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.
JT Scott, CrossFit Coach
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, CrossFit Coach
Coach Michael is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and 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 Trainer with Hanscom Warrior Training Center on Hanscom Air Force Base 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, CrossFit Coach
Nelly is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and 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 many years later learning the ins and outs of coaching, 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.”
Jozie Milicaj, CrossFit Coach
Coach Jozie is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a positive force of nature. She has been with CrossFit Somerville since March 2022 and has been coaching for three years and excels at helping athletes reach new heights with their strength. Her keen eye and supportive attitude have led many members of our community to refine their lifting techniques and realize consistent PRs.
In her own words:
“My name is Jozie and in my daily life I’m a scientist who enjoys lifting, meeting new people, being outdoors and cooking for others. In the gym, I enjoy working out with the athletes I coach and also really respect the art and technique of olympic and power lifting. I primarily coach the Saturday partner wods and Sunday lifting workshops however you can catch me in any evening class getting my sweat on.”
Sianna Casey, CrossFit Coach
Sianna is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer who has been coaching since 2019. Sianna was first introduced to CrossFit in 2013, when her family opened a box in Roseburg, Oregon, and she’s been in love with the sport ever since. In college, Sianna rowed crew as a walk-on (Go Wellesley Blue!), and she credits CrossFit with her willingness to jump into a brand new sport. Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional fitness prepares you to try new things!
Sianna is passionate about safe movement and solid technique… and then getting heavy and pushing hard. Ask her for tips on workout strategy and on mindset to get gritty during tough WODs. Outside the gym, Sianna works as an educator at a nonprofit and is always happy to talk about U.S. history, algebra, or whatever random concept she’s been talking about with her students that week.