Our Team

Jeff picJeff Reinardy MS, CSCS     

Winona State University:  Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Director of Fitness

The 2009 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year, Jeff is in his 10th year at Winona State University as Strength and Conditioning/ Director of Fitness.  He is responsible for 10 Division II teams.  Previously he was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State University, an assistant at the University of Memphis, and an assistant at the US Olympic training center in Colorado.  Reinardy was part of two men’s basketball national championships in three appearances, numerous conference championships, and several individual national champions at both the Division I and II levels.  He also holds club coach and sports performance certifications through USA Weightlifting, and is the former ADFPA American Squat record holder in the148 weight class and four Minnesota state ADFPA championships.   Email Jeff


Scott Safe

Safe Strength Systems: Owner. Cannon Falls High School: Head Strength Coach

With more than 30 years of experience in weightlifting, coaching and business ownership under his belt, Scott Safe is the founder and owner of Safe Strength Training System.  The nation’s best school strength training system providing a scientifically proven program focused on power production to improve overall athletic performance.  Former state and nationally ranked powerlifting champion, Safe has 25 years of coaching experience.  Email Scott

Safe USA Founder

In 1986, Safe founded Safe USA, a world leader in hand crafted, custom made powerlifting belts and shoes, as well as weightlifting equipment.  His equipment has been utilized by countless college and professional football programs, along with many other Olympic and professional athletes.  He is also the co-creator of StrengthPro, a software program that allows strength training coaches to implement periodization precisely to each athlete’s abilities, so they are neither over or under trained.  StrengthPro is now utilized by coaches across the country to improve the performance of their teams.

Scott’s Coaching History:

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 instructor.
  • World’s Strongest Man competitor Karl Gillingham.
  • Multi-time world champion superheavyweight powerlifter Brad Gillingham.
  • Olympic hopeful and Division I champion thrower Karl Erickson.
  • Youth weightlifters from the small town of Cannon Falls, Minn., with many of them competing in Schoolage Nationals, Junior Nationals, American Open Weightlifting Championships.
  • His own children, including son Nate, a two-time All-American Division I offensive lineman at North Dakota State University, and daughter Cori, a two-time national weightlifting champion, USA Weightlifting Junior Squad member, and participant in the 2004 Olympic Weightlifting Trials.
  • Founded the Minnesota High School Weightlifting Association in 1998.
  • Launched in 2008 the Safe Weightlifting and Athletic Strength Center in Rochester, MN. A unique, high performance strength training center for athletes.
  • Safe has achieved the coaching certification of USA Weightlifting Senior Coach and Regional Coach, as well as certification as an International Sports Scientist Association (ISSA) Specialist in Sports Conditioning, and Specialist in Performance and Nutrition.



Josh Hofstedt

Safe USA: Owner . Cannon Falls High School: Head Football Coach

Josh is the head football coach at Cannon Falls High School, where he is also the strength & conditioning and weightlifting coach.  Josh is the owner and president of Safe USA, manufacturer of strength equipment.  Email Josh

Football Coaching:

2010- Current Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator Cannon Falls High School
2008-2009 Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator Cannon Falls High School
2004-2005 Varsity Football Assistant Cannon Falls High School
Linebackers Coach
Special Teams Coach
1998-2003 8th Grade Football Head Coach
1997 5th-6th Football Grade coach

Strength Training/Weightlifting:

2009- Current Strength Coach Cannon Falls High School
2008-2009 Strength Coach Cannon Falls High School
Coached Gold medalist/National Champion Weightlifter
Coached Bronze medalist Weightlifter
1998-2005 Assistant Strength Coach Cannon Falls High School

Track and Field:

2005 Head Girls Track Coach
High Jumper placed at MN State Track & Field Championship
2004 Head Girls Track Coach
Sub Section Team Runner up
Triple Jumper placed at MN State Track & Field Championship
Second participant in TJ at MN State Track & Field Championship
High Jumper placed at MN State Track & Field Championship
2003 Head Girls Track Coach
Sub Section Team Runner up-1st in School History
Triple Jumper placed at MN State Track and Field Championship
High Jumper placed at MN State Track and Field Championship
2002 Jr. High Girls Track Coach


  • National Federation of State High School Coaches Associations
  • Minnesota Coaching Education Program-MSHSL
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach



Scott Meier, CSCS

Farmington High School: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach / Physical Education Teacher

Scott is a Physical Education Teacher and is the head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Farmington High School.  As a weightlifting coach he coached several state championship teams, as well as numerous individual champions.

Scott is in his 15th year teaching Physical Education in Farmington, MN.  He spent ten years at the middle school level, before moving to the new Farmington High School in 2009. He has also been the head strength & conditioning coach during that time period, starting the program from scratch and turning it into one of the top programs in the state.  Prior to coming to Farmington, Scott started the strength & conditioning program at neighboring Lakeville High School and coached there for two years, while also working for Northwest Athletic Clubs as a personal trainer.  In his six years as a trainer Scott worked with athletes ranging from the middle school level to professionals.  He was also heavily involved in the highly successful marathon training programs, coaching hundreds runners for multiple marathons.  Email Scott

Coaching Stats:

  • Weightlifting
    • 40 Individual State Champions
    • 4 Team State Champions
    • 6 Team State Runners-up
    • 4 State Record Holders
  • Has prepared over 200 Farmington athletes to transition into college athletics.
  • Has helped develop conference, section and state champion athletes and teams at Farmington High School and Lakeville High School.
  • Is a USA Track & Field nationally ranked masters-level sprinter, and holds several state age-group records.