Nate Smith moved to Colorado from the Bay area California, when he was two years old. Raised among the mountains in Evergreen, Nate holds a deep reverence for being in a natural environment. When he left high school that’s when his journey of outdoor adventure truly began.
His main interests include, climbing, hunting/fishing, skiing, camping/backpacking and anything by the water. In addition to all this, Nate attended culinary school, has a background as a chef, and then pivoted into the fitness industry.
He went back to school to study holistic corrective exercise, physiology, and ELDOA; a manual therapy for the spine. Eventually opening MovNat Denver (since closed due to covid) a gym that made training for adventure and moving well in nature its priority.
Having many interests Nate has been figuring out a way to build a cohesive framework for all his passions. This framework took the shape of a lifestyle/fitness brand and podcast called Primal Aspects. The podcast is his platform to speak on all his interest and provide more detailed content for free.
In the winter months, Nate works part-time as a Ski Tech for Boone Mountain Sports. Mounting skis, doing repairs and testing the latest skis on the mountain. This job affords him the time to hone his skills as a skier and take a behind-the-scenes look at the outdoor industry.
More recently Nate has been helping to guide Hunts in Texas with Mansal Denton founder of Sacred Hunting. Mansal created sacred hunting to take men through indigenous rites of passage using hunting as the medium. Nate views hunting as the most human act, it is also the ultimate way to contribute to conservation efforts of the wilderness.
If you want to learn more about Nate and his projects check out his Instagram’s @coachcooknate and @primal_aspects