Meet Our Trainers

Vicki Ostendorf - Founder, NASM Certified Trainer, Certified Myofascial Release, CKTT Certified Kinesio-Taping Technician, & USAT Level 1 and Long course

Hometown:  Hudson, Wisconsin

Certified Personal Trainer since:  Now I’m dating myself…1990

Some of my favorites:  My niece and nephew, running a 5:40 mile (yes, there was a time when this was possible), Aaron’s guacamole, two days in a row off work (there was a time when this was possible also).
 
Fitness Background:  I am a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a USA Triathlon Certified Coach.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse University with a degree in Corporate Fitness, with a Minor in business as well as coaching.  I spent 4 years playing outfield for the women’s fastpitch softball team in LaCrosse.  Shortly after graduating, I realized that I really loved torturing individuals on an ongoing basis, so personal training seemed to be the perfect fit!.

After many years of training, I entered into the next unknown of owning my own business, and opened Tri Fitness in July of 2007.  Just over a year later, I opened Tri Fitness Training. 

You can contact me at vicki@trifitnesswbl.com.

 

Jeremy Lindquist - NCSA Certified Trainer, Coach

Hometown:  Originally Garland, TX and now Stillwater, MN

Some of my favorites:  Traveling to beautiful state and national parks and running trails for multiple days straight.I enjoy the simple pleasure of great coffee, inspiring company, and looking for unusually difficult challenges to set my sights on. 

Fitness Background: I've been in sports most of my life. After I promised myself to attempt a marathon for the first time, I fell in love with what it gave me. 

30+ Triathlons from sprints to Ironman distance
10 Ultramarathon finishes including 7-100 mile trail marathons. 
40+ road and trail running races experience combined. 
Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from University of MN- Twin Cities
Certified Personal Trainer through National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.
Certified TRX instructor
CKTT Certified Kinesio-Taping Technician
6 years of coaching experience with runners and triathletes for all distances.

You can contact me at jeremy@trifitnesswbl.com.

 

Tanya Thurnau - ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), ISSA Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition (SSN), & Weight Loss Challenge Coach

Hometown: Faribault, MN

Some of my Favorites: Weightlifting, geeking out on fitness/nutrition/health information/education/tools/gadgets, pretending to be a hardcore yogi, spending time outdoors/picnics, reading, traveling, and painting/drawing

Fitness Background: In my youth, I was heavily involved in both A squad Volleyball (receiver) and Basketball (forward). I went on a fitness hiatus through college to focus on achieving my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. My passion for health/fitness crept back into my life towards the end of college in 2004. I began helping friends, acquaintances, and family with their health and wellness in 2009, and finally decided to make it a career. In 2010 I received my Turbo Kick certification through Powder Blue Productions, in 2011 I received my Fitness Trainer certification through ISSA, and in 2014 I added my certification in Sports Nutrition through ISSA to round out my education. I am currently in the process of continuing my education in Sports Nutrition and Fitness with additional certifications and CEUs. I was invited to join the crazy team at Tri Fitness in 2013 to develop, launch, and coach their all-inclusive Weight Loss Challenges.

You can contact me at tanya@trifitnesswbl.com.

 

Kristen Bjorklund - CKTT Certified Kinesio-Taping Technician, Swim Coach

Hometown: Shoreview, MN

Some of my Favorites: Swimming, water skiing, spending a warm summer day out on our family boat, animals, running, traveling to new places, and watching movies on stomy nights. 

Fitness Background: This Spring I graduated from Bethel University with a Biokinetics major. I have been competitively swimming since 4th grade and continued until my junior year in college. I have been active my whole life and tried pretty much every sport, but swimming was always my favorite! I am currently employed at Tri Fitness where I work to train clients in and out of the pool.

You can contact me at kristen@trifitnesswbl.com.

 

Andrew Turner - Tri Coach, Swim Coach

Hometown: Scandia, MN, now living in Saint Paul.

Some of my favorites: Anything outside, count me in. Besides swimming, biking, and running, I love to go backpacking in Colorado and Minnesota, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and recently started kayaking. I started to hit the trail running and biking this year, nice change of pace every once and awhile. I love to set difficult goals and push the limits to see if I can achieve them.

Fitness Background: Growing up, I was involved in every sport you could think of. Eventually I found swimming and cross country and fell in love. My cousin introduced me to long distance cycling, and since then it is hard to get me off a bike. My main focus is long distance triathlons, but in the last few years I have gotten into road bike racing and cyclocross racing.

20+ Triathlons from sprints to Ironman with many age group wins, one amateur overall win, and multiple top ten overall finishes.

2010 Ironman World Championship; PR 9:52

Competitive in multiple road bike and cyclocross races yearly.

Currently working on my USA Triathlon coaching and USA Cycling certifications.

2 years of coaching experience with triathletes.

You can contact me at Andrew@trifitnesswbl.com

 

Trainer Testimonials

I just wanted to tell you that the running seminar with Jeremy yesterday was AWESOME!!!!!!!!  I am SO happy that I went; it was incredibly valuable to me. I was hesitant to sign up at first, because $45 is a big investment for me to risk on something that I wasn't convinced would be worthwhile. But I've had good experiences with your company in the past, and after reading Jeremy's credentials, I decided to take a chance. I LOVE running, but I needed a little personal guidance.

WELL! I can't believe how great all the information was that I got yesterday! I LOVED that it was such a small group - only five of us - so we could ask all our questions, which Jeremy was very welcoming of, and very equipped to answer. I LOVED that we EACH got a video-taped analysis of our running. This was the most valuable part, I think. I've already put into practice the things that Jeremy pin-pointed for me from the video. He gave us such great tips for pre-run exercises, and post-run exercises, and now I have completely changed my bad attitude toward "boring" things like strength training! I have a new understanding of the importance of strength training, so I think I will be able to "like" doing the slow exercises now.

I have a foam roller, and I didn't know what to do with it. Now I do. Jeremy promised to email all of us the exercise routines that we did so that we wouldn't have to scribble out so many notes during class. I am looking forward to him sending those. He also gave us great information about fueling during long races. I appreciated his candidness and honesty about products, what works, what doesn't, and WHY. No doubt he is an expert in all of these areas! And it was very fascinating to just talk to someone who does ultramarathons!!! I think we all appreciated that he was so willing to stay late to learn more and hear about his experiences.

So, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for a terrific seminar yesterday. I feel like there's hope for me now! I WILL do a full marathon someday, and I will be a better runner now because of what I learned from this seminar. 

-Amy

Hi Coaches!

I want to say thanks for all the awesome training!  I took first place in my age group category at the ywca woman's triathlon (there was one woman in the masters category who was faster, so technically 2nd of the 40-44 year olds), 13th overall and most importantly took 8.5 minutes off my time from 2 years ago!!!

I know it was the triclub that made this possible!  It was really cool to have the training show, I would have never thought I could do this!

I think an ironman is next (after the moose mountain marathon)!!!!

Thanks!!
- Cathy