FOCUSED ON YOU
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS
Our coaches have spent time learning about the human body, nutrition planning, and inspiring others.
They work to support you, challenge you, and help you overcome obstacles in your journey to better health. They have the knowledge to modify workouts and nutrition plans to fit your needs, and help give you the results you're looking for! They truly care about your success, because at Fuse, we are a family!
Beware, our trainers are so great, they may even sing and dance to keep you entertained during class (although no training went into that part)!
MEGAN MILBERT TRIPICCHIO
B.A. Political Science, Masters in Education, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Board Member Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association, Hockey Coach for Upper Midwest High School Elite League
My Story: I played hockey at the U of MN and have been coaching since 2005. In college I received weight lifting instruction from some elite level strength coaches. From that experience I learned the difference between simply lifting and training for a purpose.
That's why I have a passion for training young athletes. I'm excited by the prospect of helping them achieve success, whether that is building muscle or improving transitional speed!
When it comes to adults, I am extremely empathetic. I get it. I'm a mom. The reason that I started working out at Fuse is probably the same as so many others have. Making fitness and wellness a priority is tough. We all have lives and commitments – but it’s doable, and I'm here to help.
Interesting Fact: I have an irrational fear of bears and one arm is shorter than the other (which is a deficit when fighting bears).
Family: I love spending time with my husband, Jason, and my sons, Gino and Mario.
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Kettlebell Coach, NSPA-Certified Speed and Agility Coach
My Story: I haven’t always been into fitness. In fact, I was working in sales and was technically obese until the age of 30 (back in 2008).
Then my life changed. I became a stay-at-home dad and realized that I was struggling to keep up with my two toddlers. I hired a Personal Trainer who helped me learn how to exercise and change my nutrition. I went from nearly 40% body fat to 10% within about two years!
I wanted to help others make the same kinds of changes. I am passionate about coaching adults and youth to transform their bodies as well as their mental approach to fitness.
For Fun: I love coaching my sons’ youth sports teams (baseball, football, basketball), serving on my local Little League board, hunting, and fishing.
Family: I’ve been married to my beautiful and much smarter wife, Erin, since 1999. We have 3 kids, Ray, Jack, and Kira.
B.A. Exercise Science, Level 1 U.S. Olympic Weightlifting certiﬁed, NCSF certiﬁed personal
trainer, NSPA certiﬁed athletic performance coach
My Story: I grew up playing hockey and baseball all the way through high school. I was fortunate enough to further my baseball career playing four years at Hamline University in St. Paul as a relief/closing pitcher. At Hamline, I was blessed with an internship opportunity with
the strength and conditioning coach there, which ultimately made me fall in love with the profession. I have been a “gym rat” since pretty much the age of sixteen, and went on to become a personal trainer for six years leading up to landing a job at Fuse and Pine Tar Academy! All of these experiences made me fall in love with the process of helping youth and high school athletes not only get ready for the next level, but also hopefully motivate them to make working out a lifestyle choice! When it comes to adults, I’ve spent years personal training a variety of age groups and see the beneﬁts not only aesthetically but also mobility wise. My love and passion for baseball and working out are my driving factors for not only helping people improve, but also prove to them they can achieve any goals they have set for themselves!
Interesting Fact: Might be a surprise to some of you, but I’ve never had a haircut before in my life. Been bald since six, baby!
B.A. Human Biology, Master in Occupational Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, NASM- Certified Personal Trainer
I ran cross country in high school and took a break when I went to college. Then in 2006 I signed up for my first marathon to have a goal to work towards and to see if I could actually do it. I quickly fell in love with running, 13 marathons and 2 ultras later I enjoy it as a pastime now. It wasn’t until 4 years ago that I was training for a hiking trip that I started lifting and doing HITT workouts. From there I started to notice changes in my strength and how it changed my mindset. I love taking a holistic approach to help people unlock their potential to feel confident, strong and create a healthy lifestyle.
Interesting Fact: I’ve traveled to 15 countries and still counting.
My Family: I love spending time with my fiancé Wayne and our cat Monkey.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH TRAINING
PTA GLOBAL certified personal trainer
& Bachelor’s Degree in Finance
My Story: I have always been into exercising and spend a lot of my extra time playing soccer. Matt happens to be my cousin, and when we talked about me turning my passions into a job, I jumped at the chance!
After interning and earning my personal trainer certification, I now get to help improve others lives, including our youth athletes where I focus on power, speed and agility training with them.
Interesting Fact: I love to cook. I may not be that good at it, but I really enjoy it.
Favorite Treat Food Food: McChicken!
My Life Motto: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Michael Scott
Family: I found a Gnome in my backyard the other day so I took him in.
B.S. in Homeland Security, M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Hockey Training Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, Nationally Registered EMT, SafeSport Certified
My Story: I have always loved hockey and had big dreams of combining my hobby with my passion for human performance. I have now been a trainer for 4 years and specialize in injury reduction and return to activity after injury in female athletes. I also simply love being a part of a person’s journey of self-improvement!
Other Nickname: Andy Cane (when I get sunburned)
Favorite Lift: Bent Over Barbell Row
Interesting Fact: I love everything about dancing, as long as I NEVER have to do it in front of people.
My Life Motto: Integrity First
Hobbies: I love Hockey, Music, Comedy, and spending time with my wife (not necessarily in that order)
My Family: Thank you to my wife, Melissa, and my parents for all their support.