Michael Macchioni, CSCS

Mike opened the doors at NEST, the first private sector training facility in Rhode Island geared specifically for athletes, in 1999. A graduate of Merrimack College where he played ice hockey and lacrosse, he worked for noted Strength and Conditioning pioneer Mike Boyle upon completing college. In addition to his duties at NEST, Mike currently serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. He has worked with athletes from the NHL, NFL, MLB (several during their formative years in high school), and is a former Strength and Conditioning coach at Providence College. Mike is a past state president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting, and has been a featured speaker at several regional and national conferences for industry professionals.  A Warwick native, Mike and his wife, Lindell, have four children; Michael, Maximus, Marcus, and Mya.  He can be reached at

Garrett McDonough, CSCS

Garrett has been with NEST since 2003. Currently, he is the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the Providence Bruins.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he received a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science. While attending college, Garrett was an intern Strength and Conditioning Coach, working with the several of the university’s nationally renowned intercollegiate athletic squads. In his time at NEST, he has worked with athletes of all levels from professional to preadolescent. From 2006 -2010 Garrett represented the NEST as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Brown University in addition to his primary responsibility of overseeing the sports training program at the NEST, where he has helped numerous high school and collegiate athletes to excel in their given disciplines and advance to the next level. Garrett is a native of Cranston, RI. He enjoys training, body boarding, and playing cards in his free time.  He can be reached at

Wayne Gray, BA, Sports Performance Coach

Wayne is a senior coach and Director of Off-Site Programs, for the NEST.  Currently, he oversees NEST management contracts for Warwick Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, Moses Brown School, and Brown University.  Wayne received his undergraduate degree, in Kinesiology, in 2015.  He, also, has a concentration in nutrition.  He completed his internship, at the NEST, in December 2014, and continued as a part-time strength coach. He came to the NEST, as a full-time coach, upon graduating, in  May 2015.  As a Nutrition Consultant  he brings a great deal of experience and knowledge in disseminating the most up-to-date information regarding proper, healthy, and effective supplementation.  He can be reached at


Jason Oliveria, Registered Dietitian / CSCS

Jason Oliveira, is both a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has held world records in Powerlifting, taught wellness to audiences nation-wide, and can help you achieve your goals whether you are just taking your first steps to a healthier life or training for your next Olympic gold medal.  He handles all of our nutritional planning, including the Boston / Providence Bruins.  He has been training, coaching, and competing in extreme racing for, over, 10 years.  With the popularity of these events, in the past 5 years, Jason has the experience and credentials to help you wether you are an experienced competitior or entering your first race.  He is available for appointments 6 days a week, including evenings. He can be contacted at or






Roger Marandino, CSCS - Head Strength and  Conditioining Coach, Indianapolis Colts (NFL)

Steve Dilustro, CSCS - Assistant Strength and Conditioining Coach, San Jose Sharks (NHL)

Mike Roose, CSCS - Athletic Performance Coordinator, Boston Red Sox (MLB)

Mike Poirrier, ATC - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)

Dustin Stuck, ATC - Assistant Athletic Trainer, Boston Bruins (NHL)

Robert Tagle, ATC - Head Athletic Trainer, Providence Bruins, (AHL)

Micah Lissy, MD - Director of Sports Medicine at United Health Services

Mark Stephenson, CSCS/ATC - Director of the Human Performance Program, US Department of Defense (DoD) / Director of Player Performance, Detroit Lions (NFL)

Chris Boyko, CSCS - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Edmonton Oilers (NHL) / UMASS

Howard Theberge, ATC - Head Athletic Trainer, Adirondack Thunder (ECHL)

Kevin Brochu, MA, CSCS - Director, Global Development of Reebok CrossFit, Reebok

Greg Infantalino, CSCS - Coordinator, NSCA Human Performance Center

Mike Nula, DPT - Owner, Elite Physical Therapy

Jillian Withington, ATC - Assistant Atlhletic Trainer, Johnson and Wales University

Marilyn Walker, CSCS - Assistant Strength and Condtioning Coach, University of Florida

Nate Withington, ATC - Head Atlheltic Trainer, Wheeler School

Jason Ulisse, LPT - Owner, Specialized Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Dr. Micah Lissy, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

Rick Armstrong, MA, CSCS - Lecturer / Internship Director, University of Rhode Island

Sarah Kelly, ATC, CSCS - Field Hockey Coach, Varsity Weight Room Supervisor, Western New England Univ

Mark Nadeau, CSCS - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Bartram Trail High School

Tom Bourdon, ATC - Head Atlhletic Trainer, Springfield Falcons (AHL)

Matt Dirzius, RD, CSCS - Registered Dietitian, Miriam Hospital

Mike 'the Beast' Campbell, CPT - Professional MMA Fighter

Kelsie Beaton - CSCS, United States Marine Corps HITT Academy

Patrick Polomski, CSCS - Head Strength  and Conditioning Coach, Belmont Abbey College

Paul Kenney, CSCS - Director of Athletic Performance, Marino's Fitness

Andrew Diorio, CSCS - East Bay Strength and Conditioning

Dr. Norris Goldberg - CEO/Founder/Owner, KORU Chiropractic

Jeff Merlot, CSCS - Performance Coach, Combine Training

Dan Irwin, CSCS - Pursuit Performance

Jamey Conley, ATC, CSCS - Athletic Trainer - Red Bull, Head of Strength and Conditioning - Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy


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