Meet Our Coaches
We have a team of dedicated coaches who are committed to helping you achieve your fitness goals.
Gael Henville resides in Boston, is a marathoner and running coach. She is a 48 year old mum of one and have been an athlete for 31 years. She began running track at 8 and converted to distance running 26 years ago to lose the last of her pregnancy weight. She runs 10-12 races annually; locally and in several states. Her most recent marathon was the 2017 Marine Corp, October 22nd. She is currently training for an extremely challenging ½ marathon that will start at midnight in the month of August on the Extra Terrestrial Highway in Nevada; 6 miles up and the remainder of the course down.She has been the head coach for several running groups, including a project with Saucony. She is now the head coach for the esteemed Road to Wellness 5K race in Boston.
“My objective when I present on a lifetime of fitness is not to create another me, but to enable one’s optimal fitness at their level. To demonstrate incrementally, that you can become what you believe; to reveal your very best awesomeness. Note that my training plans are comprised of various forms of exercises as running alone does not lead to and maintain weight loss. I endorse strength training, particularly strength and agility HIIT, indoor cycling, Yoga, Pilates and so on. No matter your appearance, pace, gait, attire – I always have had a great admiration for those who embodied the courage to start, the strength to continue and the resolve to finish. It is now your turn. Dare mighty things for yourself and live out Bold!” Coach G.
Yvel Joseph is an experienced Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Martial Artist and Certified USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach with over 20 years of personal fitness training, coaching, leading team sports through performance conditioning and competition experiences. He is co-principal owner and partner at Performance Fitness and Training, LLC (PFiT). He uses his enthusiasm and high energy in coaching, training and teaching others on the benefits of fitness, performance, healthy living and lifestyle balance. His fitness specialties are in fitness coaching, group boot camp fitness, boxing, kickboxing and self-defense. He lives by his mantra: “LOOK ALIVE!!!”.
Yvel has created, managed and lead fitness and sports conditioning programs for area teams and athletes along with community groups, corporate companies and schools. He manages corporate wellness programs to serve the needs of employees, participants and members through energetic fitness classes and wellness presentations.
Yvel serves as a performance and lifestyle fitness coach with Saucony and the Wolverine Worldwide lifestyle brands in Boston, creating wellness programs and specialty fitness programs for athletes and company associates. He’s also served as a performance and strength conditioning coach with Roxbury Community College athletics in pre-season and in-season basketball conditioning and strength training. He’s worked with high school, collegiate and professional athletes who’ve excelled at the HS National Track & Field Championships, Masters World Championships (Track & Field, Dragon Boat, etc.), Paralympians who competed at the 2016 Rio Para-Olympics, marathoners, rugby players and many more. Yvel also runs specialty PFiT boot camp and fitness programs in the greater Boston area for corporations, community programs and at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center.
Yvel has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, as a scholarship Track and Field Athlete and champion in the mid distance sprints (500M, 800M, 1,000M). He’s also earned a Master’s degree in International Business from Boston University. He holds Black Belt level degrees in Taekwon-Do from Jae H. Kim Taekwon-Do Institute. In 2014, he won the Masters USA Track & Field Championship in the indoor 800M Run. Through his athletic accomplishments and international experiences in business, health and fitness, he is motivated to get you energized, looking and feeling Alive! Yvel is an avid martial artist, cyclist and mountain biker. In his leisure time, he enjoys community service (volunteering), hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
GET ENERGIZED & LOOK ALIVE!!!
Ivy Taylor started her run journey with the intention of combatting diabetes and high blood pressure so she headed to Franklin Park and began the Couch to 5K program. 12 weeks later, she ran her first 5K and was medication free.
Since 2011, Ivy has run races in her hometown of Boston, MA and has traveled to multiple states to participate in charitable races. She has successfully utilized the Jeff Galloway Run, Walk, Run Method to complete numerous 5K’s, 10K’s, and a ½ marathon in high-altitudes, on hilly terrain, in pouring rain and sweltering heat.
Ivy is a member of Black Girls Run! Boston. Black Girls Run! is a national organization whose mission is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. As a member of this running community (family), Ivy has been blessed with women who encourage her to run her race at her pace and have fun and maintain a chronic disease free lifestyle.