our team

the heart of v23


Beau Dorning

Founder & Head Coach

Beau is an Air Force veteran and multi-discipline athlete from San Diego, CA. His interest in both athletics and human health and performance eventually led him to pursue strength and conditioning in 2009. He co-founded V23 to help those from diverse backgrounds (from NFL, D1 athletics, to Pro Strongman) and experience levels develop a love with their training.


Throughout his career, Beau has been fortunate to have been mentored by renowned strength and conditioning coaches, movement experts, and seasoned veterans of the game. It was through their expertise, literature, and countless trips back to the drawing board that helped build the philosophy and belief system that guides his coaching today.


Forever a student of his craft, Beau is always looking to strengthen and question his understanding of human movement and physical health to help others "live a larger life".


maggie ault M.S.

Performance & Strength Coach

Maggie, is a former collegiate soccer player from Kansas Wesleyan University. After receiving her undergrad in Exercise Science, she found herself in Colorado after receiving an internship at the University of Colorado- Boulder. It was here in Colorado that she received her Masters in Biomechanics.


Maggie specializes in performance, movement, and injury mitigation applied to both sport and an active lifestyle. She works with elite athletes and weekend warriors alike to keep them in the game, on the trail, and injury free for years to come. 


ruthie massman

Founder & Head Coach

Ruthie, like many Colorado natives, enjoys spending much of her free time outdoors and exploring the West. She is a strong believer in athletic fitness applied to an active lifestyle.


For the past thirteen years she has worked as a fitness professional and has made the gym part of many people’s lives, not just something in a mundane routine.


By combining her experience managing gyms and with her training background, she brings a unique set of skills and abilities to V23 Athletics, making it truly one of a kind.

In addition to coaching classes, Ruthie offers personal training for both performance and aesthetics, and nutrition planning.


Dana Howell

Associate Fitness Coach

Dana started her coaching journey as a former collegiate athlete playing volleyball at both Trinidad State Jr. College and Fort Lewis College.


Never one to claim she’s the “fastest, strongest, or most skilled” Dana’s perseverance, sheer grit and determination, and passion for virtuous movement have led her to a litany of accomplishments. 

  • Regional Qualifier: Individual  (2013-2017)

  • Regional Qualifier: Team (2013- 2018)

  • Games Qualifier: Master’s 35-39 (2018)

  • Games Competitor: Team (2018)

A self-declared “nerd about movement, breathing, and strategy” , Dana shares a rolodex of experience and knowledge that any athlete would be honored to inhale.

professional certifications 


Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

(in progress 2020) apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.dational movements.


Precision Nutrition

Principles behind Precision Nutrition are those followed by Olympians and professional athletes


Gym Jones:

Advanced Program Theory

Foundation 4 Programming + Design



Personal Trainer

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USA Powerlifting - CC

Coaching novice to local and state level lifters.


Performance Enhancement Specialist

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USAW - Level 1 Sport Performance


Opex CCP Level 1

(In Progress)

Deep knowledge of coaching tactics, systems, and frameworks.

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Westside Barbell

Tactical Instructor

Absolute Strength, Explosive Power, and Dynamic Endurance for EMS, Military, and Mixed Martial Arts.