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Our Mission

Sorta Healthy was founded upon an approach of moderation in all domains. You don't have to be perfect to see the results you seek. 


At Sorta Healthy, we focus on three things: fitness, food and education. We are dedicated to helping you reach your goals in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle, not another cookie-cutter plan. Whether you're someone looking to improve your lifestyle, or become a better trainer, we are here to make sure that we provide you with a system that you can actually live with, not just follow for a few weeks. 

Our team


Jeff Payne

Exercise Physiologist, Owner-Commence Fitness

Jeff is the founder and owner of Commence Fitness in Southington, CT, Commence Online Training and Sorta Healthy.

Jeff is an Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist and Nutritionist. 

An athlete for all of his life, Jeff loves helping people feel better and more mobile, as well as achieve whatever goals they set out for themselves.

When he's not working, Jeff enjoys working out, hiking, playing with his dogs and drinking copious amounts of caffeine.


  • B.S. Exercise Science, Central Connecticut State University


ACSM Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, FMS Level 1 coach


Alexis payne

Certified Personal Trainer, Owner-Commence Fitness

Alexis is an owner of Commence Fitness in Southington, CT,  Commence Online Training and Sorta Healthy.


She holds a Masters in Education, is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. 

After losing 90# several years ago, Alexis has made a career out of helping others achieve their goals. 

When she's not working, Alexis enjoys cooking, hiking, playing with her dogs and finding exciting foods and snacks. 


  • B.A. Journalism, Quinnipiac University

  • M.S. Educational Sciences, Johns Hopkins University


NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, ProNatal Pre/Post-Natal Certified Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 

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