Epic Fitness Center

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.

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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.

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.

Emily Danza

Emily Danza was born in Italy, in the shadow of the Matterhorn. She speaks English, Italian, and French and holds a BS in Physiological Psychology from Montana State University and a MA in Sports and Performance Psychology for the University of Denver. A former BSF Coach, she most recently coached the Eldora Mountain Ski Team based out of Boulder, Colorado. A talented athlete herself, Emily was on the Italian Development Team and MSU NCAA Ski Team. Taking her own athletics somewhat more recreationally today, she enjoys mountain biking and semi-competitively participates in trail running events and half marathons.