Jason has been involved in endurance sport his entire life. Beginning this journey at ski, rowing and running races with his family he grew up to compete in swimming, cross country running, track and field, cross-country skiing, biathlon, rowing, triathlon, and sailing. This diverse sporting background gives him a unique perspective on your sport and fitness goals.
While racing at the College of St. Scholastica as a runner and cross-country skier he earned a degree in exercise physiology. He went on to complete his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota in Applied Kinesiology, specializing in sport and exercise science.
In addition to owning and operating Superior Performance since 2009, he has worked for USA Triathlon's high-performance department. There he helped prepare athletes for the London Olympic Games. He also served as the physiologist for the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Ski Team, coaching at two paralympic games, and worked with the USA Paratriathlon Team.
Jason is a certified coach through USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
Savannah began running at 13 and hasn't looked back. She brings a science-based approach to her clients, blending knowledge from a master's degree in exercise physiology from the College of St. Scholastica and multiple coaching certifications with her experience in the sport. She was a collegiate athlete in both cross-country running and track and field at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. At the core, Savannah is a Northern Minnesota lake girl who chased her love of running to an internship at the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes, CA and has qualified for The Boston Marathon three times.
Savannah has worked with runners from middle school to the professional level. She still loves racing, from small-town races like the Freeze Your Gizzard Run in International Falls in January, to world-class races like the Boston Marathon. Savannah loves doing the running leg of triathlons (swimming & biking aren't her thing) and has a shoe fetish, with roughly 50 pairs of running shoes!
Savannah is a certified coach through USA Track and Field, the Road Runners Club of America, and McMillian Endurance. She specializes in coaching runners on the road (5km-marathon) or track, and also enjoys working with youth runners and those looking to incorporate strength training into their endurance training routines.
St. Paul MN
Jen began running after college with the goal of running one marathon but hasn’t stopped. She has since completed 40 marathons and a 50K. Jen is still setting new PRs as a masters runner and recently ran a New York City Marathon qualifying time. Jen holds a master's degree in adult health and a doctorate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This education combined with her many years of running allows Jen to bring the science of running and injury prevention into her coaching.
Jen is a Boston qualified marathon runner with experience coaching runners of all levels from beginner to those aiming for Boston qualifying times. Jen enjoys working with other moms who are runners, like herself, sharing the understanding and determination of what it takes to train as a busy mom. She is certified as a run coach through Road Runners Association of America.
Certified Specialist Sports Dietitian (CSSD)
Studied Exercise Science at University Wisconsin – LaCrosse and Sports Nutrition Food and Nutrition from University of Utah.
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics --- Certified Health & Fitness Expert with American College of Sports Medicine.
Her husband grew up along the north shore of MN, and they always wanted to return. After 15 years of living, playing, working in Alaska, Utah, and Arizona – they settled into Duluth last fall. They have two youngsters, ages six and four.
During her years in UT and Alaska -- she worked with US Olympic Speed Skaters, Cross-Country Skiers during the 2002 & 2006 Games; athletes competing in ultra distance events across Alaska; the Alaska Triathlon Team; long-distance canoe racers, first time marathoners, and fitness gurus of all shapes & speeds.
She is personally invested in competitive events & adventures. Janelle, a Boston-qualified marathon runner, competed in 70.3 triathlons, ultra distance trail races, and more. She loves learning about new races, pursuits, and adventures.
Janelle has studied the science, participated in multiple training programs; and learned from the best. She can plan your training meals, strategize fuel on race day, solve digestive issues, and help you achieve your training and competition goals.