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About Von

I help my clients feel great and look it too. I specialize in weight loss, pain reduction, and improving your fitness and nutrition. 

I provide automated nutrition coaching (Precision Nutrition Certified) to help with your physique and nutrition goals if you want to lose weight, gain some muscle, or tone up. 

If you are interested in burning fat, gaining some muscle, or sports performance, I provide individualized programming (even with group settings) to make sure your programming fits your needs. I go through a thorough assessment and consultation to make sure I understand exactly what you want, need, and where you are coming from. That's why I offer a free consultation and assessment.

Ever had any hip, back, neck, shoulder, or knee irritation or pain? If so, you've found the right trainer. I use the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), and Movement Systems Impairment Syndromes (MSIS) methodologies.

My job is to understand you and that's what I will do if we train together. I invite you to come on in for a free consultation and assessment. Let's hit your goals!

My favorite client story

I had a client who came in with two back surgeries, carried more weight than she liked, and was feeling sluggish. In exactly 6 months, Cara lost 45 pounds, had more energy, looked great, and was feeling good in the back area. The cool thing is that Cara simply followed the plan and trained consistently. Simple training and nutrition work equals powerful results!

My favorite exercise

My favorite exercises is any exercise which improves alignment, mobility, and movement or all three together!

My favorite quote

“If it is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.” Dan John

My training philosophy

Focus on the basics. This includes your posture, exercise technique, big basic compound movements, conditioning, recovery, and your nutrition. If you get all those in line, you'll hit your goals.

My training experience

Like my training philosophy says, I focus on the basics. I train 6 days a week with three days of strength training (focusing on the big basic compound exercises), do conditioning the other three days a week. A low body fat percentage is easy with consistent training and good nutrition.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Precision Nutrition Level 1


BA in Math

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors

2285 University Ave W

St Paul, MN 55114

No Gym Membership Needed!

Von's been my trainer for several months now and he is the real deal. He has the right mix of discipline and friendliness, and he's got to be the most knowledgeable person I've met when it comes to nutrition and exercise. When I'm doing a new workout, he makes sure I know exactly why I'm doing it—what benefits it will have and how we're going to track progress. The result is continual improvement and no plateaus. I have consistently lost fat and added muscle with Von. Highly recommend!

Andre S.

Over the years I have used a few different trainers. Von is the ONLY one I would recommend!! He is very personable, extremely knowledgeable, great teacher, listens to my needs and works well with me. He is very good at working the muscles in a way that shows great results but I was never sore from the workouts. He really watched my form so I was doing the exercises correctly and I would not have any injuries. When I pointed out a previous injury I had or a problem area I was concerned about he was creative with the exercises to work the muscles to improve or protect the problem area. I was so impressed with how the smaller muscles began to pop out and show definition over the course of time I worked out with him. I liked the training room we used because it was very small and personable as I don't like working out in large gyms with a lot of people. If you are looking for a great trainer.....Von is the BEST!!!

Shelly V.

Von was great, very thorough, very knowledgeable. Very easy to find him through FYT and book an appointment.

William L.

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