Gunelson Fitness & Nutrition

Testimonials Continued!

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 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 Gunelson’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 personal recommendation.” 
-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

“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

“As my wedding day approached, Brigitt gave me the motivation I needed to look and feel my best.”  -Jennifer B., Fridley, 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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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 a treadmill. 

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

“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 else.” -Jennifer M., Plymouth, MN

“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

“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