We demand the best from the Fleet Feet Running Club (FFRC) staff so they can demand the best from you. They hold certifications from the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council of Exercise, the International Sports Science Association, the National Academy of Speed and Explosion, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, and more. They are well-versed in human movement, exercise technique, program design, and nutrition. They help you safely reach your current goals and then appropriately set - and safely attain - higher goals. And they are experts at holding you accountable. We proudly present them to you below (in alphabetical order).
Brandi Barbre, Running Club Manager
Running Club Manager Brandi Barbre has more than a decade of experience coaching athletic performance, prescribing corrective exercise, and conducting metabolic testing. She has trained thousands of post-collegiate runners over a variety of distances, hundreds of school-aged runners, and dozens of professional athletes (18 NHLers, 11 NFLers, 7 MLBers, and 4 MLSers). Brandi has a Masters in Exercise Science from Southeast Missouri State University, has earned ACSM CPT, NSCA CSCS, and USAW Sports Performance Coach certifications, and is a marathoner (28 fulls; 32 halfs) and triathlete (2 70.3s), herself.
Amy is a UESCA Certified Running Coach with a background in Nursing. She is a long-time runner, having run everything from fun runs to marathons. She is passionate about making running fun and enjoyable while helping others crush their goals. Amy has also been a Girls on the Run coach since 2018 and enjoys being involved in the community. She is currently a Team Lead Outfitter at Fleet Feet Des Peres. Other than running and coaching, Amy enjoys traveling, biking, reading, and true-crime podcasts.
Mariana has a background in teaching group fitness since 2001. She is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. In 2004 that passion for group education moved into yoga and all the benefits that stretching and increased flexibility provides athletes. She is a Yoga Alliance of North America Certified RYT 200 Hour Yoga Instructor. She was a collegiate Volleyball and Water Polo player at Mount Holyoke College and post-college coached High School Volleyball in Minnesota. In addition to spending time at her lake house with her fur babies and husband, Mariana loves to meditate, travel, read, indoor cycle and make quilts. She is a transplant to St. Louis from Minnesota, moving here in 2012 for work and an opportunity to enjoy the “warm” Missouri winters. Since joining the Fleet Feet Team, Mariana has embraced the beginning stages of a love for running with training for short distance races.
Andy Koziatek, Coach
Andy Koziatek has a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and Activities and is a USATF Level 1 certified coach. Andy's coaching resume includes stints at Marquette, Lindbergh, and Windsor high schools and William Woods University. During his tenures his high school athletes won a State Championship and multiple Conference, District, and Sectional Championships. At William Woods he worked with several Conference Champion teams, multiple All-Americans, and a National Champion. An elite runner, himself, Andy has marathon and half marathon PRs of 2:30:02 and 1:12:02, respectively. Andy is ideally suited to managing Fleet Feet's running and racing club and coaching Fleet Feet's trail running training program.
Jodi is a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor who found adding a flexibility routine to marathon training helped her find more balance both on and off the mat. Jodi enjoys designing classes that develop physical strength and flexibility, while challenging students to bring more mental acuity to their practice, training, and life through awareness of breath. During the day, Jodi works at an area middle school as a speech-language pathologist. Off the yoga mat, Jodi enjoys traveling to dog shows, Chiefs football, baking sweet treats, reading, and all things summer.
Stacey is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor who currently holds the title of Team Lead Outfitter at Fleet Feet O'Fallon and Site Leader for The Big Run 5K Training Program. Stacey is a long time runner and a mother of two who found the connection and power necessary to train and complete the Grand Rapids Marathon by incorporating yoga into her daily routine. Stacey enjoys the positivity and strength found within Fleet Feet St. Louis' running community and focuses on balancing an emotional, mental, social and physical wellness routine.
Kristine graduated from The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis with her certificate in Massage Therapy in July 2017, and was licensed as a Massage therapist shortly thereafter. Since then, she has taken Ashiatsu massage and learned advanced Sports massage techniques while working with the athletes of the St. Louis Football Club. “The focus of my massage is whole person wellness- whether you've had a long stressful day, and need to relax (long, deep strokes), or if you're training for an Ironman and need extremely deep tissue (to work out muscle adhesions and trigger points), my focus will always be on your comfort and end goals. By focusing on getting your body back into homeostasis, I will help you achieve your goals and feel your best. I'm experienced in working with variety of clients, ranging from professional athletes to young adults and geriatric.”
Kathy is a retired PE/Health teacher who coached a variety of sports at the middle school level for 28 years. She made the career change to Fleet Feet St Louis 6 years ago after being an avid customer and has never been happier. She now was numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and one marathon under her belt. She calls Fleet Feet St. Louis her running family, creating new (family) members leading The Big Run 5K Training Program. She says "I am so grateful to have found this running family." We say, "We are grateful Kathy is here."
Brogan is an experienced fitness professional and will be joining us as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. In addition to his certifications from NASM and ACE, he also has a background in personal training as well as soccer coaching at both the youth and high school level. Outside of all things athletic, he enjoys playing chess, cooking, and playing with his Daschund, Otto. Brogan is excited to bring his abilities to the athletes of Fleet Feet and looks forward to helping fellow runners and non-runners alike reach their goals.