Jay Weedall

  • Founder + Co-Owner
  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • StrongFirst L1, L2 Instructor
  • USA Weigthlifting L1 Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • 6+ years as personal trainer

 


I personally have been fortunate enough to play soccer at both collegiate and semi-pro level, and can lay my continued success at the door of kettlebell training. Resisting injury, building greater strength and speed, developing better skills and techniques, and accomplishing my body composition goals all as a result of a complete kettlebell training program. Of course, we use a few other tools too, like barbells and bodyweight training to deliver the best results to our members, and I am proud to say that those that have travelled this path with me have seen equally great results.

For me, being a coach is kind of like being a great tour guide. I know my craft and I am passionate about developing that expertise for you. I will teach you the in’s and out’s of the subject matter at hand. I will help you navigate your journey and provide you with an accurate map to help you get to your chosen destination. I'll walk step by step with you on your journey and when needed, I’ll step in front of you to guide you or step behind you to give you a little push. As a coach I constantly teach and practice with and for my people, that is what makes me get up in the morning. Anyone can make you tired, but it takes a coach to make you better. Your health and fitness journey is YOUR journey and you know yourself better than anyone else. So I feel greatly privileged to be invited along for your ride and to provide that next level.


Jess McCutcheon-Schour

  • Co-Owner
  • StrongFirst L1, L2 Instructor
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Growing up on Cape Cod, I have always led an active life.  Throughout high school I played a variety of sports including softball and basketball, and was a competitive horse back rider.   I continued to be very active while at the University of Vermont, where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration.  During college I was introduced to kettlebells by a personal trainer.  Kettlebell training not only changed me physically, but emotionally as well.  I felt empowered to change my body through movements that made me feel strong and fit. 

After graduation, I moved to Boston and worked at MIT Sloan School of Management.  During that time, I continued to train with kettlebells and decided to complete the Strong First (SFG) Kettlebell Certification. After completing the certification, I decided to make a career change.

My passion to help my clients become the healthiest and happiest version of themselves is what drives me every day. 


Gerilyn Burnett

  • BA in Psychology
  • StrongFirst L1 Instructor
  • NSCA - CSCS
  • Gymnastic Bodies 0.5 Trainer
 

 


Hi [pronounced hī, like pī] y’all, I’m Gerilyn [Jereeleeyan], but you can call me “Coach G.” 

Born in the deep south, I grew up riding bareback barefoot and accelerated my parents’ aging way before their time. From west Tennessee all the way to Boston, you can take the girl out of the country, but...

As a coach at Ethos, I aim to help athletes, desk workers, and average janes and joes double their energy, build their bikini/speedo body, and boost their confidence using unconventionally simple approaches to moving and eating. 

With a background in sports, distance running, kettlebell training, CrossFit, powerlifting, bodyweight training, strong(wo)man, and adult gymnastics, you’ll get an experienced balanced program that fits your style, goals, and needs (instead of the cookie cutter approach to fitness). Together we’ll take a step-by-step approach to travel from where you are right now to where you want to be, without the headaches, injuries, willpower battles, and extreme diets.

I believe...

• If trying harder was going to work for you, it would have worked by now. 

• Coffee, chocolate, and butter are life essentials. 

• In making life fun.

• Your weight loss & exercise plan needs to fit into your life, instead of your life around your plan. 

• You are capable of 10x more than you think.

• If you’re going the same direction as everyone else, turn around and run.

• Living barefoot & climbing trees is the key to happiness.


Alex Grossomanides

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  • NASM CPT
  • NASM CES
  • StrongFirst L1 Instructor

I have been working in the fitness industry since 2011. Prior to joining Ethos as a strength and conditioning coach, I worked as a trainer at Equinox Sports Club and New Haven Fitness, a small independent gym in Connecticut. I specialize in personal training, small group training, strength and conditioning, senior fitness, injury prevention, and fat loss. I also have experience in Barbell & Body weight training, and completed a biomechanics course at the Cybex Research Institute in MA.

I began my journey to where I am now in art school; pursuing a career in illustration. Over time I realized my true passion and calling lay in coaching others to succeed through fitness. It soon consumed every aspect of my life, from weight training 5+ days a week, to nutrition and cooking. Eating healthy is a form of self-respect and I believe that is what pushed me to cook more, eventually leading me to pursue my Level 1 Precision Nutrition certification. I take pride in searching out a broad range of ongoing education to compliment my work experience. It is my constant love for learning and helping people change their lives though fitness that drives me to succeed. To be a great leader you need to inspire others and get them to believe in “why” we do the things we do. This is what living the Ethos embodies.


Matt Crush

Over the years I’ve played a number of sports including rugby & football; but my real passion has always been training – inside & outside the gym. I enjoy learning about, practicing, and coaching all kinds of fitness through movement; especially those involving kettlebells, barbells, sandbags, and just your own bodyweight. I believe there’s nothing new or revolutionary when it comes to fitness – you just need a passionate coach to help guide you where you want to go and that’s why I love it.

  • BS in Kinesiology
  • StrongFirst L1 Instructor
  • NSCA - CSCS

In addition to training, my family & friends will also tell you I have a love for eating. I have embraced my minor obsession with food and turned it into a love for nutrition and cooking. There’s nothing better than whole, natural food, cooked right.

Prior to joining Ethos, my journey involved coaching and working with some amazing people as a part of the Strength & Conditioning staff of both the UMass Amherst - Olympic Sports team, and the USA Men’s National Rugby 7’s Team as they prepared for Rio. In addition I have been lucky enough to

coach with the Mens National Champion, Mystic River Rugby Club.

I’ve come to believe that best way to reach your goals is through an enjoyable process that you eventually come to love. As a coach I will give you 100% of my knowledge and effort to help you reach your training goals- whatever they may be.

Molly

Molly

 

 

Molly is our gym mascot. She embodies our message to the world by welcoming everyone with a happy tail wag and by running a muck and having fun with her baseball! Molly holds no formal certification or experience as a kettlebell coach.