PT, DPT, NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CES/PES
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.
For over a decade, 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 (10) and Oakley (6). 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.
Corbin Bentz graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stout in 2016 with a major in Health, Wellness and Fitness and a minor in coaching. After being shown how to lift weights in ninth grade by his brother, it turned into a passion of his and drove him to chose a path in the health and fitness industry. His passion for training was found at his first personal training job after college, where he worked with mostly general public clients. He is excited to be training athletes here at Altius.
When he is not training he enjoys lifting, Spikeball, Pickleball, and watching The Office on Netflix.
PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST, PERSONAL TRAINER, GROUP FITNESS
Personal trainer and Group fitness Instructor Melissa "Missy" Story has been creating custom plans and workouts for over 15years and has taught everything from Kickboxing, Strength Training, HIIT, Cycle, Cardio Circuits, 1-on-1 personal training and small group training.
She lives and dreams fitness everyday. Training for over 20 half/full marathons and stepping on stage for bodybuilding fitness competitions. Melissa wants to share her love for fitness with others who have the aspiration to become a better stronger version of themselves.
Melissa lives in Stillwater with her husband and 3 kids. Outside of work you will find her running, golfing and being active with her family.
Maximum Interval Training Certified
High performance training for sports Certified
Rachel Fick fell in love with performance training as an Altius athlete high school for both volleyball and track & field, and experienced the benefits of Matt’s training technique first hand. Now in her senior year of college at the University of Minnesota, Rachel is excited to be back in the Altius gym, and teaching athletes the skills that helped her take her performance to the next level. She believes that true strength goes beyond the physical into the mind and spirit as well, and she's passionate about helping athletes reach their full God-given potential.
Dan Plocker earned his doctorate of physical therapy degree from St. Catherine University, where he honed his expertise in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and neuroscience, all contributing to how he helps athletes improve their movement and performance. In his undergraduate work, Dan majored in Biokinetics with a minor in Biology at Bethel University, while participating in football, where he was a member of a MIAC championship and elite 8 finalist team. In addition to his work at Altius, Dan currently works at Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, where he is undergoing an intensive board certification at Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Neurological Rehab. Dan specilaizes in management of concussions and other head trauma, and is currently participating in a research study with Courage Kenny funded by the US Department of Defense to validate outcome measures for soldiers to return to combat post-concussion.
Dan believes in an evidenced-based approach to medicine in order to optimize recovery and in providing top-tier value to the client, patient, and customer. In his free time, he enjoys fitness, golf, spending time outdoors, and watching too much television (especially Stranger Things).