Meet Our Trainers

Vicki Ostendorf

Founder, NASM Certified Trainer, Certified Myofascial Release, CKTT Certified Kinesio-Taping Technician, USAT Level 1 and Long course, & Certified Ironman University Coach


Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin

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

Some of my favorites: Lifting, swimming, biking and running. A great glass of wine with friends (although I have been known to have a glass or two without friends). Jude’s cooking. Our 3 dogs. 

Fitness Background: I am a Certified Personal Trainer, USA Triathlon Certified Coach, and RRCA Certified Coach. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse University with a degree in Corporate Fitness, 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, Tri Fitness is my passion. I love watching people make changes and our team being a part of those changes. Join our community. I guarantee that you will soon be doing things you never thought you could. Dream big…and let us help you achieve those dreams!

You can contact me at

Pete Ellis

Trainer/Coach, Certified Cycling Power Coach


When I am not chasing my kids around the house, pool, and everywhere else, you can find me chasing PRs on the bike. I was a mere mortal (and still am) when I started triathlon three years ago, but I found success in one rule: always listen to my coach. I have competed in a variety of disciplines from sprint tri, 24hr ultra biking, time trial, marathon, and everything in between.

I am very excited to get the opportunity to coach spin and I am looking forward to lending a unique perspective to life on the trainer in the off season. I am well versed in improving position on the bike, power output, interval training, bike handling, bike tech, and maintenance. My ultimate hope is to help my students achieve their training and racing goals while remaining healthy and excited about triathlon.

You can contact me at

Ashley Erickson

Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Weight Loss Coach


Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN; Currently live in Wyoming, MN

Some of my favorites: I love spending time with my husband and two children on our hobby farm. I absolutely love physical activities of all kind and just being outdoors. I love new challenges and adventures, so if you have one for me, I am game! 

Fitness background: I was a chubby kid growing up and one day I decided to do something about it. It all started with a Barbie aerobic tape and I haven’t looked back since! In high school, I joined the wrestling team as their first and only female wrestler. From there, I was hooked and began my journey of personal training. I have taught/coached yoga, pilates, spin, Insanity, bootbamps, cardio kick, and figure competition training, etc. You name it, I've taught it!

I love helping my clients set and achieve their goals, even if they seem impossible at the time.

I would love to help you with your next goal!

You can contact Ashley at

Sharon Heyer



As a coach my goal is to help athletes improve their skills and fitness while learning more about themselves, their abilities, and the sport of triathlon. I value commitment, teamwork, hard work, a willingness to learn, passion, fun, and perspective.  I am excited to help athletes have fun while working hard and reaching their goals!


  • 6 Marathons, including Boston Marathon 2015 and 2016, with PR of 3:22
  • 4 years of running cross country and track at Luther College
  • 4 Years coaching 7-8 Girls Track
  • 2 IMWI
  • 1 Big Heart for Athletes! 

Phil Sconzert



Hometown: Currently in Minneapolis, MN; grew up in Syracuse, NY

Some of my favorites: Racing triathlon, mountain biking, hiking, and my Cervelo P5.

Fitness Background: I'm a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a bachelors in Wellness Management and a minor in Athletic Coaching. I have worked in aquatics for YMCAs for several years and am a certified YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor, Trainer, and am also certified in Stroke Mechanics. 

After trying out my first sprint triathlon, I instantly became hooked to the sport and was all in. I find the discipline, challenges and reward of improvement addictive. I love to learn about the ins and outs of the sport and can chat about triathlon, gear, nutrition and races all day long. 

You can contact Phil at

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