Intro to Weights & Women on Weights

Personal Training

With personal training, you get a customized fitness program designed just for you and your health goals in any area you want to improve like sports, aquatics or overall fitness. This helps maximize work out time, learn correct form and technique, and relieve boredom by incorporating a variety of exercises!

YMCA Member Rates:
One 1-hour session: $45
3 or more 1-hour sessions: $40

YMCA Member Rates Fit for 2:
One 1-hour session: $65
3 or more 1-hour sessions: $60 (paid in full)


Lars Ronnevik

Lars Ronnevik

Personal Trainer

Lars grew up in Fergus Falls, MN, graduating in 2010. He attended Jamestown College and played football for 1 year. He then attended North Dakota State University and studied there before his wife was offered a job in Brainerd. Since moving to Brainerd 4 years ago he has lost the 45 pounds he put on after playing collegiate football. In losing that weight he fell in love with exercise and decided to get his Personal Training Certification (NETA). He is also a Certified Health Coach (ACE), Lifestyle coach, Certified TRX instructor, and helps out with various Bootcamp Style classes. 

Lars has two children, and he and his wife are expecting a 3rdchild in February, 2019. Some of Lars’ hobbies include reading, weight lifting, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. 

Brett Fredrickson

Brett Fredrickson

Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach

Brett grew up in Cass Lake, MN. Graduating high school in 2010. Went onto go to Bemidji State University where he got his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Minor in Human Performance and Coaching license for football in 2014. Brett’s passion for fitness started in high school after losing 60 pounds by changing his lifestyle.

After college, Brett worked for a weight management center in Park Rapids Mn for 3 years as an Exercise Physiologist and Weight Loss Counselor/Health Coach. He taught a few exercise classes and also started his personal training shortly before moving to Brainerd with his wife.

Brett is an ACE Certified Health Coach, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified Fitness Trainer, Teaches his Tuesday morning bootcamp and has multiple other certifications he is currently working on in his spare time. Brett is also in charge of the YMCA’s Youth Cardio and Fitness Training program.

Brett’s hobbies consist of spending time with his wife, their families and their dog Cooper.  Brett does multiple mud runs each year and enjoys watching his Minnesota sports teams.  And of course, lifting weights and being active.


602 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401



Mon-Fri     5:30am-9:45pm     

Sat           7:00am-4:00pm

Sun          11:00am-4:00pm