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Mary Tatge



ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

ISSA Exercise Therapy Certification

Red Cross Babysitter Instructor

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Red Cross Oxygen Instructor

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer

About Coach

I have always been active and busy. My greatest passion is swimming. I coordinate the swim program at the Faribault pools. I teach water aerobics, and balance/yoga board classes and I teach private swim lessons. I coach the Master's swim group for Faribault/Northfield. I train lifeguards and swim instructors and I teach CPR/AED/First Aid at local businesses. In order to be a better instructor, I decided to get my Personal Trainer Certification and Exercise Therapy Certification. I have worked with people using the pool for rehab as well as an exercise program for athletes.

Turning Point

I have always worked out. Whether in the pool or the gym. I wanted to improve my swimming and strength training was one of the ways to do that. I tried different things, but none of it worked for me. One day a friend of mine, highly recommended Skopos. My eyes were opened to what functional fitness is. It is about having a positive impact on every aspect of my life. The hardest step was the first step. I am so thankful that I took that step – I haven’t quit stepping since!

Motivation & Passion

I love coaching and teaching. I like to help people discover things in themselves they didn’t know existed. I love the look that littles give me when they can put their face in the water or the look of determination on the face of an adult when they won't learn to swim. I love the laughter and community of the elders in my water aerobics classes, knowing this may be the only part of their day where they move and visit with others. I’ve loved watching the people at Skopos over the years become stronger both physically and emotionally and I want to be a better part of that.

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