to meet you.

hi, i'm Nate.

i'm your trainer match!

hi, i'm Nate.

i'm your trainer match!


"Personal Training is about achieving goals; and doing so safely, sanely, and efficiently. It all begins with helping my clients appreciate the things they CAN do instead of focusing on the things they can't. "

my specialties.


I apply all my creativity, attention, and knowledge to client problems.  I had the highest client satisfaction ratings in all of Happy Human in 2020!  It helps to have awesome clients!

Necks and Backs

I have many years experience helping people with neck and/or back challenges.  I used to work in a clinic specializing in neck and back trouble.

Improve Performance

Jump higher, keep up with grand kids, go on long hikes, improve your skiing resilience or your running endurance.  I’ve worked with athletes to optimize performance and the ‘everyday athlete’ to tackle the rigors of daily life.

Weight Training

If you’d like to learn how to train with weights I’d love to help.  We can work with your equipment or train with me in my private studio in South Minneapolis.


I have been fully vaccinated against Covid.  Also I survived Covid so I’m doubly protected.  And all Happy Human trainers have been educated on Covid safety practices.

my credentials.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Master's in Kinesiology (the study of functional human movement)

CPR Certified


3 Years working in Neck and Back Clinic

7+ yrs experience in the Fitness Industry

Clean Background Check

Easy automatic payments.  We charge your card every two weeks.  Cancel anytime.  

Try 3 Sessions with No Financial Risk


“I very much enjoying working with Nate! He is incredible with his knowledge and ability to explain the science, the right way, the wrong way, and why there is difference. I also appreciate the time he takes in preparing for sessions by mixing up work-outs and tailoring to my needs. He’s a gem!”


Prefer Paypal?

Use your Paypal balance, use Paypal Credit, or pay with a bank associated to your Paypal account.

Note: The subscription below is for 2x/week.  Please let us know ( if you prefer a different frequency.

the fine print.

We think you are going to love working with Happy Human.  And we know that it can daunting to sign up for a program before you’ve met your trainer in person.  So cancel anytime before your 4th session.  You’ll get a FULL refund of all payments to that point.  No questions asked.  No messing around.  No kidding.

  • Personal training sessions – with one of the finest personal trainers in the area.
  • Support – workout design and general support for days when you don’t meet with your trainer.
  • Lifestyle Coaching – If you’d like, we can help you set up the rest of your life support your new fitness habit.
  • Virtual Classes – All Happy Human clients, on any plan, get free access to our schedule of virtual classes.  This is $75 to $100 per month value!
You are paying for a regular weekly time (or a series of regular times).  Your trainer will get in touch with you to find a day and time that works for you.
Any major credit card. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

If you can’t meet at your regularly scheduled time, please contact your trainer. We may be able to reschedule. We cannot guarantee that there will be a slot available. But we will do our best!

You can get company credit for any cancelled sessions.

Cancel 24-hrs ahead of your regularly scheduled time.  Then fill out a quick online form to get your credit.   Your credit will automatically be applied to your next payment.

No problem!  Just let us or your trainer know you’d like to pause your plan until you return.

Yes! We love working with 2-person teams. It’s just $10 more per session as it does make for extra planning time for the trainer. Please select training with a partner as an ‘add-on’ when you checkout.

Your card will be charged on the first Monday after you sign up.  Then it will be charged every other Monday.

Not at all. Just let us know if you decide to stop and we’ll cancel your payments.

get to know me.

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”


Prefer phone? Please call 612-810-0373.
We'd be happy to setup your plan via phone.