Austin Khamiss, Coach
Austin Khamiss’ interest in becoming a Starting Strength Coach grew shortly after completing his novice linear progression in 2019. He caught the “lifting bug”, and wanted to share his new found passion with others. While teaching middle school math in San Antonio, Austin took the opportunity to coach high school track and field athletes with the Starting Strength method. During the spring of 2021, he continued to teach in San Antonio while coaching at Starting Strength Austin, where he pursued coaching full time. He is thrilled for the opportunity to coach at Starting Strength Boston, and is committed to building a culture which is inviting, lasting, and a little wild! Austin holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, where he studied the “Great Books”, focusing primarily on philosophy, literature, and the history of science and mathematics.
Michael Avery, Coach
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Michael developed a love of teaching when he began giving guitar lessons in 2016. Upon the opening of Starting Strength Boston in 2021, he began apprenticing and transferred that passion and enthusiasm into barbell coaching. Michael found out about Starting Strength via the internet in 2019 and began his novice linear progression weighing 140lbs. His confidence improved, his anxiety faded, and his lifts went through the roof. A native New Englander, Michael is interested in fostering a community of strong, confident lifters and providing for them the same life-changing benefits that Starting Strength has provided for him: A discipline, a hobby, and a home.
Nicole Rutherford, SSC
Nicole Rutherford is a traveling Starting Strength Coach who has been certified since 2015. She holds her Bachelors in Business Administration and Exercise Science. In 2016, she moved to California and opened a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym with Jason Varnum and opened a second gym in early 2020. Since Covid, she now travels around the United States in an RV helping clients in person and remotely become the best version of themselves.
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