In a basement with no windows, no A/C and a leaky roof, Hunger in the Wild began in 2016 out of owner Kyle Dosterschill’s dream of creating an Olympic Weightlifting gym that put its members’ progress first. After seeing the poor technique and stunted progress rampant in globo gyms and Crossfit boxes, Kyle realized that the issues he was seeing didn’t lie within the coaches, but rather in the gym’s priorities and atmosphere. After a long career in competitive sports and Olympic Weightlifting, Kyle decided it was time to shift his focus from competing to coaching and set out to create a gym that offered coaching that fit the needs of the individual.
From this dream, Hunger in the Wild was born, but the journey has been nothing short of rocky. Since its beginnings in an 800 square-foot basement, the Hunger in the Wild family has weathered and a fire that destroyed our location and much of our equipment. But our members have stayed loyal.
At Hunger in the Wild, we’re not here to sell you some bullshit personal training package that promises results you’ll never see. We promise to match you with programming that works for you while providing you with a welcoming, encouraging gym family to push you every day--no matter your fitness level and goals.
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"HITW has unmatched coaches, equipment, and resources for individuals who are serious about their training. I was able to improve my weightlifting total on the competition platform, and was able to develop much more technical consistency with my lifts. The atmosphere of friendly and supportive people made this journey much easier and more enjoyable."
"Hands down, the best coaching I’ve ever received for Olympic Lifting, Strength & Conditioning, and Mobility. They are truly masters of their sport and some of the most humble, selfless people you’ll ever meet. You won’t find a better community of lifters who support each other both in and out of the gym. All I can say is try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed"
“From day 1, I was given the challenges that I never knew I wanted or needed. As opposed to sensationalized forms of training that go ‘all-out’, the training at HITW was ‘smarter, not harder’. Michele and Kyle put a lot of thought into programming that builds from the group up; arguably, not the most popular, but it is definitely effective."
"The biggest thing is the environment the coaches have created at HITW. They are warm and welcoming but will challenge you to push yourself. This carries over to the members too- they are all friendly and will even delay their next lift to cheer you on if it’s a max out day or just a hard lift. Try having that happen in a Lifetime Fitness! All of this makes it easier to want to come back, even if you’re sore. And coming back the next day, and the day after."
"HITW is welcoming to everyone and has a great community of people. You'll find youngish and oldish people, crazy strong people and people you would never guess are crazy strong. If you think you aren't one of those strong people they'll help you become one. For anyone considering HITW, just do it! You won't regret it!"
“I’ve been a linebacker in the NFL for the last 5 years and have been able to work with some of the best strength coaches in the world, and I will say that HITW is right up there with the best of the best. For more than 8 years I’ve worked with Kyle in the off season and I continue to go back to him every year because what he’s provided me has always worked 100%. If you live in the Dallas area and are looking for someone to help transform your life, go check out Hunger in the Wild Strength and Conditioning.”
Connor HarrisNew York Jets
“I’ve spent the last 8 years training with Kyle and I can say that he’s been a big part of my success. His understanding for technique is like nothing I’ve ever seen. He’s helped write my training programs and worked with me to recover from injuries. But his best attribute is his ability to train with me and push me to achieve incredible results.”
Fernando Reis3x Olympian
“Kyle has a great eye for coaching and a deep understanding of movement. He helped me sharpen up my olympic weightlifting technique and develop greater strength efficiency with my oly lifts. It was a great help having him share his golden nuggets of knowledge and expertise with me. ”
Emily Abbott3x Crossfit Games
"Training with Kyle has been extremely beneficial for me in terms of strength and athletic gains. His expertise in Olympic weightlifting has really had an impact on me and my improvement there has helped me to improve in many other areas of my training. I look forward to seeing how much more I can improve working with Kyle”
Michael OhakweNCAA All-American
"I am a coach who wanted a program that made sense, I.e alteration in training stimulus, progressive overload, technical work etc . This program literally checked all of the boxes and then some additional that were completely unexpected. An incredible amount of work and knowledge has gone into this program and I couldn't be happier with the results that I've been able to achieve."
James CornhillOwner of Form Fitness
"I love this gym. I found it on Instagram showed up and talked to Kyle. I immediately knew this place would be my home for years to come. My only hope is for it to grow so that Kyle and Michelle can continue to bless more and more people with their expertise."
Marshall NicholHendrix Track & Field
"It's important to me to train with someone who is knowledgeable, reliable and open minded. Someone who does the work, who walks the walk, talks the talk and leads by example. Someone who keeps an eye on the group and an eye on me as an individual. That someone is Kyle D."
Alex KattarLes Mills International Coach
“As a personal trainer and gym owner, I appreciate the importance of high quality programming and coaching. And as a masters athlete with a total hip replacement surgery under my belt, customized programming and a flexible approach is key. Kyle is hands down the best coach and mentor I could have asked for when I decided to start training and competing in Olympic weightlifting. Whether your goal is to gain strength, learn the skill of Olympic weightlifting, or start competing, Kyle will help you succeed. With Kyle as my coach, I medaled at the Masters Pan Ams, won gold at the Masters World Championships and medaled at various local meets. Kyle makes training and competing fun and challenging, and will make sure you are always motivated and pushing your limits.” Jacque Albus Masters Pan American Championship Masters World Championship."