THIS IS US

BARBELLS, BURGERS & BEERS

We’re a bunch of deadlifting, beer-drinking, trail-hiking, snowboarding, burger-eating fitness geeks who love diving into the science of performance to help you unlock your potential. 

We live to help others achieve what they never thought they could, so they can live larger than life outside these four walls.

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THEORY MEETS EXPERIENCE

Some people have the theory. Others have the lived experience. We have both. And we’re ready to share it with you. We’ll meet you where you’re at, and challenge you to become what you never thought you could.

We founded Beartooth Performance on the concept that fitness backed-by-science should be accessible to everyone. 

It’s our mission to debunk the slew of false fitness myths that plague our society. 

We deliver well thought-out workouts rooted in evidence-based philosophies that actually help you achieve the results you’re looking for. We’ll combat the bull$#it and deliver the good $#it. 

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FITNESS IS POWERFUL

The benefit of fitness isn’t about being good at the gym, it’s about having the confidence to do whatever gets you fired up. People place frustrating ceilings on themselves, but we see their potential, and it’s our mission to help them until they do too. It’s never too early, and it’s never too late.

FOOD IS AWESOME

The most successful way to tackle nutrition is through an individualized, science-backed approach, that accounts for people’s goals and relationships, lifestyles and preferences. There’s no one size fits all, and we start with the smallest, most achievable habit, and build
from there.

COACHING IS A RELATIONSHIP

A great Coach doesn’t just run a class, they curate an experience. Our coaches don’t motivate you by showing off their abilities, they motivate you by showing you yours. We believe that coaching is 85% about understanding people. 10% is technical. And 5% is about the music. You can always expect great music!

LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE

Meaningful relationships, connection, and culture make life meaningful. Doing something you’re passionate about also keeps life interesting, so we believe you should find something worth doing. And when you do, do it well. Work hard at it. Develop a strong work ethic and enjoy the adventures along the way. 

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THE CREW

Our coaches and staff that make it happen ‘round here

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DAYNE DYER

After finishing baseball and upon graduating summa cum laude with a Exercise Science degree, Dayne entered into the corporate world. After years in sales, Dayne dropped everything to start what we now know as Beartooth Performance. 

Growing up in St. Louis, he has realized how many more opportunities were available here in Montana. His mission ever since is to bring the latest evidenced-based training to Montana. While CrossFit allowed him the ability to open his doors, Beartooth has since evolved into an all encompassing strength and conditioning facility.

His passion for learning, fitness, athletics, and the way the human body moves provide a strong foundation for his athletes success.

For Dayne, the lifelong pursuit of how to intertwine knowledge, empathy, and communication is the key to becoming a great coach that unlocks people's potential. 

Don’t let Dayne’s love of fitness fool you though. He believes in balance, and his love of cookie dough and Star Wars makes that apparent. You can find Dayne coaching early mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Beartooth would not be what it is today without his leadership and commitment.

SKILLS

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Mobility
Opex CCP
CSCS
TPI Level 1
USAW Level 1

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KATIE DYER

Stereotypically we would start Katie’s bio with “her love of fitness first started when…” but that wasn’t quite how the cookie crumbled.

Growing up with 5 siblings, they were all encouraged to be active (as well as musical), trying every sport from baton twirling to hockey. As a Montana native, Katie gravitated towards activities that were naturally functional and usually outdoors.
 
Over the last 10 years, she has participated in the sport as a what she calls a “conversational CrossFitter” & coach. She has not only come to love the convenience and variation of the workouts and programming itself, but also the essence of what Beartooth is.

As a relatively new mother of two, the importance of movement for both herself and children has increased. Parenthood gave her a new meaning to the saying “staying fit for adventure”, in the everyday sense.
 
She continues to find joy in teaching/coaching and seeing both new and familiar faces. Meeting new members and seeing those bonds they form with others within the gym, will always be top on her list, even over a PR or any physical accomplishment. 

You can find Katie coaching Friday nights and filling in for evening class. If you see her at a 5am class, please return me to her bed immediately, girl likes her sleep.

SKILLS

CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Gymnastics
CrossFit Mobility

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ANNA KASPERICK

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SKILLS

Registered Dietitian
Licensed Nutritionist
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 

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AUSTIN HANSER

Austin grew up as the oldest sister of two brothers. Her fate as an athlete was decided early on as fitness and health was a staple in her family’s life. Between YMCA league, high school sports, collegiate basketball, and playing 1-on-1 with her brothers in the driveway, her passion for fitness was inevitable. Today, fitness continues to play an important role in her life and she wants to share that with others. Her passion for coaching was born from her love of basketball. She splits her time between coaching high school basketball, group fitness classes, and personal training. Her favorite part of coaching is helping others reach their goals and exceed their own expectations. You can find Austin coaching mornings, afternoons, and evenings!

SKILLS

Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 

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KRYSTIE NELSON

Krystie has been a coach with Beartooth for over 3 years, and was a member first. After reluctantly trying CrossFit for the first time over 7 years ago, she realized it was exactly what she needed for her physical health, but even more so for her mental health. After her mother was diagnosed with early onset frontal lobe dementia at the young age of 58, Krystie struggled with fear, anxiety and likely depression. She found refuge in fitness, not only for its fight against potential disease onset and progression, but also the friendships and connections she was able to form. Her favorite part of coaching is getting to know the athletes on a personal level and finding something to connect with. You can find Krystie coaching and fitting in workouts in the wee hours of the morning! She might be biased, but in her opinion, the best way to start your day is at the 5AM class at Beartooth.

SKILLS

CrossFit Level 1
Registered Dietitian
Licensed Nutritionist

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TERRA EATON

Terra’s love for fitness started at a young age with her diverse athletic background in sports, dance & gymnastics and later as a personal trainer & yoga instructor. Today, she finds sanctuary in movement for her physical and mental health. To her, fitness is a tool that helps her better manage her anxiety and depression. As a coach, she loves helping athletes develop the same relationship with fitness she has. Sharing her passion with others and celebrating their successes along the way.

You can find Terra working out and coaching in the evenings! She doesn’t believe in 5AM fitness.

SKILLS

CrossFit Level 1
Yoga Fit Level 1
Practical Pilates
Gear indoor cycling
Pink Gloves Boxing

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ROB GAGNON

Rob immersed himself into athletics at a young age, and has developed his entire career around it. His years of experience in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy contribute to his overwhelming wealth of knowledge on how the body moves and performs. As a former collegiate soccer player he understands the mental and physical demands needed to excel in athletics. Rob enjoys working with our youth athletes the most, helping them pursue athletic opportunities beyond their high school years. While he is motivated to stay fit to manage stress and keep himself sane, he continues to pursue new goals within fitness. You can find Rob filling in for group classes and coaching our youth athlete program. 

SKILLS

B.S Athletic Training
M.S Health Administration
Licensed Physical Therapist
Certified Athletic Trainer
CSCS
CrossFit Level 1

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SARAH SULLIVAN

If you know Sarah, you know it’s in her DNA to move. She reflects on fitness as her longest love affair, complete with a few break ups, some unhealthy obsessions, and ultimately sheer bliss. Her years of experience in long endurance sports bring a unique perspective on fitness encouraging athletes to find balance while still committing to their most lofty goals. She’s qualified for the Boston Marathon and completed a 53 mile trail race, just to name a few. 
Her favorite part of coaching is helping others progress on their own fitness journey, and when it comes to food, she doesn’t discriminate. You can catch Sarah coaching early mornings as well between her kids' baseball games!

SKILLS

CrossFit Level 1

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ELIJAH DAVID

Elijah is from Havre MT. He received his bachelor's degree from Montana State University-Northern and his master's degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Elijah got into fitness/coaching by bringing all of his friends to the gym and leading them in lifts. He thought he should make a career out of it and found a home at Beartooth Performance. He and his wife, Cady, enjoy hiking, fishing and watching a good movie in their free time.

SKILLS

Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion

Master's Degree in Exercise Science

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