Adventure Athlete Turned Strength Coach...

Through college and my active-duty career with the USAF, I was obsessed with Adventure Sports and being Outside. Pretty early on I found an obscure Sport called Adventure Racing which blended the disciplines of Biking, Trekking, Light-Mountaineering, River Sports, and Open-Water Paddling — all wrapped around your ability to self-navigate a 100’s of Miles for up to several days with a map & compass. It was a team sport, and I was one of the early crazy people to attempt and finish courses Solo.

I’m a great example of being purely Stubborn to the core. My family didn’t have a Sports background. I’m the first one I know of. So to be truly good at my Sports I had to be unbelievably fit, learn to train smart from experts, and become good at multiple sports at once. My competition was the mountain, the trail, the river, the night, the sun, no water or food, broken gear, and weather.
— Coach "Back-Abs" Swartout

Matt and Marcus Mucheck met in 2011. With completely different sports backgrounds, after realizing the training and mentality that came with competition was the same - they teamed up to open and operate The Dirty Gym in Dayton. Since then, Matt has taken to Coaching Powerlifting, Strength Sports, Sports Nutrition & Recovery, as well as consulting with Endurance Athletes.   


  • Online Coaching team

  • Personal Training programs

  • Barbell club Class Coach

  • Powerlifting Team Coach

  • Endurance Sport Specialist

Coaching Resume:

  • USPA Powerlifting Coach (2016)

  • USPA National Referee (Since 2017)
  • USPA OH State Referee (2014-2017)
  • CrossFit Endurance Coach (2015)
  • Pose Running Level-1 (2014)
  • Crossfit Level-1 Coach (2014-2017)
  • ACE Fitness Professional (2013)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Systems & Computer Engineering (2012)
  • Coach of 2x USPA National Champions (2017)

  • Coach of DG Powerlifting National Team (2017)

Athletic Accomplishments:

  • Competed or Completed (Solo) in over 40+ Endurance Racing Events across MTB, Paddling, Orienteering, Trail Running, and Adventure Racing (2006-2010)
  • Odyssey AR Endorphin Fix 3-3.5 Day (Solo) (2009-2011)
  • USARA 24-Hour Race Series Competitor (Solo) (2008-2010)
  • CrossFit East Regional Team Competitor (2008-2009)
  • 24-Hours of Moab MTB Competitor (2007)

Contact Matt:

Matt during Day-2 at the Odyssey Endorphin Fix 3.5-Day Race (Solo, 2009)

Matt during Day-2 at the Odyssey Endorphin Fix 3.5-Day Race (Solo, 2009)