Adventure Project Virtual Coaches

We want to help you be your best, to pursue your goals and achieve them. That’s why we’ve assembled this committed, motivating team of experienced trainers.  They will work with you, starting from where you are, to create a customized training plan tailored to your goals. What’s what your adventure? This exceptional group of coaches will get you there.

The Adventure Project is a free virtual coaching program designed to reach young cancer survivors everywhere, regardless of where they live.

To apply to the program, click here.

Meet Our Virtual Coaches


“There’s nothing I like more than seeing (the people I coach) succeed.”

Jean Paul Desrosiers has been running, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and swimming throughout his life. He has completed marathons and triathlons, and was a semi-pro cyclist. But he’s not just an enthusiast; he’s also a trained professional. He has a degree in exercise science and is also a certified personal trainer who shares his wealth of knowledge with clients using his “experience training” technique. Jean loves adventure and sees way beyond the gym. He likes to point outside and say, “Out there…that’s the real gym. The real gym is infinite.”

“Push-ups and sit-ups are fun,” he says, “but you can really improve yourself when you take what you’ve learned indoors and apply it to something outside the gym,” says Jean.

As for the people he trains, Jean says their goal can be lofty or simple. “I don’t want people to feel intimidated by what I do. I don’t want them to think that they need to be in great shape to work out with me. That’s not what I’m about. If the people I coach are 100% motivated about what they want to accomplish, then we have something in common. There’s nothing I like more than seeing them succeed.”

Career Highlights

  • US Marine Corps
  • BS Exercise Science
  • Adjunct Professor Sacred Heart University
  • Cat 1 Road Cyclist
  • Cat 1 Mountain Cyclist
  • Primal Quest Utah
  • Primal Quest Montana
  • Marathon PR 3:19:00
  • Bimblers Bluff Ultra-Marathon
  • Empire State Building Run Up Summit Grand Teton, Jebel Tukbal, Mt Massive
  • Peak Snowshoe Half Marathon
  • Marathon des Sables 2014


“If you bring an ounce of belief in achieving your goals, I can help it grow until you are shooting for goals you never thought possible.”

Matt has been an athlete for most of his life, playing junior USTA tennis from the age of 7 and throughout his high school and college years. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, his passion for training himself to be the best athlete he could be drove him to pursue a Master’s degree in Sports Performance so that he could help other athletes do the same. Matt became interested in long distance running and pushing his own physical boundaries following his college tennis career. After completing his first marathon he was hooked on running but kept wondering how much further he could push his body. He has since completed multiple ultra-marathons including a 100 miler.

Matt loves to share his passion for pushing his own boundaries.

“I want to help people reach their goals,” he says. “I don’t want to scare anyone by my races. I’ve learned it’s all about determination. Set your mind to a goal, one that’s slightly out of your comfort zone and go after it with all you’ve got.” Matt also wants to help people enjoy exercise by infecting them with his passion and love for staying fit and healthy. “If you train with me, and bring an ounce of belief in achieving your goals, I can help it grow until you are shooting for goals you never thought possible.”

Career Highlights

  • BS Exercise Science
  • MA Sports Performance
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Marathon PR of 3:30:44
  • North Country 50 mile Ultra-Marathon 2013
  • Potawatomi Trail 50 mile Ultra-Marathon 2014
  • El Vaquero Loco 50k Ultra-Marathon 2014
  • Hallucination 100 mile Ultra-Marathon 2014


“Exercise is the best medicine we have available on earth …”

Greg holds a bachelors degree in exercise physiology, a masters degree in exercise science and nutrition and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. Greg has experience working with division 1 hockey, soccer, lacrosse and basketball players. Greg believes that movement should be an integral part of everyone’s lives no matter what shape you’re in, injury you have, or setback you may be faced with. He believes that exercise is the best medicine we have available on earth, and we all have the opportunity to have fun doing it.

Previously employed at one of the most awarded hospitals in the country, Greg worked clinically at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell medical college as an Exercise Physiologist. There he managed a cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab, which aided in research procedures involving cancer patients in remission from Memorial Sloan Kettering. He has extensive knowledge in cardiac, pulmonary and muscle physiology, which he exploits through strength and endurance training as an amateur cyclist. He has been racing bikes since 2010 and is currently an active Cat 2 cyclist.

Career Highlights

  • BS Exercise Physiology
  • MS Exercise Science & Nutrition
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, CSCS NSCA
  • Exercise Physiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Cat 2 Road Cyclist USAC