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 Guru

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

Megan Forrest

Coach, Body Challenge

Megan started CrossFit and Olympic lifting 3 years ago and has since competed in several local CrossFit and USAW-sanctioned competitions, and participated in her first NPC bikini competition in October 2015. She took first place in her class and second overall. She is preparing to compete at nationals in Maimi late 2016. She coaches a handful of our CrossFit classes and runs our ladies-only New Body Challenge classes. She's a kind soul that brings a personal touch to her clients. We're truly blessed to have her! 

  • CF-L1 Trainer
  • NPC national qualifer

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 @aetherbarbellff and Instagram @aetherbarbellff as well.

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Crossfit aether/Aether Barbell

8385 S Allen st unit 140

sandy, ut 84070

Text: 575-649-9007