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Snowbeast Performance employees smiling in a CrossFit gym in Essex Junction Vermont

Share Your Journey: Let's Find Your Path to Pain-Free Living

We know how many different ways you've tried to find a solution for your pain. We understand the frustration of feeling left behind on the adventures you love.


You deserve to do what you love. Injuries disrupt your routine and family life, and pain is costly in terms of time, energy, and money. It's lonely not being able to move with your people.

We want to hear your story. Schedule a call with us today and let us help you get back to the life you love.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Alex Denny provides expertise in rehab and in training for CrossFit, ski, and snowboard athletes

Alex Denny

Meet Alex

Dr. Alex Denny, the newest member of the Snowbeast team, brings a focus on training for outdoor sport and building a strong community. With a background in strength and conditioning, along with specialized training in orthopaedic physical therapy, Alex is your inside guide to getting you back outside.

Having played four years of lacrosse during his undergraduate studies at Castleton University and falling in love with the Green Mountains, Alex created a connection with the outdoor adventure community. He spent three years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Killington Mountain School, training elite snowsport athletes and coaching on the slopes.


Continuing to achieve success with a CSCS certification and a doctoral degree from Russell Sage College, Alex has developed extensive knowledge in Sports Medicine. He also completed an orthopaedic residency program at Arcadia University, and he crushed his specialty exam to become a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.

As an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, CrossFit athlete and coach (CF-L1), and outdoor sport enthusiast, Alex is highly motivated to keep the athletic and outdoor sports community active and healthy. His personal experiences combined with professional training provide him with an expert understanding of movement, performance, and rehabilitation.


With a passion for fostering an active and thriving community, Dr. Alex Denny is committed to helping individuals achieve their athletic goals and maintain overall well-being.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Stephen Burkert leads Snowbeast Performance for exceptional client outcomes

Stephen Burkert

Meet Stephen

Dr. Stephen Burkert is the owner and innovator of Snowbeast Performance. Steve has travelled across the country developing skills and systems for employers, colleagues, and patients. He has developed a complimentary and unique skill set to address mobility and performance needs with special focus on restoring balance physically and mentally.


Along with receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Steve is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.


"As a physical therapist, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to address every person specific to their needs and goals. Physical therapists have the ability to create lasting impact on the people they meet. While I travelled the country, I found needs in every community, and found ambition and satisfaction to address all people individually. Being in the position to heal with my hands, and help people gain the lives they want, has been a rewarding and exceptional adventure."

Steve has found delight in working with many different populations. He enjoys working with an active population that wants to move, feel, and live better. He believes fresh air and sunshine are important for healthy living, and he is motivated to help people return to year round outdoor activity.

Along with working with active and health conscious clients, Steve also has a special interest in those with concussion, vestibular disorder, and chronic pain.

Friendly photo of our administrative assistant who helps deliver an excellent experience to our athletes

Ashleigh Angle

Meet Ashleigh

Ashleigh Angle, our dedicated administrative assistant, plays a primary role in community building and strengthening relationships. She makes sure connecting with us is easy, fun, and effective. With responsibilities in every part of Snowbeast Performance, she's awesome with social media management, content creation, blog writing, video editing, newsletter production, client engagement, and serving as the friendly face at the front desk. Her endless enthusiasm adds a vibrant dynamic to the Snowbeast team.

Ashleigh's expertise travels beyond administrative tasks, as she brings expanding and advancing knowledge of sports and nutrition to the clinic. She recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is enrolled to complete her Masters in Dietetics in 2025.

She is a competitive CrossFit athlete and holds a Level 1 trainer certificate. She coaches Kids CrossFit, and everyday is a training day when prioritizing workouts and rest. Try to keep up as she starts leading workshops, coaching classes, and running events hosted by Snowbeast Performance.

Ashleigh’s passion is nutrition, and she is committed to assisting athletes not only by connecting them with their expert providers, but also by offering invaluable nutrition guidance to support their well-being.

Ashleigh believes in challenging and improving traditional healthcare practices, ensuring that each client feels truly valued, respected, and understood. By advocating for the integration of nutrition into physical therapy, she recognizes that holistic wellness encompasses both external and internal aspects of health. Ashleigh finds Snowbeast Performance fulfilling as it enables her to deliver on her commitment to prioritize the well-being of every client and make a meaningful difference in their lives.

With her unwavering dedication to community, relationships, and nutrition, Ashleigh consistently strives to enhance the health and fitness of those she serves.

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