Joseph Champa, RD, CSCS
HIT Program Director
Joe Champa is a Licensed, Registered Dietician (LRD) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from North Dakota State University.
As a knowledgeable expert in his field, Joe founded and became President of N.E.W Training in 2011. From day one, his goal has been to optimize people's health and wellness. Joe is particularly passionate about reducing obesity levels among both adults and children. He continuously researches and employs the most cutting-edge strength and conditioning techniques to ensure optimal results for all of his clients and athletes. Notable career influences are two research gurus: Brad Schoenfeld (Ph.D. and hypertrophy expert) and Bret Contreras (a glute training specialist and hip-thruster promoter).
In 2012, Joe implemented the HIT (High Intensity Training) program for elite athletes. In his own words, “The HIT program is multi-faceted. It is not only a strength and conditioning program, but a character development program. We strive to develop a champion’s mindset.”
Joe has trained and conditioned many high school athletes who hope to achieve success in collegiate level athletics. Joe's own background of competitive sports has enhanced his training abilities, enabling many young athletes to springboard to the next level of competition. Joe has been the strength and conditioning coach for the Dickinson Hockey Club, Wibaux Longhorns, and the Killdeer Cowboys. He continues to utilize his knowledge and experience to improve strength and conditioning programs throughout the region.
Joe has a love for Southwest North Dakota and Eastern Montana and the students and athletes who live and play here. He is a Dickinson native and a 2005 graduate of Trinity High School. He is excited about his current training sessions and is looking forward to upcoming trainings in the area!
Yianna Nadeau, MS, CPT
HIT Strength and Conditioning Coach
Yianna Nadeau is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and HIT strength and conditioning coach. She received her Master of Science in Education in Sports Performance and Leadership from Northern State University. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Dickinson State University.
Yianna began her career in athletic performance as a collegiate basketball player for the Casper College Thunderbirds and the Dickinson State Blue Hawks. After receiving her master’s degree, she became a member of the HIT team in the summer of 2017. Her mission is to help as many people as possible to live a happier and healthier life. “I want to help as many athletes as I possibly can by instilling a positive mindset in their everyday life.”
Yianna was born and raised in Portland, OR where she played high school sports and AAU basketball. Yianna is also the Head Freshman Girls Basketball Coach for the Dickinson High School Midgets.
Ph: (503) 449-4457
Ashley Jelly is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and has a Bachelor Degree of Physical Education and Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching from Dickinson State University. Ashley is the Elementary PE Teacher in Killdeer and assistant coach of the Killdeer Girls Varsity Basketball.
In the summer of 2017, Ashley began working as a coach for the HIT Program in Killdeer. “Coming from a coaching standpoint, I have seen incredible strides in our athletes and their strength because of the HIT Program. The HIT Program embodies the slogan “Powerful bodies, powerful minds” whole heartedly. It was evident that our players developed strong bodies and strong minds from the amount of confidence they gained from the HIT Program. We would not have made it to the State Championship Game without HIT.”
Ashley believes that everybody’s paths cross for a reason and she feels very fortunate to have crossed paths with the HIT Family. “Everyone is dedicated to helping each athlete reach their potential physically and mentally and I feel very lucky to be a part of this process.”
Ashley played several sports in High School but basketball has always been her passion. She was able to move onto the collegiate level with basketball at a Junior College in Colorado and then finished her career with a scholarship at Dickinson State University.
Ph: (575) 921-8201
Ashley Jelly, BS, CPT
HIT Strength and Conditioning Coach