Health Coaching & Personal Training


Change is hard!  To give you the best chance on developing behaviors and skills to improve your health, you will first sit down with a Health Coach and use various techniques to develop your health vision and picture the person you want to be.  Next you will develop goals and strategies to overcome barriers and build support networks.  At the end of the first session, you will also review the basics and safety of exercise and learn how to use some of the equipment and weights in the fitness center to get you started, so make sure you are dressed for action!  From there, and at follow up appointments, you will assess your progress, set new goals, develop strategies to overcome obstacles and more.  Here are some possibilities: Information for those who are new to exercise, Strength (Resistance) Training, Cardiovascular Training, Group Exercise (land and water), Nutrition, Professional Support, Equipment and Program Orientations or something else, based on your needs.


All YMCA staff go through training to ensure that we LISTEN FIRST, so that we get to know you.  Health and Wellness staff are trained and committed to helping you meet your goals to improve your health.


Anyone who wants to Lose weight,  Improve their health and well-being, Find friends and support, Anyone wanting to take a basic health screening, Find out which group exercise classes would best meet their interests and learn how to get started, Learn how to use the different weight systems or cardio machines, Set health and well-being goals and have support along the way and HAVE FUN!

  • At the initial appointment, you and your Health Coach will develop your vision and goals, and teach you some basic tips to start exercising, so you can hit the ground running!
  • At your second appointment, you will assess your progress, learn how to build support and overcome obstacles, continue learning and build a plan right for you.
  • During your 3rd session, with new confidence and knowledge, you will make changes that last by looking forward to the next 3-6 months and strengthen your new tools and strategies

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Personal training with Sean, Jessica or Lars, you will get a customized fitness program designed just for you and your health goals in any area you want to improve. This helps maximize work out time, learn correct form and technique, and relieve boredom by incorporating a variety of exercises!

PERSONAL TRAINING YMCA Member 1 Hour Session Rates:

Single Session–$50

4 Session Package– $180

8 Session Package–$320

12 Session Package–$420

PERSONAL TRAINING Non-Member 1 Hour Session Rates

Single Session–$55

4 Session Package–$200

8 Session Package–$360

12 Session Package–$480

PERSONAL TRAINING Member/Non Member ½ Hour Session Rates

Single Session–$30/$35

4 Session Package–$100/140

8 Session Package–$200/280

12 Session Package–$300/420

Lars Ronnevik

Lars Ronnevik

Personal Trainer & ACE Health Coach

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 until 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, and Certified TRX Instructor.

Lars has three children with his wife, Molly. Some of Lars’ hobbies include reading, weight lifting, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Jessica Faber

Jessica Faber

Personal Trainer

Jessica grew up in Baker City, OR, graduating in 1999.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science at BYU-Idaho where she played tennis for 2 years and developed her passion for weight lifting and all things fitness. As her family grew, she enjoyed various types of fitness to stay healthy, some of her favorites included CrossFit and boot camp style workouts.

Jessica moved to the Brainerd Lakes Area 4 years ago with her husband, Nolan, and 4 children to be closer to their extended family. She loves motivating people to make changes for healthier living. She has been teaching fitness classes for the last 3 years.

She obtained her Personal Training Certification through NETA and also recently accepted a Group Training Specialist position. She is looking forward to working with clients one on one and training small groups to provide clients with more personalized results.


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