Laurie Bushlack is a part owner and instructor/trainer at BRX Fitness. Having trained for many years in dance (including intensive study at the Gus Giordano Center) and musical theater, she parlayed her interest in the anatomy of movement into a role as a fitness instructor starting in 1987. Even so, continuing involvement in the dance arts came through creating choreography in the Miss America pageant system at the state-level over 20 years. A certified group fitness instructor, Laurie is certified in Yoga through Yogafit, is a KBC Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor, is Stott Pilates trained in Mat and Reformer, and is in the upper belt levels as a current student of Tae Kwan Do. Laurie has been teaching Pilates and Yoga for over 4 years. Keeping workouts fresh with challenging variety and focusing on adaptation to individual client needs, Laurie's belief is that many modes of exercise can be complimentary and that the best of these can be tailored to each individual to achieve the ultimate in functional fitness.
Robin Burtzel is a part owner and instructor/trainer/coach at BRX Fitness. Her passion for fitness dates back to 1992 when she first began training. In 1994 she turned that passion into a career when she certified as an instructor and began teaching/training at a YMCA in New Hope, MN, and she has never stopped learning. Robin's vision has always been to someday open her own fitness studio. With the opening of Prior Lake, MN based BODY ROX in December 2007, her vision has been realized. Robin feels blessed to be doing what she loves as a career. Certifications and experience: CrossFit Level 1, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor, Kettle Bell Concepts instructor, TRX and TRX Ripped instructor, Stott Pilates trained in Mat and Reformer, Yogafit instructor, Barre, Schwinn Spinning and Keiser Cycling certified.
Michele Young is a passionate Zumba and BUTI Yoga instructor who will shake up your fitness routine with motivating music and spicy dance moves. Her goal is to provide a fun and effective workout that will leave you feeling healthier in mind, body, and spirit.
Mary Mullett's main physical activity has been running for over 30 years. Knowing that she was getting increasingly inflexible, she decided to try yoga in 2008. One particular instructor sparked her interest and attendance in a weekly yoga class began. After 6 months of doing yoga, she also discovered that a chronic neck problem had disappeared, which was not helped through other means. Wanting to learn more, she began investigating more yoga classes and began teacher training which was completed in 2011. Mary is a certified instructor through a 200-hour RYT Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training Program with Yogafit. She enjoys taking classes in many styles of yoga to include Kundalini, and Hatha and visits many different studios around town to deepen her practice. All has helped her to slow down and enjoy the present moment. She enjoys helping others discover what yoga can offer to include stress reduction, more mental clarity, elongated muscles and a strong powerful body. The breath work practiced in yoga can be brought into everyday life, to help us to de-stress and get through our hectic days. She recently completed Yoga Alliance approved coursework in Assisting and Adjusting and also in YIN yoga, with longer held poses which target our joints and connective tissue. Mary is thankful for the opportunity to teach at BRX fitness and share her passion for yoga with other yogis.
Therese Miller is excited to join the already "Fun-tastic" and energetic BRX fitness team! As a highly respected Twin Cities personal trainer, Therese brings over 34 years of experience as a group fitness instructor, and 13 years experience teaching Yoga and Pilates. Fitness has always been an important part of her life. After majoring in dance at the Cornish Institute of Arts in Seattle Washington, she went on to dance professionally in the United States, Bermuda, and Japan. She was first approached to teach aerobics during the Jane Fonda 80s, and later became ACE certified in 1989. Continuing to pursue her love of dance and movement, she expanded her education to include Pilates and Yoga; attaining certifications from both the Physical Mind Institute, and Polestar education. Therese wants her students to feel comfortable and safe, while still challenging their bodies to strengthen, stretch, and grow. Group classes containing students with a wide range of ability levels will still feel safely challenged through the use of technically sound movements and modifications; all culminating in a light-hearted and fun learning experience. Join us, get fit, and stay healthy with the great team here at BRX!
Jenni McCarter has been a Personal Trainer and Instructor at BRX since June of 2015. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2004 with a degree in Exercises Physiology and has been training and coaching ever since. In 2004, she found her calling when she started training for her Pilates Certification through PHI Pilates in Pittsburg, PA. She has several Pilates certifications including Mat, Reformer and Reformer for Endurance Athletes. Since 2004, her style of Pilates coaching has evolved and her training and passion continues. When she lived in Tennessee, she made weekly appearances on the local “Style Show” as the Fitness Specialist and has been recently published in Pilates Style Magazine. She is also a ACE certified personal trainer and has experience and certifications in Barre, TRX and Kettlebell. She is so excited about being a part of the highly credited and professional team at BRX! He motto is to surround yourself with people who will make you better, inside and out. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and enjoying the outdoors!
AMBER GORT HUSEVOLD
Amber Gort Husevold loves it when people find their glow, inside and out! Her goal as an instructor is to show you what your body is capable of doing. After all, the body achieves what the mind believes! She views the body as a temple and if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you. She is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle. Amber, her husband,and her energetic Australian Shepherd, always make time to prepare healthy meals and stay active! Life is hectic, but without your health, what do you have? As an instructor, Amber teaches a variety of formats including TRX, Buti Yoga, and XY. She also works in Human Resources for her full-time job. In Ambers spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, camping, and spending time with loved ones.
Denise Honigschmidt is thrilled to be working at BRX fitness. She has been with BRX for 6 years teaching Group Fitness and Personal Training. It all started for Denise when she went through the Stott Pilates Instructional Training, which opened the door to all kinds of passions like Kettlebell, Bootcamp, Trx, & Cross-training. Denise believes in trying it ALL when it comes to Fitness and "Keeping your body guessing by challenging your muscles and mind, and incorporating all avenues of fitness...that is when you will see results!" She currently lives in Prior Lake, with her husband and 6 children. She is certified in Trx/Ripped Trainer, Neta Group Fitness, and CPR certified and has extensive trainings in Bootcamp, Pilates, and Kettlebell. She can't wait to see you in Class soon!
Renee Golinvaux has been an Instructor/Trainer with BRX Fitness since January 2011. She's been involved in and had a love of athletics for as long as she can remember and decided to put her enthusiasm and energy to work in the fitness world. An avid cyclist, Renee loves the outdoors and enjoys participating in long distance rides, runs and hikes. Renee loves working with clients one on one and putting together fun, challenging classes for all fitness levels to enjoy, but her drive to be better comes from watching her clients accomplish more than they ever thought they could! Her Certifications include: Crossfit Level One Trainer, ACE (American Counsel on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor, Schwinn Certified Trainer, Tabata Bootcamp Certified Trainer, R.I.P.P.E.D. Trainer, Kettlebell Certified Trainer, TRX-RIP Trainer
Mary Gleason is an instructor at BRX Fitness. She has had 40 plus years of fitness involvement in her life that started when she could participate in group sports such as softball and soccer and continued with broomball after her college days. With her illustrious broomball days over she quickly moved into hockey (easier on the hamstrings) and coaching. Eventually a few years back Mary felt she was getting that "Squishy" body feeling. She discovered BRX fitness through Prior Lake's Community Education class offerings. Since she coached soccer and hockey she opted to try the 5:30am Bootcamp. A few years later there was a need for an early morning instructor. After some thought, she gave in to the pressure and became a NETA certified group fitness instructor and began teaching at BRX Fitness. She enjoys working out and helping others succeed with their goals. As for those taking one of her classes she warns: Expect hard work mixed in with fun, humor and a bit of quirkiness.
Steve Young brings a welcomed dose of testosterone to BRX. He is a certified Kettlebell and Bootcamp instructor who will turn your view of working out upside down. He uses a variety of exercises to provide an effective workout and enjoys encouraging clients to reach their potential.