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, ADULT FITNESS, 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.
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.