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Gunelson Fitness & Nutrition
Brigitt Gunelson BS, CA, NFPT-CPT
"Working out with Brigitt is a highlight of my week! It's great to be able to do something good for myself and not have to worry about who's going to watch my kids. I can bring them with me and know that they are okay while still focusing on my workout. They love being with her too! Brigitt has such a positive energy and she motivates by making me feel great about myself, keeping the workouts exciting by varying the exercises and activities, and by reinforcing all of my accomplishments, however big or small. Her private home studio is very comfortable and welcoming, not cold and intimidating like some gyms, and the personal attention is invaluable! Thanks Brigitt, for creating such a warm, validating space for woman and their kids!"
-Kristin S., Hopkins, MN
"When I worked with Brigitt, it was a joy to see how she empowered her clients to take charge of their health on all levels-body, mind and spirit. Brigitt is wise, intuitive and bursting with loving energy. She can help you transform your health...your life!"
-Marie B., Inver Grove, MN
"Brigitt helps me believe in myself while I approach my weight loss goals. She also has helped me recover strength and trust in myself."
-Emma D., Eden Prairie, MN
"Her compassion, her understanding and her down to earth knowledge of what it is to be human is what makes Brigitt a great trainer."
-Linda C., Eden Prairie, MN
"The individual instruction has helped me improve my form and build on my strengths. Brigitt is eager for her clients to achieve their goals no matter how big or small, and her attitude is very encouraging."
-Fran W., Bloomington, MN
"As my wedding day approached, Brigitt gave me the motivation I needed to look and feel my best." -Jennifer B., Fridley, MN
"It was wonderful having Brigitt as a personal trainer. She was very sensitive to my needs as a woman and was always THERE for me regarding the necessary motivation for continued training, fitness and weight management. Brigitt understood the multi-faceted demands and challenges involved with daily living. She was willing to work out our appointments in conjunction with my professional and family commitments. I love Brigitt's sensitivity, kindness and authenticity. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I was impressed with her training techniques that reflected a great respect and understanding for the care of the biomechanics of the human frame. Thank you Brigitt!"
-Dr. Tina S. Greenberg, Greenberg Chiropractic Care, St. Louis Park, MN
"Brigitt is a fabulous personal trainer. She is very knowledgeable and motivating. I have worked with other trainers and what makes Brigitt so exceptional is her compassion and understanding of your individual needs and goals. She keeps each session interesting, efficient and most importantly is extremely passionate about her work and the progress of her clients. Brigitt truly cares about each individual she trains and is superb at creating a work-out program to fit the physical and emotional needs of each client. Brigitt not only provides a great work-out, but she also welcomes children to her home gym which made working out with a newborn possible for me. This is a HUGE convenience and is also comforting to know that not only am I in good hands, but my kids are as well."
-Jenn R., Independence, MN
"Brigitt provides me with excellent knowledge and training at each of my sessions. I am continually impressed with her level of professionalism and expertise in her field as I improve my level of fitness. Best of all, Brigitt helps me stay accountable and pushes me to the next level during my workouts. Thanks for helping me look and feel so good!!!"
-Crista C., Eden Prairie, MN
"Brigitt is a fabulous person and even more a positive, very motivating coach. I always felt empowered and encouraged when working out with her. She helped me become stronger than I ever thought I was and made every session challenging and fun."
-Angie K., Robbinsdale, MN
"I have had an incredible experience working with Brigitt. She is extremely knowledgable, motivating and passionate. Her experience combined with her unique approach to overall wellness makes her one of the best personal trainers available. She also takes alot of time to understand the indivitual needs of her clients to talor a program that can work for anyone. This shows in the results of each of her clients. I have tried for years to get motivated and change my lifestyle and really can attribute my transformation and successes to her. Each session was fun, interesting and tough! Her knowledge extends beyone exercise and nutrition to many other areas of Mind, Body and Spiritual Wellness. Seeing such great results and having such a positive atmosphere kept me motivated to continue making changes in other areas of my life."
-Sneha S., St. Louis Park, MN
"I was only 48 years old, but felt like I was 78. I came home from work every day and lay down for an hour or more because of terrible back pain. After 3 months with MATT, I lost 40lbs and regained the strength in my back. It was a miracle! After 10 years of back pain I was strong again. MATT modified all the exercises to fit me, not the other way around. Now I'm full on energy and back to being active and doing the things I love. It's great to be healthy again and enjoying life. Thanks MATT!!!" -Linda G. St. Louis Park, MN
I was one of MATT's first clients several years ago. He brought a new outlook on life to me. I was overweight and in my late 50's and he worked with me tirelessly to get a handle on my nutrition as he helped me become stronger. I will forever be grateful for his help.
-Mary M., Eden Prairie, MN
"I have been training with MATT for several years now. He knows a lot about how to increase muscle mass and lose body fat. MATT has pushed me past many plateaus and inspired me to stay disciplined and focused. Besides becoming built, I have lost 25 lbs. and continue to weight train several times a week."
-Mike W., St. Paul, MN
When I started training with Brigitt and Matt, I was overweight and scared. I didn't want to get a gym membership b/c I worried I'd be embarrassed. Their home gym and welcoming demeanor make me feel, for the first time in my life, comfortable working out. Matt and Brigitt are more than great trainers though. They are great people. They were with me through losing over 80lbs, through tears, through triumphs, through personal successes and failures. Every step of the way, they supported me. I began to look to the two of them for comfort. On days when I normally wouldn't want to work out, I looked forward to stepping away from all the stresses in my life and working with the two of them. In a year of working together there was never a single time I didn't walk out feeling better than when I arrived. The energy these two amazing people possess is contagious. If you want to feel better, look better, and become a better version of yourself-on the outside, of course, but also on the inside-Matt and Brigitt are the best in the business. They understand where you're coming from and they are willing to meet you where you are and challenge you to do things you never thought you could do. When I began with them, I could barely get through a workout without crying or getting light headed. Now, I'm 80lbs lighter and training for my first 5K run! I couldn't have done it without them! -Marcy T., Minneapolis, MN
I contacted Brigitt to tone up for my
upcoming wedding. Brigitt offered great workouts and motivation!
Through my workouts with Brigitt, I have a greater appreciation for the
strength and ability of my body. The best compliment I received at my
wedding, besides the many you look great, was “wow, look at your awesome
arm muscles”. Brigitt is definitely a trainer I will come back to over
-Michelle B., Minneapolis, MN
Brigitt is an ever-inspiring motivator that helped me stay on track
toward my fitness goals. The comfort and security to training in her
personal gym gave me the confidence to try harder and stick to the
workout. Brigitt not only knows the personal training side but also got
to know me on a personal level to help with what motivated me and what
my weaknesses were to help conquer them. Her individualized workouts
were tailored to me and she encouraged me to keep working, lifting more
weight and doing one more rep. Brigitt's enthusiasm about fitness
continues to stay with me. -Jill P., Minneapolis, MN
Brigitt and Matt are THE MOST AWESOME personal trainers in the Metro Area. They have so much
knowledge about fitness and nutrition and most of all they are so down to
earth, always there for you. I recommend Brigitt and Matt's services to anyone who wants to get in shape and learn more about fitness.
-Marie S., Minneapolis, MN
"I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I
would not be where I am today without Brigitt and Matt Gunelson. As
trainers, and as people, there are no two more reliable, trustworthy,
and caring individuals than these two. After initially meeting Brigitt
in 2007, it took me two years to hire her as a trainer (something I
should have done far earlier). In 2009 and 2010, with Matt and Brigitt
as my trainers, I lost nearly 100 lbs. They are counselors, trainers,
and friends. I would recommend them to anyone and credit much of my
success today to their work and partnership in my journey." -Marcy T., Chicago, IL
"Brigitt's approach to personal training is to
identify where the individual is at in their level of fitness and where
they want to go and why. She then guides them there in a way that is
challenging but doable. She spends the time to get to know her clients
and celebrates their successes. She mixes up the routines so they never
get redundant. I never in a million years thought I would be at the
level of weight training I am doing now and that I look forward to it
every week. I highly recommend Brigitt to anyone thinking about adding
weight training into their fitness routine or starting a fitness
routine. People like me that were intimidated by the concept of weight
training and the "t.v. personas" of personal trainers would especially
benefit from Brigitt's kind approach."
-Lori S., Golden Valley, MN
"Brigitt and her husband Matt have become
very important in my life. I hired Brigitt after 3 back spasms which
were incredibly debilitating. The doctors would only prescribe mind
numbing medication, or surgery. I joined the Marsh, and hired personal
trainers, only to receive further injuries to my back. I saw Brigitt’s
advertisement on craigslist and met her and decided to give it a try. I
have been back spasm free ever since. The training is personalized to
maximize my core, which prevents back problems. The work outs are
different every time I come, which makes if fun and interesting. I HATE
working out. Having them on the calendar encourages me to stay on task
and keeps me from back sliding. I am fit more than I have been in
years. I even brought my 15 year old son to train with her husband
Matt. He quickly discovered that my son’s gluts, and legs were more
than stiff, they were frozen due to not stretching after hockey
practices. Matt helped my son with his flexibility and upper body
strength to balance his physique. My son looks to Matt as a mentor and I
am very pleased that he has Matt as a friend. Working out with my son
has been invaluable to our relationship. I consider the Gunnelson’s to
be family members after all these years and I look forward to my
workouts and time with both of them. I give both of them my highest
-Jennifer M., Plymouth, MN
"I have been working out with Brigitt over the past
two years. I first hired Brigitt to help me look my best on my wedding
day-which she did. I received many compliments about how awesome my
arms looked in my strapless dress. I have continued with Brigitt after
the wedding. Through my workouts with Brigitt I have felt stronger and
more motivated. Brigitt is a great trainer as she understands weight
loss and all the emotional walls that come with it. She is very
knowledgeable in her field and I would highly recommended her as a
personal trainer." -Michelle K., Minneapolis, MN
“Brigitt and Matt provide an open, supportive and challenging
environment for their clients. I had great success with both Brigitt and
Matt and appreciate all of the support they gave me. Best of all, they
are conveniently located, privately owned and focus on a holistic
approach to health management.”
-Sneha B., Saint Louis Park, MN
“Brigitt is an AWESOME personal trainer. She is very flexible with her
time and programs. The workouts were tailored for me every step of the
way. As I got stronger, she challenged me more and even gave me tips on
my diet plus wrote out programs that I could do while traveling. She is
extremely personable - I felt like I was visiting a good friend, but by
the time I was done, I knew I had an efficient workout and that I would
most likely be sore! I (also) LOVED Matt's challenging workouts. He really took me to a different level."
-Karla J., Minneapolis, MN
"Mind, Body, Spirit - Home Fitness has recharged my spirit, healed some year-old muscle injuries, redeveloped my flexibility, given me new strength and helped me trim down in weight and inches. I came to Brigitt after 12 years of little exercise except for walking while on the job. Brigitt planned a program for me that has gradually helped me accomplish my goals to increase strength and bone density, renew energy and flexibility and live without pain and muscle restrictions. Brigitt has helped me review my diet, emphasizing the need for lean proteins to help build muscle as well as overall eating cleaner. She has given me easy ways to accomplish these guidelines. My success has brought my husband Jim to train with Brigitt's husband Matt. Jim is working with Matt to continue healing from a fall he experienced in early December 2011. Brigitt and Matt provide wonderful individual coaching in a comfortable, refreshing gym space in their home. They even have special "Kitty Power", meowing support and encouragement as you workout (only for those animal lovers and those not allergic)! My experience at Mind, Body, Spirit - Home Fitness has been LIFE-CHANGING! Each session I am renewed, refreshed and revitalized." -Susanne M., St. Louis Park, MN
“I have hired personal trainers before, and I have to tell you that Matt
is one of the most inspiring, compassionate and understanding men I
have EVER met in my life. He is so fun to work out with! His plans are
always creative; he will test your limits and bring you to new heights.
I decided to bring my son who was in hockey but had no flexibility or
balance with lower and upper body strength. Matt was able to improve
his flexibility 100% in a couple of months. Matt not only spends time
working out with you with 100% of his attention devoted to you every
minute, but after you work out he makes sure that you are properly
stretched out. This prevents injuries and getting to sore after your
work out. He is intuitive and will help get out muscle knots by
massage. In addition to this, he is just a great guy! Matt is fun to
be around, loving, giving and kind. I give Matt my highest personal
recommendation, both male and female clients. I wouldn't go ANYWHERE
-Jennifer M., Plymouth, MN
"Brigitt and Matt Gunelson, a wife/husband team of
personal trainers, are very warm, very open and caring people who put
more stock in your success than landing a new client. Here are six
reasons why I recommend Mind Body Spirit Home Fitness.
1. Intimidation-free. They have a really fantastic setup in their
basement, so you don't go into an icky gym surrounded by muscle heads or
skinny girls. It's just you and one of them. Or sometimes both! I love
not having to go to a big, booming place like Life Time or Bally’s. It's
comfortable, personal and free of distractions.
2. Personalization. They will help set up an approach specific to you
and your needs and goals, and then they adjust as your needs change.
They will consult on nutrition and food, if that is something you want.
Or just focus on working out, if that is preferred. Recently, they set
me up on a new eating plan (i refuse to say diet) that SEEMED crazy when
they proposed it, but it's really worked well for me.
3. Dues-free. You do *not* need a gym membership to work with them.
However, they do give "assignments" for things to do on the days you're
not training with them. But they are really creative about finding ways
for you to do those workouts - it doesn't have to be in a gym. I really
appreciate this because I'm much happier walking/running outside than on
4. Empathetic. One of the very best things about working with Brigitt,
is that she has a background in therapy and has been on her own
weight-loss track for the last few years. Not only does she help you
work out - but she helps you through the mental and emotional struggles
that come along with process. It makes for a very holistic experience -
addressing the mind and body. I've found it to be very nurturing.
5. No sales pressure. Once I toured Bally’s and was totally turned off
by the heavy sales tactics and pushy sales person. There is NOTHING
pushy about Brig. Or Matt. Nothing. They will push you in a WORKOUT, but
not with their sales tactics.
6. Bottomless depths of support. The motivation and support Brigitt and
Matt offer is priceless. I can reach out to them when I’m having weak
moments and they help boost me up to keep me on track. It's so helpful!
And because Brigitt has faced some of the same struggles, she relates to
you naturally and never looks down on you.
I have been very happy with the results I’ve been getting during my time
working with Brigitt and Matt I’m extremely grateful!"
-Betsy K., Minneapolis, MN
“Matt consistently challenged me each time I trained with him. He always
came up with creative routines to ensure that all of my muscles were
getting the best possible work out. And on top of the awesome work outs,
he also gave me tips and advice regarding my diet. Matt is my trusted
expert when it comes to fitness and food. The best part is that he is
really fun to be around and will joke around while you're working out so
you have fun while you exercise! Thanks Matt!! (:” -Karla J., Minneapolis, MN
“I have been stuck (on my own) at a (weight loss) plateau for awhile and now Matt has personally designed
me a nutrition plan to kick up my metabolism and he tailor made a work
out plan to build muscle and loose fat.
I love the fact that Matt uses a very holistic approach and uses food to fuel the body. Matt is very uplifting and motivating.
If you are looking to get to the next level of fitness or to break a
plateau I would highly recommend Matt at Mind, Body, Spirit Home
-Vicky L., Edina, MN
"Brigitt is an accomplished personal trainer and
coach. Over the years I have seen her blossom into a dynamic individual
with great personal integrity. Her dedication to what is right and true
has lead her through many paths to her current day. This experience is
passed on to her clients in small bite sized portions that never seem
preachy. Brigitt is well qualified to boost someones metabolism as much
as their emotional self. I highly recommend Brigitt for anyone." Jeff E., Burnsville, MN
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Gunelson Fitness & Nutrition
Brigitt Gunelson BS, CA, NFPT-CPT