In today’s society, it is incredibly easy to be confused and overwhelmed by the vast amount of misinformation offered by well-meaning sources. Our primary purpose is to demystify the entire process and develop a clear, customized nutritional program which will be tailored towards your personal goals. Beyond that, our aim is to educate our clients and athletes to see beyond nutrition as a diet, but as fuel for life.
Inadequate nutrition can lead to chronic disease, poor performance, obesity, and a lack of energy. Optimal nutrition leads to high performance, lack of illness, lean body mass, and an abundance of energy. With this in mind, we take the multifaceted approach of implementing proven athletic nutrition, the latest research into health + performance, and a strong emphasis on whole foods and individual concerns.
This is an excerpt from ‘Feed The Machine’ by Mike Kesthely
We’re nutrition experts and fanatics of healthy lifestyle. We’re passionate about helping you reach your goals.
CEO & Founder
Mike Kesthely has been involved in athletics his entire life, ranging from years playing box lacrosse, martial arts, rock climbing, mountain biking and Crossfit. He has worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Lethbridge Fire Dept since 2000, and is the past Health & Fitness Coordinator for the department. His passion now lies with nutrition & functional lab analysis, and improving client performance, health, and longevity through dietary augmentation.
- Former lead instructor for the OPT CCP Nutrition Level 1 in Scottsdale, AZ, at the International Center for Fitness, 2011-2014
- Former trainer with Crossfit Lethbridge
- Optimum Performance Training Certified Coaching Program Nutrition, Level-1, under James Fitzgerald and Mat Lalonde, PhD
- Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
- Precision Nutrition certified (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) through Dr. John Berardi
- Crossfit Nutrition certified under Robb Wolf
- Crossfit Trainer, Level-1 certified
- Functional Movement Screen under Tim Takahashi, M.Kin., CAT(C), CEP, CK, CSS
Co-Owner, Director of Operations & Marketing
Kylie Gamelier was a former division 1 swimmer at the University of Toledo where she qualified for Olympic Trials in 2008 and NCAA in 2009 while obtaining her bachelor’s in exercise science. Kylie then went on to coach Division 1 college swimming at Davidson College and Youngstown State University respectively for the next four years, finishing with a Masters in school counseling.
In between coaching and school, she found her competitive outlet in the bodybuilding world by competing in figure. However, a year later, she found Crossfit and has never looked back.
Kylie has coached CrossFit for 3 years before solely becoming a full-time nutrition coach. Her passion lies in learning and being able to help others reach their goals whether physically or mentally.
BS, Exercise Science, University of Toledo
MS, School Counseling K-12, Youngstown State University
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
CrossFit Trainer Level 1 Certified
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certified
Lindsey Voorhees has been involved in the fitness industry since 2009, where she started her journey in bodybuilding. Knowing little about nutrition at the time, she hired Dr. Layne Norton to be her coach/mentor. After working with him for several years, she quickly fell in love with the science behind nutrition and began to study it on her own. After competing in bodybuilding, she then switched her focus from an aesthetics based sport to the performance where she now competes in Crossfit as well as powerlifting.
She has spent the last six years helping numerous clients, spent hundreds of hours reading research studies, countless hours listening to podcasts, attending seminars & webinars and she believes that nutrition is the single most important aspect of everything we work toward in our training lives.
Education: B.S. Business Marketing, Weber State University, Precision Nutrition Level 1
Experience: 6 years
Specializations: Nutrition intervention
Mekenzie Riley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a 2016 CrossFit Games competitor as part of 5th place team, OC3 Black. She is also the founder/owner of her private nutrition consulting business Real Results Nutrition Consulting where she helps ordinary everyday people become extraordinary through diet modification, helping them achieve their goals and break down their barriers.
Mekenzie has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. While she has always taken a particular interest in performance nutrition throughout her studies, it wasn’t until she reached the top tier of competition in the CrossFit world that she experienced the transition to eating like an athlete, aka “fueling the machine.” Mekenzie has made the transition from eating for health and wellness to eating like an athlete, something many people struggle to distinguish. With help from a nutrition coach of her own, she can speak to the extremely underestimated and underutilized power of the “fueling the machine” approach to eating. As she continues to compete at the Regional/ Games level, she embraces the platform to connect with other athletes on discovering the power of eating like an athlete and helping them unlock their potential through diet!
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics- Eastern Illinois University
Master’s Degree in Dietetics- Eastern Illinois University
CrossFit Level 1 Certification- (CF-L1)
Elite CrossFit Athlete
– 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games competitor- 5th Place Team
– 2013/14/15/16 Crossfit Central Regional Team Participant
– Reebok CrossFit Open 2015/16 Fittest in Iowa (top female)
From a young age, Jamie had a passion for athletics; she played high-level basketball and danced competitively from ages 3-16.
After high school, she was immersed in many sports; from owning a yoga studio to CrossFit to competing in figure comps. Her desire to teach fueled her passion for obtaining a wide variety of certifications:
- BCRPA Personal trainer
- BCRPA Group fitness instructor
- Yoga teacher training 1000+ hrs alignment based/Aerial Yoga Instructor
- Mountain bike instructor PMBI
- Stand up paddleboard instructor – Paddle Canada
- CanFitPro Nutrition
- Precision Nutrition
Jamie now focuses her consulting on coaching in the realms of nutrition, training programming for aesthetics and women’s health. She currently lives in Campbell River, BC, and has two children aged 13 and 15.