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Health Coaching  

We offer time with a health coach to support habits and have accountability in your goals! Coaching sessions can help develop goals and strategies to overcome barriers and build support networks. As the journey progresses, you and your coach will assess your progress, set new goals, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles. Here are some possible areas of focus:

  • Exercise 

  • Nutrition 

  • Stress Management 

  • Sleep Health 

  • Or something else, based on your needs

Sign up today at the front desk! 

Please note: session fees will be charged for no-shows or cancellations not made 24 hours in advance.

Pricing: Single Sessions & Packages

Health Coach Pricing

4 Session Package: $80 Members / $125 Non-Members 
Session 1: 45 minute session 2-4: 30 minutes each

Single 30 minute session: 30 minute session-$25/ Members / $35 Non-Members

Health Coaching Registration


Youth Athletic Performance Training - Gold Standard Performance

Young athletes will learn and practice proper running mechanics, acceleration, deceleration, change of direction, plyometrics, and top end speed plus prehab exercises to help athletes reach their potential and be healthy for the next sport season. 
A coach from GOLD STANDARD PERFORMANCE (GSP) will be highly engaged and actively correct and teach athletes how to move their body in the correct way as well as create a fun and competitive environment.

Pricing: Full summer, monthly, and drop in rates available


Personal Training 

With Personal Training, you get a customized fitness program designed just for you and your health goals. Training helps maximize your work out time, learn correct form and technique, and relieve boredom by incorporating a variety of exercises.

Session fees will be charged for no-shows or cancellations not made 24 hours in advance.

Pricing: Single Sessions & Packages

Personal Training Member/Non-Member <> 1 Hour Sessions

Single Session – $55 Members/ $60 Non-Members
4 Session Package – $200 Members/ $220 Non-Members
8 Session Package – $360  Members/ $400 Non-Members
12 Session Package – $480 Members/ $540 Non-Members




Personal Training Member/Non Member <> ½ Hour Sessions

Single Session – $40 for Members/ $45 Non-Members
4 Session Package – $120 Members/ $140 Non-Members
8 Session Package – $200 Members/ $240 Non-Members

Customized Four Week Training Plan

Have one of our trainers write a customized four week workout plan for you! This option will give you a personalized workout without one-on-one coaching in the gym.

$85 Members/ $100 Non-Members

Customized Four Week Training Plan

Our Team

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


Jessica Faber

Personal Trainer

Jessica grew up in Oregon. She obtained her Bachelors of Science at BYU-Idaho where she played college tennis and developed a passion for weight lifting and all things fitness. As she married and her family grew, she enjoyed various types of fitness activities to stay healthy; some of her favorites include weightlifting and boot camp style workouts, as well as outdoor activities like biking, camping, skiing, boating, hiking and hunting.

Jessica lives in the Brainerd Lakes Area with her husband, Nolan, and 5 busy and active children. She loves motivating people to make changes for healthier living. She has been teaching fitness classes since 2018 and has been a personal trainer since 2019.

She obtained her Personal Training Certification through NETA and enjoys training in groups as well as one on one to help clients meet their fitness goals.


Julie Helsene

RRCA Level 1 Running Coach

Julie grew up in a very active family and played sports through high school.  She chose not to participate in sports in college, and started running instead.  Besides running, she started going to group fitness classes and fell in love with the world of exercise, nutrition and wellness.  Julie joined the Brainerd Family YMCA in 2008, after having her second baby.  As a stay at home mom, she was looking for an outlet for her kids, and herself.  Over the past few years, she has become involved with group fitness, special events and has recently launched the Brainerd Family YMCA Running Club.

Find your niche. Julie believes exercise should be enjoyable, a stress release for many.  Try a variety of classes, or workouts, and go with what makes YOU happy.  For her, it's running and yoga sculpt.  Running has become her ‘meditation’ time.

Julie enjoys being outside with her husband, Chris, and three kids, Evi (17), Tim (6), and Joey (4).  They like to go camping and explore new areas, boating, fishing, biking, hunting and downhill skiing.

“If you change nothing, nothing will change.”

Abby Huck

NBC-HWC Certified Health Coach


Abby has a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion & Wellness from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She has worked in corporate and community wellness for the past 10 years and has been a health coach since 2017. She obtained her National Health coach Certification through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching in 2023. Abby enjoys building relationships and encouraging others in their wellness goals, collaborating on small, attainable changes that produce big results. 

Abby enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dogs. It’s always a good day when she can get outside and go for a hike, play some tennis, or go camping.