Meet Our Trainers
Vicki Ostendorf - Founder, Certified Trainer
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Higginbotham - Training Center Manager, Trainer
Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
Some of my favorites: Competing in anything, playing the guitar, summer days, hitting a homerun in softball, doing something you think is impossible.
Fitness Background: I played 5 sports through high school. After high school I attended the University of Minnesota where I played softball (Editor's Note: Megan is considered one of the best players in U of M history!)
After graduation I became a trainer where I feel in love with helping people reach their goals. Two years later I went back to school at Florida International University in Miami Florida, where I was the graduate assistant coach for the softball program and obtained my masters in sport and fitness.
In my years in the fitness industry I have been a personal trainer, lead trainer, fitness manager and district personal training manager. My true passion is helping clients and trainers grow as individuals and do things that they never thought possible.
You can contact me at email@example.com.
Jeremy Lindquist - Coach
Hometown: Originally Garland, TX and now Stillwater, MN
Some of my favorites: My favorite moments in life are running in storms and blizzards, a hot mug of coffee, running 100 miles in under 24 hours, being called an Ironman, being called crazy, seeing my team take the National Championship title, and spending time with my niece and nephew.
Fitness Background: I've been heavily involved in sports all year round since I could run.
I made 3 MSHSL appearences in three sports and podiumed twice. Since
This will be be my fourth year coaching youth triathlon teams in MN.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geneva Smiles Garvan (CWP, CWWS, CWC) - Health And Wellness
Hometown: Ashland, WI
Some of my favorites: Running with my dog Pumpkin, the sense of accomplishment after finishing a marathon, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Superior, crossing the finish line at the American Birkebeiner, teaching yoga, challenging myself with new things, a good laugh with family and friends, exploring mountains and tropical islands, hiking, ice and rock climbing with my hubby.
Wellness Background/Credentials: I graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a major in Health Promotion and Wellness. Since then I have over 10 years of experience working in the wellness field, in corporate wellness, private fitness industry and health care.
I earned my CWP, Certified Wellness Practitioner and CWWS, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist certifications through the National Wellness Institute. I also am a CWC, Certified Wellness Coach. My passion is working with people to achieve their health and wellness goals and also to help businesses attain a healthier workforce by creating a culture that supports wellness.
Fitness Background: YogaFit Instructor for nearly10 years, avid runner for 10 years, completed 23 marathons including the Boston Marathon. A cross country ski enthusiast and have completed 4 XC Ski Marathons among other events. I worked in the fitness industry right out of college as a personal trainer at several health clubs. I’ve done a couple tri-sprints and look forward to doing more!
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Dennis Mohagen (NASM CPT, PES, CES, Metabolic Technician) - Coach
Hometown: New Brighton, MN
Some of my favorites: Accomplishing a major goal is amazingly rewarding; however, the process involved to achieve the goal is truly the most rewarding part of the challenge. Reflection upon the path to each goal is my favorite part of being an athlete and coach.
Fitness Background: Competitive athlete since kindergarten, began two a days in first grade! Athletic experiences range from Jr. PGA Golf, State Tournament Hockey, United States Hockey League (USHL), NCAA Swimming & Cross Country, to the International Triathlon Union World Championships.
Post Collegiate competitive experiences focused primarily on Triathlon: USAT National Team Member, USAT All-American, ITU World Championships, and Overall Wins at races including the Carlsbad Triathlon, Solana Beach Triathlon, Imperial Beach Triathlon, The L.A. Triathlon Series and over 30 top three overall finishes.
Coaching experience has ranged from the Team in Training Head Coach for the Joints in Motion/Children’s Arthritis Foundation (San Diego, CA), Squirt and PeeWee Hockey Coaching, the Special Olympics, Masters Swimming, Running, Cycling and Triathlon Coaching.
From an early age I was fortunate to have coaches and role models that emphasized the importance of understanding and applying fundamental technique/efficiency, nutrition, strength training, flexibility, the psychological factors involved in performance, and more. I began as a student of sport from an early age and I am still eager to learn, study, and analyze sport. This is a passion I like to share with my clients and I get excited seeing improvement and goal attainment.
I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, & Metabolic Specialist.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serena - Semi-Official Mascot
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Certified Coach since: 1999. That's like 98 years in dog years.
Some of my favorites: Hanging around the office and making friends with whoever happens by...especially if they're carrying a snack!