Train To Hunt was born out of necessity. All hunters alike want to hunt harder, longer, and farther. Fitness is the only piece of equipment that you can make better or worse. The team at Train To Hunt wants to extend wellness and longevity as well as improve performance for hunters. The workouts are a launching pad for serious outdoor enthusiast who want to learn the best way to be fit for their sport. Athletes hunt, and we have the formula to make you a better mountain athlete. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, we want to make you a better hunter through fitness. Our online program is designed to be your coach, trainer, and guide as you shape up for your passion. Thank you for choosing to Train To Hunt.
What is Train To Hunt:
Kenton Clairmont- Owner of Train To Hunt
Working out and Hunting are the two things that Kenton has always loved to do. He was a four sport athlete in high school, a state champ in wrestling and a collegiate baseball player. After a year in the minor leagues he returned to school for his Masters degree in Sports Psychology. After graduation he began his career as a personal trainer, and it was his love for hunting, the outdoors, and helping people that inspired him to start Train To Hunt. He is an avid bowhunter, and fitness coach. He loves spending time with his wife and three young kids in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. MS Sports Psychology University of Idaho BS Physical Education LC State CrossFit Level I Coach National Academy of Sports Medicine (PES)
Ryan Clairmont- Train To Hunt Team Member
Ryan Clairmont spent 10½ years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army serving 4 years as an Infantry Officer and the remainder as a Physician Assistant. He has lived or served in every corner of the world. He has a wonderful wife of 10 years Kristy and 2 daughters Madison, 7 years old and Taylor 3 years old. “My family is always my number one priority in life as they have made many sacrifices during my Army career.” He currently serve in the U.S. Public Health Services as a Commissioned Corps Officer working for Homeland Security and resides in Tuson, AZ. His passion for the outdoors stems from his dad passing his love of the outdoors and passion for big game hunting down to he and my brother since they were old enough to walk. He is a firm believer that hard work and fitness are true equalizers in pursuing big game animals. He believes in true, do-it-yourself hunting. “Testing yourself against an animal, on his turf, will quickly make you realize he has the advantage in every way. By committing yourself to staying fit and setting goals, that advantage can be reduced and make you a better predator.” He is always looking for ways to test himself, pushing his body and mind to its limits. “Sitting on an alpine ridge anticipating daybreak is where I belong and where I will continue to find myself whenever life allows me the opportunity.”
Levi Day- Train To Hunt Team Member
Levi Day grew up in central Oregon with hunting and the outdoor lifestyle as a passion. As a high school, collegiate, and professional athlete, Levi learned at a young age the importance of physical fitness to improve performance. Levi now applies the same dedication to fitness that he once did in rodeo, to becoming the best predator he can be. In the past, Levi was mainly a rifle hunter. He dedicated his time to becoming an accomplished long- range hunter; spending countless hours shooting, doing research, and fine tuning his equipment. During this time, he realized that every intricate part of his hunting “system “contributed to making him a more effective hunter. And that, not any one piece of equipment was more important than his physical and mental ability. “The mountains a very unforgiving,” says Levi. He continues, “Being physically fit will enable you to hunt deeper, hunt longer, and keep you hunting well past the years you thought you had.” Even though Levi is a passionate long-range hunter, he now spends the majority of his hunting season pounding the mountains with archery tackle. The one thing that has not changed is his unwavering commitment to being as physically and mentally prepared as possible. Currently residing in Weiser, Idaho, with his wife Jennifer, Levi works as a middle school teacher. He spends the majority of his time in the outdoors, enjoying all of God’s creation with family and friends.
Matthew Ament- Train To Hunt Team Member
Matthew grew up in the Midwest with a .22 or 12 gauge in his hand. Most of his hunting was done in the strip timber of NW Missouri or the fence rows and railroad tracks of SE Nebraska. His entire childhood was split between competitive sports and his outdoor adventures. In the Midwest, Whitetail deer and turkey were the animals of choice and plentiful. Given the generous bag limits, he found himself wanting a bigger challenge. That is when he picked up bow hunting, and in 20 years he has never looked back to the gun. “Bow Hunting demands that you are always on top of your game and in peak physical condition. The smallest mistake either with your aim or your approach can make or break your entire season.” He took this passion of bow hunting and moved west. Landing in Arizona, he found his true love. Elk hunting! From the bugle of a fired up bull to the color of the birch trees, Elk hunting has captured his soul. He trains and prepares 10 months a year for the 2 months of elk season. Pairing his devotion to archery and passion with extreme physical fitness, he considers himself a new breed of hunter. A hunter who makes no excuses, but rather looks for ways to get results. Over trained and over prepared! Bring on September!! Expanding his passion to include other like-minded individuals, he started a small site (www.noregretsoutdoors.com). This site was started to help others have a place to share their experiences, stories, videos and pictures without fear of judgment.
Daniel Liss- Train To Hunt Team Member
Daniel Liss is a Non Commissioned Officer in the United States Army, currently serving in an airborne unit out of Alaska. He has spent the last 8 years in and out of deployments all over this world and he has also found a greater respect for America through his experiences. His amazing wife Krystal along with his son Dani and daughter Applonia understand how passionate he is about hunting and his country. The Army eats up most of his free time but he takes every opportunity to chasing animals or training to hunt them. He has been shooting a bow since he was 6 years old and made it even harder by going the traditional route with stick and string. “The challenge is not getting just close, but predator close.” Hunting and training are passions to Daniel and through the years he has learned that through physical fitness he can have a better prepared and more enjoyable hunt. Dan considers himself a Train To Hunt success story and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with the rest of the Train To Hunt community. He also runs Professional Predator which shows his trials and tribulations on shooting the traditional bow, fitness, and being a positive role model that we as hunters need. This is not the era of wasting animals but the sport of man vs animal. “The equipment we use today is flawless by design, only by ensuring our bodies are up to par through intense physical fitness are we going to be able to keep up with animals that don’t ever take a day off.”