By weightlifting, we teach you how being strong, eating better, and living a fitness-forward lifestyle leads to a higher quality of life.

Modern Athletics is a fitness system combining strength & conditioning, functional movement, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to help you reach your full potential to live, feel, and perform your best every day.

We see an athlete in everyone so we train everyone like an athlete.

Your training is individualized by your goals and abilities. From the beginner who simply wants health and longevity to the fitness enthusiast who makes fitness and performance a priority.

Our members all share a common trait - the desire to improve.

Our Method

The 4 Principles


Strength is the primary focus of our training. Everyone can and should be strong because strength has the most carryover of benefits in achieving any goal. Before you can look better, last longer, and perform better, you first have to be strong. Strength will increase your ability to work, make you more resilient and resistant to injury, and improve your overall health and longevity.


Form comes first and there is no compromise on form. We place an emphasis on movement quality, mobility, and joint stability as we develop your skills and mechanics from basic to advanced movements. Once you master each movement, we get you to move more often.


We want to help you establish a better relationship with the food you eat because the reality is that nutrition is 80% of your fitness. Food is a major influencer of your mood and how your body functions to meet the demands of your daily activity. We will educate you on appropriate nutrition and reconnect you with eating better food.


For fitness to be effective, you have to develop exercise, sleep, and nutrition habits that fit your lifestyle and are enjoyable for you. We believe it is important to balance fitness, food, and fun in order to achieve results that are repeatable and sustainable enough to last a lifetime.


Personal Training

Work with a coach in a private or semi-private training lesson. This is ideal for individuals who prefer a more private setting, have prior or existing injuries, or want to develop specific skills faster.

Small Group Fitness

If you want to build strength, feel healthier, lose fat and or gain muscle, our programs deliver results for all levels. Class sizes are kept small so you get individualized coaching.

Sports Performance

Coaching for teams and individual athletes. We provide the strength, conditioning, and sports nutrition to take your play to the next level.

Online Training

Professional training on any budget. Get workouts, videos, training plans, and support from a certified coach based on fitness level, goal, and equipment.

Dustin Hassard | Coach

“Achieve everything you want for your body; in the process discover how much more capable you are. Together, we will build strength as a foundation, learn to move with perfect form, and develop habits that allow training to fit your lifestyle.”

Success Stories

"When I met Dustin at the gym, I hadn't worked out in years, many, many, many years. He sat down with me and discussed my goals and concerns and put my mind at ease that I could accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. When we began to workout together, he explained all the different moves we were doing so that I understood their benefits and how I could do them on my own. There were many times when I thought that I couldn't finish, but he pushed me to go on and I always did. Working with Dustin was the best gift I could have ever given to myself. He is a very talented trainer. He knows what he is doing and he is also one of the sweetest and friendliest people that I have every met. He is a great partner to have whether you are new to the workout scene or a regular. I highly recommend him."

Laren G

Schedule Your Free Strategy Session

This is the first step for every new student. We'll discuss your goals, perform a movement screen, assess your current level of fitness, identify strengths and limitations, review medical history, discuss any injuries, and come up with a strategy for you to achieve the results you want.

Call Dustin at (518) 400-0456 or enter your details below.

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