Nova 3 Labs is the evolution of the brainchild created by Mike Kesthely. It all started many years ago with Dynamic Nutrition, well before a supplement was ever created. Mike is a firefighter, paramedic, nutrition coach and fitness enthusiast. As a shift worker in the first responder world, a consistent sleep schedule is virtually impossible. It is not uncommon to fall asleep for an hour when the alarm bell sounds, alerting you to jump into action. Being very passionate about his career as a first responder, Mike paid very close attention to the noticed that others surrounding him, were also struggling with energy due to the inconsistent sleep patterns that were a side effect of shift work. Many sleep supplements were not an option while on-shift since most required a solid night sleep to avoid grogginess.
Terrible sleep quality coupled with common life and training stress leads to a very common issue plaguing todays society: adrenal fatigue. Working unorthodox hours at the fire station, juggling family commitments as a father of two, providing weekly nutrition consulting to over 60 individuals and squeezing in as many training sessions as possible, Mike was completed burnt out. All the time. Using his nutrition and supplementation knowledge, Mike did everything he could to get a good night sleep and feel human again. It didn’t take long before he was fed up with taking so many pills just to get a singular result. It was in that moment that a supplement line was formulated for Dynamic Nutrition, beginning with Mad Adrenal. Max Adrenal was formulated after a serious amount of research and the intention to create a solution to Adrenal Fatigue.
Within a few weeks of consistently taking Max Adrenal, Mike noticed the usual grogginess that he felt daily had disappeared. His sleep had also improved tremendously which improved his general overall productivity and mental clarity. Sharing his creation with his fellow firefighters, they also noticed and major shift their overall well being after just a few weeks of taking Max Adrenal. That sealed the fate of what would become Nova 3 Labs. Mike knew there was a problem to solve in the world, and he knew just how to do it – through honest, open label supplements, using the highest quality ingredients. No bullshit. No gimmicks. Just old fashion honesty and integrity.
Brian and Morgan met in the gym, fell in love in the gym and are raising their kids in the gym. It may be your typical gym love story, where the Coach meets the girl and they fall in love, but don’t be fooled, they are not JUST husband and wife, but also business partners. Both passionate about fitness and health, Nova 3 Performance became a natural evolution of their devotion to enact a shift in people’s mindset surrounding their health.
For over 15 years, Brian has been coaching individuals of all capabilities. Being a competitive athlete his entire life, and always having health at the forefront of his mind, it was a natural transition for Brian to begin coaching and sharing his knowledge. Working with a very diverse group of individuals with a multitude of different goals and focuses, Brian has had the opportunity to really dive into the science behind fitness and discover more about what breeds success in the health and fitness industry. Brian’s current focus is coaching Coaches as well as a group of fitness enthusiasts dedicated to growth. His core belief is that every single person is different and your success within the gym will be dictated by your ability to tap into what makes you unique. What keeps Brian going? He wants to be the reason you don’t quit.
Morgan brings not only a passion for mindset and nutrition, but also an extensive track record of operating successful businesses. From a young age, Morgan dedicated all her spare time to learning about nutrition and mindset. She believes that there is a lot to be discovered within our own mind and that our direction is directly influenced by our perception. All of this came to fruition during some of the most challenging times in Morgan’s life where she really had to put these beliefs into practice. When a life changing ATV accident derailed Morgan’s athletic endeavors, her mindset and nutrition practices became imperative in helping her recover physically and mentally. Translating attitude and mindset into business, Morgan’s relentless nature has been the forefront of growth for multiple business and operations over the past 13 years.
Meet The Team
Nova3Labs Founder and Formula Creation/ Nova3Nutrition Owner
- Former trainer with Crossfit Lethbridge
- 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
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 fuelled her passion to 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 paddle board instructor – Paddle Canada
- CanFitPro Nutrition
- Precision Nutrition
- Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Jamie now focuses her consulting on coaching in the realms of nutrition, training programming for aesthetics, and women’s health. Recently getting back into the competitive side of bodybuilding, she won overall in Women’s Physique and is training to compete for an IFBB Pro Card in 2020.
She currently lives in Lethbridge Alberta, and has two children aged 14 and 16.
Nova3Performance Coach/ Owner
- OPEX CCP Level 1
- Crossfit L-1
- NCAA Div III Conference Rookie of the Year
- CanWest Games 2019 4th Place