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Epic Athletics

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 Athletics, 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. With a decade of yoga practice experience, Joe is a USAC Level 3 Cycling Coach, Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certified yoga instructor, RealRyder Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, CyclingFusion Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor and CyclingFusion HeartZones Certified heart-rate based training instructor. 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.

Jackie Autio

Jackie Autio has always considered herself to be an athlete; from a very young age it was instilled upon her that leading a healthy and active lifestyle was of paramount importance. It was this innate passion within her, coupled with the desire to help and motivate others that propelled her into a life of fitness. Jackie is an AFPA-certified Group Fitness instructor, RYT200 certified yoga instructor and is MRF on the Barre certified.

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 Cade is a Certified Les Mills Instructor with extensive experience managing and running group fitness classes. Jen leads BODYPUMP™, CXWORX™, and LES MILLS SPRINT™ classes.

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a Certified Les Mills Instructor .

Aubrey Wall

Aubrey is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, coach, triathlete, and outdoors enthusiast. From age six to age nineteen, Aubrey was a competitive synchronized swimmer from the club to collegiate level. Aubrey competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba, Australia in 2016. Aubrey leads group exercise and indoor cycling classes at Epic Athletics.

Courtney Fitzpatrick

Since completing her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2012, Courtney has gone on to participate in over 800 hours of continuing yoga training, and in June of 2016 began pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at South College. Forever a student and teacher of healing and the human body, Courtney is most known for facilitating classes that give rise to the therapeutic potential of yoga. Through your experience in her classes, you will witness how she invites you to explore what it is your body needs in order to move and settle into more compassionate relationships.