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Brianna Bernard

VIRTUAL TRAINING/NUTRITION COACH

I started training, as a client, at Bodies by Burgoon in 2014. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom to my one-year-old little boy (Tye), and after gaining 70 pounds during my pregnancy, my weight had escalated to 245 pounds. 

In August of 2013, I was standing in a grocery store check-out line with my son and picked up a copy of People Magazine’s, “How They Lost 100lbs” issue.  Inside, I found the story of Dawn Bryant, who was also from Minneapolis. She had hired Jason Burgoon as her personal trainer the year prior, and he helped her lose 130 pounds. I thought - if this gym and this man could have such a profound impact on this woman’s life and health…then maybe he can help me, too. So I made the call. I began training three days per week - and one year later, I had lost 100 pounds. It changed my life in EVERY WAY. It changed my relationship with food and exercise. It changed the way I feel about myself. It changed the way I parent my child. It gave me the courage and confidence to leave a marriage that was no longer serving me and become a single, working mom. It introduced me to competitive powerlifting  and the physical strength I found in that sport spilled over into every other area of my life. And it inspired me to become a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and help others define what strong means to them, in a gym with no mirrors or clocks. I lead the company’s nutrition coaching and virtual training programs, and have clients all over the WORLD.

In June 2018, I was featured in People Magazine’s, “How They Lost 100lbs” issue and in Fitness Magazine. My story also appeared on Good Morning America, PeopleTVInside Edition, Extra, Pop Sugar, MSN, Working Mother, and MyFitnessPal.

My mission is arming parents and educators with tools and approaches to help them teach our youngest generations about healthy relationships with food and exercise. If we can help adults lead by example, we can set children up for a lifetime of heathy habits and success, in and outside of the classroom. My goal is to build meaningful relationships and work together with families and educators to inspire health in our homes, schools and communities — ultimately raising money to help school districts fund healthier cafeteria and vending machine options, refurbish playground and gym equipment, and provide more opportunities for kids to move and exercise throughout the day. 

In addition to her fitness career, Brianna does modeling and features her favorite health and wellness products online.