The Power Team of Fargo

Randy Martin

Manager, Strength & Conditioning
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Randy started his career at Sanford Health-Fargo in December 1999 as an Exercise Physiologist and in November 2008 he became the manager of the POWER program in Fargo, ND. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 1992 and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology-Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1994 where he was also a graduate assistant to the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Randy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Level I Club Coach through USA Weightlifting, holds a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification, and Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI Certified).

In his career, Randy has assisted athletes of all ages and abilities, work toward their fitness and athletic performance goals through hard work, dedication, commitment, training technique and programming.

Al Kraft

Lead Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Kraft_Al_WEB160x200Al Kraft is an Exercise Physiologist at Sanford Sports Medicine where he is a highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike. He has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to professional ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports.

Al received his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology through St. Cloud State University. He is also a certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Prior to that, he graduated from Concordia College with a double major in Exercise Science and English Writing. Also, Kraft is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) through the American College of Sports Medicine, and holds a FMS (Functional Movement Screen) certification.

Al has been in the Sports Medicine field for over 23 years and joined Sanford in August of 2000. Although prepared in numerous aspects of fitness and sports medicine, Al specializes in rehabilitation, corrective exercise, and performance enhancement.

Brett Beil

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Beil_Brett_WEB160x200Brett earned his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University where he was a sprint/middle distance athlete on the track and field team. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Sanford POWER since 2001. Brett currently trains athletes from ages 8 to 83 and has a particular interest in sprint training, Olympic lifting, and marathon preparation. He has trained numerous athletes who have won a state championship, broken a state track and field record, or had success in sport at the collegiate level. He resides in West Fargo with his wife, Jill, and their children Christian and Lauren.

Kendall Railing

Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Railing_Kendall_MUG_RGBKendall graduated from Valley City State University in 1993 and attended South Dakota State University from 1993 to 1995. He has over 20 years of experience in the Strength and Conditioning field. Kendall maintains certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (1997) and American College of Sports Medicine (2001). Previous certifications include USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach and Level 2 Endurance Coach and USA Weightlifting. Kendall and his wife Chaundra have 7 children and live in Fargo.

Mark Steichen

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Mark Steichen graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He interned at the Fargo Power Center in the spring of 2019 and later went on to intern with the University of Colorado’s football Strength and Conditioning department in the spring of 2020. Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach. Mark looks forward to this opportunity to get to work with athletes of all age and skill level to help put them in a better position to succeed in their sport.

Shane Perkins

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Shane earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2018 and his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University in May of 2020. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a National Weightlifting Coach (Level 3) certified through USA Weightlifting (USAW).

Shane was the President of the Weightlifting Club at Whitewater, leading the team to 3 consecutive State Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018. During that time, he also interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the Track and Field team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Upon graduating, Shane started an 8 month long internship at the University of Wisconsin, working with Men’s and Women’s basketball and hockey teams. In 2018, Shane began working with an Olympic Training Site for Northern Michigan University’s Olympic Weightlifting team as a Graduate Assistant Coach. In his second year, he took over as Interim Head Coach of the program and led the team to a University National Championship in 2020.

Jesse Koenig

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jesse earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Carroll University in 2017 and 2019. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer from NSCA. During his graduate studies, he worked with the Carroll University Swim and Dive team, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball. He also did a 3 month long internship with the Sacramento State Hornet football program to finish his Master’s.
Before he came to Sanford Power, he was a personal trainer for 2 years at the Wisconsin Athletic Club, where he trained just about every population who came in, from cancer survivors, high school athletes, adult athletes and everyone in between. After finishing his graduate studies he spent 2 years as an Assistant Sport Performance Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. There he was in charge of the Strength and Conditioning for: Men and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Wrestling and Gymnastics teams.

Chris Reindl

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2017 and his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University in May of 2020. He is an Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 certified coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW).

Chris was an assistant coach for the Olympic Weightlifting Club at Whitewater, helping the team to 2 consecutive State Championships in 2017 and 2018. He also interned as a strength and conditioning coach for the Track and Field team for 3 years at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Furthermore, Chris completed an internship with the Strength and Conditioning program at Whitewater. Also during his time at Whitewater, Chris completed another internship at NX Level Sports Performance in Waukesha, WI, working with a large variety of athletes, including beginner, as well as collegiate and professional athletes. In 2018, Chris began working with an Olympic Training Site for Northern Michigan University’s Olympic Weightlifting team as a Graduate Assistant Coach. In his second year, he assisted the program to a University National Championship in 2020.

Carter Blackwell

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Carter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) in 2021 and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. As an intern, Carter spent time in MSUM’s weight room with teams such as football, men/women’s basketball, track and field, women’s soccer, and women’s swimming and diving.

He also has spent time working at the high school level at Fargo North, where he taught basic techniques while lifting and how to properly perform Olympic lifts. Prior to joining Sanford POWER, Carter played college football at the University of North Dakota and MSUM. He was able to work closely with several Strength and Conditioning coaches and learned how to effectively structure a training session to maximize performance.

Kari Volk

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Kari earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Midland University in 2018 and her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska- Omaha in 2020. During her time at Midland University, Kari played 4 years of collegiate hockey and was an assistant captain for 3 of the 4 years. Kari trained at Sanford POWER for 7 years and interned there in the summer of 2016 and 2017. During her graduate studies, she interned at First Pick Performance in Omaha, Nebraska, and later went on to work there. She was a strength and conditioning coach at First Pick Performance for a year prior to being promoted to manager/ strength coach, where she spent the past 3 years prior to moving back to Fargo. Kari is excited to be back in Fargo and working where she grew up training!

Chris Musselman

Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Chris Musselman was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada as a multi-sport athlete. He attended the University of Nevada-Reno as a walk-on Football player. Chris and his wife Ro moved their family to Arizona in 2005 where his kids all competed in various HS sports. They were passionate about Athletic Performance and Strength and Conditioning; this is how Chris found himself immersed in the field. Chris obtained his USAW-1 certificate and is currently working toward future certifications. In 2007, Chris was able to pursue his life’s passion, strength, and human performance. He began working with junior high and high school student-athletes as the owner of Athletes in Motion, LLC. In 2009, he opened Poston Butte High School as an Asst. Football Coach and Health teacher while working with PBHS athletes in the evenings.

In 2015, Chris became a full-time Strength and Conditioning Head Coach, as well as opening another new High School. At Camille Casteel High School (7-12th grade), he created programs to ensure long term athletic development for all student-athletes. Chris coached and mentored 900+, 8th-12th grade student-athletes each year. With a large training focus on physical, mental, and competitive growth, Chris’s program has contributed to Casteel High School winning 22 State Championships over the past seven years. In 2020, Chris was awarded the NHSSCA state of AZ Coach of the year.