“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”
— Tim Duncan – NBA MVP
BS in Accounting- Merrimack College
MBA Business Administration – Northeastern University
Chris has had a successful career in the Finance world working for some iconic consumer brands including Pepsi, Ocean Spray Cranberries and Dunkin Donuts, serving in various roles including Treasurer and VP of Finance.
In 2012, Chris followed his passion of making the joy athletic achievement available to all by providing athletic training for athletes at every age and ability level and started the process of opening a world class 13,000 square foot center in Norwood Ma.
We are dedicated to making you better and creating an environment where your time at Velocity will be the best part of your day.
Sports Performance Director
“The player that gives their best is sure of success, while the player that gives less of their best is sure of failure.” – Coach Charles Wooden
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Who I am tomorrow depends on what I do today.” – CT speed school
Sports Performance Director
Personal Mission Statement: Everyone has an inner athlete/competitor. However, sometimes people just need a little push for them to unleash it. That’s where our job as a coach comes in. My job is to help educate our clients/athletes, to guide them through training safely and effectively, creating new lasting personal habits and most importantly to improve performance on the field, the court or in everyday life so that everyone can live each day to its fullest and be the best version of themselves possible!
Experience: Jesse completed the internship program in fall of 2018 at Velocity Sports Performance Norwood. Before his time at Velocity he completed an internship at Connecticut Speed School in the summer of 2015 and observation hours at Competitive Edge PT and Performance in Orange CT. Jesse has worked with a wide variety of athletes ranging from middle, high school, and college athletes. Joining Velocity team at the completion of the 2018 internship program he has worked with all the groups from the general population adult clients all the sports performance groups we have. Jesse was named full time to Velocity at the end of 2019 summer and is the director of the internship program at Velocity to help develop young professionals from a science and art of coaching aspect.
Jesse had played baseball for 10+ years and played 3 years of college baseball at Lasell University in Newton, MA. In 2018 he was named the captain of Lasers. And is now a coach for the Northeast Gators program with their 14u team. A program that prides itself on developing baseball players to compete at the highest level and to play the game the right way. He ran a 6 week zoom program to prepare the team during the covid-19 quarantine and the Gators had the best season in program history winning 132 games in a shortened COVID season.
Jesse is currently finishing his Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC-LVL1) and is working on a Certified Strength Conditioning Coach (CSCS). He is first aid and CPR certified.
Sports Performance Coach
“Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirement – just 100% commitment to greatness” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Regardless of age, race, gender, background, physical appearance, or training experience, everyone should feel comfortable and respected in the gym. Creating an inviting atmosphere not only makes training more fun, but it keeps clients motivated to be the best version of themselves. Even the most elite athletes had to start somewhere!
Sports Performance Coach
Kelsey graduated from Lasell University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She finished her undergraduate career with a cumulative GPA of 3.98 . She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Sports Nutrition for Human Performance.
Certifications: NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, CPR/AED
Kelsey received her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine at age 18 and has been training clients ever since. She started working at Velocity in 2019 and is thrilled to be a full-time coach. At VSP, she coaches semi-private sessions, adult group classes, sports performance, testing combines, and 1-on-1 sessions. She has a blast writing the “question of the day” each day and creating the music playlists to keep people moving and having fun.
Kelsey completed strength and conditioning internships at Babson College and Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. Prior to Velocity, she served as a personal trainer at New England Fitness for 2 years. She also enjoyed pioneering her own strength training class at Lasell.
Kelsey is a USA Powerlifter and is ranked in the top 10 for her age and weight class in the country; she is determined to be #1. She also played four years on the Lasell University softball team, serving as captain in her senior year during which she was awarded Scholar Athlete of the Year. Her goal is to use her degrees, certifications, and experience to convey every component of health and wellness to her clients. Fitness has changed her life in countless ways and she is passionate about helping others experience its benefits.