Flight Performance and Fitness

About Flight

Our mission is to build an environment where people can push towards their personal goals with the value of coaching at a reasonable price. We have a true passion to help people get stronger both physically and mentally. It is our aim to have every client that walks through our door fall in love with training and the process of bettering themselves because we know that the lessons you learn in the gym will carry over into every facet of your life.

The Team

Dylan Gutheil

Dylan Gutheil

Dylan grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. Passionate about sports since childhood, Dylan played football and rugby in high school and continued his rugby career at Springfield College, where he earned a degree in Exercise Science. After college, he dedicated himself to the field of strength and conditioning. Since he retired from rugby, he has competed in powerlifting locally and at the national level. Dylan started personal training right out of college for 5 years until he got frustrated with the corporate training environment and decided there was a better way to deliver coaching that could have a bigger impact on more people’s lives. In 2016 his former college classmate and rugby co-captain, Jared and him decided to open Flight Performance and Fitness. Dylan has over ten years of coaching experience along with extensive expertise in the science of human movement, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and biomechanics. Dylan’s main drive is to build flight to the best possible training facility it can be so it can help more people reach their personal goals and potential.

Jared Collinson

Jared Collinson

Jared was born and raised in Sandwich, Massachusetts and gives credit to a young passion of fitness to advancing his career in sports and submerging him into the field of strength & conditioning. Jared had a long career in rugby where he won two national championships, played in many international competitions, and played professionally in Major League Rugby. Jared worked as the head strength and conditioning coach for the New England Free jacks of Major League Rugby in their first 3 seasons along with opening Flight Performance and Fitness with Dylan in 2016.

Coleman Jackson

Coleman Jackson

Coleman grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He loved playing sports growing up including baseball, soccer, and football. In high school he discovered rugby and weightlifting which initially sparked his interest in strength and conditioning. Coleman is a 3rd year at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in Health Sciences with plans to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy after graduation. He loves working with people from all different backgrounds and can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.

Preston Yong

Preston Yong

Preston grew up in Newton playing baseball and volleyball.  At 26 he’s an experienced coach having coached volleyball since the age of 17. Preston has been coaching SMASH Volleyball Club’s 13U team which is the top team in New England. Specializing in youth development he also ran the 14U boys program for 3 years. Preston is also Head coach for girls’ varsity at Newton Country Day School and an assistant coach at Lasell University. He also played semi-pro for Boston Bounce of the Volleyball League of America last year. Preston started lifting with Flight Performance & Fitness from day 1 when he was 19. He fell in love with training and since 2020, he has been helping clients reach their goals just like Flight helped him reach his goals these past 7 years.

Sheila

Sheila

Shiela grew up in Burlington, Vermont. She struggled with sports until the ladder part of high school when she started going to the gym before classes and found confidence moving her body which transferred onto the soccer field and tennis court. Sheila started college as a D3 player for both before transferring to Boston. Sheila taught at various gyms before doing her Strength and Conditioning internship at Flight. Along with coaching small groups at flight, she also trains 1:1 clients full time. Sheila is extremely passionate about helping people feel their best through exercise and nutrition.

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey

Shane grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut where he was an avid sports player/outdoors child. Every season was dedicated to a sport, and if there wasn’t a sport to be played there was a trail ride to be done or a tree somewhere to climb. In high school Shane played football, wrestling and rugby and while he has since stopped the first two has not figured out when to hang the rugby boots up. He continued playing rugby at a high level at University of Arizona, as well as in San Diego, and Australia. Through these travels and experiences, he became fascinated with the world of human peak performance from both a physical and mental standpoint. Shane takes this infatuation with human performance to his clients where he strives to make them the best possible version of themselves.

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