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).
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. 

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Jeremy Lindquist - NCSA Certified Trainer, 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
studying Kinesiology at the U of MN, I have competed in 20+ triathlons from sprints to Ironman, completed 5 trail ultramarathons (including three 100 mile ultramarathons), and many more cycling and running events.

This will be be my fourth year coaching youth triathlon teams in MN.

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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.

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Carrie Rowan - NASM CPT, Certified Yoga And Pilates Teacher

Hometown:  Prescott, Wisconsin

Some of my favorites:  Hiking through the woods, kayaking, Yoga, Pilates, hanging out with my family, coffee, watching the sun come up and books.

Fitness Background:  I am a NASM certified personal trainer, Stott Pilates instructor, and a certified Yoga instructor.

I have been active my whole life in softball, soccer, volleyball, and was a competitive dancer for ten years.  I love outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, snow shoeing and trail running.  I also practice what I preach with regular Yoga and Pilates classes.

I train clients using a variety of equipment and techniques including Yoga, Pilates, free weights, TRX, Kettlebells and balance and stability balls.  Incorporating a variety of training techniques improves overall strength, coordination and flexibility as well as prevents overuse injuries and boredom. 


Brianna ChuSwim Coach

Hometown:  Racine,  WI

Some of my favorites:  Jumping in a lake or fountain after a hot run, curling up in bed when your body is hurting after a hard workout, beating up on training partners during practice, dogs.

Fitness Background:  My primary sport was swimming for 12 years, culminating in swimming backstroke and sprint freestyle at the University of Minnesota.  I have always struggled with asthma, and now I am healthier doing sports that keep me in the fresh air.

I love to cross-country ski in the winter and the variety in triathlon training keeps things fun.  Some notable race experiences I've had include competing in the draft-legal sprint at the USAT Collegiate Nationals and the American Birkebeiner ski race.  I have had some awesome coaches and teammates throughout the years who have influenced my approach to training and competition.  I think race-day confidence comes from being familiar with the pain from training and working on "the little things" on a day-to-day basis.