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Meet the Nova 3 Labs Brainiacs

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.

Mike Kesthely

Mike Kesthely

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.

Current Certifications/Education Includes:
  • 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
Chrissy Barron

Chrissy Barron

Co-Owner, Director of Operations & Marketing

Chrissy Baron was a former Division 1 cheerleader at California State University Northridge, where she competed on the university’s collegiate national team for three consecutive years. In 2011 she found Crossfit and since has placed 25th overall in the Southern California region, as well as qualified for the American Open as a 63 kg lifter. She currently also coaches at Crossfit Cicero in NY. After college, Chrissy worked for many businesses, where she gained experience in online marketing and social media. She has also recently accepted her dream job as the Director of Marketing for a company she believes can make the world a better place, and is excited to make that reality as she gains the skills and knowledge necessary to change the lives of those around her. She is currently in her Master’s program pursuing a Masters of Sports Psychology.
Current Certifications:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Powerlifting Certification
Bachelors of Science in Business
Masters of Science in Sports Psychology (current)
Kylie Gamelier

Kylie Gamelier


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

Lindsey Voorhees


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

Mekenzie Riley


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)

Tina Johnson

Tina Johnson


Tina Johnson has always enjoyed being active all of her life, and about eight years ago, found CrossFit, and has never looked back! She completed her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology at the University of Alberta, where she spent much of her spare time in the Exercise Physiology Lab testing athletes. During this time, Tina also had the opportunity to work with many high-performance athletes in a variety of sports both in the lab and in the gym. This led her to an opportunity to teach at a college for a few years, where she developed a strong interest in researching nutrition and led her to complete the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification. Tina now continues to coach both CrossFit athletes and hockey athletes, teach at the local college while continuing to grow her passion in the nutrition field and functional lab area to improve an individual’s hormonal balance.
Tina first had an interest in Nova 3 Labs when seeing that the CEO, Mike, also had his FDN-P certification, and after a friend had worked with him and had great results. Nova 3 Labs has created some very sound nutritional supplements and clearly, has helped many athletes with their nutritional goals!
Tina’s goals with the Nova 3 team is to bring more awareness of the company to Canada and to help those seeking nutritional guidance. She would also love to help anyone looking to feel better and address any hormonal issues or gut impairment they may be facing.
MSc in Exercise Physiology (University of Alberta)
Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Alberta)
NSCA – CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association)
CSEP- CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist through Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology)
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Pn-1: Precision Nutrition Certified
FDN-P Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Jamie Granville

Jamie Granville


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.