About Us

E & M Athletics

Pull up a chair, grab a protein shake, and let me introduce you to the new kids on the block - E & M Athletics, run by Ethan Palmer and Max Mellor. We are two passionate personal trainers looking to shake up the Marblehead fitness scene. Say goodbye to the old open gym concept and hello to a new, transformative fitness experience that gets results.

Our vision is to cultivate a tight-knit community of fitness enthusiasts eager to consistently evolve their physical capabilities. At E&M Athletics, we don't just put you through the motions of a workout; we listen, guide, and support you throughout your fitness journey. Building personal connections with our clients allows us to tailor unique approaches aligned with your specific needs and aspirations.

By joining our E&M Athletics crew, you're not just gaining access to a gym - you're becoming part of a dedicated team committed to empowering you to live your best life.



Ethan Palmer is a versatile athlete with a background in rock climbing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, certified as a personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine. Ethan's passion for training and teaching the philosophies behind it are shared through his application of proven exercise methodologies. He loves making individualized programs to make fitness the most exciting part of the day. Whether it is calisthenics, weightlifting, kettlebell, or movement, his focus is on longevity through high-performance conditioning and strength development. During weeknights, when he's not in the gym, you can find him on the mats at First Colony, teaching children's jiu-jitsu.



Max Mellor has a passion for fitness and strives to bring the best out of his clients. With extensive knowledge in bodybuilding and strength training, he can create an optimal training environment for clients looking to make a serious change in not only their physique but also their lifestyle. Formerly of Leap Fitness in Marblehead, MA, Max loves to take on all clients, no matter their fitness history, and strives to bring out the best in them. Working out can be intimidating, but Max takes a methodical approach that ensures comfort and safety, while also optimizing intensity to create a stable and fun training environment.


Floor Manager

Our fur-tastic gym mascot. As the top dog at, E & M, Chubbs patrols the gym floor, keeps equipment in check, and offers mid-set motivation with a wiggle of his butt. Bring your dog by and say hey!