NOT JUST A GYM... A LIFESTYLE
MEET THE FOUNDER
PT/DPT, CSCS, PES, CES
Altius Performance owner Matt Yegge graduated from the University of Colorado in 2008, where he played football and studied mathematics and secondary education. Matt's passion to teach, coach and work with others, combined with his love for sports, drove a career in health and fitness. After a shoulder injury ended his college football career, Matt took a job training at a commercial health club, where he worked to earn club management roles and master trainer certification. Here he found his niche in working with athletes and was inspired to start his own sports performance business. Altius Performance was established in 2013 when Matt and his family moved to Stillwater, MN with the opportunity to be near family while Matt attended physical therapy school. Matt graduated with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from St. Catherine University in 2018.
Since 2007, Matt has coached, trained and rehabilitated thousands of athletes, including Olympian, professional, collegiate, and youth athletes. Matt has worked with IAM’s ACL return-to-sport program and has presented his research on lower extremity movement mechanics and ACL risk factors.
Outside of the gym, Matt’s time is spent with his wife Danielle, and his children, Cooper (13) and Oakley (9). Matt and his family are actively involved at the EagleBrook Church Woodbury campus, and Matt serves as a coach for the FCA Huddle at St. Croix Preparatory Academy.
DIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE
Tristan Turner graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul in 2019, where he majored in Kinesiology and played DIII lacrosse. Prior to receiving his Bachelor’s degree, Tristan’s passion for performance and fitness was discovered in his own weight loss journey. After leaving the military, Tristan fell into a lifestyle of unhealthy eating habits and inactivity causing continual weight gain. Needing a change, Tristan worked to adopt healthy eating and regular exercise into his life and went back to school at Saint Paul College to become a massage therapist and personal trainer.
With hard work and determination Tristan lost 50 pounds, graduated with an Associate’s degree in personal training, certification in massage therapy. Wielding his life experiences from the military, collegiate athletics, and three years of training in general population fitness, Tristan enjoys working with all ages of athletes and adults seeking to enrich their lives with fitness.
Outside of Altius Tristan enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and his wife Shannon, playing and coaching lacrosse, and exploring the great outdoors.
Marshall Klitzke graduated from Bethel University- St. Paul in 2016, where he majored in Exercise Science and played DIII Football. Prior to receiving his bachelor's degree, Marshall had a strong passion for performance and fitness at an early age. Starting his fitness career in the 5th grade when his Dad took him to the gym before school almost every day. He quickly saw what consistent hard work could result in and continued that all the way through high school where he was a multi-sport athlete participating in football, hockey, track and golf at Providence Academy in Plymouth, MN. Marshall continued his football career as a running back at Bethel University.
After college, Marshall moved to Cedarburg, WI where he started his own business with his brother specializing in training youth, high school, and college hockey players. It was there he found his passion for working with athletes to help them reach their maximum potential. He is looking forward to bringing that experience with him to Altius Performance.
Outside of Altius Marshall enjoys spending time with his wife Hannah, friends, and family. He also enjoys playing golf, trying out new breweries, and getting outside and being active!
Kathryn Springsteen graduated from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina in 2018, majoring in Sports Management while playing NCAA DII soccer. Before earning her Bachelor's degree, Kathryn grew up in Bergen, NY, a small town where she played multiple sports, but soccer held a special place in her heart. It was here that Kathryn discovered her passion for fitness and wellness.
After college, Kathryn found her calling in working with athletes. She was drawn to the transformative power of sports that could inspire, discipline, and change individuals. Witnessing her athletes' positive growth on and off the field gave her a sense of purpose. Through mentorship and guidance, Kathryn knew she had found her life's mission: to help athletes excel in their sport and become more confident, resilient individuals.
Outside the gym, Kathryn spends time with her fiancé Merek, friends, and family. She is a coach for St. Croix Prep Academy and St. Croix Club. Kathryn enjoys hiking with her two Australian shepherds, reading, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.
If you place priority on character and integrity and want to make a significant and lasting impact in the lives of others through the avenue of performance training or sports medicine, please contact us.
We are currently looking for experienced NSCA-CSCS Certified trainers, Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.
*Student internships also available.