DEVELOPING STRONGER ATHLETES
TMJ Elite Fitness is an independent off-ice training facility, specific to hockey, with the versatility to provide sport-specific training for other athletes and sports as well. It is our mission to maximize the athletic potential within each individual and team, both physically and mentally. Workouts are designed to improve speed, strength, power, stamina, and sport-specific skills. During the process, it is our intention to strengthen the character of every athlete we have the opportunity to work with. At TMJ Elite Fitness, we believe ‘elite’ can be any athlete who desires more of themselves and any team that puts in the time and dedication required to get to the next level.
FOUNDERS: JOE AND MOLLEE TSCHOLL
Fitness and training, were passions of both Joe and Mollee Tscholl’s long before they met each other. Joe ran cross country and track for Buffalo High School and then continued at Mankato state where he received a B.A. in business and Leisure Planning and Management. Mollee played volleyball, basketball, and ran track for the Albert Lea Tigers, and then continued running competitively as a middle-distance runner for Concordia College in Moorhead, where she received her B.A. in biology.
Post college, Joe has played a variety of roles in the fitness industry over the past 20 years. In 2007, he married Mollee Ludtke and moved to Albert Lea, where he got the job at SNAP Fitness as it’s Albert Lea manager and head personal trainer. He and Mollee bought the Albert Lea franchise in 2016.
Mollee Tscholl went on to graduate school for Exercise Science after graduating from Concordia. She got her M.A. in 2006 from St. Cloud State University. She had the opportunity to coach here at her alma mater for 8 years, prior to meeting Joe and starting a family. She was an assistant for the Albert Lea girls track and field team from 2000- 2008; as well as coaching 5 years of A.L. 9th grade girls’ basketball, and 5 years of 7/8th and 9th grade A.L. girls’ volleyball.
While both Mollee and Joe have had some great successes in sports both individually and as part of the teams they were on; their greatest take-aways from those years of training and competition will be the core values they learned and the lifelong friendships they made along the way.