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Alyssa Olenick, Ph.D. is your host of the Messy Middle Podcast. She is an Exercise physiologist that blends the duo of science & nuance to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle.

EP #52: COLD EXPOSURE || What’s the deal? Killing my gains?

The hot topic of the century… COLD EXPOSURE. In this episode (video) of the Messy Middle Podcast, I discuss all-things cold exposure in the context …

Ep #49: Running Zones 101 with Doc Lyss

In this solo episode with Doc Lyss, she covers ALL things running zones. She dives into what “zones” are, what each zone’s pace/intensity looks like, …

Ep #50: Picking a Protein Supplement with Doc Lyss

Are you overwhelmed by how MANY protein supplement/powders there are to choose from and available? Do you know what you should *actually* be looking for …

EP 48: Menstrual Cycle Training Myths with Doc Lyss

In this solo episode with Doc Lyss, she dives deep into the information (and myths) on menstrual cycle training and hormones going around the fitness …

EP 47: All Things Creatine With Doc Lyss

In this solo episode with Doc Lyss, she covers ALL THINGS CREATINE. One of the most widely studied and evidence-based supplements. She thoroughly covers what creatine …

EP 46: How to Adventure More This Year with Laura Hall

In this episode, Lyss and Laura chat in depth about all things getting outdoors and adventuring. They cover topics like how and why we should …

EP 45: Thoughtful Strength Coaching and Identity Work with Allison Tenney

In this episode, Lyss and Allison talk about a wide variety of topics and dive deep into graceful industry call-outs backed with calls-to-action. They talk …

EP 44: The Big 3 for Active Females with Lyss

In this solo episode with Lyss, she talks about something near and dear to heart (and PhD)… considerations (nutritional) for active females and menstruating individuals …

EP 43: Seasons of Nutrition and Macros with Emily Duncan

In this episode, Em and Lyss discuss the different seasons of nutrition, the importance of each of them from a periodized approach and the varying …

The Lyss Method

Lift heavier, run further, train smarter, and learn more. Crush your goals with The Lyss Method, a multi-level style of training designed to help you reach your goals!


A 16 week bodyweight to barbell beginner program. No prior lifting experience is needed. Begin is designed for those who want to build confidence under a barbell.


Barbell experience needed. Perfect to pair with running, climbing, yoga, etc. Gain strength, develop muscle, and improve your overall fitness.


Barbell experience needed. Gain strength, develop muscle, and improve overall fitness. Pro includes more volume than LITE for those with more serious strength goals.


An 18 week lifting program that parallels any race training plan. Adjusts volume along with your race peak and taper.

Running Program

Everything you’ve ever wanted to learn about running, is included in the app! Endure includes the science application of running, sports nutrition, and racing

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