Instructors

At CFSV, your coaches know who you are.

NOTE: We are actively looking to hire (and train!) new coaches. If you have a dream of becoming a great trainer in a great community, especially if you are female, enby, or trans, we want to help you achieve that goal. If you’re interested in a job with CFSV, send us an email.

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JT Scott, Instructor

JT is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer who enjoys introducing new and formerly-untrained athletes to the prospect of unlocking their genetic potential. JT is dedicated to the goal of maintaining CrossFit Somerville as a facility that provides access to life-changing fitness education and inspiration to all comers. In addition, JT is a Biomedical and Electrical Engineer, Licensed Massage Therapist, anatomy nut, and chronic experimenter in new methods. JT tends to handle many of the members nutritional planning and diet questions – having a lot of personal experience in these fields.

As the first CrossFit Affiliate in downtown Boston, JT founded CrossFit Fenway in 2009 and then CrossFit Somerville in 2011. JT sold CrossFit Fenway in early 2016 to focus more on Somerville and family.

JT’s passion is creating a welcoming environment at CFSV and motivating members to use conscious choice as a practice in their lives inside and outside of the training facility. His mission is to change the world.

Outside of CrossFit, JT is proud to serve as the elected City Councilor for Somerville’s Ward 2 (2018-present), where they live and work at CFSV. JT’s work and the environment here are informed by experience as an intersectional queer activist, and service working with Union United, the Union Square Neighborhood Council, and as a Director of Union Square Main Streets. JT has also been a (literal) fire-breather and fire-eater with the Boston Circus Guild, amongst many other interests.

 

Michael Augustine, Instructor 

Coach Michael has been involved with helping others attain higher levels of fitness for a long time. From teaching people to swim in high school with the American Red Cross, training his soldiers in the 82d Airborne Division, building a $1M fundraising MS event team, teaching SPINNING for over 10 years, and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with Hanscom Warrior Training Center before moving to CrossFit Somerville, he has had one goal; to help people be the best version of themselves. 

In his own words:

“There are few things as satisfying as helping someone finally accomplish something they have been chasing, from climbing a rope to getting a PR on a lift. Helping people improve to be stronger, healthier, and happier is incredibly rewarding and I have never seen a program that does it better or faster than CrossFit.”

We all want something; faster, stronger, fitter. You can have that thing and we can show you how to get there; but no one can give it to you, you have to take it. You’re stronger than you think. For the magic to happen you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable”

Nelly Oliver, Instructor 

Nelly joined CrossFit Somerville as an athlete in August of 2013.  If you read her member profile you’ll get a glimpse of her evolution from a reluctant and frustrated new member to the enthusiastic, energetic coach she is today! 

From her first class as an athlete to 5.5 years later learning the ins and outs of coaching from JT, Mel and Kirstie her love of CrossFit and this community continues to grow daily.  She is always interested in new opportunities to learn how to benefit CFSV members and continue to strengthen this community.

In her own words:

“I am the strongest and fittest I’ve ever been since joining CrossFit.  Once you commit and become consistent progress can be limitless. I tell everyone, CrossFit is infinitely scalable.  Whatever your fitness level, you can come in and get a great workout while working towards long-term health benefits.

It’s a great feeling when you know an athlete leaves for the day feeling satisfied that they’ve accomplished something they didn’t think was possible and that your encouragement played a role in that.”

Karina Baldelli, Admin, Sales & Billing 

Karina started Crossfit in September of 2014 when she moved back to Somerville and Nelly (who was not yet a coach) essentially forced her to sign up.  Karina grew up playing sports competitively so she likes how Crossfit challenges her athleticism and pushes her in ways she definitely would not push herself. Unlike her previous exercise habits, Crossfit Somerville helped shift her mindset to a much more holistic, balanced approach to health, which she is really thankful for. She loves handstands and watching members come out of their shells as they find their groove within our community.

Here at CrossFit Somerville, Karina handles the emails, member inquiries as well as all of the CrossFit Somerville memberships. Outside of CFSV, Karina is a part-time personal chef and full time mom. She also organizes CSFV’s partnership with Community Cooks where members of our community volunteer to provide meals for a local women’s shelter once a month.