I am a Strength & Conditioning Coach who uses weight training + bodyweight joint conditioning to improve strength & confidence, reverse & prevent injuries, and build a sleek, sexy physique. If you'd like to work with me, here are my current offerings:

1:1 Personal Training

  1. at Ethos Fitness + Performance (South End)
  2. in Newton, MA (email me)


  1. Small Group Shoulder Pre-Hab Wednesdays at 5:30P at CrossFit Newton using the Gymnastic Bodies system
  2. Small Group Team MetCon Kettlebell Class Thursdays at 7A at Ethos Fitness + Performance


  1. Workout/Training Programming
  2. 10-12 lb. Water Weight Cuts for  competition
  3. Nutrition Accountability & Guidance
  4. Intermittent Fasting Guidance

Synchronized Swimming Level Testing Prep + Programming for Land Skill Strength & Flexibility

  1. at Cambridge Synchronized Swimming Club.

Click here to schedule a free 30 min. consult to see if we are a good fit.

Let me shoot you straight...

I'm not an expert. I'm not your mentor. And Tony's not your guru.

I have claimed to be all of these things in the past.

I was WRONG.

You might be here here because you're looking for answers, formulas, and blueprints to solve a problem you've been struggling with for a long time. If you're looking for the "3 Easy Steps" to do that, you're in the wrong place.

I barely know what is best for myself, so I sure as heck don't know what is best for you.

And frankly, I'm tired of all the "Instagram Experts" and "Self-Help Gurus" out there claiming they do.

The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all formula, blueprint, or recipe for you to lose weight, to get a handle on your diet, to be successful, or to face your demons.

So I'm done.

I'm done claiming to have answers. I don't have advice. And I'll never tell you the world's healthiest food.

Instead, I share the process and results of my insatiable curiosity and play through this online journal.

You'll see the process and results of experiments in food, coffee, training, relationships, work, and life from a gal who's tired of trying to be what everyone else says she should be and stepping into who I am.

At the heart is a process of taking responsibility, habit change, and the messy truth of the time & persistence required to make it happen.

We all have skeletons in our closets.

We all have things that have happened to us that were beyond our control.

We all have mistakes we are proud of and mistakes of which we aren't so proud.

That's the human condition.

How do we move beyond our circumstances? How do we become the best version of ourselves? How do we forgive? How do we grow? How do we live a life of stewardship of the gift of life and breath and hope? How do we change the ugly parts of ourselves?

Those are the questions this Curiosity Journal (i.e., I wonder what would happen if...) seeks to answer.

So... Hi [pronounced 'hī' like 'pī']  y'all! I'm Gerilyn [Jereeleeyan].

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

I'm an okay wife, a recovery master, I spend more time barefoot than shoed, and seek to practice the Barbell Effect in life.

I believe...

  • Every breath is a gift from God
  • If you look up & find yourself following the crowd, turn and RUN
  • If trying harder was going to work, it would have worked by now
  • Coffee and chocolate are life essentials
  • Living barefoot as much as possible is the key to happiness


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