Meet The Team
Say hello to the wonderful staff that make up the Tri Fitness Coaching Team!
Fun Facts About Vicki
If you are going to dare me, be ready.
I am an Ironman World Championship Kona Qualifier!
I like to win!
Everyone should live by: “Work hard, play harder.”
I will cheer for the Packers even if they are losing.
Founder | Triathlon Coach | Run Coach | Personal Trainer
Credentials: NASM CPT, CKTT, IM Certified Coach, RRCA Coach, Certified MFR Therapy
As a coach, I see things in each individual that they don’t necessarily see about themselves….it is my goal to allow everyone to realize their potential then, provide the coaching and support to get there!
I graduated from UW - LaCrosse with a degree in Corporate Fitness and Minors in both Business and Coaching. I spent 4 years playing outfield for the women’s fast-pitch softball team in LaCrosse.Out of college, I continued to play fast pitch softball competitively but found myself wanting to do more for my fitness, so, I started running. After entering a few 5k’s and 10k’s, I had a few friends encourage me to consider running a marathon, to which I said “How far is that?” and immediately said “NO WAY”. Of course, it didn’t take a lot more to convince me that I actually could complete the distance with proper training. I managed to complete my first marathon in 3:09. Needless to say, I was hooked and then the challenge became the daunting task of running under 3 hours.
After a few years of running marathons, another friend suggested I participate in a triathlon, and thus began that journey. After 2 years into the triathlon world, I participated in my first Ironman distance race. I realized I really loved torturing individuals on an ongoing basis, so personal training seemed to be the perfect fit. I've been doing it ever since! Learn more about my professional history and why I started Tri Fitness here.
Personal Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor | Run Coach // NASM CPT
Coaching Philosophy: Athletic goals, by nature, can be daunting to accomplish but ever so fulfilling to achieve. By focusing on the smaller aspects of training to support your goals, I strive to make the hard parts easier, so you can go farther than you ever thought possible.
Professional History: I graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in Kinesiology, minoring in Sports Coaching. Throughout college, I rowed for the U of M Men's Crew team. Already an avid runner, rowing further developed my love of all endurance sports. Since graduating, I have taken up road and mountain biking, marathons, and cross-country skiing.
Fun facts about Ethan:
I have traveled to 22 countries thus far and lived in four of them including the Spain, Chile, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic.
El Español me apasiona y también lo hablo con fluidez.
Popcorn is my kryptonite.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer | Nutrition Coach | Strength and Conditioning Specialist
I am an endurance athlete with an unrelenting passion for running on a quest of lifelong learning aimed at excellence in performance. I also enjoy mountain biking, hiking, golfing and just about anything else that gets me out the door and moving.
Training is all about a balanced approach, with progress attained most readily when careful attention is paid to not only exercise programming and execution itself but crucial variables such as sleep and nutrition as well.
Here to both help you plan your workouts and set you up for success on race day with a holistic approach to training that includes not only the workouts themselves but also the framework surrounding training, fostering consistent and injury-free progress.
Growing up with a pool in my backyard I began my swimming career very young. I began competitive swimming at the age of seven, starting with swim clubs and eventually joining my high school team. During high school, I also ventured into coaching swimming and continued to do so, working with individuals of all ages and skill levels. I love helping people reach their swimming goals whether they are swimming without stopping or getting under a certain time for a specific distance.
I would like to say I found the sport of triathlon at the age of nine, but it was my dad who found it for me. My first triathlon was the Chisago Lakes Kids Triathlon in 2009, and that was the start of racing every other weekend in the summer if not every weekend, or even sometimes two a weekend for over a decade. This continued into college when I joined the University of Minnesota Triathlon Club and competed in two races with them until I got sent home for two years due to COVID which abruptly stopped my racing career. Having successfully graduated from college, I am now determined to re-enter the competitive endurance world and continue pursuing my passion for swimming and triathlons.
USAT Certified Triathlon Coach | ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
I have seen first-hand, through my life’s journey, the profound effect that endurance sports can have on your life. My goal for my athletes is to dare them to dream big, accomplish their goals and create an environment for a lifetime of enjoyment in whatever sport they choose.
I found triathlon and endurance sports over a decade ago and have had the opportunity to complete multiple triathlons across all distances as well as several marathon and half marathon completions. There is nothing better than the community you find through endurance sports.
Whether you are an experienced endurance athlete looking to take your training to the next level or someone looking to complete their first sprint distance, let’s connect and see how we can partner on your journey…I can’t wait to get started!
I started running at a young age and have continued ever since! Although you won’t see me coaching or teaching your fitness class, I have a passion for running and endurance sports. I love spreading the word about Tri Fitness Coaching through creative social media campaigns and building our TFC community in and outside of the gym!