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MINIMAL GEAR ON-RAMP eliminates the intimidation factor when it comes to starting with MTNTOUGH . All it takes to complete this two-week, three-day per week program is your commitment and a few essentials you likely already own. Let’s get started.

Why We Built It

Everyone needs to start somewhere. This program was built for the person needing to take the first step. Whether you’re post-injury, felt too intimidated, or life has simply derailed your fitness journey, MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP is for the individual in need of that extra push  outside of their comfort zone. This two-week, three-day a week program helps [re]build fundamental movements with extra coaching to ensure proper form so you feel confident and controlled while establishing a strong  foundation.   

MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP doesn’t require much more than your commitment, a set of dumbbells, a stable step and a glute band. Trainer Sarah Maschino works alongside you for a one-on-one personal training MTNTOUGH experience. Throughout the 30-minute workout, Sarah will explain the whys behind each exercise and model proper form so you can master the basics like squats, lunges, hip hinges and push-ups – all movement patterns that are used across the MTNTOUGH platform as well as in your daily life.

[Re]building strength and endurance is not beyond anyone's reach.  In MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP, Sarah leads you through strategically designed workouts at an attainable pace, allowing you to follow along at your own tempo. She always begins with dynamic stretching and leads you through effective, compound movements  that all athletes need– no matter their fitness level – to achieve a healthy foundation. 

Whether your break was due to injury or simply a busy lifestyle, MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP aims to provide the first step to revamping your fitness fundamentals – to keep you healthy and injury-free. 

You got this.  Let’s dive in.

What and How

[Re]build the fundamentals

At the core of every workout are movements everyone should master before moving onto harder programs. MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP allows you to do just that in the comfort of your home with minimal gear. 

Got 30 minutes 3 x week?

We all do. Stop scrolling through social and start sweating  with MTNTOUGH trainer Sarah Maschino as she works out alongside you, explaining the whys behind the exercises needed to build strength and endurance for the long haul.

Smart training for everyone

Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate, MINIMAL GEAR ONRAMP is a fully coached two-week program that stresses proper form that’s accessible right on your phone or tablet 24 hours a day.

Gear Needed
  • Dumbbells
  • Stable step up box or cooler
  • Glute band

Meet Your Coach: Sarah

A Division-1-soccer-player-turned-personal-trainer, Sarah knows a thing or two about what it takes to get stronger and become a better athlete. It’s all part of the training process – and one she is passionate about. When the Tennessee native isn’t crushing life in the mountains, she’s busy fostering mental toughness for all levels (from beginner to elite) by creating workouts intended to push you to your limits – physically and mentally – and make you stronger inside and out.

“Fitness should be treated as a means to conquer all of your passions — whether it be recreational, professional, spiritual, or your relationships,” says Sarah, who is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has certificates in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement. 

“We can build our bodies and minds to gain confidence and toughness for any endeavor we choose!  But we have to take the first step. Even if we need our hand held a bit.”


Annual Plan

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Month-To-Month Plan

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Trusted By The Dedicated

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab believes eliminating psychological barriers is the key to reaching your goals. Their team, which includes former US Navy SEALs and Army Rangers knows the most important muscle you can train sits between your ears.


Research and Development is at their core, and they spent over two years testing their MTNTOUGH Backcountry Hunter Preseason Prep program on some of the world’s most dedicated mountain hunters.

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MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab has established itself as the elite source for improving mental toughness, physical preparation, and performance research for the backcountry hunter.

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Programs for the gym, home gym or body weight. MTNTOUGH+ has on-demand workouts on your phone, tablet, TV or computer. Location is not an excuse.


Wold-class industry trainers, former military leaders, and avid backcountry hunters will keep you encouraged, motivated and on the correct path. 


Programs are meticulously and scientifically tested in the Lab with local athletes before release so they are effective, safe, and improve your odds in the feild.

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