Meet The Coaches

Kyle Kercher

MS Exercise Science, concentration: Sport Psychology
ACSM Exercise Physiologist
NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist

NASE Speed and Explosion Specialist – Level 2

ACSM Personal Trainer
Health & Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches School of Coaching

Kyle found his way to beautiful Kalispell, Montana in 2010. Since then he’s developed Olympic weightlifting training programs and Competitive Edge – initially a comprehensive coaching service that gave student athletes the tools to develop, maximize, sustain, and be accountable to their individual behaviors. Competitive Edge has evolved to become a program for adult barbell training, youth athletic training, and student athlete wellness coaching. Additionally he performs various roles related to Journey to Wellness, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and athletic performance training. In December 2016 he graduated with his Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology. Kyle has a passion for coaching motivated individuals of all ages to reach their full potential. He coaches individuals to pursue a growth mindset, be physically active, and find their passion in life. To schedule an appointment with Kyle, please contact him at: or call 751-3096.

Kyler Blades

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
B.S. in Kinesiology with concentration in Exercise Science, minor in Business Administration

Kyler grew up in Whitefish playing baseball, basketball, and golf.  He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology emphasizing Exercise Science along with a Business Administration minor.  He continued playing baseball through college and was co-captain his senior year.  Kyler is a Certified Personal Trainer through The ACSM and has experience coaching skills in both baseball and basketball.  His passion for youth athletics in The Flathead Valley has led him to become a part of the Competitive Edge program.  He looks forward to helping people of any age reach their fitness goals and improve their lives through exercise. To schedule an appointment with Kyler, please contact him at

Dana Dobson

Applied Science in Personal Training Certificate
A.C.S.M. Personal Trainer Certified
Health & Wellness Coach, Wellcoach School of Coaching Certified

As a personal trainer I have learned how small successes can leads to major life changes. We are all on a journey. We are all fighting our own fight. It is my privilege to share this journey with my clients. The greatest joy I receive from wellness coaching is being a small part of the growth of self confidence and wellbeing that occurs as a person discovers that they can do it, they are strong. Wellness, weight loss and fitness are a second career for me. Because exercise and living a healthy lifestyle had such a huge impact on my own self esteem it became my passion to help others feel better about themselves. Certified since 2010, I believe I offer a fresh and wholehearted passion to help others be their best selves.

Phil Moore

B.S. Kinesiology with a concentration in Youth Sports & Recreation
Wellness and Student Athlete Coach
ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Phil has a passion for helping student athletes reach their goals. As a former athlete who competed both in the Olympic trials and professionally, Phil understands the balance needed to be successful in personal life and athletics. He has over 16 years of experience coaching adolescents in athletic performance, recreation, emotional growth, independent living skills, academic planning and life. He truly cares about each participant and encourages them to achieve his or her personal, academic and athletic goals.