As a Buckeye, Alex Boone was an All-American, 4-year starter and 2-time All-Big Ten performer from 2005-2008. The Scarlet and Gray went 41-8 during his time in Columbus with four consecutive Big Ten championships and two BCS national championship game appearances. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2009-2015, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks from 2016-2020.
Alex Christensen, MS, received his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and BS in Exercise Science with a Minor in Sports Medicine from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He competed in varsity high school football, basketball and baseball, where his passion for optimizing sports performance and injury prevention developed. He has worked with high school and collegiate athletes of all ages and skill levels. With a dedication to optimizing sports performance, development and experiences, Alex implements evidence-based strength and conditioning concepts and individualized and injury prevention training techniques into his coaching.
Bill Welle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Sioux Falls and a Graduate Degree in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State University. He has been training athletes for almost three decades. He co-founded Cris Carter’s FAST Program in Boca Raton, Florida, training over 15,000 junior high and high school athletes, 600 professional athletes and more than 400 college football players for the NFL Draft (30 1st round picks). Athlete’s trained include NFL’s Cris Carter, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Floyd, Kyle Rudolph, and NBA’s Jon Leuer, and Cole Aldrich.
Brandon D’Andrea, CSCS, a former athlete at University of Wisconsin River Falls graduated with a degree in Exercise Sports & Science. Brandon’s passion for strength and conditioning began while working with over 15 varsity collegiate teams at UW-River Falls. Prior to joining the TCO/Training HAUS team, he worked with middle school and high school strength and conditioning programs across the metro area. Brandon also has extensive experience working with Track and Field, Football and Hockey, as well as local Golf and Baseball teams. Brandon loves working with highly motivated athletes and building relationships with them.
Bryan Sanchez, earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. He played varsity baseball and played with the Minnesota Blizzard club program all throughout high school. Bryan competed in collegiate baseball, spending his first two years in Junior College and eventually finishing his collegiate and academic career at St. Scholastica. He completed his degree in Biology with the intent to pursue a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies. However, he chose to stay in the baseball world and joined the Minnesota Blizzard baseball program as a fulltime coach and instructor. Bryan has a passion for developing athletes both physically and mentally on the baseball diamond and in weight room.
Charles Boehm, MS is a Minnesota native from Oakdale, MN. He competed in varsity cross country and track in high school. After completing his BAS in Exercise Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he earned his MS in Exercise Physiology from the College of Saint Scholastica. He has experience in a wide range of athletic departments through his experiences with Training HAUS and the University of Minnesota as an intern. Charles loves working with athletes who are motivated and excited to improve. He is excited to share his knowledge and help guide athletes to greater heights.
Cory Colvard, MEd, CSCS, a former athlete at Gustavus Adolphus College, found a passion in training and developing athletes while obtaining his BA in Exercise Physiology. Fueled by this passion, he continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he obtained a MEd in Applied Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Science. Cory brings sports performance coaching experience from both the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois, where he trained athletes in all sports. He has also provided training for high school to professional athletes to perfect their training technique, enhance recovery, and maximize their athletic ability.
Danny Kulus, a Minnesota native (Shakopee), received his Bachelor’s degree in Biokinetics with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Bethel University while also playing as a defensive back for the Royals. He has experience working with NCAA Division 1 and professional athletes from his time as an intern at the University of Minnesota and with Training HAUS. Danny’s background as a coach and former athlete has provided him with experiential knowledge of what it takes for an athlete to compete at their highest level. His goal is to combine the latest evidence-based training methods with a motivational coaching style to bring the most out of his athletes on and off the field.
Eric Perkins, MS, CSCS, SCCC, received his Masters of Science (MS) in Exercise Science from North Dakota State University (NDSU) where he spent the last 5 years as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for the NDSU football team earning 4 national titles as well as one year with javelin throwers, earning a conference title and coaching 2 All-Americans. Prior to coaching, Eric played Football for NDSU earning 4 more National Titles and setting an NCAA Playoff record for most Punt Return Yards in a game. Eric utilizes his knowledge and experience to develop the entire athlete in the weight room, on and off the field, and on the meal table.
Ethan Krehbiel-Valoaga holds a bachelor’s degree in Biokinetics with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Bethel University, St. Paul, where he also played baseball. His coaching career started as a volunteer in various youth baseball camps. Over the past 10 years, Ethan has found a passion in coaching athletes within a high school setting. His goal is to help as many athletes as possible by teaching them how to move more efficiently, safely, and to have fun while doing it. He aspires to establish a strong connection with his athletes and make training fun for every athlete.
Garrett Frye, MEd, CSCS, is a Twin Cities native who graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 2015. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of St. Thomas where he also competed in football. Soon after he went on to earn his Master’s from the U of M. Garrett has experience coaching a wide variety of athletes of different age groups, focusing primarily on High School and younger. Garrett is looking forward to helping athletes maximize their athletic potential and strive to be the best versions of themselves.
Hannah received her Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science from UW-River Falls with an emphasis on coaching. She played volleyball collegiately and was an NSCA All American in 2016. Her passion for sports performance began with her internship with the Minnesota Gophers. From there she went on to work with youth all the way to the professional level, and has been for the last 7 years. Hannah’s intention with Training HAUS is to elevate athletes in all aspects of life and performance!
James Warmuth, B.A.S, CPT, received his Bachelors in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he also competed in the Decathlon. James has been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 10 years, working with international hockey and basketball players, as well as coaching local Volleyball and Track & Field teams. James believes that high energy and passion brings out the best in any athlete. “I can build an amazing athlete as long as I get energy and dedication in return. Progress is inevitable.”
Josh Anderson is the sports performance coach at Waconia High School and TCO Waconia Therapy & Performance. Josh received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM). As a performance coach since 2006, he has coached teams including MSUM, University of Minnesota Football, Sioux Falls SkyForce (NBA – Miami Heat Affiliate) and Sioux Falls Storm (IFL). Josh is a two-time guest strength coach at University of Notre Dame speed and strength camp. His specialty is working with high school, collegiate, professional and MMA athletes. MMA athletes trained include Josh Thomson, Luke Rockhold and Gray Maynard.
Karina Osmanski, CPT, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Wellness and Fitness with a Minor in Coaching. Prior to joining the TCO team in January 2020, she worked with a variety of individuals and teams including: elementary and middle school aged sport teams, high school strength and conditioning programs all across the west metro, as well as being a soccer coach for DeLaSalle High School and Fusion Soccer Club. Karina is a Minnesota native that grew up and played soccer for Wayzata which is where her passion for athletics began to grow.
Kayla Russell received her Bachelor’s In Applied Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Exercise Science. Kayla interned with the Training HAUS and has worked with a variety of athletes with a wide range of all ages and experience. Kayla’s passion stems from a young age, competing in sports and loves being able to help athletes reach their highest potential.
Kirk Olson, MS, CSCS, received his Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Physiology from St. Cloud State and spent over a decade as the strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Wild. Kirk has also coached players from the NFL, MLB and the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Having served his time with the pros, Kirk is passionate about coaching athletes of all ages, activities and ability levels. Kirk combines the science behind athletic performance with a positive, motivational coaching style to get the most out of every athlete.
Kyle Fowlkes graduated from Edina High School in 2015 where he participated in Varsity track and field, rugby, and football. He went on to complete his AA degree and play junior college football at North Dakota State College of Science and then at Bemidji state. After suffering a career ending knee injury, Kyle joined the Training HAUS family as a patient during his recovery. After falling in love with the Training HAUS team and culture, he interned and now is a part of the team while also working to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Kyle is excited to use his wisdom and experience to help athletes reach their full potential.
Coach Lucky will tell you that the first thing he ever truly grew a passion for is the pole vault, and vaulted collegiately at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he earned a BAS in Exercise Science. Lucky is also a national level medalist, multi-time state champion and holds current standing national level records in Australia from his time traveling overseas in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. Fellow coaches say Lucky has a keen eye for technique. Outside of the track and gym, Lucky will take any excuse to be outside and can almost always be found eating. Lucky will never turn down a nice big bowl of pho or tacos.
Mason Reinhart, CPT, CES, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Concordia University St. Paul (2007), where he played 4 years of Division II baseball. After playing and coaching collegiately, Mason discovered his passion for mentoring student athletes. His mission is to maximize the athletic potential of each athlete he works with and help shape leaders both on and off the field. He brings more than 12 years of experience in personal training, sports performance and coaching to TCO. Mason currently holds the position of Associate Strength and Performance Coach at Twin Cities Orthopedics/Training HAUS.
Matthew Merrick, USAW, ACSM, was formerly a performance coach in Southern Minnesota at Ignition Fitness and Sports. Matt moved to Mankato five years ago, where he went on to graduate from Minnesota State, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Matt has worked with high school, collegiate and professional athletes from a variety of sports. He has experience in martial artist, MMA, karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.
Matthew Montplaisir is a Buffalo MN native. A three sport HS athlete, he was awarded student athlete of the year in 2016. Matthew attended Gustavus Adolphus College, where he competed in football and track and field, while double majoring in Exercise Physiology and Management. A year later, he completed his Master’s in Sports and Exercise Science from the U of M. He has coached a wide variety of athletes, highlighted by interning with the Gopher Hockey teams under Cal Dietz. Matthew is grateful for the great coaches who helped him succeed as an athlete, and is driven to positively influence each athlete he has the opportunity to train.
Michael Nelson received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of St. Thomas, where he also competed in rugby all four years. His coaching career began his senior year of high school when he started coaching CrossFit at a local gym working with people of all ages. With a love for health and fitness, Michael interned with Training HAUS and his passion for training and working with athletes truly emerged. Michael is committed to helping athletes reach their full potential while also helping them find enjoyment in the process.
Michael Pettit, CSCS, was born and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota. He went on to play collegiate football at Saint John’s University where his passion for strength and sports performance evolved. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Exercise Science. Michael has six years of experience coaching athletes at various facilities such as Minnesota Hockey Camps and Train Hard Win Big in Delaware. He has coached athletes of all ages and sports–from mite hockey to Division I–and has worked alongside physical therapists to get athletes back in action after injuries. He is excited to use his expertise to develop well-rounded athletes with optimal performance, injury prevention, and longevity at the forefront.
Michael Gulenchyn ATC, ATL, CSCS completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and became a board certified athletic trainer. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike has worked in the sports medicine field to inspire athletes at all levels in a variety of sports. He believes that a combination of performance development, prevention and recovery are all important elements in the overall success of an athlete. He is currently the athletic trainer and sports performance coach for the USA National Curling team.
Mollie, MSc, CSCS, is a Minnesota native who grew up playing hockey and rugby. She attended UW-Milwaukee completing her degree in psychology and played rugby. While still competing at the elite level based in San Diego, Mollie worked at the American Council on Exercise as well as part time for the San Diego men’s rugby team as the S&C coach. She then moved to Cardiff (UK) to complete her masters in S&C including a full-time internship with the PRO-14 professional rugby team, the Newport Gwent Dragons.
Nicole Fokken, MS, CSCS, is a Minnesota native from Oronoco, MN. As a 2014 High School grad, Nicole participated in varsity basketball, volleyball, and track and field. She completed her BA in Nutrition at the College of Saint Benedict where she also competed in basketball, high jump, and javelin. After coaching for a few years, she went on to receive her MS in Exercise Physiology from the College of Saint Scholastica. Nicole is excited to use her experience and knowledge to help athletes exceed their goals.
Nikolay Petkov, LPTA, CPT, graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Although his career began in physical therapy, Nikolay completed a sports performance internship at the Training HAUS, where his love for training and working with athletes seemed predestined. Prior to joining the TCO/Training HAUS team, he worked with various high school strength and conditioning programs in the metro area. He is excited to use his combined knowledge of sports performance and physical therapy to develop athletes into their true athletic potential while keeping injury prevention at the forefront.
Regan Quaal, MSA, CSCS, CSCCa, received his Masters of Sports Administration from Belmont University and BAS in Exercise Science-Clinical from Grand Valley State University. He brings coaching experience with a variety of sports; his most recent sports performance coach positions were with University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s hockey and Team USA Women’s hockey. Prior to that he had worked with a wide range of athletes, varying from the high school to professional level. Regan strives to help athletes reach their athletic through his passion for coaching and his endless effort to always provide his athletes with top training methodology.
Ryan Bonikowske, MS, CSCS, USAW, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Rehabilitative Science from Winona State University. While he earned his Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning Studies from Arkansas Tech University, he served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Ryan also spent time working at the Division I level, completing internships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked with a variety of sports teams including basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. Ryan also competed at the collegiate level in wrestling and football at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Scott Schriever, BS, CSCS, CPT, graduated from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse with a Bachelor of Exercise Sport-Science and a minor in nutrition. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2017, he was a part of the strength and conditioning staff at the United States Olympic Committee in Lake Placid, NY, where he coached Winter Olympians of Team USA. Scott has also spent time in Los Angeles at EXOS-Athlete’s Performance, primarily working with the L.A. Galaxy as well as training NFL, MLB and international basketball athletes.
Shannon Rainey received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas where he was also a 4 year collegiate track & field athlete. While competing, he was a 2x captain, 4x NCAA Division III National Championships qualifier and an NCAA Division III All-American. Shannon has 18 years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach for high school & collegiate athletes. He has spent the last 10 years working as Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator and Head Track & Field coach at a local high school. During his tenure he won a MSHSL Track & Field Team State Championship and coached multiple individual event state champions.
Steve Rosga, PES, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder where he was an All-American Safety for the Buffaloes. Drafted in the NFL in 1997, Steve spent time with 3 NFL teams as well as NFL Europe while battling knee and shoulder injuries. After his 2nd knee surgery, Steve found his passion for fitness and performance. His career has involved training nearly 3,000 athletes, running a sports training center and developing/managing youth and adult programs nationally for Life Time Fitness. He specializes in speed, power and performance training, skill enhancement, corrective exercise, injury prevention and lifelong wellness.
Thomas Swartout, BS, earned his Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Kinesiology, with minors in Coaching and Sports Management from the University of Minnesota in 2020. During that time, he played club lacrosse for the Gophers while interning with the football team. After graduating, he worked as the Assistant Strength Coach at Jefferson High School, before getting a Graduate Assistant job at Benedictine College in Kansas. At Benedictine, Thomas directed strength and conditioning for the lacrosse, wrestling, and track and field teams, and assisted football and basketball, all while taking MBA classes. He stays competitive by competing in USA Powerlifting.
Tony Lancette graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics. His passion for developing athletes comes from his multi-sport background in baseball, football, and hockey. He has been training athletes for over 15 years and is our resident expert on the hockey skating treadmill. Training HAUS provides a unique platform to train in your hockey skates and then build on that foundation through sports performance workouts on your feet. In addition to training athletes, Tony is also a High School and NCAA referee in hockey and lacrosse.
Wyatt Scheu received his BS degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University. Scheu has most recently been training athletes within the metro at Eden Prairie and St. Louis Park High Schools. Scheu has an abundance of experience working with athletes of all ages from high school to college to professional athletes. Scheu believes in promoting the idea of integrating exploration into exercise, thereby teaching kids to be creative and authentic in how they grow and perform as athletes. Scheu prioritizes creating bonds with his athletes, ensuring that trust goes both ways and the entire group grows together, coach included.