Meet the Team
Lockhart and Leith
Growing up obese, I became interested in athletics and nutrition as a way to get in and stay in shape, which eventually led to a career in Mixed Martial Arts and a 10-year stint in the Marine Corps.
My obsession with fitness, nutrition and weight cut grew during my 4 years spent as a Martial Arts Center of Excellence trainer for instructors, and my weight cut techniques were fine-tuned while fighting professionally in 4 different weight classes.
My first high-level client was mentor and fellow Marine Brian Stann, and my skillset was greatly tested early on as I was tasked with engineering his cut from 205 to 185. Since then, I’ve had the honor of working with more than 100 UFC fighters, including 11 former or current World Champions.
• 10-year military career
• 2 combat tours of duty
• 4-year Martial Arts Center of Excellence instructor
• Combat Conditioning Trainer for instructors
• Navy Achievement Medal recipient for implementation of USMC nutrition curriculum
• TSAC (Tactical Strength and Conditioning) instructor in combat hydration
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
• Began fighting as a professional at the age of 18
• 11-7 record as a pro in 4 different weight classes
• American Fight League World Champion
• Perfected techniques while fighting professionally in 4 weight classes
• Client list includes MMA fighters, bodybuilders, Olympic athletesand several of Hollywood’s elite celebrities
• Years of experience working with more than 20% of the current UFC roster, including 11 current or former World Champions
Daniel Leith is one of the fasted growing and most sought after weight management and performance nutritionists in the world. Recent clients include UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier 2 time UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and most recently Grammy nominated recording artist Demi Lovato. Daniel’s passion for nutrition and advocacy for safe weight cutting procedures, including oral rehydration and nutrient timing, flourished from growing up as a wrestler himself. Daniel experiencing first hand the very real danger involved in misunderstanding nutrition in weight class related sports. As a young man Daniel nearly died from renal failure while cutting weight for a wrestling tournament and has made it a personal mission to ensure others don’t make the same fatal mistakes he did. Daniel is a Marine Corps infantry veteran and Bronze Star recipient with Combat “V”. During his time in the Marine Corps, he became the subject matter expert in nutrition, where he instructed thousands of officers and enlisted marines at the Martial Arts Center of Excellence in Quantico, Virginia for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Daniel is a Certified Combat Conditioning and Nutrition Specialist and has trained under some of the best minds in Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning. Daniel continues to evolve and grow in this approach in order to provide the MMA community with highest quality and safest weight management system available in a way that fighters at every stage of the sport can afford and benefit from.
Tyler "Melee" Minton
Tyler "Melee" Minton is one of the world's most successful and sought after nutritionist's among combat sport athletes. Since joining the ranks of Lockhart and Leith, Minton has successfully coached top UFC fighters including Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Chris Weidman, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Max Holloway. A professional fighter himself, Tyler pairs his years of college education in nutrition and dietetics with more than a decade of personal weight cut experience Also a gym owner and strength and conditioning coach, Tyler uses his expertise of overall health and fitness to get fighters safely to the scale so that they may perform optimally in competition.
Director of IT
Ian "Cheflarios" Larios