w/ Randy Newberg

Age is just a number. It shouldn’t stop you from hiking higher, running faster or pushing further on your next backcountry adventure – even if it means taking more time to ensure you’re agile and able.

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Workout Alongside Randy Newberg

This program was built and tested on our good friend Randy Newberg, a legend in the hunting industry and someone who is committed to extending his hunting activity into his 80s. This is a Fully-Coached Follow-Along 9-week minimal gear program you can do at home geared toward seasoned backcountry hunters.

In The Mountains For Longer
Why Do This Program

We created PRESEASON PREP 50+ for the seasoned mountain athlete who wants to regain balance, strength, endurance and mobility for a successful pack-out this fall.

Use this nine-week, five-day program to regain longevity for the long haul. PRESEASON PREP 50+ is split into two phases. Phase I focuses on form and technique to increase mobility, balance and muscular endurance. Phase 2 boosts work capacity and stamina so you can hunt hard. Each 30- to 45-minute session includes a warm up and cool down along with asymmetrical loading, shoulder mobility, tempo, plyometrics and more to establish proper movement patterns and body control, increase load capacity and balance, and build core strength. With plenty of dynamic workout sequences to boost mental toughness and resilience, we know you’ll conquer the mountains for life.

Use PRESEASON PREP 50+ as your starting point this summer. This minimal gear program is perfect for anyone who needs to restart their fitness conditioning for the big game ahead.  Continue training for success in the mountains with PRESEASON PREP 2.0.

The countdown’s on – now get off the couch and get started.

What and How

Use minimal gear to rebuild core fitness

Gain strength, stamina and mobility at home 24/7 using MTNTOUGH+

Form + function = increased longevity

5 x week for 9 weeks will boost lifelong health and fitness

Hunting season starting point

Use PRESEASON PREP 50+ as a stepping stone to our 16-week PRESEASON PREP 2.0

Gear Needed

Pull-up bar
Glute bands
Pull-up bands
Treadmill (or place to cover ground)

Meet Your Coach: Sarah Machino

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

Set it and forget it - no hassle one-time yearly billing for the best value.


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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