MTN LAB TEAM
Robin Lyons MS, CSCS | Founder & Director of Coaching
Coach Lyons competitive history lead to her passion for a deeper understanding of human & sports performance. With over 18 years of combined athletic and coaching experience, Robin brings her clients a full spectrum of what it takes to be your best.
"I believe every athlete should know their "why" behind what they do.... not just physically but in their soul... why compete? why train? What is it they are looking for? This helps the athlete define their goals and path in their sporting journey.
Robin’s coaching philosophy is every athlete is unique therefore every athlete needs to be coached in a way which is suitable for them; meeting each athlete where they are currently not where they want to be, allows for long-term success. Robin works with athletes who want to get better and grow as individuals through the coaching process.
Robin loves providing structure and direction through her training prescription that not only enhances performance but educates the athletes on the why behind the training to help them reach their full potential.
"I designed the MTN LAB to be a resource for local/remote athletes who want more than just a workout."
Robin experience is also supported by her ongoing education holding a Masters Degree in Sports Conditioning and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the national strength and conditioning association.
Nick Harbert | Coach & FRC Mobility Specialist
Ever since a back injury put an end to Nick's college soccer career, he has been curious about finding the best ways to make the body strong and resilient. After college, he began coaching and spent 10 years working at the youth, high school, and college levels.
"My biggest takeaway from coaching was how transformative effective training can be for athletes physically and mentally. A focus on the latter piece is something I believe is missing from many programs."
In addition to coaching, Nick also worked in physical therapy clinics, taking patients through their rehab programs. It was here that he saw the true value of an individualized approach to physical health.
Today, it's rare to find a program that's designed to help you achieve your short-term goals without sacrificing your long-term health.
Nick's training programs do just that.
"With every person, I work with, I put a heavy focus on mobility and joint health. This is the foundation that will allow you to train at higher levels and reach goals you may not have thought were possible for you. Whether that means training for your next race or just being active with your kids and making sure your healthy and strong for as long as possible, your needs are unique to you."
Lacey VandeBunte | Coach
Lacey discovered functional fitness preparing for a NOLS Outdoor Educator Semester. Returning from that semester, her fitness journey continued. To become better as an athlete and a coach she knew she had to start with an individualized approach. This is where she met Coach Lyons and has been her client for the past two and a half years. This led her to coach for the past four years and competing as a CrossFit regionals team athlete.
“I believe the true reward of any journey is being able to take what you’ve learned and pass it along to others who will also benefit.”
Every person is on their own individual journey, and there is no straight road for anyone. You have to make the journey a part of who you are. That’s why individualized programs are so important. She has worked with a wide range of individuals from children to seniors who she motivated to take the plunge into their fitness journeys.
Lacey is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees in both Exercise Science and Recreation. She has over the years achieved her OPEX CCP, USAW-Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit Level 1, 2, Kids, and Gymnastics. She is always striving to learn more and perfect her coaching practice!
Bria Gillespie | Yoga Coach
Bria was introduced to yoga 12 years ago after a physical therapist suggested it as a means to prevent injury during physically and mentally demanding winters of competitive freestyle snowboarding. While she found that yoga helped her feel physically strong and resilient, the mental and psychological benefits were what got her hooked. Yoga quickly became a cornerstone in her everyday life, helping her stay healthy, focused and less-stressed in the face of competitive sports, academics and whatever else life sent her way.
Bria is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher and completed this training with Selena Garefino Yoga in the spring of 2017. Since then she has acted as a mentor for teacher trainees at three subsequent teacher trainings. Her total hours of study in yogic philosophy, anatomy, history, and sequencing exceed 800.
Academically Bria has a strong background in anatomy and physiology and loves incorporating that knowledge into her classes making for anatomically safe classes that focus on muscular engagement and building strength rather than emphasizing flexibility. She firmly believes that yoga meets each and every practitioner exactly where they are in that moment and looks forward to helping students determine what their personal yoga should look like.
Kedzie Gunderson | Director of Marketing & Operations
Kedzie plays a vital role for the MTN LAB bringing a background consisting of over 12 years Marketing and Operations experience. Her current career is working for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a Marketing Operations Manager & Specialist, explicitly focused on B2B email marketing strategy and demand generation.
With a long history of competitive sports, fitness has always been a vital part of everyday life for Kedzie. From Collegiate Division 1 Basketball for the Oregon Ducks, followed by a short stint as a Semi-Professional Wakeboarder, to now competing on the Pro-Women Enduro MTN Bike Circuit.
“Watching Robin’s passion and belief that every individual is unique thus every individual should have a fitness program that is designed specifically for their needs is unlike any I have ever seen.”
Kedzie believes having a coach in anyone’s fitness or sporting journey not only providing direction and accountability but providing the knowledge and structure to ensure progress is made towards the individual's goals. Everyone is on his or her journey, and your fitness program should match that journey.
“Working with Coach Lyons to bring MTN LAB to fruition was an easy decision!”