Meet the Trainers

Matt Van Dyke

Owner, Coach

Matt Van Dyke is an avid lifelong athlete with a passion for helping others to use fitness and nutrition in greatly improving their life. Born and raised in Las Cruces New Mexico and transplanted to Utah in 2006. He has now been fully submerged in helping clients reach goals in competition, on stage and in life, for the last 8 years. He has a passion for strength, programming, movement, and nutrition.  He currently competes in CrossFit, Olympic lifting and NPC Men's Physique shows. 

  • CF-L1 Trainer

  • CF-L2 Trainer

  • NASM-PT-National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • NESTA- National Exercise and Sports Training Association

  • Explosive Training


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Kim Trupp

Coach, Nutrition Coach

Kim Trupp has devoted the last 20 years to helping clients achieve fitness, nutrition, and wellness goals. Kim is from Colorado and has been in Utah since 2007. She currently helps coach group classes and directs our Nutrition program with great success. Kim wouldn't say it herself, but she is truly a blessing to the fitness world and the CrossFit community. Her ability to connect with others and lead through action is unparalleled. We are great full to have her as an integral part of Aether.

  • B.S. Psychology & Sociology

  • CF-L1 Trainer

  • CF-L2 Trainer

  • USAW - Sports Performance Coach

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

Jamie Hardman

Coach, Nutrition Coach, ASL Specialist

After years of admiring the body of CrossFit women and having gained a lot of weight while living abroad, Jamie started at CrossFit Aether in 2014 weighing about 160 pounds. Jamie now offers programming: help with macronutrients and meal plans, personal training, small group training, as well as, started the first CrossFit in American Sign Language (ASL) program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing/ASL Users so they too could have access to health, wellness, and CrossFit in their native language. "CrossFit is for everyone" and she helps prove that every day as she helps improve the quality of life of everyone she comes in contact with. Please click the link for all service options  Train With Jamie!

  • CF-L1 Trainer

  • ASL Specialist

  • Nutrition Specialist

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Kannon Howerton

I have always been someone who loves to explore and try new things, so it was no shock that when I found Crossfit it was love at first sight. Crossfit has opened doors and present opportunities in my life that have changed me inside and out. It showed me that even when life gets difficult if I stay focus and work hard I can complete any life or fitness goal and I can do it without injury AND looking sexy!! 
I love what I do whether it is coming in and coaching class or working with my clients one on one I always look forward to it and have now made it my life’s mission to continue to learn and grow as a coach and help give others the tools to tackle goals and open doors in their lives. Please click the link for all available services Train With Kannon!

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Small Group and Personal Training


Brit Hansen has been a fitness instructor for seven years. She started Crossfit at Aether in 2014, and immediately fell in love with the workouts, lifestyle and community. She loves being active outside with her husband and three dogs. She enjoys competing at local competitions, and is proud of the progress she's seen in her strength, endurance, and body composition over the past four years. Even more fulfilling, she is passionate about helping people achieve their functional fitness goals through daily coaching and knowledge gained from multiple Crossfit certifications. There really isn't anyone better when it comes to relaying the CrossFit methodology than this woman right here.

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2

The crew getting down on Thanksgiving Day, 2015

Our community makes us unique.

On social media we go by the hashtag of #aetherarmy. It represents us well. We are a community that grows together, struggles together, plays together, competes together, celebrates together and just live our lives together. We respect each other and love each other. Words nor pictures can express how close we have become. Through fitness, strangers have become friends and friends have become family.

See more of our community on Facebook @crossfitaether and Instagram @aetherbarbell as well.

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Crossfit aether/Aether Barbell

8385 S Allen st unit 140

sandy, ut 84070

Text: 575-649-9007