Mike Young, PhD
Mike Young, PhDDirector of Training
Mike is the founder & owner of Athletic Lab. Mike is the guiding force behind Athletic Lab’s training philosophy & methodology. He oversees all training, instructor quality & staff education. Full bio

About Mike

Education & Credentials
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach.
Coaching Experience

Our Incredible Team

Cate Young
Cate YoungDirector of Operations
Director of Operations | BS | USA Weightlifting L-1 Sport Performance | USA Track & Field L-1 | Former D1 Athlete – Track & Field | Full bio
Nick Newman, MS
Nick Newman, MSDirector of Scholastic Training
Sport Performance Coach | Author | MS Human Performance & Sport Psychology | BS Exercise Science | Full bio
John Grace
John GraceCoach & Facility Manager
Sport Performance Coach | NSCA-CSCS | USA Track & Field L-1 | Avid Blogger | Voracious Reader | Full bio
Doretta Gaudreau
Doretta GaudreauDirector of Healthy Living
MS Food & Nutrition Science (2014) | BS Nutrition Science | Member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics | NC Dietetic Association & Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians of America | Full bio
Stephanie Shaw
Stephanie ShawDirector of Private Training
Sport Performance Coach | BS Kinesiology | NSCA-CSCS | USA Track & Field L-1 | USA Weightlifting L-1 | Former D1 Athlete – Soccer | Full bio
Chris Hoina
Chris HoinaLead Coach
Sport Performance Coach | ACSM-CPT | CrossFit L-1 | NSCA-CSCS | USA Weightlifting L-1 Sport Performance | Full bio
Drake Webster
Drake WebsterLead Coach
Sport Performance Coach | BS Kinesiology | NSCA-CSCS | USA Track & Field L-1 | USA Weightlifting L-1 | Full bio
Ryan Flynn, MS
Ryan Flynn, MSCrossFit Coach
MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion | CrossFit L-1 | CrossFit Mobility | NASM-CPT | Full bio