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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 36: Strength Training for Climbers with Dr. Natasha Barnes

Join us for this episode with Dr. Natasha Barnes of Natasha Barnes Rehab. Dr. Barnes grew up a competitive rock climber till a finger injury ...

EP 35: Creating Coaching Confidence with Jasmine Braxton

In this episode with Jasmine Braxton of Strong Flexy Healthy we talk about why she decided to pivot from pre-DPT, to personal trainer, to leaving ...

EP 34: Running for Health

Join us this week as Lyss talks about how you can incorporate running into your routine for general health. This episode is for those who ...

EP 33: Lessons in Boundary Setting with Lyss

Join us this week as Lyss talks about how she approaches setting boundaries, why she does it, where she has struggled, what this looks like ...

EP 32: Making the Most of your Mindset With Dr. Karin Nordin

Join us this week for our episode with Dr. Karin Nordin. A curriculum director at Precision nutrition, PhD in Mindset theory and online coach. We ...

EP #31: Outdoor Adventure & Zion Planning with Bethany Taylor

In this episode, Alyssa and Bethany chat all things Zion trip, Zion planning and outdoor adventure planning!

EP #30: Menstrual Cycle, Birth Control and Sports Performance with Alyssa and Claire Zai

This episode is a solo episode with Alyssa, co-hosted by Claire Zai. Claire works for/with the highly respected Barbell medicine, has a masters in Biomechanics ...

EP #29: Men & Body Image: A Movement that Not Just for Women with Dan Feldman, RD

Dan Feldman is a registered dietitian and competitive powerlifter. He works full-time as a nutrition coach for Macros Inc., and owns a Telehealth private practice. ...

Ep #28: Changing your Path and Becoming a Better Coach with John Noel

John Noel is a certified personal trainer, online coach, and professional natural bodybuilder. He has a degree in actuarial science which is rooted in advanced ...

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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