Raised in an Alaskan commercial fishing family, Lani’s appreciation of fitness started at a young age picking salmon nets around the clock. Eventually trading waders for spikes, Lani attended the University of Nebraska (Go Huskers!), where she was a NCAA Division I track and field athlete. Lani competed in the pentathlon and heptathlon, earning all-conference honors in both indoor and outdoor seasons all four years. She also was elected team captain of the track and field team in her final year of competition. Lani went on to earn a DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University and is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to performance coaching, Lani is a practicing dentist. When not at The Pitt, you will most likely find Lani running in the mountains, on the golf course, or adventuring with her family.
Zac was born in Los Angeles, CA and transferred to Joliet, Montana for High School. He was a two-sport athlete participating in football as well as track and field, honored as an All-State selection in both sports as a junior and senior. After High School, Zac attended Orange Coast College where he played running back before transferring to Montana State University to pursue a degree in kinesiology. Holding records in the weight room lead Zac into pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. In Zac’s free time he volunteers for a non-profit Big Sky Bravery, working with Special Operations soldiers. Zac currently competes in Olympic Weightlifting for a chance to compete for Team USA. He most recently won the U25 National Championship in the 96kg division in 2019.
Ryan grew up on a beef and dairy farm in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He attended The University of La Crosse, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
After graduation, Ryan spent three years working in the research and development of sports nutrition supplements before making the move to Montana to attend graduate school at Montana State University. He has since earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science along with a degree in Dietetics from. He has over six years of nutrition research experience and more than a decade of coaching experience.
Founder & Owner
Dane Fletcher was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. He was a multi-sport athlete at Bozeman High School who went on to play football for Montana State University Bobcats. Dane went to MSU initially on a partial scholarship and went on to earn the respect of his team and coaches. He was a three-time captain for the Bobcats and received numerous honors including First-Team All-Big Sky Conference in 2009, 2009 Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP, and was a Buck Buchanan Award Finalist.
Following his notable performance for the Bobcats, Dane signed a professional contract with the New England Patriots in 2010, where he was part of the AFC Champion team in 2011. He went on to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014 before resigning with the New England Patriots again in 2015.
Through his athletic career, Dane has had the opportunity to train at many of the top training facilities around the country. Through this experience, and by combining philosophies and ideology from some of the best in the game, he has created The PITT, a state-of-the-art group workout facility that encompasses all aspects of health and fitness.
Dane lives in Bozeman with his wife Dani and twin boys Hawkins and Tuck.
Brian comes to us after retiring from a 20-year career in the US Air Force as a physical therapist. He was born in Great Falls, MT while his father was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, and later came back to attend his first 2 years of high school there. Brian went to the US Air Force Academy for his undergraduate work, where he played both football and rugby, after which he moved on to Baylor University to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. His final assignment in the Air Force was as the Director of Human Performance for a Special Operations unit in Washington state, where he also oversaw all of the Air Force physical therapists working in Special Operations units. Brian is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is very excited to finally realize his dream of living long term on Montana (no more moving!!!), and can’t wait to enjoy all of the outdoors pursuits it offers with his wife and two boys.