Katy Hall, MS, CSCS

General Manager and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

M.S., Exercise and Sports Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA
B.S., Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Certified Personal Trainer – NSCA
CPR/AED Certified

Katy Hall graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2013, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she immediately began the Kinesiology graduate program at UW. She completed her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science, with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology in December of 2016. Katy is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSCS. While attending UW, she competed for five years for the cowgirl’s track and field team primarily as a 60–meter and 100–meter hurdler. During her time as a Cowgirl, she was able to achieve honors on the track and in the classroom as both a Mountain West All Conference team member and Mountain West Scholar Athlete. Katy is excited to be a part of Altitude Fitness because she has a profound passion for training and conditioning because of her own personal experiences and wants to share that with others. Her passion for athletics is what drives her to help others achieve their goals.

Marten Baur, CPT

Certified Personal Trainer – ACE
CrossFit Level 1 – CrossFit
Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach – BioForce HRV
CPR/AED Certified

Marten is strength and conditioning coach with a passion for Olympic Weightlifting and optimizing human biomechanics. He is a certified personal trainer through the American Counsel of Exercise and has received certifications ranging from CrossFit level 1 trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach. He has also completed a 100 hour internship with USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame Coach Bob Takano, gaining a deeper understanding of the classical lifts, strength training, and program design. Marten’s interest in pain-free movement and performance optimization shows through his programming and coaching style. Originally from Lander, Wyoming, Marten moved to Laramie to pursue higher education. He is currently finishing two Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming. After graduation, he hopes to continue his education at physical therapy school. Marten is excited to teach what he is passionate about, and is proud to be a part of the Altitude Fitness team. He enjoys the opportunity to impact the health of the Laramie community and learn more about himself in the process. He enjoys outdoor activities (backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering), playing music, and training for weightlifting competitions.

Molly Vigen

Pilates Mat 1 – Balanced Body
Pilates Reformer 1 – Balanced Body
Certified Barre Instructor – Barre Forte
CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross

Originally from Alexandria, MN, Molly made her way west in 2014.  Relocating for her husband’s job brought her family from the plains of ND, to the mountains of WY. Together with their three boys,  the Vigens dove head first into life in the Rocky Mountain West- they took advantage of old hobbies, like skiing, but discovered new ones, too, like hiking and snowshoeing.  After playing basketball for the NDSU Bison, Molly became a student and eventual teacher of Pilates to further develop her strength and flexibility, while improving muscle tone and core strength both on the mat and with a reformer.  Molly is certified in Mat & Reformer Pilates as well as Barre. When she’s not teaching classes, Molly is busy cheering on her three boys on various sports fields and in life in general.  Beyond that, she loves cheering for the Wyoming Cowboys, spending time with family and friends, and making her way back to enjoy MN “lake life” with any free time to spare!  Molly loves spreading her love and knowledge of Pilates to all ages and abilities in Laramie, and lives by the quote, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Alleece Braman

Alleece is originally from Green River, WY and moved to Laramie to continue her education at UW. She currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Biology and is working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Health Promotion with a minor in Nutrition. Alleece is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and currently teaches “Ab Attack” classes at Altitude Fitness and Half Acre Gym. She is also FMS certified and has taught Fall Prevention classes at the Eppson Center. Alleece obviously has a true passion for health and fitness and her future plan is to obtain her PhD in either Exercise Science or Physical Therapy and conduct research. In her spare time, Alleece enjoys hiking, fly fishing, snowboarding, researching fad diets, and training new workout plan’s to see the body’s adaptations. Alleece is excited to be a part of Altitude Fitness because she enjoys meeting people who are passionate about health promotion.

 

Brittany LaPalme

Certified Zumba Instructor – Zumba
CPR/AED Certified

Brittany came to Laramie from Centennial, Colorado, to pursue a double Bachelor’s Degree in  Music Education and Music Performance from the University of Wyoming. She is joining to Altitude Fitness family to teach Zumba® classes and share her powerful transformation and passion with our community.  In 2015, Brittany weighed 214 pounds, and was considered obese for her height. She lacked self-confidence and struggled with her body image and identity. Wanting to turn her life around, she began running every day.  After some time, she tried a Zumba® class at the University, and was instantly hooked. Her journey of discovering self-confidence through exercise has lead to losing over 80 pounds, and becoming a certified Zumba® instructor!  When she isn’t helping others dance their way to health or pursuing scholastic achievements she pursues research in various fields of study including; diet, fitness, physiology, international news, and the bible. Brittany is excited to join the AF team because “As a Zumba® coach at Altitude, I am looking forward to building a sense of community and empowerment. Seeing individuals meet personal goals and be excited to come to class is rewarding for everyone. I am hoping that my fitness testimony and passion for what I do can inspire those who are seeking to better their confidence, body-image, identity, and fitness. I can’t wait to dance this journey with everyone!”

Hailey Wilkinson

CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross

From Jackson, Wyoming, Hailey recently came to Laramie to pursue a degree in Kinesiology & Health Promotion with a minor in Physiology.  She is also working towards her Mat Pilates certification through the Body Arts and Science International Pilates School (BASI). An avid dancer in high school, Hailey discovered Pilates as she recovered from a spine injury her junior year of high school.  Pilates greatly increased her body awareness and strength, helping her fully recover from 2 herniated discs with no recurring pain! When she isn’t studying or doing pilates, she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, playing with her dog and listening to podcasts.  Hailey is excited to join the AF team because “I love to surround myself with others that have similar interests in health and wellbeing. I am looking forward to learning from other members of the AF team.”

Jared Nelson, CFT

Certified Fitness Trainer – ISSA
CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross

 

Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Jared came to Laramie, Wyoming to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Wyoming.  He enjoys living a fitness-based lifestyle, with a focus on training calistenthics and compound weightlifting. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, skimboarding, and swimming.  In the future he intends to expand his knowledge as a strength and conditioning coach, and maintains a constant goal of physically improving himself and becoming the most capable, functional athlete that he can be.  Jared is excited to be a part of the AF team because “I’m excited to be a part of such a well-rounded fitness community, where I can share my knowledge and help others to reach their physical potential. I look forward to bettering myself as both a coach and an athlete.”  

Connie Currie, EdD, MA, CMT

C.M.T. – Certified Massage Therapist
BA – English – University of Wyoming
BS – Education – University of Wyoming
MA – English – University of Wyoming
EdD – Literacy Education – Washington State University

Connie Currie came to Laramie in 1972 to attend the University of Wyoming, where she completed multiple degree programs including a Masters Degree in English, and an Educational Doctorate in Literacy Education.  She has also been practicing yoga for over 25 years, 20 of which she has spent teaching yoga. In addition to coaching Yoga at Altitude Fitness, Connie also provides Massage Therapy at the Spine & Injury Clinic. When she isn’t healing others, Connie enjoys cultivating an amazing garden, and making embroidered tapestries.  She is also a consummate poet, and has written 3 books. She hopes to eventually switch to writing full time and feed herself from her garden. Connie is excited to be a part of the Altitude Fitness team because of “The friendliness and compassion all my co-workers show.”

Amy Miller

CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
B.A., Health and Communications

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Amy and her family moved to Laramie for her husband’s career. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Communications from the University of New Mexico, where she was a scholarship athlete playing softball. Amy, her husband, and her two boys live a healthy and active lifestyle outside of Altitude Fitness-doing things like baseball, football, and basketball in their free time. She has over 10+ years of fitness related experience, has completed 4 half-marathons, and believes that anything can be achieved through hard work, consistency, and the ability to stay positive and on track in times of adversity. Amy is excited to share her passion for fitness with the AF members and community, helping to inspire and lead others towards a love for fitness and a desire to be the best that they can be.

 

Tristan White

B.S., in Kinesiology
CPR Certified
CSCS (in progress)

From Riverton, Wyoming, Tristan came to Laramie to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at the University of Wyoming. He loves fitness and prioritizes a healthy lifestyle, enjoying any activity at the gym from weight training, crossfit, plyo’s and even some cardio. Outside of the gym, Tristan spends the majority of his time outdoors- doing activities like fishing, paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. He intends in the future to pursue a Master’s in strength and conditioning, and this 2019 will be helping train athletes on the UW football team.Tristan is excited for the opportunity to begin his strength and conditioning career at this incredible facility with friendly staff, he believes AF will provide him with the necessary guidance and opportunity to coach efficient classes and programs to better serve the community of Laramie. 

 

Jackson Haen

Certified Personal Trainer- ACE
NPC Classic Physique Competitor
CPR/AED Certified

Coach Jackson Haen hails from Golden, Colorado, originally coming to Laramie to play football for the University of Wyoming. Jackson will graduate in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in petroleum engineering but devotes much of his time and possibly his future endeavors towards helping others in fitness and training. Outside of school and Altitude Fitness, Jackson enjoys the outdoors and activities such as hunting and fishing, as well as putting time into bodybuilding competitions and training himself to reach new heights. He is excited to be a part of the AF team because he believes it is more than a gym, but a community where members get to know one another and hold each other accountable. Jackson himself has been through major physical trials and changes, in his own words saying, “The major changes I made in myself motivated me to become a certified personal trainer so that I could help others to reinvent themselves.” 

 

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