Kelton Mehls PhD, CSCS, RPR Level 1
Kelton Mehls PhD, CSCS, RPR Level 1

4x All Northeast Conference Discus Thrower at Robert Morris University

Bench 405

Squat 545

Deadlift 585

PIAA Multiple Time All Conference Football Player and Wrestler

2x Discus State Medalist

Amateur Highland Gamer


Ph.D. in Human Performance from Middle Tennessee State University

Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1

Youth Exercise Specialist

Director of Sports Performance

Kelton Mehls PhD, CSCS, RPR Level 1

My journey in training started nearly 20 years ago in the 7th grade when I wanted to be a better football player, and it has yet to stop. Throughout high school I was a multiple time all-conference football player and wrestler and a 2x state medalist in the discus. My love for training and athletics led me to Division 1 Track and Field at Robert Morris University, a M.S. in Exercise Science and a PhD in Human Performance. Currently I pursue my athletic endeavors as an amateur highland games athlete. I have coached multiple NCAA provisional and NCAA qualifying athletes in the discus, hammer, and shotput. Currently I serve as an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Duquesne University as well as a Volunteer Throws Coach for the NCAA Division 1 University. I have authored several academic publications, as well as published articles on popular training websites like and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 Coach, a Youth Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and am well versed in all things strength and conditioning. While I am constantly learning and evolving, all of this experience has taught me this: there is no one right way, there is only the best way for you! Let myself and the outstanding team at Elite Sports Performance Lab help you realize your potential.

I love training. It has given me a life and career that I would never have thought possible. Growing up we are constantly reminded that one day sports will end. I am here to tell you they don't have to. There is always a way to compete and do what you love.