Meet the people who know how to push you.

Matt Mund

Matt Mund, Owner

Fitness is a way of life for Matt, and he is dedicated to helping his clients of all fitness levels achieve their personal goals. As a CT personal trainer certified through American Fitness Professionals and Associates, he is committed to learning new techniques that will challenge his clients, and he is passionate about fitness and nutrition.

Matt grew up playing basketball and baseball, and he became active in fitness and weight training in college. Winning his first weight-lifting competition in college motivated Matt to start his career as a professional fitness trainer, and he enjoys helping people improve their own lives through exercise.

Outside the gym, he competes and has placed as a top finisher in 5Ks, relay races, triathlons and adventure races.

Darcy Lucas

Darcy Lucas, Personal Trainer

Darcy is a CT-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Health. She has been teaching classes and personal training at mission FITNESS since its opening in 2009. She loves working with clients of all fitness levels to help them discover their full potential, while helping them identify what is holding them back. She has worked with a number of elite athletes at the collegiate and high school levels, including Gatorade All-Americans and Connecticut Basketball Players of the Year.

When not at mission FITNESS, Darcy is on the golf course, traveling in her camper with her husband and dog, or hiking or running in the woods. She is a competitive trail runner and endurance athlete who competes in adventure racing and ultra marathons. Her career highlights include placing 6th Female Overall at the 2014 50 Mile Trail Running National Championships, 1st at the Bimblers Bash 10k Trail Race, 1st at the Summer Solstice Trail Race and 1st at The Bitter P6ull 12 hour Adventure Race with Team Rev 3.

Lauren Salak

Lauren Salak, Personal Trainer

Lauren is an energetic CT personal trainer and fitness instructor who loves what she does. Her passion for fitness is reflected in the thoughtful design and implementation of her workouts. At a young age, Lauren was drawn to physical activity and athletics. This brought her to the world of competitive gymnastics and springboard diving. Lauren was a member of the 2005 Wethersfield High School state championship gymnastics team and was inducted into the Wethersfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Lauren is passionate about nutrition and believes in a healthy balance of diet and exercise. In her free time, she loves power yoga and running, having placed 5th in the 2013 Hartford Marathon 5K with a personal best of 21:01. Since joining mission FITNESS as a student member in 2010, Lauren has been interested in bootcamps and high-intensity training. Her love for this style of workout motivated her to get her certification to start teaching and training.