
“Wendy helped me to lose some lbs AND start making some great new habits for my health!”

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12512716_10207840154189055_5155890965227438237_nDanielle Liscomb
“I love training with Melissa! Not only does she offer challenging, fun workouts, but she puts her time and knowledge into making sure each workout offers something, new tailored to my needs. I’ve never had the same workout twice, and have learned so many new fitness tips and routines … My reason for having a trainer is to have someone who is there to push me, challenge me, motivate me and inspire me. Melissa does all those things and so much more.”
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markMark Brochu
“Wendy has been a great trainer for me! She has adapted the workouts to fit my capabilities but still being able to push me to achieve my goals. ”

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12809726_10153286273391403_3599279189501649912_nMegan Smith


“Wendy is truly one of a kind. She’s patient with her clients, friendly to everyone she meets & she’s truly boosted my self confidence like no other. Not only is she a great trainer/meal plan genius, she’s a genuinely kind hearted person.”

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Susan Brooks


“Not only does Melissa come up with amazing circuits that leave me “feel good sore” – she also knows how to deal with different injuries and sensitivities and can help people of all fitness levels. I have herniated disks in both my neck and back and Melissa always has a modification move to help me keep up the with class or in our personal training sessions … As a bonus she has a wonderful upbeat personality and is fun to work with.  She likes to make sessions fun and have a good laugh all while pushing you to keep going.”

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