For Brent, it is service to others that brings him the most joy. From his young days as an Eagle Scout to mentoring cancer survivors through the Livestrong rehab program, Brent truly understands the importance of lending a helping hand to others. Brent completed his undergraduate studies at Winona State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
“I am enthusiastic and excited whenever I teach because I get the opportunity to pass on what I have learned. Watching individuals learn and grow is incredibly rewarding. Wherever life has taken you, it is never too late to learn. Hope to see you in class!” –BB
Fred has been a personal trainer since 2012 and is also a group fitness instructor and health coach. Fred is currently certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise). Fred specializes in working with beginning exercisers who want to learn how to feel better and be better. Fred believes the key to feeling better and enjoying the benefits of life- long health and fitness is to move more. Fred can help clients achieve this goal by teaching them
Jen has been a personal trainer since 2007 and a group fitness instructor since 2012. Jen became interested in fitness when she underwent a lower back surgery in college and was told that she would always have back problems. Her reaction to this was to start regular strength training, and has, to date, never had any more back issues. Jen is currently certified through AFAA (Athletics & Fitness Association of America). Jen is great at finding ways of making workouts fun while challenging her clients to break through any barriers and overcoming plateaus. Jen has worked in the Livestrong rehab program for cancer survivors, and has had the opportunity to work with clients who have unique issues, such as artificial joints, stroke survivors, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and people in wheelchairs. Jen’s no nonsense style and eye for detail allows participants to safely reach their personal goals and change their lives for the better.
Jake is certified through NCSF (National Council on Strength & Fitness) and specializes in general strength training and working with those who are new to working out. Jake knows what it’s like starting a fitness routine from a beginner’s level. Jake discovered his passion for strength training after growing up obese and then losing weight while improving his strength and self-esteem. He believes it’s possible for anyone to find a sustainable and enjoyable form of physical activity that works for them. It just takes a little support and applicable knowledge from others to help them find it.
Laura first participated in group fitness as a college student at University of MN, and taught her first group fitness class in 2011 one day after completing her first marathon. In 2014 Laura completed her yoga teacher training and began leading 200-hour training, working 1:1 with yoga clients, and leading boot camp programs in Washington DC. Laura is passionate about identifying movement patterns, establishing and aligning posture, and encouraging movement with intention.
Mirna is an AFAA (Athletics & Fitness Association of America) certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and has been involved in the fitness area for 11 years. Her passion for exercise began when she started to gain weight, at that time she was looking at options for herself. She decided it was best to have personalized workouts created just for her. Mirna has been on both sides, as a training client and as a personal trainer so she understands how challenging lifestyle changes can be. She’s also aware of how important healthy habits are in our lives. Mirna helps others reach their goals by designing a special program for each individual while respecting their needs and abilities.
“I am truly blessed to be able to use my skills to encourage and empower people to start and maintain healthy habits!” –MHL