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Paul Herberger

Beginning his career as a professional skier on the Freeskiing World Tour, Paul switched to triathlon after retiring from big lines and big air. Paul competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria in 2015 and is an IRONMAN Certified Coach, Level 2 ASCA Swim Coach, and a NASM-certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. Paul is the head coach at Epic Fitness Center, recruiting, guiding and mentoring the training and coaching staff. Paul is the coach of Epic BZN Triathlon and provides fitness and triathlon coaching for individuals and racers virtually and in person in Bozeman. Paul holds a BS in Kinesiology from Montana State University and consults for fitness and health-oriented start-ups.

For more information, contact Paul at paul@epicathleticsbzn.com.

Joe Bergantine

Joe Bergantine has been a cyclist since childhood, ripping the trails south of Bozeman on an original Schwinn when they were still little more than horse paths. He now casually races cyclocross and endurance mountain bike events as well as triathlon and is a USAC Level 3 Cycling Coach. A decade of yoga practice experience lead Joe to begin the journey of becoming a yoga instructor, completing the necessary coursework for the Yoga Alliance RYT200 certification in 2017. Joe leads cycling and yoga classes at Epic while keeping things functioning behind the scenes. Contact Joe at joe@epicathleticsbzn.com.

Nikki Kimball

Nikki Kimball’s professional running career spans more than a decade and a half and includes wins at the most prestigious ultramarathons and stage races in the world. She’s been a multi-time member of three separate US Nation Teams: ultramarathon, mountain running and snowshoe racing. She has 11 national championship titles and has been named Ultrarunning of the Year for both Ultrarunning North America and USATF three times each. She has appeared in several films and is the star of the multiple award-winning documentary, Finding Traction, which can be found on Montana PBS, YouTube and Netflix. When not running or coaching she is a physical therapist at Clearwater Physical Therapy where she specializes in the treatment of injured runners.

Nikki is one of only four RRCA certified coaches in Montana and coaches individuals and groups both online and onsite. For more information, contact Nikki directly at nikki@epicathleticsbzn.com.

Mike Tarantino

“Mikey T.” as we affectionately call him, graduated from Montana State University in 2015 with a degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science. During his time at MSU he studied applied sports biomechanics and adaptations of anaerobic exercise abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Mike is a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been training since 2011. His training revolves around the motto of “Just Keep Moving” and focuses on progressing through fundamental movement patterns. Outside of the studio, Mike plays club soccer in Bozeman and is an avid fly fisherman and disc golf junkie.

Jen Cade

Jen has been active her whole life. Starting in school, she was a cross country runner, and a cheerleader. In 2006 she ran and completed the Bridger Ridge run. She worked at Golds Gym where she had been a active member taking the group fitness classes. During her 6 years of employment she was the daycare manager and became a BODYPUMP instructor. Gold’s became Access Fitness where she became the General Manager, Group Fitness Manager and taught several different classes. In the past 6 years she completed numerous trainings and advanced trainings through LesMills. Her passion of teaching group fitness encouraged her to become the owner of the LesMills portion inside of Epic. Jen is an advanced Les Mills instructor, certified in BODYPUMP, GRIT, SPRINT and CXWORX. Her LesMills classes are being taught and coached with top-of-the-line smart tech equipment. She also holds a Personal Training Certification from NASM.

Melissa Carter

Melissa found her love of fitness through running. She has competed in several races in the area including the Jim Bridger trail run. Running led to weight lifting where she trained and competed in the NPC bodybuilding competition. Melissa’s passion is fitness and wanting to help others which is what brought her to Les Mills. She is now an advanced instructor in Les Mills Body Pump as well as CXWORX™, SPRINT and GRIT.

Lani Deibert

Lani Deibert’s appreciation of sport and fitness started at a young age while attempting to keep pace with her older brother. Lani earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska, where she was a NCAA Division I track and field athlete. She then earned a DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University and is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to teaching group fitness classes at Epic, Lani is a practicing dentist and amateur baker. Lani’s interests include training for horribly long mountain running races, skiing deep pow, and perfecting the perfect layer cake.

Dylan Gillespie

Dylan Gillespie, grew up with a passion for exercise in all forms. He found the sport of triathlon in 2009 which lead to him joining the swim team his sophomore year, breaking high school swim records in the 50-yard freestyle. Dylan continues racing triathlon competitively while looking to find his greatest potential in the sport. Dylan is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been coaching endurance athletes since 2011. Dylan is a gifted bike mechanic and formerly worked as a volunteer firefighter.