Meet Nova 3 Labs

Nutrition is the foundation of everything we do and are, it is what fuels us, and keeps our bodies equipped for whatever we decide to take on in our day. At Nova 3 Labs we believe that building a strong nutritional foundation is only laying the groundwork for your future success. Whether your primary goals are improved athletic performance, body composition, and general health and a better quality of life, a dynamic nutritional program will assist you in achieving and maintaining those goals.

In today’s society, it is incredibly easy to be confused and overwhelmed by the vast amount of misinformation offered by well-meaning sources. Our primary purpose is to demystify the entire process and develop a clear, customized nutritional program which will be tailored towards your personal goals. Beyond that, our aim is to educate our clients and athletes to see beyond nutrition as a diet, but as fuel for life.

Inadequate nutrition can lead to chronic disease, poor performance, obesity, and a lack of energy. Optimal nutrition leads to high performance, lack of illness, lean body mass, and an abundance of energy. With this in mind, we take the multifaceted approach of implementing proven athletic nutrition, the latest research into health + performance, and a strong emphasis on whole foods and individual concerns.

“Feed The Machine”

Meet The Team


Mike Kesthley

CEO & Founder

Mike Kesthely has been involved in athletics his entire life, ranging from years playing box lacrosse, martial arts, rock climbing, mountain biking and Crossfit®️. He has worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Lethbridge Fire Dept since 2000, and is the past Health & Fitness Coordinator for the department. His passion now lies with nutrition & functional lab analysis, and improving client performance, health, and longevity through dietary augmentation.

Current Certifications/Education Includes:

  • Former lead instructor for the OPT CCP Nutrition Level 1 in Scottsdale, AZ, at the International Center for Fitness, 2011-2014
  • Former trainer with Crossfit®️ Lethbridge
  • Optimum Performance Training Certified Coaching Program Nutrition, Level-1, under James Fitzgerald and Mat Lalonde, PhD
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
  • Precision Nutrition certified (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) through Dr. John Berardi
  • Crossfit®️ Nutrition certified under Robb Wolf
  • Crossfit®️ Trainer, Level-1 certified
  • Functional Movement Screen under Tim Takahashi, M.Kin., CAT(C), CEP, CK, CSS


Morgan Chaulk

Manager

Growing up as a competitive athlete, nutrition was always a primary focus in Morgan’s life. She spent extensive time researching nutrition, experimenting with recipes and learning about proper ways to fuel the body for a variety of different circumstances; general health, sports nutrition, nutrition for injury recovery & children’s health. After mentoring under a naturopathic doctor and learning about the benefits of natural health supplements, Morgan found Nova 3 Labs. Partnering with Mike & Chrissy to bring Nova 3 Labs to Canada was a natural progression after seeing the extensive benefits offered by the products first hand. Being a busy Mom of two with multiple businesses and still an athlete, sleep and rest are hard to come by. Taking Nova 3 products made such an impact in my life and I no longer felt like I had to mentally pull myself through each day. Morgan is also the co-founder of Western Canada’s elite fitness competition, Fight of the Fittest.

  • Owner of Altitude Accounting Inc, Saint City Fitness Inc and Barbell Addicts Inc
  • BBA – Accounting/Economics
  • Precision Nutrition Level One
  • Precision Nutrition Level Two – In Progress
  • CrossFit Level One Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification


Brian Carter

Program Design

Brian discovered the Sport of Fitness in 2009 and was instantly hooked. Having roots as a competitive hockey player, Brian found himself drawn to the camaraderie and competitive aspect of CrossFit. Brian has been both a competitor and judge at the regional level. Since 2004, Brian has coached athletes of all abilities including competitive CrossFit athletes, Hockey Players, Tri-Athletes, Football Players, Soccer Players, Professional Dancers, Powerlifters and Olympic Weightlifting Athletes. Brian has trained over 10,000 athletes using various methods of functional fitness training and CrossFit. Brian has taken his program to another level using an online fitness mentoring system. This has given Brian the ability to coach individuals North American wide. He works with Athletes training for any sport. Brian’s goal is to help individuals achieve their true potential in fitness and life.

Brian is also the co-founder of Western Canada’s elite fitness competition, Fight of the Fittest.

  • Crossfit Games Regional Competitor – Individual Men
  • Owner of Saint City Fitness and Barbell Addicts
  • CrossFit Level Two Certification
  • Opex Level One CCP
  • Opex Level Two CCP – In Progress
  • CrossFit Nutrition Certification
  • CrossFit Basic Barbell Certification
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
  • AFLCA Fitness Theory Certificate
  • Crossfit Running and Endurance Certification
  • Online Fitness Mentor
  • Agatsu Level One Kettle Bell Certificate


Tina Johnson

Nutritionist

Tina Johnson has always enjoyed being active all of her life, and about eight years ago, found CrossFit, and has never looked back! She completed her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology at the University of Alberta, where she spent much of her spare time in the Exercise Physiology Lab testing athletes. During this time, Tina also had the opportunity to work with many high-performance athletes in a variety of sports both in the lab and in the gym. This led her to an opportunity to teach at a college for a few years, where she developed a strong interest in researching nutrition and led her to complete the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification. Tina now continues to coach both CrossFit athletes and hockey athletes, teach at the local college while continuing to grow her passion in the nutrition field and functional lab area to improve an individual’s hormonal balance. Tina first had an interest in Nova 3 Labs when seeing that the CEO, Mike, also had his FDN-P certification, and after a friend had worked with him and had great results. Nova 3 Labs has created some very sound nutritional supplements and clearly, has helped many athletes with their nutritional goals! Tina’s goals with the Nova 3 team is to bring more awareness of the company to Canada and to help those seeking nutritional guidance. She would also love to help anyone looking to feel better and address any hormonal issues or gut impairment they may be facing.


Credentials:

  • MSc in Exercise Physiology (University of Alberta)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Alberta)
  • NSCA – CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • CSEP- CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist through Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology)
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Pn-1: Precision Nutrition Certified
  • FDN-P Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner


Jamie Granville

Nutritionist

From a young age, Jamie had a passion for athletics; she played high level basketball and danced competitively from ages 3-16.

After high school, she was immersed in many sports; from owning a yoga studio to CrossFit to competing in figure comps. Her desire to teach fueled her passion to obtaining a wide variety of certifications:


  • BCRPA Personal trainer
  • BCRPA Group fitness instructor
  • Yoga teacher training 1000+ hrs alignment based/Aerial Yoga Instructor
  • Mountain bike instructor PMBI
  • Stand up paddle board instructor - Paddle Canada
  • CanFitPro Nutrition
  • Precision Nutrition

Jamie now focuses her consulting on coaching in the realms of nutrition, training programming for aesthetics and women’s health. She currently lives in Campbell River, BC, and has two children aged 13 and 15.