THE TEAM

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MATT YEGGE

OWNER

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. 

 

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 (12) and Oakley (7). 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.  

 
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TRISTAN TURNER

CSCS

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. 

 
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JEZELLE JACOBS

PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST, NASM CPT

Jezelle’s passion for performance training began with her own fitness journey. Initially, working out was something to do with her older cousins, but she quickly fell in love with health and wellness and it became something she did for herself. Through the avenue of training, Jezelle found that pushing through and past limitations betters one’s life that she wanted to find a career and platform to share this with the world.  Jezelle loves sports and believes that the lessons learned through athletics directly correlate to life-skills.  She has a heart for youth and is determined to build a family-like environment to help athletes of all ages grow on and off the field or court.  Jezelle understands that the journey towards health and performance requires effort, dedication, consistency and vulnerability and strives to create a platform in which athletes and clients feel comfort and trust throughout the process. 

 
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CARISSA BRONSON

 NUTRITION

Carissa discovered her passion for nutrition and fitness when she discovered the root cause to her own health issues and used food and fitness to heal her own body. Carissa has a bachelors degree in Biokinetics from Bethel University. She enjoys working with athletes, adult training, helping those with metabolic disorders, postpartum, weight loss, nutrition, and helping strengthen and instill confidence in women of all ages. 

 

During her free time she is busy chasing around her two little boys Winston and Wesley. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, lifting, anything outdoors, traveling, hunting, four-wheeling, and cooking. 

 
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RACHEL FICK

ADULT GROUP TRAINING

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.