Our Staff

Dan Gilbert

Chief Executive Officer/Owner

B.A. Communications, Journalism Minor, NSCA-CSCS, USAW-1, ACE-CPT

In his over 10 years in the field, Dan Gilbert has been a leader with proven success. He has helped grow the business of over 50 facilities and has fine-tuned personnel recruitment, developing over 100 trainers in the industry. Throughout his time in leadership, Dan has been a consistent sales record setter, transforming many types of facilities with his own sales model, from large commercial gyms to athletic performance facilities. Dan’s passion lies in connecting with people and finding a way to better their fitness journey.

Dan is the owner and CEO of Mad Lab Performance in Eldersburg, MD, where he acts as a consultant for fitness facilities and a mentor for personal trainers around DC, MD, and VA. He may be contacted by email at: dan@madlabperformance.com

Cayley Kruhm

Chief Operating Officer

B.S. Exercise Science, Psychology Minor, M.S. Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning, NSCA-CSCS

Throughout her 8 years in the fitness industry, Cayley has played many roles. She has spent time as a personal trainer, collegiate strength and conditioning coach, a personal trainer educator, and a staff development manager. As a former collegiate basketball player and a record holding powerlifter, Cayley’s background is largely in athletic development. Although she also enjoys training special populations. Her drive comes from connecting with others and helping trainees find their confidence and inner strength.

Cayley is the Chief Operating Officer for MadLab Performance and manages the day-to-day operations of the company, including website development, social media platform management, original content generation, and staff oversight and management. She may be contacted by email at: cayley@madlabperformance.com

Josh Kruhm

Director of Education

A.A. Physical Education, NASM-CPT, USAW-1, NASM-WLS, NASM-PES

Josh has been a fitness professional for the last 7 years. In that time, he has been a private sector strength and conditioning coach, a top-performing personal trainer and manager, an educator and mentor to many personal trainers and interns, and a performance director for numerous athlete-centered strength and conditioning facilities. Josh has experience with anything and everything, from prenatal and postpartum care to coaching high school athletes as they prepare for high-level DI careers. He specializes in getting the most out of whoever he is coaching.

Josh is the Director of Education for MadLab Performance and manages the company’s personal trainers. He is also a frequent contributing writer for MadLab’s continuing education blog. Josh may be contacted by email at: josh@madlabperformance.com

Mahendra Khera

Director of Visual Media

B.S. Business Administration – Marketing, ACE-CPT, ACE-Group Fitness Instructor

In his 6 years in the fitness industry, Hendy has worked with all ranges of clientele in many different facets. Past experience as a personal trainer, boxing instructor, and athletic speed and development coach means that he is ready to help anyone meet their needs. A former athlete himself, Hendy enjoys working with youth athletes as well as helping those who are looking to make a lifestyle transformation.

An active member in the Eldersburg and Sykesville community, Hendy is a driving force behind a weekly walking group and interactive online challenges that hold his clients accountable to their goals. Hendy is the Director of Visual Media for MadLab Performance and may be contacted by email at: hendy@madlabperformance.com

Zach Lewandowski

Nutrition Specialist

B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics, NASM-CPT

In his 4 years as a personal trainer and coach, Zach has gained a lot of experience through a variety of opportunities. While obtaining his B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Delaware, he worked as a personal trainer and a private sector strength and conditioning coach. After completing his degree in the spring of 2019, Zach began training full time, working with assorted populations, including athletes, powerlifters prepping for competitions, and personal training clients of all ages and abilities. His passion for fitness comes helping his trainees realize their true strength and improving their lives with research driven methods. He particularly enjoys working with powerlifters to perfect technique and all types and ages of athletes.

Zach is the Nutrition Specialist for MadLab Performance, providing lifestyle change offerings through nutritional strategies. He is also a Professional Coach, training in person and online. Zach may be contacted by email at: zach@madlabperformance.com

Our Coaches

Logan Glassic

Professional Coach

B.S. Exercise Science, ACSM-CPT, PSS-CPC

Following the completion of his B.S. in Exercise Science at Salisbury University, Logan has been personal training for the past 3 years. In that time, he has trained various levels of athletes and all types of general populations, from the youth to the elderly. Logan’s well-rounded experience and continuous desire to keep learning and growing allows him to connect with all groups of clientele. His enthusiasm for fitness is driven by the positive effects it has both mentally and physically. Logan enjoys helping clients gains confidence in themselves and aiding them in building a complete, whole, healthy lifestyle outside of the gym.

Logan is a Professional Coach for MadLab Performance, training athletes and general population clients of all ages. He also writes for MadLab’s continuing education blog. Logan may be contacted by email at: logan@madlabperformance.com

Luke Hillman

Professional Coach

A.A. General Studies, NSPA-CPT

Luke has had a great passion for fitness since high school. He took that passion and began using it to better the lives of others nearly 4 years ago. Luke’s intention is to always provide clients with programs and training sessions designed to meet their needs. With a background and specific interest in nutrition, working with clients to establish their goals and creating and implementing a plan to achieve them is where Luke thrives. Luke works with all ranges of clientele, including youth athletes and couples trying to get fit together.

Luke is a Professional Coach for MadLab Performance, specializing in group training and weight loss clients. Luke may be contacted by email at: luke@madlabperformance.com

Jack Flowers

Professional Coach

B.S. Kinesiology

Since his time as a standout, multi-sport high school athlete, Jack has had a passion for exercise and performance. This passion led him to complete his B.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland in May 2019. Since then, Jack has been growing his knowledge in the field and working toward becoming an elite level trainer and performance coach.  With an invested interest in nutrition and its impact on public health, Jack’s forte is helping clients and athletes of all ages gain the knowledge they need to form a healthy lifestyle in an achievement driven atmosphere.

Jack is pursuing his NASM-CPT. Once completed, Jack will be a Professional Coach for MadLab Performance. He may be contacted by email at: jack@madlabperformance.com

Giuliana Rossi

Professional Coach

B.A. Kinesiology, Athletic Training Minor

Giuliana’s vested interest in fitness throughout high school led to her pursuit of her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McDaniel College. While at McDaniel, Guilana was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team and gained experience in Athletic Training and Athletic Performance Coaching. Prior to graduating in May 2019, she also completed several high-level internships at various professional training facilities. Her passion for coaching comes from a desire to help trainees boost their confidence and achieve their fitness goals. While Giuliana loves training clients of all ages and backgrounds, from middle schoolers to masters athletes, she particularly enjoys teaching the competition lifts (snatch and clean and jerk).

Giuliana is currently pursuing her NSCA-CPT. Once completed, she will be a Professional Coach for MadLab Performance. Giuliana may be contacted at: giuliana@madlabperformance.com


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